BOHAN Takes Home Gold at ‘Advertising Age’ Small Agency of the Year Awards

BOHAN's neighbors got the word quickly about the Ad Age selection.

Nashville shop named best small agency in the Southeast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – BOHAN Advertising has been named the 2014 Southeast Small Agency of the Year by marketing trade publication Advertising Age.

The announcement came at Ad Age’s sold-out small agency conference in Austin, Texas. Hundreds of agencies entered the awards show, which identifies the hottest up-and-coming ad agencies from around the country.

The Ad Age recognition follows a three-year period of growth for the agency, with profits doubling and revenues increasing 42 percent.

BOHAN's neighbors got the word quickly about the Ad Age selection.“We feel honored to be Ad Age’s Southeast Agency of the Year,” said David Bohan, chairman of BOHAN. “We have an incredible group of people at the agency, and I’m thankful for their commitment and hard work that is being recognized with an award of this magnitude.”

Bohan launched the agency in 1990 with one client and a small office on Nashville’s Music Row. Twenty-four years later, the office has become an entire city block, and the agency is competing in national pitches for household brand names.

This year, BOHAN beat out national agencies twice its size to win the O’Charley’s casual dining chain business. Other national brands on the roster include Dollar General and Jos. A. Bank, and in a city known as the “Silicon Valley of healthcare,” BOHAN was named AOR this year for one of the country’s most progressive health systems, Saint Thomas Health.

“We never lose sight of what has taken us this far, and that is the trust, collaboration and true partnership we have with each of our clients.” said Kerry Graham, CEO and vice chairman.

The agency is in the midst of expanding its headquarters in The Gulch neighborhood of Nashville as it adds staff to handle recent new business wins.

“We have a stellar talent base, and building on that is a big focus for us as we take the agency forward,” said Shari Day, president and COO. “Winning the small agency of the year award is a game changer.”

About BOHAN Advertising:
BOHAN Advertising, established in 1990 and based in Nashville, Tenn., is a full-service advertising and marketing agency. The agency has clients in the tourism/hospitality, healthcare, retail and consumer goods categories. Please visit for more.


Hollie Rapello, Director of Agency Communications