With $120 million in billings and 140 employees, Tombras is one of the nation’s top 35 independent agencies. Founded in 1946 and owned by Charlie Tombras and son Dooley, we have offices in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; Washington, DC; and Louisville, Kentucky.
Our top clients include (in alphabetical order):
- Bush’s Beans
- Daimler Trucks of North America
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Ole Smoky Moonshine
- Pilot Flying J
- Regal Cinemas
- Warsteiner Beer
We have won national awards, and Advertising Age has recognized our television creative for being among the nation’s most-liked and most-recalled. In fact, last spring, Ad Age published an article detailing the launch of our national texting and driving campaign and featured our creative in the Viral Video Chart. Our work and national client roster has helped us attract and retain top creative talent from leading agencies like BBDO, DDB, FCB, JWT, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi and Y&R.
Many agencies say they are full service, yet outsource their digital, social, analytics and video to outside specialists. At Tombras, we are truly full service. We made digital a core competency and hired a full time staff of nearly 50 front-end and back end developers, technical directors, data analysts, digital project managers, videographers, editors, and social media community managers. In the last four years we have nearly doubled in size, and today, we are united by a philosophy that manifests itself through our work: connecting data and creativity for business results.
- Tennessee Government Scrutinized for Sexist Ad Campaign...depiction of women sexist and offensive. The campaign was created by
the Tombras Groupof Knoxville, which has worked on campaigns like "Click It or...
- YouTube Stars Rhett and Link Made a Texting-While-Driving Commercial and It's Awesome...better chance of being watched. The NHTSA and agency Tennessee-based
The Tombras Groupare running a more traditional integrated campaign as well . The $8...
- NHTSA Launches National Ad Campaign to Combat Texting and Driving...federally funded ad campaign to combat distracted driving. NHTSA's agency,
The Tombras Group, will launch an $8.5 million, integrated ad campaign starting next...
- Do scare tactics, the F-word really add to idea diversity?...on more substantive grounds. Steve Richardson, a VP-account planner at
the Tombras Groupin Knoxville, Tenn., found the ad "incredibly insulting and trite. And...