How I Got Here.About Chris Gregor, Freelance Copywriter

I grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in English Literature. Post-graduate work at various jobs including fish-pier worker, bartender, model-maker, mason tender, construction surveyor all proved very instructive for a future copywriter.

My first advertising job was Media Planner/AE at Lord, Geller, Federico in New York City (a subsidiary of J. Walter Thompson) working on Killington/Mt. Snow, STP, AR Speakers and Lunt Silversmiths. There I became interested in writing copy and landed a position as a junior copywriter at Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample also in New York City. At DFS I wrote radio and television learning on accounts like Wendy’s International, Toyota Canada, CareFree Gum, York Peppermint Patty, Powerhouse Candy, Old Spice, Peter Paul Cadbury, Hamm’s Beer and Olympia Beer.

I moved back to Massachusetts and took a job as Senior Copywriter/Producer at The Douglas Group in Avon, CT an agency specializing in healthcare, medical and higher education accounts. Gregor & Co. came into existence in January, 1991 in my home office, which was once the Montana State exhibit at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, fishing on Cape Cod, hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing around the Berkshires, and traveling to and dreaming about Italy with my wife.

Freelance Copywriting Experience –
A Partial List of Clients Past & Present

I partner with advertising/marketing firms, international and national corporations, healthcare institutions and providers, colleges and universities, business-to-business and manufacturing companies, regional small businesses and one person start ups.

Kane Is Able (Warehousing & Shipping Logistics)

GE Energy

Tech Valley Communications

Berkshire Economic Development Corporation

Behringer Saw

Boyd Technologies

RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)

Fosdick

Hobson Motzer (Tooling & Metal Stamping)

Proton

Philips Medical

Beyond Products

American Crucible

Pitney Bowes

Zygo

Siemens Transportation Systems

Fryer Machinery

PDC International

OMG

Real Log Homes

Simonds Industries

Strongridge

Hardigg Industries

The Stanley Works

ABB Combustion Engineering

Automotive Components Group (GM)

Genesys Instruments Inc.

Tri-Lift, Inc.

Pro-Tech Armored Products

Deerfield Urethane

Performance Polymers

Hardigg Industries

M.A. Hanna Engineered Materials

M.A. Hanna Wire and Cable Polymer Systems

Web Graphics

Hardy Press

W.E. Andrews

Magna Print

Miller Johnson

SANTEC (Printing supplies)

Envelopes & More

Morilla

Technical Environmental Services

Somat

SmartWatt Energy Systems

EDR (Environmental Data Resources)

NYSERDA (The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)

BIC

Copes Rubbish Removal

Standard Oil (Home Heating)

Decas

Baronet Coffee

Hamms Beer

Olympia Beer

CareFree Gum

York Peppermint Patties

Powerhouse Candy

Old Spice

Wendy’s International

Toyota Canada

Starter

J. Morrisey & Associates

Project Solvers

CT Auctions

AMTRAK

Meals On Wheels

Modern Age

Valley Kitchens

Real Log Homes

Baronet Coffee

Nordic Group

Decas

Allied Domecq

Shaheen Bros.

FAST

Old Chatham Sheepherders

Wendy’s

Whisperer Empirical

The Hartford

Castle Bank

Eagle Bank

APS (American Payment Systems)

CATIC (Connecticut Attorney Title Insurance Corporation)

Fairbanks Mortgage

People’s Bank

Old Mutual Life Insurance

CHN (Constitution Health Network)

Antonucci & Associates

Buckley, Mendleson, Quinn

New Haven Ravens (baseball)

U.S. Soccer

NHL

Starter

World Cup ’94

YMCAs

University of Hartford Basketball

George Washington University Basketball

Sun Ice Sports

Springfield College Basketball

Mercy Medical Center

St. Vincents Hospital New Haven

Bristol Hospital

Noble Hospital

New Britain General Hospital

New York Hospital

Backus Hospital (Norwich CT)

Masonic Home & Hospital

Capital Region Urology

GE Energy (In-house health programs)

Philips Medical

Spectracan

Neostar Medical

Horizon Sleep Centers

Evergreen (Rehab & Nursing)

Springfield College

United States Military Academy - West Point

The George Washington University

The University of Hartford

Quinnipiac University

Norwalk Community Technical College

Bryant College

The University of Massachusetts – College of Engineering

Westfield State College

Columbia-Greene Community College

Gateway Community Technical College

Western New England College

Central Connecticut State University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Regis College

Springfield Technical Community College

Nichols College

Housatonic Community Technical College

Anna Maria College

Academy of the Holy Names

“Chris has the unique ability to truly understand clients' business and marketing situations and turn that into action-oriented copy that gets their ultimate customer to react. His contributions to a sales and marketing team go beyond that of ‘just a copywriter.’"

Jim Frawley, President, CORE Advertising, Meriden, CT

Contact me to talk about your freelance copywriting needs.

I'm Chris Gregor, well-traveled freelance copywriter, pictured here with my buddy Jack after a hike on the Appalachian Trail .... read about Jack's Gift here.

PORTFOLIO SAMPLE

Imagine enlisting the "Hallelujah Chorus" to get a message across? That's just what this spot did, utilizing the inherent "visual" power of the radio medium. 

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30 YEARS OF STORIES

A copywriting project for a company that makes ballistic shields for law enforcement and military applications led me on a strange mission. My graphic designer, who was also the point person on the account, informed me that a trip to Boston would be in order to see the products tested and to gain “first-hand” experience on their effectiveness.

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This log cabin became the Gregor & Co. home office 25 years after it was transported to the Berkshires in Massachusetts from Queens, NY in 1966. The building had been the Montana state exhibit at the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair.

Gregor & Company, P.O. Box 646, Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-4763  •  chris@gregorwriting.com

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