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December 18th, 2014

Drake Paul


Drake is a new copywriter in Chicago, just finishing up an internship at DDB. All kinds of interesting clients in his portfolio including AppleJacks, Deering Banjos and Kohler Music Showerheads. How has MC never heard of music showerheads—showerheads and speakers in one, like shampoo and conditioner in the same bottle? Hello, Santa Wish List.

Portfolio: drakepaul.com

December 16th, 2014

Benji Shaw


Benji is a new copywriter in NYC, after just graduating from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn (big ups!). The first project on his site is a new product: Tostitos Twist-Up Queso Cup. Because everyone knows you don’t pour it in a bowl, you eat it out of the jar. Genius.

Portfolio: benjishaw.com

December 12th, 2014

CW Wanted: Sukle, Denver


Michon Schmidt, Broadcast Producer at Sukle in Denver, is on the hunt for some CW help. (Nice ad above, dig it!) From Michon: “If you’re a writer with 7 or so years of agency experience, work that we’ve seen in some annuals and an interest in meeting these 2 art directors and producer send your book to hr@sukle.com and introduce yourself.”

Sukle’s site: sukle.com

Email your portfolio to: hr@sukle.com

December 11th, 2014

UPDATE: Ramon Ariel


Ramon is a digital copywriter/creative at Catalyst PR/IMG in NYC. Since his last post on MC (11.22.13), he’s added new projects for Dick’s Sporting Goods and Timex, plus he has a new Cargo site. Update!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/ramonariel

December 9th, 2014

Sarah Dembowski


Sarah is a new copywriter after recently graduating from Chicago Portfolio School, and is now freelancing at DDB Chicago. This is what it’s like for the kids these days. Sarah’s got a campaign for Orville Redenbacher Ready-to-Eat Popcorn that’s all about how much easier it is than microwave popcorn. Wait, you mean we need something easier than microwave popcorn?! But. But. In her ad above, it’s equal to the difference between typewriters and computers. But I. I just. (Sigh)

Portfolio: sarahdembkowski.com

December 8th, 2014

Dan Rozier


Dan is a senior copywriter at Curiosity Advertising in Cincinnati. His site includes projects for Airheads, Redbox, Antioch College, Winking Man Photo, and Curiosity’s holiday videos featuring Krampus, Europe’s Holiday Goat Monster (above). Plus, links to writing for McSweeney’s and Splitsider.

Portfolio: danrozier.com

December 4th, 2014

Jose Benítez


Jose is a copywriter at Dieste in Chicago. He’s also a professional skateboarder who did some time at Second City. (Proving once again that drummers, comedians and surfers/skateboarders make great copywriters.) So cool to see how writers like Jose jump from one ad culture to another—and one language to another. A good idea is a good idea.

Portfolio: letsseeifthisnameistaken.com

December 2nd, 2014

Emma Kolb


Emma is an art director/photographer/copywriter in San Francisco. Don’t miss her video for Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, which she wrote, shot, and did the VO herself. Beautiful.

Portfolio: emmahkolb.com

December 1st, 2014

Brian Smith


Brian is finishing up his copywriting internship at CP+B in Los Angeles after graduating from Chicago Portfolio School, and then will be on the hunt for his first gig. After checking out his work, don’t miss the video on his About page: Illinois State vs. Bradley Halfcourt Shot. Brian won chicken wings for 10,000 people. Destined for greatness!

Portfolio: briansmithcreative.com

November 27th, 2014

New Copywriters Week: Ashley Milhollin


Ashley is graduating from Creative Circus on December 19th. Lots of great student projects and side stuff on her site. Don’t miss her spec spot for Prilosec OTC (above). “Hey there. You’re up awfully late. Something keeping you awake? You feeling hot? Is there something burning, deep down inside you? [Whispers] Is it heartburn?” Ha-ha! Dig it.

Portfolio: justcallmemil.com

November 26th, 2014

New Copywriters Week: Anthony Cardenas


Anthony is a junior copywriter at The Garage Team Mazda in Los Angeles, after graduating from Art Center College of Design. His portfolio is still mostly student projects, including the incredibly weather-appropriate campaign for Amazon (above). No words needed.

Portfolio: carnitaswhey.com

November 25th, 2014

New Copywriters Week: Liz Rogers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


  • 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


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

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