May 20th, 2013
Peter is a copywriter at Arnold Boston. (Graduated from BU in 2010.) Awesome to see what he’s been able to produce at Arnold in only two years—for clients like Jack Daniel’s, Progressive, and American Eagle (love the spray-on jeans campaign). Big ups!
May 16th, 2013
Erica Puorro, Creative Services Manager at MMB, is on the hunt for a killer team. From Erica: ”MMB is looking for two people: an Art Director and Copywriter with direct marketing experience—in a variety of channels: print, email, online advertising. (Mobile, a plus.) This is a great opportunity to join a growing, creative agency. You’ll be doing what you do best…concepting innovative direct mail and digital creative for a family of global consumer brands. Check out our website at mmb580.com to see our work. You must be a strategic thinker, great presenter and comfortable working directly with clients who have an appetite for fresh thinking. Ideally, you’ve been doing this for 3+ years. Car experience a plus.”
Email portfolio/link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15th, 2013
Susie is a copywriter/CD in Chicago. She spent 17 years at DDB, during which she took a four year detour from copywriting and was their Director of Creative Recruiting (2007-2011). Now she’s back (freelance) and ready to write.
May 9th, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, MC proudly presents the portfolio sites of 17 Chicago Portfolio School 2013 copywriter grads (in alphabetical order):
Amy Bauer – amybauer.com
Brittany Hughes – britthughes.com
Chelsea Berger – chelseaberger.com
Garrett Vernon – garrettvernon.com
Hassan S. Ali – cargocollective.com/hassansali
Jackie Suerth – jackiesuerth.com
Jennifer Smith – jenmadeabook.com
John Olson – sonofol.com
Julia Weeman – juliaweeman.com
Kat Ponting – katponting.com
Kelsey Alfredson – cargocollective.com/KelseyAlfredson
Lauren Fodero – laurenfodero.com
Leighanne Steckbeck – leighanimal.com
Matt Bush - stoutredbeard.com
Michelle Grano – michellegrano.com
Pat Whalen – patwhalen.com
Tom Katers - tomkaters.com
May 8th, 2013
From Leighanne’s What’s A Leighanimal? page, under the heading What I Learned At Portfolio School: “Big ideas are king. Which means puns are either peasants or serfs. How to explain to outsiders that copywriting has nothing to do with being a lawyer. The stranger your idea the better; your partner is always there to reel you back in. Or to tell you to stop talking. I can’t help but play devil’s advocate while brainstorming, which is a blessing but often feels like a curse. Celebrity endorsed ads are mostly crap (with the exception of Nicolas Cage).” Amen.
May 7th, 2013
Sometimes you see a big-ass banner in some kid’s portfolio and you’re just like, “Yes. I want to see you knock that sucker down, cable channel for men in their 20s. Hells yeah.” And there’s no reason to be embarrassed about that. Because who wouldn’t?
May 6th, 2013
CPS Week 2013 kicks off with Ms. Amy Bauer. MC digs: destroyed Barbie® for roller derby, Parker Pens “Your hair shines like those halogen lights that some cars have” (funny), French’s mustard foul pole line, and Roomba Zamboni. Good times.
May 2nd, 2013
Kit Krugman, Creative Manager at Johannes Leonardo NYC, is looking for a senior writer. From Kit: “Johannes Leonardo is an award-winning international creative agency in New York with global clients like Sprite, Coca-Cola, and Google. We are currently looking for a Sr. Copywriter to join the team, to work across all accounts, but primarily on Google. We are looking for someone who is passionate, ambitious, and independent. Someone who wants to grow into a leadership role at a creatively-led agency. Someone with a command of tone, who can write with range, and cares deeply about the strategy behind the work. And most importantly, someone who will absolutely never compromise on the quality and caliber of the work. Ideally this person has about 4-6 years of experience creating amazing work at top creative agencies.”
Send portfolio links directly to Kit at: email@example.com
May 2nd, 2013
Tom is a copywriter/ACD at Factory Labs in Denver. All kinds of inspiring work for athletics brands on his site: The North Face, Oakley, Callaway, Killington Mountain Resort (“The Beast” above), and Gatorade. Almost enough to make MC want to go for a run. Almost.
April 30th, 2013
Trey is a senior copywriter at Fuse in Los Angeles. The first four projects on his site are for Kawasaki, and they include TV, print, interactive, and a manifesto vid. What’s more fun, as a copywriter, than writing a company’s manifesto vid? Especially when the company makes motorcycles? So fun.
April 28th, 2013
Shanteka Sigers, SVP/ECD at Sanders\Wingo in Austin (and friend of MC), is looking for copywriters. From Shanteka: “Sanders\Wingo was founded by David Sanders, a copywriter. He once got a 92-second radio spot on the air. He went on daily two-hour hikes and ate whole grains in the ’80s. Most people ate cocaine for breakfast in the ’80s. And most importantly, David Sanders taught that our job is to make things happen right now. I need copywriters in Austin and El Paso. All levels. You’ll work on big brands like AT&T, Burger King and MINI. You’ll work on small brands like Run For The Water, El Paso Electric and the District Attorney of El Paso. The DA let us create an award-winning domestic violence brochure hidden inside a lipstick case, and feng shui his waiting area. I’m looking for some swashbuckling, enterprising, David Sanders-esque copywriters that want to make things happen. Healthy diet optional.” Interested? Contact Shanketa at the address below.
