Wednesday, November 05, 2008

They Do Advertising in South Dakota?

The Dakotas don't get much respect. For that matter, most of the Midwest, Upper Midwest, South and North don't get much respect. (Friend of the blog Alan Wolk has a great piece on the ad world's neglect of a huge segment of the country over at Ad Age.)

Some coastal dwellers (probably of the NYC and LA variety) long ago deemed the interior of the nation "flyover country." But until you've lived there, you don't know what you're talking about. The cost of living is waaaay cheaper and they get the same channels on their cable boxes that you get. The sushi is a little suspect, but that's offset by the ability to leave your front door unlocked.

So I was checking out my tanking ranking at Technorati to see who links here when I found that rare thing: an agency blog that doesn't suck. (There are a few over in the sidebar that fit that description.) It's from agency Henkin-Schultz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

And since we're now living in the future, I can look up the agency's address and zoom in to their building in a creepy, stalker way. Looks like a cool building. Whaddayaknow? The cool ad agency building trend is happening in South Dakota. Something tells me their work would stand up to any created in Manhattan or Malibu.

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  • Is it just me, or does the landscaping around the building make it look like it's sitting in a toilet bowl? just sayin'...

    By Blogger P, at November 6, 2008 at 10:38 AM  

  • OH!

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at November 6, 2008 at 10:54 AM  

  • If they turned the parking lot 90 degrees it would be a fine toilet. I trolled the site for a little while, and they seem like fine folks. Maybe that's because I've been reading buckets of incomprehensible stuff at sites "interactive" shops lately.

    By Anonymous sandwich, at November 6, 2008 at 6:42 PM  

  • Just noticed this surprising post. Thanks for the mention - I never thought we were really noticed outside of the area.

    And for the record, we ARE fine folks. Fine, humble, midwestern folks.

    By Anonymous Corey V., at November 10, 2008 at 6:13 PM  

  • P.S. - We have fine sushi. At least, here in Sioux Falls. You have to be willing to pay extra to go to the sushi shop that flies their fish in fresh.

    It's worth it, naturally.

    By Anonymous Corey V., at November 10, 2008 at 6:34 PM  

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