You have a stack of jobs piling up. You need a different point of view. You’re looking for new ways to connect with a jaded audience. You have a brilliant strategy and need brilliant creative. You have a deadline. Whatever you have that’s stressing you out, remember: You have me.
A little bit about me.
After one week in Statistics class, I changed my major from Business to Advertising. It’s worked out pretty well so far.
I’ve done everything from complete brand launches to websites to apps to collateral. I work well with a team or independently. I’m insightful. I’m thick-skinned. And I come up with good ideas.
Where in the world I’ve been keeping myself.
Truth and Advertising 2000 – 2015
Involved in every client and every new business pitch for 15 years. Wrote everything from websites to videos to multi-page inserts to Facebook posts. Helped launch global brands in U.S. (Siemens appliances), re-launch iconic brands (Westinghouse), rebrand existing brands (Samsung) and create new brands (Auction.com).
Won a significant piece of business by mailing a postcard. Realized this stuff actually works.
Clients: Siemens, Westinghouse, Samsung, Auction.com, Bosch, Discovery Science Center, Fairchild Sports (motorcycle apparel), Glen Ivy Spa, Jacuzzi, Kelley Blue Book, Kyocera, Olympus, Pella, Quickblade, Samsung, Toshiba, Behr
Freelance 1999 – 2000
Creative Director, Copywriter
Johnson Gray Advertising 1993 – 1999
Involved in every client and every new business pitch for 7 years.
In meeting with world-class brain surgeon, couldn’t help but notice how long his fingers were and thought, “Wow, what a wide receiver he would have made. What a waste.”
Clients: Chapman University, Habitat for Humanity, Cedars-Sinai, Funky Diva clothing, ProTech tools, City of Hope
Freelance 1991 – 1993
FCB 1990 – 1991
Learned what -15˚F feels like while on winter shoot in Utah. Had a great idea for a Hawaiian spot that night.
Salvati Montgomery Sakoda 1983 – 1990
Began as an intern. First meeting with Scott Montgomery: “You’re a writer, that’s for sure.” Me: “Really? Why, thank you!” Scott: “You’re sure as hell not an art director. You can’t draw for crap.”
Clients: Ryder, Scripto, Valley National Bank, Yamaha, IHOP, James Hardie, St. Joseph Health System
Things that I casually mention at parties.
One Show, CA, Beldings, Andys, ADLA (Best of Show), OC Ad Club (Best of Show twice), Phoenix Ad Club (Best of Show)
Nice things people have said.
“It was extraordinary yesterday. We have never presented a script that the [client] people have liked off the bat so instantly. They were super happy. We may change a 'that' for a 'the', but that’s about it. They just loved it. So, well done. Thank you so much. You’re brilliant. Thank you.”
Owner, An Ideal World
“Doug was the first writer I ever hired. Great brain. Great writer on any products or services in any industry. Perfectionist. Plays well with others. Sews his own clothes. Not a big drinker. Which is probably a good thing.”
The Man at Big Tantrum
“Always a pleasure to work with Doug Reeves, as I have for decades now. Working with creatives that so apparently love, take great pride in, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment from the work, yet still keep a healthy sense of humor about themselves, is always a relief.”
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