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March 26th, 2015

Nick Sotolongo

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Nick is a copywriter/CD at DAf in Santiago, Chile. A couple of weeks back, MC featured a copywriter job post for DAf and it included a link to Nick’s site as an example of what an American copywriter can do in Chile. Namely, drink a lot of great wine and do a bunch of fun work. Awesome.

Portfolio: nicksotolongo.com

March 25th, 2015

Yama Rahyar

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Yama is a copywriter/acd at Phenomenon in Los Angeles. Since his last post on MC (way back on 06.10.11), he’s worked at a couple of new shops, built a new Squarespace site, and added a whole bunch of new work to his portfolio. Time for an update!

Portfolio: yamarahyar.com

March 23rd, 2015

Janelle Anne

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Janelle is a copywriter/editor at Opening Ceremony in NYC. Crazy mix of projects in her portfolio, from Tweets for Warby Parker to photos/posts for Paul Evans (above) to all kinds of social media stuff for others. Sometimes you click through a portfolio and you can just feel good energy bubbling up through the work. Janelle likes what she does, and it shows. Dig it.

Portfolio: janelleanne.com

March 20th, 2015

Tom Mandel

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Tom is a freelance copywriter in NYC, previously at Droga5 and BBDO. Lots of good stuff on his site for FedEx, including genius pre-roll spots (above) encouraging watchers to press the skip button. Why didn’t I think of that?!?! Arrrg. NICE.

Portfolio: tommandelismy.name

March 19th, 2015

Mike Lars White

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Mike is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco. Since his last post on MC (07.08.11), he’s added Cheetos, Netflix and Comcast to his site, worked at GS&P for a couple of years, and freelanced at Muh-tay-zuhk Hoffer, Cutwater, Heat, and Eleven Inc. (Busy!) Mike’s also written and directed a short film called “Steve’s Problem” which just premiered online after 16 film fests and two “best narrative short” wins. Check it out on the “Film” section of his site.

Portfolio: mikelarswhite.com

March 17th, 2015

CW Wanted: Laughlin Constable, Chicago

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Gretchen Conley, HR Manager at Laughlin Constable, is on the hunt for a writer. Instead of a job description, this is the awesome hashtag she sent MC:

#areyoulookingforacopywriterjobinchicagoletusknowlaughlinconstableishiringsosendusyourportfolioandusethishandyhashtagwithalinktoyourwork

or

Send your book to: gconley@laughlin.com

March 17th, 2015

VP/ECD Wanted: LifeLock

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This is a big one. LifeLock is on the hunt for a VP/ECD. They’re looking for someone who loves direct (got to really love it, can’t be #2 after brand) and preferably has some quality in-house experience. People skills are a must. Winning candidate will be working closely with new LifeLock CMO Ty Shay (brilliant CMO, great leader, good friend of MC) to take LifeLock to new heights. To learn more or to apply, visit the link below.

To learn more/apply: Click here

March 13th, 2015

ACD/CW Wanted: Hub Strategy & Communication

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Fabulous San Francisco agency (and good friends of MC) Hub Strategy & Communication is on the hunt for an ACD/writer (open to a senior writer, too). You want this job. From Hub: “We are looking for an ACD/Writer. The slash is in there because we need you to be an amazing creative director and an amazing writer — we can tell the difference.

We work on fun projects with fun clients and fun people. We need you to be one of those people. We also need you to be a person who takes their craft very seriously and is able to bring smart, thoughtful, strategic, and many times funny words to the page. You will be working with the other creative directors at Hub to bring ideas to life. You will be managing a team of talented creatives. You need to be nice to clients, because you will be all up in client meetings. You need to be organized because you’ll be busy. You need to like sandwiches.

If you check out our site (hubsanfrancisco.com), you’ll see that we pride ourselves on our writing and if you see work that feels like the kind of work you want to be doing, give us a shout.”

Send your link to: peter@hubsanfrancisco.com

March 11th, 2015

CWs Wanted: DAf, Chile (relocation included)

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Who wants to be a copywriter in Chile? On wine and spirits brands? Yes, please! DAf (dafwork.com), a small, independent agency located in Santiago, Chile, is on the hunt for a Junior and Mid-level Copywriter. From DAf: “If you’re a kick-ass, (semi-) bilingual writer who secretly dreams of: living abroad, wine (yes wine …), or both, send us your book! As an agency, we’re fully dedicated to creating content for wine and spirits brands around the globe.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related studies
  • Mid-level to advanced knowledge of Spanish, ideally with a minor or double major in Spanish
  • Minimum of 1 year of copywriting experience in agency, previous internship is accepted
  • Ideally, experience working in print, video and digital

Benefits:

  • Costs for moving to Chile are included by the agency
  • The opportunity to live in one of the best cities of Latin America
  • The possibility to expand the creative boundaries, because we are a hybrid creative agency + production company, and because we work for global brands
  • The privilege of being part of a multicultural team and learn Spanish

Here you can see a portfolio example of an american Creative Director working at DAf: nicksotolongo.com.”

