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The Manifesto blog is full of insights, inspiration, and perspectives from the employees of Manifesto.

5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS

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5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS

Maybe it’s a cup of coffee? Maybe it’s a pair of lucky skinny jeans? Maybe it’s a disembodied rubber Batman head that rests at the base of your iMac to remind you of childhood, or … of what might happen to you if you miss a deadline? The truth is, we all have a few things we consider essential when it comes to our creative happy place. And so we ask the question, What are your creative essentials? Today, we feature an extremely talented artist and illustrator for Jolby & Friends, Brett Stenson.

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MANIFESTO NAMED #124 ON THE 2016 INC. 500 LIST

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MANIFESTO NAMED #124 ON THE 2016 INC. 500 LIST

Five years ago, to the low-lying rumble of a coffee shop, we opened our virtual doors—an agency founded on a singular mission: to tell the world what brands stand for.

No clients, no money. In a coffee shop. This is the way we describe the founding of Manifesto. It was an idea born out of conviction, opportunity and the nudge that life gives you to tackle your most daring dreams. Today, we’re thrilled to announce being named #124 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies In America: a milestone we could hardly imagine when we set off on our own.

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5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS

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5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS

Maybe it’s a cup of coffee? Maybe it’s a pair of lucky skinny jeans? Maybe it’s a disembodied rubber Batman head that rests at the base of your iMac to remind you of childhood, or … of what might happen to you if you miss a deadline? The truth is, we all have a few things we consider essential when it comes to our creative happy place. And so we ask the question, What are your creative essentials? This time, we asked our fearless creative director at large, Michael Verdine.

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TABLE FOR TEN ALUMNI NIGHT

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TABLE FOR TEN ALUMNI NIGHT

After nine inspirational Portland Table for Ten dinners, we invited our guests back for a Table For Ten Alumni Night. Our PDX studio served as the location for our Alumni Night Happy Hour, complete with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and sweets.

Our guests sipped on bottles of 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2014 Chardonnay, and 2013 Sangiovese generously gifted from Local boutique winery, D’Anu Wines. Located in SE Portland, D’Anu Wines only uses fruit from vineyards that are either LIVE certified or sustainable farmed.

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5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS

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5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS

Maybe it’s a cup of coffee? Maybe it’s a pair of lucky skinny jeans? Maybe it’s a disembodied rubber Batman head that rests at the base of your iMac to remind you of childhood, or … of what might happen to you if you miss a deadline? The truth is, we all have a few things we consider essential when it comes to our creative happy place. And so we begin a new series in honor of our 5 years in business, in which we ask creatives, visionaries and partners, What are your 5 creative essentials? First up, our inaugural employee and art director, Tyler Sanderson.

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FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING

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FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING

Lightning strikes can happen at the least likely moments - what does it take for a lightning strike? Charged particles collide and create a spark - and boom.

Inspired by a long weekend at Summit at Sea, I couldn’t sit still anymore. Being surrounded by social entrepreneurs who were out to change the world is contagious and within a couple of weeks of the event I knew I had to make it happen. Tim and I had always dreamed of doing our own thing and running an agency together. Over the years we had worked for competitors at times, sometimes even pitching on the same business for different agencies. 

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MANIFESTO WINS 2016 EX AWARD FOR INTEL INSIDE-OUT EXPERIENCE

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MANIFESTO WINS 2016 EX AWARD FOR INTEL INSIDE-OUT EXPERIENCE

On Wednesday night May 4th at the Annual Experiential Marketing Ex Awards Gala, Purpose-Led Brand Experience Agency, Manifesto, was awarded a 2016 Ex Award for “Best Mobile Marketing Tour” from Event Marketer. The agency was awarded on behalf of the Intel “Inside-Out Experience”, a global mobile marketing tour launched simultaneously on three continents that traveled to 12 countries and 28 sites around the world.

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PORTLAND OPEN HOUSE

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PORTLAND OPEN HOUSE

April 1st was no joke for us – it was the day we shared an inside look into Manifesto’s new Portland office. 

Located on NE 20th and Irving, we gave an old boiler room purpose and made it our new home. Over the last three years our agency has experienced significant growth which has caused us to continue moving into one space after another. We are excited to have found ourselves a studio where we can collaborate, create and connect. 

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OLD PORTLAND HARDWARE + TABLE FOR TEN

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OLD PORTLAND HARDWARE + TABLE FOR TEN

Portland is a city saturated in history, a love for craftsmanship and a passion for finding purpose in the forgotten, bringing us to Old Portland Hardware & Architecture  for our Spring 2016 Table for Ten. Oregon native and Old Portland Hardware’s founder, Bret, told a behind the scenes story of history, passion and purpose with our guests. Our furnishings were provided by Commonwealth Rentals and decorated with antique pieces carefully selected from the showroom floor of Old Portland Hardware. Park Kitchen graced our palates with locally sourced blackened steelhead, beet chicharrones and double chocolate tart, while Bridge Nine Candles lit up our night by sending our guests home with their sustainable, hand­poured Portland Mist candle.

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URBAN LIGHT

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URBAN LIGHT

Manifesto and non-profit organization Urban Light came together to create a new website by leveraging their existing brand presence and bringing awareness to their mission, goals, and achievements. Working closely together, we created a website that showed an honest and authentic view into the world of Urban Light. Working together has ignited more than a partnership, it has forged a friendship and fueled a passion to make a difference and bring awareness to the end of human trafficking.

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