Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who Wants A Job?

If you think you have the right stuff for this job, send your resume. Wimps need not apply.

Assistant to President
Send resume to: jobs@calzone.com

• Assist President with all client and business operations
• Handle day-to-day activities for assigned clients
• Become familiar with products and markets in which assigned clients operate
• Prepare marketing communication plans for clients
• Brief support staff and suppliers on requirements of projects
• Provide creative direction to copywriters and art directors
• Oversee execution of approved programs
• Identify new business opportunities from existing clients
• Budget control
• Preliminary approval of billing to clients
• Represent agency at industry functions
• Provide President with overview of clients’ current activities
• Obtain approval of President of all creative work at appropriate stages
• Maintain written records of all client work
• Provide media & public relations for client
• Track media efforts for the client to determine the most effective strategies
• Manage all aspects of client jobs at appropriate stages

Skills required:

• Excellent organizational skills
• Detail-oriented
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must meet deadlines
• Great stewardship of finances
• Excellent writing and communications skills
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Programs
• Must be proficient with the Internet and digital technology
• Willingness to work nights and weekends when needed
• Event planning and production skills
• Excellent people skills
• Ability work with other team players
• Ability to “think out of the box”
• Ability to produce results with minimal supervision
• Willingness to take on tasks as assigned
• Willingness to go the “extra-mile”
• Ability to multi-task
• Great work ethic

Monday, July 28, 2008

Nottoway Kennels Website

The new website for Nottoway Kennels is now up and running!

Visit www.nottowaykennels.com

Sunday, July 27, 2008

We just needed another outlet to talk about our work at Calzone. We're an advertising, creative and media shop based in Louisiana. The creative class is thriving here.

So how did it all end up?

For a sneak peak at Nottoway Kennels go to:

So far, the client loves it. We're doing some final tweaks before it goes live.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How it all starts.

We've been doing this advertising and media game for a long time. We've been doing a lot of social media for our clients and decided it was time for us to have some fun on our own. You can see our work at calzone.com and know that we've been through a lot of evolution and revolution over time. It would just take way too much time to go into it all, but I'm sure some of it will come out as this dialogue progress.

The project I have on display here all started with my friend who loves dogs. She wanted a website and needed a logo. The Art Director immediately recommended "I Heart Dogs!" and we laughed. Then we (well, he) got to work.

There are 6 people in the family: mom, dad, 2 girls and 2 boys. Then there are the dogs, the other family member. It's a house and a home and the dogs are in their home, the kennel.

Get it? 7 stars for each of the family members! And, don't you think the "nk" with the "n" reversed looks like a home with a chimney?