MATT WILCOX
wilcoxm.com
(802) 233-1077
wilcoxm2@gmail.com

MY EXPERIENCE
Freelance Copywriter / Senior Creative
June 2015 - present
Trying to make my mark one awesome job at a time.

Copywriter, Creative Director
The Escape Pod, Chicago, IL March 2012 - June 2015
Kept busy concepting, writing and providing creative leadership for national broadcast, online, social media and promotions. 
Accounts included: Toys”R”Us, Babies”R”Us, OfficeMax, Lunchables, Claussen Pickles, Trident Gum, Can-Am Spyder

Freelance Copywriter
Beam Inc, Deerfield, IL August 2011 - March 2012 
Worked in advertising, shopper marketing, promotions, sales communications, and anything else folks brought my way in the liquor/spirits category.
Accounts included: Jim Beam, Canadian Club, Sauza Tequila, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Knob Creek, Courvoisier, Skinny Girl, RedStag, El Tesoro.

Associate Creative Director, Copywriter
Spike Advertising, Burlington, VT July 2009 - July 2011
Got my writing hands dirty across all channels – print, broadcast, online, social media, collateral, video and more – while switching client types and tones multiple times a day. Participated in new business, branding campaigns and client presentations, and coordinated production of television, radio and online video work.
Accounts included: Vermont Tourism, Northfield Savings Bank, Vermont Department of Health, Langrock Sperry & Wool Attorneys,Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

Copywriter
BVK Advertising, Milwaukee, WI January 2005 - December 2007
Concepted and wrote print, broadcast and online advertising plus brochures, catalogs, direct marketing and collateral material. Also regularly communicated directly with clients and coordinated creative executions.
Accounts included: DeVry University, Funjet Vacations, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Southeast Missouri Hospital,St. John’s Hospital, Snapper, Princecraft Boats, Cruisers Yachts.

Broadcast Editor 
BVK Advertising, Milwaukee, WI February 2001 - January 2005
Performed edits of television spots, radio commercials and other video projects. Also scheduled recording sessions and cleared licenses for music, voice talent or footage as projects required.
Accounts included: Sun Country Airlines, Cousins Subs, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Funjet Vacations, Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board.

MY EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
1998 - 2000 B.F.A. Fine Arts: Film 
Savannah College of Art and Design
1996 - 1997

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS​​​​​​​
One Show Pencil (Bronze) -  Shaken Baby Association, “Mia” radio
http://www.oneclub.org/awards/theoneshow/-award/1051/mia
2006 Florida Addy - Lee County VCB, “Transform” radio
Adobe Site of the Day - Vermont Tourism, “This is Vermont”


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