Tuesday, May 27, 2008

To Our Friends Up North...

...at Hanna & Associates in Coeur d'Alene.

Hopefully the flooding hasn't done much more than make for a soggy parking lot over the long weekend.

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Job Opening - Account Manager

Drake Cooper in Boise has an opening for an Account Manager.

Although the job description is trying a little too hard to be clever, it appears that they're looking for someone who is able to do a little bit of everything - from account management to strategy to making sense of all that is changing in the marketing and advertising world. Simple, huh?

Full details about the job can be found here.
(Courtesy of Craigslist)

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Job Opening - Motion Graphics Artist

Wirestone in Boise has an opening for a Motion Graphics Artist. This person should have experience with, and a solid working knowledge of the standard tools of the trade, including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator).

Full details about this position can be found here.
(Courtesy of TalentZoo)

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Job Opening - Programmer

Zeta Interactive in Boise (formerly Temel) has an opening for a Programmer. This person will develop the back end components of web-based projects and applications, and should have experience in the standard laundry-list of languages, applications, etc.

Full details about this position can be found here.
(Courtesy of Craigslist)

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Job Opening - Designer

Zeta Interactive in Boise (known as Temel in another life) has an opening for a Designer. The candidate should have 2 - 5 years of experience, and be able to work on both online and offline mediums.

Full details about the position can be found here.
(Courtesy of Craigslist)

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Job Opening - Brand Ambassador

Drake Cooper in Boise has an opening for a Brand Ambassador. This is the first person that someone sees when they visit the agency, and the last one they see on their way out.

From the job description on the Drake Cooper website:

The Brand Ambassador single-handedly directs front desk operations – greeting clients in person or on the phone, from CEOs to interns with a warm welcoming persona and brilliant charm. This is a great job for someone wanting to launch a famous career in advertising, PR, online or offline marketing or the like.
Full details about the position are available here.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Magic Valley Ad Fed Luncheon

The next Magic Valley Advertising Federation's monthly luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 12th, at the Shilo Inn in Twin Falls.

The guest speaker at this event will be Rob Spear, Athletic Director at the University of Idaho. Rob will be talking about strategic positioning utilizing PEAC Performance, and how to position an organization to meet the competitive demands in any industry.

Costs are $10 for members, $15 for member guests and $25 for non-members. As an added bonus, however, any U of I alumni who are not members of the Magic Valley Ad Fed will receive the member guest price. RSVPs are due by June 11th to Melissa Crane at 208-308-0488 or via email.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

REMINDER: May BAF Luncheon

Just a quick reminder that the Three Courses + Cake luncheon from the Boise Advertising Federation is this Thursday, May 22nd.

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Idaho's AIGA Chapter is Official

Earlier this month, the Idaho Chapter of the AIGA was recognized as an official chapter by the powers that be in New York. It is the organization's 60th chapter, and by all accounts is going to be a very active organization.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this happen.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

REMINDER: PRSA Lunch Event

As a reminder, the PRSA Idaho Chapter's lunch event - Moving Beyond Traditional Media - is coming up on Monday, May 19th.

RSVPs are due by this Friday, May 16th.

Congratulations to Cassie Hoots

Who is Cassie Hoots, you ask? Well, she's a student at Atlas Elementary School in Hayden Idaho.

She's also a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google competition. More specifically, her drawing is the finalist from Region 9, in the K-3 category. You can view her drawing, as well as all of the other finalists, on the Doodle 4 Google Vote page.

The goal of the competition was to doodle around the theme "What if...?" There were over 16,000 entries from across the country, including Cassie's.

The winning drawing will be used as a replacement for the standard logo on the Google homepage on May 22, 2008.

Creativity starts early. Nurture it whenever/whenever/however possible.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Job Opening - Copywriter

I ran across an anonymous job listing on the Boise Craigslist for an Ad Agency Copywriter. The job appears to be available as either a freelance or a full time position, depending on the person.

While the job post does not say who this position is with, a quick search and spin around the web should provide some insight.

