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Mark Wyatt
Founder & CEO
Mark is a straight shooter in a duck blind or in a conference room. Mark's passion for branding led him to the inevitable— opening his own shop. Since then, Mark has been assembling a cast of characters as enthusiastic about making brands famous as he is. Mark has spent most of his career honing his strategic and tactical skills on national and regional brands alike. Mark has overseen award-winning work for healthcare, hospitality, restaurant, oil and gas, package goods, retail, technology and real estate. Mark sees his job as more than simply building brands. He sees his job as anticipating a client's unmet and unforeseen needs.
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Dallas Advertising Agency - Measure twice, cut once
Mike Scannell
President & Chief Digital Officer
Mike comes to the agency world from the client side. His years in I.T. distribution for such brands as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Canon, Epson and Samsung have helped him stay one step ahead of all things digital. Today, Mike relentlessly monitors emerging engagement trends, UX best practices, as well as vendor and platform capabilities. His insightful use of digital data and other metrics guarantees our clients a solid ROI. And no, Mike does not have an accent. "It's you Yanks that do."
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Dallas Advertising Agency - A wise man knows the difference between a light at the end of the tunnel and an oncoming train.
Dallas Marketing Agency - Remember, a problem is just an opportunity having a bad day.
Scott Schindele
Account Director
Scott is a big picture guy. But he also knows how to get down into the weeds. Scott brings to Agency Creative 18 years of B2B and B2C experience in multicultural, retail, financial, healthcare and packaged goods. He's never met a business problem he couldn't solve. From the beginning of his career at Saatchi & Saatchi he has fine-tuned brands like Blue Cross of California, Circle K and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Over the years, Scott has brought his problem-solving insights to such prestigious brands as Honda, Hills Bros., Snapple, Disney and Kaiser Permanente.
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There is no problem a smart idea can't solve.
Bart Hirneise
Executive Creative Director
Never one to settle for just good enough, Bart’s made a career out of finding ways to make ideas bigger and better. Whether it’s a full 360° campaign or a one-off execution, he’s always looking for that authentic connection that bonds buyer to brand. With a well-rounded background leading creative through all media, Bart’s found his passion lies in the digital and social media space. And while he’s also passionate about winning awards, what jazzes him the most is seeing his team grow and his clients thrive.
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When you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them.
Emily Gilbert
Account Coordinator
An avid TV and movie buff, Emily couldn't have scripted her life any better. Emily graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and public relations. She joined Agency Creative as an intern and performed her way into a full-time position, where she's putting her talents to work for a wide range of clients. Emily is passionate about her family and friends, music, animals and current events. As jumping feet first into her career shows, she relishes every new challenge life brings her way.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Ivy Hess
Account Coordinator
Ivy is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She majored in advertising and comes to Agency Creative well-seasoned in the ad game as a former Account Executive for the prestigious student-run firm, Lindsey + Asp Advertising and Public Relations. Ivy handled the recent rebranding of OU’s Men’s Basketball and Rugby teams, as well as maintained a 4.0 GPA. She’s one smart cookie! When Ivy’s not rooting for her Sooners you can find her curled up with a book, spending time with her family, or putting chip to cheese as our resident queso enthusiast.
Toan Dang
Associate Creative Director
Toan was born in Vietnam. He came to the U.S. when he was just a kid. He says it was one of the best moves he ever made. Coming to Agency Creative was the other one. Toan received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Texas at Arlington. He landed his first job at May & Company in Dallas. After nine years there, Toan moved to the Loomis Agency to work on such accounts as Stanley Steemer, Century Bank, Pro-Cuts and Papa Johns. He brings to Agency Creative a keen eye and high standards. His striking logos, eye-popping collateral and imaginative websites continue to make our clients look good.
Dallas Advertising Agency - If you can't make the logo bigger, make it animate.
If Britney can survive 2007, you can survive today.
Jenn Willis
Senior Art Director
Refreshingly unconventional, Jenn brings her color-outside-the-lines appoach to every solution she creates for our clients. Jenn joined Agency Creative from The Loomis Agency with a rich portfolio of work for A&W, Dr. Pepper, Golden Chick, Sleep Experts and Snapple. In addition to igniting brands like A-MAX Auto Insurance and TGI Fridays, she's passionate about typography, video production and food photography. Jenn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Missouri State University.
Content is Queen.
Amber Adame
Amber is passionate about two things—puppies and prose. She earned a degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio and got her start as a copywriter working with startups and nonprofits. Amber believes that meaningful interactions hinge on the right words said in the right way, and that there's nothing better than cuddling on the couch with your dog. Concept to copy, Amber's role at Agency Creative is to foster a connection between brand and audience. It isn't just copy, it's creative storytelling.
