Paul Wilson — He won his first award before he was ten years old. He drew a logo and developed an advertising campaign for energy conservation that was presented to the City of Charlotte, North Carolina. After attending art school in England and at Florida State University, graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa, he broke into the advertising agency before he matriculated college. In 1999, recognizing the impact of the Internet and subsequent digital revolution, he founded Wilson Media & Advertising in St. Petersburg, Florida. He’s piloted some of the most well respected brands in their categories including The Don CeSar Resort & Spa, Marriott International, United Technologies, Broadway Across America, The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida State Fair and Verizon FiOS. He has planned, negotiated and secured millions in media and editorial campaigns. He’s steered the publicity and public relations and advertising for Florida gubernatorial and legislative races, motion picture releases, and has served as an expert media analyst in capital murder trials having applied his proven methodology for some of Florida’s most notorious cases: a process that never existed until he authored and developed it. He’s appeared on Inside Edition, Hard Copy, Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS stations and networks.
Wilson heads the Agency managing creative development, oftentimes writing and directing projects from concept to completion. With a penchant for legal services, Wilson assembled a team of talented, multidisciplinary strategists who have developed and launched the brands of some of the largest personal injury firms and services in the state and beyond, including category juggernaut, 1-800-ASK GARY. Today he provides a hands-on management style with all Agency clients offering nearly three decades of creative, advertising and media experience.
He’s written and developed jingles even singing on a few-he’s a 20-year featured vocalist with the Mostly Pops Orchestra. Community and family minded, Wilson, with his brothers, Fox 13 anchor Mark Wilson and actor Patrick Wilson, perform on stage with their band, The Wilson Van, which has raised more than $100,000 for Tampa Bay area charities. In 2015, he appeared alongside Jenna Elfman, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg and his brother Patrick in the screen adaptation of Adriana Trigiani’s best-selling novel Big Stone Gap. In 2016 Paul starred as an overzealous Baptist preacher in Belltower Pictures’ inaugural release Shooting the Prodigal. Paul brings an artist’s tone and creative enthusiasm to marketing and media uncommon among his peers.