List of copywriters

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These are copywriters who had a major influence on the modern advertising industry, particularly during its formative years.


These are copywriters who went on to found major multinational advertising agencies.

Award winners[edit]

These are copywriters or former copywriters who have been inducted into a hall of fame or received a lifetime achievement award, sometimes posthumously.

Former copywriters[edit]

Many creative artists spent time early in their careers working as copywriters. This is a list of such people – specifically, people who worked as copywriters before achieving fame in a creative field outside advertising. The names are followed by the careers in which they are famous.


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Jens Olesen (1998). Normal People Do Not Work in Advertising. Dados internacionais de catalogacao na publicidade. p. 2. ISBN 978-85-900682-1-1.
  3. ^ Joel Shrock (30 June 2004). The Gilded Age. ABC-CLIO. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-313-06221-6.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Advertising Hall of Fame: All Members". American Advertising Federation. 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Creative Hall of Fame". The One Club. 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.