Tim Cawley

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Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Tim is an alum of agencies such as Mullen, Hill Holliday, Y&R and Carmichael Lynch. In 2014, he co-founded Sleek Machine, which grew to be one of the most highly-regarded small agencies in New England. In 2019, he took all he’d learned from that venture and channeled it into HeyLet’sGo!

Tim’s work as a Writer, Director and Creative Director has been featured in Adweek, Ad Age’s Creativity Online (where he has over 50 credits), One Show (which he’s judged twice), Cannes, Clio, Webbys (People’s Choice Winner), Communication Arts, and the New England Hatch Awards (twice winning Best of Show). He’s name-checked in the influential advertising book Hey Whipple, Squeeze This. Archive Magazine ranks him as one of the top ten U.S. writers of all time.

As a filmmaker, he’s directed hundreds of ads/pieces of content, and screened in competition at such festivals at Locarno, Montreal World, Vancouver, New Orleans and Independent Film Festival of Boston. Two feature documentaries he directed/produced, From Nothing, Something and make|SHIFT have been acquired for distribution by The Orchard and Gravitas Ventures, respectively. His narrative short Well-Founded Concerns won “Best Short Film” at Sci-Fi London.

Tim is also an ASCAP songwriter whose music has been featured in hundreds of television shows around the world - including one of those “Real Housewives” spinoffs, which made his mom super excited. His cover band once opened for Debbie Gibson at Syracuse University Dance Marathon.