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February 15th, 2018

Chase Zreet


Chase is a copywriter at Firehouse in Dallas. Bunch of killer projects up on his site for clients like Interstate Batteries (OMG the van), National Cheerleaders Association, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. But what’s featured above is not on his site. It’s a video cover letter Chase made back in the day to try to land a gig at Wieden on Sprite. It’s a rap video, which, I know, if you’re like MC you’re like “Oh no,” but oh yes. It’s really good. And it’s all Chase. Tip o’ the Hat, sir.

Portfolio: chasezreet.com

August 28th, 2017

Cameron Day


Cameron is a freelance writer/CD in Austin. He’s the son of Guy Day (co-founder of Chiat/Day) and the “PAST” page on his site is a who’s-who list of amazing clients and agencies. Clicking through his work, you see why—great writing all over the place. So what does MC choose to feature? A grocery bag, of course! It just perfectly sums up what a copywriter’s portfolio should be about. You may spend 30 years writing the hell out of everything from Super Bowl TV to Rolling Stone print, but in the end it’s that grocery bag you nailed that makes it to the top. Great writing is great writing, no matter where it appears. Love it.

Portfolio: iamcameronday.com

July 12th, 2017

Nicole Corley


Nicole is a freelance senior copywriter/ACD in San Francisco after 10+ years at agencies like DigitasLbi and GSD&M. She’s got a killer variety of projects on her site, from bad-ass PlayStation God of War to Zales, John Deere riding mowers to fancy Luchesse Boots (above), Seton Hospitals to eBay. Dig it.

Portfolio: nicolecorley.com

February 6th, 2017

Reagan Ward


Reagan is a senior copywriter/ACD in New York. So many killer projects on her site. Peyton Manning for DIRECTV, “Never Again” for PIXMA, Nexcare Nana vs. Car Wash, and the one and only MC Hammer for Command Hooks (above). Dig it!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/reaganwrites

September 30th, 2015

Jon Miller


Jon is a writer at GSD&M in Austin. All kinds of cool ideas in his portfolio, including an under-the-bottlecap campaign for Pacifico that transports beer lovers to different GPS locations around the globe. And a pretty stop-motion video campaign for Lennox iComfort S30. And an “unshame your pets” campaign for Stainmaster. Dig it.

Portfolio: jonjmiller.com

April 16th, 2015

Rich Black


Rich is a copywriter/ACD at Downtown Partners Chicago. Since his last post on MC five years ago (04.03.10, has it really been that long?), Rich has spent time at Cramer-Krasselt as the lead writer on Porsche—I really hope that means he got to drive one for free—and then moved to Downtown Partners. And took his Cayman with him??

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/brightblack

April 6th, 2015

Chris Vandersall


Chris is a junior copywriter at GSD&M in Austin. The first project in his portfolio is an adorbs holiday spot for Walgreens called “Cookies For Santa.” MC’s favorite part? The minivan cranking a spinout into its parking space out front of a Walgreens. Which means they had to hire a professional stunt driver to do that. Which is just rad.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/digitalbriefcase

January 13th, 2015

UPDATE: Phil Calvit


Phil is a full-time freelance copywriter in Minneapolis. Since his last post on MC (03.10.14), he’s  added new work to his site and some new shops to his already stupid experience list. From Phil: “There’s no getting around it: I’ve been writing ads and ad-like things for a really long goddamn time. Since 1986, I’ve created stuff for pretty much every conceivable industry, in pretty much every conceivable medium—at, I would contend, a pretty consistently high level. And to think that this kind of experience, and this level of wordsmithing, are available on a freelance basis to one and all…the mind reels.”

Portfolio: philcalvit.com

May 13th, 2013

Justin Miller

Justin is a copywriter at GSD&M in Austin (two years), after graduating from Miami Ad School in 2010. So cool to see what he’s done at GSD&M (awesome shop) during that time—including Meet The Aces, a campaign that puts Ace Hardware right next door.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/justinmiller

February 8th, 2013

Stefani Zellmer

Stefani is a copywriter/CD in Austin. Over the years, she’s worked with Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, Ground Zero, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Lowe Worldwide, and GSD&M. And now she’s got a shiny new portfolio site to show it off.

Portfolio: stefanizellmer.com

July 16th, 2012

Haley Gardner

Haley is a new copywriter at GSD&M, fresh out of Creative Circus (fantastic first gig). Which means that we get to see what kind of student work a shop like GSD&M is digging right now. Like Haley’s Two Men and a Truck campaign. Maybe it’s due to the number of moves MC has gone through over the past few years (lots), but love that one. Especially the wallscape. So on the money.

Portfolio: haleygardner.com

April 16th, 2012

Tyler Kirk

Tyler is a senior writer at JacobsonRost in Chicago. First campaign on his site, for Mercury Marine Edge, is a real deal long copy print campaign. (They still make ’em!) Add a QR code in the lower right corner and you just made an interactive long copy print campaign. New old school. How’s about that?

Portfolio: tylerbkirk.com

February 14th, 2011

Ryan Carroll

Ryan is a copywriter/ACD at GSD&M in Austin. Clients on his site: BMW, The Discovery Channel, Kohler, Southwest Airlines, Spyder, and Habitat for Humanity. Would you like a drink with your Client Envy, sir? Yes, thank you very much.

Portfolio: ryaninpixels.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

April 3rd, 2010

Rich Black

Rich is a senior copywriter at Mullen in North Carolina. The biz card above is so cool I wanted to feature it in his post, but it’s not really representative of Rich’s work. He’s a headline writer. A good one. That’s so rare these days, I feel like I should put it in all caps. ALERT. AWESOME HEADLINE WRITER. 

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/brightblack

March 24th, 2010

Felipe Bascope

Felipe is a copywriter/creative consultant in Los Angeles, formerly an ACD at Saatchi. He’s got a ton of great Toyota work on his site, but check out his stuff for the Surfrider Foundation. Wow. 

Portfolio: felipe-felipeswork.blogspot.com

January 19th, 2010

Ashley Davis Marshall

Ashley is a senior copywriter at Saatchi NY, GSD&M and Chiat before that. Her site is minimal. Her work is hilarious.

Portfolio: ashleywrite.com

December 23rd, 2009

Adrian Alexander

Adrian is one half of an Austin freelance creative team with AD Rochelle Raiss. Before that he did time at GSD&M and CP+B, with a stint in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign sandwiched between the two. Adrian and Rochelle call themselves Third Culture Kidz, which they describe on their site as “someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more culture(s) other than his or her own, thus integrating elements of those cultures and their own birth culture, into a third culture.” 

Portfolio: thirdculturekidz.com

December 6th, 2009

Allen Hannawell


Allen is a copywriter/CD at GSD&M in Austin. He’s got some great BMW stuff on his site, including the online movie/event “The Ramp” which was forwarded to me 1,342,468 times. For good reason. 

Portfolio: ahannawell.com

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