Unique culture.Passionate performance.

Welcome. We are The WD.

Warren Douglas is an integrated agency that delivers innovative advertising, marketing, digital and public relations solutions for your premium brand. Since 1998, WD has helped some of America’s favorite premium brands grow and excel in their categories. Why shouldn’t your brand be next?

Our award-winning combination of industry veterans and rising stars can provide you a complete menu of the strategic services your brand needs to truly THRIVE in the marketplace.

20

years in
business

40+employees

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Doug Briley

Our CEO started his career in marketing at Mrs Baird’s Bakeries in Fort Worth, working closely with the product management and finance departments in supporting retail promotions and analyzing their profitability. He left Mrs Baird’s and started his own advertising agency in 1998. Since then, Doug has grown Warren Douglas into a multi-million dollar entity with 40+ employees and clients in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, finance, healthcare, energy, education, technology, and a host of others. A native Texan, Doug holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Michigan State University. He is an accomplished pianist and composer, actively serving on the music team at Watermark Community Church. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth and serves on the board of Covenant Classical School and Global Aid Network. Doug loves to snow ski with his wife and their four children, all of whom are far more athletic than he ever was.

Steve Hanthorn

Our VP/Creative Director loves advertising, and has worked at a lot of different places for an enviable variety of clients (which translates into all kinds of relevant industry insight and experience for you). Steve's been at big shops like JWT and Ketchum, as well as boutique shops, and has worked on brands like Proctor & Gamble, Sara Lee, Shell Oil and Dairy Queen, to name drop just a few. He's even done a couple of stints on the client side, crafting creative work for retailers Pier 1 Imports and RadioShack. Steve's specialty is quickly uncovering the essence of the marketing challenge at hand and translating it into highly creative executions that drive results. He went to the University of Oklahoma, and he loves motorcycles and fast cars almost as much as his Boomer Sooner bottle opener.

Dr. Cassidy Newton

Our aptly named Cassidy Newton comes equipped with a Ph.D. in Physics and an MBA. Cassidy’s love for all things numeric adds up to keen strategic insight on the volumes of marketing data that's so critical to our clients, but often so daunting to decipher. She is a dedicated (and we mean dedicated) TCU football fan, and her equal ability to converse in depth on the mysteries of the space/time continuum just adds to her charm! Cassidy joined the team in July of 2012.

Nick Bendian

Our director of account service, Nick Bendian, started at the WD in July 2015 and is no stranger to life at an advertising agency. With ten years of account service experience, Nick can jump any size hurdle when it comes to delivering innovative, strategic solutions to the client. This stylish TCU horned frog lets his drive and attention to detail come through in everything he does, whether it’s developing a new business plan, managing a team, contributing to agency culture or picking out his shirt and tie combo for the day.

Adrienne King

When it comes to media strategy, our Media Director, Adrienne King, is never short on creative solutions. Armed with an Advertising degree from Texas Christian University, her edge in the agency never goes unnoticed. Twice named “Buyer of the Year” by the Dallas Chapter of Alliance for Women in Media, Adrienne’s relationships with vendors ensure that the client’s budget —big or smalls— delivers superior results.

Bryce Burton

A gifted designer with an eye for business, our Associate Creative Director’s portfolio includes traditional and non-traditional work for Essilor, Tyson Foods, Pier 1 Imports, D Magazine, Habitat for Humanity and Texas Tech University, among others. Bryce brings his “A” game to every project he touches including complete marketing and advertising campaigns, collateral material, websites and all mediums of broadcast. A Texas Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Communication, Bryce has more than 15 years of professional design experience.

Rose Elam

WD’s Director of Digital Strategy, Rose Elam, works across all agency verticals to craft digital and social media campaign strategies, develop data-driven insights, and execute micro-targeted paid digital iniatives. Rose first begin her career working for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C. where she then jumped into the world of political advertising. The fast-paced world of politics provided the perfect background to springboard into brand marketing. Throughout her career, Rose has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and has experience working with e-commerce, CPG, finance, & healthcare clients.

Alex Brotman

A successful user experience is about creating an overall unique and pleasurable experience for a website’s audience. Our Director of Software Development, Alex, is no stranger to choosing the proper “language” an audience will respond to. Not only does he have a master’s degree in applied linguistics from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from The University of California. When he’s not leading the UX charge, he’s dad of the year for his daughter as captain of her junior tennis team, chauffeuring her to tournaments around the state.

Allison Simmons

Allison is WD’s senior marketing strategist, and not only does she have an MBA in marketing and strategy/entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University, she also has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Pepperdine University. Before working in the advertising industry, Allison worked for more than a decade in marketing analytics and category management for many national and global CPG brands. No matter the client – eyewear or ballet – her moves are always backed by her keen strategic eye, analytics and consumer insights.

Koula Budler

Business Development Manager, Koula Budler, knows a thing or two about talking to consumers. She has more than 13 years combined of radio and television broadcast hosting experience across five continents, before joining the world of advertising. Her South African roots give a global perspective to every project she touches, and her close ties and knowledge of the cattle-breeding world make her quite comfortable in Fort Worth. Plus, we’re sure she can outrun anyone at the agency – Koula has completed seven Comrades Marathons – a 56-mile road race in South Africa.

Pam Brookshear

Everyone together — "Good morning, Ms. Brookshear!" Pam is WD’s new executive assistant to the CEO, Doug Briley. She spent 16 years teaching in local school districts, and became a teacher and headmaster at Covenant Classical School, where she met the Briley family. Pam is never short on her desire to help others and to make sure everyone in the office has a smile on their face.