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My career is the compilation of experiences I’ve had marketing and advertising some of the world’s leading brands.
My work for companies such as Delta Air Lines, Wachovia, Time Warner Cable and Coca-Cola has been showcased in Creativity, Ad Age and Adweek. Along the way, I've earned a few cases full of regional and national awards—from a couple of Effies to New York’s International Film & TV Festival honors.
Telling their stories has been the best part of mine.
2008 to present
Freelance, including an extended period at Bigelow Advertising
Worked on a number of campaigns and branding projects. Created branding, advertising, and/or digital communications for Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome, Coca-Cola, pH Wine Merchants, Honeysuckle Products, MARTA, Jacksonville Transit Authority, ApartmentGuide, Rentals.com, Jones Group Forensic Engineers, Southeast Pet Supply and more.
1998 to 2008
Bigelow Advertising, Atlanta, Georgia—Vice President, Creative Director
Supervised a department of eight and handled the day-to-day creative operations of an Atlanta-based, full-service marketing firm serving many of Georgia’s leading companies. Account responsibilities included Aaron’s Corporate Furnishings, AGCO, Coca-Cola North America, Doosan Infracore Heavy Construction Equipment, Knology, Tour de Georgia, Hansgrohe Kitchen & Bath Fixtures, Heavenly Ham, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communications, Graphic Packaging International, Ingersoll Rand, Time Warner Cable, MARTA and the Georgia World Congress Center.
1996 to 1998
Portfolio Center, Atlanta, Georgia—Instructor
Taught classes in copywriting and creative direction at one of the nation's premier advertising schools.
1980 to 1996
BBDO Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia—Vice President, Group Creative Director
Co-supervised a group of 10 writers and art directors in the Atlanta office of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.Responsible for approximately one-half of the domestic advertising of Delta Air Lines (including all magazine ads, Delta/Walt Disney World and Delta/American Express co-op advertising along with special projects) as well as the advertising for Europe, Asia and Australia, prior to transitioning international duties to BBDO Worldwide offices. Also supervised the advertising for Wachovia Bank, Beacon Sweets and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In addition, wrote advertising for Alamo Rent A Car and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and was periodically tapped by BBDO Worldwide for assignments from offices in New York, Detroit and Europe.
David W. Evans, Atlanta, Georgia—Writer
Worked in the Atlanta office of a Salt Lake City agency handling the advertising for Fulton Federal Savings & Loan Association, Georgia Power, Georgia Marble and Southwire.
International Film & TV Festival; 2 EFFIES (including one for creating the most successful regional campaign in Delta Air Lines' history); special award personally presented by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior for positioning and rebranding campaign for the Southeast Tourist Board; Creativity; National, Regional and Local Addys; ShowSouths; Tellys; National NAMAs (including Best of Show); Mark Awards (Telecom industry); BBDO Founders Award. Judged numerous Addy shows and had work featured in numerous industry publications, including Creativity, Ad Age, Adweek, Financial Marketing, Oz and more.
University of Georgia—ABJ
Major in Journalism, minor in English. Varsity Gymnast. Assistant Sports Editor and occasional columnist for the school newspaper.
Married, one daughter, one son. Closet short-story writer. Lapsed pianist. Wannabe drummer.