Job Opening: Graphic Designer

Melaleuca in Idaho Falls has an opening for a Graphic Designer.  From the job description on Creative Hotlist:

Wanted: Graphic Designer with Warm Coat

Looking for more than a pixel pusher. Instead, a designer whose work connects with people. Stands out. Sets hooks in gray matter. Your imaginative flair is just as valuable as your deft Creative Suite skills. Your visual artistry is as developed as your ability to divine strategic documents. You get high solving marketing problems with award-worthy design solutions.

Internal agency is seeking one such designer. Our experienced, well-coordinated team (20) handles all marketing creative for this growing $900 million company. Our work gets seen. Media include catalogs, identity, ads, magazine articles, product packaging, brochures, event signage, trade show, promotional materials, and cutting edge word-of-mouth initiatives. Environment is fast-paced but rewards effort.

Full details and how to apply are available at the Creative Hotlist job listing.

Internship Opportunity: Domestic Marketing

The Idaho Department of Agriculture has an internship opportunity available to “assist in various domestic marketing activities”

From the internship description:

The mission of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s Market Development Division is “to promote Idaho’s food and agriculture industry by expanding opportunities in domestic and foreign markets fostering industry growth and profitability.” The division conducts both domestic and international marketing programs specifically targeting food and agriculture products.

The Marketing Division is currently seeking an intern to assist in various domestic marketing activities.  This internship is offered to upper level or graduates of an Idaho University and will commence on or about May 15, 2009.

Intern duties may include but not be limited to:

  • Event planning, coordination and staffing
  • Invoice generation and tracking
  • Updating publications
  • Store audits
  • Compiling distribution lists
  • General administrative tasks

Applications must be received by May 1, 2010 (sorry for the short notice).  A full description of the internship can be found in the PDF below.

Idaho Preferred Summer 2010 intern (PDF)

MVAF Event: The Business of Tourism

Magic Valley Advertising Federation

The Magic Valley Advertising Federation’s next luncheon event, The Business of Tourism, is scheduled for Thursday, May 13that the Shilo Inn in Twin Falls.  From the event’s description:

Tourism represents an over $3 billion dollar industry in Idaho. It is Idaho’s third largest industry. Blaine and Twin Falls counties reap 10% of those tourism dollars. On Thursday, May 13th at The Shilo Inn, the Magic Valley Advertising Federation will present Karen Ballard, Idaho State Tourism Director, to talk about “The Business of Tourism,” discussing its impact and affect.

Event details are below:

Date:  Thursday, May 13th
– 11:30 a.m. – Check-in
– 12:00 p.m. – Presentation by Karen Ballard
Location:  Shilo Inn, 1586 Blue Lakes Boulevard North, Twin Falls, ID‎
Cost:  Members: $10, Non-Members: $25

RSVPs should be directed to Deb Currier by Wednesday, May 12th, by telephone at 208-404-3528, or via email to

re(Mark): Boise State University Senior Portfolio Show

Boise State University’s Senior Portfolio Show is coming up this Wednesday, April 28th, at the Powerhouse Events Center.

re(Mark) - BSU Portfolio ShowFrom the event’s description on the AIGA Idaho website:

During this spring semester Students have prepared a portfolio which they going to use to enter the professional job market. Students have also participated in revising and editing their existing work. Many students have also added new work. A key component to this process is selecting an appropriate presentational format, and developing self-promotional products and strategies. And now “finally” they are sharing their finished portfolios with the professional design community.

The show is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with 5:00 – 6:00 serving as the Professionals’ Hour, and 6:00 – 9:00 open to the public.

PRSA Event: The Business Case for Public Relations

The Public Relations Society of America Idaho Chapter’s next event, The Business Case for Public Relations, is scheduled for Thursday, May 6th at Beside Bardney.  From the event description:

Join the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Idaho Chapter and Michael Cherenson, 2009 National PRSA chair and CEO, for a discussion on: The Business Case for Public Relations.

Michael Cherenson has been at the helm of a national movement to better inform of public relations’ roles and strategic value. He will be in Boise to teach communications professionals how to best present a business case for public relations to the company and/or clients they represent. Cherenson will focus on useful tools and tactics to create better understanding of the practice, application and value of PR.

Date: Thursday, May 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St., Boise, ID
Cost: $15 for members and guests / $8 for students (includes lunch)
Payable by cash or check
RSVP:  RSVP to or by phone to PRSA president Sydney Sallabanks at (208) 388-0766

2010 Rockie Awards Show Roundup

2010 Rockie AwardsFor those who may have missed it, the 2010 Rockie Awards Show was this past Saturday evening.

And for those who attended, everyone can agree that it was one of, if not the best awards shows that the Boise Advertising Federation and Idaho Advertising Federation has ever put on.  A huge congratulations goes out to Jennie Myers and the entire show committee for putting on a memorable event.  If you see any of them in the next couple of weeks, be sure to thank them for everything they put in to it.

A few highlights:

Silver Medal Award Winner Mike Sanders

Dave Cook and Asa Nims with their acoustic duet.

Jason Hamilton ribbing John Drake for his soap opera name and hair.

George Parker presenting Best of Show (and possibly inspiring a new award that may appear on this site at some point in time – stay tuned).

The after-party at the Red Room.

The Knitting Factory, packed to the gills for a sold-out awards show, with some of the most talented people in this business, all dressed to the nines.

And much, much more.

It really was a great night.

To all of the winners — Well Done.  Rather than try to list them all here, I’ll merely point you to the Rockie Awards website, where you can check out all the winners in the 2010 Rockie Awards Show Winners Book.

As I’ve said many times before, I’d put the work that comes out of the state of Idaho, and the talented folks involved in making it happen, up against anyone else in the country.  This year’s winners are yet another reflection of that.

Congratulations to all.

Impact Awards Show

Think the awards show season is over already?  Not quite.Impact Awards

Capital City Communicatorsis presenting the inaugural Impact Awards show and dinner.  The show will recognize the winners of the recent Impact Awards competition.

All the details you’ll need are below:

Date:  Friday, April 30th
– 6:00 p.m. – No host cocktails and appetizers
– 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and event
LocationEsther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th Street, Boise, ID
Cost: $25 per person.

More details about the competition are available on the CCC website.

NSAC Meet and Greet

The District XI NSAC Competition is being held in Boise this week.

On Saturday the 24th, local agencies are invited to display their work and capabilities at the Hampton Inn in BoDo from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. as part of a meet-and-greet with the NSAC student competitors.

This event will give agencies a chance to demonstrate their work to the students (think prospective employees), and give the students a chance to share their resume/portfolio with the agencies.

If your agency is interested in being a part of this meet-and-greet, contact Kelsey Merida via phone at (208) 249-4725 or by email for more details.