Team

MELISSA COX

Vice President

Melissa Cox is driven, quite honestly, by the challenge that something can’t be done. 

After working nights and weekends while putting herself through college, Melissa honed her skills in public relations at a Los Angeles firm,working 18-hour days helping clients with crisis communications during the Rodney King riots in the early 90s.

One of Melissa’s most rewarding challenges came when she was named editor of Focus on the Family’s Physician magazine. As the first female editor (and the youngest), she received several awards and secured interviews with several high-powered medical professionals across the nation. In addition to editing Physician, Melissa was responsible for organizing a team of over 80 physicians to writing, editing and providing artwork for Focus on the Family’s Complete Book of Baby and Child Care.

Upon completing her stint at Focus on the Family, Melissa was asked to become the marketing director forThe Medical Institute for Sexual Health, an organization whose mission was to communicate the importance of sexual abstinence due to the medical complications associated with sexually transmitted disease. While there, she had the opportunity to consult with President Bush’s Administration on issues surrounding adolescent health.

As Vice President of Cox Creative,Melissa has spent her time working organizations to communicate positive health messages about issues surrounding family formation and poverty prevention, adolescent health, parent/child connectedness and marital enrichment. In addition to working to empower families to reach their potential, Melissa has found a niche in helping organizations host concerts to raise funds and develop key relationships with stratetgic donors. Her ever growing roster of artists she has worked with includes Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Matthew West, Josh Wilson and Starfield.

A proud mother of two athletic boys, Melissa continues to be an overachiever. When she’s not playing with her kids, she applies herambitious “visioneering” skills, exceptional networking abilities and diligent project management to help clients breakthrough to new levels of professionalism and success.

 

ALAN COX

President/Creative Director

Alan Cox has been intrigued by and immersed in creative communications since early childhood.

From word puzzles, books and music to photography, animation and computers, he’s always been fascinated by the power of creative mediums to elicit inspiration, express emotions and influence behaviors.

After earning a bacherlor’s degree in radio and TV, Alan launched his marketing and advertising career in the creative department of Pacific/West Communications Group, a Los Angeles-based ad agency,where he honed and developed copywriting, graphic design and print buying skills. After working two years on such major accounts as Waste Management of North America, LAX International Airport and The Cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Redondo Beach, he accepted a new position at one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations, heading up an in-house creative team of writers, designers and print buyers. There he developed a strong grasp of budget stretching, targeted marketing and creative team management.

Five years later, with the skills and relationships developed in the creative director role, he launched Cox Creative, a team-based virtual agency dedicated to providing innovative value and strategic creative excellence. Cox Creative’s broad range of services includes copywriting, video and radio production, print and outdoor campaigns, corporate identity packages, professional photography, product development and packaging, collateral tools, strategic consulting, special events, concert promotion and more.

The group’s dynamic work has been recognized with the awarding of numerous Impact, Addy and Telly awards. “Look Before You Leap,” an original 40-minute 3-screen film Cox conceptualized,wrote and produced,was the recipient of 5 Telly Awards alone.

He is the author of two published books and an original line of greeting cards. He’s also an overly enthusiasctic audiophile, a passionate parent of two tireless boys and a long-time lover of America’s favorite past time—baseball—which as it turns out is every bit as much fun for him to coach as it is to watch.

Alan Cox current resume