New hires at Stoltz Marketing Group

Stoltz Marketing Group kicked off the new year with two new additions to their team — Adie Bartron and Mitch Kuhn:

Adie Bartron

Adie Bartron joins Stoltz as a Senior Account Manager. She previously spent the past eight years with Oliver Russell, and has worked on projects for a wide range of clients such as the Smithsonian, Nature Valley, HP, and The National Recreation and Parks Association. Adie is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in advertising.

Mitch Kuhn

Mitch Kuhn joins Stoltz as a Senior Art Director. He was most recently a visual designer at Healthwise, and also spent several years as a designer and art director at agencies in Eugene, Oregon and Boise, respectively.

Cannes Lions Viewing Party presented by NCM and BAF

This Thursday, January 24th, the Boise Advertising Federation and National CineMedia are presenting a Cannes Lions viewing party at the Northgate Reel Theatre, followed by a BAFter Hours even at The Barley Pub:

BAF Cannes Lions event

On Jan. 24th, you’re invited to a movie premier and a mixer. Scope out the best-of-the-best ads in the world on the big screen at Northgate Reel Theater. Then join us for a BAFter Hours drink and chat sesh at Barley Pub next door.

You’ll be inspired by jaw-dropping, internationally-celebrated advertising—and get a chance to meet the crew from National CineMedia, our presenting partner that’s bringing Cannes to Boise.

Win a big prize, too. Enter in to win a FREE full-sized director’s chair with YOUR NAME on it (literally embroidered in).

There’s also a $3 popcorn + soda deal during the film, and more rated-R drinks after.

When: Thu. Jan. 24th
What time: 4:30 pm for Cannes viewing | ~6 pm for BAFter Hours
Where: Northgate Reel Theater for Cannes viewing | Barley Pub for BAFter Hours
How much: $5 for BAF members, $8 for non-members

From the “Things we missed in 2018” file

While reading CLM’s 2018 reflections, something caught our eye we hadn’t noticed: Early in 2018, Brad Surkamer bought CLM back from Ivie & Associates, which had previously acquired CLM in 2015.

2018 kicked off with Brad buying back the company from the Ivie family. Our time with Ivie was good in providing new experiences and perspectives, but we are thankful for Brad’s desire to focus on CLM and our team and clients. The move breathed a new life back into CLM. We spent time contemplating and developing CLM 3.0, CLM’s strategy for the future, and with that came a new mission, vision and set of values for the company.

The return to local control and decision-making marked the next chapter for the agency, whose roots date back to 1980.

While it appears that CLM still maintains a working relationship with Ivie & Associates, this move also seems to coincide with Quad Graphics’ acquisition of Ivie in 2018.