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Are Ad Blockers Unstoppable Monsters?
Are Ad Blockers Unstoppable Monsters?

  Ad blockers are evil. Ad blockers are great. It all depends on who you are and what you’re doing. […]

June 13th, 2016
The Golden Age of Advertising Yet to Come
The Golden Age of Advertising Yet to Come

First of all, I don’t mean to diminish Advertising’s classic Golden Age of the 60’s. The creative of that time […]

May 8th, 2016
Get To The Greatest Generation’s Heart Through Their Boomers
Get To The Greatest Generation’s Heart Through Their Boomers

We’ve all heard it. The Greatest Generation is too old. Too set in their ways. And they’re cheap to boot. Can it […]

April 16th, 2016
Mobile Keeps Downtown Santa Barbara Rolling 24/7
Mobile Keeps Downtown Santa Barbara Rolling 24/7

Santa Barbara is known far and wide for it’s seaside air and cosmopolitan charm. But in today’s international marketplace, there […]

February 22nd, 2016
PADV Makes Bob Hope Burbank Airport Mobile
PADV Makes Bob Hope Burbank Airport Mobile

Over the years, Burbank Bob Hope Airport had earned an enviable reputation for comfort, convenience, and customer care. People had always […]

February 10th, 2016
Accidental Successes Are Mistakes You Can Profit From
Accidental Successes Are Mistakes You Can Profit From

Everyone knows you can learn from your mistakes, and what are accidental successes but mistakes gone right. The success of this […]

June 18th, 2015
Custom Schedules Make Make Music Pasadena Your Own
Custom Schedules Make Make Music Pasadena Your Own

Yep, yep. Gotta do it. Saturday, June 6th is just days away, and you are in for a full day […]

June 3rd, 2015
Put The Fun In Fundraising
Put The Fun In Fundraising

In every job that must be done there is an element of fun – “Mary Poppins,” the Sherman Brothers On […]

June 1st, 2015
MAKE MUSIC PASADENA ROCKS IT AGAIN
MAKE MUSIC PASADENA ROCKS IT AGAIN

It’s back. On June 6th, Make Music Pasadena 2015 rocks out on the main stage right outside our front Door, at the […]

May 19th, 2015
Make Your Website Mobile Friendly NOW!  Or Not…
Make Your Website Mobile Friendly NOW! Or Not…

Did you feel it? Last week, according to tech reports worldwide, the ground trembled before the mighty strides of Google […]

April 28th, 2015
Evolution Of An Identity
Evolution Of An Identity

In January of 2013, Pasadena Heritage found themselves with a minor identity crisis. They had a history of remarkable successes, […]

December 17th, 2014
PADV On Board with Burbank Bob Hope Airport
PADV On Board with Burbank Bob Hope Airport

PADV Pasadena Advertising is honored to have been selected by Burbank Bob Hope Airport to make the renowned ease and […]

December 1st, 2014
AN 85% VICTORY – BY THE NUMBERS!
AN 85% VICTORY – BY THE NUMBERS!

  Who wins an election by 85%? For higher taxes? For libraries? In an economy still reeling from the recession? […]

November 17th, 2014
Content Sequencing By Any Other Name Sells As Sweet
Content Sequencing By Any Other Name Sells As Sweet

Advertising is the art of convincing people that they really want something… a lot… and preferably, right now. Of course, […]

October 6th, 2014
Various Significant Client projects
Various Significant Client projects

Beverly Hills Centennial banners    Merchant Factors and Merchant Financial Magazine ad  Colorado Street Party on the Bridge poster, Pasadena […]

September 26th, 2014
The Law of Unintended Consequences SCORES!
The Law of Unintended Consequences SCORES!

  Facebook has long been the king of social media, because of how easy it is to project the element […]

September 24th, 2014
Concert to Save Our Altadena Libraries, Sunday @ 2:00
Concert to Save Our Altadena Libraries, Sunday @ 2:00

 Thanks to Bill Burnett, this post speaks for itself… and of course for the Alliance to Save Our Altadena Libraries. The […]

September 5th, 2014
Paying More In Taxes Makes Sense!
Paying More In Taxes Makes Sense!

There must be something in the air in the San Gabriel Valley of California, because so many people there have […]

September 3rd, 2014
Out with the old; in with the ZOOM.
Out with the old; in with the ZOOM.

