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December 7th, 2016

Jason Gonzales

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Jason is a copywriter/ACD at FKQ Advertising in Clearwater, FL. Cool mix of projects on his site including work for Chobani (above), Stella Artois, Diageo, Ball Park, Ronald McDonald House, Chick-Fil-A, and a Chick-Fil-A site, LoveIsHere.com, “developed to encourage an ongoing, honest conversation about love, relationships, marriage, and family.” Once again proving MC’s theory that copywriters know everything about everything—especially relationships. (So kidding.) Good stuff.

Portfolio: lookwhatiwrote.com

December 5th, 2016

Copywriters Wanted: TracyLocke, CT

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Erika Udstuen, Global Talent Scout at TracyLocke, is on the hunt for a copywriter to join their Wilton, Connecticut office. From TracyLocke: “If you want to make a difference, you have to do things differently. That’s why we don’t think like marketers; rather, we live like designers, putting intent and purpose behind every thought. For the past 100 years, that purpose has been to motivate people to buy. And because buying is about believing, we design brand experiences that reshape the ways people behave by giving them more reasons to connect with brands and products than ever before. At TracyLocke, nothing we do is by default. Everything We Do Is Buy Design.

Responsibilities:

TracyLocke’s Connecticut office is growing. We are looking for several Copywriters with passion and talent in abundance who desire a creative and collaborative environment.

Whether your first word was written, or you were inspired by the world’s greatest mentors along your journey, we want to hear from you.

How do you make it into the halls of TracyLocke? Have a great on-line portfolio with samples of relevant brand solutions to client and consumer challenges. A campaign or two that creates a connection between a consumer’s heart and head. Your samples must articulate your passion and showcase years of thoughtful blood, sweat and tears from your journalism and advertising school. The right attitude is a must.

If you believe that the work is everything, contact us.

We have opportunities on three of our global brand accounts.

Qualifications:

  • Journalism, Advertising, or Portfolio School recommended.
  • An on-line portfolio with work samples are required to be considered.

To Apply: Click Here

November 30th, 2016

Taylor Mullen

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Taylor is a senior copywriter at Madwell in Boulder, where she’s lead writer on accounts including Justin’s (yum), Cobram Estate, and P.J. Clark’s. (Three Boulder sites in a row. Keep ’em coming, CO.) Lots of super positive vibes running throughout the projects in Taylor’s portfolio. The world can use a little more of that right about now. Dig it.

Portfolio: taymullen.com

November 28th, 2016

Kyle Parr

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Kyle is a senior copywriter at Sterling Rice Group in Boulder, previously at Preston Kelly in Minneapolis (where MC spent some time back in the day). Fun mix of clients on his site, including California Almonds, Daisy Cottage Cheese, the US Potato Board, and Nickelodeon Universe (above). In addition to writing, Kyle also performs marriages as an internet minister, plays in bands which have included Men Who Control The Weather, Caution Peanut, and Shark Town, and smashes pumpkins to Smashing Pumpkins. Yes.

Portfolio: kyleparr.com

November 23rd, 2016

Jeff Erin

mapquest

Jeff is a copywriter/creative director in Boulder, CO, who is looking to move to Los Angeles, CA. Don’t miss his crazy fun spots for MapQuest, including “your way of out hell” (above). That’s how Jeff is going to feel every day on the 5 in LA. Kidding! (Not kidding.)

Portfolio: jefferin.com

November 21st, 2016

Derek Edwards

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Derek is an art director/designer/creative director in San Francisco. (MC met Derek in SF two weeks ago, good peeps!) Great mix of art direction and design on his site, include a bunch of projects for Macy’s. Don’t miss his photo art direction page, some really beautiful work (including the photo above, MC wants to live there). Dig it.

