Gene Payne

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The best creative partnerships bring out the best work and I'm all about that.

For over 20 years, as a Writer/Producer and Creative Director at top ad agencies in Chicago and Milwaukee, I’ve partnered with art directors and account teams in the development of award-winning, integrated campaigns for brands like Breyers, Busch, Degree, Hoover, Marriott, Miller, Molex, BMO, Bayer, Sears, Fellowes, Mayo Clinic, Emory Healthcare, Adventist Hospitals, the University of Kansas Health System, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, DePaul University and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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Currently, I’m an Associate Creative Director/Writer with a Milwaukee-based ad agency partnering on multi-platform campaigns in the healthcare, tourism and education arenas. I’m also working with some amazing illustrators in my side project as the creator of PosterBooks®, an original children's product you can see at

But enough about me. What about you? Would your operation benefit from a well-connected, well-regarded creative problem-solving partner?

Reach out anytime and let's make it happen: / 312-502-7095

Specialties: Campaign development, creative direction, brand mantras, copy and content writing, retail promotion and video production, not to mention common decency + common sense.