Job Opening: PR Pro

Drake Cooper in Boise is on the hunt for a PR Pro.  Think you’ve got the chops for the job?  Here are the details:

Drake Cooper is hiring a PR Pro….
Drake Cooper has a crush on public relations. In fact, Drake Cooper loves PR in that note-writing, pull your hair on the playground, heart-doodling kind of way. If anyone out there has the same kind of feelings, let’s talk. We’re looking for someone with 2-3 years of PR loving and a degree in PR, communications or related field; someone who has experience in campaign planning, project management, and social media/digital marketing; someone who is comfortable working with clients, and can do all that with moxie. We need someone who understands that PR is exacting and continuous, who is always plugged in, and who delights in media coverage and interaction.

This job opening was originally posted via Twitter, and here’s the kicker: You may just get style points for responding via Twitter. This was a follow-up from Joanne Taylor:

Note:@DrakeCooper is hiring a PR Pro–Best creative tweet responses to this post will be weighted in your favor.

So, there you have it.  As usual, full details can be found in the original job posting.

Internship: Online Marketing Intern

Spotted recently on the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Craigslist site — Online Marketing Intern:

JEBCommerce, a Coeur d’Alene Idaho online marketing agency, is looking for a summer – winter intern. We are looking for someone to assist us in analysis and partner support and outreach for the summer and hopefully throughout the rest of the year. We are looking for someone with demonstrated knowledge and proficiency on the Net, with a good working knowledge of social networks. Ability to operate within html is a plus. Must be comfortable on the phone.

Full details about the position and contact information are available via Craigslist.

How’s the Adventure Going?

As you may remember, earlier this year Drake Cooper and North by Northwest were casting a family from the Pacific Northwest for Adventures in Living — an online reality series to be developed for the Idaho Travel Council

As it turns out, they found their family, and are just past halfway through the vacation/filming.

Among the areas that they’ve either visited or are scheduled to visit:  Boise, Banks, the greater Island Park area, Sun Valley, Ketchum, Stanley, McCall, Hells Canyon, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Wallace and Athol (Silverwood).

The full campaign is scheduled to launch in Spring 2010, complete with “Dedicated campaign website, complete with downloadable webisodes, podcasts, online maps and itineraries, e-coupons from statewide participants and communities and more.”  They’ve had some good press of the production, including coverage by the Associated Press, NPR, Idaho Mountain ExpressIdaho Business Review and more.

If you’d like to follow along with the rest of the trip, take a look at the Adventures in Living updates on Twitter

It’ll be interesting to keep an eye on the rest of this as it unfolds, and the full campaign kicks off next spring.

Job Opening: Copywriter

Found recently on the Boise CraigslistSenior Advertising Copywriter (Healthcare):

We’re looking for a seasoned advertising copywriter with strong concepting experience. Highly creative writer who partners with art directors to develop ads, sales aids, mail, brochures, websites and other multimedia projects. Innovative, strategic and articulate. History of excellence in writing materials for both professional and consumer audiences preferred. Knowledge of the healthcare industry required. Minimum 3 years’ experience at a pharmaceutical advertising agency. Part-time, full-time, freelance.

Full details and contact information can be found on the Craigslist post.

A Challenge

My challenge to you this week:

Rather than telling someone no, that their idea is bad, or some other negative response, make a conscious effort to turn it into a positive.

Do you have to tell someone no?  Okay, but also give the person asking the question something helpful—could be a recommendation on someone else they should talk to or another avenue to try.

Think an idea isn’t the greatest?  Tell them what you think could be done to make it better.

On the other side of the conversation?  You’re the one doing the asking?  Don’t settle.  Ask for more information, more feedback, or what you could do differently.

Try it.  Then let others know how it goes by leaving a comment here.

New Hire at Carew Co

Carew Co. in Boise has added Leigh Ann Dufurrena to their staff.

Leigh Ann is a graduate of Boise State University with a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations with a Minor in Visual Art. She is is on the resource council for Trey McIntyre Project and volunteers with TrICA (Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts), as well as involvement in many other events and organizations.

Congratulations Leigh Ann.

June Coffee Morning

Why? Because it has just been too long.

When?  Friday,  June 26th.  7:30ish – 9:00ish.
Of course, you’re welcome to stop by any time in between.

Yes, I know it’s been too long since we’ve done a Coffee Morning.  So let’s just go ahead and remedy that situation right now.  Pencil in the morning of Friday, June 26th for the next edition.

As usual, we’ll meet at Java in downtown Boise, corner of 6th & Main.

New Hire at Noot Group

Noot Group in Boise has added Liz Brown to their staff as a Designer.

Liz BrownLiz joins the agency from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was responsible for managing the design of the Wasatch Journal, a quarterly publication celebrating Utah’s arts, culture and outdoors. She has also worked with clients such as the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, Brighton Terrain Parks, KAB Rails, Utah Geological Survey, No More Homeless Pets in Utah, Dead Poets, Oettinger & Associates, and The Onyx Group.

Brown is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Design with a focus on Digital Imaging.

Congratulations Liz.