What makes us tick

It’s quite simple really. We feel energized and gratified by the type of work we get to do. We’re not just communicators—it’s so much deeper than that. Employing each of our unique talents, we are storytellers and movement builders. We are change agents, reframers and advocates. And continually proud of the impact we make. Learn more about what drives us in our staff-written blogs.

Rid Your Place of Powermongers.

The places we call home are filled with Powermonger breeding grounds. Leaky windows. Thermostats set too high. Computers that are carelessly left in power-save and never get shut off. It’s time we took back our homes and started saving energy.

With help from Avista and Every Little Bit, customers will soon be able to rid their homes of the Powermonger menace and start saving energy.

Avista Wins First Place for Every Little Bit

Avista Utilities entered some work into an industry award competition (Utilities Communication International). Avista won first place for the Every Little Bit campaign as a whole. First place for the :30 TV spot titled "John" aka "Profile." And first place for the "customer" print series. Congratulations all around! The customer outreach communication pieces beat out some tough competition and much larger utilities.

The Kilowatt Crackdown New Logo and Site


Elevating Customer Service through a Microsite

Testing the Power of Renewable Energy

Take a couple plug-in hybrids and a few rooftop solar panels and that’s a recipe for testing the power of renewable energy. Up at Avista, they’re doing just that. These two hybrids are charged by solar panels on Avista’s roof. The website tracks how much juice the cars use and how much the panels produce. Avista is using the data they’re collecting now to be prepared for the time when more and more customers start plugging their hybrids into the grid. The extra dose of sweet Dutch angle on these shots is free of charge. 

Coates Kokes brands the country

Portland Metropolitan Association of Building Owners and Managers (BOMA)’s Carbon4Square challenge – the first of its kind in the country – has recruited 85 office buildings totaling over 14 million square feet to assess and improve environmental performance within their operations.  Representing over 20 percent of the entire Portland metropolitan market, from downtown to surrounding cities, each building team will develop customiz