Over my long career I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with many amazing and talented people. Some of whom I proudly call friends to this very day. In fact, much of the excellent work you see on this website would never have been done without them. And as you read their far too kind and generous words about me please remember that for me, the feeling is mutual.
“Steve and I worked together at Doner on some tough accounts. Tough because the client's were seasoned marketers that not only expected positive sales results, but also a constant flow of new creative ideas for growing their business. Steve's wealth of experience leading and developing both big and small brand creative, was key in continually meeting and beating our client's ROI expectations. He is also well skilled at mentoring, always putting the work first and bringing the account and creative teams together to reach the goals at hand.” — Chad Ghastin, Account Director, Doner Advertising, Detroit
“As an Account Supervisor in the New York advertising business, I enjoyed Steve's highly strategic mindset, and his empathy for client directives, while developing award winning creative product. He has the rare ability to deliver truly brilliant, creative, and comprehensive messages in a short time frame. Steve is also a world traveler with a great spirit of adventure. He infuses his work with unique and very intelligent perspectives. I highly recommend him for your organization.” — Cathleen Prisco, Account Supervisor, Saatchi and Saatchi
“I have worked with Steve for a number of years through my agency, Yates Advertising. As a Copywriter, he has developed effective and innovative campaigns for our clients. Steve is a wonderful writer and always comes up with unique solutions to creative challenges. He's a pleasure to work with, very responsive and one of our trusted partners.” — Susan Yates, President, Yates Advertising, San Francisco
“Let's look at what Steve did for me in such a short time at Davis:
1. He took a low level production artist and actually had him producing nice art direction work. Something I hadn't accomplished.
2. He took no creative input and turned out strategically smart advertising, that was good too.
3. He managed difficult people, who usually don't like anyone.
4. He pulled a very shy, introvert out of his shell and got him producing.
5. He took EVERYTHING off of me and let me just do my job.
That is what a good Creative Director does. And he did all that in only 3 months.” — Stefanie Becker, Executive Creative Director/Senior Producer, Davis & Co. Advertising, Virginia Beach, VA
“Steve is an extraordinarily creative guy. He brings insight, passion and conceptual surprise to his work and co-workers. I've known him since we were both "cub" copywriters and not only drew inspiration from him but probably, subconsciously, "stole" more than a few great ideas. You'd be lucky to get him.” — Hal Kaufman, President, Creative Director, TKO Advertising, Los Angeles
“I've hired Steve in a pinch on a number of brand-level TV assignments. He came, he saw, he conquered. Solid ideas, clever copy and darn fun to work with.” — Colin McConnell, Vice President, Head of Advertising, Prudential
“Steve Brophy is creative, fun, fast, and dependable. He's gets direct response and he's as loyal as the day as long. An instant friend!” — Jade Koyle, Vice President, Marketing, Prosper Inc. Provo, UT
“Steve Brophy is a man of many different interests. I always looked forward to chatting with him, just because you never knew which way our conversation would go. He knows a great deal about subjects such as finance, arts, music in addition to his obvious knowledge of advertising. In many ways, what makes him a great copywriter is what makes him so fascinating to talk with--his curiosity. Steve attacks projects by first learning everything he can about that area. And that gives him the ability to create memorable ad campaigns. Any company would sure be lucky to have him.” — Joel Wescott, Copywriter, Doner Advertising, Detroit
“A true legend in the ad biz—Roy Grace, Executive CD at DDB—hired Steve, which right there, speaks volumes about his talent. But I have my own little story to tell... I've had the extreme good fortune of creating ad campaigns with Steve for many years—and for many different types of clients. I believe there isn’t an industry out there that Steve couldn’t write amazing copy for. And there isn’t a piece of business or agency that couldn’t benefit immensely from his pure intelligence, marketing prowess, creative originality, and results driven approach. Steve is funny, cool under pressure and can deliver brilliant work even in ridiculous time frames. Clients love him, colleagues applaud him, and you’ll treasure him if you’re smart enough to hire him. From what I said earlier, you'd be in good company.” — Bob Gouveia, Creative Director, Yates Advertising, San Francisco
“Steve and I worked together at Yates Advertising developing marketing campaigns for a combination of large and small client. Steve is wicked smart, and his intelligence comes through in how he approaches a project, adds to it strategically, and delivers creative copy that is clever and motivating. Steve is also a team player, and his participation always resulted in a smarter and stronger campaign. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Steve again -- his experience, intelligence, and sense of humor make him a strong leader and asset within a creative team.” — Cynthia Wood, Marketing Manager, Yates Advertising, San Francisco
“I worked with Steve at both Backer Spielvogel and at Saatchi and Saatchi. Steve's a terrific copywriter, fantastic conceptual thinker, and just a great guy. Though we worked in different groups, I would bounce ideas off of him--respect his talent that much--and used his comments and suggestions often to advance my career.” — Bob Tamburri, Creative Director/Partner at Christensen Tamburri Communications
“Steve's the real deal NYC Creative Director. He knows branding, strategy, good work and how to execute it. He’s fun and personable throughout the entire creative process, even during those frantic last minutes of pulling a presentation together. Also he won’t just pass off an order or shoot something from the hip, but will explain to you the how’s and why’s of his rationale. He’ll also get any Seinfeld and 30 Rock quotes you throw his way, which is really the most important asset in the ad industry.” — Dan Benner, Digital Art Director/User Experience Designer
“A consummate creative talent and absolute joy to work with, Steve delights clients and creatives alike. He writes to win and creates to succeed. Aligning brand and benefits in a clear, simple and unique way is a walk in Central Park for him. His knack for understanding the target and finding the connecting voice is second nature. As is his talent to fit in and create an upbeat environment. Passionate about his craft? No doubt. Smart, and eager to dive in and conquer rough waters? Yup. New waters? Absolutely. Hire him. Period.” — Lee Robinson, Creative Director & Photographer at LRC&P LLC
“I worked with Steve at Cadwell Davis. We had some very tough clients. Steve believed he could find a solution that would not only make the client happy but also serve the client’s needs well. And that’s just what he did on every assignment for every brand we worked on.” — Michael Ciranni, Creative Director/Screenwriter
“We can always count on Steve to deliver great work. He can put a creative spin on even the most mundane subject. Great guy to work with.” — Fred Candiotti, Partner and Creative Director, CGT Marketing, Long Island, NY