Calling all interns! Calling all interns!

It’s that time of year again. Internship application season, that is. And here are a few of the shops currently promoting their internship programs:

116 & West: Go West Internship

Against: The Unrestricted Internship

Drake Cooper: 2022 Backstage Pass Summer Internship

Stoltz Marketing Group: Graphic Design Summer Internship

See each agency program’s link for specific details about deadlines, application details, etc.

Arrivals and departures

What can I say, I’ve seen way too many planes overhead the last few months.

There’s been a lot of movement at shops in the past several months. Here’s an undoubtedly incomplete snapshot of things we’ve seen.

At 116 & West:

In: Creative Director Kelly Knopp (who returns to the shop after a period of freelance work that included the launch of Boise OG).

Out: Adam Rosenlund, to a new role outside the agency.


At CLM:

In: Copywriter Cameron Stewart, Account Coordinator Antonio Gallegos, Video Producer Laura Munsil, Digital Media Coordinator Vanessa Almaraz, and Media Planner & Buyer Oscar Mariscal (who returns for a second stint with the agency).

Out: Joelle Alexander (to the Navy), per CLM’s Instagram post.


At Duft Watterson:

In: Account Manager Alyssa Mayer, Account Manager Mckenzie Halling, Content and Digital Manager Cody Howard, Full-Stack Developer and Software Engineer Isaac Borup, Videographer and Photographer Michael Bonocore, and Growth Strategist Jack Loop.


At Foerstel:

In: Junior Web Developer Nathan Montgomery, and Art Director Ricci Gertz, according to recent updates to Foerstel’s website.

Out: Janell Count (Happy Retirement!) and Kaylee Wells (to relocation), per Foerstel’s Instagram post.


At Reynolds + Myers:

In: Director of Partnerships Chris Blanchard.


At Stoltz Marketing Group:

In: Senior Account Manager Kirstin Delp, Senior Account Manager Genny Heikka, Account Coordinator Paige Johndrow, Senior Digital Producer Jeff Mensch, Graphic Designer Deanna Scherrer, and Graphic Designer Clara Thamke.

Out: Katherine Johnson, Jake Smith, and Kyle Fountain, to new roles outside the agency.


Again, this is certain to be an incomplete list of comings and goings. There’s always more happening just under the surface…

Job opening: Junior Integrated Media Buyer

116 & West is looking for a Junior Integrated Media Buyer to join their team. From the job description on their website:

Ideally, this candidate can work in a fast-paced, results-oriented atmosphere. (Nineties-era television show knowledge a plus.) The successful candidate for this role is also detail oriented, a strategic thinker, task oriented, possesses strong communication and negotiation skills, and has a working knowledge of Excel. We’d also love to see previous experience in a media-related field. We’d love to see experience with the Strata Media buying software, digital space (across paid, owned and earned mediums), Google AdWords and Marketing Research.

The Junior Integrated Media Buyer will have overarching ownership of the media buys, billing and executions for our clients, in addition reporting for our clients and working with internal teams and media partners. Lots of responsibility? Oh yeah. Lots of fun? Oh yeah. This role reports directly to the Director of Integrated Media and will work closely with the Client Service Team, Accounting Team, and Digital Team, as well as the rest of the integrated media department to make strategic recommendations, as well as ensure daily campaign management, reporting analysis, and optimization of all marketing and media plans and strategies.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found here.

116 & West’s Parter116 program still accepting applications

Our friends at 116 & West are still accepting applications for their 2021 Nonprofit Pro-Bono Partnership.

Each year, 116 & West partners with a nonprofit organization to to determine the best marketing solutions and strategy for their needs, and provides marketing services worth $50,000. The 2020 Partner116 program recipient was Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. Past recipients have also included Family Advocates in 2018, and Boise Rock School in 2019.

Applications for the program will be accepted through November 30, 2020. The 2021 award recipient will be announced by January 16, 2021.

Full details about the program are available on the 116 & West website.