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Amy Small

It's always easier to see someone else's untapped potential than it is to connect the dots for yourself. So like Tina Fey in Mean Girls, I've made it my mission to push my team, and our clients, outside their comfort zones--all help them discover their own secret superpowers, and create something better for themselves and the world around us.

About Me

Amy Small is the SVP, Creative + Brand at Media Cause, a mission-driven digital marketing and creative agency that helps nonprofits grow and accelerate their impact. Before joining Media Cause and opening the agency’s Atlanta office in 2018, Amy spent 15+ years in the consumer advertising world, developing award-winning campaigns, digital activations, CSR initiatives, and strategic brand platforms for major global brands including Kleenex, Krispy Kreme, and Keurig.

Now, having found a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in her professional life, she strives to bring the same consumer-minded insights and human-centered creative approaches to building stronger nonprofit campaigns across a full-spectrum of issue spaces, from educational and social inequity to animal welfare and homelessness. In all phases of her career, Amy's work has been recognized by the Addys, Webbys, Effies, New York Festivals, Graphic Design USA, as well as many other industry award shows.

In addition to her official work at Media Cause, Amy also serves as Program Director for the RiseUP Marketing Fellowship, championing greater access, opportunity, and diversity in the marketing and advertising industries. She frequently volunteers her time as a mentor through various industry programs, enjoys speaking at conferences and webinars, and has been a judge for the Webby Awards, Effie Awards, and The One Club Portfolio Review. She is also a passionate advocate of breaking down the barriers around mental health and wellness in our culture, and brings her personal studies of mindfulness, empathy, compassion, and resilience to her team and her work.


Managing Director at RiseUP Marketing Fellowship

Dec 2020 — Present

SVP, Creative + Brand at Media Cause

Feb 2018 — Present

Atlanta, GA

Group Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide

Feb 2017 — Feb 2018

Atlanta, GA

Creative Director at VML

Oct 2014 — Feb 2017

Atlanta, GA

Associate Creative Director at VML

Oct 2012 — Oct 2014

Sr. Copywriter at VML

May 2010 — Oct 2012

Sr. Interactive Copywriter at IQ

Nov 2008 — Apr 2010

Atlanta, GA

Copywriter at Blue Sky Agency

May 2007 — Oct 2008

Sr. Brand & Promotion Copywriter at Tribune Media

May 2004 — May 2007

Broadcast Copywriter at Zimmerman

Jun 2003 — Oct 2004

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Mindful Leadership

Living your values as a manager and leader, and developing your own compassion, listening, and communication skills in order to benefit those around you

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