April 30th, 2013
Trey is a senior copywriter at Fuse in Los Angeles. The first four projects on his site are for Kawasaki, and they include TV, print, interactive, and a manifesto vid. What’s more fun, as a copywriter, than writing a company’s manifesto vid? Especially when the company makes motorcycles? So fun.
February 5th, 2013
Courtney is a new copywriter interning at RPA in Los Angeles. Her site is mostly Honda banners she’s produced while at RPA, plus her student work from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse (great school). Courtney’s looking for her first gig. Who’s looking for their Courtney?
January 7th, 2013
Rob is a copywriter/CD at Skiver in Los Angeles. (His site was submitted by Matt McNelis, big ups.) The above outdoor board for San Diego was posted in Seattle. And around this time of year, MC guesses it probably worked like a charm. Ah, January.
December 31st, 2012
Dave is a copywriter in Los Angeles. The first item in his portfolio is Inspiration Trip: “In 2011, my wife and I left Los Angeles with a one-way ticket to Istanbul and traveled the world. We were gone for 264 nights and slept in 72 different beds.” (Beds above.) Dave’s back in L.A., currently freelancing at Mistress. MC’s #1 2013 resolution: some kind of Inspiration Trip. Even it’s 2 nights instead of 264.
December 12th, 2012
Chris will be graduating from Art Center College of Design this Saturday, December 15th. (His site was submitted by fellow student Brenton Covington—thanks, Brenton.) First, a huge congrats to Chris from MC on graduating. Love it. Second, it’s not often that Art Center College of Design graduates a copywriter, which makes his site even more interesting to check out. Again, love it.
December 3rd, 2012
Andrew is a copywriter at Draftfcb in Orange County. Bunch of cool stuff for Red Bull on his site from his time at Kastner. Be sure to check out Red Bull Creation V.2.0.12, which made MC laugh and want to throw up at the same time. So fun.
October 12th, 2012
Théo Wallace is a copywriter in Los Angeles. His portfolio is an old school Blogspot called Fern Bar, named after 1970s bars frequented by hip ad peeps at the time (including Théo’s father who was at BBDO) that were filled with actual ferns. What’s better than ad land history? MC loves it.
September 26th, 2012
Matt is a copywriter/Creative Executive at CAA in Los Angeles. He’s been busy since his last MC post about a year ago, including a stint on the writing team of Eastbound & Down Season 3, stemming from the ad work he did for the show. (Awesome.) Don’t miss his Fake Craigslist Ads, especially the last one, “I don’t like the baby we adopted (Beverly Hills)” and his subsequent visit from non-fake police detectives. Hilarious.
August 17th, 2012
Agustin is a new CW grad from Art Center College of Design (today, actually—congrats, Agustin!). Don’t miss his “Heal The Bay – Ditch The Bag” campaign, which is heavily influenced by the recent popularity of literary erotica for women and movies about male strippers. Not kidding.
June 4th, 2012
Tom Hargis, an internal recruiter for Roll Global (parent company of FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Teleflora, Paramount Farms, Paramount Citrus, among others), is looking for a couple of Senior Copywriters for Roll’s internal agency, The Fire Station in Los Angeles. Don’t know about you, but MC loves the POM Wonderful. To learn more about the positions and to apply, click the link below:
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March 19th, 2012
Andrew is a freelance copywriter/CD in the States and Asia. He loves cars. All kinds of cars. And he’s on a mission to do work for as many car brands as he can: Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Scion, Cadillac, Acura, Infiniti, the list goes on. Gotta say, if you’re going to pick a category to go after, cars is a good one. Andrew’s site has a page titled Super Bowl TV, and he’s got four spots up there. Nice.
February 24th, 2012
Steve is a copywriter/CD in Los Angeles, formerly CCO of Dailey, Saatchi LA and Ammirati London, and ECD of Chiat. Plus, one of the nicest guys in the biz. His site is so loaded with classic work for clients like Apple, Energizer and Toyota, it was nearly impossible to choose what to feature in this post. The frame above is from a Honda Fury spot. Sick.
January 4th, 2012
Newt is a TV writer/new copywriter, breaking into the ad biz after years writing for the likes of Jimmy Kimmel and The Tonight Show. His portfolio is small and spec, but you can see where it’s headed. Fame and fortune is MC’s prediction.
November 23rd, 2011
Jason is a copywriter/ACD/VP at McCann in Los Angeles. MC saved this one special for the holiday, because it’s deep (22 projects) and fun. Think of it as an excuse for getting away from the fam for a little breather. “Going to go down to the basement for a few, Uncle Herm. Got to check out this big portfolio site.” Don’t forget to grab a bottle of something on your way down. And a turkey leg.
November 7th, 2011
Matt is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles. His link was sent in by friend of MC, Karyn Campbell (at IdeaLists). The work on his site made me shoot coffee out my nose.
July 27th, 2011
Todd is a copywriter/acd/vp at RPA in LA. His book is loaded with awesome work for Honda–one of MC’s secret fave car brands. Todd is an alum of Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, yet again proving MC’s theory that comedians, drummers and surfers make fabulous copywriters. Maybe we should add categories for those in the sidebar. Hmm.
June 10th, 2011
Yama is a copywriter at DGWB in Los Angeles. Don’t misses: Words of Wetzel’s, 12 Days of In-N-Out, and Banks Hate You.
April 15th, 2011
Jeff is a copywriter at Saatchi in Los Angeles. Sometimes you see a piece in someone’s portfolio and you’re just like, “Oh wow, check out that salad car. Dangit, I want to make a salad car!”
April 11th, 2011
Jim is a copywriter/CD in Los Angeles. His site is hosted on Krop. Love how the horizontal slider lets you nav through integrated campaigns quick and easy. Each starts with a simple set-up card, then goes big pieces to outer reaches. He’s also got a deep radio selection, which has become a rarity on writer sites. Tip o’ the Hat.
March 11th, 2011
Kevin is a copywriter at WONGDOODY in Los Angeles, been there since May 2010 after graduating from Circus. What a great shop to land at right out of school. Such an awesome time in the career. Getting killer work produced, swapping out student campaigns for real stuff in the book, staying at Shutters when you’re like 25 years old and two nights’ hotel bill is equal to one month’s paycheck. But who cares? You thought up a giant skeleton outdoor board while you were peeing in the shower one morning and someone paid $200k to build the thing. (Just made that up. Not Kevin’s actual story.) Love it.
February 21st, 2011
Gerard is a senior copywriter at WONGDOODY in Los Angeles. People sometimes ask MC, “What’s the right amount of set-up for projects in a portfolio?” Such a hard question to answer because every project is different, right? Right. But, if you had to point to an example of a portfolio with just the right set-up, content and tone, Gerard’s would be an excellent choice.
January 10th, 2011
Randy is a copywriter at Saatchi LA. Almost everything on his site is for one brand, Toyota, but what a mix of work. So cool spending a solid chunk of time on a big brand like that. You get the knowledge and the variety. Good times.