H2M is a privately held corporation with David Hanson at its helm as the agency’s President and CEO. Hanson’s broad-based marketing knowledge and background from the creative side of the business is what provides H2M with a unique perspective and vantage point among other regional agencies headed by leadership from the business side of the industry.
Hanson’s career began in advertising as a jingle writer with Friendship Productions in 1975. From there he branched into television film work in fashion and agriculture. In 1986, Hanson joined the former GL Ness agency and quickly rose to the position of Creative Director. His 14 years at GL Ness garnered 12 Best of Show awards for his creative work as well as national recognition through several well-known award competitions, including the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
Hanson has been author to some of the most memorable and successful campaigns in the region. Some of the campaigns he has created during his long career are:
Chips Free. Dinner Extra.™ for Paradiso Mexican Restuarants
Sit Down And Eat.™ for Kroll’s Diner
We Make Good Things Better.™ for Cass-Clay Creamery
Pleaze. Eat Responzibly.™ for Zorbaz Pizza and Mexican Jointz
You Have A Right To The Best.™ for the Vogel Law Firm
Life Is Rich. You’re Going To Need Some Capital.™ for Capital Credit Union
Fill Up Your Inner Space.™ for Space Aliens Grill & Bar
Breaking New Ground.™ for Peterson Farms Seed
Small Towns, Big Business for Peterson Farms Seed
You’ll Be Richer For Knowing Us for United Teletech Financial
David lives in Fargo during the winter months and on Pelican Lake in Ottertail County during the short summers of the northland with his wife Pam. Together they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.