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December 4th, 2017

Ben Phillips


Ben is a senior creative at TBWA\Manchester. Since his last post on MC (07.23.2015), he’s been busy. He’s got a killer-looking site (Squarespace), including an awesome video reel landing page. Love all of the amazing characters in his portfolio, from Neal the Sofaworks sloth, to New Westland Safelawn’s Lawn Man (above), to Glen the rentalcars.com Rental Car guru, to Ben’s dog who dances to Def Leppard (not kidding). Time for an update!

Portfolio: bennypee.com

November 29th, 2017

Cosmo Iannopollo


Cosmo is a copywriter/ACD in Massachusetts. His portfolio includes hard-working brands like Stanley (above), PROTO, Intel, Deloitte, and Logitech. It also includes a video for something called Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata, which is possibly one of the greatest looking desserts MC has never eaten. On the list!

Portfolio: iveoftenthought.com

November 27th, 2017

Kevin MacPhee


Kevin is a copywriter for Mintz + Hoke (Hartford, CT agency) living in Boston. His book is in that half-produced/half-spec stage that’s so interesting to see. What’s it going to look like in one year? Stay tuned!

Portfolio: kevinmacpheedotcomwastaken.com

November 22nd, 2017

Eduardo Vea Keating


Eduardo is a copywriter/CD from Spain who’s been living and working in Chicago for the past six years—and is currently at DDB Chicago. Lots of cool outdoor and experiential stuff on his site, including projects for Mexico.com (above) and MINI (love the chairlift). Which makes sense, because he also has a second Behance site showing off his art, design and sculpture projects. Love it.

Portfolio: behance.net/eduportfolio

November 20th, 2017

Matt Benjamin


Matt is a copywriter in Albuquerque on the hunt for his next thing. Love the strategic write-ups for his projects, titled “Consider This.” Short, to the point, great way to set things up. Also dig that Matt includes #1 Failures for each job he’s had on his Experience page—along with three things he’s learned (down at the bottom). Super smart site, all the way around. Except for his Jokes video. That’s good and dumb.

Portfolio: getmattbenjamin.com

November 16th, 2017

Mike Beamer


Mike is a copywriter/CD at JWT in Chicago. Since his last post on MC a year ago, Mike has added a St. Louis Children’s TV campaign, an Illinois Tourism TV campaign and some other Illinois-made videos and OOH to his site. But his favorite update is an Illinois Tourism print ad in Sports Illustrated congratulating his beloved Cubs for winning the World Series (published in the World Series commemorative issue). Yessssss.

Portfolio: heymikebeamer.com


November 15th, 2017

Justin Cannon


Justin is a new copywriter (and cartoonist) in NYC after finishing up his second year of classes at SVA and AdHouse. He may be new to the creative side, but Justin’s got some real-deal agency chops after five years on the account side with DigitasLBi, Arnold, and BBDO/Organic. Can’t wait to see where he lands!

Portfolio: justincannon.net

November 14th, 2017

Max Reinhardt


Max is a new copywriter on the hunt for his first copywriting gig after recently “matriculating” from San Diego Portfolio School. (Max’s word, not MC’s. Nice.) What’s more fun than that? His student portfolio features six spec campaigns at the time of this post, including the above for Happy Socks. Adorbs.

Portfolio: maxreinhardt.carbonmade.com

November 13th, 2017

Ruben de Barros


Ruben is a junior copywriter at Nylon in Lisbon, Portugal. His site is hosted on Behance, which seems to be a more popular portfolio platform in other countries than here in the US (where Squarespace is king). Nothing MC loves to see more than new copywriter portfolios, doesn’t matter where from. Fresh ideas are fresh ideas.

Portfolio: behance.net/Quarterbackdeideias

November 10th, 2017

James Maravetz


James is a writer/director at Storyfarm in Baltimore. Since his last post on MC (08.07.14), he’s been busy. From James: “After years of working as a Creative Director at big agencies like Crispin and Saatchi, I decided to pursue my dream of directing commercials myself. I moved to Baltimore and took over the creative and directing duties for a film production company called Storyfarm. With my advertising experience, combined with Storyfarm’s production capabilities, we’ve created an interesting niche for ourselves as a hybrid ad agency/production company. Now I’m writing and directing content directly for clients, usually without an agency go-between.” Dig it.

