Bill Garrison
Bill Garrison
Copywriter | Creative

Bill has been in the advertising business for more than 30 years as a copywriter, Creative Director and co-founder of Garrison Hughes. His award-winning work for local, regional and national clients was recognized in 2006 when he was inducted into the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement. He’s worked for both large and small agencies, including Ketchum, Blattner Brunner, and Werner Chepelsky & Partners/Mullen. He and partner Dave Hughes started the agency in 2003 and have grown from a 2-person shop into one of the city’s Top 10 agencies, with 60+ employees, 2 offices and a blue-chip roster of clients. The agency is now proudly employee-owned. Over the years, Bill and Dave have won more than 200 Pittsburgh Addy Awards, including three Best of Show honors and numerous regional and national Addys. Their campaigns have received PRSA Awards (Public Relations Society of America) and Obie Awards for excellence in outdoor advertising, as well as being featured in Communication Arts Advertising Annual and The One Show Book. Their work for Zippo Lighters was also named a Kelly Award finalist for being one of the 25 best magazine campaigns in the country. Bill currently serves on the board of Oakland Catholic High School. He is a graduate of Central Catholic High School (Class of '81) and has a B.A. in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Ben Avon with his wife Amy. You might be surprised to know that Bill and his brother also invented a board game called Strategy Golf, which is much better than his real golf game.

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