People on the move

Quinn Husney recently joined Drake Cooper as an Account Coordinator after spending the summer in their Backstage Pass internship program.

Also at Drake Cooper, Olivia Gonzalez joined their team as an Account Supervisor, following her move to Boise from New York City, where she spent time at Huge and TBWA\Chiat\Day NY.

Brandon Stoker joined Stoltz Marketing Group as an Art Director, following a two-year stint with Oliver Russell.

More recently at Stoltz, Tracy Hitchcock was added as Director of Business Development, following her time as CEO of Create Common Good, and with the J.R. Simplot Company prior to that.

In September, DaviesMoore added Adam Rosenlund to their team as their new Associate Creative Director.

Erick Gutierrez joined SOVRN as a Project Manager earlier this month, accordingly to an update on LinkedIn, after a year as an Account Coordinator with Stoltz Marketing Group.

So, you’re looking for a new gig

Here are a few openings that have popped up recently. In no particular order:

In addition to the Art Director position we previously noted, Foerstel is looking to add a Junior Designer to their team. And for a change of pace, they’re inviting applicants to submit their materials, and if selected, join them for what they’re calling a “VIP hiring event” with a speed dating style interview process. More details about that here.


Drake Cooper is in search of a Marketing Analyst, a Front End Developer / Designer (contract), and an Associate Producer (DC/Studio).


Stoltz Marketing Group is looking to add an Account Manager to their team, according to their recent job opening posted on LinkedIn.


Finally, Quad is after a Senior Graphic Designer to work onsite at a Boise-based client’s location.

People on the move

A quick spin around recent new hire news

Rizen Creative recently added graphic designer Jacey Arnzen as a Graphic Designer. She’s a recent graduate of the University of Idaho, with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and a minor in Art.

Stoltz Marketing Group recently added Cameron Murray to their team as a Senior Copywriter. A graduate of San Diego State University and The Book Shop School for Ads, he has worked for notable west coast agencies including Gallegos United, GS&P and 2018 Small Agency of the Year, BSSP.

At Red Sky, they’ve added recent graduate Sophia Maupin to their team.

Are there others we’ve missed? Let us know.

The cycle repeats itself

If you follow an industry long enough, you start to see the same patterns and cycles repeat themselves every so often. The ebbs and flows of staffing as clients come and go through different shops. The shouting from the rooftops PR pushes, followed by periods of radio silence.

This one is no exception.

Every decade or so, there’s another wave of new businesses that make an appearance. Call them agencies, call them creative shops — whatever label you choose to put on them, it happens like clockwork. Some survive, some thrive, and others wilt away.

Often, those new agencies are formed by senior or experienced staff from other agencies that want to be in charge of their own destiny.

A decade ago, it was the likes of Carew Co., Red Sky, Sovrn, The Agency Creative Network, and Mitchell Palmer who made their grand entrances.

And like clockwork, another chapter in this story is being written.

It started a little over year ago with Duft Watterson, whose namesakes split from Stoltz Marketing Group to hang up their own shingle. Our friends at Boise Dev recently published a piece on them.

It continued earlier this year with the launch of Against. Founded by former Drake Cooper staffers Jennie Myers and Brad Weigle, Against bills themselves as a creative company that “focuses on helping companies define their purpose and rebel against the norm.”

Collectively, Myers and Weigle have over 20 years of experience, and have worked with clients in myriad industries, from finance and technology to consumer packaged goods, real estate and much more.

In addition to launching Against, Myers and Weigle have also developed a unique certificate of innovation and design (ID:EA Certificate), offered through the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University.

Once again, the cycle repeats itself. The question remains — who else will join this latest group?

New hires at Stoltz Marketing Group

Stoltz Marketing Group kicked off the new year with two new additions to their team — Adie Bartron and Mitch Kuhn:

Adie Bartron

Adie Bartron joins Stoltz as a Senior Account Manager. She previously spent the past eight years with Oliver Russell, and has worked on projects for a wide range of clients such as the Smithsonian, Nature Valley, HP, and The National Recreation and Parks Association. Adie is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in advertising.

Mitch Kuhn

Mitch Kuhn joins Stoltz as a Senior Art Director. He was most recently a visual designer at Healthwise, and also spent several years as a designer and art director at agencies in Eugene, Oregon and Boise, respectively.