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November 25th, 2014

New Copywriters Week: Liz Rogers

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Liz is a copywriter at LaneTerralever in Phoenix. Her new campaign for Visit Phoenix is both “unlike anything they’ve ever done before” and a breakout campaign for Liz. What’s more fun than that? Creating a project that pushes a client and is great for the portfolio? Nothing. Nothing’s more fun.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/LizRogers

November 24th, 2014

New Copywriters Week: Lora Faris

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Lora is new copywriter at Arnold Boston (congrats!), after graduating from Miami Ad School: New York and completing an internship at Droga5. Lots of interesting strategy in her portfolio: Crayola goes green by going black and white (above), bone marrow donation at Comic Con, and the NFL joins the World Wildlife Fund to help conserve the habitats of Bengals and Dolphins. Smart.

Portfolio: loraoliviafaris.com

November 19th, 2014

Craig Pines

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Craig is a copywriter/SVP/ACD at Team Detroit in New York. As you might guess, his site (Cargo) features lots of auto projects, including Ford, Jeep, and Chrysler. He’s also included an old-school campaign for F&M Drug Stores featuring F&M President Dale Ward. Back in the day!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/craigpines

November 17th, 2014

Jim Morrissey

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Jim is a copywriter/creative director at O’Brien Advertising in Denver. His site is called The Good Endeavor, aptly titled with projects for Banner Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colorado hospital/anti-tabacco initiatives, and QuitDoingIt.com, a cool-looking site to help young adults quit smoking.

Portfolio: thegoodendeavor.com

November 13th, 2014

Laura Kelley

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Laura is a social media copywriter at RPA in Los Angeles. Bunch of awesome social work up on her site for Honda, including Honda Snack Attack (brilliant), Honda April Fools (hilarious), CRV Wedding (awww), and #hugfest (above). Dig it!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/laurackelley

November 12th, 2014

Evan Elberson

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Evan just graduated from Chicago Portfolio School (big congrats!), and spent time before that time in the Second City writing program. Always fun to see portfolios coming right out of school—when the client and creative can be anything. Like Evan’s Sugar In The Raw campaign. A whole new spin on “Come give Grandma some sugar.” Goodness.

Portfolio: evanelbersoncreative.com

November 10th, 2014

Sharath Verghese

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Sharath is a copywriter at Creature in Seattle. Lots of hilariousness on his site, including projects for Oberto Beef Jerky, Microsoft Surface, and a piece for Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. MC wonders: has the tweet/social media post become the new “headline” for copywriters? Hmm …

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/sharathverghese

November 6th, 2014

CW & CW/AD Team Wanted: Brand Content, Boston

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Stephanie Taubin, Director of Creative Services at Brand Content in Boston, is on the hunt for a copywriter and a junior CW/AD team. From Stephanie: “We’re looking for smart people who create the kind of work that others wish they had. Juniors can be fresh out of ad school with a great portfolio. The other copywriter should have a year or two experience. You’ll work on everything from broadcast to print, digital to social with opportunities to work on non-profit and new business.

Qualifications:

  • A wide-ranging portfolio with solid writing or design skills and big ideas across multiple mediums
  • Comfortable presenting work and selling the idea through
  • Desire to do great work, win awards and grow the agency
  • Hungry to learn and hungry in general – (we have bagels on Fridays and company lunch on Wednesdays)

Brand Content is a small, independent agency creating award-winning work for clients like Baileys Coffee Creamers, Monster.com, Hood and Nantucket Film Festival. We have nice people, hot coffee and cold beer. If that matters to you, let’s talk.”

Send portfolio links to Stephanie at: staubin@brandcontent.com

November 5th, 2014

Scott Rostohar

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Scott is a copywriter at Sanders\Wingo in Austin. His site features lots of digital and social projects, plus 100 days of beats, his blog about technology in advertising, a video of what it’s like to be a copywriter, and a children’s book that tells the story of Scott and his girlfriend—a second grade teacher (adorbs).

