Ross Cranford is an advertising veteran having more than two decades of experience in the field. Before co-founding Cranford Co., Ross worked his way up the ladder at Arkansas’s largest advertising agency, from copy specialist, to writer, digital creative director, account executive, director of strategic planning, to Vice President of Tourism Services. A graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a double major in Government and Fine Arts (studio), Ross worked for a Hollywood producer, a successful presidential campaign, and the United States Department of Commerce before going into advertising.
Across his career, Ross has preformed every job an agency may require—from creative to account services, strategic planning, web development, social media, public relations, media buying, and more. Ross has provided key creative and strategic leadership for clients such as the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Visit Hot Springs, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, the Arkansas State Fair, the Clinton Presidential Center, Arkansas Game and Fish, PK Grills, Heifer International, Rose Law Firm and more. He’s won countless advertising awards including four Best of Shows at the Arkansas ADDYs, dozens of Regional ADDYs and five National ADDYs. He is currently President of AdClub Little Rock, a member of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership board, and a graduate of Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater Little Rock program.