I like: ideas, problem-solving and making hits.

I enjoy cramming my brain with the kind of information most people wouldn’t consider information.

I transitioned from boyhood to adulthood by way of 80s hair metal, 90s grunge, and Steely Dan. 

I know a lot about Nike and jazz; a little too much about bass guitars. 

I work best with a rollerball pen and a stack of 11X17 paper.  

I came to advertising after a long decade of playing in rock bands.

I think advertising is a lot like playing in rock bands. 

I believe we can make hits together.

                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

EXPERIENCE
 

140 / New York
Freelance Copywriter [Jul 2018 - Present]

Elmwood / New York
 Freelance Copywriter [Mar - May 2018]

KBS / New York
Junior Copywriter [Jun 2016 - Jun 2017]

Klink, McCann / New York
Freelance Copywriter [Aug 2015 - Mar 2016]

CP+B / Boulder
Copywriter Intern [Oct - Dec 2014]

Translation / Chicago
Copywriter Intern [Jun - Aug 2013]


EDUCATION

VCU Brandcenter
Masters of Science in Business - Branding / Copywriting

Bhavan’s College of Communication & Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication

Wesley Degree College
Bachelor of Commerce

Magnet Theater
Sketch Writing Level One


ET CETERA

Richmond Show, Gold [2015]
Work Featured on Modern Copywriter [2014]
One Club Scholarship Recipient [2013]
International Visitor Leadership Program Alumni [2011]

804-554-6011
samson.madella@gmail.com