Quick spin around (somewhat) recent new hires and related news:
SOVRN recently announced that they’ve expanded into Montana, with the addition of a presence in Helena.
From their announcement and post on their Facebook page:
HELENA, Montana — After 10 years of successful business in Idaho, SOVRN Creative is expanding its operations into Montana.
In 2008, three friends left the security of a successful marketing agency and started SOVRN, an independent, design-build creative marketing company focusing on brand development and implementation over several media platforms. The agency’s targeted mission is “Have Fun, Be Different, and Deliver an Exceptional Product Every Time.”
Ten years later, the three partners are still doing what they love and are excited to open up shop in the Big Sky State. They have chosen their first Montana employee, Brian Elliott, a Helena-born entrepreneur who is an active member of the the local community and fully driven by his love for outdoor culture.
Registration is now open, and includes a barbecue following the tournament. Students planning to participate in the coming year’s National Student Advertising Competition will be on the course to raise money for their respective ad clubs, and proceeds from the tournament will benefit those clubs as well.
Registration closes October 1st. But don’t wait — space is limited. Contact Dustin Fuller with questions.
Senior account manager Josh Mercaldo moved to CLM from Drake Cooper, where he spent the past decade as an account director.
Greg Montemurro joined CLM’s creative team as a digital art director, after spending time with shops such as Foerstel, Stoltz Marketing Group, and Wire Stone.
Digital media manager Ben Adams moved to CLM from DaviesMoore, where he was most recently a senior digital marketing and media strategist.
Congratulations to all.
From the press release on their website about the expansion:
“Boise is a natural fit for Love Communications,” said Tom Love, president of Love Communications. “We have an existing client base that spreads across Idaho and we’re ready to keep growing that footprint. With a great new space in one of the most well-known buildings in Idaho, I don’t think we could have found a better place to be. And we can leave Salt Lake City and be in a meeting in Boise within two hours!”
Love Communications was founded in 1999, has a staff of approximately 40, and 2017 capitalized billings in excess of $50 million, according to their website.
We got word recently of a couple new job openings at Drake Cooper:
YOU: Strategically-minded-Art Director/Designer-rock star-type person. Highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops with mad execution skills. Comfortable living and playing in the digital world. Fluent in geek, gradient, GFX and glass half-full vernacular. Not afraid to throw ROI into a sentence, between FTW and a fist bump. Have the talent to backup a huge ego, but you don’t have one. Passionate, driven, curious, resourceful, inventive, friend, problem solver.
US: We have mad love for advertising. We have mad love for advertising. We have mad love for ADVERTISING. And we thrive on creating great work that works. We value drive, debate, breaking trail, please and thank yous, POV, and making things better than we found them. We collaborate fiercely, we play nice and drink beer together. We’re good at what we do, but we’re constantly working to get better, we embrace change, we take risks, we show up, we stay late when we need to and leave early when we can, but we don’t leave anyone hanging. We have your back. We don’t believe in the limitations of titles, we dedicate time to learn and grow. We are artists, nerds, hackers, gamers, coders, storytellers, strategists, analysts, and makers. We don’t work for Drake Cooper, we are Drake Cooper.
How good are you at bringing things to life? Do you need a castle and lots of wires and a lightning storm? Or can you pretty much do everything with a Mac? We’re looking for a killer production artist with proven experience. Someone who has mad attention to detail, and can keep their head when things in the lab don’t go as planned. Strong typographic and layout skills are a must and outstanding organizational skills are a given. Lab coat and goggles not required.
Full details about both positions, and how to apply, can be found via their respective links.
Word is that Oliver Russell has added a couple new members to their team recently. A little poking around online revealed two new additions:
Jenai Jasper, Finance Manager
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First of all, yes, that’s *actually* our new finance manager @jenainicole. Our latest blog [LINK in BIO] was not just an excuse to brag about her🏋🏼♀️but also takes a deeper look at our employee wellness policy which was recently recognized by @bcorporation. . . . . #bestfortheworld #bcorp #workplacewellness #agencylife #thisisboise #crossfitgirls #crossfit #boisecrossfit #instaarms #instafit #bestworkplace
Jenai joined Oliver Russell in May, according to her LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, she was with Idaho Timber as a Financial Analyst/Special Project Manager, and with KPMG US as a Senior Auditor before that. Jenai is a graduate of the University of Idaho.
Ashley Hollenbeck, Producer
Before joining Oliver Russell, Ashley spent the past five years at Bodybuilding.com, most recently as Ecommerce Program Manager. She’s a graduate of Linfield College.
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Welcome Kris Bloom. The newest members of the Rizen crew. Kris has been a friend of Rizen for most of its existence. Lucky to have him on our team. When he is not turning code into great web and interactive experiences, you can find him behind his guitar…and he’s damn good. Always appreciate the talents of Chad Case for the great photography. #newemployees #agencylife #helpingunderdogswin @chadcasephotovideo
(Hiring end of 2018)
SOVRN is pursuing an experienced and driven marketer to drive growth within our clients. You care about clients and are able to dig deep into their industry and business so that you can provide proactive business strategies to help them be more successful. You are as concerned with the projects being completed as you are with the ones that are merely ideas yet to be pitched. You value true client partnerships and strive to strengthen those relationships. You also keep abreast of marketing techniques and strategies so that you can be a trusted advisor to our clients in all aspects of their business.
As an account director, you’ll be responsible for maximizing the potential within a client relationship by ensuring that SOVRN delivers superior service and exceptional results on existing engagements. You will help direct the project teams working with your client and will use our knowledge and capabilities to provide guidance and suggest new ideas, approaches and tactics over the course of the client’s calendar year.
SOVRN is seeking a well-rounded marketing manager, ideally with previous experience of working in an agency or in a service-led business. We want someone who can help us help us create and implement an inbound lead-generation marketing strategy that will help us to shape our roster of future clients through networking, events, speaking, strategic partnerships, thought-leadership led content strategy, awards and creating a client experience.
Ideally, we would like to find a marketing manager with experience in some or most of the above to help us creative a wide range of marketing for our prospects and clients. We would like experience with organizing and managing a wide range of events, creating amazing clients experiences, and curating case studies and other ways to help us share authentic stories about our culture, approach and the work we create for our clients.
SOVRN is on the lookout for an organized and efficient resource. You’re an avid user of checklists, spreadsheets and calendars and are fluent in SOWs, budgets and production schedules. You are a great communicator and are able to maintain a calm attitude regardless of any challenges that may arise. Though we are seeking someone to provide a layer of organization, you will find plenty of support. The creative and technical teams will welcome you into our engaging and collaborative environment where you can expect professionalism, respect and honesty. HR will provide guidance during any scheduling conflicts and resource issues. Before long, the team will come to depend on you as much as you will depend on us.
In this role, you’ll be responsible for the internal management of our projects to ensure that milestones and deliverables are on track according to the statement of work and schedule. You will also provide bandwidth management for the project teams and keep project leads and account managers aware of potential resource bottlenecks to ensure they do not negatively affect any engagements. You will be primarily focused on the internal workings at SOVRN to maximize the team’s bandwidth.
Full details about each of these positions, and how to apply, can be found on SOVRN’s website.