Stoltz Marketing Group in Boise recently added two new faces to its staff: Ward Duft as creative director and Bill Doty as digital media producer.
In his new role at SMG, Duft will oversee the agency’s creative team in the development of campaigns and concepts for clients in a variety of industries, including construction and building materials, insurance, healthcare, foodservice, consumer packaged goods, agribusiness, resort/travel, financial services, higher education, and more.
“Ward brings more to the table than just creative ideas,” says Ken Stoltz, president of SMG. “He delivers a unique blend of strategic insights and creativity and inspires others to do their best work. We’re all looking forward to the growth and success he will help us achieve.”
Prior to joining SMG, Duft served as creative director at Magner Sanborn, located in Spokane and Seattle, where he developed integrated campaigns for national, regional, and local clients and helped the agency earn Ad Age’s 2012 West Coast Small Agency of the Year. He’s also worked for agencies and companies in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Seattle for brands such as Eddie Bauer, Intel, Westin Hotels, Disney, Nordstrom, and Birkenstock. Duft received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and studied post baccalaureate at Duke University and Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts.
Bill Doty joins the agency as digital media producer. Prior to SMG, he worked for Turner Broadcasting for three years, writing and producing content for digital media and television. During his career he’s been a featured producer for Funny or Die, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, and Fox Network. He’s written for The Onion, Broken Newz, Yahoo!, AOL, and National Lampoon, working in markets such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and New York. Doty studied communications at Fresno State.