New Hires and Promotions at Hanna & Associates

Hanna & Associates in Coeur d’Alene has promoted two staff members and added a new face to their office recently.

From the announcement in the North Idaho Business Journal:

Sheila Beaudry has been promoted to Vice President, Comptroller. She has been overseeing the company’s accounting staff and financial operations.

Also promoted was Susan Park to Director of IT Services. Her new position now includes supervising interactive programming development in addition to in-house technology management.

Finally, Ryan Johnson has been hired as Interactive Producer to join Hanna’s Interactive Communications department.  He will be responsible for creating web advertising, websites, cell phone messaging, mobile TV, gaming programs and other new media options.  A 2008 University of Idaho graduate, Johnson previously served as an IT specialist at Innercept, a therapeutic boarding school specializing in programs for young adults.

Congratulations to all.

New Hires at Peppershock

Peppershock Media Productions has added two new faces to their staff:

Janine Nirei has joined Peppershock as their “Air Traffic Controller” a.k.a. Marketing Assistant.  Prior to relocating to Idaho, Janine was an Account Executive at Laird Christianson Advertising in Hawaii.

Jana Jeffery has also joined Peppershock, working in the Business Development and Project Management space.  Jana is currently working on a contract-basis, and her success will be determined as part of a nine-week “Sizzle or Fizzle” evaluation taking place online, at, and the accompanying Facebook page and Twitter profile.

Congratulations to both.

Incidentally, it’s worth noting that both of these folks were listed on the Available Talent page of the Idaho Ad Agencies site.  For agencies and other businesses looking for talent, this is a good place to start your search.  For individuals who are on the job hunt, make sure that you’ve got your information to us — you never know who might be looking for talent.

New Hire at SOVRN Creative

SOVRN Creative has added a new face to their staff in Alex Oyler, who joined SOVRN this past summer.

Alex has a background in motion graphics, animation, music composition, sound design, and traditional graphic design.  Most recently he was with Wirestone in Boise, and has also worked at MMA Advertising in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Alex has a degree in marketing from Boise State University, and has also studied at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Congratulations Alex.

Last Call: BAF Golf Tournament Registration

For those who have not yet done so, today is the last day to register for the Boise Advertising Federation’s Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament.

You can register online and find more information here:

For any questions or to request more information, contact Marcie at or

New Hires at Red Sky Public Relations

Red Sky Public Relations continues to grow. Most recently, they’ve added two new faces to their staff:

Anna Gamel, Assistant Account Executive:
Anna is a graduate of the University of Idaho, who was most recently with a privately-funded startup company in Portland, Oregon. There she coordinated large-scale public relations, branding and marketing strategies in order to launch the company’s stealth-mode ideas into a global market.

At the University of Idaho Anna received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. At Red Sky she’ll be working with the agency’s regional and national consumer, retail and technology clients.

Ben Rosenthal, Account Coordinator:
Ben is Red Sky’s newest addition, joining the firm in September, 2010. He is a graduate of Boise State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Most recently, Ben worked as a remote broadcast technician and traffic assistant at Journal Broadcast Group, where he was part of a team responsible for executing advertising events for a wide variety of local businesses.

At Red Sky, Ben will provide tactical support to a broad range of Idaho clients, primarily focused on public involvement/education, economic development, real estate and cause marketing.

Congratulations to both.

CCC Event: Has social media changed the media pitch? Tips and tricks to get your story told.

For their September event, Capital City Communicators is presenting: Has social media changed the media pitch? Tips and tricks to get your story told.

The following panelists are scheduled as part of the event:

The event will be held in the Boiler Room at Bardenay in downtown Boise from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members.

RSVPs and questions about the event should be directed to Michelle Hicks.