New Cooks in the Oliver Russell kitchen

Oliver Russell has added two new — but presumably unrelated — Cooks to their staff:

Dave Cook Dave Cook joins the shop as its new Creative Director. His portfolio of work includes design, branding, advertising and interactive work for clients including Blue Cross of Idaho, the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Alcoa, Hewlett-Packard, Simplot, Lucky Bums Outdoor Gear for Kids, United Way of Treasure Valley, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Create Common Good.

On Dave joining Oliver Russell, President and Founder Russ Stoddard said “Dave’s got a creative mind and an incredibly generous spirit – he’s the perfect fit for Oliver Russell.”

Jesse CookJesse Cook has also joined Oliver Russell, and will focus his efforts on strategy and development in Oliver Russell’s digital marketing practice. Before joining the firm he was with Ocean Media in Huntington Beach, CA, where he worked as a digital media planner and buyer.

On Jesse, Russ said “Jesse has the kind of cutting-edge digital media experience you don’t usually find in Boise, a great add to our company offering.”

Congratulations to both.

2010 Rockie Awards Show Roundup

2010 Rockie AwardsFor those who may have missed it, the 2010 Rockie Awards Show was this past Saturday evening.

And for those who attended, everyone can agree that it was one of, if not the best awards shows that the Boise Advertising Federation and Idaho Advertising Federation has ever put on.  A huge congratulations goes out to Jennie Myers and the entire show committee for putting on a memorable event.  If you see any of them in the next couple of weeks, be sure to thank them for everything they put in to it.

A few highlights:

Silver Medal Award Winner Mike Sanders

Dave Cook and Asa Nims with their acoustic duet.

Jason Hamilton ribbing John Drake for his soap opera name and hair.

George Parker presenting Best of Show (and possibly inspiring a new award that may appear on this site at some point in time – stay tuned).

The after-party at the Red Room.

The Knitting Factory, packed to the gills for a sold-out awards show, with some of the most talented people in this business, all dressed to the nines.

And much, much more.

It really was a great night.

To all of the winners — Well Done.  Rather than try to list them all here, I’ll merely point you to the Rockie Awards website, where you can check out all the winners in the 2010 Rockie Awards Show Winners Book.

As I’ve said many times before, I’d put the work that comes out of the state of Idaho, and the talented folks involved in making it happen, up against anyone else in the country.  This year’s winners are yet another reflection of that.

Congratulations to all.