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May 22nd, 2017

John Kastanes

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John is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Chicago. Since his last post on MC almost six years ago (05.30.11), he’s got a new Squarespace site with projects for a crazy variety of brands, including Maxwell House (above), Dannon, Miller Lite, AbbVie Foundation, and Polyseamseal. Way past time for an update.

Portfolio: johnkastanes.com

February 24th, 2017

Ben Santoriello

Smith

Since his last post on MC a little over two years ago (01.26.15), Ben has gone freelance and added a bunch of new work to his site—including “Amanda Cerny 19th Century Striptease” for Smith & Forge Hard Cider (above). Nice. Ben also does VO work, including national TV campaigns for Old Dominion, McDonald’s, and 24 Hour Fitness. Time for an update!

Portfolio: bensantoriello.com

August 29th, 2016

David Rakowiecki

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David is a freelance copywriter/filmmaker in Austin, Texas. In addition to projects for MetLife, Amstel Light, Verizon, and Heineken on his site, you can view the trailer for his first feature film, Spoiler Alert. Love to see a copywriter who’s pursuing big screen dreams at the same time. Big ups!

Portfolio: davespots.carbonmade.com

January 25th, 2016

Brad Meyers

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Brad is a VP/CD/copywriter at DigitasSF. Since his last post on MC (way back on 09.06.12), he’s added all kinds of awesome work to his site including projects for Taco Bell, Playstation, and a bunch of comedy writing. If you’re one of the few who haven’t seen Taco Bell Blackout (above), don’t miss it. One of the smartest, bravest social media stunts ever. Just fantastic.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/bradleymeyers

April 23rd, 2015

Jeff Oswald

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Jeff is a senior writer/ACD at Cossette Chicago. Since his last post on MC (01.30.14), he moved from Jacobson Rost to Cossette, made a new site, and added new work—including a bunch for McDonald’s. MC wonders: How do copywriters who work on McDonald’s avoid eating McDonald’s all the time? Or is that just MC? Arrrg.

Portfolio: jeffoswaldwriter.com

February 16th, 2015

UPDATE: Chris Hancock

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Been about a year since Chris’s last update on MC. Since then, he’s moved back to San Francisco and freelanced for Pereira O’dell, Camp+King, Muhtayzik Hoffer, Mekanism, and others. (Um, nice list there, geez.) So much great writing all over his site. This is a fun one.

Portfolio: chrishancockwriter.com

January 26th, 2015

UPDATE: Ben Santoriello

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Since his last post on MC (04.16.14), Ben has joined The Escape Pod in Chicago and added some new work to his book. So cool to see how his portfolio has evolved since his first post on MC (09.28.12), just after graduating from Creative Circus. Good times.

Portfolio: bensantoriello.com

April 30th, 2014

UPDATE: Chris Hancock

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Since his last post on MC (wayyy back on 12.01.09), Chris has moved from Butler to Draftfcb to McKinney, where he’s now an ACD/writer. He’s also added a ton of killer new work to his site, including Chipotle, Travelocity and Priceline. Wayyy past time for an update.

Portfolio: chrishancockwriter.com

April 16th, 2014

UPDATE: Ben Santoriello

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Ben is a freelance writer in Chicago. Since his last post on MC, just after graduating from Circus (09.28.12), he’s spent time at INNOCEAN and Draftfcb, and added a bunch of work to his site. His book is in that in-between stage, part student and part produced, which MC digs seeing the most. So interesting to check out what writers create in school, and what that means in agency life, at this shop or that. Clicking through Ben’s site, MC totally remembered his school book vibe. And watching his FootJoy video, it’s like, yep, there he is—Bag Checking a pro golfer, just hoping to find Atomic Fireballs or Laphroaig.

Portfolio: bensantoriello.com

February 24th, 2014

UPDATE: Aaron Vick

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Aaron is a copywriter at Translation in Chicago. Been about a year since his last post on MC (03.25.13), back when his book was part produced, mostly student work. Since then, he’s added a bunch of new stuff including a crazzeee social campaign for Big Mac. BTDubs: when MC looks in the mirror, he is always hungry for Big Mac.

Portfolio: menwillbeboys.me

February 12th, 2014

Dave Gordon

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Dave is a copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi NY. He shares a site with creative partner/AD Juan Leguizamon (both are pictured above, auditioning for their CW/AD roles, funny), called shoot-1st.com. From their About page: “We believe in burning midnight oil for work we believe in and that the best way to do something is to stop talking about it and do it.” Amen, brother.

Portfolio: shoot-1st.com

January 30th, 2014

Jeff Oswald

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Jeff is a copywriter/ACD at Jacobson Rost in Chicago. The first two projects on his site feature Conan and Will Ferrel for Bud Light. Does that make MC jealous, getting to shoot with Conan and Will Ferrel? And beer? No. No, no, no. Course not. Maybe. Little. Yes.

Portfolio: jmoswald.com

March 25th, 2013

Aaron Vick

Aaron is a copywriter at Draftfcb in Chicago. His portfolio is half produced work, half student, all fun. Check out Motorola (above) and American Greetings for Draft, and Winnebago and Nair from his U of Texas days. Also, don’t miss his write-up, “Boys, indeed.” Dig it.

Portfolio: menwillbeboys.me

January 17th, 2013

Anne Hagerty

Anne is a writer/ACD in Chicago. Her site features a ton of big, national brands for agencies like Leo Burnett and Y&R. Fun to see what she’s done with them. For example, the above bumper cars spot for Always. In which the ride is a giant, um, and the bumper cars represent, uh …

Portfolio: krop.com/ahagerty

December 3rd, 2012

Andrew Ciaccio

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.

Portfolio: krop.com/ciaccio

September 6th, 2012

Brad Meyers

Brad is a copywriter/ACD in San Francisco. People often ask MC, what makes a good CW portfolio? Pretty simple. When you’re clicking through it, do you feel jealous? Of the work? Do you wish it was yours? That’s a good start. Brad’s site includes a campaign that made MC so jealous back in the day. That 7-Eleven experiential campaign, where they turned 12 stores into Kwik-E-Marts from the Simpsons to hype the release of the Simpsons Movie. Just fantastic.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/bradleymeyers

August 2nd, 2012

CWs Wanted: Draftfcb San Francisco

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: rafi.kugler@draftfcb.com

August 1st, 2012

Natasha O’Rourke

You know what’s hard? Really hard? Nailing low budget TV. But check out Natasha’s work for Tufts, al fresco, Bertucci … one solid spot after another, made awesome with great ideas and writing. NICE.

Portfolio: natashaorourke.carbonmade.com

January 2nd, 2012

Mark Radcliffe

Mark is a copywriter/ACD in NYC. There’s a killer variety of work on his site for clients ranging from Corona to Mitsubishi to Washington Mutual. But don’t leave without checking out his Personal section. Mark’s also a talented singer/songwriter, voiceover guy and photographer. His blog, Fucked Umbrellas, features pics of broken umbrellas abandoned on the streets of NYC along with captions of what each umbrella’s owner might have been thinking. In Haiku.

Portfolio: markradcliffe.com

November 30th, 2011

UPDATE: Chris Ford

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.

Portfolio: chrisford.tv

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