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January 31st, 2017

Scott Kirkwood

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Scott is a freelance copywriter/editor/creative director in Denver. His portfolio is a mix of words, ideas, art, and design—most of it aimed at making the world a better place. And that, my friends, is what the world needs a whole lot of right now. More Scott Kirkwood, please.

Portfolio: scottkirkwood.work

January 27th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: Response, New Haven, CT

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David Klineberg, President/Partner at Response Marketing in New Haven, Connecticut, is on the hunt for a great writer. From Response: “Hi, we’re Response and we’re looking for a copywriter to join our small, but mighty team.

This role is not for the faint of heart – they’ll be asked to traverse a wide range of both traditional and digital copy related challenges including campaign concepts, social media content, banner ads, website copy, long-form articles, strategic manifestos, email campaigns, video scripts, OOH posters and much more. Copywriters play an active role in our creative department and will be expected to brainstorm and concept with other designers for new and current business initiatives.

We’re looking for someone who can think both creatively and strategically; someone who can produce exceptional work and constantly thinks about how they can elevate our creative output.

We’re based in downtown New Haven, CT, steps from great food, drinks, art, and Yale.”

For full job description and to apply: response.agency/careers/copywriter 

January 26th, 2017

Daniel Lobatón

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Daniel is a copywriter/creative director at VML in Kansas City, previously at LatinWorks in Austin and Young & Rubicam in both Paris and Lima. Since his last post on MC (12.16.13), Daniel has been busy. From #FREEZERDIG for Wendy’s, a fresh way to promote fresh burgers (sorry, had to), to a scary good Snickers spot (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: daniellobaton.com

January 23rd, 2017

Steve Grimes

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Steve is a copywriter/creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas. All kinds of killer projects on his site, from “Nothing good happens after midnight. Except Denny’s.” to “Hacker” for Motel 6 (so perfectly relevant at the time of this posting!). Don’t miss his terrifying “Termites are monsters” spot for Terminix (above). Yikes!

Portfolio: stevegrimescreative.com

January 19th, 2017

Matt Johanning

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Matt is an art director/creative director in Madison, WI, on the hunt for his next gig. All kinds of smart, beautiful campaigns on his site, including “You deserve a decent sandwich” for Milio’s (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: mattjohanning.com

January 17th, 2017

Sr & Jr CWs Wanted: Two by Four, Chicago

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Laura Allen, HR/Operations Supervisor at Two by Four in Chicago, is on the hunt for a Senior Copywriter and a Junior Copywriter (also open to a junior team). From Laura:

SENIOR COPYWRITER

Are you overflowing with brilliance? So much so, that you feel compelled to share your genius with others? Then maybe you’re just what we’re looking for. Two by Four is in the market for a Great Idea Generator: Senior Copywriter. One who not only routinely generates unbelievably great ideas, but can show others how to hone that skill as well. Someone who’s one helluva writer—and one helluva leader. If you translate strategy to concept in surprising ways, move smoothly and suavely in account/creative/client circles, live to nurture up-and-coming newbies, and feel most comfortable working at light speed, boy—do we have the job for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop fantastic creative concepts, seen through to execution
  • Come at things from refreshingly unique angles. Don’t just show us the expected stuff: surprise us, excite us, wow us, and make us happy we hired you
  • Do create work that makes our clients, the agency and your parents proud
  • Don’t be a prima donna. If you are, trust us: you won’t last very long here
  • Oversee and guide one (or more) creative teams on any given project
  • Present work to and develop relationships with clients
  • Keep track of your hours and do your time sheets on time: yes, this matters
  • Oh, and one other thing: we start at 8:30 (Yes, this matters, too—so set your alarm accordingly)
  • Dive headfirst into new business
  • Stand out, but fit in—this is one helluva fun place to work, with a really cool agency culture…be a part of it.

Qualifications/Skills Required for this Position:

  • 7+ years experience
  • A really nice body of work
  • Leadership and management chops—people are going to be looking up to you
  • An expert understanding of how things work in advertising, including radio and TV production, print, web development, etc.