As timeworn cliché headlines go, this one needed a timely update. In the past four weeks, PADV has revolutionized our concept of […]

July 28th, 2014
A Pure And Simple Story of Success
A Pure And Simple Story of Success

For over 30 years the Los Angeles Education Partnership, LAEP, has been revolutionizing secondary education. They have worked tirelessly to […]

July 20th, 2014
“Make Music Pasadena” – How A Free Festival Payed Off
“Make Music Pasadena” – How A Free Festival Payed Off

Suzanne Marks, Tony Nino We have been a part of the Old Pasadena Management District from its inception, so we were […]

June 18th, 2014
Make Music Pasadena, June 7 – Dancin’ In The Streets!
Make Music Pasadena, June 7 – Dancin’ In The Streets!

This Saturday, there will be music for All-Ages, all over Pasadena, at the 7th annual Make Music Pasadena from 11 […]

June 1st, 2014
SEVEN WAYS TO MAKE FACEBOOK PAGES WORK
SEVEN WAYS TO MAKE FACEBOOK PAGES WORK

  Make no mistake: Facebook Pages work. They were designed with business in mind. But. Making Facebook work takes work. […]

May 19th, 2014
Is Your Website Being Attacked? Wanna Bet?
Is Your Website Being Attacked? Wanna Bet?

Oh, if only the notice were so romantic, it might ease the pain. Almost every site we know of is […]

April 9th, 2014
Dear Bureaucrats, Ur Doing It Rong!
Dear Bureaucrats, Ur Doing It Rong!

–Tony Nino Time’s March 10th lead story, CODE RED_, about the high tech wizards who saved the healthcare.gov website, was […]

March 7th, 2014
The Name Of The Game Is To Pick The Right Name
The Name Of The Game Is To Pick The Right Name

In the advertising business, we name things. It’s just the nature of the beast. However, after years of naming companies, […]

February 24th, 2014
After Effects Adds New Life To The Renaissance
After Effects Adds New Life To The Renaissance

Applying the compelling allure of computer animation to our client’s products and services has always been an essential part of […]

January 24th, 2014
A Brand New Look At Some Good Old Award Winners And More
A Brand New Look At Some Good Old Award Winners And More

COME PLAY (or PAUSE • STOP • FAST FORWARD & REVERSE) These six brand new buttons on our “Work” page […]

January 7th, 2014
2013 Holiday Twerk
2013 Holiday Twerk
December 18th, 2013
What is the modern definition of “Stupid Sell?”
What is the modern definition of “Stupid Sell?”

Well, using “spoofing” as a legitimate selling tool comes to mind. Spoofing is usually reserved for selling non-prescription male enhancement […]

December 6th, 2013
FLYING MONKEYS, SOCKPUPPETS, AND TROLLS, OH, MY!
FLYING MONKEYS, SOCKPUPPETS, AND TROLLS, OH, MY!

“Do Not feed the trolls!”  It’s a saying as old as the Internet. It means “don’t encourage the anonymous, glory-seeking […]

December 2nd, 2013
A New Kiss for Old Pasadena – Keep it Simple and Sentimental
A New Kiss for Old Pasadena – Keep it Simple and Sentimental

it’s a new take on the old KISS principle: a simple message that conveys the sentiment most associated with Old Pasadena […]

November 26th, 2013
Is Thanksgivukkah Too Rare To Become Commercialized?
Is Thanksgivukkah Too Rare To Become Commercialized?

This Thursday is Thanksgivukkah, the ultimate meshugenah‎ holiday mashup of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. The two holidays that most famously celebrate […]

November 23rd, 2013
A SNOW JOB IN OLD PAS? BETTER BUTTON UP YOUR… TANK TOP.
A SNOW JOB IN OLD PAS? BETTER BUTTON UP YOUR… TANK TOP.

After working so hard to make Old Pasadena a town center for our community, now we work even harder to […]

November 18th, 2013
Nothing proves The power of Photography like Nothing
Nothing proves The power of Photography like Nothing

Joni Mitchel sang, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” It appears writer Amar Toor absolutely agrees as […]

November 15th, 2013
IT’S OFFICIAL: ADVERTISING IS DEAD! AGAIN!
IT’S OFFICIAL: ADVERTISING IS DEAD! AGAIN!

OMG, We’re all going to die! Adblock plus has killed advertising on the Internet! The whole economy has fallen down […]

November 8th, 2013
He-Man Women Haters Clubs Better Watch Their Step
He-Man Women Haters Clubs Better Watch Their Step

We were just reminded by Maddie Grandbois, Creative Director at Zambezi, just how important women are in creative direction. Her MediaPost article, […]

November 2nd, 2013
Photographing Strangers’ Touch
Photographing Strangers’ Touch

Richard Renaldi asked subjects who had never met before to look like they are showing a brief amount of affection. The […]

October 24th, 2013
Apple iOS 7 Killed Skeuomorphism!!!!
Apple iOS 7 Killed Skeuomorphism!!!!

