January 31st, 2013
Robin Marco, Creative Recruiter at TracyLocke Dallas, is looking for a mind-blowing copywriter. From Robin: “We could throw a whole bunch of clichés at you right now: maverick, nonconformist, fresh thinker. But let’s be honest. What we’re looking for is a bit of a character. Your ideas are hilarious, your personal interests are unorthodox, and your jokes can sometimes scare account executives. Ideal candidates will have agency experience (in advertising years). If your book makes us “wish we’d thought of that,” we don’t care what your resume says. Our group is a close-knit, motley crew, so tough skin is important. We’re looking for a perfectionist and a risk taker. You are an exciting and passionate person who got into advertising because you love it. Whether you are just out of school or have 15 years in the business, you should have a fire in your belly – a forest fire.”
Apply online at: tracylocke.com
Email Robin with questions: Robin.Marco@tracylocke.com
November 5th, 2012
Mike is a copywriter/CD in Dallas. He spent a serious chunk of time at The Richards Group (12 years), and his Behance portfolio is full of all kinds of Home Depot work—including the above billboard that hung at Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, owned by Jerry Jones. MC is neutral in all matters, and respects all 50 states, including Texas which is home to more than one great city and many, many awesome, creative people. But there’s no denying it. There’s only one Texas.
July 17th, 2012
Diane Seimetz, Principal/Brand Insights at Launch in Carrollton, Texas, is looking for a writer. From Diane, “We are mega-agency refugees who decided if we were going to work for lunatics, they might as well be us. Our culture is creative-centric (kismet: two of the three principals are, indeed, creative people), smart, with a generous helping of “alecky” thrown in. As a boutique, we have been able to attract like minded mega-agency client refugees who wanted more big ideas with fewer layers. Our resulting collection of accounts are amazing and amazingly varied; they range, literally, from brass bands to Bentleys. Does that sound fun, or what.
We are looking for a special person who happens to double as a great writer. Maybe ‘great conceptual person with impeccable taste’ might be a better articulation. You think in ideas and campaigns. You’re a collaborator, your ideas runneth over, you have a strong work ethic, you want to impact the companies you create for, and dream of having an entire agency helping you sell your work (versus, say, killing it before it leaves the building). You’ve got award-winning TV and radio, cackle-producing print, ingenious out of home, intriguing interactive. You are selfish about building your book. Every brief is an opportunity waiting to happen. If any of the aforementioned resonates with you (er, you all…this is Texas), that could be a sign. Please forward your resume, salary requirement (puleeze), and digital renditions of your portfolio as soon as humanly possible.”
Email to: email@example.com
May 15th, 2012
Scott is a copywriter at Commerce House in Dallas. He’s one year of school (U of North Texas) and already has the beginnings of a kick-ass portfolio. Check out his brand book for Deep Ellum Brewing Company. The kid ain’t afraid to write. MC likes that.
February 10th, 2012
Nikki is a copywriter/ACD at Integer in Dallas. Her site was submitted by friend of MC, Alan McCoy (thanks, man), who notes that she wrote the entire 7-Eleven site: from corn dog rollers to little chocolate donuts. Yum.
November 4th, 2011
Erin is a copywriter at The Richards Group in Dallas. She graduated from Portfolio Center in 2010, so her site has both of student and produced work—16 campaigns in all. So cool to see what someone did in school, and then what they do as soon as they land. Such an awesome time in the CW journey.
September 26th, 2011
Ryan is a copywriter/CD at TracyLocke in Dallas, where 7-Eleven is one of his clients. Which means that he gets to do campaigns for Slurpee, the most delicious beverage on the planet, with the President. (Not kidding.) Be sure to check out “7-Eleven—The Simpsons.” Genius.
July 15th, 2011
Joel is a junior copywriter at TracyLocke in Dallas. First job, brand new, good times. MC always loves seeing what student books land what students where. Also love seeing a CW’s vacation photos, and Joel’s site features an excellent selection.
April 8th, 2011
Greg is a copywriter/ACD at Firehouse in Dallas. He’s got a brand new site that’s loaded with killer work. Don’t misses: Spike TV, Full Throttle + NHRA, K-Y, and Mother Candles.
October 15th, 2010
Wade is a copywriter/CD at The Richards Group in Dallas. Click on print, this is what you’ll find in order: Army ROTC, Huntington Trust, Chicago Lawyer, American Ductile Iron Pipe, a public speaking instructor, McDonald’s, an ad agency, McSorley’s Ale, and a Consider the Priesthood campaign.
August 10th, 2010
Jason is a copywriter at Tribal DDB in Dallas. He’s got a deep site, with lots of digital and some serious words in there, too. Check out Believer Magazine, MADD and Alien Training Camp.
August 5th, 2010
Jordan is a senior copywriter at TM in Dallas. On his site is a series of posters welcoming IT Specialists to a server convention in Las Vegas. No visuals. No budget. Just words and a drop of type design. That, my friends, is copywriting.
August 2nd, 2010
David is a copywriter/CD in Dallas who, as he puts it on his LinkedIn profile, has spent the past nine years acting as a “marriage counselor between traditional and digital advertising.” From what I’m hearing, that’s something a lot of agencies are looking for these days.
February 12th, 2010
Craig is a freelance copywriter/CD in Dallas and part of Giant Noodle. Before going freelance, he was ECD/Managing Partner of DDB Dallas, EVP/CD at Flavour, and SVP/ECD at BBDO Toronto. Craig’s site is in-the-making, so you may find an unfinished corner here or a locked door there. And you have to register to view his resumé. But no worries, it’s deep enough to go exploring as is, and I’ve already given you the gist of the rez. To me, someone who hasn’t ventured into the ECD/SVP/MP acronyms yet, one of the coolest things about the site is that you see CD Craig as much as you see CW Craig. He calls out exactly what his role was on each project. Love that.
January 30th, 2010
Julie is a copywriter/principal/ECD at Giant Noodle in Dallas. Her portfolio is just loaded with awesome writing. If you’ve ever had to pen something for the Super Bowl, for a client that didn’t officially sponsor the Super Bowl, you must check out Dean’s Dip.
January 30th, 2010
Molly is a copywriter/CD at The Integer Group in Dallas. From the looks of her rez, she’s written for every great shop in Dallas over the past 20+ years.
January 30th, 2010
Krista is a copywriter at TM in Dallas. In addition to checking out her work, be sure to visit her blog Badder Homes & Gardens, The Bad Girl’s Guide to Good Housekeeping. Ridiculous fun.
January 30th, 2010
Alan is a copywriter at The Integer Group in Dallas. He’s got all kinds of killer clients in his book, but the first is just ridiculous. How does it feel to have a Lamborghini brief land on your desk? One can only hope Alan got to do a little product research.