Call for Nominations: The Bullwinkles

Perhaps you’ve been to them in the past. Or you’ve heard rumor about this fabled event. But even if you haven’t experienced the drama and debauchery yet, you’ll soon have your chance:

The Bullwinkles are back.

And their call for nominations is now open. From our friends organizing this year’s Bullwinkles event:

We had a dream. A dream that someday there would be an awards ceremony celebrating the people and organizations that have somehow fallen through the cracks in the Rockies. From these fissures of the forgotten rises the most auspicious awards affair in the history of this celebrated evening: The Bullwinkles.

Nomination Needed for: Your Favorite Media Pro, AE, Back End Programmer, Admin, Rookie Sensation, and charity with the worst marketing.

Nominations are being accepted until Friday, April 13th (yes, Friday the 13th – take that for what you will). The entire nomination process is taking place on The Bullwinkles’ Facebook page, so see all of the details there.

Job Opening: Graphic Designer

An unnamed agency in Lewiston has an opening for a Graphic Designer. From the job listing on Craigslist:

Advertising agency is looking to hire an experienced, full-time graphic artist in Lewiston, ID. Qualified candidates should excel in Photoshop, Illustrator, Mac platform. Video experience in Motion, After-Effects, Final Cut Pro a plus. Must be deadline-driven, able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Responsibilities for this position will include working directly with clients, basic office management skills, and occasional field production. Qualified candidates should be able to jump right in and begin work, producing high-quality print collateral and motion graphics.

Full details and how to apply can be found here.

Client-Side Job Opening: Web Marketing Specialist

KNG in Nampa has an opening for a Web Marketing Specialist.  From the job posting on Craigslist:

Looking for a skilled, creative and self-motivated individual to help drive the company’s online marketing & e-commerce through the website and various other eMarketing vehicles in order to maximize visibility, lead generation and e-commerce revenues. Individuals who possess creative talent with a portfolio of eMarketing experience will be considered. Overall responsibilities include 3 main areas:

  • Web Design: expertise in the areas of web and graphical design, front-end development and content management & creation of email, landing pages, web banners and day to day upkeep of the online product catalog.
  • Search Engine Marketing: Manage the day-to-day paid search marketing activities across multiple search engines including the campaign planning, implementation, budget management, account performance reviews, and optimization of paid search campaigns
  • Analysis & Reporting: Prepare and review weekly and monthly performance reports and trend analysis for web conversion optimization and paid search campaigns

Job Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Web Design – Landing page creation and page enhancements incorporating graphics, banners, product displays, etc. for Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign (or equivalents) software experience are a must.
  • eMail – responsible for designing compelling emails to drive revenues. Must have experience with an email marketing tool such as ExactTarget.
  • SEM Campaign administration – strong Excel skills required. Basic knowledge of PPC platforms including Google Adwords and MSN AdCenter.

Full details and how to apply can be found here.

Job Opening: Website Developer

Clear Mind Graphics has an opening for a Website Developer. From the job posting on Craigslist:

Clear Mind Graphics is looking for a candidate that has a strong background in web site design and more importantly, website development. Someone who can monitor industry trends, technologies, and standards and be able to research, recommend, and apply new technologies as necessary.

You must have good communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with the lead designer. Especially since the candidate will be expected to work efficiently in both independent 
and collaborative situations.

Above all, I am looking for a developer who loves development and design, who has a strong work ethic, attention to detail and is responsive to deadlines.

Skill Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, and PHP
  • Digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop
  • Content Management Systems such as WordPress, and tinyMCE.
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Website marketing and social networking
  • Some experience with Adobe Flash
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.)

Considering candidates who live in the following areas:

Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Stanley, Twin Falls and possibly Boise.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Job Opening: Copywriter

Star Moose in Idaho Falls has an opening for a Copywriter. From the job listing on Craigslist:

Star Moose is looking for a creative and versatile writer interested in an entry-level position in copywriting and copy editing. Applicants will be involved in advertising and marketing campaigns, web content creation, social media management and writing client contracts and proposals. This is a unique opportunity to gain a breadth of experience and interface with many great and interesting clients.

Candidates must:

  • Have experience in media writing as demonstrated in a portfolio
  • Have a thorough understanding of grammar and style
  • Be highly skilled at researching and adapting to various audiences
  • Be self-motivated, reliable and work well in a team environment
  • Be able to work quickly, effectively and meet demanding deadlines
  • Possess excellent written, oral and communication skills
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree in communication, English, media arts, etc., or have sufficient secondary experience

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found here.

New Hire at CLM

CLM in Boise added to their staff recently. Brian Evancic joined the shop as their newest Art Director.

From the news on CLM’s website:

After growing up on the east coast, Brian Evancic relocated to the Treasure Valley and began experiencing the finer things in life (e.g. camping, hiking, grilling, fly fishing, etc.) After a short stint of employment at a nuclear power plant, Brian began honing his design, photography, and filmmaking skills. Before landing at CLM, Brian picked up a BFA from Boise State and worked for seven years in the design, marketing, and advertising industries.

Congratulations Brian.

Flagship Fight

It seems the University of Idaho Alumni Association has not taken kindly to the State Board of Education’s decision to remove the ‘flagship university’ reference from the school’s mission statement.

Judging by this recent series of print ads, the alumni association is on the offensive, and reminding the residents of Idaho why they believe that the University of Idaho is Idaho’s flagship university, and why that one word should remain in their alma mater’s mission statement.

Give the latest work a look and tell us what you think:

New Hire at SOVRN Creative

SOVRN Creative is growing once again, this time with the addition of Nicole Cahill to their staff as a graphic designer.

Nicole is a recent graduate of Boise State University, with a BFA in Design. From her bio on the SOVRN website:

Nicole comes to SOVRN fresh out of Boise State University where she recently graduated with a BFA in Design. Not only does Nicole have a great eye, but her designs always have a strategic conceptual basis. When not immersed in the world of graphic art, Nicole likes to make extravagant cakes, attend music festivals and indulge her love of candy. She also has a passion for working with adults with disabilities, a job she did all through college.

Congratulations Nicole.