Trumpet Rising

Adweek: Nearly six weeks after evacuating New Orleans to escape Hurricane Katrina, the Trumpet advertising agency returned to its headquarters at 839 St. Charles Monday with job openings and additional work, the agency said.
Trumpet founder Robbie Vitrano and other members of the staff have been working in space donated by Blattner Brunner/SRC in Atlanta. The host agency’s co-managing director Frank Compton cleared office space for Trumpet as executive assistant Sylvia Fox helped find housing and other accommodations.
“In the days following the storm, our people went to New York, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles and Atlanta to reassure our clients that Trumpet would not miss a beat,” Vitrano said. “We didn’t”
Vitrano said the agency has actually added clients and increased its workload since the storm. The shop is looking to fill five positions, ranging from office manager to senior account executive.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.