We got word of two new job openings at Drake Cooper recently:
You see digital beyond the boundaries of a browser. You want to tell stories across devices and platforms, and make meaningful connections throughout the consumer journey. You believe a great experience is in the micro-interactions. So do we. Let’s work together to bring that vision to life for innovative, ambitious brands.
We are looking for an Interactive Designer with the talent, taste, and ambition to challenge conventional thinking and bring our clients’ stories to life throughout the digital landscape. The ideal candidate should be able to translate business challenges into work that is on-brand and on-trend, effective, intuitive, and delightful.
Sound like a fit? Let’s talk. Apply with a current resume, and include a portfolio link in your cover letter.
An Account Planner helps clients identify what their brand ‘says’. They help establish the goals and objectives, target audience, message and tone in which marketing campaigns and messaging should be delivered. The Account Planner helps define how a particular strategy can help a client add value to their business and inspire Drake Cooper teams to create work that achieves the strategy. They use research, trends and data on markets, consumers and culture to help guide them.
Full details about these positions and how to apply can be found on the careers page of Drake Cooper’s website.
Adie Bartron joins Stoltz as a Senior Account Manager. She previously spent the past eight years with Oliver Russell, and has worked on projects for a wide range of clients such as the Smithsonian, Nature Valley, HP, and The National Recreation and Parks Association. Adie is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in advertising.
Mitch Kuhn joins Stoltz as a Senior Art Director. He was most recently a visual designer at Healthwise, and also spent several years as a designer and art director at agencies in Eugene, Oregon and Boise, respectively.
This Thursday, January 24th, the Boise Advertising Federation and National CineMedia are presenting a Cannes Lions viewing party at the Northgate Reel Theatre, followed by a BAFter Hours even at The Barley Pub:
On Jan. 24th, you’re invited to a movie premier and a mixer. Scope out the best-of-the-best ads in the world on the big screen at Northgate Reel Theater. Then join us for a BAFter Hours drink and chat sesh at Barley Pub next door.
You’ll be inspired by jaw-dropping, internationally-celebrated advertising—and get a chance to meet the crew from National CineMedia, our presenting partner that’s bringing Cannes to Boise.
Win a big prize, too. Enter in to win a FREE full-sized director’s chair with YOUR NAME on it (literally embroidered in).
There’s also a $3 popcorn + soda deal during the film, and more rated-R drinks after.
When: Thu. Jan. 24th
What time: 4:30 pm for Cannes viewing | ~6 pm for BAFter Hours
Where: Northgate Reel Theater for Cannes viewing | Barley Pub for BAFter Hours
How much: $5 for BAF members, $8 for non-members
Prior to joining CarewCo, Hanna was a senior project manager then project management consultant with Taphandles in Seattle, Washington, and relocated to Boise last year.
2018 kicked off with Brad buying back the company from the Ivie family. Our time with Ivie was good in providing new experiences and perspectives, but we are thankful for Brad’s desire to focus on CLM and our team and clients. The move breathed a new life back into CLM. We spent time contemplating and developing CLM 3.0, CLM’s strategy for the future, and with that came a new mission, vision and set of values for the company.
The return to local control and decision-making marked the next chapter for the agency, whose roots date back to 1980.
Who killed it in 2018? That’s what the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation wants to know. And it’s also why they’ve issued a call for entries for the Gem Awards.
The Gem Awards recognize outstanding creative throughout eastern Idaho, and all Diamond and Star Garnet award-winning work is automatically forwarded for consideration to the Idaho Advertising Federation’s Rockie Awards.
We are seeking an art director with excellent design chops who can also provide clear direction without losing sight of project goals. We want an art director that can work with and mentor our designers, animators, videographers and other creatives to lead and unify a creative vision and deliver campaigns that are as impactful as they are thoughtful. To mesh with our team at SOVRN, you’ll need to be able to communicate a vision to the team, provide clear direction and feedback, and listen to client requests to determine how to best incorporate feedback.
As an art director, your responsibility lies in leading and maintaining the creative vision for a project or campaign and helping the team produce that vision. You can expect eager team members to support and enhance your vision, as well as simple and effective processes to help you maintain deadlines and deliverables.
We are seeking a talented graphic designer that is looking to create work that makes an impact. We want a talented designer that pushes creative boundaries and delivers appropriate, unique and rich design for a range of work in print and digital mediums. You’ll get great direction and support from the project teams to help you achieve your best work. To fit in at SOVRN, you’ll need to be able to work well with others, which includes having the confidence to stand behind your work and receive constructive feedback.
Full details about both positions — including how to apply — can be found on SOVRN’s website.
In October we wrote about the news of Chad Rea joining Oliver Russell as its new creative director. Well, it appears there’s been an about-face on that front recently.
Chad posted an update on LinkedIn that he would not be moving to Boise, but rather will remain in Austin, Texas.
You can read his full post here: Tomorrow, I’m starting with a clean slate.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like the fit may not have been there, on either side. And as is the case with any shop, the fit and the culture is just as, if not more important, than the job function itself.
One of their early guest essays also proved to be among the most popular of the year. For those who haven’t read it, I encourage you to take a few minutes to do so:
Why what we do matters
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