For those who weren’t able to make it to this year’s Rockie Awards, we got our hands on the full list of winners. A few highlights:
Oliver Russell took home Best of Show for their Woodland Empire Ale Craft work.
Drake Cooper also took home their fair share of awards, as usual. In addition to their Rockies haul, the 18 Summers campaign also took Best of Show at the 2015 District XI American Advertising Awards.
The full list of winners can be found here.
Congratulations to all.
From our friends at the Boise Advertising Federation:
Ever wonder what the inside of DaviesMoore, Mitchell + Palmer, Foerstel, CLM or Wirestone look like? Here’s your chance to see all agencies and ride school buses again. Join us for Tour de Smashed III held on May 28th from 5pm – 11pm. Tickets are $25/person.
We’ve extended ticket sales! This is a Pre-paid event only and ticket sales will be closing on May 20th. There are 100 seats for the bus and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Wheels up on May 28th at 5pm in the parking lot of 9th and River Street (near Cottonwood Grille). Look for the yellow buses.
Drinks and snacks will be included on the buses, and please use good judgement to participate responsibly.
Oliver Russell in Boise is looking to add a full-time or freelance Art Director to their team. From the job listing on their website:
You love design—branding, packaging, interactive, etc. And because you love design, you’re prolific. You know what the word “prolific” means because you read books. And because you read books, you know there’s a lot more to the world than just marketing. You’d like to devote your talent to promote people and products that make life a little more interesting and a lot more sustainable—because the clients you’re working on today are slowly crushing your soul.
We’re Oliver Russell, a Boise Certified B Corp. that builds brands for purpose-driven companies. We’re growing and looking for a great designer with at least a few years of experience and a solid portfolio of branding, packaging, interactive and illustration work. We offer good pay and benefits like health insurance, wellness allowance, matching IRA contributions, paid volunteer time, and four-day weekends over Memorial Day and Labor Day. As a bicycle-friendly business, we’ll pay you to leave your car at home. Not so coincidentally, we were just selected as “Best in World for Workers 2015” by B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations.
This is a full-time position, but we’re open to freelancers too. If this sounds like your cup of tea, please send your resume and work samples to email@example.com. Show us you’re good. Show us you get it.
- CS Suite, MS Office
- Coding for email blasts
- Strong presentation skills
- Decent writing skills
- Motion graphics a plus
- Experience in categories of food & beverage, sustainable technology, health & well-being a plus
And in related news, they are still looking to add a PR Professional to their staff.
It’s a unique challenge facing companies over the next few years. How to find the people coming into the workforce who have some measure of experience, vs. balancing hiring people you’ll have to train on your own? Couple this with the challenge of the “entitled” employee, and you can see how hiring will be even more important going forward.
Read the full article about The Impending War for Talent on MediaPost
Rizen Creative in Boise is looking for an Account Executive to join their team. From the job listing on LinkedIn:
THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE is responsible for daily contact between the agency and multiple client accounts. The account executive interfaces with various agency departments to move projects through on behalf of the client, including creative/design, earned and paid media, public relations, interactive design/development, and production scheduling and budgeting.
The account executive has major input in developing strategic marketing plans for their clients. After plans are developed, presented and approved by clients, the account executive is responsible for carrying out the plan on a daily basis.
The account executive is also responsible for gaining new business from existing clients. S/he is not a salesperson; s/he is a service person.
Reports to the agency Principal.
- Handles day-to-day activities for assigned clients.
- Keeps apprised of progress of clients’ projects through production and traffic managers or other relevant personnel.
- Receives client briefings. Fills out Client Contact Reports for all client meetings and distributes to appropriate agency personnel. Quickly and accurately relays Client Change Orders to all appropriate agency personnel.
- Effectively presents, sells and defends all agency work/proposals to clients; supports other client service team members in these functions.
- Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments.
- Assists in preparing client invoices, proposals, marketing communications and strategic marketing plans, media and public relations plans.
- Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails.
- Coordinates with interactive personnel to ensure traditional/interactive synthesis of marketing efforts.
- Oversees execution of approved programs.
- Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same.
- Reviews billing prior to release to clients; ensures prompt collection of accounts receivable.
- Informs account supervisor regularly of account progress for all assigned clients; involves account supervisor immediately in event of potential problems, i.e., client/agency relations, budget overruns, etc.
- Coordinates project timing and budgets with all relevant agency personnel.
- Actively seeks additional projects/new business from client contacts.
- Keeps account coordinator/assistant informed of client activities.
- Represents agency at industry and community functions.
Full details about the position can be found here.