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December 29th, 2017

Michael Tully


Michael is a senior copywriter at Unbridled in Denver, previously at The Integer Group. Good copywriting is all about taking advantage of opportunities to tell good stories, whether that’s in a Super Bowl spot or on a bar coaster. Michael went all out on a series of the latter for Coors (above), aimed at showing off Colorado pride. And now MC is a little bit smarter.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/tullywood

December 23rd, 2017

Ricky Lambert


Ricky is a senior copywriter at Suckle in Denver. All kinds of smart work on his site including projects for Lottery Scratchers and some killer outdoor boards (don’t miss his first project for Colorado Crisis Services, awesome). Because this is MC, we had to feature Ricky’s side project “The Idea-O-Meter” (above) because it’s just so perfectly copywriter. And so true.

Portfolio: rickylambertdotcomwastaken.com

July 17th, 2017

Robert Borges


Robert is a freelance copywriter/CD in Denver. One of MC’s favorite things about running MC is getting to see the different paths that writers take to becoming awesome writers & CDs. From Robert: “I’ve lived some life, been some places, worked mostly in the ad biz on some cool brands, at some cool shops. I’m a classic late bloomer: graduated college @27, took up fishing @28, snowboarding @32, Harley Riding @37, currently mastering the nuances of FB community management.” Yup. That’s how you do it.

Portfolio: rborgescreative.com

January 31st, 2017

Scott Kirkwood


Scott is a freelance copywriter/editor/creative director in Denver. His portfolio is a mix of words, ideas, art, and design—most of it aimed at making the world a better place. And that, my friends, is what the world needs a whole lot of right now. More Scott Kirkwood, please.

Portfolio: scottkirkwood.work

February 5th, 2016

Shea Tullos


Shea is a copywriter at Cactus in Denver. MC was laughing all the way through his portfolio, from the testimonials on the home page, to his Extracurriculars projects (would really like to hear some of those Hot Tubbin’ voicemails), to his References focus group. So funny.

Portfolio: sheatullos.com

January 28th, 2016

CW Wanted: Sukle, Denver


Michon Schmidt, Senior Producer at Sukle in Denver, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Michon: “In a recent feature, CA wrote that Sukle punches above its weight. We’re looking for a writer that can do the same. If you have 7+ years of agency experience, and a book with work we’ve seen in some annuals, we want to meet you. Send your book to hr@sukle.com and tell us why we should hire you. Salary commensurate with experience.”

Send your book and tell ’em why they should hire you: hr@sukle.com

December 23rd, 2015

ACD/CW Wanted: Motive, Denver


Krista Molloy, Director of Talent Management at Motive, Denver is on the hunt for an ACD/Creative Conceptor/Copywriter. From Krista: “Motive is an agency and creative studio focusing on the development of integrated creative platforms and executional programs. We’re a collective of deep thinkers, artistic mavens, executional top guns and cultural connoisseurs. We are focused on creating relationships through deep levels of engagement between brands and their consumers – relationships that translate into tangible results for our clients. And we do it with sharp creative, across a range of tactical channels.

As pioneers in the area of content, digital consumer engagement, and innovative experiential programs, and award winners in the areas of TV, event, digital and social – Motive has created an environment where team members are given an opportunity to stretch and flex their creative and executional muscles daily. We are a team of hard-working, fast-moving, energetic, passionate, driven, straight-talking creative thinkers. We like being challenged and we love the collaboration necessary to succeed.

If this sounds like a place you would thrive, let’s make something happen.


