List of copywriters

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This is a list of well-known advertising copywriters who founded a major multinational agency, have been inducted into an advertising hall of fame, have been recognized with a lifetime achievement award, or have considerable influence in the copywriting world.

Former copywriters[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clio 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). Clio Awards. 
  2. ^ Patrick Robertson (11 November 2011). Robertson's Book of Firsts: Who Did What for the First Time. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 1893–1894. ISBN 978-1-60819-738-5. 
  3. ^ Jens Olesen (1998). Normal People Do Not Work in Advertising. Dados internacionais de catalogacao na publicidade. p. 2. ISBN 978-85-900682-1-1. 
  4. ^ Joel Shrock (30 June 2004). The Gilded Age. ABC-CLIO. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-313-06221-6.