February 25th, 2013
John Assalian, CEO at Viewstream, is looking for writer. From John, “We’re looking for a copywriter with B2B technology experience, especially able to grasp more technical offerings like cloud, big data, and software. Projects really vary from aspirational videos communicating big thought leadership and technology trends, to product level websites, social media and campaigns.”
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “copywriter” in the subject line.
February 14th, 2013
Alex is a copywriter in San Francisco. In an age of conceptual CWs, its such a pleasure to click through a writer’s site and find a bunch of fun headlines. Yahoo! Grudge Judge, Twisted Root, 7-Eleven Las Vegas Billboards, dig ‘em.
January 24th, 2013
Michael is a copywriter at Eleven in San Francisco. (His link was submitted to MC by fellow CW Chris Elzinga, big ups.) Lots of really fun work on his site for an awesome mix of clients like Sun Valley, Nike Baseball, Square, Spiderman 3, Virgin, and Black Star Beer (see above trophy). Don’t miss Skippy, the stone skipping robot. Good thing MC didn’t find Skippy when he was live online. Would have been five days of complete un-productivity.
November 7th, 2012
Erik is a copywriter/CD at Goodby in San Francisco. He shares a portfolio site with partner/AD Anthony Decarolis, and their work is just ridiculous awesome. MC had a tough time selecting which piece to feature, but you can’t go wrong with Cheetos Flamin’ Hot fingers dialing 911. Brilliant.
August 27th, 2012
Michael is a copywriter in San Francisco. One of MC’s fave things about clicking through a CW’s print book is how quickly you get to see them write in completely different voices. Such a huge part of what we do—embodying the personalities of companies and speaking as them. Click through Michael’s print and you go from mischievous Hornitos, to witty HP, to a One Show headline, to (and here’s the big step) of-the-people Walmart. That’s what it’s all about.
August 2nd, 2012
Rafi Kugler, Creative Talent Manager at Draftfcb SF, is looking for both a senior writer (for EA and Kikkoman) and a senior team (for EA). Chris Ford, CCO of Draftfcb, is a good friend of MC and a brilliant writer/CD. If you’re in the market, these are killer gigs. Descriptions and contact info below.
Senior Writer: “DRAFTFCB San Francisco is looking for a senior writer to work on EA and Kikkoman. Senior writer means 5+ years in the business, an understanding of the industry from strategy to production and a hunger to lead. Versatility is key. From The Sims to Dead Space to Kikkoman, writing in different tones is an essential skill. Each game, every Kikkoman campaign, is fully integrated, so fluency in traditional, digital, experiential and experimental thinking is the price of entry. These two accounts have us filming documentaries in Japan, retouching everyone from Katy Perry to David Hasselhoff and visiting France and New York to pick up some shiny objects. The expectation is autonomous operation, plane-landing capacity, client savvy and exceptional work. Videogame interest/experience/mastery a huge plus. No softball skills required.”
Senior Team: “DRAFTFCB San Francisco is looking for a senior team to work on EA. Senior means 5+ years in the business, leading meetings, landing planes and handling projects without constant supervision. Team means we’re looking for people with partners. If there’s no partner, or the current one sucks, we’re open to matchmaking, resurrection and suggestions. EA titles cover a broad range of genres. From first-person-shooters like Medal of Honor, to gory space thrillers like Dead Space, to the playfully naughty Sims, each game requires fully integrated thinking. Anything less is not how we do. This is the client the agency doubles down on. It’s the account that brings home the hardware. From Lions and Pencils, to Hasselhoff and Beckham, this role is a trial by opportunity. Videogame interest/experience/mastery a huge plus. No softball skills required.”
Please send work to Rafi at: email@example.com
May 9th, 2012
Our friends at Hub Strategy in San Francisco are looking for an ACD/writer with a funny bone. (Note from MC: This is an AWESOME position at a FUN shop.) From Hub: “We work a lot with humor—there’s a thread of it in almost every thing we do. From subtle/wry to sharp/clever to funny/wacky; serious experience with humor and comedy is absolutely essential. If comedy/humor is not your thing (and we mean really your thing), please don’t consider this opportunity.” Interested? Should be. To check out Hub’s site/work, click on the link below. To contact/apply, shoot Cory an email at the address below.
May 7th, 2012
Ryan is a copywriter at Pereira & O’Dell in San Francisco. MC is straight-up jealous of his client list. Skittles, Nike, LEGO, Corona, Juicy Fruit (which has gone a little Skittles), Camelbak, Kiehl’s, wow. Love the work, too. Like Sarah Silverman making out with the Serenading Unicorn (above). Disgusting. And so beautiful.
November 30th, 2011
Friend of MC, genius copywriter and brilliant human being Chris Ford is back in the States (and the Bay Area) as CCO at Draftfcb. He’s also got a new Cargo site that’s just loaded. Welcome home, Ford.
November 21st, 2011
MC is two years old this month. To celebrate, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m posting my own site. Which is both exciting and terrifying. To everyone who’s sent a link to MC over the past two years, the CWs, friends of CWs, schools, students, CDs, ADs, spouses, and that one Mom, thank you. It’s been a blast. Let’s keep it going.
October 3rd, 2011
Yahoo! is looking for a couple of CW’s to join its internal creative team at Yahoo! HQ in Sunnyvale. For more info, shoot an email to the address below.
September 19th, 2011
Isaac is a copywriter/ACD at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, previously at Droga5 in NYC. His link was sent in by David Roth (thanks, man) and MC knows why. Because it’s ridiculous awesome. Every once in a while, you click through a CW’s portfolio site and think to yourself, “No way. No way did a client let them do that. No way did a client pay for that.” This is one of those. Start with Combos TV. “What your Mom would feed you if your Mom were a man.” No way.
April 18th, 2011
Will is a copywriter at Venables Bell in SF. Been there four years, after graduating from Circus. Check out his ComedyFetish.com campaign. Sick. In PRINT/OOH, check out his Slim Jim T-shirt. Brilliant.
March 9th, 2011
Steven is a copywriter/ACD at AKQA. He’s got a shiny new site that begins with an absolutely hilarious Website Orientation Video Program. Love it love it love it.
March 2nd, 2011
Ted is a copywriter/ACD at R/GA in San Francisco. He’s written and illustrated a hilarious book called Paper Doll Orgy, which features a quote from Conan O’Brien on the front, “Ted McCagg is a truly original thinker who really makes me laugh. And for that, I hate him.”
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February 25th, 2011
Ryan is a senior copywriter in San Francisco, previously at McCann and GSP (as an account guy). His site is based on a stack of paper. In his words, “One day I started cleaning out my files because they were moving us. So I started to stack up all my old briefs, dead ads, scripts, etc. into a neat little 8.5×11 pile. By the time I cleared out two years of shit, the stack was about three feet high. It looked too interesting to throw it away, so I taped it up. It became an art piece as a joke. I found a stand and put a $3000 price tag on it. I held a contest for names: “Dead Weight,” “Tower of Futility,” and the overly pretentious “Work” are some of my favorites. I settled on “The Other 96%” because it represents all the bullshit we have to go through to make something that shouldn’t be as hard as it really is. Later I realized some of the better things I’ve done aren’t (theoretically) in the stack, so I turned the it into a site idea. And I suppose, in some way, made use of all the good n’ bad things in the pile that never came to be.” Love it.