As ACD – Creative Conceptor and Copywriter at Motive you will provide overall leadership to creative teams and play an integral, hands-on role in developing the creative strategy and vision for a broad spectrum of clients and projects. In our highly collaborative environment, you will work alongside cross-functional team members and will be directly responsible for producing work as well as managing work done by others, guiding creative development from concept to completion. Your conceptual skills will be critical components in both winning new business as well as delivering best-in-class creative platforms and tactical programs for some of the most iconic, forward-thinking brands. Your copywriting skills will help bring ideas to life, for both client presentations and consumer facing finished products.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Collaboratively and independently develop conceptual platforms and integrated campaigns that align with clients’ strategic business objectives.
  • Play a key role in developing creative for current big name brands and new business pitches
  • Direct and manage multidisciplinary creative teams.
  • Organize and oversee creative projects in both non-traditional and traditional arenas.
  • Participate in and/or lead concepting and ideation sessions.
  • Write copy for a variety of needs including but not limited to creative concepts, presentations, digital content, TVC, OOH
  • Deftly juggle multiple projects while inspiring and motivating both your creative teammates and clients.
  • Take charge of various projects and see them through from start to finish, including hands-on development and execution.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • 7+ years agency experience.
  • Hands-on approach to the creative process.
  • Strong creative and conceptual vision with the ability to execute highly-integrated campaigns.
  • Strong creative writing skills – for short and long form storytelling
  • Ability to lead, coach, inspire and motivate teams to deliver innovative and impactful work.
  • Highly collaborative approach to ideation and problem solving.
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience in presenting work to both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines as well as manage projects from start to finish.
  • A passion for collaboration with cross-functional team members.
  • Strong experience on large cross-channel initiatives and creative platforms.
  • A knack for strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution.
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating strengths in concepting and creative development.”

For more info or to apply, email Krista at: krista.molloy@thinkmotive.com

November 9th, 2015

Ari Levi


Ari is a copywriter/ACD in Boulder, recently at Victors & Spoils, now full-time freelance and available for hire. His Squarespace site is divided into four sections: Print, TV/Videos, Interactive, and Integrated. In Interactive, don’t miss his case study for JCPenny #tweetingwithmittens. Genius.

Portfolio: arilevisbook.com

December 12th, 2014

CW Wanted: Sukle, Denver


Michon Schmidt, Broadcast Producer at Sukle in Denver, is on the hunt for some CW help. (Nice ad above, dig it!) From Michon: “If you’re a writer with 7 or so years of agency experience, work that we’ve seen in some annuals and an interest in meeting these 2 art directors and producer send your book to hr@sukle.com and introduce yourself.”

Sukle’s site: sukle.com

Email your portfolio to: hr@sukle.com

November 17th, 2014

Jim Morrissey


Jim is a copywriter/creative director at O’Brien Advertising in Denver. His site is called The Good Endeavor, aptly titled with projects for Banner Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colorado hospital/anti-tabacco initiatives, and QuitDoingIt.com, a cool-looking site to help young adults quit smoking.

Portfolio: thegoodendeavor.com

August 21st, 2014

CW/AD Wanted: Cactus, Denver


Cactus in Denver is on the hunt for a copywriter and an art director. From Cactus: “Don’t just apply because weed is legal. That might be a fine initial reason to look at a Colorado agency, but we have other benefits to living and working in CO and at Cactus that you may also want to consider. Cactus is a place that provides that balance of CO fun on the weekends with the ability to do award-winning work during the week. We are a driven team of people that are doing the best work of our careers and striving to make every project great. We are a small (45 Cacti and growing) agency doing innovative, imaginative and bold work for cool clients and for ourselves. We aim to make our work and our portfolios better every day, with every project. For example, last year we won campaign of the year for AdAge. We are making our corner of the planet a better place to live, work and play through smart and thought-provoking ideas and executions, and we are fortunate to be doing it in one of the best places to live. We are looking for top talent to help us further our mission and to add to the culture and our mojo. And yes, of course, weed is now legal.

We’re looking for an outstanding copywriter and art director, each with 3-5 years experience, in advertising or a closely related field. To be seriously considered, copywriters must submit an exceptional portfolio of work, displaying superior conceptual ideation skills, strong headlines, well-written copy and the ability to produce integrated campaigns across digital, video and 2D media. Art directors must submit an exceptional portfolio displaying superior conceptual ideation skills and a wide-ranging skill set (advertising, design, typography and layout; digital, video and 2D media). For both positions, thriving in Cactus’ team-centric environment requires a collaborative spirit, a solution-oriented mindset and the drive to deliver your best work on a daily basis. We value those qualities as much as we value the quality of your portfolio, so we don’t take them lightly.”

