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February 5th, 2016

Shea Tullos

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Shea is a copywriter at Cactus in Denver. MC was laughing all the way through his portfolio, from the testimonials on the home page, to his Extracurriculars projects (would really like to hear some of those Hot Tubbin’ voicemails), to his References focus group. So funny.

Portfolio: sheatullos.com

February 2nd, 2016

CW Wanted: Grow, Virginia

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Matt Paddock from Grow in Norfolk, Virginia is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Matt: “Our copywriter will play a central role on projects by connecting strategic insights to inspiring digital ideas. We’re looking for a digital native who is a conceptual thinker, a skilled communicator, and a valuable creative partner. A successful candidate will show an inspiring book of work, a meticulous eye for detail, a collaborative work style, and a compelling approach when presenting ideas.

This is a full-time position at our office in Norfolk, VA. Grow offers paid relocation and temporary housing for selected candidates.

Amazing clients and an inspiring environment come standard, but the best part is finding yourself among a close-knit group of about 40 incredibly talented and motivated colleagues. We’re part of a community of like-minded people in the Norfolk / Virginia Beach area who spend our time creating great work and building culture around us—with lovely beaches, urban amenities, and family-friendly opportunities throughout the region. A wealth of company benefits is included.”

Send your portfolio link to: jobs@thisisgrow.com

February 1st, 2016

Eric Schlauch

Wolverine

Eric is a copywriter/ACD who just moved from Minneapolis to Portland (and is looking for freelance or full-time). Lots of killer headlines up and down his portfolio, including projects for Raymond James, Kubota, and Wolverine (above). Don’t miss his genius Finnegans Reverse Food Truck. Or his Forever 21 Hologram Runway, so cool.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/ericschlauch

January 28th, 2016

CW Wanted: Sukle, Denver

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Michon Schmidt, Senior Producer at Sukle in Denver, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Michon: “In a recent feature, CA wrote that Sukle punches above its weight. We’re looking for a writer that can do the same. If you have 7+ years of agency experience, and a book with work we’ve seen in some annuals, we want to meet you. Send your book to hr@sukle.com and tell us why we should hire you. Salary commensurate with experience.”

Send your book and tell ’em why they should hire you: hr@sukle.com

January 25th, 2016

Brad Meyers

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Brad is a VP/CD/copywriter at DigitasSF. Since his last post on MC (way back on 09.06.12), he’s added all kinds of awesome work to his site including projects for Taco Bell, Playstation, and a bunch of comedy writing. If you’re one of the few who haven’t seen Taco Bell Blackout (above), don’t miss it. One of the smartest, bravest social media stunts ever. Just fantastic.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/bradleymeyers

January 21st, 2016

Kyle Carpenter

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Kyle is a copywriter at Red Lion in Toronto, Canada. Lots of fun stuff in his portfolio including three movie trailers for RBC Bank’s “The Mortgage” (above) that span three movie genres: romantic comedy, drama and horror. Don’t miss his video “Future Hipsters” for Social Media Week. That’s so what it’s going to be like. Yikes!

Portfolio: kylecarpenter.ca

January 19th, 2016

CW Wanted: Cramer-Krasselt, New York

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Craig Likhite, Vice President/Creative Manager at Cramer-Krasselt, is on the hunt for a 360/retail copywriter to join their team in New York. From Craig: “Need 360 thinking for an electronics/tech retail client (In-store, POS, Digital, TV, Print, etc.). You’re all about great ideas and what to do with them. You’re passionate about your work and demanding when it comes to staying true to the brand. You’re open to input and always ready to make ideas bigger, better, as you strive to out-do yourself. Looking for 3-4 years of experience with a portfolio site filled with refreshing work, including TV, Digital, POS, In-store, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES
On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Collaborate fully with the Nikon team to develop awesome concepts that implement strategy and direction from the brief
  • Understand the client’s business and develop a solid working relationship with the team
  • Anticipate and solve problems”

For more info or to apply, email Craig at: CLikhite@c-k.com

January 14th, 2016

Eric Gorodetsky

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Eric is a copywriter at Epic Signal Chicago. Don’t miss his “Broken Resolution Blues” campaign for Meta Wellness above. MC is already singing them, and it’s only January 14th. To quote the above bluesman’s social media reply to @Molly: “A six-pack was a dream. Or that was what she thought. When it came to doing sit-ups, she said abs … solutely not.”

