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Bill D
Writer #32981
Edmond, OK
Joined 8/28/2019
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2,341 Projects
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Professional writer, editor, problem solver, manager, skilled and experienced in every area of advertising/marketing/communications. Can assume responsibility for project at any stage of development. Works well independently or as team member. Punctilious about meeting deadlines, budget limitations, and client expectations. Produces work of highest quality with little or no learning curve. More than 30 years experience working with local, regional, national and international firms.

Most recent position: Senior Copywriter for Mathis Brothers LLC, a national furniture retailer. Wrote copy for all ads, brochures, POP, and websites. Wrote thousands of product descriptions for the website. Wrote thousands of Meta descriptions/page titles/etc. Wrote hundreds of Google AdWords campaigns. Mathis Brothers moved their marketing department, including website creation and maintenance, to India and Southern California (home of the new CEO), and I left the company.

Other positions held in the past.

Creative Director, Copy Chief, Senior Copywriter, Copywriter, PR Account Executive, A/V Director, Owner/CEO of Davidson Associates, WADCO Inc., and Rent-a-writer.

As Davidson Associates, WADCO, Inc. Rent a Writer, a creative resource for the Southwest and beyond, I work with local, regional, and national advertisers on a contract basis, developing a wide variety of marketing/communications tools, from creation of single sales letters to design and implementation of comprehensive marketing plans. Past/current clients include several retail businesses, a $5 billion national financial services firm, the world's largest food distributor, a national software manufacturer and distributor, an international energy firm, one of America's largest insurance groups ($5 billion in assets, NYSE firm), several non-profit organizations (Boy Scouts, Regional Food Bank, United Way, Sunbeam Family Services, Junior Achievement and others locally) and hundreds of others in all types of businesses.

For seven years as Creative Director, Smith & Associates, a 25-year-old advertising/public relations agency, I was responsible for concept, development, and dissemination of the creative product. S&A is primarily a business-to-business agency, with special emphasis on direct response. Several of the agency’s clients were the largest companies in the world in their industries.

Ackerman Associates Advertising, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ft. Worth Oklahoma's largest advertising agency. Started as PR Account Executive, became Copywriter, then Copy Chief, then Director of Creative Services. As Director of Creative Services for 5 years was responsible for creative output of three offices, with staff of 12 creative people, including 6 copywriters and 5 artists, servicing more than 100 clients in all types of businesses.

Industry recognition.
My work has won more than 100 local, regional, national, and/or international awards. Campaigns you may remember include “Thank Heaven for Seven-Eleven,” their national theme for the past 30 years, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” which became an instant cliché, “We’ll do whatever it takes,” written for Mathis Brothers and picked up by Digital and Citicorp (among others), “We got some,” another Seven-Eleven campaign, and many others.
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Specialties

I have the ability to analyze an opportunity, determine a course of action, define the method, and execute the message, either independently or as group leader/member, developing concepts and copy that resonate in the target market.

Interests

In addition to being a husband and parent, I am a writer, golfer, and folksinger.

Education

University of Oklahoma

Entered OU after four years in the army, held a 3.5 grade average, worked to pay his way throughout his college stay, selling Cutco Cutlery, managing a bowling alley, singing folk songs in local coffee houses.

Business

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Work with local, regional, and national advertisers on a contract basis, developing a wide variety of marketing/communications tools, from creation of single sales letters to design and implementation of comprehensive marketing plans. Past/current clients include several retail businesses, a $5 billion national financial services firm, the world's largest food distributor, a national software manufacturer and distributor, an international energy firm, one of America's largest insurance groups ($5 billion in assets, NYSE firm), several non-profit organizations (Boy Scouts, Regional Food Bank, United Way, Sunbeam Family Services, Junior Achievement and others locally) and hundreds of others in all types of businesses.

Consumer Goods

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30+ years working in the consumer goods industry, for Evans Furniture, Barnett's Home Furnishings, Mathis Brothers, plus many corporations making offers to retail consumers, such as banks, insurance companies, restaurants, jewelers, clothing stores, etc.

Marketing

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Developed, executed, and managed marketing plans and programs for many corporations, among them furniture stores, investment firms, financial institutions, water companies, website developers, and others.

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2,341 Projects Completed

Began writing advertising/marketing shortly after graduation from college. Has written thousands of ads, TV and radio spots, sell sheets, one-pagers, sales brochures, etc.

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