Mercaldo on the move

Josh Mercaldo

As 2019 came to a close we got word that veteran account manager Josh Mercaldo made the move to Rizen Creative.

Josh has spent the better part of the past two decades in the agency world, first with Mediaphex, which later merged to become Wirestone (now part of Accenture Interactive), then Publicis, followed by a decade-plus with Drake Cooper, and most recently CLM.

He is a graduate of Idaho State University, and lifelong Toronto Blue Jays fan.

For your listening pleasure

So podcasts are a thing. Again.

In all reality they’ve been a thing since 2005 or so, but have made a resurgence — particularly this year — thanks to easier listening and subscription options through the likes of Spotify and others.

Regardless of where you listen, here are a handful of marketing-related podcasts you might want to try on for size:

Yeah That's Probably an AdYeah, That’s Probably an Ad

Each week, David Griner and other Adweek editors debate the highs and lows of creativity, advertising, marketing, media and technology.


The WoodshedThe Woodshed Show

Hosted by Alex Bogusky, The Woodshed hopes to demystify the creative process, empowering listeners to generate ideas that move business.


AdSquawkAdSquawk

From an “unnamed agency,” the hosts of AdSquawk talk about what it takes to advertise well in today’s media world, swap stories about weird client requests, chat design and copy, and share nuggets of insight.


Lee Clow Will Only Say This OnceLee Clow Will Only Say This Once

A limited-run podcast from Muse by Clio, host Tim Nudd sat down for a handful of conversations with Lee Clow prior to his retirement to chat about his illustrious career, the advertising industry, and much more.


The BeanCastThe BeanCast

One of the longest running marketing-related podcasts around, The BeanCast–hosted by Bob Knorpp–is a weekly roundtable discussion on the latest trends and issues affecting marketing and advertising today.


It’s Only Fucking AdvertisingIt's only fucking advertising

Aaron Starkman of Rethink interviews notable advertising figures from around the globe. And as the show so eloquently reminds us: It’s only fucking advertising!


Of course there are plenty of other podcasts out there worth listening too, but for those looking for a place to start, perhaps this can help get you going.

Open RFQ – Central District Health Marketing & Advertising

Central District Health is requesting quotes for a marketing and advertising plan to increase awareness of CDH programs and services throughout the four counties we serve and to increase the agency’s clinic client base.

Full RFQ details are available in the documents below.

Deadline to respond is Friday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Central District Health RFQ

RFQ Q&A

Central District Health Brand Platform & Guidelines

People on the move

Catching up on recent (and possibly not so recent) new hires and promotions.

Foerstel shared – via Instagram – that they’ve added Abbi Page to their team as their newest Art Director.

We also got word that Max White has been promoted to Creative Director and Jessica Holmes to Associate Creative Director over at CLM, following the departure of John Liebenthal earlier this year. Separately, they’ve also added Morgan Weber to their team as a Digital Designer.