Never resting on his laurels (or whatever), Hal went on to serve as Executive Vice President at a large Omnicom shop in San Francisco. During this time he also taught Advertising at UC Berkeley in his not too spare time. Hal has done his share of pro bono, Public Service advertising, too. He continues to this day.

     Throughout the years as Copywriter, Designer and Creative Director, Hal has never lost his “chops” for creating impactful advertising that gets results. He has worked on automotive accounts, package goods, retail, travel and hotel, restaurants and fast foods, active sportswear and footwear, healthcare, biotech and high-tech, and just about everything in between. And along the way he has won numerous awards including Clios, Addys and a New York Film Festival Award.

     Hal will be directing your Creative Team.

Call Hal at 508.524-5185
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                Retiring from Rock ‘n Roll and venues such as The   

                Filmore Auditorium, The Avalon Ballroom and the 

                Hollywood Bowl, Hal Bruster, our founder, did what any

musician/songwriter would do — he went to grad school at night for his MBA. By day, he worked as a Copywriter at Young & Rubicam.

     Leaving Y&R, Hal followed the sun and surf to Hawaii at KGMB Radio and Television and Milici Valenti Advertising in Honolulu. Following a 4-year stint in The Islands, Hal returned to the mainland to write and produce films for The Franklin Mint.

     But having left his heart in San Francisco, Hal returned to The Bay Area and his dream to start his own advertising agency. With partners, Kevin Archer and Lawson Ball, they founded Bruster Archer Ball Advertising. Eight successful years later, The Evans Group (now Publicis) acquired the agency.