Portfolio: jamesmaravetz.com

November 6th, 2017

Creative Strategist Wanted: Hooked


Esha Gupta, creative director at Hooked, is on the hunt for a creative strategist to join their team (can be remote, or in-office in San Francisco or New York). From Esha: “Are you a talented writer? Do you love reading, writing and watching stories? Do you dream of reaching millions of people with your creative work?

Hooked is seeking a Creative Strategist to write short stories and produce social media campaigns that reach millions of people around the world.


  • Write super-short chat stories (200 words) in popular genres (romance, thriller, suspense, etc.), which catch people’s attention in social feeds.
  • Think of clever concepts for viral ad campaigns.
  • Stay abreast of Internet memes and translate relevant trends into viral campaigns.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from top university.
  • 3+ years experience in advertising, social media strategy, writing, editing or creative field.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Intelligence, passion, kindness and curiosity.
  • A sixth sense of what catches people’s attention in their social feeds.
  • Love of stories in all forms.

We are open to different backgrounds and experience levels. If you find this opportunity interesting, but you’re not sure if you qualify, don’t hesitate to apply!

This is not a cookie-cutter job. What matters most is your ability to express creative thoughts effectively to mass audiences. We are open-minded about a candidate’s prior experiences, and we value diversity.

About Hooked: Hooked is the fastest growing reading app in the world – a #1 best-selling app in 24 countries – with over 35 million readers worldwide.

This is an opportunity to join a high-growth startup that is redefining fiction for the Snapchat generation.  Our mission is to save fiction, by making reading as engaging for young people as social media.

Our investors include Ashton Kutcher, William Morris Endeavor, Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Jamie Foxx, among many others.

You can learn more about our CEO in this piece she wrote for Vogue.

Location: Our teams are primarily based in San Francisco and New York, but we are distributed and work remotely, so you can live and work from anywhere.

How To Apply: Write a 200-word chat story about yourself, and make us want to know more. Download the Hooked app before you begin writing, to familiarize yourself with chat fiction.

Send your personal chat story and resume to esha@hooked.co – please put ‘Creative Strategist Applicant’ in the subject line.”

November 2nd, 2017

Senior Copywriter Wanted: Room 214, Boulder, CO


Room 214 in Boulder, Colorado is on the hunt for a senior copywriter. From Room 214: “Let’s start with why our employees joyfully spend many of their waking hours at this place we call “work.” Room 214 believes in working with talented yet humble people to create inspired work that makes our hearts race, challenges us, and has a positive impact.

We are seeking a word chameleon with 5-8 years of copywriting experience. This person has the ability to quickly jump into client content creation, can write with ease in different brand voices and is comfortable concepting unexpected solutions and presenting those ideas with clients as needed. This role would be the lead client-focused writer with a strong ability to whip concepts into campaigns and help us build a team of writers within the creative department.

We would prefer candidates who have agency experience or freelance experience working with agencies or brands. Bonus points if you have fluency in developing ideas for digital and social media campaigns.

If you’re a passionate, humble copywriter who thrives in an environment where we don’t take ourselves too seriously, check out what we’re offering below.

Show us what you’ve got! (aka requirements)

  • 5-8 years of marketing copywriting experience at/or alongside an agency.
  • Experience copywriting in many different formats: web/social copy, concepting, campaigns and RFPs, email, presentations, blog content, and potentially more.
  • Ability to write clear, concise and grammatically correct copy with proper tone, feeling, sentence structure and emotion.
  • The highest attention to detail. Mission: zero typos! Five points to Gryffindor if you catch something grammatically incorrect in this job description.
  • Familiarity with commonly used style guides. We’re AP people ourselves.
  • Being a humble leader who is always willing to learn from and support the team.
  • Ability to play nice with others, we’re highly collaborative at Room 214. A big part of our process is partnering with teams. Someone who excels at working with others but is also comfortable being autonomous.

What do you want to do? (aka key responsibilities)

  • Create and apply a consistent brand voice for the appropriate client, project or target market.
  • Work with client teams from ideation to execution in order to create copy for monthly client retainers, projects or campaigns.
  • Participate and create copy for new business pitches, RFPs and creative concepting.
  • Be self-motivated, organized, and adept at communicating with people of diverse backgrounds. This will include the willingness to be adaptable regarding your creative choices.

