Job Opening: Graphic Designer

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.

Positive News on the Media Front

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?

MVAF Event: Not Every One is My Customer

Magic Valley Advertising FederationThe 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

Who would you like to hear speak at BAF events this coming year?

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?

Recent Jobs Roundup

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.

Curb Cup 2

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.

From Our Friends at AdPulp – The Luke Sullivan Interview

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.