Portfolio: derekcreates.com

November 16th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Copywriter Grads

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Nothing MC loves more than posting the portfolio sites of brilliant new copywriters. Ladies and gents, below are links to 11 Chicago Portfolio School Fall 2016 graduating writers (in alphabetical order):

Sarah Bass (copywriter) – sarahrbass.com

Olivia Crandall (copywriter) – oliviacrandall.com

Kaitlynn Frank (copywriter) – kaitlynnfrank.com

Chris Glascock (copywriter) – glascockforcopywriter.com

Cole Hintz (copywriter) – medium.com/cole-hintz

Scott Mendlinger (copywriter) – scottmendlinger.com

Kevin Murray (copywriter) – kevinmurraydotcomwastaken.com

Brett Rimkus (copywriter) – brettrimkus.com

Shawn Rudolph (copywriter) – shawnrudolphcreative.com

Nika Sagalchik (copywriter) – nikachik.com

James Scharfe (copywriter) – jimscharfecreative.com

Angela Williams (copywriter) – angeladwilliams.com

November 15th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Art Director Grads

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Fall 2016 Chicago Portfolio School Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of seven September art director grads. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Allie Hunt (art director) – alliehuntad.com

Chris Kilmer-Lipinski (art director) – chriskilmerlipinski.com

Danny O’Donnell (art director) – danny-odonnell.com

Madeline Reusch (art director) – maddiereusch.com

Candice Schlax (art director) – candiceschlax.com

Jake Starr (art director) – jake-starr.com

James Stolbom (art director) – jamesstolbom.com

November 14th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Designer Grads

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of September 2016 Chicago Portfolio School grads: designers (Monday), art directors (Tuesday), and copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats to all!

Elise McIntyre (designer) – elisemcintyre.com

Jen Mulvihill (designer) – jenmulvihill.com

Raina Shannon (designer) – rainashannon.com

Vicki Wrobel (designer) – vickiwrobel.com

November 9th, 2016

Mike Beamer

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Mike is a copywriter/CD at JWT in Chicago. So much great video on his site, including Illinois “Mancations” with Bill Kurtis, Illinois Made, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (above) which might have had MC in tears once or twice. Or three times. Very nice.

Portfolio: mike-beamer.squarespace.com

November 7th, 2016

Vidhi Shah

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Vidhi is a copywriter looking for opportunities in NYC after recently moving to the States from Argentina where she was a creative lead at Mother Buenos Aires. Killer variety of projects on her site, including short films for Renault (above), a PETA video featuring Pamela Anderson, Colors Magazine (where Vidhi was an editor), and the beginnings of The Global Warming Cookbook (and possibly pop-up restaurant). Dig it.

Portfolio: vidshah.com

November 2nd, 2016

Lindsey Campbell

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Lindsey is a copywriter at Brand Content in Boston, previously in-house at Staples (last post on MC 07.03.14). In a world that’s spinning a little negative at the moment, it’s so nice to see someone using their copywriter powers for good. Lindsey’s no-budget School The World campaign generated 7 million views in one week for a non-profit that builds schools for kids in developing countries. More of that, please.

Portfolio: copylady.website

October 31st, 2016

Sr/ACD Copywriter Wanted: &Barr, Orlando

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Barbara Yoiris, Human Resources Specialist at &Barr, is on the hunt for an experienced writer to join their Orlando team. From &Barr: “&Barr is looking for a Senior to ACD-level copywriter who will be responsible for writing and managing copywriting efforts for a specific client or group of clients. Strategic, innovative, passionate, you’ll work closely with your Creative Director to ensure that all creative efforts are effective and award winning. You must be curious, a collaborator and be able to inspire and mentor junior creative staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops concepts and writes copy in traditional and digital media.
  • Supports all creative assignments ensuring that copy is aligned with strategy and brand guidelines.
  • Collaborates with CD, Art Directors, Designers, Production and production partners to produce concepts and finished executions.
  • Participates in strategic discussions to offer creative perspective.
  • Delivers presentations to senior creative, account service and clients as needed.
  • Maintains communication with production concerning status of jobs.
  • Creates and completes projects on time and within budget constraints.
  • Contributes to new business activities of the agency.
  • Stays current with cultural and industry trends.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Six or more years of related work experience and/or training
    or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • A versatile portfolio of work experience is required.
  • Digital experience is required.
  • Effectively handle multiple assignments in a fast paced environment.

For more info or to apply, contact Barbara at: barbara.yoiris@andbarr.co

October 27th, 2016

Copywriter Wanted: Prudential, New Jersey

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Vicki Bokser, Senior Staffing Specialist at Prudential in Newark, New Jersey, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Prudential: “Prudential’s unique internal full-service marketing & advertising agency has an opening for a Copywriter to be responsible for overall copywriting activities in accordance with strategic goals of the brand, the organization and its various business units. Versatile and conceptually strong in digital and offline channels. Experience with some of the following medium, web, video, social, as well as B2B and consumer print, out of home and marketing communications. Ability to develop strong campaign ideas and write compelling copy.

