Rob Christianson

Adventures in Advertising

I Am a Child of the 80s

Originally circulated on USENET and BBSes in the late 1990s. Author Unknown.

Can you relate? I am a child of the 70’s and 80’s.  That is what I prefer to be called. The 90’s can do without me.  Grunge isn’t here to stay, fashion is fickle and “Generation X” is a myth created by some over-40 writer trying to figure out why people wear flannel in the summer.

pitfallbox001.jpgWhen I got home from school, I played Atari.  I spent hours playing Pitfall or Combat or Breakout or Frogger.  I never did beat Asteroids. Continue reading “I Am a Child of the 80s”

The Best Top 10 Email Marketing Tips You’ll Ever Read. Honest.

By now, you’d think marketers would know how to write for the Web. The Internet has been a piece of popular culture for 20+ years now. Heck, I remember building my first Geocities site with nothing but Adobe Photoshop 3.0, a scanner and a text editor.

But even after all this time, it helps to have a primer. You can’t write the same way for the Web that you do for print advertising – people use it inherently different. And if “Content is King” then I’m about to give you the Keys to the Kingdom. Continue reading “The Best Top 10 Email Marketing Tips You’ll Ever Read. Honest.”


Unleash Your Inner Jedi : Starting out as a young creative

Starting out on your own, becoming an adult and establishing yourself, your goals, dreams and career can be a scary thing. But I believe you can do it, and do it well. And with the help of a little story from a galaxy far, far away, I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned. Don’t worry, kid, this may sound like a bunch of simple tricks and nonsense, but pay attention. You’re about to take your first step into a larger world. Continue reading “Unleash Your Inner Jedi : Starting out as a young creative”

You might be a Gen-X-er if…

by Anonymous

You wore anything Izod, especially those windbreakers that folded up into a pouch you could wear around your waist.
You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.
In you fifth grade class picture, you’re wearing an Izod shirt with the collar up.
You know, by heart, the words to any “Weird Al” Yankovic song.

Continue reading “You might be a Gen-X-er if…”

CDK Infographics

Various infographics created for CDK Global, incorporating our new brand and my (adapted) icon library. Continue reading “CDK Infographics”

Star Wars Episode VII cover photos

I just snagged these shots from the new Star Wars VII The Force Awakens trailer… They work great as Twitter or Facebook cover photos! ENJOY Continue reading “Star Wars Episode VII cover photos”

New Logos for Kids Ministry

My newest logos were unveiled this morning for my church’s rebranding of the Children’s Ministry.

20140518-161321.jpg Continue reading “New Logos for Kids Ministry”

Seahawks Mobile Wallpapers / Lock Screens

Download these for BLUE FRIDAY! #goHawks Continue reading “Seahawks Mobile Wallpapers / Lock Screens”

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