Unique culture.Passionate performance.

Welcome. We are The WD.

Warren Douglas is an integrated agency in the DFW metroplex 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

30+employees

ideas

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.

Drew Allen

With over 16 years of experience in Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Consulting, Drew Allen brings an exceptional level of expertise to the Warren Douglas team as Chief Strategy Officer. An industry leader in marketing and brand management, Drew has worked with some of the largest and most successful global brands like Coca-Cola and Walmart, just to name a few. He also spent six years at Accenture, where he consulted for over a dozen Fortune 500 companies. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University and his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. He and his wife Brigid have a daughter named CJ and a son on the way, arriving January 2019.

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.

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.

Alex Brotman

People, process, technology: These are the three crucial pillars that foster a unique and enjoyable experience at the core of a digital product, and they are the primary focus for Alex, our Director of Software Development. He is no stranger to choosing the proper “language”, whether it’s a programming language or a message to communicate to your audience. 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 where he studied computer science as well. 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.

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.

Emily Siegers

Emily joined our Warren Douglas team in 2016 as a Paid Search/Analytics Intern. She immediately demonstrated an uncanny knack for executing smart digital campaigns for a variety of clients, and quickly moved up through the ranks to the position of Digital Strategy Manager. In this role, Emily uses a data-driven approach to craft strategic solutions across all digital platforms — particularly social media and Google. Prior to WD, Siegers graduated with honors from Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication and a minor in Arts Administration. A self-proclaimed music nerd, Emily’s instrument portfolio includes the oboe, English Horn, marimba, vibraphone, and a little bit of ukulele. Her love for the performing arts balances out her passion for analytics in a crazy left-brain, right-brain mash-up!

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.