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Senior Writer, ACD // Roundhouse, Portland
February 2016 – Present

Produced work for: Red Bull, Leatherman, Harley-Davidson, Prisoner Wines, Faust Wine, Mokulele Airlines, RIPE Craft Juices, Intuit QuickBooks, LA Galaxy and adidas.


Senior Writer // BBDO, San Francisco
September 2012 - February 2016

Produced Work For: Wells Fargo, Uncle Ben’s, Seeds of Change, Gallo Family Vineyards, Barefoot Wine, Sutter Health, Heavenly Ski Resort, Nutro Dog Food and Cesar Dog Food.
New Biz assists on Wells Fargo & Tourism Australia.


Junior Writer // TBWAChiatDay, Los Angeles
June 2010 – August 2012

Produced work for Activision (Call of Duty: Black Ops, DJ Hero 2), Pepsi, Gatorade, Pedigree, Singapore Airlines and Principal Financial Group.
New Biz assists on Adidas 2014 World Cup and Crate & Barrel.
Promoted Youngblood program to extend to other agencies across the TBWA network.


Promotions Intern // Bernstein Rein, Kansas City
October 2007 - January 2008

Assisted with the test market launch of McDonald's "McCafe" coffee line.
Furthered America's addiction to caffeine.
Figured out I didn’t want to be on account side.


Schooling


University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Strategic Mass Communications
Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing Emphasis)

Virginia Commonwealth University – Brandcenter
Master in the Science of Mass Communication


Accolading

One Show
Effie

ADDY x5
Food & Beverage Awards (FAB) 

Applied Arts

Rosie

AdWeek - #1 Most Popular Article

D&ND - “Good” Campaign of the Week

The Drum – “US Creative Work of the Week”

Future Advertising Leaders Scholarship from the Kansas City Ad Club - 2008
Survivor – running of the bulls in Pamplona, a tornado and the first row of a GWAR concert.
Sexy Legs Competition – Runner Up



About:


Hey! That’s me. No, not the baby. The dude holding the baby, although it would be pretty sweet if I was some infant advertising prodigy who learned to write copy before he could even walk. But the truth is, it’s taken some time.

A decade ago, I attended the VCU Brandcenter where I got a Masters in Mass Communication and I’ve spent 8+ years ideating, writing and leading creative development on dozens of brands across a wide range of industries.

I’ve developed a knack for big ideas that transcend small budgets through disruptive thinking, scrappy methods and an opportunistic approach. I’m an eternal optimist. Every brief can lead to great work. Even when work gets killed, I just think that my next idea will be even better.

Some of the best work in my career was made by beginning at the end, i.e. thinking about the outcome, what people will share on social and the PR story. Because when you’ve got a target, it’s a whole heck of a lot easier to aim. With that being said, I love collaborating with brand strategists to develop positioning, objectives, consumer insights, media strategy and competitive analysis.  

But every aspect of advertising fascinates me and I feel pretty fortunate to have found myself in this industry. I’ve worked on world reknowned brands, worked with some of the most creative people in the biz and I’ve been lucky enough to be recognized with awards, press and even my own mother has said nice things about my work.

I would add something else here – hobbies or interests or something– but becoming a father of two has pretty much taken over my non-advertising life at the moment and I would consider them my greatest achievement.

Thanks for spending some time on my site and let me know if there’s anything I can help with. 


Contact:

n8totten@gmail.com

(913)636-9516

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