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Hot Stove Update – Mike Mooers Joins Other Top Free Agents

Hot Stove? It's an off-season baseball-geek thing. If it's unfamiliar to you, you'll still get the gist. Trust me.

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It is not a banner year for top-tier talent in this year’s Major League Baseball free agent crop, so there’s not a lot of fuel to the winter hot-stove league*. Sure, Josh Hamilton will command some mega-bucks, and Zack Greinke will likely land some serious cash – perhaps from the suddenly fiscally irresponsible Los Angeles Dodgers.

But that’s just one truly elite position player and one premier pitcher. Who is the hot commodity on this year’s marketing creative shopping list?

It turns out Wicked Good Copy & Communications’ star writer, Mike Mooers, just completed a long-term contract with one of his major clients. This places Mooers smack at the top of the list for Major League Outdoor Industry teams looking to up their rosters so that they can challenge in a competitive market.

According to Mooers’ agent, while Mooers’ talent is top-tier, the big bucks required to sign a Hamilton or Greinke won’t be required. “Hamilton? He’s probably looking at a ten year, $20-million deal,” states The Agent. “We won’t demand anything like that. My client likes to work on short to medium-term contracts at more of a five-figure salary range. He’s not in to to break the bank, he’s in it to make his team’s product better.”

The stats are there. Mooers has played for teams including GoPro, KEEN!, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Gaiam and the Discovery Channel. His top-flight copywriting has engaged customers on web sites, catalogs, packaging, plus he’s delivered wicked good content at every level of the demand-gen funnel.

He is renowned for combining high performance with incredible versatility, and knows how to juggle multiple teams and a variety of projects.

His most recent contract was with mortgage software giant Ellie Mae, Inc., where his high-performance and team-focused approach earned him a new nickname: The Savior.

“The Savior? Look – I’m just a guy who gets down to it and writes copy to make his team better,” says Mooers. “It’s my job to perform for the team so that all of us can work together to reach the highest level of marketing creative: elevating the brand, inspiring the consumer, and – ultimately – selling more stuff.”

As for a long-term, in-house deal? “Always open to discussing it,” says Mooers. “I’m fiercely loyal, love aligning myself with a high-performing crew and getting some real great creative out there. But I do live in the mountains and just bought my season pass. Look, I love the long-term relationship thing, but do like to keep things open, if you know what I mean.”

So gather round the hot stove and let the wintertime free-agent speculation begin. And with Wicked Good Copy & Communications’ Mike Mooers entering the market, the hot-stove league just got wicked scorching.

About Mike Mooers and Wicked Good Copy & Communications:

Wicked Good Copy & Communications does one thing: copywriting that’s integrated, voice-specific and optimized for humans. Copy that makes brands more awesome. They are based in Nevada City. Which is in California.

Mike Mooers is Wicked Good Copy’s principal copywriter and creative lead, and has over two decades experience delivering awesome-focused, brand-crafted content. He spent years managing communications from a corner office, decided to focus on the writing, and migrated to freelancing in 2006. Mike founded Wicked Good in 2010. Call or contact Wicked Good Copy & Communications here.

*Wicked Good apologizes to all non-baseball fans for this labored analogy.

But Team Wicked Good stands by the fact that while Josh Hamilton may be better at baseball, Mike Mooers is better at copywriting.