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April 30th, 2012

VCU Brandcenter Week 2012 – Bri Hand

VCU Brandcenter Week 2012 kicks off with The Secret Hiding Place of Bri Hand. So much to love in her book. Be sure to check out Google Search Stories, a project she did while interning at Google Creative Labs. Awesome.

Portfolio: secrethidingplaceofbrihand.com

April 27th, 2012

Nick Hughes

Nick is a senior copywriter at Razorfish in Portland. Click into his Print section and ahhh … hello there, copywriting. Nice to see you again. There are a few cities that just seem to make better copywriters: Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland. Nick’s portfolio is proof again.

Portfolio: nickghughes.com

April 25th, 2012

Diane Sinnott

Diane is a copywriter/CD in NYC. For the past six-ish years, she’s been freelancing at big name shops like Arnold, BBDO, McCann, Draftfcb, Tribal DDB, and Team One. Her site is Carbonmade, and features 18 projects from a wide variety of those agencies in all kinds of media. Check it out.

Portfolio: dianesinnott.carbonmade.com

April 23rd, 2012

UPDATE: Bryan Karr

Bryan is a copywriter/ACD at Leo Burnett Chicago. Since his last post on MC (Dec 2009, one of MC’s first), he’s got a shiny new Cargo site and all kinds of killer new work. Love it. Definitely time for an Update.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/bryankarr

April 20th, 2012

Dana Tiel

Dana is a copywriter at SapientNitro in NYC. She’s got “copywriting + art direction” on her rez, and that’s no joke—there are strong visual concepts all over her site. Be sure to check out: Ancestry.com, Saw 3D, Tiffany’s “Eraser”, Weather.com, Red Stripe, and City Harvest grocery/stomach bags (above).

Portfolio: danatiel.com

April 18th, 2012

Scott Reedy

Scott is a copywriter at GOOD Corps, an agency formed by GOOD Magazine, based in L.A. Great mix of stuff on his site, from Toyota’s Ideas For Good to the TMZ Fantasy Trainwreck League. Dig it.

Portfolio: scott-reedy.com

April 17th, 2012

CWs Wanted: Brownstein Group

Kelly Poulson, HR Director at the Brownstein Group in Philly, is looking for copywriters. From Kelly: “Creative word people! You bright elusive things! Looking for something that combines the delicate gymnastics of poetry, the bravura & thrill of the short story, and the cultural stakes of the great American novel? Meet Advertising. Perhaps you’ve already met. Great. Join us here in the glittering sequin mines of commerce: Brownstein Group is hiring copywriters. All levels, all titles, any level of experience. The only qualification is a burning desire to make our beloved language do all sorts of crazy tricks. Your writing and your passion are the only two requirements.” Interested? (Who wouldn’t be with that write up?) Send your link, rez, samples, whatever you’ve got to the email address below.

Contact: hr@brownsteingroup.com

April 16th, 2012

Tyler Kirk

Tyler is a senior writer at JacobsonRost in Chicago. First campaign on his site, for Mercury Marine Edge, is a real deal long copy print campaign. (They still make ’em!) Add a QR code in the lower right corner and you just made an interactive long copy print campaign. New old school. How’s about that?

Portfolio: tylerbkirk.com

April 12th, 2012

Circus Week | Winter 2012 – Kate Danger Baynham

Right from Kate’s site, because MC couldn’t write it any better: Should we address the elephant in the room? “Is this middle name real? Danger? Are we dealing with delayed adolescence? Is she going to be trouble? Can she bake?” Well to answer: yes, yes, no, sort of, and yes*.

Portfolio: katedangerbaynham.com

April 11th, 2012

Circus Week | Winter 2012 – Justin Ralph

Justin’s campaign for Febreze features cartoon characters—who wear the same clothes all the time—spraying their clothes with Febreze and the tag, “Wear it more than once.” Genius. And don’t miss Zippo Burn Box, which torches the Facebook posts of your ex after you break-up. Also genius.

Portfolio: justinstuartralph.com

April 10th, 2012

Circus Week | Winter 2012 – Meredith Karr

Check out Meredith’s fun escalator overlay for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: a never-ending stream of hot dogs, escalating down into an open mouth. Why does that make MC hungry for chili dogs and tater tots? Because MC is always hungry for chili dogs and tater tots, of course.

Portfolio: meredithkarr.com

April 9th, 2012

Circus Week | Winter 2012 – Nikolaus Drellow

Can’t graduate in 2012 without an iPhone app in your portfolio. Nikolaus has one of the coolest MC has ever seen. Flip The F*ck Out turns your iPhone into a skateboard. You do tricks, flipping it with your hand, for points. Love it.

Portfolio: nikolausdrellow.com

April 6th, 2012

Ann Titus

Ann is a copywriter/ACD at Euro RSCG in Chicago. The title of her site is “Fearless Copywriter in a Twisted World.” MC likes that. It is a twisted world. And CWs do have to be fearless when it’s time to put the words down on the paper. Or type the pixels onto the screen. Or present the stuff to the room. Or click open the email with the subject line “RND 1 FEEDBACK” with the red “!” next to it.

Portfolio: anntitus.com

April 5th, 2012

CW Wanted: MMB Boston

Erica Puorro, Creative Services Manager at MMB, is looking for a killer copywriter. From Erica: “This is a great opportunity to join a growing, dynamic creative department. You’ll be doing what you do best… generating original ideas for a variety of clients. And seeing them right through production for TV, print, digital… all media. You must be a strong presenter and good with clients. Ideally, you’ve been doing this for 3+ years. Food and car experience a plus.” Interested? Email your link to the address below.

Email portfolio to: employment@mmb580.com

April 4th, 2012

Marcelo Pollara

Marcelo is a copywriter at Euro RSCG 4D in São Paulo, Brazil. So fun to see the cool work coming out of São Paulo for brands that, in the States, are pretty straight. Check out Vanish, Finish, Veet and Trident. Are Brazilians just cooler than Americans? What a ridiculous question.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/mpollara

April 2nd, 2012

Tom Schmidt

Tom is a copywriter in Raleigh, NC. His site is hosted on Behance and consists of 25+ headline-driven print and collateral campaigns. All of them comps. Most of them AD’d by Tom. And that, fellow CWs, is someone who loves what they do. Tip ‘o the hat, Mr. Schmidt.

Portfolio: behance.net/tomschmidt

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