“So let us remember that on June 10, 2013, skeuomorphism began to die. That the breaths it took first in […]

October 3rd, 2013
The Unreality of Reality TV Revealed… a bit.
The Unreality of Reality TV Revealed… a bit.

At PADV, we learned two main things from our appearance on AMC’s The Pitch. One is that Reality TV is […]

September 30th, 2013
OLD PASADENA CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
OLD PASADENA CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Rosie from Lulu Brandt drops by Lula Mae for the Scary and Sweet Halloween Scene Saturday October 26 and Thursday, […]

September 25th, 2013
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014 Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft […]

September 16th, 2013
A CARTOON THAT’S MORE REAL THAN “THE PITCH”
A CARTOON THAT’S MORE REAL THAN “THE PITCH”

  Kat Gordon, founder of the 3% Conference shared this cartoon with us after she saw PADV’s appearance on AMC’s […]

September 11th, 2013
Blast. Apparently it actually PAYS to listen to women.
Blast. Apparently it actually PAYS to listen to women.

With 3% of men’s rightful place in advertising being hogged by women, it’s no wonder they are becoming so arrogant […]

September 1st, 2013
Internet Explorer =)
Internet Explorer =)

If you laugh, you already know.  Enjoy.  

August 30th, 2013
For Anyone considering eblast Designs for 27″ Screens: STOP IT!
For Anyone considering eblast Designs for 27″ Screens: STOP IT!

MediaPost’s Jack Loechner reports that what almost everyone has seen coming – is already here. If you’re designing emails for […]

August 28th, 2013
The Hard Truth: Friends Have More Influence Than Advertising
The Hard Truth: Friends Have More Influence Than Advertising

Deal with it.  It’s something everybody knows, but no one talks about, and I quote, “in survey after survey … […]

August 21st, 2013
So, Two Advertising Elephants Got Joined At The Trunk…
So, Two Advertising Elephants Got Joined At The Trunk…

If you are a fan of big bloated agencies, you might not want to read this. First of all, I […]

July 28th, 2013
Alright, Sure, The History of Advertising is Checkered…
Alright, Sure, The History of Advertising is Checkered…

Let’s file this under “past imperfect.” But in defense of the indefensible, it wasn’t that long after the horse and […]

July 13th, 2013
Respect Women? Even Marketing to Men? NEVAHHHH!
Respect Women? Even Marketing to Men? NEVAHHHH!

Wow. Respecting women, what a concept. But you even have to do it when marketing to men? Now, that’s gotta […]

April 30th, 2013
Are Fonts Emotional?
Are Fonts Emotional?

Well, they don’t actually cry at sad movies, however, when designers choose fonts for your logo, they look for a […]

April 1st, 2013
Just When You Thought You Knew Coding.
Just When You Thought You Knew Coding.

Plus ça change, le plus vite ils changent. Wait. That can’t be right.  Oh, yes it can! “The more things […]

January 28th, 2013
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
December 18th, 2012
A Stitch Of Time Author, Lauren Marks, at Cal State Northridge
A Stitch Of Time Author, Lauren Marks, at Cal State Northridge

Lauren Marks speaks about her battle with Brocca’s aphasia after an aneurysm ruptured in her brain in 2007. Robbed of […]

August 19th, 2012
Interactive Ring App
Interactive Ring App

Fun app concept. Interactive Ring App! BC Clark Jewelers has married the traditional print ad with a modern mobile web app! […]

March 13th, 2012
San Gabriel Valley Gold Line is On Track
San Gabriel Valley Gold Line is On Track

Lookie, lookie. Our interactive maps for the Foothill Extension Authority just went live. On November 29, the Metro Gold Line Foothill […]

November 29th, 2011
Scouting Got Game – and We Helped
Scouting Got Game – and We Helped

When you invite the commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig, to be the main speaker at your fundraiser, you’ve got to […]

November 3rd, 2011
Pasadena Heritage Honors Us
Pasadena Heritage Honors Us

After 40 years of friendly enmity, the Pasadena Heritage Society held a gala evening at the Green Hotel in Pasadena to honor […]

July 30th, 2011
Koleston natural hair ad
Koleston natural hair ad

Gorgeous concept for billboards. http://themetapicture.com/koleston-natural-hair-ad/

June 9th, 2011