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October 31st, 2012

UPDATE: Mike Ward

Mike is a VP/ACD/Copywriter at Leo Burnett Chicago. He’s got a redesigned site for a portfolio so good it’s scary. (Sorry. Halloween. It’s allowed.) The writing is flat-out amazing. MC recommends clicking through Categories: Print. Or, just go for it and click Categories: All Work. So much awesomeness.

Portfolio: mikeward-creative.com

October 30th, 2012

CW Wanted: GreenRubino Seattle

Ryan Ruelos at GreenRubino in Seattle is looking for a copywriter. From Ryan: “GreenRubino is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Copywriter. If you are passionate, collaborative, idea-driven, slightly askew, and fanatical about words, ads, brands, and building experiences, please contact us. We are an integrated, Seattle-based, firmly rooted and fiercely motivated advertising agency and branding firm, so versatility is an essential skill-set. Our ideal candidate is an idea person and a master wordsmith—fluent in short, smart, wry, insightful points-of-view; plus can also produce tight, crisp long-form copy and online content when called upon. If you toil unceasingly in perfecting headlines and loathe cliched, tired, ‘cute’ twists of phrase, you’re likely the right fit for us. Experience in writing television, radio, and online film work is favorable. The right candidate will likely have graduated from either an art or advertising program or possess a Bachelors Degree in some form of communications or humanities. 2 – 4 years of advertising agency experience is a huge advantage, but if you’re a recent graduate with a very, very strong portfolio, we would love to meet you. (Please note that we are not seeking editorial writers at this time.) About GreenRubino: full-service communications firm-slash-marketing commune founded in 1977. Our experience, growth and results have established us as one of the Northwest’s most successful and respected agencies.”

To apply, submit a portfolio link or PDF of your work to: careers@greenrubino.com

October 29th, 2012

ACD/CWs Wanted: Digitas Boston and Detroit

Maureen Lawson, Recruiting Manager at Digitas Boston, is looking for a couple of ACD/Copywriters, one for Digitas Boston and one for Digitas Detroit. From Maureen: “What’s unique about Digitas? We are the top integrated brand agency with digital at our core and offices in 19 countries. We build active brands that inspire people to take action. We create business impact for Fortune 500 multi-national brands by pairing marketing, technology, creativity, media, and analytics. We’re leading the industry in mobile and social. What else? We have fun. We celebrate talent, we eat bagels together on Fridays, we let loose during creative recess, we compete at Digibowl tournaments, and we get dirty volunteering together in our communities. We have a one-of-a-kind culture. It’s the reason that, in the last two years alone, we’ve earned spots on over 20 awards lists like Coolest Places to Work and Best Companies to Work For. We have an environment at Digitas that fuels us to stay at the forefront of our industry.”

Learn more and apply here: digitas.com

(Click Careers, search for Associate Creative Director, Boston or Detroit locations)

October 25th, 2012

Chicago Portfolio School Week – CW Grads

Ladies and gentlemen, MC presents the portfolio sites of nine Chicago Portfolio School October 2012 copywriter grads (in alphabetical order):

Alex Gavin – alextgavin.com

Bettina Kozlowski – cargocollective.com/bettinakozlowski

Courtney McCormack – courtneymccormack.com

David Drake – cargocollective.com/daviDDrakePortfolio

Eddie Rybarski – eddierybarski.squarespace.com

Jared Perkins – jaredperkins.com

Larry Scott – larry-scott.com

Molly Lartz – cargocollective.com/TheMolltron

Paul Thelen – paulthelen.org

October 24th, 2012

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Alex Gavin

Alex is a new copywriter and currently interning at AKQA in San Francisco. (Fun.) Which is a perfect fit, as all six of the campaigns on his site are heavy digital/social. MC also noticed that almost all have a good-for-the-world POV, which is good to see.

Portfolio: alextgavin.com

October 23rd, 2012

Chicago Portfolio School Week – David Drake

MC’s said it before and we’ll say it again. Surfers, drummers and comedians make the best copywriters. David is a new copywriter fresh out of CPS and a stand-up comedian, and we’re talking real-deal. As in, named the “Best of the Midwest” by the Iowa Comedy Festival. What agency doesn’t need more funny?

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/daviDDrakePortfolio

October 22nd, 2012

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Molly Lartz

Molly is a new copywriter from CPS, freelance hairstylist, and she does some work for Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play. That’s like the three best jobs, all in one person. MC really, really wants to see that play.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/TheMolltron

October 17th, 2012

Lane Mitchell

Lane is a copywriter/ACD at Critical Mass in NYC, formerly at mcgarrybowen, Digitas, Hill Holiday, and FCB. Like many writers, he’s done some interesting stuff on the side, too. Like being Editor of Capital, a lifestyle magazine for the financial services industry. You can click through an issue in the Editorial section of Lane’s site. Very cool.

Portfolio: lanemitchell.com

October 15th, 2012

UPDATE: Vladislav Ivangorodsky

Vlad is an art director/CD at CP+B in Miami. His portfolio was one of MC’s rare Honorary posts for art directors (Feb 2011), because it’s just off the charts awesome with big ideas. Got a nice email from Vlad saying that that post helped him get his current gig, which MC loves to hear. Anyway, year and a half later, it’s time for an update. New site. New work. Still off the charts.

Portfolio: vladislav-ivangorodsky.com

October 12th, 2012

Théo Wallace

Théo Wallace is a copywriter in Los Angeles. His portfolio is an old school Blogspot called Fern Bar, named after 1970s bars frequented by hip ad peeps at the time (including Théo’s father who was at BBDO) that were filled with actual ferns. What’s better than ad land history? MC loves it.

Portfolio: fernbar.blogspot.com

October 10th, 2012

Lasse Kristensen & Suchi Ahuja

Lasse and Suchi are recent grads of Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London and are currently working in NYC. They think of themselves as writer/art directors, and so (for the first time evah) MC is listing both members of a team as such. Because why not?

Portfolio: lasseandsuchi.com

October 8th, 2012

Keenon Daniels

Keenon Daniels is a copywriter in Cape Town, South Africa (interested in finding a gig in NYC, by the way). Lots of great stuff all over his site, including a couple of categories that are pretty tough: package design and direct mail. Don’t miss his campaign for Musica’s rock star-themed products. Awesome.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/keenondaniels

October 4th, 2012

Chase Domergue

Chase is a copywriter/comedian in NYC. He’s got some fun new work for Planter’s, plus good times for Fanta, Time Warner Cable, Burger King, and others. Also, be sure to click on his link “My Comedy (and other projects)” and then scroll down to video #2, “This is the only kind of house party that I like …”

Portfolio: chasedomergue.com

October 1st, 2012

CW Wanted: Walrus NYC

Deacon Webster, Chief Creative Officer at Walrus NYC, is looking for a CW. From Deacon: “Walrus is looking for a writer who can really write. Somebody who can take words and bend them to their will. Somebody who can jump from sophisticated to surreal without thinking about it. Somebody who can write headlines that are funny and write dialogue that’s funny, and understands that the two are different. Somebody who can take a good idea and make it better with a few well placed bits of language. Somebody who wants to sell awesome work.  You’ll have the chance to work on everything that comes through the door, so you won’t get bored. Everyone at Walrus is also really nice.”


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