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…

SMG has a new SAM

Be gone, acronym soup!

Stoltz Marketing Group recently announced that they’ve added Kirstin Delp to their team as a Senior Account Manager.

Before joining Stoltz in March, Delp was most recently a Senior Strategic Account Manager with Boulder, Colorado-based Ascent360, and held a similar role with Leisure Trends Group prior to that. She is originally from Vancouver, B.C., and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia.

Tracy Hitchcock promoted to COO at Stoltz Marketing Group

Tracy Hitchcock

Stoltz Marketing Group recently announced the promotion of Tracy Hitchcock to Chief Operating Offer.

Tracy is now an executive member of the woman-owned and -led agency’s leadership team, which also includes President & CEO Jaime Ekman, Chief Creative Officer Kate Holgate, Chief Financial Officer Julie Stevens, Associate Creative Director Crissie Hoskins, and Director of Business Strategy Katherine Johnson.

Prior to joining Stoltz Marketing Group as Director of Business Development in the fall of 2019, Tracy spent four years as CEO of Boise-based nonprofit Create Common Good, and 17 years in various technical, marketing and global innovation leadership roles at the J.R. Simplot Company. She also supports many social justice and community organizations, serves on the Board of Directors for S H E (Style Her Empowered), and is a member of the Boise Police Department’s Chief’s Community Advisory Panel.

Job opening: Copywriter / Video Editor

Stoltz Marketing Group is looking for a Copywriter/Video Editor. From the job opening on LinkedIn:

The Copywriter/Video Editor role is a Boise-based role responsible for ensuring our clients’ success by contributing to projects with a variety of creative approaches. You will work with the Stoltz team to fully develop our clients’ strategic marketing initiatives and collaborate on conceptual solutions.

Partial responsibilities include:

Copywriting

  • Concept, write and collaborate with the creative and account teams to create integrated marketing campaigns (including print / digital / video / experiential).
  • Execute multiple content options with the goal of identifying what resonates with a target audience.
  • Develop and/or follow voice and tone guidelines.
  • Craft headlines, short- and long-form copy in a variety of mediums.
  • Craft user interface text, conversational UI scripts, product messaging, landing pages, emails, and digital ads.

Video

  • Participate in photo and video shoots to generate compelling visual assets for content pieces.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator. Davinci Resolve a plus.
  • Knowledge in compression rates, video and audio codecs, frame rates, standard dimensions and both digital and analogue media formats.
  • Knowledge in DSLR professional video and still cameras, lighting, and audio recording.
  • Ability to handle aspects of production from video concepts and script writing, to assisting in shooting, directing and editing.

Full details about the position, and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.