October 5th, 2016
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.
October 29th, 2015
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.
September 25th, 2014
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!
July 17th, 2014
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.
November 20th, 2011
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: email@example.com
BONUS: Barkley’s also looking for an ACD/CD-level freelance team to potentially go full-time.
November 16th, 2011
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.
November 2nd, 2011
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.
May 23rd, 2011
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.
October 4th, 2010
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.
August 11th, 2010
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).