About

Hi, I’m Alan.

I’m an ACD copywriter in Los Angeles. I’ve been doing this job for about 12 years.

Rather than bio buzzword you to death (“I’m a strategically-minded lateral thinker who loves brand engagement and dogs!”), I’m going to tell you ten things that I like. And they’re going to be in a list because this is the Internet and there are rules.

Things I Like (Abridged)

  • When the person next to you has an idea so great that the whole room gets caffeinated
  • Greasy gyros
  • Advertising that rewards your attention
  • A brief that has a real, honest to god insight in it
  • Sending people gifs of Robert Durst blinking
  • Leadership that pushes creative to do better
  • Joakim Noah—everything about him
  • When the idea you wrote for yourself is the one that everyone gets excited about
  • Karaoke-ing Born To Run
  • When the pad gets hot and 30 headlines fall out
  • Honorable mention goes to Thin Lizzy in the summer, Paul F Tompkins on a podcast and Kumail Nanjani, Birthday Loan Officer.

I have my M.A. in English. I’m also a Second City writing program grad, so I have a diploma to prove that I was willing to pay someone to tell me I was funny. And I make stuff up at iO, UCB, and on a podcast here in LA.

Want to take a look at my resume?