Stephen Hawley Martin
In college, Steve Martin was editor-in-chief of the yearbook, an all-conference center on the varsity football team, cartoonist for the college newspaper and rush chairman of his fraternity.
After graduation, he went to work for a major northeast advertising agency and in just 18 months was handling that firm's largest account, USAirways.
A few years later he went into business with his brother, David, and The Martin Agency was formed. Named the USA's top ad agency for 2009 by ADWEEK magazine, the firm has grown into a sizable enterprise with hundreds of employees--boasting such clients as GEICO, Pizza Hut, and Wal-Mart.
Besides creating great advertising, Steve enjoys writing books, and a few years ago left the marketing communications business to try his hand at writing them fulltime. Several of his titles won top book industry awards. He is, for example, the only three-time winner of the Writer's Digest Book Award, having won twice for fiction and once for nonfiction. He also won first prize for fiction from Independent Publisher and first prize for nonfiction from USA Book News.
Recently, however, Steve decided to return to marketing communications and get back to work he truly loves. He has hung out his shingle and is actively looking for a few good clients. If you'd like to know more about how Steve can help your company attract more customers, go to the contact page of this website and send him an email. He'd love to hear from you.
Steve has three children, one in middle school, one in high school and one in college. He lives in central Virginia with his wife of twenty-four years and is listed in Who's Who in the Media and Communications and in Who's Who Worldwide.