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My Blog Reboot

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About 10 years ago, I started the Professor Ad Man blog to help students and grads get jobs and grow in advertising.

Over the years, the industry's changed. I've changed. For years, I worked as an agency copywriter and I transitioned to a UX writer for a major corporation. As a result, I have even more to teach and share.


Whether as an ad man or an app man, it's all about creative problem solving. That's what I do and enjoy each day. The goal here is to show you some problem-solving tools to help you grow in your careers in marketing, advertising and now UX design, too.

These are my personal opinions, of course, and I welcome all discussions.


Named Unsung Hero of the Internet at SXSW

Hive Award

Gold Medal winner
Score 9/10

Bloggy Award

Gold Medal Winner
Best Educational Blog

Hermes Creative Award


You Don’t Belong Here: My First Day as an African American Copywriter.

June 6, 2020

How to win advertising awards

May 18, 2020

Getting into UX without UX experience

April 28, 2020

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Abstract City Lights

April 30, 2018

The Smarter Screen: Surprising Ways to Influence and Improve Online Behavior is worth the read because:

  • Although the book was published in 2015, authors Shlomo Benartzi and Jonah Lehrer prove that we can get fancy with design, but users still respond to info in pred...

April 30, 2018

I give author Brian Merchant credit for objectivity. One chapter of The One Device will draw you into the history of the iPhone. The next chapter will make you want to protest Apple, reading about hazardous conditions miners face obtaining tin, aluminum, and other elem...

April 30, 2018

 I recently joined a book club at work. Decisive: How To Make Better Choices In Life And Work was the first title we read and discussed. Admittedly, I almost put it off, because it sounded like a self-help book by another life guru rattling of acronyms to get me to liv...

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