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July 25th, 2018

Dave Fox


Dave is a freelance copywriter/CD in Dallas. He’s got a ton of cool projects for Coors on his site, plus all kinds of hilarity. Like his campaign for the Gay Rodeo (above). And his Pi Day Rap for PizzaInn. And his Virtualdave 2.0 project, which is the first time MC has seen “Creative Partying” as a category tag. Would like to see more of it, please!

Portfolio: davefoxwrites.com

March 5th, 2018

Copywriters Wanted: Barkley, Kansas City


Ashley Aagaard, VP/Talent Acquisition at Barkley in Kansas City, is on the hunt for copywriters. From Barkely:

Barkley is hiring writers. More than one. 

Here’s the deal, we’ve got a talented art director who needs a writer-partner. To get this job you should have a few years’ experience and some smart work. You’ll be working on TV (yes, for real TV), social campaigns and other advertising things, so showing off your TV, social and other things in your book would help you land the position. In addition to coming up with great ideas, we also like our writers to be able to write clever headlines and sharp copy, so you’ll want some of that on your site too.

About Us:

A few things you should know before you join us.

We’re passionate people. Passionate about work. Passionate about life. We can’t help it. It’s just the way we are.

Maybe it’s because we’re independent and employee-owned. Maybe it’s because we hire outstanding people and then get out of their way.

Or maybe it’s because we believe in the power of a great idea, and that great ideas can come from anyone.


  • Gain a thorough understanding of the client’s business and industry.
  • Develop creative strategies and ideas that are innovative and that sell.
  • Concept and execute advertising consistent with the agreed-upon strategy.
  • Develop original visual concepts.
  • Seek out and work with outside suppliers (photographers, illustrators, etc.) and work closely with broadcast and print productions to accurately estimate and produce work.
  • Under the direction of the Creative Director, see all work through completion on time and on budget.
  • Work productively and harmoniously as a teammate with Art Directors and producers who share responsibility on a given product.
  • Present creative materials to clients, as needed.
  • Review proofs, rough cuts, etc. for accuracy before final production.


  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.
  • Bachelor’s degree or industry equivalent years of experience required
  • Up to 4 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

If all of this sounds good please apply here:


and don’t forget to submit a link to your work….

October 5th, 2016

Allison Bhatta


Allison is a senior art director at Barkley in Kansas City, MO. (Her site was submitted by Will Benham, senior copywriter, big ups!) Allison’s Gift of Giving video for JCPenny (above) proves once and for all that giving is at least as good as getting. Nice. Also, don’t miss her Handmade and Invitations & Design pages. The girl likes to make stuff. Dig it.

Portfolio: allisonbhatta.com

October 29th, 2015

Libby Schaller


Libby is a freelance copywriter/CD in Kansas City, Missouri. After 11 years of agency life, Libby’s gone full-time freelance. Now she’s ready to swing for the fences—for your team. (Sorry! Kansas City Royals are in the World Series, had to do a baseball pun. Not Libby’s fault.) All kinds of cool work on her site for brands like Gatorade, Helzberg, Kashi, Ball Canning, Apple, and Sonic. Don’t miss her “The Stalls” social campaign for Sonic during The Hills. Delish.

Portfolio: heytherelibby.com

September 25th, 2014

UPDATE: Jessi Hamilton


Jessi is a senior copywriter at ViTRO in San Diego. Since her last post on MC (11.02.11), she’s moved from Kansas City to San Diego, got the new gig at ViTRO (congrats!), and added all kinds of new work to her portfolio. Time for an update!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/jessihamilton

July 17th, 2014

Phil Gable


Phil is a copywriter/CD in NYC. One of MC’s favorite things is clicking through an awesome portfolio, recognizing killer work, but then discovering something new and amazing that MC hadn’t seen before. Like Phil’s video for Meetup. Beautiful.

Portfolio: philgable.com

November 20th, 2011

CWs Wanted: Barkley

Theresa Thornhill, recruiter at Barkley in Kansas City, is on the hunt for CWs. From Theresa, “Barkley is the largest employee-owned advertising agency in the US. Ownership has its advantages. So if you’re looking to work with people who have skin in the game, we might be a pretty good fit. We’re looking for a conceptual, collaborative thinker who’s able to put big ideas on paper. Your book is filled with big ideas presented in a simple, direct format. Your style is undetectable because you take a fresh approach for every brand and every assignment you take on. You’re comfortable (and good at) writing short copy and headlines…short and to the point.” Send your link and rez to Theresa at the email below:

Theresa’s email: tthornhill@barkleyus.com

BONUS: Barkley’s also looking for an ACD/CD-level freelance team to potentially go full-time.

November 16th, 2011

Brent Anderson

Brent is a copywriter/CD at Meers in Kansas City. You know what looks awesome in a portfolio? Photos of work in real life. Almost all of the campaigns on Brent’s site are presented in awesome photography, and it just looks stellar.

Portfolio: andbrent.com

November 2nd, 2011

Jessi Hamilton

Jessi is a senior copywriter at Kuhn & Wittenborn Advertising in Kansas City. Explore her site and the links on it, and you’ll find about 50% copywriting and 50% other writing: blogs, poetry, posters, etc. Which makes sense, seeing as how she started life as a magazine writer/editor. Copywriters come from everywhere. MC likes that.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/jessihamilton

May 23rd, 2011

Matt Bowne

Matt is a senior copywriter at Barkley in Kansas City. Bunch of fun work on his site, including Sonic Drive-in, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Krispy Kreme, Mr. Coffee and plenty more. The caption above his Sonic TV spots simply says, “These commercials increased sales by 1000%. I’m sure of it.” How many times have I wanted to write that? Also, be sure to click on Bio for one of the most awesome family photos ever.

Portfolio: mattbowneexperiment.com

October 4th, 2010

Tom Demetriou

Tom is a copywriter/CD at Barkley in Kansas City. His site is filled with all kinds of good stuff, including an extended version of the above American Airlines spot. Commercials are supposed to be one good moment, right? This one’s got like five. The Honesty Hat scene just kills me.

Portfolio: tgdwriter.com

August 11th, 2010

Brian Brooker

Brian is a copywriter/CEO/CCO of Barkley in Kansas City. Don’t misses: Sonic Drive-in, Vintage Spyder Replicas, Johnson County Library, Creativity Symposium, and Motion Graphics (cool).

Portfolio: brianbrooker.com

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