Why you should hire Peter Crosby as your next Creative Director/Senior Copywriter.

Peter Crosby, freelance advertising creative director and senior copywriter

Personality and hygiene issues aside, there are still plenty of good reasons to hire Peter Crosby: He’s conceptual, strategic and digital-savvy. Plus, unlike most Copywriter-based Creative Directors, Peter has a B.F.A. in Design and a hands-on understanding of web development. Basically, he’s the total creative package (minus the trendy black turtleneck and pompous beret).

Rest assured, most of the companies that have hired Peter Crosby are still in business.

"Warning: Freelancer. Do not make eye contact."

Peter has either worked full-time or freelanced at the following advertising agencies in San Francisco (mostly without incident): Odiorne Wilde Narraway + Partners | SF/Heat | DraftFCB | OgilvyOne | BuderEngel | Publicis Modem | The Hive Advertising | Godfrey Q and Partners | PJA West | Reputation.com | For a complete list of employers, see his LinkedIn profile.

Crosby understands digital so well you’d think he still lived in his parent’s basement.

Peter Crosby knows HTML, CSS, jQuery and Drupal.

You want proof? You’re looking at it, bro. This site is acronym-packed with CMS, PHP, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. This ain’t no “pick-a-theme” SquareSpace bull-dookie. This site is hand-themed, Drupal-based PHP goodness. So is his personal ‘blog, the CrosbyReport, and numerous other sites he’s built for friends and family. In short, Peter Crosby ‘gets’ technology like PHP gets static variables.

The kind of advertising you can expect to get when you hire Peter Crosby.

Award winning creative advertising

Wondering what kind of advertising you’ll get if you hire Peter Crosby? In a word: Award-winning. Which awards? Well, let’s not get into specifics, it’s tacky. Suffice to say, you’ll get the same quality of work you’d get from any of the award-winning advertising, digital, and direct agencies for whom he’s worked. What you won’t get from Peter Crosby is a bill for overhead, account management or hotel “movies.”

Why choose Peter Crosby over other San Francisco advertising professionals?

Most creatives are drunks.

Most San Francisco Bay Area Creative Directors are, to be blunt, drunken reprobates (allegedly). They’re frequently failed novelists or screenwriters who ended up in advertising to avoid whoring their bodies out for a copy of “Final Draft.” Conversely, when you hire Peter Crosby you get a failed trumpet player who ended up in advertising to avoid whoring his body out for valve oil. That’s just another one of his many pluses.

Copywriting is just one of Peter Crosby's many advertising abilities.

I am a deep thinker and stuff.

There’s more to engaging customers than just using clever puns or word play. That’s why Peter Crosby’s conceptual and strategic approach results in more entertaining and effective advertising. It’s an almost superhuman ability that could — in the wrong hands — manipulate otherwise intelligent people into buying unsuitable products. And frankly, that awesome responsibility keeps Peter Crosby up at night. It really does.

Creatively, Peter Crosby brings more to the table than a waiter at the Cheesecake Factory.

Creatively, Peter Crosby brings more to the table than a waiter at the Cheesecake Factory.

Not convinced? (Of course you are — go back and check again. See?) Now, to make people think it was a tough decision, casually view his portfolio of thinking, copywriting, art directing, cartooning, web design, development, and TV co-directing. (Scowl a bit as you do. That’ll help sell it.)