Expanding footprint

SOVRN recently announced that they’ve expanded into Montana, with the addition of a presence in Helena.

From their announcement and post on their Facebook page:

HELENA, Montana — After 10 years of successful business in Idaho, SOVRN Creative is expanding its operations into Montana. 

In 2008, three friends left the security of a successful marketing agency and started SOVRN, an independent, design-build creative marketing company focusing on brand development and implementation over several media platforms. The agency’s targeted mission is “Have Fun, Be Different, and Deliver an Exceptional Product Every Time.”

Ten years later, the three partners are still doing what they love and are excited to open up shop in the Big Sky State. They have chosen their first Montana employee, Brian Elliott, a Helena-born entrepreneur who is an active member of the the local community and fully driven by his love for outdoor culture.

Take your swing at a tourney title

BAF Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

The Boise Advertising Federation’s annual Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament is coming up on Friday, October 5th at Shadow Valley Golf Club.

Registration is now open, and includes a barbecue following the tournament. Students planning to participate in the coming year’s National Student Advertising Competition will be on the course to raise money for their respective ad clubs, and proceeds from the tournament will benefit those clubs as well.

Registration closes October 1st. But don’t wait — space is limited. Contact Dustin Fuller with questions.

Destination CLM

It seems that CLM is the place to take that next step in your agency career as of late, if the trio of new hires they recently announced is to be used as an indicator.

Senior account manager Josh Mercaldo moved to CLM from Drake Cooper, where he spent the past decade as an account director.

Greg Montemurro joined CLM’s creative team as a digital art director, after spending time with shops such as Foerstel, Stoltz Marketing Group, and Wire Stone.

Digital media manager Ben Adams moved to CLM from DaviesMoore, where he was most recently a senior digital marketing and media strategist.

Congratulations to all.

Love Communications expands into Idaho, names VP to lead office

Love Communications, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based agency, recently opened an office in Boise, led by Julie Hart, who joined the company in May.

From the press release on their website about the expansion:

“Boise is a natural fit for Love Communications,” said Tom Love, president of Love Communications. “We have an existing client base that spreads across Idaho and we’re ready to keep growing that footprint. With a great new space in one of the most well-known buildings in Idaho, I don’t think we could have found a better place to be. And we can leave Salt Lake City and be in a meeting in Boise within two hours!”

The full press release about the expansion into Idaho can be found here, and more about Julie Hart can be found here.

Love Communications was founded in 1999, has a staff of approximately 40, and 2017 capitalized billings in excess of $50 million, according to their website.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

We got word recently of a couple new job openings at Drake Cooper:


Art Director

YOU: Strategically-minded-Art Director/Designer-rock star-type person. Highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops with mad execution skills. Comfortable living and playing in the digital world. Fluent in geek, gradient, GFX and glass half-full vernacular. Not afraid to throw ROI into a sentence, between FTW and a fist bump. Have the talent to backup a huge ego, but you don’t have one. Passionate, driven, curious, resourceful, inventive, friend, problem solver.

US: We have mad love for advertising. We have mad love for advertising. We have mad love for ADVERTISING. And we thrive on creating great work that works. We value drive, debate, breaking trail, please and thank yous, POV, and making things better than we found them. We collaborate fiercely, we play nice and drink beer together. We’re good at what we do, but we’re constantly working to get better, we embrace change, we take risks, we show up, we stay late when we need to and leave early when we can, but we don’t leave anyone hanging. We have your back. We don’t believe in the limitations of titles, we dedicate time to learn and grow. We are artists, nerds, hackers, gamers, coders, storytellers, strategists, analysts, and makers. We don’t work for Drake Cooper, we are Drake Cooper.

Production Artist

How good are you at bringing things to life? Do you need a castle and lots of wires and a lightning storm? Or can you pretty much do everything with a Mac? We’re looking for a killer production artist with proven experience. Someone who has mad attention to detail, and can keep their head when things in the lab don’t go as planned. Strong typographic and layout skills are a must and outstanding organizational skills are a given. Lab coat and goggles not required.


Full details about both positions, and how to apply, can be found via their respective links.

New faces at Oliver Russell

Word is that Oliver Russell has added a couple new members to their team recently. A little poking around online revealed two new additions:

Jenai Jasper, Finance Manager

Jenai joined Oliver Russell in May, according to her LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, she was with Idaho Timber as a Financial Analyst/Special Project Manager, and with KPMG US as a Senior Auditor before that. Jenai is a graduate of the University of Idaho.

Ashley Hollenbeck, Producer

Before joining Oliver Russell, Ashley spent the past five years at Bodybuilding.com, most recently as Ecommerce Program Manager. She’s a graduate of Linfield College.

New hire at Rizen Creative

According to a recent Instagram post, Kris Bloom is the newest member of Rizen Creative’s team.