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‘Creatives Go West’ Makes Its Pitch

In August of 2012, we blurbed about four creative twentysomethings (Digitaria writer/designer Grant Spanier, account planner/former Campbell Mithun Lucky 13 intern Laura Fitzpatrick, former CM copywriter Vince Koci and filmmaker Jake Woodbridgegoing on a brief roadtrip out west “in search of inspiration — risking life, limb and Dysentery in the name of creative enlightenment.” Well, nobody got Dysentery, but more than a year later, the travelers are looking for some Kickstarter funding to help turn their 15-day roadtrip footage into a fully-produced documentary. The total cost: $30,000.

The three-minute-and-twenty-second pitch video offers a sneak peek of the journey and quite a few talking heads. The questions seem to focus on the origin of creativity, mainly about whether the American West is the most creative region in the country. As a Northeasterner, my reflexive response requires me to disagree with that idea completely, but it can’t hurt to ask. In the name of (social) science, right?

And as someone who took a cross-country roadtrip with a video camera myself, I can understand the allure of driving out west. The West Coast may not be more creative than the East Coast, or the Midwest, or wherever you live, but there are different creative approaches and mindsets out there, and exploring whatever those differences may be is an impressive creative endeavor in its own right. I’m interested to see what their finished project turns up.

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Four MPLS Creatives Decide to Head West for Inspiration

Perhaps stuck in a rut in their Twin Cities surroundings, four creative types have decided to take a trip out west, via automobile we believe, and go “in search of inspiration — risking life, limb and Dysentery in the name of creative enlightenment.”Good for them for getting the time off.

Well, we’re assuming their travels won’t be as dramatic as stated, the parties involved –Digitaria writer/designer Grant Spanier, account planner/former Campbell Mithun Lucky 13 intern Laura Fitzpatrick, former CM copywriter Vince Koci and filmmaker Jake Woodbridgewill be creating a documentary out of their adventures as they hit up various shops in cities like Portland, L.A., Las Vegas and Denver. Their goal? To find out what inspires those at the “forefront of media creativity” and in turn gain inspiration of their own. Yep, it’s a bit gimmicky, but maybe it’ll be interesting to see how the group’s two-week “finding yourself” excursion turns out. To find out more about this “Creatives Go West” project and follow their trail, go here.

Campbell Mithun Announces ‘Lucky 13 Internship’ Winners

Happy Friday the 13th, the second of three we’ll be enjoying during the last year of Earth’s existence! If you’ll recall, on Friday, January 13th, Minneapolis-based shop Campbell Mithun announced the 2012 edition of its “Lucky 13 Internship,” a contest where applicants from around the country to apply for an coveted summer internship using only 13 tweets.

From nearly 400 applicants from 33 states, 16 countries and 103 colleges/universities, Campbell Mithun has selected its winners/Twitter handles:

1. Dennis Bukowski (@DennisBukowski), art director, University of Nebraska
2. Laura Fitzpatrick (@_Lfitzpatrick_), account planning, University of Minnesota
3. Marlena Jordan-Childress (@LenaChild), media, University of Minnesota
4. Cody Levin (@CodyLevin), account planning, University of St. Thomas
5. Sofia Morales (@sofiml2), account management, University of North Carolina
6. Laura Romer (@rahrahromer), copywriter, University of Texas, Austin
7. Michael Santee (@MichaelSantee), media, Drake University
8. Amy Zhong, media, University of California – Berkeley (Amy joins the team via the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program)

Congrats to the winners, and enjoy your Minneapolis experience. Congrats is also due to Cornerstone, a local non-profit that will be receiving pro bono work from the agency as the social media winner of a cause-marketing effort that was new to the Lucky 13 Intership this year. Hear from three of the internship winners on Campbell Mithun’s blog here.