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September 20th, 2017

Randy Tatum

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Randy is a freelance art director/CD in Minneapolis. All kinds of killer projects on his site from his time at Carmichael Lynch, Martin Williams, and freelancing all over. Of course, this being MC, especially love his use of type and how he brings words to life. Dig it.

Portfolio: pilot-adv.com

September 18th, 2017

Jeff Oswald

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Jeff is a freelance senior writer/ACD in Chicago. It’s been over two years since his last post on MC (04.23.15), so way past time for an update. Don’t miss his Bud Light page, featuring Conan (“Vroom-vroom party starter” heh-heh) and “Dude Vegas.” MC has but one word. Dude.

Portfolio: jeffoswaldwriter.com

September 15th, 2017

Taylor Crane

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Taylor is a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson in Houston (safe and sound after Hurricane Harvey). As one might expect from a Texas-based writer, he’s got a bunch of projects for Mobil and Shell on his site. He also has awesome crowd-funding videos for Kickstarter/Indiegogo, including Flashy Backpack (above, hilarious), which MC needs like now.

Portfolio: taylorjcrane.com

September 13th, 2017

Senior Copywriter Wanted: SimpliSafe, Boston

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Elyssa Feliciano, Talent Associate at SimpliSafe in Boston, is on the hunt for a senior copywriter. From SimpliSafe:

You …write. You write often. Deliriously. You obsess over nuances of word choice (even when your art director thinks it doesn’t matter). You turn phrases over, around, upon themselves, until they sing. You look for and see stories where no one else would. Because you know that narrative is the most powerful force on earth. And you know how to use it.

We …are a team of bold copywriters, designers, strategists, engineers, UX researchers, data junkies and product visionaries based in downtown Boston. Over the past ten years, we’ve quietly transformed home security from an outdated and unfriendly industry to something elegant, thoughtful, and beautifully designed. We’ve taken on the industry behemoths, we’re winning, and we want you to join us on our march to victory.

What will you do? SimpliSafe is growing incredibly fast and we need a world-class wordsmith to lead the charge when it comes to the written word. That’s where you come in. Every day here is a little different—we’re fast-paced and fast-moving—but your main responsibilities include:

  • Think strategically and create new campaigns
  • Evolve and expand our brand voice and personality
  • Write and edit copy for TV spots, web pages, product descriptions and names, direct mail pieces, outdoor, print, retail packaging, apps, emails
  • Mentor and edit junior copywriters
  • Collaborate with graphic designers
  • Be a fount of ideas and zero-ego collaborator
  • Make an impact. Copy touches every aspect of our business and is at the heart of our success.

What skills do you have?

  • 3+ years of copywriting experience at a brand, agency or publication
  • Strong copy-editing abilities; excellent written communication skills
  • You’re zero-ego, collaborative, kind, hard-working.
  • You’re able to work autonomously and collaboratively
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, ever-changing startup environment

To apply: Follow this link and do the thing you’re best at: get our attention and persuade us.”

September 11th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: YETI, Austin

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Ok, this is a new one for MC, but super cool(er). Nicole Waisman, Talent Acquisition Coordinator at YETI coolers in Austin, is on the hunt for a writer. From Nicole: “At YETI, you will have the opportunity to create something extraordinary. You will make a real impact because you are the type of person who thrives on cutting a sustainable path.

The Copywriter will work as a collaborative part of YETI’s award-winning Creative Services team and is responsible for crafting the voice of the brand across multiple touch points, including digital media (yeti.com, emails, and digital advertising), physical consumer experiences (retail and events), product naming and packaging, PR efforts, and internal projects. The Copywriter will also act as a mentor to other copywriters on the team, ensuring a consistent brand voice. The copywriter is expected to actively contribute to the development of new ideas and create polished, final deliverables whether working solo or with other creatives.

A look at your day-to-day

  • Collaborate with creative team members to determine the conceptual and copy direction of YETI’s branding, marketing, and advertising initiatives
  • Brainstorms, concept, collaborate, comp, and present innovative creative marketing and advertising work that garner buy-in while netting measurable results
  • Work in YETI’s in-house creative team to create strategic marketing assets for projects including, but not limited to, product packaging, digital marketing (email, web banners, digital experiences, social assets, etc.), retail displays, internal sales communication, video content
  • Translate creative direction and copy points from creative briefs into engaging and effective copy concepts
  • Be a steward of and maintain the YETI Brand in all creative created in-house.
  • Must be a team player, able to work within budgets and tight deadlines on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative evolution – stay up to date with branding and advertising in all mediums

Now for a little bit about you….

