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Creative Sharks is a North Carolina-based creative firm with over 30 years of experience in creating words and images and placing them strategically - whether it's copywriting, graphic design, illustration, web design and development, SEO, social media, blogs, Flash animation, e-commerce, corporate i.d. and logos, collateral, poster design, scripts, storyboards - you name it. Contact Creative Director Waitsel Smith at 404.357.2163 to discuss your next project.

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People always ask how we came up with the name, Creative Sharks, so here's the scoop.

When we started our business in 1996, Elaine Boosler, the comedian, had a story about her boyfriend, whom she called "The Viking" because he was big, blonde and enjoyed dangerous sports. One day she asked him, "Why can't you do something safe once in a while? Are you trying to kill yourself?"

"Elaine," he answered in an accent that sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger, "it's the danger that makes it worth doing!"

"Oh, really," she answered. "Then why aren't there sharks in the pool at the Olympics? And how come there aren't snipers behind every tree on the downhill slalom?"

He didn't know what to say; but I thought, "Wow! Sharks make good copy!" Plus, in advertising, they symbolize an aggressive, killer attitude, which can be good. So, I decided to adopt sharks as the symbol for our firm, and it's been a lot of fun ever since.

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We have worked with everything from large non-profits to medium-size software companies to individuals. We don't discriminate on size or industry. All we ask is that you want your marketing to be cutting-edge. If you want cookie cutter, there are plenty of other firms that can give you that. Here is a list of some of our clients. For testimonials by some of them, click here.

The 1% Club Coaching Center - Tommy Newberry, Executive Coaching - Atlanta, GA

Action Integrated Marketing - Marketing Firm - Atlanta, GA

American Recycling Group - Recycling Company - Atlanta, GA

Artist Bobbi Miller - Professional Artist - Moran, WY

Capture Commerce - Internet Marketing Company - Lawrenceville, GA

CARE - International Humanitarian Organization - Atlanta, GA

Carroll-White Advertising - Advertising Agency - Atlanta, GA

Chemistry Communications - PR Firm - Alpharetta, GA

Chris Hamilton Photography - Sports & Location Photography - Atlanta, GA

Club 14 Fitness - Fitness Club - Amelia Island, FL

CoreXpand - B2B E-Commerce Solutions Company - Norcross, GA

Crazy Legs Productions - Film, Television and Corporate Video Productions - Atlanta, GA

Crescent Hills Water - Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System - Grapevine (Dallas-Fort-Worth), TX

Curt Cloninger - Actor - Duluth, GA

The DeMoss Group - Christian PR Firm - Atlanta, GA

Fox TV - Local Televison Station - Charlotte, NC

GE Capital - Consumer Electronics, Appliances - Financial Division - Atlanta, GA

Georgia Family Council - Research & Education Organization - Atlanta, GA

Herschel Hatcher - Pastor and Musician - Atlanta, GA

Leadership Strategies - Facilitation Training & Services - Atlanta, GA

Lenoir Printing - Lenoir, NC

LSL Properties - Real Estate Development - Alpharetta, GA

Manhattan Associates - Supply Chain Management & Logistics Solutions Company - Atlanta, GA

Mary Lib Crews - The Furniture of T J Stone - Lenoir, NC

Mia Calloway - Couture Bridal - Atlanta, GA

Mountain Top Fraser Fir - Christmas Tree Farm - Newland, NC

Munro Design Associates - Commercial Interior Architects - Atlanta, GA

Nelson Oil Company - Lubrication Solutions - Hickory, NC

North American Mission Board - Church-planting and Missions Oganization - Alpharetta, GA

Perimeter Church - PCA Church - Johns Creek, GA

PMI (Perimeter Ministries International - now part of Perimeter Church) - Church-planting Organization - Atlanta, GA - now part of Perimeter Church

Quest Medical Staffing - Staffing for the Medical Industry - Marietta, GA

Red Bull - Energy Drink - Atlanta, GA

Rice Architect - Commercial & Residential Architectural Firm - Amelia Island, FL

Ritter's - Retail Frozen Custard - New York, NY

Southpark Suite Hotel (now Doubletree) - Hotel - Charlotte, NC

Tire Swing Childcare - Norcross, GA

Transform - John Purcell, Leadership Coaching - Atlanta, GA

The Travel Channel (see Crazy Legs Productions above)

Verdante - Bioenergy Services - Lenoir, NC

Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) - Bank - Atlanta, GA

Watermark Stone - Stone & Granite Fabrication & Installation - Cumming, GA

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