When I was at Target, I had an awesome open Senior Copywriter position on my team but struggled to find candidates. Where were all of the great copywriter portfolios? There were plenty of sites that showcased the work of designers and art directors, but what about writers? I decided to start one myself as a side project. Since then, moderncopywriter.com has had more than 600,000 visits from 150 countries on six continents, and has become the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with great copywriters. MC now partners with schools like VCU, Creative Circus, Miami Ad School, and Chicago Portfolio School to help connect graduating copywriters with the agencies that need them.
Call me shocked, surprised, humbled, amazed, running out of adjectives and verbs. You just made my day/week/year. I stumbled onto your site; it's great. Thank you is what I should say. So thank you.
Janet Champ, Copywriter/Creative Director
Great site Jason. I love how it features writers like Janet Champ (who made a lot of us want to get into this business) as well as the talented up and comers who will one day push us all out.
Brian Tierney, Copywriter/Creative Director
A great source of burning jealousy-slash-inspiration on a regular basis.
Tim Cawley, Group Creative Director/VP, Hill Holiday
Brilliant idea. Love the site. Great to have a resource for talented writers, and fodder for ideas.
Mike Fetrow, VP/Creative Director, space150
We should all thank Jason for creating an ad blog free of gossip, innuendo and personal attacks. It’s inspiring to see how much talent there is out there.
Matt Macdonald, Copywriter/CD, JWT NY
Thank you so much for posting my work to your site. And thank you especially, for the kind words. There is so much great work collected, I am truly honored to be there.
Mike Lear, VP/ACD, The Martin Agency
Thanks again for posting my work on your site. It's a great service and nice way to check out work from all over the country/world.
David Register, Copywriter/EVP/GCD, Arnold Worldwide
It's truly rare for one creative to give another props—unless, of course, they've been shitfaced on a tropical island for three days under the pretense of judging an award show. The site is a much-needed exercise in kindness and humility that everyone should take a gander through, starting, naturally, with my work.
Greg Collins, Copywriter/CD
You are better than a headhunter. I am in the process of hiring an awesome writer, thanks to MC. When people ask me where I come up with all these great portfolios, I like to smile and look mysterious and hint at y'know ... connections. I just hope nobody checks my bookmark bar. So thank you for that.
Shanteka Sigers, Copywriter/GCD/SVP, SandersWingo
Thanks again for hosting VCU Brandcenter Week! The students LOVED seeing their work featured and your write-ups about them/their work have been so fun to read. Thanks for doing this on top of your "day job." :)
Ashley Sommardahl, Director of Student Affairs and Industry Outreach, VCU Brandcenter
You posted my work a few months back when I was living in Austin. It caught the eye of a recruiter at AKQA and well, now I'm here in SF working on Xbox. Just wanted to say thanks. Wouldn't have happened without your site. Take care man.
Ryan Carroll, Senior Copywriter, AKQA
Dude. Since you posted my site on MC, the job opportunities in Chicago have exploded. In fact, I just turned down a full-time position at an agency I would have killed to work at a month ago. Just too many options to choose from now, so I've decided to go the freelance route. That blog of yours seems to be pretty damn influential. Just thought you'd want to hear an MC success story.
Chris Yocum, Copywriter
Good to hear from you. A few weeks ago the incredible Peter Judd told me about your site and I've been meaning to drop you a line. I love it. I love your eye and generosity and open spirit. Oh, and all the inspirational work. Somehow you will be paid back -- at least in positive mojo. So nice job and thanks for including me.
Sam Pond, Copywriter/CD/Director
Nice work with your Modern Copywriter blog. Great resource. How do you find all these people? Many of them I know from here and there but it's cool to discover new talent. Especially when we are hiring.
Jim Haven, Principal/Creative Director, Creature
What a great idea to showcase all these incredible talented freelance copywriters. Many of whom will compete against me for gigs, stealing food off my table, depleting my savings account and forcing my daughters to go to vocational school. Thanks Jason.
Rich Siegel, Copywriter/Creative Director
I really enjoy your site. Such a needed change from the hate filled ad sites we've unfortunately become accustomed to. Thanks for showcasing such awesome work, if it weren't for the inspiration we get from others, advertising would just be another dead-end job.
Laurence Gega, Senior Copywriter, Berlin Cameron United NYC
You are the friggin' man. I can't thank you enough for the shout out and exposure on MC today. It's only been 21 hours and the feedback and hits to my site are already phenomenal. By the way, I absolutely love what you're doing. It's such a great resource and source of inspiration.
Dylan Meagher, Graduating Copywriter, VCU Brandcenter