Call for nominations: Silver Medal Award

The IAF Silver Medal Award is presented annually by the Idaho Advertising Federation to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advertising by advancing the industry’s standards, demonstrating creative excellence, and promoting social welfare.

Following receipt of nominations, the IAF Board of Directors selects a regional panel of Idaho judges to review nominees based on a number of criteria. Only one silver medal is awarded each year, and judges may elect not to award the Silver Medal in any given year.

The Silver Medal winner will be announced at the annual Rockie Awards Show hosted by the Idaho Advertising Federation on April 28, 2018. The recipient’s name is listed with other winners throughout the nation for presentation to the National Conference of the American Advertising Federation.

To learn more about the IAF Silver Medal Award, visit the Boise Advertising Federation website.

Please submit nominations by April 9 to:
Edward Moore, DaviesMoore

Mail nominations to:
Idaho Advertising Federation
Silver Medal Award Program
P.O. Box 2691 – Boise, ID 83701


Job opening: Digital Marketing & Media Specialist

From the DaviesMoore website:

DaviesMoore, a full-service marketing firm in Boise, is looking for a Digital Marketing & Media Specialist to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented atmosphere. The successful candidate for this role is a strategic thinker, has a knack for all things digital, and is task oriented enough to do the buying/billing/analytics in addition to digital marketing & media implementation. This person possesses a passion for the digital space and understands the many nuances that come with facilitating integrated media campaigns across paid, owned and earned media channels.

This individual will be a member of the DaviesMoore Media Team and report to the Integrated Media Director while working closely with other media team personnel. This position will also work closely with the Digital, Accounts, and Accounting teams to ensure that a variety of tasks are completed for clients across a number of different industries.

The right person for this position is able to be nimble and wear many hats, as well as fit into the agency’s established culture that promotes autonomy with results.

Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Research utilizing in-house tools as well as 3rd party data based on the needs of the Media Team.
  • Creation of Email Marketing Campaigns and Newsletters.
  • Work within multiple digital analytics platforms.
  • Understanding CMS (WordPress) platforms and completing various tasks related to data entry and content upload.
  • Create reports based on monthly/quarterly data across multiple digital platforms.
  • Work closely with the billing team to match digital orders based on approved media plans/buys to received invoices.
  • Curating Influencer lists for campaigns across a variety of social and digital channels.
  • Implement social media campaigns and monitor client social media accounts for messages & engagements.
  • Stay appraised of industry standards.
  • Research emerging digital media trends and vet opportunities for clients.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found in the job listing on their site.

AIGA Idaho Student Portfolio Review

Spotted recently:

In the spirit of competition, college Senior Graphic Design students are invited to show their portfolios to industry professionals. There is no cost, no need to rsvp, all you need to do is show up with your portfolio. Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Graphic Design students may attend and observe. Companies will be present, some with internship and job opportunities. The event will be held from 10am–2pm, Saturday, March 17th at the US Bank Building If you are in the design industry and would like to judge and critique work, there are 2-hour morning and afternoon slots available. Free lunch provided. If you are interested, check out the link in our bio. . . . . . #Idaho #GraphicDesign #AIGA #student #portfolio #design #instagood #picoftheday #Boise #PNW #Art #Professional #designfirm #jobs #internships

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Job opening: Junior Art Director

Foerstel Design is looking for a Junior Art Director to join their team. From the job listing on their website:

At Foerstel Design, being a kick-ass designer ranks number one, but caring about the environment and sustainability is also at the top of our list. We are a design and strategic marketing group located in beautiful Boise, Idaho, and we sleep better at night because we spend our days working for thoughtful clients whose products and services make the world a better place to live. We are looking to add a full-time Junior Art Director to our tribe who has bushels of positive energy and a minimum 2 years of design/production experience. A perfect candidate thinks that creativity isn’t limited to the office, embraces problem solving, and plays well with others. Packaging design experience is a plus, and fitting in with our fun, creative bunch is a must.


What you’ll do

  • Package design for retail and foodservice, from early concepting to production
  • Brand architecture, including but not limited to, establishing foundational elements, logo design, and collateral development
  • Digital/web and interactive design
  • Digital illustration
  • Digital renderings
  • Work with team to develop new creative and technical skills
  • Report directly to Creative Director to achieve desired project goals and quality creative projects
  • Assist Creative and Art Directors in new business development efforts

What you’ll need

  • Minimum 2 years design experience in an agency or design studio
  • Package design experience is highly preferred but not mandatory
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating a variety of design skills
  • Adequate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    An optimistic, can-do attitude
  • Willingness to embrace design as a discipline of co-creation
  • Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate client deadlines

Full details and how to apply can be found on their website.


A few months ago we got word that Carew Co. was on the hunt for a Relationship Manager to join their team, and recently we discovered that they found the person they were looking for in Pat Brubaker.

In their words:

He’s a whiz at client and customer management. He’s a master at agency flow and schedules. He’s able to see the big picture and develop processes that work. He figures out people’s best qualities and plays to them. And he’s a smart strategy guy.

In other words: He’s a catch.

This also reunites Brubaker and Carew Co. founder Paul Carew, who worked together at Oliver Russell in the mid-2000s.

You can read more about Carew Co’s new hire here.

Client-side job opening: Manager, Communications and Community Relations

SUEZ currently has an opening for a Manager, Communications and Community Relations in Boise. From their job description:

The Manager, Communications and Community Relations is responsible for the consistent articulation of the SUEZ mission through comprehensive internal and external communication and stakeholder programs for local operations in Idaho. Works closely with local vice president/general manager to deliver communications that align with and support both company and local operational goals. He/she is intimately familiar with water and/or wastewater operations and the industry, customer communications, employee engagement, media relations, community relations and stakeholder management.

The primary mission of the position is to support and celebrate the SUEZ brand, and promote a better understanding of SUEZ — its water-related services, objectives, programs, and commitment to excellence — to the company’s internal and external stakeholders. The holder of the position serves as the local communications leader for all business activities and as the communications subject matter expert.

The Manager, Communications and Community Relations develops strategic, comprehensive and professional communications programs that educate clients, customers, employees and other stakeholders about company objectives.

  • Develops and implements communications, community relations and external stakeholder plans with strong emphasis on local projects and initiatives that align with national and global key themes.
  • Acts as chief writer and/or editor for all local communications, including articles, press releases, editorials, technical papers, speeches/presentations and customer communications.
  • Accountable for communications performance targets, KPIs and goals established by Corporate Communications and the local business unit.
  • Manages local website, social media and digital networks, providing consistently fresh and relevant content.
  • Provides communications counsel and direction to local management. Assists professionals across the local business with writing and presentation preparation.
  • Direct the activities of the local Communications and Community Education Specialist.
  • Develops and manages the Communications budget at the local company.
  • Other activities as deemed appropriate by Corporate Communications and the local VP/General Manager.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found on their site.