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John Adcox

Author of Raven Wakes the World

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John Adcox is an Atlanta-based writer, producer, and screenwriter specializing in creating cross-media myths relevant to the modern age.

Over the course of a 20-year career in advertising, marketing, and new media John Adcox has held a number of titles including Executive Producer, Vice President of Digital Media, Creative Director, Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services, and even CEO. A few of his clients have included AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, Holiday Inn, Coca-Cola, UPS, SCANA, AutoTrader.com, Time Warner, Disney, Delta Airlines, 3M, Ford, and many more. In addition, he has hosted a radio show, acted professionally (although not since age 15), designed and written scripts for computer games, written a play for a professional theatre company, taught university astronomy, and written reviews and articles on topics including mythology, psychology, technology, religion, marketing strategy, and fantasy.

After working in traditional media exclusively, John transitioned to digital in 1994 as Creative Lead and Producer for Cadmus Interactive, one of Atlanta’s first interactive agencies. Clients included Coca-Cola, Delta, Lucent, Holiday Inn, and more. When the company was merged with the Martin Agency, took a contract position developing the first public relations program for MindSpring, and creating the first interactive communications program for Travelers Group.

In 1997, he was named Vice President, Digital Media for Caribiner International, the world’s largest integrated communications firm. There, he led creative development of integrated communication and marketing campaigns. He also served as lead business/content strategist, creative director, content developer, instructional designer, and information architect. He hired and led a team of management-level employees and other freelance and permanent staff members dedicated to integrated media.

John’s clients at Caribiner International included Glaxo Wellcome, Bank One, IBM, 3M, Pfizer, Nortel, Johnson & Johnson, BMC Software, BellSouth, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porche, Intel, Bass Hotels, Delta, Microsoft, Clarus, and others. John provided creative direction, strategy, and message development for cross-media projects, including product launches, interactive, live events, learning and performance improvement, print collateral, and film and video.

In 2004, John became Executive Producer and Senior Writer at PARIO, Inc., an award-winning advertising agency, where he was responsible for maintaining high creative and strategic standards on both marketing and learning and performance improvement projects, including high-end multimedia training programs, video and film, print campaigns, Web sites and applications, live events, and more. Role began with initial strategy and creative concepts, and leadership continued through final deliverable and follow-up measurement.

John is now concentrating on storytelling. He has a television pilot and two feature films in development at major Hollywood studios and has completed two novels. The first of the novels, Blackthorne Faire, is forthcoming. A collection of novellas, Raven Wakes the World: Tales for the Winter Holiday, will be released in 2010. He is represented by Philippa Burges and Brad Kushner at Creative Convergence in Los Angeles.

His many, many interests include books and literature, religion and philosophy, mythology, the Arthurian legends, travel, baseball, science fiction and fantasy, marketing communications, Celtic music and lore, new media, theatre, and politics, not to mention astronomy and cosmological physics.
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