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Address

22 N 6th Street
Unit S22A
Brooklyn, NY 11249
US

Company Name

IndependentCopywriter.com

Company Type

Advertising

Languages

English

Established In

Minneapolis

Born

Middletown, CT

Email

colin@independentcopywriter.com

Telephone

952.942.2183

Biography/Work Experience

Over the past 15 years, Corcoran has been the most consistently awarded, pitch winning and one of the most in-demand creative directors/copywriters across the country. During that time span, he has worked for over 500 advertising agencies, design studios, interactive shops and directly with client marketers on over 400 brands. Along the way, he has won over 300 awards (including a D&AD Yellow Pencil, being Lürzer’s Archive Magazine’s #1 ranked U.S. copywriter over the past decade and being the writer with the most work selected in Communications Arts' 2016 & 2019 Advertsing Annuals and Graphis’ 2019 & 2020 Advertising Annuals). His brand experience includes large marketers (adidas, Apple, Acura, Audi, BMW, Burger King, Citibank, Coke, Disney, Google, Jägermeister, McDonald’s, Mortal Kombat, NIKE, OPPO, PayPal, Porsche, Samsung, Skittles, SUBWAY, TESLA, Toyota, United Airlines), mid-size companies (Harley-Davidson, Northern Tool + Equipment, Pinkberry, The Islands of The Bahamas, Shiner Beers, Sun Country Airlines), start-ups (Dollar Shave Club, Scotch Porter, Spot Hero) and non-profits (Earth Justice, NOLS – National Outdoor Leadership School, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation). After beginning his career in Minneapolis followed by stints in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, he is now permanently based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Philosophy on Work

When you have a creative philosophy it will always limit you in some ways.

Professional Specialties

Automotive, alcoholic beverages, consumer packaged goods, QSR, real estate, sports, tech, tourism/travel, video games

Graphis Appearances

Over 50 work appearances + Graphis Journal Q&A Interview Writer with the most work selected worldwide in 2020 Graphis Ad Annual (8 golds, 12 silvers, 4 honorable mentions). Writer with the most work selected worldwide in 2019 Graphis Ad Annual (11 golds, 9 silvers, 6 honorable mentions). 2020 Poster and Packaging Annuals 2019 Design Annual (Silver)

Awards

300 including: D&AD Yellow Pencil, One Show, One Show Design, Cannes, CA Ad (Cover), Design, Interactive & Typography Annuals, AICP, Webbys, Clio, AIGA 365 (Denver Art Museum Permanent Design Archives), Type Director's Club, Obie, FWAs, Radıo Mercury, New York Festivals, Applied Arts, Graphis, National/Regional/Local ADDYs, AIGA MN (People's + Judge's Choice), AdFed Minneapolis Show (Best of Show Interactive)

Graphis Awards

Writer with the most work selected worldwide in 2020 Graphis Ad Annual (8 golds, 12 silvers, 4 honorable mentions). Writer with the most work selected worldwide in 2019 Graphis Ad Annual (11 golds, 9 silvers, 6 honorable mentions). 2020 Poster and Packaging Annuals 2019 Design Annual (Silver)

Proudest Achievements

I'm more proud of the things I haven't done during my career. I've never thrown anyone under the bus, taken credit for work I didn't do, lied to someone or not paid someone money that was owed to them.

Featured In:

Articles

Lürzer's Archive Who's Who, Graphis Journal, one.a magazine, CMYK Magazine

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

Type Directors Club

Books

100 Best Packaging Designs (Etiquette of Chocolate)

Museum/Gallery Collections

Denver Art Museum AIGA Permanent Archives

Education

B.B.A. Marketing Brainco Copywriting Certificate Hyper Island Master Class One Club Creative Leader Retreats

Clients

Experience working on 25 Fortune 100 and 50 Fortune 500 company brands

Affiliations

D&AD Awarded Membership, The One Club, Graphis Membership, Soho House, East Bank Club

Area of Expertise

Advertising Copywriting, Design Writing, Interactive Copywriting, Branded Entertainment Copywriting, Creative Direction, Art Direction

Hobbies / Freetime

Road cycling, tennis, basketball, theater, art, video games, comic books, playing with my dog Butterscotch

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