Quick spin around the new hire news

A number of new faces have been showing up in various shops, so it seemed fitting to do a quick run-through of new hire news we’ve come across over the past few months or so. In no particular order:

Jenni Kimball has joined Rizen Creative as an account manager. Before joining Rizen, Kimball was director of marketing for 43rd State Holdings in Boise.

Over at Oliver RussellCaitlin Copple Masingill recently joined their team as public relations director. Masingill is a former Missoula, Montana city councilwoman, a longtime communications consultant and a former journalist. Most recently, she worked in the Boise office of a public affairs firm. Masingill holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Montana and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Idaho.

Also at Oliver Russell, Holly Conti joined the team in March of this year as an account coordinator (and we were remiss in noting it).
Update: Shortly after publishing, we discovered that Holly has since been promoted from account coordinator to producer. Congratulations Holly. 

At Stoltz Marketing Group they’ve added two new folks to their staff recently. Katherine Johnson has joined the agency as a senior account manager, while Stephanie Clements is an account coordinator.

DaviesMoore is in on the trend, too, adding Becca Owens as their newest senior web developer, and Lisa Cloyd as director of client services.

Meanwhile, over at Mitchell+Palmer, they’ve added Jenni McConnell as an account / project manager, and Kymm Cornelison as social media strategist

There you have it. Have we missed anyone? Most likely. If so, drop us a line and let us know, so we can do it again.

New hire at Fahlgren Mortine

Fahlgren Mortine in recently made another addition to the team in their Boise office.

Beth Beechie is the latest to join the firm, as an account executive, and will support several Boise-based accounts, including the J.R. Simplot Company and Idaho State Dental Association.

Before joining Fahlgren Mortine, Beth was most recently with DaviesMoore, and prior to that served as marketing director at Hummel Architects. Beth is a graduate of the University of Montana.

Drake Cooper adds a trio of new talent

Drake Cooper in Boise recently added a trio of new talent to their team:

Vina Rathbone

Vina RathboneAs a graduate of Willamette University with a degree in Art History and Anthropology, Vina had no choice but to leave the country for lack of career prospects. She spent three years living in Buenos Aires, Argentina working remotely as a headhunter for tech PR professionals. Back stateside in 2013, she started a branding agency, ATOM, offering full digital design and marketing solutions to clients. In 2014 she joined Vacasa, a rapid-growth startup and built the international division, expanding the company into three new continents.

She serves on the board of the Boise Angel Alliance, and loves the local entrepreneurial and tech community. She is a graduate of Boise’s first code school, Boise CodeWorks, where she studied front end web development and UX design.

Vina negotiates better in Spanish than in English, and dances tango, but not as well as she downhill skis. She exclusively reads non-fiction, is always on the look-out for a new piece of art to add to her collection, and if you ever give her anything – she will probably sell it on Amazon.

Molly Horn

Molly HornAs a project manager, Molly sets goals and uses her skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purpose amongst her team. She works in close collaboration with Jacksons and Idaho Central Credit Union, coordinating promotions and campaigns for both companies. Molly appreciates the variety in her work, ensuring that every task is addressed and accomplished on-time. One day she could be on a TV shoot and the next she could be lost in research for a brand.

Molly received her BA in Marketing from Boise State University in December of 2015. Before joining the Drake Cooper team, she was the Digital Marketing Director for Proof Eyewear, a small sustainable eyewear company based out of Boise. There, she pioneered many of the marketing processes and fell head over heels for everything advertising. She still holds Proof near and dear to her heart, “Don’t Forget Your Roots!”

When she’s away from her work, Molly is usually with likeminded humans tromping trails, chasing first chair, or begging for brunch. All she wants for Christmas is a puppy.

Liesle Jensen

Liesle JensenAs a media buyer, Liesle analysis, negotiates and manages the ins and outs of all things media. Her borderline OCD for organization and passion for people make her a force to be reckoned with. Liesle values her partnerships with local media and strongly believes that the mutually beneficial agency/media perspective results in the most powerful campaigns.

Liesle is an equally proud Vandal as she is a Tri Delta sorority alumna and received a B.A. in Public Relations in 2013. Liesle brings years of media expertise with her time at the Idaho Statesman as well as at another local ad agency learning the tricks of the trade.

When she’s not buying TV, radio and print for our clients, Liesle loves to make huge messes baking in her kitchen, learning how to garden or taking advantage of the Boise foothills with her fiancé and lab puppy, Boone.

New hires at CLM

Jessica Holmes has joined CLM Marketing & Advertising as Senior Copywriter, according to a recent post on Facebook and her LinkedIn profile. She was previously a freelance copywriter, working with a variety of clients — both directly and through agencies — and the co-founder of Story Story Night.

Two other recent additions to CLM are Heidi Kelly as a Senior Account Executive, and Sean Luster as a summer intern.

Heidi was previously Creative Director, Corporate Communications at POWER Engineers, where she directed the strategy and development of both print and digital communications. Prior to that, she was an interactive producer at Oliver Russell. She began her career on the client side at Albertsons, where she directed digital strategy and brand development enterprise-wide, including a corporate website redesign.

Sean is pursuing an MBA from Boise State University, and will be “spending his summer working hours doing research projects and getting hands-on marketing experience.”

Congratulations to all.

Fresh faces in new places

We’ve heard of a few new hires and additions recently. Here are some we’ve come across:

Jodi Sali, Senior Copywriter & Director of Production, DaviesMoore

Jodi joins DaviesMoore after a 20+ year career in radio that included on-air, engineering and production roles. Most recently, he was Director of Production Awesomeness at Town Square Media.

Kristin Fitzpatrick, Digital Account Coordinator, DaviesMoore

Another recent DaviesMoore addition, Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University, and was previously with Conservation Voters For Idaho (CVI) as a Membership, Events, and Communication Coordinator.

Tyler Schnur, Engagement Specialist, Drake Cooper

As Engagement Specialist, Tyler interacts within the digital realm and creative spaces at Drake Cooper. He was previously a Communications intern in the United States Senate for Senator Mike Crapo, and graduated from Boise State University with a BA in Communications-Public Relations.

Nichole Santa Maria, Digital Sales Manager, KTVB News Group

Nichole was recently appointed digital sales manager with KTVB News Group. She was previously senior digital account executive and KTFT digital sales manager. Nichole is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a master’s in communication and leadership.

Nichole also replaces occasional IAA contributor Don Day, who announced that he was leaving KTVB after 17 years with the organization.

Who else have we missed?