An unidentified local ad agency has an opening for a Graphic Designer. From their job listing on Craiglist:
Looking for Experienced Graphic Designer for local ad agency.
Experience in Graphic design and its application to printing is a plus and the ability to receive and manipulate files electronically.
Full knowledge of all Adobe platforms, Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, ect.
Ability to manage several projects at one time in an urgent environment
Proven communication skills as direct client contact is sometimes required
Excellent organization, time management skills and attention to detail a must
More information about the position and how to apply can be found in the original post.
Two separate articles in the past week have both pointed to some positive news from the media side of this business:
Radio Revenues Rebound in 2Q, Auto Ads Up – via MediaPost
TV ad sales looking solid for second half – via The Hollywood Reporter
Give the articles a read and decide for yourself. Are they right? Wrong? Are you seeing things out there these days that support these theories?
The Magic Valley Advertising Federation will be hosting a presentation by Jay Longwell, President of Stratus Launch Marketing, titled “Not Every One is My Customer” on Thursday, September 9th.
From the MVAF’s event description:
Great marketing communications are nothing more than engaging people in a way that’s meaningful to them. It’s about communicating solutions, not product specs. It’s about connecting with true customer needs, not “speeds and feeds” whether it’s through words, music, or pictures or on television, radio, in print, or via the Internet.
This event will be held at the Shilo Inn in Twin Falls. Check in is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin at noon. Cost is $10 for members and $25 for non-members. RSVPs are requested by Wednesday, September 8th, and should be directed to Debbie Currier at 208-404-3528, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A quick read for a Monday morning…
Came across this post recently, and thought it was worth sharing. Given the changing nature of marketing, advertising, communications and public relations in today’s environment, I thought it was worth passing along:
The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media
Now’s the time to speak up and be heard.
No, I have no control over who the Boise Advertising Federation invites to speak at any events, but if you’ve got an opinion, now’s the time to chime in and give them some feedback.
So, who would you like to hear speak at luncheons or other events this year?
Me? I’ve got a list that includes:
John January and Tug McTighe of American Copywriter.
Sally Hogshead, Consultant, Creative Director, Author of Fascinate and Radical Careering
Luke Sullivan, Copywriter, Creative Director, Author of Hey Whipple, Squeeze This
Helen Klein Ross, Founder of Brand Fiction Factory, Voice of @BettyDraper
Robbie Vitrano, CEO and Founder of Trumpet
Iain Tait, Global Interactive Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy
Britton Taylor, Planner and Strategist at Wieden + Kennedy
This list could go on and on. But my question to you, dear reader, is this: Who would you like to see and hear from at an event?
Details are forthcoming, but in the mean time, be sure to get this on your calendar now:
Pete Wilson DesignWorks has added Ruth Fritz to their staff, as senior designer.
Ruth was most recently with Wells Fargo, focused on regional marketing for Idaho and as an independent designer through Fritz Creative Services. She is a graduate of Oregon State University, with a bachelor of fine arts.
We’re long overdue for some news about job openings around the state, so here are some that we’ve come across recently:
Pre-Press Operator / Graphic Design at a commercial print shop in Boise.
Traffic Manager (Print & Web) in Boise.
Media Supervisor at Balihoo in Boise.
Tourism and Marketing Coordinator at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.
Marketing Communications Coordinator at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene.
Marketing Campaign Manager at Hewlett Packard in Boise.
Vice President of Marketing at Business Psychology Associates in Boise.
Senior Web Analyst at Wirestone in Boise.
Marketing Services Director at Micron Technology in Boise.
There are surely others out there, but this should help get you caught up.
Billed as “The Great Street Circus of Creativity,” Curb Cup 2 is set to take place on Sunday, August 29th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. throughout downtown Boise.
Check out the information below for details on the event, as well as registration information if you’d like to be one of the performers / competitors.
David Burn over at AdPulp had a chance recently to interview Luke Sullivan, Copywriter, Author and Senior VP/Managing Group Creative Director at GSD&M in Austin, Texas.
The AdPulp Interview: Luke Sullivan
Take a few minutes and give it a read. It’s as close as you’ll get around here to having a homework assignment. Then, go back and read it again. You’ll be glad you did.