Portfolio: scottrostohar.com

November 3rd, 2014

Sarah Davis

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Sarah is a junior copywriter at Ron Foth Advertising in Columbus, Ohio. Her book is a mix of produced work (California Academy of Sciences, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium) and student projects from her time at Chicago Portfolio School (Game of Thrones, Male Breast Cancer). She also spent time in the Second City Training Center/Comedy Writing Program and has several script excerpts up on her site. Once again proving MC’s theory that comedy, drumming and/or surfing make great copywriters.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/sarahdavis

October 29th, 2014

UPDATE: Sarah Weigl

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Sarah is a copywriter at Secret Weapon in Los Angeles. Since her last post on MC (11.29.12), she’s moved from Austin to L.A., joined Secret Weapon, moved her portfolio site to dunked, and added a whole bunch of hilarious Jack In The Box work. Update!

Portfolio: sarahweigl.dunked.com

October 27th, 2014

UPDATE: Dana Tiel

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Dana is copywriter at Grey NY. Since her last post on MC (04.20.12) she’s added a bunch of cool work for Canon, including a funny and so-true campaign for Canon PIXMA Printers, “Never again.” Also, check out her spots for Hunt’s Tomatoes featuring the above college student from MC’s alma mater, Oregon. Or, is that Oregor? Ha-ha!

Portfolio: danatiel.com

October 23rd, 2014

UPDATE: Nick Hughes

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Nick is a copywriter in Portland. Since his last post on MC (04.27.12), he’s got a new WordPress site and a bunch of new projects up on it—including a beautiful site for Nike Better World (from water bottles to performance gear, who knew?). Time for an update!

Portfolio: nickghughes.com

October 21st, 2014

CWs Wanted: Wells Fargo Bay Area/Charlotte

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Wells Fargo is on the hunt for two mid-level copywriters (3+ years experience) to join their in-house Enterprise Creative Group in either the Bay Area or Charlotte (your choice). From Wells Fargo: “We need brave thinkers. We’re Enterprise Creative Group, the largest, internal creative resource at Wells Fargo. And we’re breaking new ground. Join us as a risk-taking Copywriter, a creative powerhouse who can execute past ‘tried-and-true,’ and into exciting, new territory.

  • CW POSITION #1: You’ll be working on a wide variety of advertising — from videos and interactive microsites, to special promotions and integrated marketing campaigns.
  • CW POSITION #2: You’ll be working on projects for our Consumer Credit Solutions business group to promote Wells Fargo credit cards, personal lines and loans, and other credit products.

For CW Position #1 info/to apply: Click here, then “Search Jobs,” then Job Opening ID: 5049539

For CW Position #2 info/to apply: Click here, then “Search Jobs,” then Job Opening ID: 5049530

October 20th, 2014

Mario Garza

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Mario is a copywriter/director/editor/creative hybrid at BBH’s The Barn (internship program) in NYC. Don’t miss his genius Adopt A Puppy project on … Tinder (above). Love it.

Portfolio: youneedmariogarza.com

October 16th, 2014

UPDATE: Rick Morrison

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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!

Portfolio: ricktmorrison.com

October 14th, 2014

Mike Schneberg

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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.

Portfolio: mikeschneberg.com

October 13th, 2014

UPDATE: Thomas Kuhn

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Thomas is a senior copywriter at Grey Germany. Since his last post on MC (07.19.12), he’s got a new job, new work, and a new “scribble-style” Cargo site. Don’t miss his campaign for Langenscheidt Translation Dictionaries (above), which was awarded at both Cannes and the Clios.

Portfolio: thomas-kuhn.com

October 10th, 2014

CW Wanted: Tattoo Projects, Charlotte

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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.

Requirements:

  • 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”.

Benefits:

100% paid health and dental.
Free downtown parking.
Free Yoga.”

Send portfolio to hiring@tattooprojects.com or visit tattooprojects.com

October 9th, 2014

Creative Circus September 2014 CW Grads

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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!

Portfolios: creativecircus.edu/talent-search

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