The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. - Kurt Vonnegut

Hi, I’m Ed Tankersley. I’m a work-in-progress novelist and poet trapped inside a successful advertising and online marketing consultant.

After graduating with a BFA in studio art and minor in art history, I’ve worked for the past 20+ years in and around advertising. I started my advertising career as a writer, eventually combining my talents for writing and art to become a creative director. I’ve been a

  • writer, producer and director of commercials and corporate videos
  • advertising writer and creative director
  • voice talent
  • hand model
  • website strategist, architect, and writer
  • online marketer

I’ve won Addy, Telly, Webby, and Swarthout awards (and to the best of my knowledge Brad Pitt has not won any of these).

I launched my website and online marketing consultancy in January 2009, and now spend my days helping businesses get the most out of the Internet.

But really I am a novelist.

I play the guitar, write fiction and poetry, watch a lot of movies, search out new music and go to see live bands in small clubs.