we work with brands that punch above their weight

We are a national ad agency based in Nashville, TN.

We work with challenger brands that punch above their weight.

We are accountable to no one and everyone.

NO RISK. NO REVOLUTION.

No one ever got better by doing things the same way. You have to shake things up. You have to break some rules. It won’t always be comfortable, but it’s definitely necessary. And the good news is, that is exactly what we specialize in.

OUR FRIENDS AND ACCOMPLICES.

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FULLY INTEGRATED. FIERCELY INDEPENDENT.

Brand Strategy

Creative Production

Media Planning & Buying

Public Relations

Social Media

Influencer Marketing

UI/UX Design

Website Development

Digital Marketing

Experiential Marketing

Analytics & Insights

MAKE STUFF. BREAK STUFF.

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Amplify

A unique approach to 
brand positioning that drives consensus 
and creates singular messaging you 
can live up to as a brand. Using our proprietary Brand Amp process in partnership with organization key stakeholders, we will develop brand meaning from the foundation up.

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&One

We owe it to our friends to chase greatness on their behalf. That’s why we will always bring you ideas that challenge the conventional and test the boundaries of the brief. You won’t always like them, but we promise they will push you.

NASHVILLE BASED. NATIONALLY RENOWNED.

We are from Music City but our work is celebrated everywhere. With a 46-year history of building brands in every category, from automotive and packaged goods to food service and healthcare, we are an award-winning, fiercely-independent ad agency that knows how to make you famous.

our core values

take chances.

You can’t be in business for over 46 years without taking some chances. From the time our first set of leaders founders GS&F until now, we’ve kept our fingers on the pulse of what makes an audience tick. We approach every opportunity with measured excitement and open minds.

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stay curious.

It might kill cats, but it’s what drives us to help you succeed. Which is why encourage those who make our business to make the most out of their own stories. Whether it’s support for further education or honing new skills and disciplines within our shop, we never want our team to stop asking questions.

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earn trust.

Trust is our most valuable resource. We want to earn the trust of our coworkers, clients and community. Our DE&I Committee constantly pushes us into new frontiers through education and action. We dedicate a day every year to organizing and giving back to our Nashville community through volunteering and service.

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have fun.

You can’t really be Friends if you don’t have fun.  Friends Day is a time each year where we shut the laptops and get together for a day of fun. Friendly competition, cold drinks, whatever the situation calls for. It’s a time to get together with  Friends who will always have each other’s backs and love a good laugh.

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never settle.

We celebrate success, but we don’t consider it the end of a journey.  Our most beloved tradition is the passing of the Great Flag. This started as a way to recognize someone who blew past expectations with their work, and has grown into a symbol that indicates our best work is still out there waiting for us to find it.

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WE ARE WHAT WE MAKE.

We are storytellers, dreamers, craftsman and makers. But most of all we are OWNRS. Every pixel on the screen. Every staple in the carpet. We alone are responsible for what we make. And that drives us to make what’s better.

THERE IS NO “E” IN OWNR.

That’s because there are no “Employees” in GS&F. Each one of us has skin in the game and each of us is responsible for the outcomes. It takes a strong neck to wear that crown, but we do it proudly and so will you.

GOOD LIFE POLICY

PARENTAL LEAVES

New moms enjoy up to 12 weeks of paid leave, and new dads enjoy up to 4 weeks.

GUILT-FREE PTO

Working with a team you trust means guilt-free vacations with generous PTO.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS

We offer all the benefits you need: medical, dental, vision, disability, 401K-the works.

& DAY

One extra paid day off for you to spend in a meaningful way that’s personal to you.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Three counselor sessions and a premium Headspace account are at your disposal.

PET FRIENDS WELCOME

Pups, pigs, parrots—so long as you clean up after them, they’re all welcome here.

WE’D LIKE TO BE FRIENDS.

But we don’t mind throwin’ down either. After all, we specialize in working with challenger brands that want to punch above their weight. And we’ve been around long enough to know that if you want to gain any ground you have to be willing to take some swings of your own. So if this sounds like you we’d be happy to help you land a few haymakers.

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