Roles & Requirements

  • Conceptualize platform ideas for business units targeting consumer & institutional audiences
  • Collaborate with Strategy and Media in the development of ideas
  • Craft copy for use in social media and other emerging media opportunities
  • Learn and internalize Prudential brand guidelines and visual standards
  • Drive processes that foster idea generation with a media-neutral mindset

Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree from an accredited university/college
  • 3+ years of copywriting experience; advertising agency experience preferred
  • Demonstrated conceptual ability in digital and offline channels
  • Ability to differentiate between an idea and an execution
  • Knowledge of financial services and products preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Office suite
  • Highly detailed oriented
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Clear, concise and confident verbal communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and a team-oriented, collaborative spirit
  • Online portfolio demonstrating conceptual strength and skills in all media required”

To learn more and/or to apply: Click here

October 26th, 2016

Mike Breighner

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Mike is a copywriter at VML in NYC where he helped create the above Moto Dojo campaign highlighting Motorola’s Moto Action. There are times when every copywriter gets lost in the grind of penning 500 tags for some new product that doesn’t really need a tag and questions, “Why? Is this really a job? Is what I do worthy of my short time on this planet?” Then comes along a project like Mike’s Moto Dojo and it all goes out the window. Of course this isn’t a real job. Look at what we do. And yet, somehow, they pay us. Shhh.

Portfolio: mikebreighner.com

October 24th, 2016

Copywriter Wanted: New Honor Society, St. Louis

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Beth Voegtli at New Honor Society in St. Louis is on the hunt for a tech-savvy copywriter. From Beth: “New Honor Society is a creative boutique helping brands attract a following by giving people something to buy into, not just a product to buy. We identify a brand’s reason for being and help them talk about it, demonstrate it, and share it: from their company DNA, to their marketing, to their products and services.

We’re searching for a tech-savvy writer who can quickly be brought up to speed on complex matters, write everything from a caption to a video script, and hit deadlines.”

To apply online, click here.

To learn more about New Honor Society, click here.

October 20th, 2016

Sara Iravani

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Sara is a copywriter in San Francisco. She’s got a cool mix of projects in her portfolio, including lots of editorial, fashion and beauty. MC got the chance to meet Sara a few months back and she’s good peeps. If you’re looking to meet a writer in SF with fashion/beauty experience, definitely give her a shout.

Portfolio: sarairavani.com

October 19th, 2016

Drew Harkins

dreamchampions

Drew is a senior copywriter at 160over90 in Gainesville, Florida, previously at BRIGHT RED\TBWA in Tallahassee, and before that Mirium in Minneapolis—where he got to work on the super cute Dream Champion campaign for American Family Insurance (above). Derek Jeter, JJ Watt and Kevin Durant, geez.

Portfolio: drewharkins.com

October 18th, 2016

Calli Hoyt

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Calli graduated from Chicago Portfolio School earlier in the year and is now a junior copywriter at mcgarrybowen in Chicago. Her portfolio is still mostly fun spec projects (so cool to see what gets a CPS grad into a shop like mcgarrybowen), and the first celebrates Waffle House servers as saints. Probably more than Waffle House would go for in the real world—but they should totally do the candles for employee of the month. Also on Calli’s site is a campaign for MOBA (above), the Museum Of Bad Art, which MC never knew existed. Hello, road trip.

Portfolio: callihoyt.com

October 17th, 2016

Leonardo Barbosa

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Leonardo is a copywriter in São Paulo, Brazil. (For MC’s English speakers, click on the “English” button at the top of Leonardo’s site before you scroll down his portfolio.) His first project “Rescue Drive” is a genius idea for Chevrolet Cobalt. From Leonardo: “Most Brazilians aren’t used to changing their car unless they really need to. So, we found the perfect moment to present the new Chevrolet Cobalt.” When their car breaks down. Also, don’t miss his videos for Bradesco bank (above), so much drama! You can’t do that better.

Portfolio: barbosa.rocks

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