  • 3 or more years in an advertising or in-house creative role
  • Experience with consumer product brands
  • Experience in both print and digital marketing/advertising
  • BA in English, communications, journalism, or a related field
  • Mastery of written communication, both short- and long-form
  • Proven creative ability
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to solve problems, even when they are not fully defined
  • Ability to present and sell creative ideas
  • A solid understanding of marketing and advertising principles
  • An exceptional copywriting portfolio website
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to actively contribute to strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively juggle different writing demands

Perks At YETI?  We’ve got ya covered…

  • YETI Swag Package
  • Employee discounts on YETI products
  • Friends and Family discounts on YETI products too!
  • Lunch with our cool Ambassadors from the outdoor industry – get a chance to meet & break bread with your favorite fishing guides, BBQ pit masters and hunting pro’s
  • 401K match
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • Loyalty Leave: 1 extra day of PTO with each year of service (up to 20 days PTO after 5 years)
  • Day of Service – 1 day per year to do community volunteer work
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee Development Opportunities
  • Casual work environment – what else would you expect for a cooler company?
  • Standing desk options
  • Discounts with outdoor vendors / clients (such as Patagonia, Kuhl, Costa, etc)”

For more info or two apply: Click here

September 6th, 2017

Andrei Slobtsov

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Andrei is a designer/art director who is moving to Portland, OR in September. From Andrei: “I’m a conceptual designer and an art director, making things in advertising, branding, interactive design and all the gray areas in between. Originally from Moscow, Russia I moved to the US 12 years ago. I started my career in Milwaukee, WI as a brand art director. Last six years I spent in Chicago and I’m currently working at Cramer-Krasselt on Porsche, Corona, and Edward Jones. While I absolutely loved my time in Chicago and CK, my wife and I are jumping into a new adventure this September and we are moving to Portland, OR.” Can’t wait to see where Andrei lands!

Portfolio: andreis.co

September 4th, 2017

Brian Hallisey

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Brian is a freelance senior copywriter in Los Angeles. So much good stuff on his site for clients like The Venetian, Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, Honda, and Jack-In-The-Box. Don’t miss “Advanced Burrito” (above). The casting. The delivery. So funny. Can’t. Stop. Watching.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/brianhallisey

August 31st, 2017

Freelance Copywriters Wanted (remote): Viewstream

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Andrew Assalian, VP/Marketing at Viewstream, is on the hunt for freelance writers. From Andrew: “Viewstream is an award winning digital agency for technology companies. We create marketing campaigns to engage sophisticated, technical audiences. Viewstream marketing builds brands, generates awareness and drives consideration.

We’re looking for a copywriter with B2B technology experience, especially able to grasp more technical offerings like cloud, big data, and software. Projects really vary from aspirational videos communicating big thought leadership and technology trends, to product level websites, social media and campaigns.

Copywriters will be paid on a 1099, hours will vary by the job. All work can be done remotely.”

Email Andrew with recent examples of tech and B2B work at: aassalian@viewstream.com 

August 28th, 2017

Cameron Day

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Cameron is a freelance writer/CD in Austin. He’s the son of Guy Day (co-founder of Chiat/Day) and the “PAST” page on his site is a who’s-who list of amazing clients and agencies. Clicking through his work, you see why—great writing all over the place. So what does MC choose to feature? A grocery bag, of course! It just perfectly sums up what a copywriter’s portfolio should be about. You may spend 30 years writing the hell out of everything from Super Bowl TV to Rolling Stone print, but in the end it’s that grocery bag you nailed that makes it to the top. Great writing is great writing, no matter where it appears. Love it.

Portfolio: iamcameronday.com

August 23rd, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Copywriter Grads

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Nothing MC loves more than posting the portfolio sites of brand new copywriters. Ladies and gents, below are links to eight Chicago Portfolio School Summer 2017 graduating writers (in alphabetical order):

Alli Dumphy (copywriter)

Amy Finn-Welch (copywriter)

Anders Gamboni (copywriter)

Andrew Schneider (copywriter)

Emilie Johnson (copywriter)

Jack Gillen (copywriter)

Michael Kreutzer (copywriter)

Nina Muzik (copywriter)

August 22nd, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Art Director Grads

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Summer 2017 Chicago Portfolio School Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of six art director grads. Lookin’ good!

Alexandra Braasch (art director)

Caleigh Ripp (art director)

Liz Tonner (art director)

Marty Knuth (art director)

Patrick Terwedo (art director)

Tucker Moore (art director)

August 21st, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Designer Grads

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of Summer 2017 Chicago Portfolio School grads: designers (Monday), art directors (Tuesday), and copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats to all!

Annabelle Goldin-Mertdogan (designer)

Aqsa Tahir (designer)

Ashley Johnson (designer)

Carrie Rumancik (designer)

Donnie Faires (designer)

Jeff McLaren (designer)

August 16th, 2017

Rebecca Wang

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Rebecca is a copywriter at R/GA in NYC. Love the headline on her site: “Copywriter—my Art Director didn’t help me with this.” (Ha! Just own it.) Her book is in that place that’s so fun to see, half student and half produced work—already got some cool projects for Verizon and Mercedes. Can’t wait to see what she does next!