To apply for Copywriter: Click here (no calls please)

To apply for Art Director: Click here (no calls please)

April 9th, 2014

Senior CW Wanted: Factory Labs, Denver

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Sara Greene, Director of Talent Management at Factory Labs in Denver, is on the hunt for a Senior Copywriter (would also consider an ACD/CW for the right person). For a detailed job description or to apply, click the link below. To check out Factory Labs, click the image above. From the job description: “The Senior Copywriter is a senior-level position within the agency, with the potential to move into a management role. Senior Copywriters collaborate with account, media and creative teams to strategize, develop and produce work across every medium, from broadcast and print, to web and mobile applications. Roles and responsibilities include owning creative assignments as a lead team member, concepting, presenting and crafting the work, and playing an integral role in new business pitches.”

For job description or to apply: Click here

May 2nd, 2013

Tom Goodrich

Tom is a copywriter/ACD at Factory Labs in Denver. All kinds of inspiring work for athletics brands on his site: The North Face, Oakley, Callaway, Killington Mountain Resort (“The Beast” above), and Gatorade. Almost enough to make MC want to go for a run. Almost.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/tomgoodrich

April 11th, 2013

Hall Carey

Hall is a copywriter in Denver, previously at Factory Labs, now looking for his next gig. His link was featured on MC in Summer 2012 as part of Creative Circus CW Grad Week. So cool to see what he’s added since then.

Portfolio: hallcarey.com

August 15th, 2012

Jay Roth

Jay is a senior copywriter in Denver. Lots of fun stuff in his portfolio, including mad libs biz cards for David Pahl Photography. If you’re a copywriter, at some point in your career you’re going to try a campaign/piece that uses mad libs, and 99.9999% of the time it will be DOA. Odds are, you’ll get feedback like “people hate word puzzles” or “people don’t like to read” or “that’s too much thinking.” Which is infuriating, because it’s true. But people should like to read, and they should like to think, and if we help them do that, aren’t we making the world a better place, one David Pahl Photography biz card at a time? These questions are too deep for MC. But nice work, Mr. Roth.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/jayroth

March 6th, 2012

CWs Wanted (more): Factory Labs

Factory Labs Denver is back on MC, this time looking for mid-level copywriters. They keep growing. They keep hiring. Don’t know about you, but we like that at MC. We like that a lot. Tip o’ the Hat to Sara Greene, Factory Labs Director of Recruiting, for continuing to seek out CWs on MC. Much appreciated. All you mid-level CWs out there looking for the next thing, check out Factory Labs by clicking on their logo above. Or contact Sara at the email below. Or read the job description at the link below. Good times.

Contact Sara at: careers@factorylabs.com

Job description: Click here

February 8th, 2012

Paul Suggett

Paul is a copywriter/copy director at Starz Entertainment in Denver. His site was submitted by British Bulldog, an AD in London (thanks much). How nice is that? Your former AD submits your site to MC because you’ve been doing some killer work and the people need to see it. You know, if countries would behave like creative teams the world would be a … well, nevermind.

Portfolio: krop.com/soojay

January 30th, 2012

Joel Maron

Joel is a senior copywriter at Integer in Denver. Don’t misses: CAT, Hooked On Phonics and NatureMade (print), falling snowflakes for Big Bear (TV), and an executive meltdown for Cisco (interactive).

Portfolio: joelmaron.com

October 22nd, 2011

CWs Wanted: Factory Labs

Sara Greene, Recruiting Strategist at Factory Labs and friend of MC, is looking for a CW, two Sr CWs, and an ACD/CW at Factory in Denver. From Sara, “The North Face, Oakley, Callaway, and Aspen/Snowmass – These are just some of the premium brands we work on, and live every day. As a full-service agency we don’t do anything—we experience everything. From hiking to golfing to company snow days slopeside, our creatively rich environment is pure energy for those who live our brands. We are always looking for top talent who are looking to grow, learn, explore, expand and experiment at Factory.”

Send your rez/link to Sara at: careers@factorylabs.com

CW job description: Click here

Sr. CW job description: Click here

ACD/CW job description: Click here

November 19th, 2010

Zac Spector

Zac is a senior copywriter at Sukle in Denver, previously at CP+B and Fort Franklin. Number one, awesome customization of Cargo. Number two, this is a killer portfolio – and it’s deep. Check out both versions of the rez, Headlines Galore and … all of it. Zac wrote it up.

Portfolio: zacspectorlikesyou.com

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