For more info and/or to apply email us: creative@daf.cl

March 9th, 2015

Justin Ebert

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Justin is a copywriter/CD in NYC. Since his last post on MC (07.27.12), he’s gone full-time freelance, put together a new Cargo site, and added a bunch of new work—including the above for Capri Sun. So many killer projects all over his site. Really happy to have Justin back up on MC. Really awesome way to kick off the week.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/justinebert

March 4th, 2015

Edward Ong

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Edward is a writer/CD in Malaysia. (Two CWs from Malaysia in one week. Dig it.) There are a ton of projects in his portfolio and a huge variety—from Penguin Books to BMW, Tiger Beer to posters for his agency’s Star Wars-themed Christmas party. Projects are divided into two categories: Copy and Everything Else. With so much content, that makes it easier to concentrate on just the writing, if that’s what you’re into. Which, being MC, we are.

Portfolio: edwardong.solutions

March 2nd, 2015

Jeremy Ng

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Jeremy is a senior copywriter at NagaDDB in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Love international submissions. More, please!) He started life as a graphic designer, then switched to writing at his first agency. Check out his project for Yoshinkan Aikido, which uses pieces of bad guy faced-cake to promote self-defense classes for Malaysian women. Delish.

Portfolio: behance.net/jeremyngkt

February 25th, 2015

Matt McCain

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Matt is a copywriter/CD in Seattle. After 15 years at WongDoody, his portfolio is stocked with all kinds of killer projects for Amazon (above), Seattle Seahawks, Subway, Horizon Air, Tobacco Quit Line, and the LA Dodgers. Dying to know what it was like working with the one and only Gary Busey. Crazzeee.

Portfolio: mattmccain.com

February 23rd, 2015

UPDATE: Vlad Ivangorodsky

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Since his last post on MC, New York art director/creative director Vlad Ivangorodsky has gone full-time freelance and has added a bunch of new work to his site, including the above GoDaddy spot for Barton F. Graf 9000 (that almost made the Super Bowl). Always love posting Vlad’s site up on MC, even though he’s not officially a copywriter. Good ideas are good ideas are good ideas.

Portfolio: vladislav-ivangorodsky.com

February 20th, 2015

Intern Team Wanted: R/GA, Austin

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Chris Cima, Creative Director at R/GA in Austin, is looking for an intern creative team. From Chris: “R/GA Austin is on the hunt for an intern creative team. We’re looking for both a writer and designer/art director. We’re willing to build a team from two solo badasses or if we find a pre-built team that has a great book, even better. The plan is to make this team an active part of our creative department and get them on real projects to see what they can do with enough guidance to keep their heads from exploding.” Love it. To learn more and to apply, click the links below.

Copy: Click here

Visual: Click here

February 18th, 2015

Lyndsey Tonyan

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Way back in January 2014, MC featured Lyndsey’s portfolio in a list of Chicago Portfolio School grads. Here we are, one year later, and Lyndsey’s friend and fellow CW Audrey Hansen has re-submitted her portfolio to MC for an update. (Big ups, Audrey. Love that.) Six tight campaigns and some beautiful typography in her portfolio, including one for the Department of Health and DARE, above, that MC would be all over if it existed. Fun.

Portfolio: lyndseytonyan.com

February 16th, 2015

UPDATE: Chris Hancock

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Been about a year since Chris’s last update on MC. Since then, he’s moved back to San Francisco and freelanced for Pereira O’dell, Camp+King, Muhtayzik Hoffer, Mekanism, and others. (Um, nice list there, geez.) So much great writing all over his site. This is a fun one.

Portfolio: chrishancockwriter.com

February 11th, 2015

Kevin Zengel

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Kevin is a copywriter at Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group in Orlando, Florida. Lots of magical work all over his site (sorry, had to), including awesome animated gifs for Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort (above, be sure to read the captions). Also, don’t miss his site for agency RSQ, “Helping you sell shit since 1977.” Nice.

Portfolio: portfolio.iamzengel.com

February 9th, 2015

Kerry Skiles

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Kerry is a copywriter/CD in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. She’s also a good friend/former agency comrade of MC, from all the way back when Arnold had a San Francisco shop. (Was it really that long ago?) So happy to have her posted up, at last. Dig it. 

Portfolio: kerryskiles.com

February 4th, 2015

Tim Gillingham

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Tim is a freelance copywriter/CD in Minneapolis. Over the past 20 years, he’s worked at shops like Fallon, Carmichael, Arnold, Burnett, and Saatchi (geez), on more awesome accounts than MC can list here. Don’t miss his classic campaigns for Citi Simplicity Card and the VW Beetle, including the above spot “Squares.” Brilliant.

Portfolio: timgillinghamcreative.com

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