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July 31st, 2014

Tim Donakowski


Tim is a copywriter in Chicago, having recently returned to The Windy City after four years in NYC. Click on his Trojan project link, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you’ll find a two-minute video “The History of Getting It On.” It’s no joke. It’s actually the history of condoms in the modern world. (Fun.) These are the things we get paid to do, my friends. Dig it.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/timdonakowski

July 29th, 2014

Senior Writer Wanted: Avanti Press, Detroit


Avanti Press in Detroit is on the hunt for a Senior Writer, and they’ve sent MC the king of all job posts. (Love it!) From Avanti:


In a neighborhood theatre, Anytown, USA, you step up to the box office and buy a ticket to be entertained. In return, you want a stunning plot that impresses and connects. Brilliant scenes that pierce the eye, and then the heart. Add perfectly-cast characters and quick-witted dialogue, and you’ve got something to write home about!

Funny as it seems, we think that a greeting card from Avanti Press should thrill its audience in the very same way. Like big screen entertainment, only smaller.

That’s why we create every single Avanti Greeting to be memorable and unique; an instant hit. Delivering a colorful surprise that’s funny in its own write…a bit like “improv in print.” And starring talented “characters” that are openly laughable, and in turn, shared in 30 countries worldwide.


Today, we strive to make our products even more impactful and entertaining. Starring Dolby-like resonance. Highest definition graphics. Great visual concepts and payoff prose that know precisely how to get the biggest laugh. (No matter the audience; rated “Hilarious” for all ages.)

Most important, we look for passionate people who literally thrive on having the last laugh…especially here, in a comeback city like Detroit. Where Avanti Press was born and has remained jazzed since 1980.


To star in our role of Senior Writer, you must exhibit:

  • A tremendous sense of humor; funny, beyond words
  • A non-stop conceptual and curious mind
  • Individual leadership skills, while remaining committed to our spirit of community and collaboration
  • Tenacity in writing/editing; able to turn mediocre into magic
  • The ability to thrive by way of corporate leeway
  • Unexpected and untapped skills; please surprise us
  • The kind of experience, thinking and smarts that actually make us nervous (We bet big on great odds.)


Highly experienced and exceptional copywriters only.

  1. Describe in 998 characters or less why you should take the lead role in maintaining our brand voice over multiple product lines, licensing, sales, web, and all other channels (beyond Avanti greeting cards.)
  2. Include your resume, and a link to your portfolio (or 3 samples of your Biggest Hits.)
  3. Take the time and effort to follow the guidelines above.
  4. E-mail this information to us only at avanticreative@me.com


If we like your character, let’s see what plays out.


July 28th, 2014

CW Wanted: R/West, Portland


Taylor Siolka, copywriter/ACD at R/West in Portland, is looking for a junior-to-mid level copywriter to join their team. From Taylor: “Work: We move fast and let creative lead the way. We’re constantly producing the content our clients need in this crazy age of YouTube. And with a former copywriter as our CEO, we keep one goal in mind: make killer work.

Culture: We like to reward ourselves for hard work. Visit our Facebook page to see some of the shenanigans we get into (like creating an ice sculpture of Ice Man for a rooftop screening of Top Gun): facebook.com/rwestmktg

We’re looking for a junior-to-mid level copywriter to join our staff. Someone who wants to make things. Great things. Willing to work hard and happy to celebrate it. Email TaylorS@r-west.com with URL or PDF portfolio. No calls please, we’re too busy being awesome.”

July 25th, 2014

CW Wanted: New Honor Society, St. Louis


Beth Voegtli at New Honor Society in St. Louis is on the hunt for a copywriter, “an experienced creative storyteller who knows the power that well-crafted words can wield.” To check out New Honor Society, click their logo above. To learn more about the position and to apply, click the link below.

Learn more or apply: Click here

July 23rd, 2014

Andrew Hunter


Andrew is a new copywriter at kbs+ in NYC, after graduating from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn. (Big ups, Andrew!) So, what kind of portfolio does it take to land at an awesome shop like kbs+ in NYC? Here’s your chance to find out.

Portfolio: writingandmischief.com

July 21st, 2014

Andrew Lewis


Andrew is a freelance copywriter who left San Francisco to become an International Man of Leisure/Freelance Copywriter. He now resides in Prague, where he created the above campaign for Two Tales Beer—aiming to save the global economy (and the world) by belting America’s baggy pants, one beer at a time. Sounds crazy, right? Until you discover that Joe Satriani re-tweeted the campaign. Time to expand that title to International Man of Leisure/Freelance Copywriter/Evil Genius.

Portfolio: andrewsaurus.com

July 17th, 2014

Phil Gable


Phil is a copywriter/CD in NYC. One of MC’s favorite things is clicking through an awesome portfolio, recognizing killer work, but then discovering something new and amazing that MC hadn’t seen before. Like Phil’s video for Meetup. Beautiful.

Portfolio: philgable.com

July 14th, 2014

Daniel Del Toro


Daniel is a freelance copywriter in [wherever awesome gigs appear]. His portfolio is ridiculous. Wieden, Crispin, Untitled Films Toronto … Volkswagen, Burger King, ESPN, Brahma, Levi’s, Best Buy, Little Trees Air Fresheners (?!?!) … just sick. Love it.

Portfolio: danieldeltoro.com

July 11th, 2014

Nate Steele


Nate is a copywriter at Leo Burnett in Chicago. Whole bunch of Allstate in his portfolio including TV, banners and print. How great is the Mayhem campaign? Great. He’s also got a Second City sketch that he wrote and titled, which ran for five weeks. Once again proving that comedian and copywriter are like peanut butter and jelly.

Portfolio: natesteele.com

July 9th, 2014

Travis Meidell


Travis is a copywriter at Amazon.com in Seattle, previously at Leo Burnett in Chicago. Lots of great work all over his site, including his Doritos campaign (above) “encouraging” moviegoers to snack on chips instead of popcorn. So scary!

Portfolio: travismeidell.com

July 7th, 2014

Todd Shikora


Todd is a senior copywriter moving from Chicago to San Jose this month. The first project on his site is for Ziploc: “Will you prevail in a zombie apocalypse?” Um. Guess what. MC is going to survive a zombie apocalypse. Know why? Because sandwich baggies. Thanks to you, SC Johnson, A Family Company. And thanks to you, Mr. Shikora.

Portfolio: toddshikora.com

July 3rd, 2014

Lindsey Campbell


Lindsey is an in-house copywriter at Staples in Framingham, MA. There’s nothing MC digs more than an in-house CW fighting the good fight for a classic brand. From the holiday Snowbot to Alice Cooper to one of the best back-to-school spots ever (click here) to Lindsey’s Easy Button mailer (above), Staples has a voice that’s got to be fun to play with a writer. Nice.

Portfolio: copylady.virb.com

July 1st, 2014

Jason Niebaum


Jason is a copywriter/ACD at TM in Dallas, where he’s been for 15 years (his entire career). MC loves that. Don’t miss his campaign for Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen. The acting performances in the first spot (above) are perfect. Like, perfect.

Portfolio: jasonniebaum.com

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