Bio/Contact

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Son of two DUTCH immigrants. Born in TEXAS & raised in SAUDI ARABIA.
Over the past nine years I've been living line-by-line like you live check-to-check.
And if it don't move your feet, then I don’t eat, so we like neck-to-neck.

Say hi, or better yet, howdy:
COPYRAPPER@GMAIL.COM


 

AWARDS:
Clio Sports: Silver, Integrated Campaign; One Show: Merit, Outdoor; Digital Out of Home Awards: Winner, Platform excellence, Projection; OMMA Awards: Winner, Best Online Integrated Campaign; AMA Crystal Awards: Winner, B2C Website; Houston ADDY Awards: 2 Gold, 3 Silver

ACCOLADES:
Made the front page of NBA Reddit, my iPhone was featured in AdWeek, quoted in the LA Times, Time Magazine Person of the Year, met the Governor of Texas while donning a space suit, 42 fantasy sporting trophies

 

 

 

AGENCIES:
Iris Worldwide, Digitas, CHI&Partners, J. Walter Thompson, Jack Morton, Freed.

CLIENTS: 
Heineken, Uber, American Express, EmblemHealth, Durex, Clearasil, Woolite, Finish Dishwashing, Air Wick, Veet, Mucincex, Barclaycard, adidas, Purity Vodka, Saks Fifth Avenue, Rimmel London, Beyonce Parfums, Sony, NOS Energy Drink, Direct Energy, The Body Shop, ConocoPhillips, Samsung, HP, Imperial Sugar Company, Houston Texans, Baker Nissan, San Antonio Credit Union, Firethorne (real estate), Charming Charlie, Igloo


This guy! Amazing in all ways. Amazing human being. Amazing writer. Amazing team player and collaborator. Amazing conceptual thinker. Amazingly hard worker. It’s impossible to not be infected by his personality. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their team.
— Lisa Bright, ECD
Not only is Mark one of the nicest guys you’ll ever work with, but he’s also one of the best. He can work with anyone and help get the best out of them, he’s a great collaborator and great writer. He understands how to adapt his writing style to a wide range of audiences and clients. He’s also a great person to have in a brainstorm and a real asset to any team he’s part of.
— Tim Clarke, ECD
Mark is one of the most unassuming creatives with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work. His affable nature makes him instantly popular with clients and across all agency departments. His wise-beyond-years understanding and love for the craft, combined with his penchant for innovative and disruptive work, make those around him want to be better creators and marketers.
— Audrey Trevino, Account Director
Mark is a copywriter you want on all of your projects. He spends time getting to know the project beforehand, and gets involved with his strategist during and after the briefing process - keeping a direct line open to his internal teams throughout the creative process. A bright, passionate, and enthusiastic creative, Mark takes feedback to heart, but is not shy to push back and fight for what he believes in. You can that Mark is passionate about what he does, because he’s the first one to step in and get everyone alongside him excited, it makes the job of a strategist that much more fun when everyone’s as excited as we are...so I’ve got to thank Mark for all of the energy and enthusiasm he brought to all my briefs.
— Paolo, Strategist
He really loves Texas. And waffles.
— Nathan Hoang, best friend