Spend Drake Cooper’s money

Seriously, you can help spend Drake Cooper’s money.

Well, donate it to the Idaho Food Bank, that is.

Here’s the deal. Drake Cooper, through Ponywolf, has created Bad Company Party. As they described it, “This year we’ve gamified the annual company get together so you take the reigns and turn the booze filled, table dancing, office gossiping company party into something good for others.”

Now, for the spend Drake Cooper’s money part…

“For every share of Bad Company Party, Drake Cooper will donate $1 to the Idaho Food Bank up to a total donation of a $1000 between now and December 31st, 2014. Make sure you use the social links at the beginning of the game so your share gets counted and money goes to help those in need.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Drake Cooper has stepped up to support the Idaho Food Bank during the holidays. But this year’s effort also offers the side benefit of demonstrating Ponywolf’s capabilities too. Well played, DC, well played.

Now, go forth and play. Share. Repeat.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise is looking to add to their team — specifically, they’re looking for a Junior Developer and Digital Project Manager. From the job listings:

Junior Developer

We are looking for a Junior WordPress/PHP developer who is dedicated to their craft, writes code that they are proud of, and can hit the ground running. We need this person to write beautiful code in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products in meaningful ways. This person will be a part of a digital team that is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and deployment.


  • Write “clean”, well designed code
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow industry best practices

Digital Project Manager

We are looking for a Digital Producer/Project Manager who will take on the management of key client projects with the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope.


  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Measure project performance
  • Report to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Full details about both positions can be found in the respective links above.

Client-side job openings: Western Power Sports

Western Power Sports in Boise — one of the fastest growing wholesale distributors of aftermarket powersports parts, apparel, and accessories — is looking to grow their marketing / advertising department. They currently have two openings:

Junior Graphic Designer – Marketing
WPS is currently seeking a talented, motivated Jr. Graphic Designer with ambition to design a variety of creative projects. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic with the flexibility and focus to multi task in a fast paced creative environment. He or she will be confident with design principles, problem solving, innovative typography and possess’ clean layout skills as well as good communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Description
This is a full time entry level position that will support the marketing team in the research, concept development, design and execution of creative projects such as ads, brochures, corporate identity, packaging, presentations, promotional displays, signage, websites, etc. Applicants must demonstrate a strong attention to detail and understand design from a marketing perspective.

Social Media & Digital Assets Specialist
Plans, directs, and coordinates social media relations of organization’s brands and products; builds digital assets for online brand advertising campaigns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day execution of all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Instagram and other relevant platforms for multiple powersports brands.
  • Designs and builds digital banner assets for online advertising campaigns by working closely with lead designer and content marketing manager to ensure consistent brand message.
  • Works closely with lead graphic designer and content marketing manager to establish social media marketing and digital asset creation goals.
  • Develops and creates content strategy and content calendar; aligning both with the larger marketing strategy and objectives.
  • Composes, reviews and edits copy for social media platforms.
  • Works with colleagues throughout the company to generate social media and web content ideas.
  • Plans and oversees the organization’s promotion activities specifically linked to its social media presence, such as contests, product releases and other promotional events.
  • Studies and monitors relevant media sources, such as social media, websites/​blogs, forums, consumer and trade publications to recommend strategies that will influence opinion or promote products.
  • Prepares social media marketing activity reports.
  • Assists with websites content management when needed.

Full details about both positions and how to apply can be found on the Western Power Sports website.

So that explains the early season snow

We’re pretty sure the folks at Oliver Russell have been doing some form of a snow dance since, oh, mid-September. That’s when they announced that they were selected to lead public relations efforts for Tamarack Resort.

From their press release (that’s been sitting in the inbox for far too long):

Tamarack has been operated since 2010 by the Tamarack Municipal Association, which currently manages the ski mountain and golf course.  Several other companies operate lodging, real estate resale, and other guest amenities.  The resort is under the new ownership of New TR Acquisition Co LLC (NEWTRAC). NEWTRAC has hired Replay Resorts of Vancouver, B.C., to oversee operations at the resort.

“Oliver Russell brings creativity to our story and a longstanding commitment of investing in its community, which align well with how we intend to market and operate Tamarack Resort,” said Mariana Ishida of Replay Resorts.

Congratulations to Oliver Russell on the win.

Job Opening: Front-End Web Developer

Our friends at DaviesMoore continue to grow — and this time they’re looking to add a Front-End Web Developer to their team. From the job description on their site:

The successful candidate for this role will be someone who is dynamic and innovative in their approach to web development. We are looking for someone who can collaborate, conceptualize, build and maintain websites for a variety of clients.

At DaviesMoore, we take pride in developing a custom web experience tailored to the brand’s objectives while integrating into the overall marketing strategy seamlessly. We seek to provide our clients with engagement websites that don’t simply provide a brochure of products and services but start and continue a dialogue with its visitors.

This approach to web design and development requires someone who doesn’t just build a site to a PSD or to meet client requirements but rather someone who thinks beyond what the client says they want and what will really move the dial for their business. Knowing when it makes sense to add interactivity or unique functionality and then having the confidence to coach the client and then build it will require someone who is a self starter and constantly stays on top of trends in web design. This person will always be educating themselves as to how to create new ways of engagement via the web regardless of the device a person chooses to access it.

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