October 16th, 2014
Since Rick’s last post on MC during Creative Circus Week Fall 2012, he’s landed a gig at McKinney, done killer work for clients like Travelocity, Gold’s Gym, Samsung, and Sherwin-Williams, and collected a bucketload of awards. Time for an update!
October 14th, 2014
Mike is a copywriter at mcgarrybowen in NYC. His About Me page is awesome and hilarious. (Click on the secret baby to see his stuff from portfolio school.) Don’t miss his Motorola Electrify X campaign, Shedding Its Excess, specifically the third video featuring a … cat video … DING. Winner! Plus, it’s a fat cat. Stuck in a door. So good.
October 10th, 2014
Chad Brophy, copywriter/ACD at Tattoo Projects in Charlotte, NC, is on the hunt for a copywriter with social media skills. From Chad: “Tattoo Projects wants a copywriter that geeks out writing for social media. Not a social media enthusiast that thinks they can write. We know that sounds a touch pretentious, but it’s an important difference. If you’re a copywriter nodding your head in agreement, please keep reading.
We want a twisted sense of humor that can also stay organized.
We want someone who can write in multiple brand voices without inserting theirs.
We want a writer who can manipulate trends and current events to our brands’ advantage, not just regurgitate memes.
We want a writer who understands the career and portfolio value of writing for National, Super Regional, and Start-Up accounts.
We want a writer who will gleefully throw down on print, ambient, and television projects.
- Minimum 1-year agency experience.
- A portfolio that shows you get it, bonus points if it evokes jealousy.
- A working knowledge of social media management tools.
About Tattoo Projects:
We are a creative agency that leaves indelible impressions.
We are forward-looking-advertising-fanatics with an in-house photography studio, a postproduction department, and a Small Agency of the Year award.
We work on National, Super Regional, and Start-Up clients.
We overuse the word “we”.
100% paid health and dental.
Free downtown parking.
Send portfolio to email@example.com or visit tattooprojects.com
October 9th, 2014
Creative Circus tweeted MC the link (below) to 12 graduating copywriter portfolio sites. Always great to see the awesome talent coming out of Circus—and love that they now show where students are landing. Congrats to all of the grads, big ups!
October 7th, 2014
Laura Bennett, Talent Scout at Saatchi & Saatchi X, is on the hunt for a copywriter for their Cincinnati, OH office. From Laura, “Saatchi & Saatchi X is a global leader in shopper marketing, revered as the hothouse for world-changing ideas and brand experiences. Through a passion for ideas, strategic in-store communications and a deep understanding of shoppers’ motivations, we create unique shopping experiences that improve shopper’s lives and leverage every product story. Saatchi & Saatchi X is part of the Publicis Groupe network, the world’s fourth-largest advertising agency holding company.
You will be working closely with the creative director, art directors and other writers to conceive, articulate, and create concepts and shopper marketing ideas. This includes experiential retail campaigns, QSR and retail product launches, franchise marketing campaigns, online, interactive, mobile and e-mail marketing campaigns, viral and all other shopper marketing initiatives and developing short and long form copy solutions.
If you believe:
- you can work with and sometimes lead a collaborative team that includes account planners, art directors, designers, producers from all sort of disciplines
- you are capable of solving shopper communication challenges with ideas that gets us more awards than we have already
- you have an outstanding portfolio that your granny fell in love with
- you can lead brainstorming sessions about why trolls gets angry after supper
- you can collaborate with creative team members to come up with conceptual and copy direction of branding and advertising initiatives for tomorrow’s pitch
- you can ensure copy tone and style are consistent with product identity even if you hate the product
- you can translate “This-Is-All-I-got” client briefs into engaging and effective copy concepts without drinking too much coffee
- you can convince your CD that you have 6+ years’ experience as an advertising writer
- you can work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively juggle diverse writing demands without going to the restroom every half an hour
- you can handle the openness of everyone’s criticism here and still keep your sanity with a good heart
To apply or learn more, email Laura at: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 6th, 2014
Britton is a new copywriter in NYC after graduating from Adhouse. He’s got nine student projects in his portfolio for brands like Puma, Canada, and Virgin Mobile. What’s more fun than looking through a school portfolio and seeing what someone chose to do, for whom, when they could do anything for anyone? Nothing. Nothing’s more fun. Good luck to Britton, can’t wait to see where he lands!
October 2nd, 2014
Finishing up MC Updates Week with Howard Hill, a senior freelance copywriter in Los Angeles. Since his last post on MC (03.12.13), Howard’s added some new work to his site including a new brand campaign for LifeLock and some Sony Xperia digital work. Update time!
September 30th, 2014
Chris is a copywriter in Minneapolis. Since his last post on MC (07.11.11), he spent two years at EnergyBBDO in Chicago, one year at Zambezi in Venice Beach, brought a new little Yocum into the world, and moved back home to Minneapolis. That’s some stuff! Time for an update.
September 29th, 2014
Nick is a senior copywriter at SapientNitro in Boston. Since he was last on MC (10.19.11), he’s got a new site, new job, new work, new headlines, new videos, all kinds of new stuff. Time for a new post!
