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March 31st, 2014

Keat Powell


Keat is a senior copywriter at Free Agents in Richmond, VA, and an adjunct instructor at VCU. Awesome to see portfolios come in from long-time Richmond creatives. (Big-ups, Keat.) Such a strong community there, led by Martin and VCU. Dig it. More, please!

Portfolio: keatpowell.com/copywriter

March 27th, 2014

CW Wanted: Hiebing, Madison WI

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Steve Krumrei, VP/CFO at Hiebing in Madison, Wisconsin, is on the hunt for a writer. From Steve: “Hiebing is in search of brand storyteller whose boundless enthusiasm for creating breakthrough ideas is as evident as your love for crafting intelligent prose. Here you’ll contribute across mediums, from print ads and brochures to radio and television commercials—and, of course, all things digital. Ours is an agency where your ability to communicate and collaborate is a sure path to success. Now let’s see what you’ve got.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicating ideas in simple, powerful terms
  • Penning long- and short-form copy that inspires audiences
  • Learning our Message Strategy process and taking part in it
  • Engaging with partners and clients in meetings and presentations
  • Working across mediums
  • Making the work process fun and contributing to our culture

Job Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years of agency experience
  • A portfolio demonstrating your range of great thinking and skillful touch

To apply, email rez/link to: careers@hiebing.com

March 27th, 2014

Jason Wright


Jason is a copywriter/CD at The Buntin Group in Nashville. He’s got my favorite all-time McDonald’s spot in his portfolio (above), which MC has no choice but to feature in his post—though he has plenty of new work in on his site, too. So good. Just so so good.

Portfolio: jasonwrightcd.com

March 26th, 2014

Jayant Savant


Jayant is Creative Copy Group Head at Publicis in Mumbai, India. How does a copywriter get a campaign of straight-up palindromes in his portfolio? When it’s a campaign for the Skoda Laura with Parktronic, which drives the same forward or backward. Tip o’ the Hat, Jayant. Palindromes!

Portfolio: coroflot.com/koffeewriter/portfolio

March 25th, 2014

Steve Taylor


Steve is a copywriter in … well, he’s all over the place. From his site: “Throughout 2014, I’ll be plying my craft at advertising agencies across North America and documenting the entire experience as I go. It’s about discovering creative transcendence, experiencing native cultures and developing a new understanding of what it means to be a part of this crazy world we call advertising.” Awesome idea. Good luck, Mr. Taylor!

Site: thegreatagencyadventure.com

March 24th, 2014

Joe DeSalvo


Joe is a senior copywriter at Bernstein-Rein in Kansas City. Bunch of fun stuff on his site, including a spot in the Filet-o-Fish Submarine, outdoor for the Hostess Comeback, terrifying showers for Beauty Brands, and Bon Appétightwad for McD’s Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger (nice).

Portfolio: joe-d.com

March 23rd, 2014

UPDATE: Nick Zafonte


Since his last post on MC (07.13.2010 “Elf Yourself”), Nick has become a writer/director—first with his short The First Day and soon with his first feature No Retreat. Nick is currently trying to raise $10k through indiegogo to produce it, and has over $7k so far. Check it out at the link below. You can also visit his portfolio site at the link below that.

Link: indiegogo.com/projects/no-reatreat
Nick’s portfolio: nickzafonte.com

March 19th, 2014

Elizabeth King


Elizabeth is a copywriter/ACD at Kirshenbaum in NYC. She’s got tons of awesome work for BMW all over her site, and that’s really what MC should have featured above. But then, as Elizabeth put it, “Diamonds are a copywriter’s best friend.” Don’t miss Wall Street Journal Print, with side-by-side ads for the BMW 6 and 7 … Sterling, Draper … so good.

Portfolio: kingportfolio.com

March 17th, 2014

UPDATE: Bevan Mahaney


Bevan is a copywriter in NYC. Since her last post on MC (6.10.13), she’s added a bunch of new work to her site including “Spread the Jam” for the Jam Wireless Speaker. Which looks like a giant food fight (with different flavored jams) slash rave on the streets of NYC. At some point, there was a producer who had to order a permit for that. “So, yeah, we’ve got these buckets of jam …”

Portfolio: bevanmahaney.com

March 12th, 2014

Emily Akins


Emily is a copywriter at Energy BBDO in Chicago. Bunch of fun work on her site, including “Best Lunch Notes from Mom” for Ziploc (39k submissions, nice), and “How Attractive Are You?” (to mosquitos) for OFF!. Sorry, Emily. In that one lone category, MC is actually the most attractive person on earth.

Portfolio: emilyakins.com

March 10th, 2014

CW Wanted: Wells Fargo Bay Area


Wells Fargo is on the hunt for a copywriter to join their in-house Enterprise Creative Group in the Bay Area. From Wells Fargo: “The Enterprise Creative Group is an internal creative resource of Wells Fargo. We’re building our team to handle bigger, more creative projects for our internal partners, and we’re seeking a Copywriter to handle primarily Social Media, working directly with our Social Media team.

Social Media is an increasingly important, dynamic area of growth for Wells Fargo. We’re looking for a talented, engaged writer to help us push this practice to the next level.

The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of experience in an agency or in-house agency environment as a Copywriter, working across a range of digital and social projects including social content, video, websites, email, online advertising and digital direct response with an emphasis on creating day-to-day social media content for a large brand. The position requires working directly with clients in a fast-paced, collaborative, quick-turn environment. Financial Services category experience is a plus. Candidates must have an online portfolio of work samples for review.”

For the full job description/to apply: CLICK HERE

March 10th, 2014

Phil Calvit


Phil is a freelance copywriter in Minneapolis. Over the past 20+ years he’s spent time at just about every great shop in Minneapolis, including Barrie D’Rozario Murphy, Carmichael Lynch, Fallon, Hill Holiday, and Leonard Monahan Lubars. He’s also written a bunch of work that makes MC flat-out jealous, like the above spot for United, with VO by Robert Redford. Geez.

Portfolio: philcalvit.com

March 5th, 2014

Dave Kuhl


Dave is a senior writer at ViTRO in San Diego, previously at Arnold, Leo Burnett, SapientNitro, and MMB. All kinds of killer work up and down his site for a crazy variety of clients, including Asics (the marathon treadmill is genius), Dodge Ram, Truth, Jack Daniel’s, Bahamas, Alaska Communications, Red Sox, and Radio Shack. Love it.

Portfolio: davekuhl.com

March 3rd, 2014

CW Wanted: INNOCEAN, Huntington Beach

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Jill Pool, Director of Creative Resources at INNOCEAN, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Jill, “We’re looking for a social copywriter. Someone who loves and embraces everything social media. You’ve got solid concepting chops, but you’re also a tactical ninja. You punctuate with precision. You drop #hashtags in all the right places. And you crank out metadata like a machine. Being constrained to 90 characters? No big deal. (And that’s INCLUDING a bit.ly.) You get excited every time your Twitter app gets an update. Even more so whenever a new social app comes out. When your Klout score drops, your heart sinks, too. But then you come up with a new posting strategy FTW. Also, maybe you made bank selling your Flappy Bird-loaded iPhone on eBay recently. In which case you probably don’t need this gig. But we should talk anyway.” To apply, email your stuff to Jill at the address below.

Send your stuff to: jpool@innoceanusa.com

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