The Archives: News
January 21st, 2013
As happens every year about this time, the calendar gets larger by a factor of one, and Substance celebrates another year in business. So what happened at Substance in 2012? Excellent question!
October 26th, 2012
Have you been looking for a chance to join the Substance team? Well, your chance has come! That is, if you’re a Front-End Web Developer or Back-End Web Developer…
June 1st, 2012
Our work on TravelOregon.com was recently featured as a Communication Arts Site of the Week! One of the responsibilities of having a Site of the Week is answering a series of questions on the process behind the project. CommArts then takes these questions and answers and creates a great summary of the project, which you can read on their site: Communication…
March 8th, 2012
I attended South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2009, and again in 2010, but I took 2011 off. Why? Because I had a not-so-great experience in 2010… not even close to the great experience I had in 2009. As I’m heading to SXSW this year, this got me thinking: how can I make sure attending in 2012 is more like 2009…
January 18th, 2012
Holy cow. It seems like 2011 just started and here we are in 2012. A lot happened at Substance over the last twelve months, so without further ado, we present the Substance 2011 Year End Recap. (Fanfare!) Works of Substance Travel Oregon Food & Drink Mobile Experience After developing an award-winning site for Travel Oregon’s Food & Drink-inspired travelers, our next task was…
November 15th, 2011
“Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. Considered an architectural wonder, it’s still being used for its original intent — a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy.” In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the lodge as a “testament to the workers…
September 26th, 2011
It’s official. Substance has moved to our new location: 605 NE 21st Avenue, Suite 200. We’re still getting situated, unpacking boxes, planning the space, painting accent walls, and building the third Long Table (among other tasks), so there’s a lot left to be done. But we’re incredibly excited to double our workspace and have the room to expand through the end…
September 14th, 2011
If you’ve heard the rumors, the rumors are correct: Substance is moving to a new office. After spending three years in our current location on the edge of Ladd’s Addition, we’re moving! While we’ve loved our current office (especially since we put in central heat last year), we just don’t have enough room to grow. So we’re moving to 5,000 sf…
August 15th, 2011
Okay folks, here’s a question for you: would you like to see Substance at South by Southwest (SXSW)? Before you shout out “of course,” or mutter “no way,” there’s a better way for you to voice your opinion: the SXSW PanelPicker. Substance has two panels to vote for and we’d surely appreciate your support.
June 16th, 2011
Two years ago, Substance and Travel Oregon set the gold standard for cycling travel and tourism with the Ride Oregon website. Since the initial launch we’ve had an incredible response, a lot of great feedback, and the opportunity to evaluate where we were successful and where we could do better. Plus, we knew that other states’ tourism offices were setting…
June 8th, 2011
Substance is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Portland Timbers. Needless to say we are thrilled to be working with one of the most exciting and dynamic brands in professional sports. The Portland Timbers have a world-class marketing team and work with some of the best professionals in Portland for their brand and marketing needs. We are honored to be…
May 31st, 2011
Substance won two of the four Webvisionary awards we were nominated for this year (putting our four year total at seven), and we’re pretty proud of that. So, a little self-congratulations, and congratulations to all the other nominees and winners.
April 18th, 2011
Today marks the first day you can purchase Bar Gelato in stores. Lucky for you, and lucky for us, as we were responsible for making sure you’d pick one out of the freezer and eat it.
April 12th, 2011
We received news that our work on Travel Oregon’s Food & Drink website is up for a Webby in the Tourism category.
January 19th, 2011
Four years. We’ve been in business for four years. We’ve grown from two to eight, moved Substance World Headquarters three times for more space, and worked with some fantastic clients to create a body of work that we’re incredibly proud of. Our goal is to do better. We’re constantly striving to achieve this goal. Our travels have taken us from Portland, to…
December 30th, 2010
As they say, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. So let’s remember what happened at Substance in 2010, repeat the great parts, and not repeat the not-great parts.
November 10th, 2010
We’re excited to announce another project we’ve been working on with the Portland Trail Blazers… trailblazers.tv Substance designed the concept, user experience, visual design, and front-end user interface. We also worked closely with the Trail Blazers to develop the content strategy and promotional opportunities and plan for the site. The excellent Trail Blazers interactive team integrated all the video content and the…
October 19th, 2010
Travel Oregon has selected Substance to be its Interactive Agency of Record to redesign the brand anchor of its digital platforms, TravelOregon.com. Substance will be responsible for strategy, design and development of a new, robust and engaging platform that will continue to place Travel Oregon at the forefront of destination and experience marketing. The new TravelOregon.com will serve as the…
September 27th, 2010
Our job is to conceptualize, design and build solutions for our clients that achieve their business goals. Sometimes these solutions get recognition from our peers in the industry. Of course this is not the goal, but sure is a nice benefit. Such is the case with our recent work with Travel Oregon on their new Oregon Food & Drink website.
September 9th, 2010
That’s right, the New Communicators is back, and it’s next week. Erin Kurtz has done an amazing job this year at spearheading another amazing three days of events. This year the topic of reciprocity will be the common thread throughout the conversations, panel discussions and presentations. For the full descriptions of the events, locations and to RSVP, please visit TheNewCommunicators.com events…