If you don’t think it’s a great fit. If you don’t like our approach. If you think we’re too expensive, or hate our faces.

Let’s be honest. There are a lot of agencies out there, doing basically the same things in different ways. Every third person you meet works in marketing.

We aren’t for everyone. The world doesn’t need us to sell more $500 shoes, or phones that guess your weight. Nothing wrong with that – we know some people you can call, if that’s your thing.

We’re more about the folks who think a little differently. Who wake up imagining a strange new world only they can create. And then go make it happen, building strong, sustainable companies and orgs that benefit everyone involved.

But know this – if we work together, we’ll be as passionate about what you do as you are.

Seriously though … take every opportunity to say no, unless you just can’t.



The strategy defines the team. Once we have a handle on your goals and your story … the why, where, when and how … we rally the troops from our network of talented professionals.


a few guiding principles

  •  it’s not about a particular product, service or medium; it’s about the result
  •  we won’t push what you don’t need because we have quotas to meet (we don’t)
  •  where there are KPIs, reporting shall follow
  •  creativity is for everyone and informs everything
  •  we will only use the oxford comma to aid readability or comprehension, promise
  •  there are no egos, no pretensions or posturing
  •  (the same goes for our clients)

who we work with

  •  businesses and orgs with a unique product, service, idea, or point of view
  •  maybe a mission to make things better for those they serve
  •  (and they understand that every business is in the service business)
  •  they’re always passionate about what they do
  •  small is beautiful, but bigger isn’t necessarily ugly

Michael Foreman
founder, creative director

Michael doesn’t like to go on and on about himself. But he's been developing messaging, content and creative strategies for clients for years. First as a copywriter, then as creative director. Most recently as agency manager and CD for Studio1850, the in-house agency at Oregonian Media Group. His past clients have included Columbia Distributing, Barhyte Specialty Foods, Sequential Biofuels, Gallery Furniture, and Regence BCBS.