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June 30th, 2010

UPDATE: Carolyn Durkalski

Carolyn is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles. She’s got a shiny new Cargo site that looks fabulous. She’s divided her work into business categories: financial, auto, tech, beauty, etc. Hardly ever see that, but it’s smart for a full-time freelancer with the experience (and work) to do it.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/carolynd

June 29th, 2010

Paula Maki Biondich

Paula is a copywriter/CD at mono in Minneapolis, Fallon before that. She gets co-writing credit, along with Tom Sebanc, for the Holiday Inn campaign I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Just hilarious. The rest of her site is a gold mine: Blu Dot, Harvard, Sesame Street, so smart. But you absolutely have to read the print campaign for Kool-Aid (above). Pee-your-pants writing.

Portfolio: paulamakibiondich.com

June 28th, 2010

Tom Sebanc

Tom is a copywriter at McKinney in Raleigh-Durham, Fallon before that. Sometimes you go through a site and it’s just like, this person has fun being a copywriter. This person had fun making all of this stuff. Check out the first Holiday Inn spot: Unicycle. I just watched it five times in a row. “What is he a clown or something?” “I hope so.” “Good for him.”

Portfolio: tomsebanc.com

June 25th, 2010


Lee Clow is MC’s second Honorary Copywriter. (Brock Davis was the first.) Why give the title to someone Ad Age named Advertising’s Art Director Guru? One reason: writing. If you don’t follow @leeclowsbeard yet on Twitter, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Twitter: twitter.com/leeclowsbeard

June 24th, 2010

Ellen Karas

Ellen is a copywriter at Deep Focus NYC, previously at AKQA. Being the Janet Champ fan I am, I’m always interested in the evolution of Nike Women. Ellen has a Nike Women Asia campaign in her book that’s pretty huge. Lots of other cool stuff for Nike, Xbox and Visa, too.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/ellenmkaras

June 23rd, 2010

Cindy Hammel

Cindy is a copywriter/ACD at TBWARAAD in Dubai, Publicis in Seattle before that. Dubai! So interesting. Such a crazy opportunity. Would you?

Portfolio: cindyhammel.com

June 22nd, 2010

Sally Hogshead

Sally was a copywriter/CD at W+K, Fallon, Martin, her own shop, and then she opened a CP+B office. Since then, she’s done more with her career than 10 average copywriters combined, including writing the popular book Radical Careering (above). What else can I say? She’s Sally Hogshead. Her career is what’s possible.

Site: sallyhogshead.com

June 21st, 2010

Sam Mazur

Sam is a copywriter/CD at JWT in NYC. His site just rocks. Couple of don’t misses: first two spots of Fatty Golf Open (hilarious!) and, in Info, scroll down and check out the Client History Map. Never seen that.

Portfolio: sammazur.com

June 18th, 2010

Aleix Bou i López

Aleix is a senior copywriter in Barcelona who’s done time at Publicis, BBDO and Atletico. Don’t misses: SEAT Toledo TVC (second spot, so simple, why haven’t I thought of that?) and WWF Print.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/aleixbou

June 17th, 2010

Rebecca Renner

Rebecca is a copywriter/ACD at AKQA NYC. Her site is super quirky fun. (Totally stole my theme song, BTW.) A little taste from her self-description: “West Virginia native but I still have most of my teeth. I’m allergic to cats, in need of a tan, and teach Easy Bake Oven cooking classes in my free time. (Very tiny meatloaves).” Want one! Don’t leave without checking out her Weird Fun page. It’s weird. And fun.

Portfolio: freewebs.com/rebeccarenner

June 16th, 2010

Luke Carmody

Luke is a copywriter at Razorfish in NYC, AKQA before that. His portfolio is a blast to poke around and explore. On top of page two is a site for Benjamin Moore that’s described like this: “What is the color of Rock n’ Roll? What is the color of passion? Of power? Of sound? Discover how others view color and express your own.”

Portfolio: lukecarmody.com

June 15th, 2010

Stephen Lundberg

Stephen is a copywriter/ACD at Gotham in NYC, Lowe and Ammirati before that. Go to the TELEVISION section and click on the Stella Artois spot “Femme Fatale.” I don’t know how they got the daughter to cry “Mommy!” like that. (Not sure I want to know.) But it’s sooo perfect.

Portfolio: stephenlundberg.com

June 14th, 2010

Miller Jones

Miller is a copywriter/ACD at Energy BBDO in Chicago. Don’t misses: T-Mobile TV 3rd spot in (“And you can call that lady at my soccer games you always stare at”), Coinstar TV, T-Mobile Print 2nd ad in (on the spine, very cool), and in Other Stuff, “A running list of how white people complain.”

Portfolio: mynameismiller.com

June 11th, 2010

Evan Fry

Evan is Chief Creative Officer of Victors & Spoils, before that copywriter/CD/VP at CP+B. Probably don’t need to write more than that, do I? Absolutely, positively stellar.

Portfolio: evanfry.com

June 10th, 2010

Mike Van Linda

Mike is a copywriter at David & Goliath, before that Deutsch and GS&P. This is one tight site. Four very different, very awesome integrated campaigns, one short Other page, plus Mike’s résumé. Ka-pow.

Portfolio: mikevanlinda.com

June 9th, 2010

Eduardo Marques

Eduardo is a copywriter/ACD at Ogilvy Interactive in São Paulo. (Lots of killer sites coming to MC from São Paulo.) There’s great work up and down his blog, and Whopper Face is a biggie. But I have to call out one old school print campaign that’s just awesome. Look for the post title “Second Hand Furniture.” Tagline is “More than furniture. Witnesses.”

Portfolio: pastadudumarques.blogspot.com

June 8th, 2010

Liz Taylor

Liz is a copywriter/CD at Tribal DDB. So cool to see all of the different ways copywriters display their work. I was trying to think of how to describe Liz’s first five or six projects, and the word “placemats” popped into my head. Placemats with video, sound effects and links. So cool.

Portfolio: liztaylorswebsite.com

June 7th, 2010

Tim Cawley

Tim is a copywriter/GCD/VP at Hill Holiday in Boston. There are many sites on MC that make me jealous, but this one is way up there. So much great TV. I think I’ve watched “Karate” like 30 times now. And Miller Lite “Epidemic” (I can’t taste my beer!) is just awesome.

Portfolio: timcawley.blogspot.com

June 4th, 2010

Tim Thomas

Tim is a copywriter/ACD at BBDO in Detroit. He shares a site with art director/creative partner Steve Glinski. Much of the work on their site is GM, and you’ll recognize a lot of it. But there’s also some really great stuff I’d never seen – especially in Print. Anvil and Night Light are awesome.

Portfolio: steveandtim.com

June 3rd, 2010

Gary Du Toit

Gary is a copywriter/CD at Ogilvy in Toronto, previously at TAXI, BBDO and TBWA. Don’t misses: Mercedes (print), Black Coffee (print), Honda (tv), Nedbank (tv), Virgin Atlantic (campaign).

Portfolio: garydutoit.com

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