New hire and promotion at Oliver Russell

Oliver Russell recently added a new face to their team, and promoted another.

Brandon Stoker

Brandon StokerBrandon Stoker joined Oliver Russell as a graphic designer. He brings experience in app design, paper goods, branding, illustration, video editing, print design and sculpture. He’s helped clients like Yard House, Olive Garden, Scholastic, Boise State University, Corkcicle, Full Sail University, as well as a string of startups. Most recently, Brandon worked as a Junior Art Director at Push, a digital creative agency based out of Orlando, Fl. He also spent nine years at Apple, teaching customers how to use Apple products and gaining valuable insight into the mind of the American consumer.

Shawna Samuelson

Shawna SamuelsonShawna Samuelson has been promoted to Account Services Director. Previously, Shawna worked as a Senior Producer at Oliver Russell. In the new role, she will apply her 10-plus years of client experience to handling all aspects of contract execution, managing the agency’s account services team, and playing a greater role in business development. Shawna graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2006.

Drake Cooper has added to Andrew Piron’s title

Andrew PironLast month, Drake Cooper announced that Andrew Piron has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. He’ll lead Drake Cooper’s team of employees in both the Boise and Seattle offices, with responsibility for management and operations, and will report directly to the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Cooper.

Piron, who joined Drake Cooper in 2016 as COO, picks up the addition to his title from Jamie Cooper, who now serves solely as CEO. Cooper will focus on leading the agency’s vision for creativity and innovation, as well as continuing to be a key advisor and strategist for the agency’s clients.

Stoltz Marketing Group announces new leadership

Stoltz Marketing Group in Boise recently announced their leadership transition, with internal promotions to form a new executive team. That new team is comprised of:

Agency founder Ken Stoltz will remain as Chairman, and will still play an active role in the company.

Full details about the agency’s leadership transition is available here. Congratulations to all.

Comings and goings at DaviesMoore

DaviesMoore


DaviesMoore
has been going through a growth spurt as of late. Here are some of their latest hires:

Ben Adams — Digital Media Planner / Buyer

Jessca Hellwinkel — Account Services Assistant

Erin Westendorf — Accounting & Billing Assistant

Lindsey Schultz — Office Manager

Dustin Jones — Web Developer

In addition to these new hires, DaviesMoore has also had a couple of notable promotions:

Tyler LaDouceur is now Account Services Manager. He’s been with DaviesMoore since 2007, and was most recently Digital Media Planner/Buyer & Media Buyer Senior Account Executive.

Tanya Vaughan has been promoted from Vice President of Digital to Chief Digital Officer, and is now a partner in the firm.

On the goings front, Isaac Squyres is no longer with DaviesMoore. According to his LinkedIn profile he left in November and has formed Squyres Strategic Communications.

And finally, after 33 years in the business, Jeff Nielsen retired at the end of 2014.

A New Creative Director with a Familiar Face at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise announced recently that Jennie Myers has accepted the role of Creative Director.

Jennie has been with the agency for six years, and has led creative efforts for clients such as The Idaho Travel Council, CBH Homes, 44 North Vodka, Bodybuilding.com, Microsoft Office, Simplot, and The Idaho Department of Labor, among others. She also recently completed the Executive MBA program at Boise State University, serves as a board member of both the Boise Advertising Federation and AIGA Idaho, and is an adjunct professor at BSU.

You can read more about the news (and see some of the work that Jennie has played a part in) on the Drake Cooper website.

While belated, congratulations to Jennie are still in order.

The Giving Season Begins

Yesterday, Joanne Taylor of Drake Cooper posted this message as a challenge on Twitter:

challenging you guys to help round up 40 turkeys! Bring a frozen turkey to Drake Cooper this Friday am and we will take them to the foodbank

Helping out the Idaho Food Bank is a worthwhile cause, so I’ll bite. If you’d like to get involved, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Take a frozen turkey to Drake Cooper’s office, at 416 S. 8th St. in Boise on the morning of Friday, November 21st.
  2. Enjoy the coffee and donuts that they’re providing as an incentive.

Their goal is 40 turkeys, but I think this crowd can do better. 50? 60? 100? Who knows. For those of you who have wanted to see the new Drake Cooper office space, here’s a chance to do it.

And, for those who are outside of the Boise area, or can’t make it on Friday, you can still get involved (although you’ll miss out on the Friday morning treats). Just order one online by the 20th and have it delivered to them.

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DNA Helps Out the ARC

DNA Advertising in Boise, along with their client Dutch Bros. Coffee, are helping out The Arc during their 2008 Clothing Drive.

The clothing drive promotion runs from September 22nd – September 24th, from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day. Those who wish to donate “gently used” clothing during this time may do so at any Dutch Bros location, and in exchange will receive a coupon for $1.00 off any prepared drink.

And yes, while this appears to be an effort to drive traffic and drum up a little business for the local Dutch Bros. locations, I’ll give the folks at DNA some credit for trying to help out a local charity at the same time.

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