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Creative Director • Copywriter • Producer • Strategist

Dave Smith


I began my career in Memphis, TN. Since then, I’ve worked at BBDO in Atlanta, Hill Holliday in Boston, Bohan in Nashville and the Richards Group in Dallas. In addition, I’ve freelanced for various agencies such as Boone Oakley, Ogilvy, McGarry Bowen, Vitro and many others. Some of the brands I’ve worked on are AT&T, Bank of America, ESPN, BlueCross BlueShield, Russell Athletics and Boston University.

I have proven experience writing across all mediums and as a creative director, video producer and brand strategist. My work has been recognized by Communication Arts, The One Show, Archive and I have been awarded two Silver Pencils from D&AD, three Emmys and multiple Addy Awards. In 2012 I was named “Copywriter of the Year” in Nashville.

Awards & Accolades

  • Two D&AD Silver Pencils
  • One Show Golds
  • Communication Arts Advertising Annual
  • Communication Arts Design Annual
  • Luerzer's Archive
  • Ads Of The World
  • Multiple Addy Awards including "2012 Copywriter of the Year" Nashville
  • Emmy Awards for Shoney's TV spots