Portfolio: thatssogordo.com

January 11th, 2016

Pete Valle

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Pete is a senior copywriter at Arnold Worldwide Boston. Lots of cool projects on his site for clients like SolarCity, Ram Trucks, Jack Daniel’s, Arbella Insurance, Progressive, Carbonite, Sprint, and WMBR (above). Love the airport baggage claim shredder for Sprint. So smart.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/petevalle

January 7th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week

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Ladies and gentlemen, MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of 13 Chicago Portfolio School graduating copywriters (in alphabetical order):

Jillian Aramowicz – rightbrainedlefty.com

Zach Frazer – zachfrazer.com

Drew Given – drewgiven.com

Samuel Healy – samuelhealy.com

Corey Leifker – coreyleifker.com

Andrew Lieberman – andrewclieberman.com

Vincent Marocco – vincentmarocco.com

Brian Piazzi – brianpiazzi.com

Matthew Portman – mattportman.com 

Lauren Riddoch – laurenriddoch.com

Heather Robertson – hiheather.com

Laurel Trojan – heythereitslo.com

Michelle Wardle – michellejwardle.com

January 6th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Heather Robertson

Idaho

Heather is a new copywriter in Chicago after graduating from CPS, previously a Marketing Research Analyst for 10 years in Kansas City. If MC knows anything, it’s that great writers come from all walks. Speaking of which, Heather’s campaign for Idaho potatoes using real potatoes to spell out headlines makes MC happy, having grown up in Boise, Idaho. Impressive that she was able to keep from eating the fries long enough to shoot ’em. NOTE: If you’re a potato fan and haven’t tried Idaho Russet Twice Baked Potatoes with cheese, bacon, sour cream, butter, and sea salt, you should Google the recipe immediately.

Portfolio: heatherrobertson.squarespace.com

January 5th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Lauren Riddoch

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Lauren is a copywriter at DDB Chicago after graduating from CPS. She is the founder of Avocult, the official cult of the California Avocado, which MC shall be joining shortly. Don’t miss her About Me page, which gives the option of a 5 second bio, 10 second bio, 30 second bio, or “all the time in the world” bio. Which makes you want to read all four, of course. Smart.

Portfolio: laurenriddoch.com

January 4th, 2016

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Matt Portman

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Matt is a new copywriter out of CPS, currently freelancing at Laughlin Constable in Chicago. Before he was a copywriter, Matt was a journalist, then a filmmaker, then a comedian (ding!), once again proving MC’s theory that comedians make great copywriters. Really funny stuff up and down Matt’s portfolio. Dig it.

Portfolio: mattportman.com

December 28th, 2015

Cossette Chicago Holiday Card 2015

Christmas week is past, but the holiday card videos keep coming on MC—this one from Cossette Chicago. On this short week between Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, when many of us are popping into the office for three half-days and finally opening our agency holiday cards, Cossette Chicago’s video perfectly celebrates the ratio of agency hours put into their holiday card versus seconds spent by a client enjoying it.

December 25th, 2015

Merry Christmas

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Happy holidays from MC (above, circa 1977). Have fun! Be safe!

December 23rd, 2015

ACD/CW Wanted: Motive, Denver

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Krista Molloy, Director of Talent Management at Motive, Denver is on the hunt for an ACD/Creative Conceptor/Copywriter. From Krista: “Motive is an agency and creative studio focusing on the development of integrated creative platforms and executional programs. We’re a collective of deep thinkers, artistic mavens, executional top guns and cultural connoisseurs. We are focused on creating relationships through deep levels of engagement between brands and their consumers – relationships that translate into tangible results for our clients. And we do it with sharp creative, across a range of tactical channels.

As pioneers in the area of content, digital consumer engagement, and innovative experiential programs, and award winners in the areas of TV, event, digital and social – Motive has created an environment where team members are given an opportunity to stretch and flex their creative and executional muscles daily. We are a team of hard-working, fast-moving, energetic, passionate, driven, straight-talking creative thinkers. We like being challenged and we love the collaboration necessary to succeed.

