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March 31st, 2015

Stephen Lundberg


Stephen is a copywriter/CD at Ogilvy in NYC. Since his last post on MC (06.15.10), he moved to Ogilvy from Gotham and added a bunch of new work to his site—including the web series “Always Open” for Denny’s (above, from Gotham) with Dave Koechner, featuring comedians like Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Sarah Silverman. Dig it.

Portfolio: stephenlundberg.com

March 28th, 2015

Senior CW Wanted: Trozzolo, Kansas City


Trozzolo Communications Group in Kansas City is on the hunt for a Senior Copywriter. (MC can smell the KC BBQ from here. Mmm!) From Trozzolo:

“We build our team into the best by working with the best. Which means finding the best. Specifically, you – the best senior copywriter we need to meet. A talented ad creative with a writer-callused mind and a gift for weaving gold out of creative briefs. You mix strategy, insights and mandatories to produce creative that’s fresh, award-worthy and on-target. You know the difference between conversational copy and term paper grammar. You prefer the former and reject the latter. You have a passion for the business even after seven to 10 years writing in it. You’re self-directed, but take direction admirably. You’re a quick study. You see every project as an opportunity and greatness as its reward. Your versatility rivals duct tape. You can concept and write ads, collateral, broadcast, digital, news articles, content, guerilla and cat. Yes, cat. But you know that cats, while amusing, clog your Facebook feed. So you avoid them. You at least avoid concepting them.

As a team member, you’ll report to our executive creative director, who lugs every creative award behind him, from National Addys to CA to One Show to Cannes. He’ll make you better. Your book will thank you.

You team up. Writer/art director partnerships are key here and you thrive in them (you may even have an art director partner we’d consider). Speaking of art direction, you get it and think visually, too. You take a leadership role in the creative process from concept to completion. You care about the flow of your craft, sweating the flavor of every headline, subhead, byline, sentence and paragraph. All while nailing deadlines and strategy. Fast turns and bigger campaigns and projects will fill your plate, so efficiency and time management are key. As is presenting your work, which you do through all phases. Also, you get bored working on the same stuff. You won’t here. Finally, you’ve read every word of this and it was kinda like reading your own bio. Let’s talk.

Trozzolo Communications Group is a marketing communications agency that takes pride in our top talent, strategic thinking and award-winning creative. Our clients are many and we like that. It makes us, and our jobs, more stable. We’re growth-oriented. In fact, it’s all we do. We’ve never experienced a down year in 26 years. Our unique culture is based on relationships and teamwork. We’re a competitive bunch. We work hard to make each other better. Collaboration rules here. Fun reigns. And growth resounds.”

Please send letter, portfolio link and resume to: careers@trozzolo.com

March 26th, 2015

Nick Sotolongo


Nick is a copywriter/CD at DAf in Santiago, Chile. A couple of weeks back, MC featured a copywriter job post for DAf and it included a link to Nick’s site as an example of what an American copywriter can do in Chile. Namely, drink a lot of great wine and do a bunch of fun work. Awesome.

Portfolio: nicksotolongo.com

March 25th, 2015

Yama Rahyar


Yama is a copywriter/acd at Phenomenon in Los Angeles. Since his last post on MC (way back on 06.10.11), he’s worked at a couple of new shops, built a new Squarespace site, and added a whole bunch of new work to his portfolio. Time for an update!

Portfolio: yamarahyar.com

March 23rd, 2015

Janelle Anne


Janelle is a copywriter/editor at Opening Ceremony in NYC. Crazy mix of projects in her portfolio, from Tweets for Warby Parker to photos/posts for Paul Evans (above) to all kinds of social media stuff for others. Sometimes you click through a portfolio and you can just feel good energy bubbling up through the work. Janelle likes what she does, and it shows. Dig it.

Portfolio: janelleanne.com

March 20th, 2015

Tom Mandel


Tom is a freelance copywriter in NYC, previously at Droga5 and BBDO. Lots of good stuff on his site for FedEx, including genius pre-roll spots (above) encouraging watchers to press the skip button. Why didn’t I think of that?!?! Arrrg. NICE.

Portfolio: tommandelismy.name

March 19th, 2015

Mike Lars White


Mike is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco. Since his last post on MC (07.08.11), he’s added Cheetos, Netflix and Comcast to his site, worked at GS&P for a couple of years, and freelanced at Muh-tay-zuhk Hoffer, Cutwater, Heat, and Eleven Inc. (Busy!) Mike’s also written and directed a short film called “Steve’s Problem” which just premiered online after 16 film fests and two “best narrative short” wins. Check it out on the “Film” section of his site.

Portfolio: mikelarswhite.com

March 17th, 2015

VP/ECD Wanted: LifeLock


This is a big one. LifeLock is on the hunt for a VP/ECD. They’re looking for someone who loves direct (got to really love it, can’t be #2 after brand) and preferably has some quality in-house experience. People skills are a must. Winning candidate will be working closely with new LifeLock CMO Ty Shay (brilliant CMO, great leader, good friend of MC) to take LifeLock to new heights. To learn more or to apply, visit the link below.

To learn more/apply: Click here

March 13th, 2015

ACD/CW Wanted: Hub Strategy & Communication


Fabulous San Francisco agency (and good friends of MC) Hub Strategy & Communication is on the hunt for an ACD/writer (open to a senior writer, too). You want this job. From Hub: “We are looking for an ACD/Writer. The slash is in there because we need you to be an amazing creative director and an amazing writer — we can tell the difference.

We work on fun projects with fun clients and fun people. We need you to be one of those people. We also need you to be a person who takes their craft very seriously and is able to bring smart, thoughtful, strategic, and many times funny words to the page. You will be working with the other creative directors at Hub to bring ideas to life. You will be managing a team of talented creatives. You need to be nice to clients, because you will be all up in client meetings. You need to be organized because you’ll be busy. You need to like sandwiches.

If you check out our site (hubsanfrancisco.com), you’ll see that we pride ourselves on our writing and if you see work that feels like the kind of work you want to be doing, give us a shout.”

Send your link to: peter@hubsanfrancisco.com

March 9th, 2015

Justin Ebert


Justin is a copywriter/CD in NYC. Since his last post on MC (07.27.12), he’s gone full-time freelance, put together a new Cargo site, and added a bunch of new work—including the above for Capri Sun. So many killer projects all over his site. Really happy to have Justin back up on MC. Really awesome way to kick off the week.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/justinebert

March 4th, 2015

Edward Ong


Edward is a writer/CD in Malaysia. (Two CWs from Malaysia in one week. Dig it.) There are a ton of projects in his portfolio and a huge variety—from Penguin Books to BMW, Tiger Beer to posters for his agency’s Star Wars-themed Christmas party. Projects are divided into two categories: Copy and Everything Else. With so much content, that makes it easier to concentrate on just the writing, if that’s what you’re into. Which, being MC, we are.

Portfolio: edwardong.solutions

March 2nd, 2015

Jeremy Ng


Jeremy is a senior copywriter at NagaDDB in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Love international submissions. More, please!) He started life as a graphic designer, then switched to writing at his first agency. Check out his project for Yoshinkan Aikido, which uses pieces of bad guy faced-cake to promote self-defense classes for Malaysian women. Delish.

Portfolio: behance.net/jeremyngkt

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