Upcoming Event – Boise Graphic Design Group / Adobe Users Group Meeting

Apologies for the short notice, but I just recently got word about this one…

The April Boise Graphic Design Group / Adobe Users Group meeting will take place this Wednesday, April 30th, in the William F. Hays Memorial Auditorium at the Boise Public Library (er, Library!) starting at 6:30 pm.

This month’s featured speaker will be Alan Gorringe.

More details about this event can be found here.
(Courtesy of Meetup).

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Anonymous PR Job Openings

An unnamed PR agency in Boise has posted a couple of job openings on Craigslist:

Account Executive with at least five years of experience in public relations, marketing, public affairs, communications or related.

Assistant Account Executive with less than five years work experience, and a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising or related field

Full details about both positions can be found here.

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Upcoming Event – Idaho Advertising Execs and the Art of Persuasion

On Tuesday, April 29th the Idaho Media Professionals organization is hosting an event focused on advertising and marketing, specifically as it relates to Idaho films (I’m assuming).

The event, titled Idaho Advertising Execs and the Art of Persuasion, will start at 5:15 at The Flicks646 Fulton St. Admission is free to IMP members, and $5 for non-members. It will feature a panel discussion with:

Rhea Allen from Peppershock Media
Russ Stoddard from Oliver Russell
David Cook from Stoltz Marketing Group

There will also be a conversation and networking opportunity on the patio following the panel with no-host bar.

More details, as well as information about other film-related events can be found on the Events page of the Idaho Film Office website.

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Job Openings at Side Door Media

A couple of these have been covered before, but there are new / updated posts on Craigslist. So, for anyone who may have missed the earlier notes, Side Door Media in Boise has a number of job openings, including:

Media Buyer with 3 to 5 years media buying experience.

Account Executive with 3 to 5 years of agency experience.

Graphic Designer with 3 to 5 years of agency experience.

Yes, there seems to be a trend in the experience level that they’re looking for. Full details about the jobs can be found my clicking on the respective links.

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Regional ADDY Award Winners

The winners of the District XI ADDY Awards have been announced, and among them are a number of Idaho agencies, including:

Advertising Industry Self-Promotion:
Silver ADDY Award:
Salty Design Foundry
Salty Design Foundry: Salty Recipe Book

Collateral Material:
Silver ADDY Awards:
Salty Design Foundry
Coeur d’Alene Farmer’s Market: Coeur d’Alene Farmer’s Market
Salty Design Foundry
Magic Geek Inc: Magic Geek Brochure
Salty Design Foundry
Center Stage: Will of Fortune

Consumer or Trade Publication:
Gold ADDY Award:
Drake Cooper
Idaho Travel Council: Sunset Magazine Spread
Silver ADDY Award:
Salty Design Foundry
Acme Climbing: Splat for Urban Climber

Elements of Advertising:
Silver ADDY Award:
Oliver Russell
ibelieveinsasquatch.com: Sasquatch Logo

Mixed Media Campaigns:
Silver ADDY Award:
Drake Cooper
Home Federal: ‘We’re There.’ Small Business Campaign

Newspaper:
Silver ADDY Award:
Drake Cooper
Home Federal: ‘We’re There.’ Newspaper Campaign

Out-Of-Home:
Silver ADDY Award:
Oliver Russell
The Record Exchange: Hitchcock Building Mural

Public Service:
Gold ADDY Award:
Drake Cooper
Idaho Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Parentland

Sales Promotion:
Silver ADDY Awards:
Blue541
Merritt Properties: Headwaters Sales Kit
Noot Group
Meriwether Ranch: Meriwether Ranch Sales Book
Range NW
Bing Bang Boom!: Bing Bang Boom! Packaging
Salty Design Foundry
Magic Geek Inc.: Jugglingstore.com Catalog

Television:
Silver ADDY Award:
I.E. Productions
Rex Rammell for U.S. Senate: Monkey Butt

Congratulations to all. The entire list of winners can be found on the District XI website. For the winners of Gold ADDY’s they now move on to the national competition. The National Awards Show and Gala is slated for June 10, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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A Little Housekeeping

It was politely brought to my attention recently that the list of Agencies in Idaho is in need of attention. It’s something that has been in the back of my head for some time now, and I know there are several additions that need to be made.

So, don’t be surprised to see a few new things pop up every now and again. If you have any suggestions, or notice something missing, by all means, send me an email.

Cre8 – the Boise State University Portfolio Show

Each spring, the soon-to-be graduating design students from Boise State University put on a portfolio show. This year’s event – Cre8 – features eight designers, and is taking place Thursday, May 1st at the Linen Building at 1402 Grove St. in Boise.

The event will also feature guest speaker Elliot Peter Earls, Head of the 2D Design Department at Cranbrook Academy.

The show is scheduled to kick of at 6:00pm.

