Will Benham
(678) 938-7528

Fitzco // McCann
Associate Creative Director // October 2017 - Present
Senior Copywriter // July 2015 - September 2017
Concepting for Coke, Navy Federal Credit Union, Carrabba's, New Business, and more.

CoFounder/CoLeader of the Misfitz - Fitzco’s internship program
Started from nothing to create a year-round creative internship program complete with dedicated mentors, career advice, and real-world experience. So far we’ve converted four Misfitz into full-time employees and placed our graduates at other agencies like Wieden-Kennedy, Goodby Silverstein and Partners, and more.

They used to call this a Copy Lead
Help juniors, interns, and new hires find their feet at Fitzco with tools like script templates, how to concept booklets, and deep chats about copywriting.

Volunteer with our D&I team: I was elected head of women’s diversity. My only act as head of women’s diversity was to find a woman to be head of women’s diversity.

Say the uncomfortable things - You know that one person who says what everyone is thinking? Yeah, that’s me.

Leading Pitches - Yep.
Winning pitches - That, too.

Freelance Senior Copywriter // May 2015 - June 2015
Netflix, Audi, and advanced living out of a suitcase.

Senior Copywriter // March 2014 - May 2015
Enjoying the perks of living in Colorado and making sweet ads for JCPenney, MiO, Maxwell House, Gevalia, and more.

JWT Atlanta
Copywriter // March 2013 - March 2014
Vinegar based creativity applied liberally to SCANA Energy, Pennzoil Motor Oils, Jiffy Lube, Shell Fuel, Fuel Rewards Network, Twin Peaks, Nokia and New Business.
+ One of 10 creatives across the global network selected for the Shell Global Creative Collision in 2013.
+ Part of the team that concepted and presented the winning Twin Peaks pitch.

Victors & Spoils
Freelance Copywriter // February 2013
Top secret stuff. If I told you any more, I'd have to kill you. 

Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
Copywriter // September 2012 - February 2013
Thinking thoughts and writing words for Bing, Triscuit, Kraft Mac and Cheese, Dominos, Jell-O, and Windows Phone.

Copywriter Intern // June 2012 - August 2012
Abused a well-stocked employee kitchen, and made magic for Jell-O, Kraft Mac and Cheese, Bing, and some other randos.

TTI North America // June 2009 - September 2010
Field Sales Rep for Milwaukee, Ridgid, Ryobi – August 2009 - September 2010
Stocked shelves at Home Depot and sold power tools to the general public. 
+ Placed in the top 25% of sales reps while rocking the most stressful sales territory in the nation.

2018 - Cannes (Coke 1,000 Songs)
-3X Silver (Radio + Audio, Brand Experience + Activation)
-3X Bronze (Brand Experience + Activation, Direct, Media)
-9X Shortlists

2018 - One Show (Coke 1,000 Songs)
-2X Gold (Best In Category, Radio Custom Content)
-2X Silver (Innovation In Radio, Experiential Radio)
-1X Bronze (Craft Use Of Music)
-Merits (Mobile, Innov. In Social, Integrated, Craft)

2018 - D&AD (Coke 1,000 Songs)
-2X Wood (Crafts For Advertising, Use Of Radio & Audio)

2018 - Clios (Coke 1,000 Songs)
-1X Gold (Use of Music/Innovation)
-1X Silver (Audio Technique/Music)
-2X Bronze (Audio/Radio & Audio Technique)

2018 - ADC - Silver (Innovation) (Coke 1,000 Songs)
2018 - Radio Mercury - Best Of Show (Coke 1,000 Songs)
2018 - Radio Mercury Award Winner (Quikrete Long Story Short)
2018 - Regular Season Champion + Playoff Runner-Up (Not on This Field Fantasy Football League)
2018 - NY Festivals - 1st Place (Music & Sound Design) (Coke 1,000 Songs)
2018 - ADDYs -7X Gold + Best In Show (Coke 1,000 Songs)
2017 - Radio Mercury Award Winner (Quikrete Long Story Short)
2017 - Bronze Clio (Quikrete Long Story Short)
2017 - Bronze London International Award (Quikrete Long Story Short)
2017 - Clio Shortlist (Coke Summer)
2014 - One Show Finalist (Jell-O Jigglevision)
2012 - CMYK #54 - Top 100 New Creatives
2012 - 2nd Place A+ Student Competition (Atlanta Beltline Partnership)
2011 - 2nd Place Creative Circus Fantasy Football League
2004 - Most Improved Defenseman Blessed Trinity Lacrosse

Creative Circus // 2010 - 2012
Copywriting Program
Heard a lot of jokes about clown college.

Clemson University // 2005 - 2009
BS in Marketing; Minor in Advertising
Lots of fun. Little learning.