Oliver Russell recently announced the addition of Rob Osler as Managing Director.
Osler, a Boise native, has held director-level roles in brand strategy and management at both public companies and at top agencies, including Fitch and Landor Associates.
At Oliver Russell, he’ll help manage business development opportunities, as well as provide operational support. Russ Stoddard will remain involved with the strategic direction of the agency and as a senior adviser on client work as needed. The hire comes on the heels of Chad Rea joining in September as Creative Director, and as Stoddard forms a new social impact consulting venture, Humanista.
Russ Stoddard, founder and president of Oliver Russell, penned an opinion piece for The Drum a few weeks ago on “good-washing.” Give it a read here:
A call to end ‘good-washing’ in advertising
That’s the question Russ Stoddard is trying to answer as we speak.
Oliver Russell is looking for a Managing Director. And their post about the position starts like this:
How do you write a job description for your replacement?
It’s an interesting question, and a challenge, no doubt. Think you might be a good candidate? Read more about the position, and contact our friends over at Oliver Russell if you feel so inclined.
From our friends at AIGA:
Russ is the author of Rise Up, a new book about how to build a socially conscious business. He is also the founder and president of Oliver Russell, a public benefit corporation in Boise that builds brands for purpose-driven companies whose products, services or business models benefit society.
Russ is a leader in the Certified B Corporation community, a new classification of companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. He has received many industry awards for creativity, as well as for lifetime achievements in community service from the American Advertising Federation, the YMCA, and his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound.
He lives here in beautiful Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Sarah, and their standard poodle, Roux.
You can learn more on his website at russstoddard.com
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Oliver Russell founder Russ Stoddard recently celebrated the release of his new book, Rise Up—How to Build a Socially Conscious Business.
The book provides social entrepreneurs with a helpful guide and sets the stage for a powerful business trend where companies create profit for stakeholders through products, services, and business models that create social impact and public benefit alongside a financial return.
A special, early edition edition of Rise Up is now available for purchase at www.russstoddard.com. The book, which is being published by Elevate Publishing, will be released nationally in September 2017.
Read more about the book, how it came to be, and much more on either Oliver Russell’s or Russ Stoddard’s website.
Boise’s Oliver Russell has recently added a trio of new folks to their team:
Senior Art Director Crissie McDowell brings more than 10 years of award-winning experience working with clients such as Blue Cross of Idaho, Simplot Food Group, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®.
Stuart Walsh will serve as interactive developer and has nearly a decade of experience developing websites, interactive content and video games for agencies and clients including the J.R. Simplot Company and Aire rafts, among others.
Kevin Winslow is the firm’s new public relations and social media manager. Winslow comes from Idaho Power where he launched and managed the company’s social media channels. Prior to moving to Boise, he worked in Seattle as a senior social media analyst for Fortune 100 companies.
Said Russ Stoddard, founder and President of Oliver Russell, in a recent release about the new hires, “We’re really excited to expand our offerings to clients. These people know the area, they fit well with our firm, and they share our mission of furthering purpose-driven companies and causes.”
Congratulations to all.
Some notable recognition we’ve come across lately:
For those that haven’t heard, Drake Cooper was named one of Outside Magazine’s 30 Best Places to Work. Coming in at number 26, Drake Cooper joins the likes of New Belgium Brewing, Clif Bar and a host of others on the list.
In June, Russ Stoddard, founder and chief executive officer of Oliver Russell received the Service to Community Award from his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound. The Service to Community award “recognizes talents or skills in projects that improve quality of life through human service, the arts, recreation, education, or other pursuits,” and was one of four Distinguished Alumni Awards presented earlier this summer by UPS.
Oliver Russell was also named one of the top 100 advertising agencies in the United States by BtoB Magazine for the fifth year in a row.
At Saturday night’s Rockies Award Show, Russ Stoddard, Founder and President of Oliver Russell, was awarded the AAF Silver Medal from the Idaho Advertising Federation.
Russ, who founded Oliver Russell in 1991, was recognized for his tireless efforts in the marketing and advertising industry, as well as his dedication to giving back to the community through the agency’s O-pen Purse initiative. That initiative has, to date, given back over $1.2 million dollars in financial and in-kind support to deserving charities throughout the area.
Russ, in his typical laid-back style, was quick to point out that much of the success that he’s had over the years was due to the incredibly talented people that he’s had the fortune to work with over the years. He kept his speech brief, but congratulations seemed to be flowing throughout the night.
It was a well-deserved recognition, and an excellent choice by the Silver Medal Committee.