You get bonus points for (aka the nice-to-haves)

  • Keeping your finger on the pulse. Copy is relevant, modern and reflects the way target audiences speak online.
  • Experience with or knowledge of search engine optimization.
  • Educational or professional background preferably in the fields of marketing, advertising or technology.
  • Experience working with technology, natural foods, retail/grocery, CPG and/or e-Commerce.

Some of what we have to offer you

  • Great culture and environment, including game room, dog-friendly office and Kevin (our kegerator.)
  • Quarterly Profit sharing
  • Annual hiring referral bonuses
  • No vacation policy (everyone takes time off as needed)
  • Open book management guided by ZingTrain .
  • Health benefits
  • Matching, immediately vested 401k plan
  • Phantom stock plan
  • Smart people to learn from
  • Cutting edge experience
  • Working for Outside Magazine’s #27 Top Places to Work
  • Friends for life

How you will succeed and grow at Room 214:

We believe in leading with humility, acting out of love instead of fear and doing our best. If this sounds like you, then we should probably meet sooner than later.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@room214.com. We’d encourage you to think outside the box for the cover letter. Wow us. Alternative formats welcome :).

November 1st, 2017

Dave Rutherford


Dave is an architect in NYC who’s changing careers to copywriting. He’s got five spec campaigns on his site as of this post—and the first one for HGTV (above) is a perfect example of how to turn something you know well into an awesome spec campaign. Nice. Can’t wait to see where Dave lands!

Portfolio: daverutherfordcw.com

October 30th, 2017

Chiyeung Lau


Chiyeung is a recent Creative Circus grad who’s now at Deutsch NY. What kind of student book do you need to land at an awesome shop like Deutsch out of school? This is your chance to find out. (Hint: it’s great.) Love the crazy mix of spec clients. Starts with the Archdiocese of New York (above), ends with Playboy Magazine and Under Armor. Nice.

Portfolio: chiyeunglau.com

October 26th, 2017

Randy Warner


Randy is a new copywriter on the hunt for his first full-time gig after graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design (congrats!) in the spring and finishing up an extended internship with VML in Kansas City. Really great, strategic student work all over his portfolio from SCAD. Also, don’t miss the NAPA project he worked on while at VML, including Old Car Champion Facebook posts (above). Super fun idea.

Portfolio: randywritesstuff.com

October 25th, 2017

Ryan Simonson


Ryan is a senior copywriter/ACD in Los Angeles on the hunt for new opportunities in LA and beyond. Bunch of cool projects for Starbucks on his site, plus work for Hotel Irvine, Toll Roads of Orange County, Circle K, Thermador, and Village Inn (above). Good times.

Portfolio: ryansimonson.com

October 23rd, 2017

Kapil Kachru


Since his last post on MC almost five years ago (11.14.12), Kapil has added some killer projects to his already killer portfolio. Blind Lucky, a “proof of concept for a feature disguised as a short,” Comma womenswear, Strellson menswear, and a PlayStation concept book that goes way deeper than shoot-em-up (above). Love it.

Portfolio: kapilkachru.com

October 19th, 2017

Flora Kim


Flora is a new copywriter in Los Angeles after graduating from Portfolio Studio San Diego (congrats!), on the hunt for her first junior agency gig. Love seeing new writer books: Flora’s got all kinds of killer ideas and writing on her site for a fun variety of clients, from total student spec Little Trees Air Fresheners to big brands like Kiehl’s. Dig it.

Portfolio: astoldbyflora.com

October 18th, 2017

John Geany


John is a copywriter who just moved to Brooklyn from Boston (where he spent time at Arnold Boston and MMB), on the hunt for freelance or full-time. Bunch of cool projects on his site for brands like Subway, Toyota, Jack Daniel’s, and New Balance. Don’t miss his not-so-sweet campaign for Sweet Baby Ray’s (above, brutal). Excited to see where John lands!

Portfolio: johngeany.com

October 16th, 2017

Alan McCoy


Alan is a senior copywriter in Dallas on the hunt for freelance or full-time. Since his last post on MC way back on 01.30.10, his book is 100% new—including projects for McDonald’s, Wells Fargo, 7-11, and a whole page of hand modeling. (Nice hands!) Definitely time for an update.

Portfolio: alanmccoy.com

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