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Blogads Durham office progress update: Tear down this wall!

by Nick Faber
Monday, November 7th, 2011

As part of the “de-bank-ification” of our new Downtown Durham office space, which used to house a credit union, we’re replacing a concrete wall behind the old teller counter with windows.

On Saturday, we tore down this wall. (more…)

“Oregon Trail of poverty games” wins big for Durham agency

by Nick Faber
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Durham, NC advertising agency McKinney won Best in Show for Web Site Excellence at Monday night’s OMMA Awards for SPENT, the online game that simulates life below the poverty level. The game, which has been called the “Oregon Trail of poverty games,” was created for local group Urban Ministries of Durham, and its universal premise has gained it a lot of recognition.

SPENT creator Jenny Nicholson has also created a petition to Congress, through which you can ask you local representatives to play the game.

Huge congratulations to Jenny and her team. We look forward to having such innovative neighbors.

Local startups thriving underground

by Nick Faber
Friday, June 10th, 2011


Durham, NC is a short drive from our office. In this region known as the Triangle, Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro are the two closest points in distance and often in culture. The same entrepreneurial fertility that brought Blogads to Carrboro six years ago has now spread to Durham in a big way.

Workspace is bountiful and cheap in downtown¬†“Bull City.” Brick warehouses from the city’s tobacco days have been converted to modern lofts and offices, and in the case of the American Underground, a windowless bunker of technological innovation.

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