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I help businesses win the daily share battle one WORD at a time.
Now that we've gotten the token professional header out of the way: I am a writer who composes copy to influence consumers. I am a musician who writes words and music to move emotions. I am an author who tells a bit of history. I am that I am, or something like that.
I currently work for Hill Holliday in Boston, MA. I enjoy it quite a bit. It's a good thing I think that. I've never worked anywhere else.
I am a lover of the written word, cinema, esoteric philosophy, American political history, football, and pithy witticisms (see above).
I started my career as a professional musician (that's me playing drums in the video above), but transitioned to copywriting a few years ago. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made. It actually pays.
I have worked on a variety of projects writing TV, Radio, OOH, POP, DMB, Print, Direct Mail, Internal Communications, Brand Guidelines, Product Names, Website Copy and Content, and/or Social Copy for: Dunkin' Donuts, Bank of America, NFL, Party City, Chili's, Stop & Shop, Optum, Simple Mobile, The Boston Pops, John Hancock Life Insurance, John Hancock Investments, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Liberty Mutual Commercial Insurance, NECCO, Capella University, Ad Council, American Lung Association, Frontier Communications, Planet Fitness, Cracker Barrel, Robert Half, and Tempur-Pedic.
I am a BMA, Telly, A.V. Club, MassCann/NORML, Do617, and Shorty Award winner.
2013 Co-producer of the two category, Telly Award winning film ‘Freemasonry and the American Flag’ (Motivational Category & History/Biography Category)
2016 Shorty Awards Bronze for BFresh "Allston Christmas" - Retail Category.
2001 Boston Music Awards Winner (6 nominations, 4 wins) – as the guitarist for C60: Outstanding Live Performer, Outstanding Single, Outstanding Song, and Outstanding New Rock Band. Since 1992, I have been nominated for the Boston Music Awards over 15 times, with four different bands.
2008 MassCann/NORML Lifetime Achievement Award as the drummer for Sam Black Church.
2013 Winner of A.V. Club Band Name of the Year: Goddamn Draculas
2014 Winners Do617 Boston Show of the Year - Rumble Finals
2014 Winner of the Boston Rock ‘n Roll Rumble as the drummer for Goddamn Draculas.
* Bands I have played with have had music featured on the TV shows: Dawson’s Creek (The WB), The Shield (FX), Nip/Tuck (FX) and ESPN Extreme Games.
I also co-authored the 2013 history book, ‘A Sublime Brotherhood: 200 Years of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.’ (Supreme Council, 162 pages)
This is the trailer for the documentary recently produced about my old band, Sam Black Church::