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MICHAEL ROSEN

SENIOR COPYWRITER
Hi! I’m Michael Rosen, a multiple award-winning Senior Copywriter with over 15 years experience working in
all media at agencies in San Francisco and London, as well as in-house. I hope you’ll enjoy looking at a few
examples of my work on the following pages. Contact me at rosenwriter@gmail.com or 415-695-7704.

These are the agencies I’ve worked for: And these are some of my clients:

San Francisco Bank of America
Cohn & Wells Barclays Global Investors (iShares)
Euro RSCG Blue Shield of California
Foote, Cone & Belding Direct West GE
Kessler Pacific San Francisco Zoo
Varilux
London Visa
Burnett Associates Washington Mutual Bank
Joshua (Grey Integrated) Wells Fargo
Sheard Thomson Harris Women’s Initiative
Streets Financial Working Assets Long Distance
YMCA of San Francisco
And some awards my work has won:
UK
British Direct Marketing Awards AirMiles
MIXX Awards Autodesk
Echo Awards Barclays Bank, Barclays Stockbrokers
John Caples International Finalist Cable & Wireless
Pioneer Awards Greenpeace UK
Professional Fundraising Awards Insight Investment (Royal Bank of
International Fundraising Workshop Awards Scotland)
FTSE
London Eye
Norwich & Peterborough (S&L)
Royal Mail
Zurich Bank
Working Assets Long Distance

rosenwriter@
gmail.com DM, print ads and flyers for the socially-aware telephone company. A percentage of the
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bill is forwarded to progressive causes, and the bills double as political newsletters.
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Insight Investment (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), UK

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Two print ads from a huge multimedia campaign launching and branding this stockbroking
arm of a leading UK bank. The launch coincided with the last stock market bust; much of
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our messaging addressed this directly.
iShares, from Barclays Global Investors

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iShares are exchange-traded funds, allowing professional and individual investors easy access to
precise markets. For over two years I wrote their emails and online advertising, including static
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and animated banners, as well as chunks of their website. Ask for more samples!
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everything on it.

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For nearly three years, I wrote DM, collateral, ads, banners and more for WaMu’s retail
banking, home loans and credit card divisions. I have many more samples, from all of
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these sectors, that I can send you–don’t hesitate to ask.
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Better Homes and Gardens / WaMu

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As well as writing copy for existing WaMu customers, I helped WaMu to pitch for new
credit card affinity partners. These ad concepts are part of a pitch that WaMu made for the
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proposed Better Homes and Gardens rewards credit card.
Greenpeace UK

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Greenpeace UK was probably my most rewarding client of all. Almost every mailer and ad
doubled as a piece of campaign literature. Above are sections of a mailer raising funds and
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awareness to fight the destructive trade in mahogany.
Help the Aged, UK

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Parts of two fundraising mailers. Bottom left and center raised money for Alzheimer’s Disease
research, with an endorsement from Dame Judi Dench; top and bottom right are part of a pack
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requesting funds to help isolated seniors get together with others during the holidays.
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Women’s Initiative, San Francisco

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Women’s Initiative is an admired and successful non-profit that runs training courses for women
living in poverty, helping them to start and run their own businesses. I had the privilege of writing
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many of their fundraising pieces and other collateral for more than two years.
Zurich Bank UK

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Zurich Bank aggressively marketed itself as a more rewarding alternative to Britain’s Big
Four high street banks, using ads and mailers like these. I also wrote a number of mailers
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for its insurance division.
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Fox / WaMu

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Rewards Credit Card. Media included DM and online.
Lexus Pursuits Visa card / WaMu

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WaMu’s Lexus Pursuits Visa card offered cardholders the chance to earn Lexus rewards,
including a new Lexus. Here I positioned the card as the key to your next Lexus,
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accelerating your ownership dreams.
Wells Fargo rewards credit cards

rosenwriter@
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rewards programs.
Norwich & Peterborough, UK (Savings and Loans)

rosenwriter@
gmail.com This work won our agency the business for this British S&L. A dramatic departure in look
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and tone, we focused on the benefits of the organization’s proud lack of shareholders.
San Francisco Zoo

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This was fun. Part of an invitation a few years ago to a fundraising dinner for a new
$1million “Jungle On Wheels” habitat, designed to make the wild cats feel more
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comfortable at San Francisco Zoo.
Varilux lenses

rosenwriter@
gmail.com Marketing to optometrists, the piece on the left was a striking full-page ad, while the right
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was a flyer incentivizing Varilux sales, offering entries into a drawing to win a vacation.
Blue Shield of California

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A postcard mailer for one product and part of a DM pack for another, these are two of a
number of projects I wrote for Blue Shield of California while working at Cohn & Wells in
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San Francisco.
AutoCAD, UK
rosenwriter@
gmail.com I wrote a lot of AutoCAD’s British print ads and collateral a few years ago. AutoCAD are
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world leaders in computer-aided design software for architects.
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The no-rush hour.

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The eye at night.

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See the entire city from the Eye. There’s less waiting in the evenings – and you can book online.

The London Eye, UK

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London’s most popular tourist attraction, the British Airways London Eye, carries visitors high
above the city. These billboards and online banners, some playing on the name and dodgy
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reputation of the London Underground transit system, advertised crowd-free ways to travel.
YMCA San Francisco

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Right here in San Francisco there are plenty of kids who don’t have a chance of taking
even a short vacation. This YMCA mailer asked for $57 to offer one child a place at a
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three-day YMCA summer camp.
Michael Rosen, Senior Copywriter

rosenwriter@ Give me a call at 415-695-7704, or drop me a line anytime at rosenwriter@gmail.com.
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415-695-7704 I look forward to hearing from you!