Tour De Smashed 2015

From our friends at the Boise Advertising Federation:

Ever wonder what the inside of DaviesMoore, Mitchell + Palmer, Foerstel, CLM or Wirestone look like? Here’s your chance to see all agencies and ride school buses again. Join us for Tour de Smashed III held on May 28th from 5pm – 11pm. Tickets are $25/person.

We’ve extended ticket sales! This is a Pre-paid event only and ticket sales will be closing on May 20th. There are 100 seats for the bus and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Wheels up on May 28th at 5pm in the parking lot of 9th and River Street (near Cottonwood Grille). Look for the yellow buses.

Drinks and snacks will be included on the buses, and please use good judgement to participate responsibly.

Tour De Smashed 2015

SOLD OUT — Second Annual Tour de Smashed

Update: Per the BAF’s Facebook page, this event is sold out.

The Boise Advertising Federation is hosting the second annual Tour de Smashed on Thursday, March 14th from 5:30 – 9:00. As with last year’s event, the Tour will make stops at a variety of different shops.

This year’s list includes:

The Tour begins on the 4th floor of 913 W. River St at Stoltz Marketing Group, and ends in the same building, on the second floor at Wirestone. Ample parking is available.

Cost is $15 and includes drinks (read: beer) on the bus. Additional details are below.

Second Annual Tour de Smashed

Job Openings at [wire] stone

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More information about each position and how to apply is available via the links above, and on [wire] stone’s Careers page on their website. Word is that new openings will soon be posted there as well, so we’d encourage anyone interested to check in there from time to time.

New Hire at SOVRN Creative

SOVRN Creative continues to grow, most recently adding Chris Beaudoin to their staff.

Prior to joining SOVRN, Chris was most recently a creative at [wire] stone, where he was responsible for animation and video production. Chris is a graduate of Boise State University with a BFA in Design.

Congratulations Chris.

Also, for those who are interested, SOVRN is still interviewing candidates for the Graphic Designer position. [UPDATE: We got word this afternoon that the position has been filled.]

Job Opening: Database Developer

Wirestone has an opening for a Database Developer in their Boise office.

From the job listing on LinkedIn:

If you’re an enthusiastic, highly motivated, technologist that can demonstrate proven architecture and development experience, opportunity knocks today.

Naturally, you possess a rock-solid foundation in coding and database technologies ranging from planning and architecting solutions to testing, deployment, as well as accurate reproduction for Web and Windows-based applications.

As our new Database Developer we’ll expect you to be a versatile team player, have excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate to customers and management. Solid presentation chops, a high degree of motivation, self-direction, commitment and integrity are also must-have skills, as are the abilities to multi-task, and demonstrate a measurable track record of strong analytical and problem solving skills.

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

Job Opening: Copywriter/Producer

Wirestone has an opening for a Producer-level Copywriter in their Boise office.  From the job description on their website:

Regardless of how you ended up on the business end of a keyboard, as our new Producer-level Copywriter, you’ll be on the front lines of brand-defining opportunities and essential to the day-to-day success of our solutions delivery teams. To be successful, come to the table with a good understanding of current business and marketing challenges, the ability to articulate a wide range of technically driven solutions, as well as the creative mental horsepower to develop concepts and strategy in a collaborative digital agency environment.


We don’t need you to be all things to all people, just be:

  • Fast and fluent in conceptual sell-in rationales, strategic copy guidance and tactical copy elements
  • Comfortable collaborating with design, motion graphics and technical teams to bring ideas to life
  • Able to meaningfully participate in conceptual and strategic brainstorming sessions
  • Skilled in communicating with peers and client contacts to ensure expectations are met
  • Adept at proper application of the client’s brand standards in project-specific situations
  • Confident managing creative and technical resources for projects-providing purpose, motivation and direction to teams of 2 to 5 people

Full details about the position can be found on Wirestone’s website.

New Hire at SOVRN Creative

SOVRN Creative has added a new face to their staff in Alex Oyler, who joined SOVRN this past summer.

Alex has a background in motion graphics, animation, music composition, sound design, and traditional graphic design.  Most recently he was with Wirestone in Boise, and has also worked at MMA Advertising in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Alex has a degree in marketing from Boise State University, and has also studied at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Congratulations Alex.

Recent Jobs Roundup

We’re long overdue for some news about job openings around the state, so here are some that we’ve come across recently:

Pre-Press Operator / Graphic Design at a commercial print shop in Boise.

Traffic Manager (Print & Web) in Boise.

Media Supervisor at Balihoo in Boise.

Tourism and Marketing Coordinator at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.

Marketing Communications Coordinator at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene.

Marketing Campaign Manager at Hewlett Packard in Boise.

Vice President of Marketing at Business Psychology Associates in Boise.

Senior Web Analyst at Wirestone in Boise.

Marketing Services Director at Micron Technology in Boise.

There are surely others out there, but this should help get you caught up.

Job Openings at Wirestone

The Boise office of Wirestone has a couple of job openings worth noting:

Senior Web Analyst:

You eat business requirements for breakfast, and can work closely with the implementation engineers to get the job done. You’re also a great communicator, and as comfortable in front of clients as you are working with cross-functional teams across the country. Self-motivated and committed, you thrive in a fast paced environment that challenges your entire skill set.

Senior .Net/WFP Developer:

You bring to the table not just rock solid .NET development skills, but also the ability to plan and architect innovative solutions. You’re also a great communicator, and are comfortable working with cross-functional teams across the country. Self-motivated and committed, you thrive in a fast paced environment that challenges your entire skill set.

There may be others out there as well.  Don’t be afraid to go find them.