Open RFP: Website Development ~ User Interface & Content Management System

The Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce, Coeur d’Alene Convention & Visitor Bureau and Lake City Development Corporation have issued an RFP for “Website Development ~ User Interface & Content Management System for all three entities.

From the RFP description:

General Purpose Statement:
The three partnering organizations currently have independent web sites and are managed by a combination of resources including different content management systems (CMS). It is the interest of the partners to receive proposals that will:

  1. Create a new website for the Coeur d’Alene Convention and Visitors Bureau that will highlight the beauty and attractions of our area in a way that sparks the emotion of the visitor. It also should be robust, user friendly and be built with a search engine friendly CMS that the CVB and Chamber of Commerce staff can manage and modify. The architecture of the site should be flexible enough that future components as outlined below can easily be added or incorporated.
  2. Bring the three partnering organizations’ websites content management on to one platform or system. The CMS requirements of the three partners have many similarities while at the same time each have specific needs within a new system. These requirements are outlined below.

Proposals are due by Monday, July 26th at 5:00 p.m. local time.

Full details about the RFP, including contact information, can be found in the PDF document below.

Coeur d’Alene Chamber, CVB and LCDC RFP

Peppershock Wins Telly Award

Peppershock recently received a Bronze Telly Award for their work on behalf of the Idaho Math Initiative for the Idaho State Department of Education.Bronze Telly Award

The award, for excellence in television/cable advertising, was for the “Math Matters” television campaign, which was developed to “promote awareness about the Idaho Math Initiative and the importance of math in many common Idaho jobs.”

This year marked the 31st Annual Telly Awards, which “honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.”

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Job Opening at c308

c308 Marketing has an opening for a Developer / Programmer.  From the Craigslist job listing:

c308 Marketing, an online digital marketing firm is looking for a motivated, self-starter developer/programmer. This opportunity is for individuals looking to make an immediate impact with a growing agency services firm with a strong and diverse client roster.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Solutions planning and site architecture build-out
  • Database design and application development
  • Facilitate the implementation of interface design
  • Possible planning and development of Mobile applications as well as new media applications

Full details on the position, qualification requirements and how to apply can be found on the original job listing.

New (old) Hire at Stoltz Marketing Group

A familiar face has returned to Stoltz Marketing Group.

Jill Coles has returned to Stoltz Marketing Group as Production and Media Manager.  She was previously with the agency from 2005 – 2009.

Prior to returning, she was most recently with Balihoo, and has also held marketing and planning-related positions with POWER Engineers, Eddie Bauer and Fred Meyer.  Jill is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Idaho.

Congratulations Jill.


Watching a Career Grow

One of the unique things about being in a smaller market such as ours is the ability to follow certain people’s career growth over the years.  Sure, there are always those who come and go, move to different cities, or get out of the marketing and advertising business altogether.

But, there are also those who stay in the area, and in the business long enough to get noticed.

Nate Hanson is one of the latter.

Nate first appeared on the scene as an intern at Carew Co, and quickly became their first “official” hire.  Over the course of the next two years, Nate continued to grow his creative skills, and was a valuable member of the Carew Co team.

Recently, Nate took the next step in his career, moving from Carew Co over to Brandsmack.  It’s another step in a career started first as a student at Northwest Nazarene University, then an intern, and has since grown into a career for a talented designer.

Congratulations Nate on the move.

And a tip of the hat to the folks over at Carew Co for bragging on their staff, even when they decide to move on in their careers.

Time to Chime In

Okay folks, it’s your turn to chime in…

What have you seen lately that you liked?  That interested you?  That amused you?

What has left you scratching your head wondering why they did that? Or how?

What do you want to learn more about?

What can you do to push yourself farther?

What’s next for you?

Feel free to leave answers to any of these questions in the comments.  Let’s see where this goes.

Boise Cutters June Gathering

The June edition of the Boise Cutters is coming up on Tuesday, June 8th, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Owyhee Plaza Den.

From the event description:

Nobody Cares” and everyone should. This month we’re lucky to have Travis Swartz at the meeting to tell us about his latest project and his use of FCP in the making of. He tells us he has some behind-the-scenes footage to show so come excited, bring questions, bring a friend, and as always pillage your piggy bank for change ‘cuz the bar is open.
We have an exciting late addition to the lineup. Boisean A.J. Eaton is home from L.A. for a few weeks, and will share clips from his latest projects, including roles with the Michael Jackson film “This is It” and the Academy Awards montages!

Full details are available on the Facebook event page.