Oliver Russell adds a trio of new talent

Boise’s Oliver Russell has recently added a trio of new folks to their team:

Senior Art Director Crissie McDowell brings more than 10 years of award-winning experience working with clients such as Blue Cross of Idaho, Simplot Food Group, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®.

Stuart Walsh will serve as interactive developer and has nearly a decade of experience developing websites, interactive content and video games for agencies and clients including the J.R. Simplot Company and Aire rafts, among others.

Kevin Winslow is the firm’s new public relations and social media manager. Winslow comes from Idaho Power where he launched and managed the company’s social media channels. Prior to moving to Boise, he worked in Seattle as a senior social media analyst for Fortune 100 companies.

Said Russ Stoddard, founder and President of Oliver Russell, in a recent release about the new hires, “We’re really excited to expand our offerings to clients. These people know the area, they fit well with our firm, and they share our mission of furthering purpose-driven companies and causes.”

Congratulations to all.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise is looking for the right people to fill a few open positions:

Project Manager for Campaign Production

At Drake Cooper, the Project Manager for Campaign Production role requires an innovative mindset that is always pushing for smarter more engaging and effective solutions in all areas of the modern marketing landscape. You will need to interrogate the brief, scope the project and allocate the necessary resources and budget. Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to build strong and durable relationships with colleagues and clients is essential.


  • Lead the team through the full production process, from ideation and pre-production, through production and post.
  • Manage the coordination of on-site productions to deliver the product on brief and on budget.
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Select and negotiate all outside vendor contracts based on scope/budget/timeline/creative vision of project. Ensure proper paperwork is completed.
  • Develop on-going relationships with clients and vendors, facilitate client requests and help manage client expectations.
  • Collaborate with Brand Manager, creative team and strategists to define project strategy and scope, create budget estimates, write creative briefs, write media briefs, create production estimates, weekly job/budget tracking while ensuring that quality standards are adhered to.
  • Route creative layouts, scripts, copy decks, presentation materials, digital and media files, etc. to appropriate team members for review, proofing, revisions and approval.
  • Manage project accounting for all assigned project including developing a budget, hour tracking, reconciliation, purchase orders, invoicing and client reports.
  • Establish regular cadence of project communication and documentation.

Contract Interactive Designer/Front End Developer

We are looking for a talented Interactive Designer to create amazing user experiences. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.


  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to markup
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards

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 each of these positions, and how to apply, can be found through the links in their respective titles above.

Have you met the new BAF Board yet?

Recently, our friends at the Boise Advertising Federation sent us some information about this year’s Board of Directors:


BOISE, ID – The Boise Advertising Federation (BAF) elected its 2015/2016 Board of Directors at the organization’s annual installation of the board event in Boise, Idaho. The incoming board includes a mix of advertising agency, client side and media professionals representing 7 area advertising agencies, 3 media groups and 2 local organizations. Tyler LaDouceur (President), Lacy Wiest (1st Vice President), Andy Petersen (2nd Vice President) and Katherine Johnson (Chairman) represent the board’s leadership team.

Established in 1910, the BAF is the oldest trade organization in the state of Idaho with the purpose of educating and promoting professional development among its membership, and guiding and protecting the advertising industry from unwanted legislation. As a non-profit volunteer organization, the BAF relies on the assistance of local marketing and advertising professionals to organize annual events such as the Rockies, Get Your Think On!, and the Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament. The BAF has 118 members in Boise, and is sponsored by National CineMedia with in-kind sponsorships from ESP Printing and Hampton Inn.

The Board of Directors is represented by the following area marketing professionals:

Tyler LaDouceur, President – Oliver Russell Mitchell + Palmer
Lacy Wiest, 1st Vice President – KTVB
Andy Petersen, 2nd Vice President – Mitchell + Palmer
Jessica Moon, Rockies Judging Chair – DaviesMoore
Tracey Green, Education Chair – National CineMedia
Max White, Design Chair – CLM
Erin Trimble, Controller – Idaho Medical Association
Kallee McGrady, Events Chair – DaviesMoore
Val Koonce, Sponsorships Chair – KBOI-2
Melinda Mansfield, Web Master – DaviesMoore
Jay Bowen, Rockies Show Chair – Stoltz Marketing Group
Kendall Shew, Membership Chair – KBOI-2
Joan Cleary, Treasurer/Secretary – c308 Marketing
Katherine Johnson, Chairman – YMCA Treasure Valley
Dylan Amundson, Past Chairman – Drake Cooper

Job opening: Senior Product Designer

We came across this job opening on Craigslist recently, and while it doesn’t specifically mention the employer, we’ve got a pretty reliable source to prove that it’s legit:

You are looking to break into product design. You crave designing beautiful interactions that improve the lives of many. You had San Fransisco typeface installed on your machine, even before iOS9 was released for beta. You don’t call yourself a UI or UX designer . . . you just do what it takes to build an amazing experience.

We are an established startup, based in San Francisco, looking to build out our design team in lovely Boise, Idaho. We serve other companies with innovative ways to build their audiences and cultivate user relationships. We work tirelessly to invent products that solve real challenges.

First on our list–find the Senior Product Designer that is up to the challenge. They must know iOS, Android and web platform design, inside and out. They must have an arsenal of user research techniques. They must know how to work with developers and product owners to get to market fast. They must know how to maintain a product through it’s lifetime. This is a full-time, salaried role.

Full details and how to apply can be found in the job listing on Craigslist.