Mickey Hodges is the founder and driving force behind Adzooks and blogs at ROInternet. Since 1992, projects have included print, broadcast, PR and interactive work for regional agencies and clients including: The Memphis Zoo, The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, First Tennessee Bank, Tactical Magic, Hilton, Americare, ServiceMaster, International Paper, Smith & Nephew, Thomas & Betts, Saint Francis Hospital, Archer/Malmo, Bryan Foods, Philips, Terminix, Thompson & Company, FedEx and more.
Prior to starting Adzooks, he worked as associate creative director at Weinstock White & Associates and at Thompson & Company, developing strategy, directing creative and writing for clients such as Perkins Family Restaurants, Hardee’s, United Southern Bank, STP Super Service, Seabrook Wallcoverings, Megamarket and many others. Before coming to Memphis, Hodges, one of the rare natives of Atlanta, lived there and worked in the advertising and publishing industries for several years.
Over the years, his work has received numerous local, regional and national accolades, including recognition in Communication Arts Advertising Annual, the Athena Awards, the Print Regional Design Annual, the London International Advertising Awards, Best Of Show/Print in the Little Rock Addys, Best of Show/Broadcast in the West TN Addys, and Best of Show/Broadcast in the Memphis Addys. Hodges also has taught a class in advertising creativity at the Memphis College of Art.
Before his career in marcomm, Hodges served as the chief writer and first editor of Timeless Insights (now called Closer Walk), a monthly devotional guide published by Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. His work also appears prominently in the Closer Walk New Testament (Zondervan, 1990).
A Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate in Classical Languages at Furman University, he holds a Master of Arts in Classics from Vanderbilt University. Hodges also translates ancient Greek and biblical texts (particularly Byzantine liturgical hymns) for the Orthodox Church, including parts of the recently published Orthodox Study Bible (Spring ’08/Thomas Nelson). In the past, he has served on the boards of Mid-South Christian Services and the Dyslexia Foundation of Memphis, as well as on the parish council at St. John Orthodox Church. He tries to stay young by working with college students on the board of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (ocf.net).