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August 26th, 2014

UPDATE: Adam Gothelf


Adam is a San Francisco native at RPA in Los Angeles. Since his last post on MC (03.16.11), just after graduating from Miami Ad School in NYC, he’s done work for great shops all over the country and got a brand new portfolio to show for it. Including his 2013 holiday film for Honda, Santa’s New Sleigh. Santa drives a Honda!

Portfolio: gothelf.tv

August 25th, 2014

Scott Hanson


Scott is a senior copywriter at Hudson Rouge in NYC. Lots of great automotive projects on his site including Volkswagen, Hyundai and Lincoln (above). Also, a hilariously sad campaign for the NDRC, featuring faux children’s book covers reminding kids and their parents of the dangers of climate change, like “None Fish Few Fish Dead Fish Who Fish.” Hello, nightmares!!!

Portfolio: hansonsc.com

August 21st, 2014

CW/AD Wanted: Cactus, Denver


Cactus in Denver is on the hunt for a copywriter and an art director. From Cactus: “Don’t just apply because weed is legal. That might be a fine initial reason to look at a Colorado agency, but we have other benefits to living and working in CO and at Cactus that you may also want to consider. Cactus is a place that provides that balance of CO fun on the weekends with the ability to do award-winning work during the week. We are a driven team of people that are doing the best work of our careers and striving to make every project great. We are a small (45 Cacti and growing) agency doing innovative, imaginative and bold work for cool clients and for ourselves. We aim to make our work and our portfolios better every day, with every project. For example, last year we won campaign of the year for AdAge. We are making our corner of the planet a better place to live, work and play through smart and thought-provoking ideas and executions, and we are fortunate to be doing it in one of the best places to live. We are looking for top talent to help us further our mission and to add to the culture and our mojo. And yes, of course, weed is now legal.

We’re looking for an outstanding copywriter and art director, each with 3-5 years experience, in advertising or a closely related field. To be seriously considered, copywriters must submit an exceptional portfolio of work, displaying superior conceptual ideation skills, strong headlines, well-written copy and the ability to produce integrated campaigns across digital, video and 2D media. Art directors must submit an exceptional portfolio displaying superior conceptual ideation skills and a wide-ranging skill set (advertising, design, typography and layout; digital, video and 2D media). For both positions, thriving in Cactus’ team-centric environment requires a collaborative spirit, a solution-oriented mindset and the drive to deliver your best work on a daily basis. We value those qualities as much as we value the quality of your portfolio, so we don’t take them lightly.”

To apply for Copywriter: Click here (no calls please)

To apply for Art Director: Click here (no calls please)

August 19th, 2014

UPDATE: Ryan Falch


Since his last post on MC three years ago (08.24.11, has it been that long?), Ryan’s moved back to the States—after 6+ years in Shanghai—and put together a new Cargo site with killer work all over it. Time for an update!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/betweenthedials

August 18th, 2014

Cesar Vallejo


Cesar is a new copywriter from Orlando, now in Austin. One of the fun things about MC, in addition to seeing great work from great copywriters, is checking out how that work is presented. Cesar’s site is a WordPress template (from themeforest) that he spent some serious time customizing (with the help of YouTube tutorials). Looks fantastic.

Portfolio: cesaravallejo.com

August 14th, 2014

Nick Speno


Nick is a senior copywriter at H&L Partners in St. Louis. Lots of writing for McDonald’s and Missouri tourism on his site, including the above TV campaign of super slow-mo wishes. Speaking of slow-mo, don’t miss Nick getting pelted with water balloons in his Contact & Experience page. Good times.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/nickspeno

August 12th, 2014

Sam Isenstein


Sam is a copywriter at Flint & Steel in NYC. (He found the position on MC. Excellent.) In addition to projects for Keurig, Red Wing and Craftsman, he’s also got a mobile project for Funny or Die, “Chukl,” which they totally need to make. Dig it.

Portfolio: samisenstein.com

August 11th, 2014

Kevin Miles


Kevin is a copywriter/CD in North Carolina. His site is organized by media (rather than project or client), and there’s plenty of good stuff represented in each. Below links to his work, he’s also got a Brand Experience page that’s simply a logo visualization of brands he’s worked on. He’s also got a nice Buzz section that features press about his work. Very cool.

Portfolio: kevinmileswriter.com

August 7th, 2014

UPDATE: James Maravetz & Vlad Ivangorodsky


Since their last posts on MC, James Maravetz (01.28.13) and Vlad Ivangorodsky (honorary AD 10.15.12) have combined their insane portfolios into one super insane portfolio site. MC found it impossible to choose which project to feature, there’s so much killer work, but what’s above seemed appropriate. In athletics and creative, you can’t until you can.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/vladandjames

August 5th, 2014

Michelle Spivak


Michelle is a copywriter/ACD at Code and Theory in NYC. Lots of great work all over her site, but extra big ups for her project Rethink Breast Cancer. So awesome to see a CW using her powers for good, and it doesn’t get much gooder than Breast Cancer: The Musical (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: michellespivak.com

August 4th, 2014

Greg Kissler


Greg is a new copywriter at Merkley+Partners in NYC, after graduating from Miami Ad School Brooklyn in June. Tip ‘o the Hat to Greg for pure fearlessness, as in the above video for Scotch Magic Tape. From Greg: “Have you ever torn paper on purpose? Torn it slowly, confidently and unapologetically? It’s kinda hot (especially with eye contact).”

