We are a full-service advertising agency born and raised in Austin, Texas. Our story goes a little something like this.
In 1971 a group of friends graduated from The University of Texas (Hook ’em) and loved this city so much, they didn’t want to leave. So they did the most logical thing — they started an advertising agency. Today we are over 500 people strong, representing some of the most respected brands out there. Thanks, Roy, Judy, Steve and Tim for not choosing to open a bank 40 years ago. Wearing a tie every day would kind of suck.
We are nice. That’s important to us. If it’s important to you, we’ll get along just fine. If it’s not, well, we’re still going to be nice to you because that’s just who we are. We believe you don’t have to be arrogant or egotistical to create great work. We’re all in this together, so let’s have some fun.
We work with visionary companies. Ambitious companies. Companies that stand for something and companies that want to transcend their categories and be a positive force in people’s lives.
We’re icon builders. We helped transform Southwest Airlines from a regional favorite to the most successful airline in the world. When we first started working with Walmart, they were a fraction of their size. Twenty years later, they were the biggest company on the planet.
We eat an unhealthy amount of Mexican food.
We love what we do. It’s why we work tirelessly and fight hard for what we believe. And when we’re done, you’ll likely find us in our backyard listening to live music with a few kegs of beer.
We are a passionate bunch. Our planners double as musicians. Our art directors dabble in photography. Our writers paint. Hell, one of our founders makes his own salsa. All this passion inspires the work we do for our clients. If GSD&M seems like a place you’d like to work or a team you’d like to partner with, we’d sure like to meet you.