Expanding footprint

SOVRN recently announced that they’ve expanded into Montana, with the addition of a presence in Helena.

From their announcement and post on their Facebook page:

HELENA, Montana — After 10 years of successful business in Idaho, SOVRN Creative is expanding its operations into Montana. 

In 2008, three friends left the security of a successful marketing agency and started SOVRN, an independent, design-build creative marketing company focusing on brand development and implementation over several media platforms. The agency’s targeted mission is “Have Fun, Be Different, and Deliver an Exceptional Product Every Time.”

Ten years later, the three partners are still doing what they love and are excited to open up shop in the Big Sky State. They have chosen their first Montana employee, Brian Elliott, a Helena-born entrepreneur who is an active member of the the local community and fully driven by his love for outdoor culture.

Milestones

A handful of shops have celebrated notable milestones recently, including…

10 Years

Red Sky and SOVRN both marked 10 years in business earlier this year.

Red Sky chronicled their past decade in this infographic.

While SOVRN celebrated their anniversary with a block party that included a $10K giveaway.

20 Years

DaviesMoore recently crossed the 20 year mark, and chronicled the journey here – 20 Years on the AgenSea, and with this video.

40 Years

Not to be left out, Drake Cooper — the elder statesman of the group — celebrated their 40th anniversary with an event at Cinder Wines.

Congratulations to all on the milestones.

Job opening: Copywriter

SOVRN in Boise is looking to add a Copywriter to their team. From the job description on their website:

First and foremost, you should be able to write. Headlines, content, storylines, fun stuff—not technical stuff. Coming in a close second is that you need to be able to come up with ideas and concepts. We have a team that can bring just about any idea to life, but we want another great creative mind to add ideas, opinions, perspective and experience. You need to be confident enough to present any idea to the team and take constructive feedback without feeling it’s a personal attack.

Things you better be if you apply:
– Born to write irresistible prose
– Able to take feedback without taking your soccer ball home
– Flexible without being a pushover
– Self-driven, motivated & confident
– More effective as part of a team
– Nice

Things that don’t make the cut:
– Flakiness
– Negativity
– Arrogance

Full details and how to apply can be found on their site.

New hire at SOVRN

From our friends over at SOVRN:

Chris BeckerSOVRN continues to grow and expand its capabilities with the recent addition of Chris Becker as Art Director and Designer. Chris joins the team of in-house creative and strategic brand builders with responsibilities in identity development, brand management and digital user experience design.

Chris has always felt the world could be a more beautiful place. This drew him to the graphic design field at an early age and then motivated him to earn two different arts degrees – first from North Idaho College, and later Boise State University. Now, this creative problem solver is applying his clean, modern aesthetic to diverse assignments in marketing and audience engagement for SOVRN clients.

Becker’s strong background in mass communication and passion for public art drive him to create simple yet compelling brand identity concepts and educational materials. His highly conceptual yet functional approach to digital media including website user experience, result in intuitively elegant online materials.

Learn more about Chris here.

New hire at SOVRN

SOVRN in Boise continues to grow, most recently with the addition of Chris Phillips, who will focus on video, motion graphics and storytelling.

From our friends at SOVRN:

Chris arrived at SOVRN with an already impressive decade-plus career as a director, editor and animator. UK born and educated, Chris has worked extensively for Viacom and the MTV Networks where his credits include launching a digital channel for MTV and directing over 20 major label music videos for broadcast.

As an avid technologist, especially where it involves the integration of video, motion graphics and storytelling, Chris fits in well here at SOVRN and expands our capabilities in the visual branding and content development areas.

Outside the office, Chris is a passionate recreational photographer interested in capturing candid moments that get overlooked in the rush of modern life.