Farewell, Todd

We have lost another friend and colleague at Leopold Ketel. Todd Cunlisk, our Vice President, and Development Director died June 15, 2018. He was 54.

Todd bravely battled a rare form of leukemia and beat it, only to succumb later to kidney failure, possibly a result of his leukemia treatment.

As stated in his obituary: “Todd was always quick with a laugh and a smile. His warm, friendly, supportive and welcoming personality made him beloved by his many friends, family, clients, co-workers and all those who were fortunate enough to know and love him. Todd enjoyed being active, loved traveling, golfing and fly-fishing on the Mecca Flats on the Deschutes, as well as spending time on the Metolius River and Camp Sherman. Todd also was an avid sports fan, cheering on the Notre Dame football team and Boston Red Sox. He was inspired to take up gardening after his mother-in-law, Olga Haley, passed in 2014, carrying on her green thumb legacy by creating a backyard oasis for his friends and family to enjoy, and to now remember and reflect upon his life well-lived. Todd, you will be missed and loved always, forever in our hearts.”

Here at the agency, we will remember Todd for his great sense of humor, an easy manner, and genuine warmth. He was a rock-solid leader and a reliable partner. We will miss him greatly.

You can find more about Todd’s biography here. A Celebration of Life for Todd will be held from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, 2220 N.E. Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97211. If you plan to attend please let the family know by Monday, July 23, 2018, or by emailing: [email protected]

The Oregon Humane Society is a World Class Facility

In an excellent article on the Oregon Humane Society our client is lauded for their world class facility. But it isn’t the facility that gets good marks, it’s the overall organization that gets the nod by pulling all the details together into seamless organism focused not only on adoptions but also spaying and neutering, animal rescue, criminal investigations, legislation and advocacy. Here’s the money quote:

Very few shelters score 100%,  but the Oregon Humane Society has now scored 100% three times in as many scoring visits over a 10-year span.

The writer is very thorough regarding his assessment of the facility. It’s good to see citizen journalism is alive and well. Here’s the link.

Local News That Matters

Here’s our latest work for The Oregonian. We are happy to help local journalism in Portland because it does indeed matter.

When Christian Anderson III became publisher of The Oregonian four years ago, Olga Haley and I had a conversation about the state of journalism. Olga, being a former reporter was concerned about the state of local reporting. At that time it was widely believed that newspapers would no longer exist due to the disruption of the internet; Craigslist and the Huffington Post killed the newspaper man. Now that we have engaged with The Oregonian, we know that is no longer true. Reporting will survive in some form and I believe that newspapers will as well. We are still writing that story.

Selected Awards & Honors

We don’t make ads to win awards, but sometimes it happens anyway. Here are some we’re especially proud of. For the full list, click here.

  • London International Awards: 2 Silver Radio, Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • PRSA Spotlight Award: Friedrich Air Conditioning “How Kühl is That?”
  • Effie: Oregon Humane Society, End Petlessness
  • Webby: Take Care Down There website, Planned Parenthood
  • The One Show Merit Award: Tillamook Cheese Radio
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal Packaging Design, Yazi Ginger Vodka
  • Communication Arts: Packaging Design, Pendleton Whiskey
  • Print Regional Annual: Poster Design, Oregon Humane Society
  • Archive: End Petlessness Campaign, Oregon Humane Society