Martin Williams Advertising named Brock Davis, chief creative officer. The award-winning Davis, who had worked at Martin Williams earlier in his career, has created groundbreaking work for clients including Porsche, Apple, Target, Subaru, Jack Links, Adidas, Coca-Cola and other global brands. His efforts have been recognized by every major advertising award competition, including the Cannes Lion, and Wired Magazine named him one of the 18 influential design leaders working today. He was previously chief creative officer at Space 150, Minneapolis.
According to Lori Davis, president, Martin Williams Advertising, “This hire feels very synchronistic. Brock and I met for a “get-to-know-you” coffee one day, and quickly discovered that we shared a vision for what the agency of the future could be. His talent and reputation speak for themselves, and I am extremely excited to have his partnership in this very important role. Brock’s the perfect blend of visionary curiosity and multi-disciplinary creativity that can help Martin Williams, and our clients, achieve their next level of success.”
For Brock Davis, the move back to Martin Williams comes at a pivotal time. “It’s a huge honor for me to return to Martin Williams at a time when creativity has such incredible momentum in the world. Everyone is making content at breakneck speeds. We have the tools, we have the platforms and the demand is at an all-time high. However, we also have more clutter and fluff than ever before, which is why the power of the idea, rooted in unique but relevant human insight, is so much more vital today. An idea doesn’t care what decade it is, it doesn’t care how or where the world digests information, the state of technology or the nuances of generations and culture. Ideas transcend time, space…and thankfully, clutter. Creativity has always been at the heart of Martin Williams. I’m very excited to help MW reclaim the idea and help that heart beat stronger than ever before. It’s going to be fun.”
In addition to his work in advertising, Brock Davis is also a renowned artist working in a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture, painting and video. He has exhibited in galleries worldwide and was invited by legendary artist Banksy to exhibit works at Dismaland alongside Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, David Shrigley and others. Banksy has described Davis’s style, as “a freewheeling sideways visual energy that’s impossible not to love.”
In 2009, he made one piece of art every day for a year in his “Make Something Cool Every Day” project which led to his own line of kid’s T-shirts for Target stores, as well as editorial commissions from publications like the New York Times, Wired, Esquire, Fast Company, and Fortune, among others. He also created a cover for Time magazine. Davis and his work have been featured on thousands of media and entertainment platforms including NPR, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, USA Today, ABC, Comedy Central, G4, The Independent, LA Weekly, Colossal, Boing Boing, and Juxtapoz.