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Upcoming Event - Three Courses + Cake BAF Luncheon

The Boise Advertising Federation's Three Courses + Cake monthly luncheon is still going strong. The next event is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

This month's guest speaker is Del Bracht, Management Supervisor at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

This luncheon will once again be held at The Linen Building, at 14th and Grove in Downtown Boise. More details about this luncheon can be found here.

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Job Opening - Web Developer

Drake Cooper in Boise has an opening for a Web Developer with CSS, HTML, Javascript, Flash experience and more. Full details about this position can be found here.
(Courtesy of craigslist)

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Upcoming Event - Moving Beyond Traditional Media

The Public Relations Society of America - Idaho Chapter has an event coming up on Monday, May 19th:

Moving Beyond Traditional Media - How to Get There and Prove Results.

Among the scheduled speakers at the event are:

Zachary HyderFleishman-Hillard, Managing Partner and Senior Digital Strategist
Vicki GowlerIdaho Statesman, Editor and Vice President
Jill KuraitisNewWest.Net, Idaho Publisher and Editor

The event will be from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm at 999 Main St. in Boise. Room number is TBD. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. RSVPs are due to Robbie Johnson (208.387.6228) by Friday, May 16th.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

A new website for the Boise Advertising Federation

Yes, I've nagged about it in the past. Here, here, and of course here, just to name a few.

But the Boise Advertising Federation finally has a new website up and running, with a great deal more content that has been on the site for the past couple of years (not hard to do, but hey, I'm trying to be nice here). It even has some familiar headlines on the homepage.

The BAF site was developed by the crew over at Drake Cooper, and they deserve some recognition for the time and effort that they put into it.

If you haven't already, check out the new site: http://www.boiseadfed.org/. Of course, comments about the site are welcome here, as long as they stay somewhat on topic...

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

REMINDER - Coffee Morning

Just a reminder that the next Coffee Morning is scheduled for this Friday, May 9th. at Java in downtown Boise.

All are welcome to attend.

UPDATE: I'll have to duck out around 8:30, but anyone else in attendance is welcome to stay as long as schedules allow.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

New Agency Addition - Red Sky Public Relations

Okay, so I'm horribly behind on this one. Happens to the best of us...

Red Sky Public Relations is a recent addition to the marketing and communications world here in Idaho, but they come packing a pretty big punch. Red Sky was founded by Stephanie Worrell, formerly of Worrell Communications, Jessica Flynn, previously Communications Manager at Tamarack Resort, and Alicia Ritter, formerly Director of Fundraising Initiatives at Boise State University.

The firm also started with Catie Wardwell as an Account Executive and Robert Deen as an investor and advisor.

Red Sky PR started off with a bang, opening their doors with clients such as Supervalu/Albertsons, Tamarack Resort, College of Western Idaho and more. On the interactive front, they also publish the PR Musings Weblog.

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New hire at Noot Group

Noot Group in Boise has added to their staff again. Diana Riggs has joined the agency as a Copywriter. Diana joins Noot Group after moving from Chicago, where she worked most recently for two x four.

Congratulations Diana.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Coffee Morning in Boise

And this time, with a few extra days notice...

The next Coffee Morning in Boise is scheduled for Friday, May 9th, from 7:30 am-ish until 9:00 am-ish. Once again, we'll take up some space at Java, at the corner of 6th and Main in downtown Boise.

For those who may need a refresher, Coffee Morning is a loosely organized gathering, where people come together for coffee and conversation. There's no agendas, no presentations - just an opportunity for people to chat, share ideas, and learn from one another.

As always, everyone is welcome to stop by, enjoy a beverage, and some conversation with others.

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How to see the award-winning work

One of the most frequent comments I've heard since the Rockies Awards Show, and several others, is 'where can I see the work'? Given the fact that the American Advertising Federation has changed its submission guidelines and no longer requires entries to be mounted for display, that poses a new challenge.

The Austin Advertising Federation came up with a solution for The Austin Show, and I have to say - I like it. They created a program for the event which featured the winners' work, as well as the respective credits. Not only was the program available at the show, but it can also be viewed online, as a PDF.

To the folks at the Austin Advertising Federation I say "well done."

Think something like this could happen locally?

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