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.

The interns are coming! The interns are coming!

Well, as long as they apply in time, that is.

Both Drake Cooper and DaviesMoore are currently accepting applications for their internship programs.

Drake Cooper’s Backstage Pass program is described like this:

The Backstage Pass is one of the largest advertising internships in the Northwest. Hundreds of resumes are submitted each and every year for the most competitive advertising internship in the Northwest, with only four 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 go away knowing whether advertising is your thing or if it’s time to join a Father John Misty cover 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. One thing is certain; our Backstage Pass Internship program will provide you with a line item for your growing resume that will be way stronger than “Agency Barista.”

The application deadline for this program is Friday, April 8th.

DaviesMoore’s Experience 805 program is described as such:

The Experience 805 goal is to provide a few, select interns with marketable skills, constructive feedback, a better understanding of the structure of an agency and an appreciation for what makes working in this industry so rewarding … and a paycheck.

During the 6-week program, each intern will be immersed in daily work, shadowing DM employees and working collaboratively on projects. Choose either the suits or sandals track to learn about the Intern Experience you want.

The application deadline for this program is Sunday, April 16th.

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.

Ernie Monroe calls it a career

Ernie Monroe, a fixture in the marketing and advertising industry for the past four decades, is now kicking his cowboy boots up in retirement.

Last week, Ernie officially retired from DaviesMoore, where he’s spent the last seven years, following the merger of Davies Rourke and MMG into DaviesMoore.

Before joining Davies Rourke in 1994, Ernie spent 15 years in advertising business in the Midwest, where he created and produced campaigns for national and regional consumer and business-to-business products, including food, beverage, financial services, and hospitality.

In his blog post about Ernie’s retirement, Edward Moore wrote:

…But, eight years ago, I got the opportunity to work with Ernie. I discovered something about what was inside the large artist in cowboy boots I’d met years earlier.  It turns out, Ernie is a sweetheart.

I’ve learned this through late night, heart-to-heart talks about the industry. I’ve learned this by watching his desire to do good work. I’ve learned this watching him take younger designers, illustrators, and creative directors (some who were technically his boss) under his wing to impart knowledge and advice that can only be gained through years of the hard knocks in this business. I’ve learned this by watching him dance with Mary and by listening to Mary talk about her husband. I’ve learned this by watching his eyes as he talks about his son, Ted.

Ernie is blunt, but speaks the truth. He is wickedly talented with a pencil in his hand, yet unafraid to learn the ways of the mouse. Ernie has cheated death and found true love.  He has driven fast, taken lots of chances and made a career out of what he loves. Ernie has made an impact on me and our business.

We’ll miss him around here. Congrats on your retirement.

Also, a few weeks earlier, the crew at DaviesMoore gathered to hear stories from Ernie and advice accumulated throughout his career:

Enjoy your retirement, Ernie. You’ve earned it.