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R\West | Agency Profile, Contacts, AOR, Client Relationships

Service: creative

Main Telephone
(503) 223-5443
Primary Address
321 Northeast Couch
Suite 401
Portland, OR 97232

R\West Contacts

Contacts (5/7)
Name Title State
Sarah S. Partner & President - Portland OR
Sample of Related Brands
Email: *****@*******.***
Main Phone: (503) 223-5443
Direct Phone: *** **** ***   ext: ****
Assistant Name: ** **** ***
Assistant Phone: *** **** ***
Address: 321 Northeast Couch
Suite 401
Portland, OR

Brian H. Associate Media Director OR
Danielle P. Director, Media OR
Ian J. Associate Creative Director OR
Christa A. Director, Digital Strategy & Delivery OR

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Campaign Imminent: Columbia Sportswear names brand AOR for upcoming collection launch, increases spend


A recent Q3 earnings call mentioned that Columbia is focusing on a digital-first marketing strategy and on key markets in Houston and Chicago. Additional focuses include its footwear line and its overall direct-to-consumer (DTC) business. Columbia also recently launched a print ad in the Washington Post.

Per Kantar, Sorel's planning and buying periods are, respectively, Q1 and Q4. Thus, sellers should reach out later in the year for fall revenue. Columbia tends to invest in broadcast, digital, print and outdoor. Its print spend has, however, gradually declined over the last several years. Its target demographic largely consists of male millennials and Gen-X.

Since Sorel promoted Natalie Hayes, former global brand director, to the position of VP of global brand marketing and US e-Commerce marketing in November, sellers should expect spend to increase. Also expect spend to rise since Sorel's sales saw an increase of 12% during Q3 (its fiscal year closed in December).

In 2018, iSpot reports that Columbia spent $368,355 on national TV targeting college football programs. While this might not be much compared to other advertisers, it was all allocated during Q4. So far this year, the company has already spent $1,827, much more than it spent early last year. Columbia's total 2017 spend amounted to $114,310.

According to Adbeat, within the past year, the company has spent $2.5 million on digital display placed mostly through YouTube (40%), direct (38%) and Google (15%) networks on destinations including,,, and This amount increased significantly from the $9,000 spent during the previous year.

Agency & martech readers - while agency reviews ordinarily follow each other, Columbia only named in September. Sorel's brand media AOR has been BSSP since 2008, and shifts typically become less likely after ten-year tenures. Thus, I'd prospect elsewhere for now.