Dallas Advertising Agency - If you can't be famous, then just be amazing.
Andrea Merrill
Conversion & UX Strategist
Andrea comes to Agency Creative with grass roots marketing experience under her belt and a hunting rifle at her side. Andrea has an affinity for all things digital and is constantly dreaming up how to get more consumers down the digital funnel. She has helped elevate brands like Adobe Systems, Coca-Cola, Panera Bread and Wendy's Hamburgers. Andrea is passionate about everything she does and offers our clients an unstoppable work ethic that makes things happen. When Andrea isn't lighting a fire under her clients she's still playing with fire as an amateur pyrographer. Heck, she might even take you camping.
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
John Mark Lowry
Digital Project Manager
Meet John Mark, fresh from the bayous of Baton Rouge where he spent four years developing his craft as a graphic/web designer. As Agency Creative's Digital Project Manager, he brings a passion for design, developing technology, music, and fitness. John Mark is a jazz-trained guitarist and Baylor graduate who enjoys playing and teaching music, cooking and baking gourmet food, urban exploration, and has an obsessive love for the Oxford comma.
Anything is possible if you just believe.
Whitney Cochran
Social Media Coordinator
Whitney is our in-house expert on all things social and all things media. After graduating with a Broadcasting and Electronic Media degree from the University of Oklahoma, she got right to work, specializing in visual mediums like photography and videography. Whitney's previous position as a Video Specialist for BEYOND Films, allowed her to polish her production skills before putting them to good use on the social feeds of Agency Creative clients like A-MAX Auto Insurance and Growing Little Minds.
Nobody doesn't like a smile and a thank you.
Christie Ward
Accounting Director
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Christie is a double threat. She handles the job of accountant and human resource director. And that doesn't include her Super Mom duties or the big "S" she has emblazoned on her chest. Christie works diligently to make sure the books are balanced, the bills are paid and that the world is a little better off than the way she found it. She is also in charge of Band-Aids®.
Don't forget to be awesome today.
Jennifer England
Media Strategist
Jennifer is a born negotiator. She has a diverse background in media planning and buying through categories including retail, automotive, energy, healthcare, entertainment, financial and hospitality. Jennifer's keen planning insight and tenacious buying approach makes her one savvy strategic media planner. When purchasing television, radio, cable, newspaper, outdoor, magazine and interactive advertising she knows how to stretch our clients' advertising budgets. She has worked her magic on such accounts as YMCA, Assist Wireless, Kim Bariatric Institute and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation.
Mark Brinkerhoff
PR & Communications Strategist
Mark brings more than a decade of results-driven marketing communications and public relations expertise to the Agency Creative team. He has handled everything from consumer packaged goods to healthcare to multi-unit retail. His work has been recognized by the Texas Public Relations Association and other industry organizations. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Mark offers our clients an extensive background in brand reputation management, strategic partnering, opinion leadership and cause marketing.
Remember, if life's glass looks half empty, it's because you've been drinking out of it.
Morgan Arnold
Google-certified SEM Specialist
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Morgan is a Google-certified AdWords specialist with a passion for ROI. He approaches Search Engine Marketing the same way that he plays chess––always thinking a few moves ahead. Morgan's areas of specialization include search engine optimization, pay-per-click management, website retargeting, search retargeting, strategic backlinking and Facebook exchange targeting. These well-honed tools help Morgan keep our clients out front in the digital marketplace.
Dallas Digital Marketing Agency - The Search Bots have come in peace. They are not our overlords.
Bruce the Moose
Activities Director
Don't let those antlers fool you, Bruce wears plenty of hats: Activities Director, Fun Committee Assistant Chairman, Hall Monitor––just to name a few. He brings to our Dallas agency a special joie de vivre, not to mention, a slightly musky smell. In the time he has been among us, Bruce has proven himself to be the quintessential team player, as well as a non-stop party animal. Although Bruce possesses no specific SEO skills or the slightest strategic acumen, he displays an unflinching can-do attitude, doesn't take up much space and
is, after all, the perfect shade of orange.
Dallas Advertising Agency - Never let them see you sweat. It looks really gross.


Agency Creative Hires Bart Hirneise as Executive Creative Director

A Partnership Thirteen Years in the Making

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Thirteen years ago, an up-and-coming copywriter named Bart Hirneise was freelancing at Agency Creative. Recently on the market and looking for his next opportunity, Bart liked the vibe of the agency, the clients and, in particular, the CEO, Mark Wyatt. The two quickly formed a bond around their straightforward, no-bull approach to producing great creative.

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How Being Emotional is Good for Brands

Identifying Your Brand’s Emotional Selling Point

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The founder of Revlon cosmetics, Charles Revson, understood marketing better than most. “In the factories we make perfume,” he once said, “but in the stores we sell hope.” Revson understood the difference between a brand’s unique selling point and its emotional selling point (ESP).
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