…Andrew Piron joined Drake Cooper as Chief Operating Officer about two months ago.
Prior to joining Drake, Piron spent the past seven years at Balihoo, most recently serving as President. Before Balihoo, he held a variety of positions with Venga Ventures, Roost, MeeVee and more.
You can read more about Andrew and his background on Drake Cooper’s blog post announcing the addition.
Now we all know that husbands and wives get promotions or new jobs all the time. These two just happened to do it at – or around – the same time.
First it was Tanya Vaughan, who recently became VP, Digital Marketing Services at DaviesMoore. Previously she was Director of Marketing at Cradlepoint, and prior to that was Vice President of Marketing at Bodybuilding.com.
Shortly thereafter, Shane Vaughan left Balihoo, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer, to become President of Ecommerce at Agri Beef.
Congratulations to both. And no squabbling about who has the better job title.
Update: Per the BAF’s Facebook page, this event is sold out.
The Boise Advertising Federation is hosting the second annual Tour de Smashed on Thursday, March 14th from 5:30 – 9:00. As with last year’s event, the Tour will make stops at a variety of different shops.
This year’s list includes:
The Tour begins on the 4th floor of 913 W. River St at Stoltz Marketing Group, and ends in the same building, on the second floor at Wirestone. Ample parking is available.
Cost is $15 and includes drinks (read: beer) on the bus. Additional details are below.
Balihoo in Boise has an opening for a Director of Digital Marketing. From their job listing on Craigslist:
This role will lead the entire digital marketing team at Balihoo. Your key responsibility will be to put together the overall strategy and execute the local digital marketing program for our national brand clients and their affiliates.
This is a big job and we are looking for someone fantastic to be a superstar in this role. We need an individual with an already deep and extensive knowledge of digital marketing, and a burning desire to learn more. We need a leader who can drive high-level digital strategy while at the same time executing the millions of specific tactical items that need done. We need a strategic visionary and a midnight-oil-burning digital marketing machine. This is not a job for the timid, the slow-learners or the 40-hour-a-week clock-watchers.
Full details about the position and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.
Maybe it’s the time of year. Perhaps it’s the amount of vacant office space available. Or it could be something entirely different. No matter how you look at it, there’s a whole lot of moving going on in the agency world lately.
Red Sky Public Relations: Red Sky recently (well, within the past six months or so) moved their office from the space on 9th Street to what used to be Balihoo’s space down in BoDo.
Mitchell + Palmer: The folks at Mitchell + Palmer have moved north just a bit, leaving their space on Hill Road for what we presume to be a larger location off of Bogus Basin Road, and judging by the number of new faces around their shop, the extra space was sorely needed.
c308 Marketing: c308 left the familiar halls of the Hoff Building and moved into a space at 14th & Idaho, across from the WaterCooler.
Stoltz Marketing Group: After more than a decade on Main Street, above two restaurants – first Zutto, now Flatbread Community Oven – Stoltz Marketing Group is moving to the Cornerstone Building at 9th and River. Not one to mess with a trend, they’ll still be above a restaurant. This time, however, it’ll be a few floors up from Cottonwood Grille.
DaviesMoore: The most recent shop (that we know of, at least) to throw their hat into the moving ring, DaviesMoore recently signed a lease for space in the 805 Idaho Building (also known as the Boise National Bank Building), according to the listings in the Idaho Business Review. If I had to venture a guess, I’d suspect they’ll be moving by the end of the summer.
Are there others that we’ve missed?
Glaring oversight on my part — Noot Group recently moved as well – from their space on Broadway to a new location in Bown Crossing. (Thanks for the reminder James).