I first met Pam after she sent me a hilarious intro DM package with her namesake cooking oil enclosed. I’ve been hooked ever since. We worked closely in building the Digitas Chicago office together; I was new to the city and market, and Pam was an invaluable source of calm, clarity and local contacts during the stressful early days of a start up. Pam would fully own her work, rally the account and other team members to envision and act, and partner with the clients to move the agency recommendation forward. Impressive. What I appreciated enormously about Pam was her ability to deliver both a la carte and full service. Need her to bang out a brochure with an unexpected quick turnaround? Done. Need her to serve as creative and account lead on a new business pitch? Also done. Beautifully, strategically, and for those working with her, painlessly.
I have had the privilege of working with this incredibly talented and hardworking Creative Director and writer at three different agencies, She was one of my key creative directors at FCB and worked with me at my own agency, Vero, and I have used her repeatedly after she started Creative Alkemy. She is my, “go-to” creative of choice and I often recommend Pam and her team at Creative Alkemy to folks looking for smart strategic creative work that gets results. Needless to say that I have the highest regard not only for Pam’s strategic thought, creative skill and high standards but also for her skills as a leader of creative talent and a developer of young writers and art directors. Pam has the uncanny ability to bring out the best in the people she works with, be they coworker, direct report or client. She excels at solving communication challenges clients bring to her; first with well-reasoned strategies and then with wonderful creative that always delivers with positive results. Pam is a real joy to work with because she is a consummate professional and a real talent. Pam is someone I have always been able to rely on, that is why I continue to seek her out and work with her every chance I get.
No matter what the project is, you can always rely on Pam to deliver authoritative, fresh, and impressive work. She has the ability to seamlessly switch from strategic leader to conceptor to copywriter, which is a testament to her experience and her leadership. I have relied on Pam many, many times to work on various clients in various mediums and channels - often, at the same time.
Pam is the queen of copywriters. She’s insightful, quick, dedicated and very original. As a creative director, she always pushes you to do your best work. And she provides specific, constructive feedback to help you get there. I definitely sharpened my conceptual and writing skills under Pam. If I lived in Chicago, I’d make her hire me again!
I am proud to say that Pam is my mentor. She believed in me and helped me believe in myself as a Junior Art Director. Coached me through my “terrible teens stage” and cheered me on as I went out to face new challenges. I can tell you, that is a gift I have treasured my whole career. We worked together for many years to create some of my favorite and most awarded work. As a creative, Pam has a high-level sense of what Brands need to do succeed and the ability to coach her staff to greater heights. I haven’t ever worked with a more generous and talented writer who isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and get the work done. She loves to collaborate and create top-notch work that is not only great creatively it is effective for the client. All with a wicked sense of humor that makes the time fly.” If you are looking for a creative powerhouse that can help your business grow look no further. You have found her!
Pam Spence was fabulous to work with. Not only was she collaborative and insightful, she totally captured the wonder of our innovative products, which are all about helping kids get smart about money. After helping our team write student lesson plans and whimsical learning stories, Pam worked with us to develop a creative strategy for marketing our product to parents and educators. Not only was the work fresh and creative, it was warm, inviting and relevant. If you’re looking for a strategic creative partner, I’d recommend Creative Alkemy in a heartbeat.
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