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Hey Look, the Vaughans have new titles

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.

SOLD OUT — Second Annual Tour de Smashed

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.

Second Annual Tour de Smashed

Job Opening: Director of Digital Marketing

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.

There’s a Whole Lot of Moving Going On

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.

For example:

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?

UPDATE:

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).

Recent Jobs Roundup

We’re long overdue for some news about job openings around the state, so here are some that we’ve come across recently:

Pre-Press Operator / Graphic Design at a commercial print shop in Boise.

Traffic Manager (Print & Web) in Boise.

Media Supervisor at Balihoo in Boise.

Tourism and Marketing Coordinator at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.

Marketing Communications Coordinator at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene.

Marketing Campaign Manager at Hewlett Packard in Boise.

Vice President of Marketing at Business Psychology Associates in Boise.

Senior Web Analyst at Wirestone in Boise.

Marketing Services Director at Micron Technology in Boise.

There are surely others out there, but this should help get you caught up.

New (old) Hire at Stoltz Marketing Group

A familiar face has returned to Stoltz Marketing Group.

Jill Coles has returned to Stoltz Marketing Group as Production and Media Manager.  She was previously with the agency from 2005 – 2009.

Prior to returning, she was most recently with Balihoo, and has also held marketing and planning-related positions with POWER Engineers, Eddie Bauer and Fred Meyer.  Jill is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Idaho.

Congratulations Jill.

(disclosure)

Job Openings at Balihoo and Balihoo Creative

Balihoo and Balihoo Creative in Boise have two job openings worth mentioning:

Marketing Manager:
This role is responsible for the overall representation of the Balihoo brand within our defined market segments and identifying potential new customers within those segments.  Success within the role will be measured primarily by the number of qualified leads driven into our sales team.

Project Manager:
This role is the overall task-master of the group and will be responsible for the scoping, scheduling and managing of all projects from end-to-end.  Depending on available time and skill-set, the role may expand into other areas of business that require this skill-set including software implementation with our clients.

Full details about both positions, requirements and how to apply can be found on their respective pages.

And if you do apply, be sure to tell them that you heard about the jobs here.

What Would You Do With $7 Million

Well, for our friends over at Balihoo, that answer is to “expand sales and marketing efforts as it continues to build its impressive roster of national clients.”

Or translated:

Balihoo raised $7 Million in new funding recently to “help national brands market themselves at the local level.”  It was covered elsewhere last week, but it was worth noting here as well.

The funding was led by OpenView Venture Partners, with additional contributions made by existing investors Highway 12 Ventures and Lacuna Gap Capital.

Congratulations to the team over at Balihoo, and we expect to continue to see good things coming from them.

New Leadership for BAF’s 100th Year

At the recent Three Ounces + Ice event, the Boise Advertising Federation announced their new board members for the year, which marks the BAF’s 100th Anniversary.

All the details from the BAF:

The Boise Advertising Federation (BAF) named their 2009-2010 board members to lead the advertising trade organization, effective June 1, 2009. Shane Vaughan, vice president of marketing at Balihoo, will serve as president for the BAF’s 100th anniversary year.

“I’m honored to be elected BAF president in this, the 100th anniversary year of the organization. The talent in the BAF and the Boise advertising community as a whole is stunning. We’re committed to continuing to build outstanding educational, networking and award programming for the advertising and marketing community throughout 2009-2010”, said Vaughan.

Vaughan succeeds Jason Hamilton, Fuel3 Advertising, who will now serve as chairman of the board.

Board members were voted in by the membership at the annual Past Presidents and Installation event on May 28th. Also during the event, Brian Harrison, Almost Live Productions, received the BAF member of the year award for his outstanding contributions to the organization.

Additional board members include:

Edward Moore, DaviesMoore, executive chairman of the board
John Drake, Drake Cooper, 1st vice president
David Jensen, Oliver Russell, 2nd vice president
Carolyn Sali, DaviesMoore, 3rd vice president
Madeline Rutledge, KIVI-TV, executive secretary
Jennie Myers, Drake Cooper, creative awards show chair
Laurie Asin McMichael, KTVB News Group, fundraising chair
Robbin Gibson, Drake Cooper, membership chair
Sandy Anderson, Journal Broadcast Group, creative awards show judging chair
David Noot, Noot Group, programs chair
Laura Herrick, Foerstel Design + Marketing, public service chair
Kelsey Merida, KIVI, education chair
Lindzee Frei, Stoltz Marketing Group, publicity chair
Holly Sue Kerns, Kerns Branding, government relations chair
Crissie McDowell, Stoltz Marketing Group, website chair

The Boise Advertising Federation is a non-profit volunteer trade organization made up of members in the marketing, advertising, design, web, relationship marketing, mass media and public relation industries. As the oldest trade organization in Idaho, the BAF’s primary goals are to educate and promote professional development among the membership; and guide and protect the advertising industry from unwanted legislation. The BAF offers professional development seminars, informative luncheons and industry networking events.

For BAF membership inquiries contact Robbin Gibson or visit www.boiseadfed.org/about.

Side Door Media is No More

It is now known as Balihoo Creative.

During a recent spin around agency websites, I noticed that all links formerly associated with Side Door Media are now directed to Balihoo Creative. No announcement from the company or official word on the change (that I’m aware of, at least), but it has happened nevertheless.

For those who may not be familiar, Side Door Media grew out of Balihoo, by offering a full set of agency services to those who needed more than just the media planning and buying capabilities that Balihoo offered. By all accounts they’ve stayed consistently busy since then, so perhaps this is an effort to more closely align their services with, and support, the Balihoo brand.

Anyone else have more information? Feel free to comment away.

UPDATE: Dave Yasuda, General Manager of Balihoo Creative, left a comment providing more context (and some good-natured sarcasm aimed my direction) about the name change.

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