For anyone who feels so inclined, here is a poster for the event:

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Rockies Awards – The Winners

I was able to get a copy of the entire winner’s list from the Idaho Advertising Federation’s 2008 Rockies Awards Show (thanks Carolyn). The full list is available in PDF format below.

Here are some of the highlights:

Public Service:
Gold Rockie: Drake Cooper
Idaho Teen Pregnancy “Parent Land”
Concept: Dennis Budell, Joe Quatrone
Copy: Joe Quatrone
Art Director: Dennis Budell
Productions: John Nance
Producer: North by Northwest Productions
Casting: Director: Jeff Noble

Newspaper:
Gold Rockie: Drake Cooper
Home Federal “We’re there.” Newspaper Campaign
Concept: Dennis Budell, Joe Quatrone
Copy: Joe Quatrone
Art Director: Dennis Budell
Photographer: Todd Meier

Identity Programs:
Gold Rockie: Oliver Russell
ibelieveinsasquatch.com, “Sasquatch Logo”
Concept: Jesse Huffman
Art Director: Toby Robin, Jesse Huffman
Productions: Jesse Huffman
Illustrator: Jesse Huffman

Public Relations:
Gold Rockie: Drake Cooper
Idaho Lottery, “Raffle PR”
Concept: David Workman
Copy: David Workman
Art Director: Sherie Moody-St.Clair
Photographer: David Workman
Productions: Dave Butler
Casting: Drake-Cooper

Out Of Home:
Gold Rockie: Oliver Russell
The Record Exchange, “Hitchcock Building Mural”
Concept: Toby Robin
Art Director: Toby Robin, Paul Carew, Colleen Morgan
Illustrator: Toby Robin

Interactive:
Gold Rockie: Oliver Russell
The Modern Hotel, “The Modern Hotel Website (http://www.themodernhotel.com/)”
Concept: James Rice
Copy: Russ Stoddard, Alex Davis
Art Director: Rich Clark

Elements of Advertising:
Gold Rockie: MMG
Boise City Art Commission / Valley Ride, “Bus Sculpty Illustrations”
Concept: Jason Sievers
Art Director: Jason Sievers
Productions: Jason Sievers
Illustrator: Jason Sievers

Radio:
Gold Rockie: Drake Cooper
Idaho Lottery, “10 Times the Luck / Acme Hiring”
Concept: Dennis Budell, Joe Quatrone
Copy: Joe Quatrone
Production: Dave Earnest
Producer: North by Northwest Productions

Sales Promotion:
Gold Rockie: Noot Group
Meriwether Ranch, “Meriwether Ranch Sales Book by Jack Wisdom”
Concept: Noot Group
Copy: Noot Group
Art Director: Noot Group
Productions: Noot Group
Producer: Printing Today

Advertising Industry Self Promotion:
Gold Rockie: Noot Group
“Noot Group Business Cards”
Concept: Noot Group
Copy: Noot Group
Art Director: Noot Group
Producer: Lithographics

Magazines:
Gold Rockie: Drake Cooper
Idaho Travel Council, “2007 Magazine Campaign”
Concept: Jen Myers, Joe Quatrone
Copy: Joe Quatrone
Art Director: Jen Myers, Joe Quatrone
Productions: Jen Myers

Direct Marketing:
Gold Rockie: Foerstel Design
Idaho Potato Commission, “Stress Ball Relief Campaign”
Concept: John Brenner
Copy: John Brenner
Art Director: Marie Brochier
Productions: John Brenner
Producer: Table Rock Printing

Collateral:
Gold Rockie: Foerstel Design
Blue Cross of Idaho, “Blue Cross of Idaho One to One 2006 Annual Report”
Concept: Darcy Lindberg
Copy: Courtney Ludden
Art Director: Darcy Lindberg
Photographer: Deborah Hardee, Getty Images
Productions: Darcy Lindberg
Producter: Treasure Valley Litho

Television:
Gold Rockie: I.E. Productions
Rex Rammell for US Senate, “Monkey Butt”
Concept: Gary Stewart
Copy: Gary Stewart
Photographer: Gary Stewart
Productions: Nells Chick
Casting: Monkey Business

Complete Campaign:
Gold Rockie: Drake Cooper
Home Federal, “We’re There. Small Business Campaign”
Concept: Dennis Budell, Joe Quatrone
Copy: Joe Quatrone
Art Director: Dennis Budell
Photographer: Todd Meier
Productions: D Budell, J McDannel, J Yonk, A Cash, C Connally
Contact: Lisa Hawkes

Best of Show:
Noot Group
Meriwether Ranch, “Meriwether Ranch Sales Book by Jack Wisdom”

And, as promised, here is the complete list of 2008 Idaho Advertising Federation Rockies Award Winners (PDF format).

Congratulations if you’ve read all the way to this point. About halfway through I realized that this was going to end up being a very long list. At least it only happens once a year.

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