Backstage Pass Internship Program

Drake Cooper’s Backstage Pass internship program is back for the summer of 2015. From our friends at DC:

The Backstage Pass is the largest advertising internship in Idaho. Hundreds of resumes are submitted each and every year for the most competitive advertising internship in the state with only six interns being selected to become Drake Cooper-ites for an entire summer. We can teach you art, copy & code. You bring the ambition.

As a Backstage Pass Intern you will be working with a team to create strategic and creative work for real clients. You’ll get a taste of every aspect of advertising from some of the most talented folks around. You’ll learn a lot about yourself in a short amount of time. You’ll probably come away knowing whether advertising is your thing or if it’s time to join a Hanson Brothers tribute band (it’s certainly the more profitable career choice). You’re going to work your ass off, but we’re confident you’ll have a good time too. One thing is certain; our Backstage Pass Internship program will provide you with a line item for your growing resume that will be way more beneficial than “Agency Barista.”

Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

Call for nominations: Silver Medal Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Silver Medal Award, presented annually by the Idaho Advertising Federation to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advertising by furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibilities in areas of social concern.

Call for Nominations: Silver Medal AwardPlease submit nominations on 8.5″ x 11″ pages outlining in detail the extent to which the Nominee has met or exceeded the Silver Medal Award Criteria by April 10th. You are encouraged to expand on the Nominee’s experience and contributions to such degree that judges will be fully informed. Please be advised that abbreviated nominations may be dismissed as insufficient to demonstrate a Nominee’s true qualifications.

Provide the Nominee’s name and company affiliation on a cover page with the contact information of the nominator, followed by all pertinent qualifications of the Nominee for consideration on subsequent pages.

You may submit nominations by email to Bob Rosenthal, Cumulus Media at bob.rosenthal@cumulus.com or mail nominations to:

Cumulus Media
Bob Rosenthal
1419 West Bannock
Boise, ID 83702

Advantage Advertising’s Chuck Christopher Supports University of Idaho’s JAMM Program

Excerpted from the University of Idaho’s Letter from the President, February 27, 2015.

Generous Gift Supports Award-winning JAMM Program

When Chuck Christopher ’84 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, he was prepared for success in his career. As a participant on the University of Idaho’s award-winning advertising team in the School of Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM), Chuck developed the skills and experience needed to become president of Advantage Advertising in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1987. “Being on the ad team gave me the precise experience to take into my career,” said Chuck. “The ad team prepares the best talent for success in the industry.” Chuck and his wife, Mindy, recently gave to the Advertising Team Endowment so that current Idaho students can prepare for their own future successes. The ad team, advised by JAMM faculty member Justin Barnes, has won the five-state regional competition for two years in a row.

DaviesMoore

Comings and goings at DaviesMoore


DaviesMoore
has been going through a growth spurt as of late. Here are some of their latest hires:

Ben Adams — Digital Media Planner / Buyer

Jessca Hellwinkel — Account Services Assistant

Erin Westendorf — Accounting & Billing Assistant

Lindsey Schultz — Office Manager

Dustin Jones — Web Developer

In addition to these new hires, DaviesMoore has also had a couple of notable promotions:

Tyler LaDouceur is now Account Services Manager. He’s been with DaviesMoore since 2007, and was most recently Digital Media Planner/Buyer & Media Buyer Senior Account Executive.

Tanya Vaughan has been promoted from Vice President of Digital to Chief Digital Officer, and is now a partner in the firm.

On the goings front, Isaac Squyres is no longer with DaviesMoore. According to his LinkedIn profile he left in November and has formed Squyres Strategic Communications.

And finally, after 33 years in the business, Jeff Nielsen retired at the end of 2014.

Liebenthal returns to Boise as Creative Director at CLM

John LiebenthalJohn Liebenthal has returned to Boise, this time as Creative Director at CLM Marketing & Advertising.

Prior to joining CLM, John was associate creative director at Young & Rubicam Group Seattle, and also served briefly as ACD at Draftfcb/Hacker Group, also in Seattle.

Diving further back into the history books, John spent about five years as associate creative director at Oliver Russell, and a couple of years as senior copywriter. He also spent about five years with Publicis in Boise, as senior copywriter and creative director.

Welcome back to Boise John.

From the media front: New hires at KTVB Digital

KTVB Digital has added two new folks to their team:

Katie Martin — digital account executive
Katie Martin
Katie is the team’s newest digital account executive. She is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado, and most recently worked for a specialty agency in Phoenix managing campaigns for insurance industry clients. She also spent time in customer service for Southwest Airlines.

Anna Daly — digital sales specialist
Anna Daly
Anna first joined the KTVB News Group as an intern in 2011, and now moves into the newly created role of digital sales specialist. She has previously serves as a producer of a variety of newscasts over the past three years — including News at Noon and News at Six. Anna is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University.

Congratulations to both.

Have you seen the Boise Ad Book yet?

For those who haven’t heard, the Boise Ad Book has been developed by Greg Clow as a way to offer a common, central resource to showcase work from shops throughout the region.

A little more about the book, from Greg:

As you know, I have been working on the Boise Ad Book, and I am now proud to let you know that the 2014 Annual is available.

You can order the print version through Lulu. Lulu is a “print-to-order” publisher. With over 900 full color images, their product is high quality, and you will be impressed.

Beginning in the new year, the book will be offered to marketing directors throughout the Treasure Valley. Google Adwords will be used to inform potential clients who search for agencies in Boise of this new graphic resource.

You can view the entire book online for free, or order a printed version of the 2014 annual through the Boise Ad Book website.