Portfolio: rwangaroo.com

August 14th, 2017

Aaron Spratt

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Aaron is a freelance copywriter/ACD in the DC area. Since his last post on MC (08.19.13), Aaron’s got an updated site and all kinds of new work including a bunch of projects for good: MPOWERD Luci portable solar light (above), Colon Cancer Alliance “Love Your Butt,” and crazy Car-Free Diet Show. Definitely time for an update.

Portfolio: aaronspratt.com

August 11th, 2017

Anthony Roberts

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Anthony is a senior writer at R/GA in Portland, Oregon. The first project on his site, Nike Speed Drops, just isn’t fair. Branded Lamborghinis transport superstar NBA players to Nike+ members in San Francisco, where they deliver autographed Nike shoes. (Ok, sure. Yeah. Do that.) Geeeeeeeez.

Portfolio: anthonyqroberts.com

August 9th, 2017

Jonathan Main

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Jonathan is a copywriter at Nickelodeon Creative Advertising in NYC. His portfolio is all kinds of fun, including projects for Caramel M&Ms (hilarious spot), Tracfone Wireless, Nationwide/Nick, Geico/Nick, USPS/Nick (featured above), and Nick Jr. Sometimes you click through a site and can just tell, this writer is having a blast. What’s more fun than that?

Portfolio: jonathanmain.com

August 7th, 2017

Amy Creyer

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Amy is a copywriter/ACD at Momentum in Chicago. Before becoming a copywriter, she got her start in advertising as a professional influencer. From Amy: “At the height of fashion blogging popularity my street-style blog, ChicagoStreetStyle.com, had 1.4 million annual uniques. As a one-woman content shop I landed projects with major brands like Burberry and Microsoft, and I was an official Maxxinista for T.J.Maxx. Through the process of these partnerships, I discovered that what I loved most about being creative for a living is thinking of the Big Idea. So I made the conscious decision to leave influencing and join the agency world. Here in Chicago I’ve worked at Schafer Condon Carter, FCB Chicago, and the Leo Burnett Group. Currently I’m an Associate Creative Director at Momentum Worldwide’s Chicago office, where I dream up transformative experiences for clients like Mondelez and United Airlines.” Love it.

Portfolio: amycreyer.com

August 2nd, 2017

Casey Stern

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Casey is a copywriter at Cossette in Chicago. All kinds of projects for McDonald’s on his site including Filet-O-Fish, McRib Season, Ronald McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s 60th Anniversary, and Chicagoland’s Burger Build Off (above), a cooking contest using fresh ingredients found in McDonald’s kitchens. (Turns out there are lots of fresh ingredients back there.) Perfect contest for Chicago. Next up, San Francisco? The Bay Area McD’s Fries Fry-off? Pleeeeeeease?

Portfolio: caseystern.com

July 31st, 2017

Creatives Wanted (all levels): SRG, Boulder

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Jamie Caruso from Sterling-Rice Group in Boulder, Colorado, is on the hunt for copywriters, art directors, and production designers at all levels. From SRG, “Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) is a premier consulting and communications firm. We have created positive and enduring impact for our clients for more than 30 years.

SRG’s unique fusion of strategic and creative capabilities has helped build brands and drive growth at companies big (e.g., PepsiCo, Wendy’s, Lilly) and small (e.g., Dave’s Killer Bread, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers). Founded in 1984, we’ve grown our firm through an integrated combination of capabilities that, together, are unique in the industry. We specialize in consumer insights, strategy, innovation, design, and communications.

Perhaps more important than what we do at SRG is how we do it. Before ever having a client, our founders defined the core beliefs upon which SRG would be built: Excellence, Creativity, Education, Honesty, Respect, Social Value, Responsibility, and Fun. For 30+ years, we have measured our performance on these beliefs annually. And because we live these beliefs every day, we’ve been named a Best Place to Work by AdAge in 2017 and Outside Magazine for the past six years.

Please apply at www.srg.com/careers with a link to your portfolio. We’ll be in touch if there is a match with our needs. We can’t wait to see what you have to offer.”

July 26th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: Bohan, Nashville

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Jon Arnold, Executive Creative Director/SVP at Bohan in Nashville, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Jon: “Bohan is looking for a mid-level copywriter. Someone with at least 4 years of experience who loves to write regardless of medium. Must be a student of advertising and culture.

Bohan is a Nashville-based independent full-service advertising agency. We’ve been featured in CA and GRAPHIS recently and we even made a little film about what it’s like to work with us: Watch here.”

Send portfolio link to: shuffine@bohanideas.com

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