Patrick Quinn, Professional Copywriter

Pat Quinn in front of his airplane.

Patrick Quinn is a copywriter, author, trainer and seminar leader with 40 years' experience of the advertising business. Both as an ad agency copy chief / creative director, and as a freelance copywriter. He has operated in London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Miami.

He has published 21 books, including:

  • The Secrets of Successful Copywriting
  • The Secrets of Successful Low Budget Advertising
  • The Secrets of Successful Exhibitions (Butterworth Heinemann)
  • Word Power – Versions 1 and 2 (Markethill Publishing)

Patrick Quinn has also published thirteen detective fiction novels with New English Library and Robert Hale; and he is the author of a Flying Training manual titled: Ready For Take-Off.

More recent titles are:

  • Thinking On Your Feet (Kogan Page),
  • When Do I Start? (Elliot),

Over the years, he has helped win for his clients just about every advertising award worth winning, including the prestigious Cork Film Festival Grand Prix for Kerrygold Butter (he is, indeed, the only British holder of this award).

Pat has produced concepts and copy for Press Campaigns nationally and internationally. For Direct Mail. Sales Promotion. PR. Radio and Television. Newsletters. And certain UK colleges use his books as a framework for their advertising and copy writing courses.

Pat is a qualified pilot and lives on a farm in the Scottish Borders with his wife Marion. He was recently awarded a combined M.A., Ph.D. and can often be seen, and heard, on the Edinburgh jazz scene where he “plays” drums for the The Standard Bearers.

HSCG (Holland). Sony (televisions). Stanley Tools. Shell. Scottish Amicable. Kwik-Fit. Lloyds Bowmaker. Powell-Duffryn. Covent Garden Opera House. British Telecom. The Library Association. Cala Homes. Kerrygold. Alfa Romeo. Irish Revenue Commissioners. London Dungeon. Miller Homes. Allied Irish Banks. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whisky. Philip Morris (Geneva). Bank of Scotland. Rossleigh (Jaguar). Dunlop. Jacobs Biscuits. Irish Distillers.