I've been working as an "ad gal" since before many of our Brunet-García employees were born. My first agency job came in 1984, doubling as a copywriter/Girl Friday in a small, midtown Atlanta advertising agency, now defunct. We focused on B2B accounts, primarily in the apparel industry. Most of our clients were headquartered in Europe, with our Atlanta-based team handling all U.S. planning, buying, creative, and PR. Honestly, it was a blast, and the Europeans never skimped on budgets, travel or meals. In many ways, I was Peggy Olson, 20 years post-Mad Men era, though of course I didn't know her at the time.
Brunet-García has taken the Best of Public Service Charlie Award for the “100 Plates” campaign, plus three gold and three silver ADDY Awards at the 2017 Fourth District American Advertising Awards. This comes after a big win in February at the local chapter competition and marks 53 District ADDYs for the Jacksonville-based advertising agency.