Email Shankteka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 26th, 2013
James Mikus, ECD at McGarrah Jessee in Austin, is looking for two killer CWs. From James: “McGarrah Jessee is looking for two copywriters. One with 3 to 5 years and one 8 to 10 years. Must have a superhuman work ethic and a book to prove it.” Think you’re a fit? Email James at the address below.
April 25th, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of the 2013 VCU Brandcenter graduating copywriters (in alphabetical order):
Adam Tetreault: adamdtetreault.com
Andrew Kong: andrewckong.com
Atain Ibia: atain.me
Chris Martin: notthatchrismartin.com
Christina Semak: christinasemak.com
Daniel Chen: thedanielchen.com
Don Principe: thedonprincipe.com
Evelynne Scholnick: evelynnes.com
Faye Ibars: fayeibars.com
Gary Baker: andthenithought.com
Ian Downey: upsidedowney.com
Kai Neddersen: kaineddersen.com
Katlyn Williams: katlynwilliams.com
Maddison Bradley: maddisonbradley.com
Mary Gross: maryfgross.com
Matt Meszaros: mattmeszaros.com
Matt Skibiak: mattskibiak.com
Megan Winterhalter: meganwinterhalter.com
Michelle Lamont: michellelamont.com
Taylor Schumaker: taylorschumaker.com
Zac Milner: zacmilner.com
April 24th, 2013
So hard to pick which VCU CW grad portfolios to feature during VCU Brandcenter Week! They’ve all got something special about them. Don’t miss Andrew’s Botot radio (the world’s first toothpaste, created for King Louis XV, who knew?), and Shun Cutlery campaign (Honor Haiku, funny). Nice to see some creativity in brand/client selection. Good times.
April 23rd, 2013
VCU Brandcenter Week Tuesday: Mr. Daniel Chen. Lots of fun writing all over his site, including a type solution campaign for Wonderbra (not kidding) and Sad Children’s Projects, which really is one of the saddest things MC has ever seen in a portfolio. Macaroni WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS and homemade 3RD FAVORITE SON medal. Yes.
April 22nd, 2013
VCU Brandcenter Week! Love it. And Kai is a perfect start to the week. He was an intern copywriter at inHouse, Target’s fabulous internal creative department, back in 2010, when MC was a Creative Manager there. Kai could have probably gone right from that internship into a job, but instead decided that he wanted to learn more. He didn’t just want a good first job, he wanted a great first job, and he recognized that what he needed to get it was, well, VCU. Now, couple of years later, here he is, graduating from VCU, and that’s crazy awesome. Congrats, Kai!
April 17th, 2013
Dave is a freelance copywriter/CD in Nashville (Nashville Addy’s “2012 Copywriter of the Year”), previously at BBDO and Hill Holiday. Lots of beautiful writing all over his site for clients like LandTrust of Tennessee, United Methodist Church, and Boys & Girls Club of Boston.
April 15th, 2013
Rich is a copywriter in Boston, formerly at Arnold. Actually, he was recently let go by Arnold, which would be a bummer for anyone. However, Rich took the opportunity to write his colleagues a good-bye email that is, in his words, “at least as good as any of the other stuff I wrote while I was there.” Check out his email on AgencySpy here. Or check out his other stuff by clicking on the link below.
April 11th, 2013
Hall is a copywriter in Denver, previously at Factory Labs, now looking for his next gig. His link was featured on MC in Summer 2012 as part of Creative Circus CW Grad Week. So cool to see what he’s added since then.
April 8th, 2013
Greg is a copywriter in Salt Lake City, currently at MRM/McCann. He’s got a shiny new Carbonmade site and a bunch of fun writing all over it, from brand identity manifesto to words on the side of a beer can. Got to take advantage of every opportunity, because you never know what’s going to hit. Dig it.
April 6th, 2013
Todd is a copywriter in Minneapolis, previously at digital agency space150 (for six years). Definitely got the digital chops. But he’s also a wordsmith—with years of proofreading experience before becoming a copywriter, and a degree in English Lit. Love that.
April 4th, 2013
Elinna Vega, Creative Recruiter at 360i in NYC, is looking for a copywriter. From Elinna: “360i is looking for writers because I’m not one. We love writers who tell stories and not the ones that begin with ‘once upon a time’. We strive for original, ground breaking, industry elevating, brand heightening, multi-platform stories/ideas (i.e.: Bacon Barter, Daily Oreo Twist). We encourage and solicit ideas from all levels of our creatives and we move fast – break neck speed fast. If you have stories to tell, come share them and get work produced for some of the world’s largest brands. Plus, we have free-flowing caffeine (in all its forms) and beer!” Wait. Beer???
Send portfolio links to Elinna.email@example.com
April 2nd, 2013
Deacon Webster, Chief Creative Officer at Walrus NYC, is looking for a CW. From Deacon: “Walrus is looking for a copywriter with 4+ years experience. We’re looking for someone that’s smart, has sense of humor, works hard and has a strong writing ability. Opportunities abound. You’ll have a chance to touch lots of different types of projects in lots of different media and sell good work.” If you haven’t checked out Walrus, click on their logo above. They’re rad. Killer gig for the right CW.