September 25th, 2014
Jessi is a senior copywriter at ViTRO in San Diego. Since her last post on MC (11.02.11), she’s moved from Kansas City to San Diego, got the new gig at ViTRO (congrats!), and added all kinds of new work to her portfolio. Time for an update!
September 23rd, 2014
Duluth Trading Co. is on the hunt for a Senior Writer/Gifted Storyteller. From Duluth: “Do you know the power that words can wield? If so, and you have a keen sense of humor with a portfolio to back it up, you will want to keep reading. The Duluth Women customers have charisma, character and quirk. We strive to make ingenious, great-looking clothes and gear that can keep up with them. Their grit and tenacity inspires us to keep pushing and innovating with everything we create and sell. You will tell their stories and ours across a multi-channel media landscape. From print, motion/content creation, and digital, you’ll be responsible for writing impactful and entertaining assignments in a voice that speaks to our amazing customers.
We’re in search of a Senior Writer for our Women’s Business. You’ll collaborate with designers, art directors and digital designers providing copy direction and concepts. We need someone who will be restless and passionate about creating ideas and opportunities for our brand. We seek a writer, who with a mere sentence, can captivate, motivate and move our audience. Interested? You must have these qualities in your tool box:
- A twisted sense of humor. You’re funny, and your work shows it.
- A relentless, conceptual mind. Your idea machine has no off switch.
- Must be fearless. We play in retail and it’s always changing, so tenacity is a must.
- Forward thinking and original. Love the challenge of uncharted territory.
- A great storyteller. From both a product and editorial perspective.
- A collaborative spirit. You thrive being part of a creative community.
For consideration, you must have 5-10 years of writing experience in advertising, retail, or consumer-driven field. Apply at the link below and submit links to an exceptional portfolio of work (no pdf’s, please), displaying mad conceptual ideation skills, strong headlines, well-written copy and the ability to produce integrated campaigns across print, digital, broadcast, packaging and retail media.
To apply: Click here
September 22nd, 2014
Sandy Wang, Recruiter at Magnani Caruso Dutton, is looking for a senior copywriter who could work at either their NYC or Chicago office. A little about MCD: “MCD is the kind of place that encourages innovation and rewards hard work. We are an agency where ideas rule, and everything follows from there. Here you’ll find smart, creative professionals that take what they do seriously, but thankfully not themselves. By design we are a highly productive agency without the long hours, and promote teamwork without any embarrassing pep rallies.” To learn more or to apply, click the links below:
NYC Senior Copywriter: Click here
Chicago Senior Copywriter: Click here
September 19th, 2014
Madeleine Clark, friend of MC and fabulous creative recruiter, is on the hunt for a writer with branding and naming experience in San Francisco. From Madeleine: “Looking for a strategic and creative thinker/writer with 3+ years expertise in developing copy, names, taglines, nomenclature systems, and brand voice for complex corporate and product/service projects. This candidate must have a passion for and knowledge of the tech sector. He/She must also be:
- An engaging facilitator with presence who helps clients make decisions about strategic and creative work
- A compelling storyteller and presenter who brings name candidates to life
- A writer of effective proposals and memorable pitches
- An inspiring and collaborative team member
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Linguistics, Writing, or related studies and a minimum of 3 years of naming/writing/branding experience (on the agency or client side). Team leadership experience is a plus. Experience working in an organization in a naming/branding role with demonstrable experience with naming and nomenclature strategy is also a must.”
Email Madeleine at: email@example.com
September 17th, 2014
Jon is a VP/CD/AD at BOHAN in Nashville, and one of the few honorary art directors on MC. Love what he does with words. Since is last post (12.26.12), he’s got a new Squarespace site (beautiful) and all kinds of new work on it. Time for an update!
September 16th, 2014
Alan is a senior copywriter at Avenue in Chicago and a student at Second City Training Center. If MC could start MC over, there’d be a tag for copywriters who’ve had experience with Second City—and it would probably be one of the more popular tags. So many great copywriters have stand-up and comedy writing experience, which makes so much sense.
September 15th, 2014
Bryan is a copywriter at Bader Rutter in Milwaukee, after graduating from Milwaukee Portfolio School in 2013. He also writes for The 3% Conference, which aims to bring awareness to the gender gap in advertising creative leadership (only 3% of all creative directors are female) and help do something about it. Dig that.
September 10th, 2014
Meg is a copywriter intern at Allen & Gerritsen in Philadelphia, after graduating from Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. Her site’s home page features GIFs instead of stills for most projects, which is super fun. Hover over the GIF, and the name of the project/brand appears.
September 8th, 2014
Daniel is a new copywriter in Chicago, freelancing at Y&R, after graduating from Chicago Portfolio School and interning at CP+B Los Angeles. His book is post-school/pre-FT gig, mostly spec, and all-Daniel, which MC loves to see. Good times.
September 4th, 2014
Elliot is a copywriter at Sukle Advertising & Design in Denver. His site was submitted to MC by art director Allie Nordstrom, who also happens to be his wife (rad, big ups, Allie!). Don’t miss his campaign for Man Therapy, featuring Dr. Rich Mahogany, which aims to put an end to the stigma of men and mental health. The name alone is reason enough to watch. Nice.