The Brand Intervention website goes live and other funky vibes

5 Mar

I don’t know about you, but I think 2013 is shaping up to be a lot more fun than 2012. Seems like there was a lot of drama going on last year – I’m blaming the Mayans, but you can throw stones at your catalyst of choice.

 

What is so cool about 2013 for me already is the people I’ve gotten to collaborate with: clients, co-workers and strategic partners.

I have two of those individuals to thank for my new Brand Intervention website, which went live today.

CLICK TO SEE MY NEW SITE

>> Megan Louie designed and developed it, virtually overnight.

>> Neil Tran provided the stellar logo.

With my client list steadily growing, and Carol Vincent and her team keeping me on my toes at Redbird Communications, I’m going like a lizard down a waterslide.

I’m going to end this with my all-time favourite boogie for you to groove to. I’ve been truckin’ to this funky little gem (not the prettiest mental image, I admit) for nearly 40 years, but 2013 is the year that it finally makes sense to me. UH!

 

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21 Responses to “The Brand Intervention website goes live and other funky vibes”

  1. chillzy March 5, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    You Funkmeister Doug — you have good taste in music as well as copy.

    • Doug Brown March 5, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Ok, that comment is officially going on my tombstone. Thanks!

  2. maureen March 5, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    Nice post, fun poll too. Well done and congratulations on putting the pieces back together.
    But listening to funk stirs up a lot of badly edited memories involving tight perms, shiny clothes, big shoes and a whole lot of shag carpet so, if you don’t mind, I’ll boogie off to something more Ramone.

    xxoo

    • Doug Brown March 5, 2013 at 10:17 am #

      You have bad memories of tight perms and big shoes Moe? Doing the shuck and jive in ankle-deep shag…collars splayed to my shoulder-bones, shirt undone to my navel… and I was 12. 🙂 Good editing here.

      Keep on truckin’ momma!

  3. TV Amanda March 5, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Doug you’re my inspiration. That is all.

    • Doug Brown March 5, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      I’ve got an extra umbrella Amanda…

      THANK YOU.

  4. veronicacay March 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    HI Doug, Love the new website – and I don’t want to rain on your parade – but was it a conscious decision to use Flash on your website which doesn’t work on ipads and iphones?

    • Doug Brown March 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

      A mobile-friendly version coming up Veronica! Thanks for the nice comment.

      • veronicacay March 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

        Great news 🙂

      • Doug Brown April 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

        The mobile version has now been live for a week Veronica. My bud Mike Kirk built it in jquery, so the animation is still there but it doesn’t require Flash.

      • veronicacay April 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

        thanks Doug – I could do with a bud like Mike 🙂

      • Doug Brown April 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

        Let me know if you’d like me to make the introduction. In addition to being an insanely reasonable person, he is also extra-talented and gets all that stuff.

      • veronicacay April 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

        thanks Doug I shall keep that in mind appreciate the offer – cheers

  5. regetable March 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Love the new site, Doug — congrats on moving through, and beyond, your annus horribilis — and how.
    Love the portfolio site too — has that been recently revamped too, or am I late to the ball, as usual…? Love how simple and clean it is, letting the work speak for itself.
    Cheering you on in your new ventures,
    Reg

    • Doug Brown March 6, 2013 at 1:56 am #

      Thanks Reg. You know, that portfolio site was built more than 10 years ago, with the intention of lasting. I simply update the work. Design-wise it hasn’t changed at all. Rose Pietrovito did it for me, I think back in 2002. Simple and clean should really be a mantra for design work in my area – as you say to let the work speak for itself. Great to have a comment from you!

  6. Mary Broadland March 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Congratulations Doug!!! Looking good! You’re like the Mary Poppins of Advertising!

    • Doug Brown March 6, 2013 at 1:57 am #

      Mary Poppins was the original interventionist … from one Mary to another! 🙂

  7. Tom Hudock March 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Simple. Clean. Refreshing.

    [sorry that sounds like I’m taste testing a summer beer. How about a fist bump instead.]

    • Doug Brown March 6, 2013 at 1:57 am #

      How about a summer beer instead? Thanks Tom!

  8. Alan Brown March 6, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Doug: Isn’t it gratifying to know that you have the support of so many friends? You know you’re NO. 1 with me! Dad.

    • Doug Brown March 6, 2013 at 6:47 am #

      You can’t do anything without good people in your corner, Dad. And you’ve been my chief cornerman. Love you.

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