Santa Clara Valley down to only 300 ad agency, pr local headcount, according to SV Business Journal

Brenna Bolger, the 300



Business Journal lists only 23 ad agencies, marketing and pr firms from San Francisco to San Juan Bautista, ranging from 59 to 1 employees.

Brenna Bolger PRxDigital, 991 W. Hedding, who Ibknow from my brief tenure in semiconductors, circa 1988, is hold steady at #12, with 12 employees locally another dozen world wide and seven clients ranging from government agencies, real estate to wine.

I guess trillion dollar social media companies— and the dramatic proliferation of semiconductors— has eliminated the rest of the field.

In 1987 the term “Silicon Valley” was new, rap or hip hop was newer — I thought i was edgy because I saw Spike Lee “Do The Right Thing” — and computers still filled a room. I wrote a rap for a presentation:

My machines can’t rap/

Cause they got no net….sic.

Now I’d say:

My homies can’t eat;

‘Les they tap that net.

(or let it tap you…)


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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