Willamette Week is unique and we want to you to be part of it.
Our team can create content promoting your brand, designed to fit into our channels seamlessly. We’ll work with you to identify your goals and target and develop compelling content to best reach your audience.
We like to have fun with our Instagram followers. We see Instagram not just as a place to share images, but also where we can do creative and engaging stories. These are just a few of the examples of what we’ve done for brands in the past.
WW sent a staffer across the city with ReachNow, a car sharing service in Portland. We highlighted how to use the app, explored the city, ReachNow’s new bike racks to transport your bike, and more. We had fun engaging our Instagram audience in a road trips around Portland.
Impressions: 35,872 | Engagement: 2,023
When the e-scooter pilot program launched in Portland in 2018, our audience was skeptical. Skip asked us to help build their brand and affinity to the new ride-sharing system. We created a series teaching our audience how to use Skip for the first time, educating on proper scooter etiquette, and answering their burning questions.
PS: Scooters are coming back to Portland for summer 2019.
Impressions: 18,830 | Engagement: 902
Our readers are always keen to participate, across all our channels. We can create engaging campaigns that drive their zeal to partake in our media for you.
Portland Pet Pageant
In January 2018, WW ran our Portland Pet Pageant contest, asking readers to submit photos of their pets for a chance to be featured in our first ever Pet Issue. DoveLewis was featured as the key presenter in all content around the contest—seen online, on social media, and in print, drawing attention and participation from pet owners and lovers alike.
The campaign was such a success, we brought it back for 2019 and plan to do it again for 2020.
Impressions: 1,313,598 | Engagement (all clicks / submissions / votes / etc.): 24,682
Sun Country Airlines
In fall of 2018. Sun Country reached out to us to promote the airline’s new flights in Portland. We partnered to create branded content for Sun Country across all our channels, centered around the idea of making our readers’ winter getaway “a little easier”, including an digital exclusive giveaway of travel vouchers for a trip on Sun Country. We had over 700 entries, and 27 people won a well-deserved vacation.
Impressions: 859,948 | Engagement: 3,002
If we can leverage all our platforms, why stick to just one? We can customize the same branded story for all our channels, making for impact across digital, print, and social. We’ve done it before—and it works.
We’ve also written other stories for only digital, too. See some examples below.
other things we can do
We’ve done a lot of different things, and we can do it for you.
Video content—Aviation Gin
As part of a comprehensive campaign to for locally distilled Aviation Gin, WW partnered with 3 local bartenders to produce video on how they create cocktails using Aviation. Through the videos of the cocktails, we were able to tell the story of Aviation: its origins, connection to our city, and how it is used locally around town.
Seasonal Product Vertical—420 deals round-up
Our audience has a robust affinity for cannabis—so we wanted to make it easy for them to find the best cannabis deals on 420 and likewise make it easy for our advertisers to leverage our digital platforms for their own 420 events. So we created a round-up of the deals that lived on our Instagram Story, a featured Get Busy collection, and exclusive newsletter.