Saturday, September 29, 2007

BAF Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

From the Boise Advertising Federation:

The Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament - 4 person scramble & BBQ
Friday Oct. 12th 2007
Banbury Golf Course

Shotgun start @ 10 a.m. BBQ @ 2:30 p.m.$100 single entry / $375 per team of 4. Entry fee includes: green fees, two carts per team, range balls, BBQ, tee prizes, etc. Maximum of 84 entries. Register by October 3rd, 2007 at 5 p.m. (call, fax, email the entry form) to Shane Vaughan (P) 208-629-7520, (F) 208.441.6379 or email Visa, MasterCard, or check payable to the Boise Advertising Federation. Proceeds will benefit the AAF student chapters at Idaho universities.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

New Hires and Promotions

As much as I'd like to be writing about all kinds of new hires and promotions in and around the agency world, I've been out of the loop lately in that respect.

Here's why.

Most of my updates came from the "Your Business Community" of The Idaho Statesman. The only problem is, I don't get the print edition of the newspaper. I read it online. Up until a few months ago, the Business Community updates were part of the online Business section each day. But that's been a while.

So, to anyone that I may have missed writing about, congratulations on your new position, whatever it may be.

And to those who know of people that are on the move, by all means, let me know.

To the folks at The Idaho Statesman I have but one simple request -- please put the Business Community updates back into the online edition of the paper.

UPDATE: The past few days I've noticed that the Business Community updates have shown back up on the Statesman's website. Hmmm...

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Anonymous job opening - Account Manager/Executive

There's an anonymous job listing posted on craigslist in which a "well-seasoned agency" is looking for an Account Manager/Executive. This person should have 5-7 years of experience, along with the standard laundry list of requirements. Full details about the job can be found here.

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Job Opening - Managing Director

Side Door Media in Boise has an opening for a Managing Director of the agency. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day function of the business, as well as leading the overall strategic direction. Full details about this position can be found here.
(Courtesy of craigslist)

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Job Opening - PR Account Manager

Es/drake in Boise has an opening for a PR Account Manager. This person should have 5-6 years of experience, either in an agency or corporate PR role. The full job posting can be seen here.
(Courtesy of craigslist)

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Agency Addition

Here's another one that I've added to the list of agencies in Idaho.

Curious Media is, by all appearances, a three six-person shop based out of Nampa, Idaho. According to their website, their services run the gamut, from graphic design and illustration to photography and DVD development.

Know of others that should be added to the list? Let me know.

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Changes at Temel

The Temel office in Boise is typically a quiet shop. They do their work without drawing too much attention to themselves. But last night, they popped up on an alert that I received via email.

It seems that they, along with Digital Grit and Relevant Noise have merged to form Adverb Media. According to the press release, the three companies will retain their individual titles and branding, but will integrate their services, employees and clients under the direction of a single CEO.

What does that mean for the office here in Boise? Probably nothing in the short term. Eventually, I wouldn't be surprised if the name on the door changes from Temel to Adverb Media at some time down the road.

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Job Opening - Interactive Art Director

Publicis in Boise is currently searching for an Interactive Art Director, with a minimum of three years experience, Flash skills, action script/programming skills and more. This is the latest iteration of their previous art director search, and they've fine-tuned their needs a bit more.

For more details, or to apply, send your book and resume to Chris Tweedy.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Email subscriptions are fixed

I was recently alerted to the fact that the receive updates by email option for this site was not working correctly. After doing a little digging I found the problem, and it has since been corrected.

To anyone who tried to subscribe, but got an error message, my apologies. It should be working now, if you'd like to give it a shot again.

A special thanks goes out to Michele for the tip.

Moxie Java - Life is Good

So I've seen the new Moxie Java billboards around Boise lately, and I'm just not quite sure what to think of them.

I'm wondering what the folks over at Life is good think of it?

Thoughts? Opinions?

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Job Openings at Rizen Creative

Rizen Creative in Boise is not beating around the bush. The headline from their most recent Craigslist job posting: "Your current agency job sucks?"

Get beyond the headline, and you'll find that they're in the market for a few different people:

Account Executive
Account Coordinator
Graphic Designer

The full job posting can be found here.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

When the heart and soul leaves the room

Too often, in small agencies, there are one or two key people that drive the focus of an entire business. These people are the heart and soul of the business. Put another way, these people are "the agency."

Recently, though, I've noticed a number of instances where the heart and soul of the business has left the building.

Take Blueline Grassroots Marketing, for example.

Just under a month ago, one of the founders of the company, Brian Critchfield, decided it was time to leave. Blueline was, by my own observations, his baby. He, along with others, started it, and grew it from it's original group to the place that they're at today. Then, in what I'd assume was not a sudden decision, he left. He decided that it was time to move on.

Now I'm sure there are a number of reasons for this, many of which you and I will never know about. That's the case no matter when this happens. The point, however, is that in many ways, Brian was the heart and soul of Blueline. And with him gone, what's next for them?

Now, it should be noted that this is not unique to our little world here in Idaho. For those of you who follow the new media/marketing world may know, last week CC Chapman decided that it was time for him to leave Crayon, a company that he helped to create. Again, I'm sure there are a number of reasons for this decision that the casual observer will never know about, but I have to call it as I see it -- the heart and soul of that company has now left the building.

So, the question remains. When this happens where you're at, and at some point in time it will happen, what are you going to do about it? Are you in a position to replace the talent that just left the company, or are you going to have to scramble to try and pick up the slack somehow?

As always, comments, questions, blatant cries that I'm full of shit are always welcome.

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National recognition for local work

Congratulations to the folks over at Stoltz Marketing Group. In July, their pro-bono work for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho was rewarded with a national ADDY award for Public Service, TV by the American Advertising Federation. The :30 spot was created last fall, just prior to the United Way Day of Caring, and can be seen here.

Congratulations to Foerstel Design as well. Their work for Garden of Life was rewarded with a national ADDY for Publication Cover.

Salty Design Foundry also won a national ADDY for their Add Flavors local self-promotion campaign.

In the likely event that I missed recognizing someone's work, the entire list of winners can be found here.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Job Opening - Account Executive / Manager / Jack-of-all-trades

Rizen Creative in Boise has an opening for an Account Executive / Manager / Strategist / whatever you'd like to call yourself. It sounds like they're on the hunt for a specific type of person, and the job posting is meant to be somewhat vague. The full details can be found here.

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Job Opening - Business Development / Account Manager

Peppershock Media Productions in Nampa has an opening for a Business Development / Account Manager. This person will be responsible for new business development, managing existing client relationships and developing the overall marketing objectives for the agency. More details about this position can be found here.

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Anonymous job opening - Art Director

Craigslist in Boise has an anonymous job posting for an "Experienced" Art Director/Graphic Designer. Details about the job can be found here.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

We now return to regularly scheduled programming

I hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend. I know I did.

Time to dive back into the madness. More updates on the way soon.