For more info or to apply email Laura at: lallen@twoxfour.com

 

JUNIOR COPYWRITER

Is your brain a petri dish for great ideas? Do they bounce around in your head like pinballs on crack? If so, perhaps you’d like to see them come to fruition as a Great Idea Generator: Junior Copywriter at Two by Four. We’re in the market for a kick-ass writer—someone who not only gets it, but does it. An inventive, surprising, passionate thinker, someone who can take a strategy and conceptually turn it on its ear. A self-motivated, self-aware self-starter. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing this at breakneck speed? Buckle your seatbelt. If you think you’ve got what it takes, give us a shout. You may be the right writer for the job.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop fantastic creative concepts, seen through to execution
  • Come at things from refreshingly unique angles; don’t just show us the expected stuff: surprise us, excite us, wow us, and make us happy we hired you
  • Do create work that makes our clients, the agency and your parents proud
  • Don’t be a prima donna; if you are, trust us—you won’t last very long here
  • Raise your hand when you’re not busy. Volunteer. Engage. Immerse yourself. Help out wherever you can. Make yourself indispensable. We’ll notice, you’ll benefit.
  • Keep track of your hours and do your time sheets on time; yes, this matters
  • Oh, and other thing: we start at 8:30; yes, this matters, too—set your alarm accordingly
  • Roll up your sleeves, put on your thinking cap and dive headfirst into new business we’ve won a ton of new biz this year alone. Want an opportunity to grow? This is it.
  • Stand out, but fit in. This is one helluva fun place to work, with a really cool agency culture. Be a part of it.

Qualifications/Skills Required for this Position:

  • A killer student portfolio.
  • Being a grown-up. We don’t want to have to watch over you all the time, and you don’t want that either. If you can’t work without supervision, this won’t work.

For more info or to apply email Laura at: lallen@twoxfour.com

January 11th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Copywriter Grads

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New copywriters! Nothing MC likes better. Ladies and gents, below are links to four Creative Circus December 2016 graduating writer portfolio sites:

Jessica Hartman (copywriter) – jessicadawnhartman.com

Sydney Langway (copywriter) – sydneylangway.com

Dan Lemaux (copywriter) – danlemaux.com

Estephania Martin (copywriter) – estephaniamartin.com

January 10th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Art Director Grads

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December 2016 Creative Circus Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of eight art director grads. Can’t wait to see where they’re gonna land!

Lauren Adams (art director) – laurenbrookeadams.com

Michelle Bird (art director) – michellelouisebird.com

Leslie Graham (art director) – leslyegraham.com

Sally Mills (art director) – stuffbysally.com

Chidalu Montanya (art director) – chidalu.com

Derek Smith (art director) – derekcsmith.com

Shannon Steger (art director) – shannonsteger.com

John Wood (art director) – johnleowood.com

January 9th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Designer Grads

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of December 2016 Creative Circus grads: designers (Monday), art directors (Tuesday), and copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats to all!

Patrick Bone (designer) – patrickbonedesign.com

Catherine Buchanan (designer) – catbuchanan.com

Deanna Clark (designer) – deannaclark.com

Ana De Olano (designer) – anadeolano.com

Katherine Law (designer) – katherinelaw.com

Adam Vettraino (designer) – adamvettraino.com

Mary Claire White (designer) – mcforshort.com

January 6th, 2017

Candice Schlax

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Candice is a new art director in Chicago after recently graduating from Chicago Portfolio School. Don’t miss her projects for the Talkspace app (above, online access to therapists) and Kotex “Congrats, you’re not pregnant!” greeting cards. Such a funny idea. How are those not a thing yet?

Portfolio: candiceschlax.com

January 5th, 2017

Scott Key

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Scott is a copywriter (available for full-time or freelance) in Boston, previously at Allen & Gerritsen. Check out his social videos for Caron Comprehensive Addiction Treatment (above), which are beautifully shot—especially for social vids. Well done.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/scottkey

January 4th, 2017

Mark Trueblood

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Mark is a senior integrated copywriter at MDG in Boca Raton, Florida. He’s gone full Florida 80’s retro with both the URL and design of his site, including the tag: “Creating Words and Ideas in America’s Weirdest State.” That’s a lot of portfolio site bravery, Mr. Trueblood. Respect.

Portfolio: floridacopywriterman.com

January 3rd, 2017

Shirley Chan

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Shirley is a freelance copywriter/ACD in San Francisco. She’s got super interesting career experience (LinkedIn here), including Editorial Director at Madison Reed, Copywriter at Fab.com, PM at Random House, and Reporter at the New York Post. Tons of strategy, UX/UI, and brand voice work on her site, too. Dig it.

Portfolio: sh.irleygirl.com

January 2nd, 2017

Jim Hoke

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Jim is a freelance copywriter in Omaha, Nebraska. On his About page, he writes: “I’ve racked up a decade of agency experience in a conservative part of the world where steaks are never tough, but people are sometimes tough on new ideas. Basically, it does this to your pitching skills. And makes you realize the power of sincerity to help a client overcome fears.” Amen, brother.

Portfolio: hokewriting.com

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