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September 30th, 2014

UPDATE: Chris Yocum


Chris is a copywriter in Minneapolis. Since his last post on MC (07.11.11), he spent two years at EnergyBBDO in Chicago, one year at Zambezi in Venice Beach, brought a new little Yocum into the world, and moved back home to Minneapolis. That’s some stuff! Time for an update.

Portfolio: thechrisyocum.com

September 29th, 2014

UPDATE: Nick Nelson


Nick is a senior copywriter at SapientNitro in Boston. Since he was last on MC (10.19.11), he’s got a new site, new job, new work, new headlines, new videos, all kinds of new stuff. Time for a new post!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/consolidatedprojects

September 25th, 2014

UPDATE: Jessi Hamilton


Jessi is a senior copywriter at ViTRO in San Diego. Since her last post on MC (11.02.11), she’s moved from Kansas City to San Diego, got the new gig at ViTRO (congrats!), and added all kinds of new work to her portfolio. Time for an update!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/jessihamilton

September 23rd, 2014

Senior Writer Wanted: Duluth Trading Co, Madison


Duluth Trading Co. is on the hunt for a Senior Writer/Gifted Storyteller. From Duluth: “Do you know the power that words can wield? If so, and you have a keen sense of humor with a portfolio to back it up, you will want to keep reading. The Duluth Women customers have charisma, character and quirk. We strive to make ingenious, great-looking clothes and gear that can keep up with them. Their grit and tenacity inspires us to keep pushing and innovating with everything we create and sell. You will tell their stories and ours across a multi-channel media landscape. From print, motion/content creation, and digital, you’ll be responsible for writing impactful and entertaining assignments in a voice that speaks to our amazing customers.

We’re in search of a Senior Writer for our Women’s Business. You’ll collaborate with designers, art directors and digital designers providing copy direction and concepts. We need someone who will be restless and passionate about creating ideas and opportunities for our brand.  We seek a writer, who with a mere sentence, can captivate, motivate and move our audience. Interested? You must have these qualities in your tool box:

  • A twisted sense of humor. You’re funny, and your work shows it.
  • A relentless, conceptual mind. Your idea machine has no off switch.
  • Must be fearless. We play in retail and it’s always changing, so tenacity is a must.
  • Forward thinking and original. Love the challenge of uncharted territory.
  • A great storyteller. From both a product and editorial perspective.
  • A collaborative spirit.  You thrive being part of a creative community.

For consideration, you must have 5-10 years of writing experience in advertising, retail, or consumer-driven field. Apply at the link below and submit links to an exceptional portfolio of work (no pdf’s, please), displaying mad conceptual ideation skills, strong headlines, well-written copy and the ability to produce integrated campaigns across print, digital, broadcast, packaging and retail media.

To apply: Click here

September 22nd, 2014

Senior CW Wanted: MCD NYC or Chicago


Sandy Wang, Recruiter at Magnani Caruso Dutton, is looking for a senior copywriter who could work at either their NYC or Chicago office. A little about MCD: “MCD is the kind of place that encourages innovation and rewards hard work. We are an agency where ideas rule, and everything follows from there. Here you’ll find smart, creative professionals that take what they do seriously, but thankfully not themselves. By design we are a highly productive agency without the long hours, and promote teamwork without any embarrassing pep rallies.” To learn more or to apply, click the links below:

NYC Senior Copywriter: Click here

Chicago Senior Copywriter: Click here

September 19th, 2014

CW Wanted: San Francisco


Madeleine Clark, friend of MC and fabulous creative recruiter, is on the hunt for a writer with branding and naming experience in San Francisco. From Madeleine: “Looking for a strategic and creative thinker/writer with 3+ years expertise in developing copy, names, taglines, nomenclature systems, and brand voice for complex corporate and product/service projects. This candidate must have a passion for and knowledge of the tech sector. He/She must also be:

  • An engaging facilitator with presence who helps clients make decisions about strategic and creative work
  • A compelling storyteller and presenter who brings name candidates to life
  • A writer of effective proposals and memorable pitches
  • An inspiring and collaborative team member

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Linguistics, Writing, or related studies and a minimum of 3 years of naming/writing/branding experience (on the agency or client side). Team leadership experience is a plus. Experience working in an organization in a naming/branding role with demonstrable experience with naming and nomenclature strategy is also a must.”

Email Madeleine at: mclark@clarkcohen.com

September 17th, 2014

UPDATE: Jon Arnold


Jon is a VP/CD/AD at BOHAN in Nashville, and one of the few honorary art directors on MC. Love what he does with words. Since is last post (12.26.12), he’s got a new Squarespace site (beautiful) and all kinds of new work on it. Time for an update!

Portfolio: thecoolville.squarespace.com

September 16th, 2014

Alan Snider


Alan is a senior copywriter at Avenue in Chicago and a student at Second City Training Center. If MC could start MC over, there’d be a tag for copywriters who’ve had experience with Second City—and it would probably be one of the more popular tags. So many great copywriters have stand-up and comedy writing experience, which makes so much sense.

Portfolio: alansnider.com

September 15th, 2014

Bryan Miguel


Bryan is a copywriter at Bader Rutter in Milwaukee, after graduating from Milwaukee Portfolio School in 2013. He also writes for The 3% Conference, which aims to bring awareness to the gender gap in advertising creative leadership (only 3% of all creative directors are female) and help do something about it. Dig that.

Portfolio: bryanmiguel.com

September 10th, 2014

Meg Linen


Meg is a copywriter intern at Allen & Gerritsen in Philadelphia, after graduating from Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. Her site’s home page features GIFs instead of stills for most projects, which is super fun. Hover over the GIF, and the name of the project/brand appears.

Portfolio: meglinen.com

September 8th, 2014

Daniel Sawtelle


Daniel is a new copywriter in Chicago, freelancing at Y&R, after graduating from Chicago Portfolio School and interning at CP+B Los Angeles. His book is post-school/pre-FT gig, mostly spec, and all-Daniel, which MC loves to see. Good times.

Portfolio: danielsawtelle.com

September 4th, 2014

Elliot Nordstrom


Elliot is a copywriter at Sukle Advertising & Design in Denver. His site was submitted to MC by art director Allie Nordstrom, who also happens to be his wife (rad, big ups, Allie!). Don’t miss his campaign for Man Therapy, featuring Dr. Rich Mahogany, which aims to put an end to the stigma of men and mental health. The name alone is reason enough to watch. Nice.

Portfolio: elliotnordstrom.com

September 2nd, 2014

Sandra Gerlt


Sandra is a copywriter/ACD at Fry Hammond Barr in Los Angeles. The first two clients in her portfolio are Nemours Children’s Hospital (cute kids) and the Orlando Science Center (scary spiders). Gulp. The third is First Watch Daytime Cafe, featuring a “You’ve Been Egg’d!” windshield coupon (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: krop.com/sandragerlt

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