About the Agency

Growing in a Digital World

Why Buddy Gardner?

A lot of agencies are named after their founders, maybe because putting your name on something inspires you to create work you stand behind. Buddy Gardner Advertising is named after an imagined combination of two real people. Frank “Buddy” Metzger and Jim Gardner were ostensibly normal men who exuded extraordinary humor, perseverance, and vigor. Their combined example is the gold standard for how individuals and organizations should conduct themselves.

I started Buddy Gardner Advertising to make the most out of my experience with copywriting, website design, and advertising compliance programs. The nature of this work makes every engagement a passion project. Enthusiasm and attention to detail will help your brand’s unique personality shine through regardless of industry. Honest, compliant content can still be engaging and (most importantly) effective.

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Dan Gower
Owner, Buddy Gardner Advertising

In the News

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Buddy Gardner in Business Insider

Dan Gower provided comments about how copywriters can be more successful. He was introduced as a specialist in the automotive, web development, and cannabis industries.

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Buddy Gardner in UpCity

UpCity specializes in helping companies with B2B partner selection. Dan Gower of Buddy Gardner Advertising was quoted in an article about the best SEO Blogs to read.

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Buddy Gardner in Databox

Databox is a leading business analysis tool that helps businesses track and improve their marketing performance. Buddy Gardner Advertising was mentioned in an article about how to launch and run successful ad campaigns.


"I had the pleasure of working with Dan of Buddy Gardner Advertising for almost 2 years. The level of professionalism and creativity in all the written pieces far exceeded our expectations. Dan fit seamlessly into our team (and pretty much became part of our team). Deadlines were never missed and he even took on tight turnaround times (and even those had flawless content). We could always lean on him and he would deliver. Looking forward to working with him again!"

Meghan Norris,
via Google Reviews

"My experience with Buddy Gardner Advertising has been nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for someone that will come to you prepared with the knowledge, skills and best practices needed for your digital marketing needs, then Buddy Gardner is definitely the way to go"

Laura Boling,
via Google Reviews

"Really impressive response rate, clear reporting, and constant feedback. Do yourself a favor and connect immediately!"

Trent Dardick,
via Google Reviews

Why Choose a Dedicated Digital Marketing Agency?

Digital marketing is evolving quickly as an industry. This is exciting because it means there are always new opportunities to gain a competitive advantage over less diligent competitors. Constant learning and adaptation help brands stay ahead of the game. The best digital marketing strategies combine a scientific approach with the human touch required to form genuine connections.

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