May 29th, 2013
Kashyap is a copywriter/ACD at DDB Mudragroup in Bombay, India. MC’s first from Bombay. Seeing as how India is the world’s second most populous country, MC is hoping to quadruple its Twitter following after this post. Namasté!
May 27th, 2013
Grant is a copywriter in St. Paul, MN. He graduated in May and is currently leading up his own small creative studio called LESS Co. (http://theless.co). Love the ambition, right out of the gate.
May 20th, 2013
Peter is a copywriter at Arnold Boston. (Graduated from BU in 2010.) Awesome to see what he’s been able to produce at Arnold in only two years—for clients like Jack Daniel’s, Progressive, and American Eagle (love the spray-on jeans campaign). Big ups!
May 16th, 2013
Erica Puorro, Creative Services Manager at MMB, is on the hunt for a killer team. From Erica: “MMB is looking for two people: an Art Director and Copywriter with direct marketing experience—in a variety of channels: print, email, online advertising. (Mobile, a plus.) This is a great opportunity to join a growing, creative agency. You’ll be doing what you do best…concepting innovative direct mail and digital creative for a family of global consumer brands. Check out our website at mmb580.com to see our work. You must be a strategic thinker, great presenter and comfortable working directly with clients who have an appetite for fresh thinking. Ideally, you’ve been doing this for 3+ years. Car experience a plus.”
Email portfolio/link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15th, 2013
Susie is a copywriter/CD in Chicago. She spent 17 years at DDB, during which she took a four year detour from copywriting and was their Director of Creative Recruiting (2007-2011). Now she’s back (freelance) and ready to write.
May 9th, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, MC proudly presents the portfolio sites of 17 Chicago Portfolio School 2013 copywriter grads (in alphabetical order):
Amy Bauer – amybauer.com
Brittany Hughes – britthughes.com
Chelsea Berger – chelseaberger.com
Garrett Vernon – garrettvernon.com
Hassan S. Ali – cargocollective.com/hassansali
Jackie Suerth – jackiesuerth.com
Jennifer Smith – jenmadeabook.com
John Olson – sonofol.com
Julia Weeman – juliaweeman.com
Kat Ponting – katponting.com
Kelsey Alfredson – cargocollective.com/KelseyAlfredson
Lauren Fodero – laurenfodero.com
Leighanne Steckbeck – leighanimal.com
Matt Bush – stoutredbeard.com
Michelle Grano – michellegrano.com
Pat Whalen – patwhalen.com
Tom Katers – tomkaters.com
May 8th, 2013
From Leighanne’s What’s A Leighanimal? page, under the heading What I Learned At Portfolio School: “Big ideas are king. Which means puns are either peasants or serfs. How to explain to outsiders that copywriting has nothing to do with being a lawyer. The stranger your idea the better; your partner is always there to reel you back in. Or to tell you to stop talking. I can’t help but play devil’s advocate while brainstorming, which is a blessing but often feels like a curse. Celebrity endorsed ads are mostly crap (with the exception of Nicolas Cage).” Amen.
May 7th, 2013
Sometimes you see a big-ass banner in some kid’s portfolio and you’re just like, “Yes. I want to see you knock that sucker down, cable channel for men in their 20s. Hells yeah.” And there’s no reason to be embarrassed about that. Because who wouldn’t?
May 6th, 2013
CPS Week 2013 kicks off with Ms. Amy Bauer. MC digs: destroyed Barbie® for roller derby, Parker Pens “Your hair shines like those halogen lights that some cars have” (funny), French’s mustard foul pole line, and Roomba Zamboni. Good times.
May 2nd, 2013
Kit Krugman, Creative Manager at Johannes Leonardo NYC, is looking for a senior writer. From Kit: “Johannes Leonardo is an award-winning international creative agency in New York with global clients like Sprite, Coca-Cola, and Google. We are currently looking for a Sr. Copywriter to join the team, to work across all accounts, but primarily on Google. We are looking for someone who is passionate, ambitious, and independent. Someone who wants to grow into a leadership role at a creatively-led agency. Someone with a command of tone, who can write with range, and cares deeply about the strategy behind the work. And most importantly, someone who will absolutely never compromise on the quality and caliber of the work. Ideally this person has about 4-6 years of experience creating amazing work at top creative agencies.”
Send portfolio links directly to Kit at: email@example.com
May 2nd, 2013
Tom is a copywriter/ACD at Factory Labs in Denver. All kinds of inspiring work for athletics brands on his site: The North Face, Oakley, Callaway, Killington Mountain Resort (“The Beast” above), and Gatorade. Almost enough to make MC want to go for a run. Almost.