I’m Tom Elia—creative director, writer, and general raconteur.
I’m also the only Tom Elia (I know of) who has won both a Cannes Lion and The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest.
There are a number of ways I currently work with agencies and clients to build their businesses and brands, including:
Advertising: From cracking 360-campaign concepts to scribbling the last line of copy, I love working on brands (and with agencies) that are willing to take risks—either as a lead creative, or offering senior-level support.
Branding & Naming: I find the nugget of truth in brands and products to create the stories and language to help them stand out in a crowd—and stand for something people can believe.
Creative Strategy: I partner closely with strategists and planners to craft brand positionings, strategies, and briefs that have the creative hooks and thought-provoking insights necessary to get to great work.
Speechwriting: I work with individuals to find the themes and ideas they wish to share with a broader audience and craft them into structured speeches, talks, and presentations.
Storytelling: Whether it’s developing scripted original content, or bringing a compelling narrative arc to a presentation, I believe everything is an opportunity to tell a good story.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org