If this sounds like a place you would thrive, let’s make something happen.

Role

As ACD – Creative Conceptor and Copywriter at Motive you will provide overall leadership to creative teams and play an integral, hands-on role in developing the creative strategy and vision for a broad spectrum of clients and projects. In our highly collaborative environment, you will work alongside cross-functional team members and will be directly responsible for producing work as well as managing work done by others, guiding creative development from concept to completion. Your conceptual skills will be critical components in both winning new business as well as delivering best-in-class creative platforms and tactical programs for some of the most iconic, forward-thinking brands. Your copywriting skills will help bring ideas to life, for both client presentations and consumer facing finished products.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Collaboratively and independently develop conceptual platforms and integrated campaigns that align with clients’ strategic business objectives.
  • Play a key role in developing creative for current big name brands and new business pitches
  • Direct and manage multidisciplinary creative teams.
  • Organize and oversee creative projects in both non-traditional and traditional arenas.
  • Participate in and/or lead concepting and ideation sessions.
  • Write copy for a variety of needs including but not limited to creative concepts, presentations, digital content, TVC, OOH
  • Deftly juggle multiple projects while inspiring and motivating both your creative teammates and clients.
  • Take charge of various projects and see them through from start to finish, including hands-on development and execution.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • 7+ years agency experience.
  • Hands-on approach to the creative process.
  • Strong creative and conceptual vision with the ability to execute highly-integrated campaigns.
  • Strong creative writing skills – for short and long form storytelling
  • Ability to lead, coach, inspire and motivate teams to deliver innovative and impactful work.
  • Highly collaborative approach to ideation and problem solving.
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience in presenting work to both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines as well as manage projects from start to finish.
  • A passion for collaboration with cross-functional team members.
  • Strong experience on large cross-channel initiatives and creative platforms.
  • A knack for strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution.
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating strengths in concepting and creative development.”

For more info or to apply, email Krista at: krista.molloy@thinkmotive.com

December 21st, 2015

CW Wanted: KW2, Madison, WI

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Elizabeth Jones, ACD at KW2 in Madison, WI is on the hunt for a writer. From Elizabeth: “KW2 is looking for a writer who wants to join an award-winning team of creative storytellers. We tell stories with words. We tell stories with pictures. We tell the stories of our clients and the good they do for their customers.

You’re a copy genius with 3 to 5 years writing experience, a great portfolio and a bucket full of eagerness. You know concepting, long form and digital. You work your butt off. You’re resilient. And you have loads of passion and talent, along with strong teamwork skills. Check our work out at www.kw2ideas.com.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience as a writer at a digital or ‘traditional’ agency
  • Work samples required
  • Ability to work on a fast-paced team of professionals”

Email cover letter, resume and a link to (or PDF of) your portfolio to jobs@kw2ideas.com

Please put ‘COPYWRITER – MC’ in subject line of your email.

December 21st, 2015

The Holiday Card: The Movie

As an ad agency copywriter, there’s no more terrifying assignment than the annual agency holiday card. Unless you turn that assignment into a video about how terrifying it is, instead of actually making the card. Tip o’ the hat to Sanders\Wingo. Nailed it.

December 18th, 2015

Madison Jackson & Danae Belanger

Madison Jackson, copywriter at DDB Chicago, and Danae Belanger, art director at DDB Chicago, made the above agency holiday video “Drunk History: DDB” and yes, Danae is really drunk in it. Brave, stupid, hilarious, genius, yes.

Madison’s portfolio: goalittlemad.com

Danae’s portfolio: danaebelanger.com

December 16th, 2015

James Moffitt

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James is a copywriter at Capital One in Richmond, VA, and a graduate of VCU. While he’s new to copywriting, he’s not new to writing and has an interesting portfolio to show for it. Biking to messenger bags, outdoor gear to Sink/Swim Press, there’s a super cool/alternative POV that runs through his site and his projects. Love to see someone doing it different.

Portfolio: jamesmoffitt.carbonmade.com

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