November 19th, 2012
Kara Howard, Recruiting Specialist at The Via Agency in Portland, ME, is looking for a copywriter. (Click on the logo above to check out their site. It’s awesome.) From Kara: “The VIA Agency is looking for a Copywriter who doesn’t just dream big but brings big ideas to life. VIA specializes in tackling some of the toughest marketing challenges out there, period. So if you wanna make your mark doing work that is different, and makes a difference, give us a holler. Our clients include Samsung, Friendly’s, Welch’s, LoJack, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Perdue, and a host of other cool brands. Please note that while we are in Portland, Maine, we are an ambitious lot, attracting clients and talent from all over. We are hard workers, fun lovers and straight shooters. Put simply, if you’re smart, curious and one helluva copywriter, we would love to meet with you.”
Email Kara your portfolio/link (no calls, please) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 27th, 2012
Nick is a senior copywriter at Razorfish in Portland. Click into his Print section and ahhh … hello there, copywriting. Nice to see you again. There are a few cities that just seem to make better copywriters: Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland. Nick’s portfolio is proof again.
March 26th, 2012
Jim is a copywriter/CD in Portland and a fellow Oregon Duck (Go Ducks!). Love the way he presents digital on his site. You can click around and explore it for yourself, or you can watch a killer highlight reel set to the Chemical Brothers in two and a half minutes. Dig it.
March 16th, 2012
Leah is a copywriter/CD/creative strategist at HMH in Portland. There’s a crazy variety of work on her site, clients and media—including Archer Farms packaging, Freightliner print, Subway TV, BeerWest digimarc, and pop-up stores for Detroit Diesel truck engines. So 2012. Love it.
September 14th, 2011
Bill is a copywriter/CD in Portland. His portfolio is loaded with awesome campaigns (and a killer one-shot for VW), including some great pro-bono work, which MC loves. Don’t miss the Jack in the Box spot with Jack at his in-laws. Hilarious. So been there.
August 19th, 2011
Miguel is a copywriter at Fullsix Portugal. This is a fun one. Can’t imagine what it was like on the set of his Mostra-me spot. Wow. Also, be sure to watch Miguel’s About Me video. It proves that he’s good with words in a way his work alone never could.
April 14th, 2011
Instead of featuring W+K’s site, MC encourages you to check out their blogs. You’ve already seen the work. You already love the work. What’s extra cool is seeing what the brilliant peeps at W+K offices around the globe think is awesome.
August 18th, 2010
Will is a senior copywriter at Razorfish in Portland. How much does MC love the Pacific Northwest? W+K, Razorfish, Publicis, Creature, Cole & Weber, WongDoody, Wexley School For Girls … awesome. Plus, U of Oregon (Ducks!). So much great advertising. And the best people anywhere.
Portfolio: Click here
February 10th, 2010
Chad is a freelance copywriter/CD/social brand innovator/entrepreneur in Portland. Before all that, he was a CD at W+K, founder/CD of 86 the onions, and a senior creative at KesselsKramer (Amsterdam), Mother (London), and Pyro (Dallas). Remember Wizard of Oz, when the witch melted? That’s gonna be your brain after about 15 minutes on Chad’s site. I don’t even … I’m not sure if I … but what about … pure awesome.
February 2nd, 2010
Jed is a freelance copywriter/CD in Portland, after 12-ish years as a CD at Wieden + Kennedy. If you’ve ever thought this would be an easy little blog to run, if you’ve ever thought, “Oh man, that Siciliano guy has it good!” I simply ask you to go browse Jed’s site and tell me which one piece you would choose to feature. Impossible. This is a brilliant portfolio.
January 18th, 2010
Jessica is a freelance copywriter in Portland, Wieden + Kennedy before that. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Janet Champ fan. So, I do not give out the following compliment lightly. Jessica’s ideas and writing, while completely her own, give me goosebumps in the same way Janet’s do. Her work is honest and beautiful and inspiring and awesome.
December 19th, 2009
Janet Champ is the reason I’m a copywriter. Period. When I was in Journalism School at U of Oregon, she and AD Charlotte Moore were changing advertising forever with one unbelievably brilliant campaign for Nike Women. For my money, Janet Champ is the best copywriter to ever put a pen to paper.