Portfolio: gkissler.com

August 1st, 2014

David Locascio


David is a copywriter/CD in Atlanta. Don’t miss his social campaign for RaceTrac (convenience stores and gas stations in the southern United States) around their “endless bevy of fountain drinks,” for which David got to make up fictitious soda concoctions and name them—the ultimate dream job of every 13-year-old boy who ever lived in the southern United States. Good times.

Portfolio: dlocas.com

July 31st, 2014

Tim Donakowski


Tim is a copywriter in Chicago, having recently returned to The Windy City after four years in NYC. Click on his Trojan project link, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you’ll find a two-minute video “The History of Getting It On.” It’s no joke. It’s actually the history of condoms in the modern world. (Fun.) These are the things we get paid to do, my friends. Dig it.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/timdonakowski

July 29th, 2014

Senior Writer Wanted: Avanti Press, Detroit


Avanti Press in Detroit is on the hunt for a Senior Writer, and they’ve sent MC the king of all job posts. (Love it!) From Avanti:


In a neighborhood theatre, Anytown, USA, you step up to the box office and buy a ticket to be entertained. In return, you want a stunning plot that impresses and connects. Brilliant scenes that pierce the eye, and then the heart. Add perfectly-cast characters and quick-witted dialogue, and you’ve got something to write home about!

Funny as it seems, we think that a greeting card from Avanti Press should thrill its audience in the very same way. Like big screen entertainment, only smaller.

That’s why we create every single Avanti Greeting to be memorable and unique; an instant hit. Delivering a colorful surprise that’s funny in its own write…a bit like “improv in print.” And starring talented “characters” that are openly laughable, and in turn, shared in 30 countries worldwide.


Today, we strive to make our products even more impactful and entertaining. Starring Dolby-like resonance. Highest definition graphics. Great visual concepts and payoff prose that know precisely how to get the biggest laugh. (No matter the audience; rated “Hilarious” for all ages.)

Most important, we look for passionate people who literally thrive on having the last laugh…especially here, in a comeback city like Detroit. Where Avanti Press was born and has remained jazzed since 1980.


To star in our role of Senior Writer, you must exhibit:

  • A tremendous sense of humor; funny, beyond words
  • A non-stop conceptual and curious mind
  • Individual leadership skills, while remaining committed to our spirit of community and collaboration
  • Tenacity in writing/editing; able to turn mediocre into magic
  • The ability to thrive by way of corporate leeway
  • Unexpected and untapped skills; please surprise us
  • The kind of experience, thinking and smarts that actually make us nervous (We bet big on great odds.)


Highly experienced and exceptional copywriters only.

  1. Describe in 998 characters or less why you should take the lead role in maintaining our brand voice over multiple product lines, licensing, sales, web, and all other channels (beyond Avanti greeting cards.)
  2. Include your resume, and a link to your portfolio (or 3 samples of your Biggest Hits.)
  3. Take the time and effort to follow the guidelines above.
  4. E-mail this information to us only at avanticreative@me.com


If we like your character, let’s see what plays out.


July 28th, 2014

CW Wanted: R/West, Portland


Taylor Siolka, copywriter/ACD at R/West in Portland, is looking for a junior-to-mid level copywriter to join their team. From Taylor: “Work: We move fast and let creative lead the way. We’re constantly producing the content our clients need in this crazy age of YouTube. And with a former copywriter as our CEO, we keep one goal in mind: make killer work.

Culture: We like to reward ourselves for hard work. Visit our Facebook page to see some of the shenanigans we get into (like creating an ice sculpture of Ice Man for a rooftop screening of Top Gun): facebook.com/rwestmktg

We’re looking for a junior-to-mid level copywriter to join our staff. Someone who wants to make things. Great things. Willing to work hard and happy to celebrate it. Email TaylorS@r-west.com with URL or PDF portfolio. No calls please, we’re too busy being awesome.”

July 25th, 2014

CW Wanted: New Honor Society, St. Louis


Beth Voegtli at New Honor Society in St. Louis is on the hunt for a copywriter, “an experienced creative storyteller who knows the power that well-crafted words can wield.” To check out New Honor Society, click their logo above. To learn more about the position and to apply, click the link below.

Learn more or apply: Click here

July 23rd, 2014

Andrew Hunter


Andrew is a new copywriter at kbs+ in NYC, after graduating from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn. (Big ups, Andrew!) So, what kind of portfolio does it take to land at an awesome shop like kbs+ in NYC? Here’s your chance to find out.

Portfolio: writingandmischief.com

July 21st, 2014

Andrew Lewis


Andrew is a freelance copywriter who left San Francisco to become an International Man of Leisure/Freelance Copywriter. He now resides in Prague, where he created the above campaign for Two Tales Beer—aiming to save the global economy (and the world) by belting America’s baggy pants, one beer at a time. Sounds crazy, right? Until you discover that Joe Satriani re-tweeted the campaign. Time to expand that title to International Man of Leisure/Freelance Copywriter/Evil Genius.

Portfolio: andrewsaurus.com

July 17th, 2014

Phil Gable


Phil is a copywriter/CD in NYC. One of MC’s favorite things is clicking through an awesome portfolio, recognizing killer work, but then discovering something new and amazing that MC hadn’t seen before. Like Phil’s video for Meetup. Beautiful.

Portfolio: philgable.com

July 14th, 2014

Daniel Del Toro


Daniel is a freelance copywriter in [wherever awesome gigs appear]. His portfolio is ridiculous. Wieden, Crispin, Untitled Films Toronto … Volkswagen, Burger King, ESPN, Brahma, Levi’s, Best Buy, Little Trees Air Fresheners (?!?!) … just sick. Love it.

Portfolio: danieldeltoro.com

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