Who we are in less than 58 seconds.

We have everything you need.

You won’t find one person who handles all of the public relations projects or two web developers in the corner acting as an interactive shop. Every department has a full team of people working collaboratively in-house to get the best results for our clients.

What we do

Marketing Communications

  • Strategic Planning
  • Brand Development


  • Creative Design & Execution
  • Copywriting
  • Media Planning & Buying
  • Broadcast Production

Digital Marketing

  • User Experience/User Interface
  • Interactive Development

Public Relations & Corporate Communications

  • Publicity
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Reputation, Event & Crisis Management


  • Video Creation
  • Animation
  • Editing


  • Content Strategy
  • Content Creation
  • Content Integration
  • Distribution & Analysis

A great idea comes from anywhere.

A project manager writes a winning headline. A designer discovers insights that change everything. While we’re experts at our crafts, our true specialty is breaking our own boundaries to solve problems, even if that means an art director becomes an account executive for a few hours.

You may not always like what we have to say.

But we’ll say it anyways. That’s what being unbiased is about. We’ll always give you our candid recommendation and never sell you anything you don’t need.

We put your brand first and call it authenticity.

Your consumers tell us what’s real about your brand. It’s not about how we feel about it. Or how you feel about it. It’s about what your consumer finds true and useful about what you’re offering them. We focus on how they interact with your brand—how they digest, engage and buy—to reach them in an authentic way.

Driven by a vision.

Two successful ad men, Dale Gish and Hank Sherwood, started Gish, Sherwood & Friends in 1978 after many years of friendship. Both shared big agency experience and a common belief that building true partnerships with clients would be the key to success.

After many years working with Dale and Hank, Jeff Lipscomb and Roland Gibbons took over ownership in 1997 and began writing the next chapter. They quickly made the first interactive team in Nashville and followed their vision to provide all advertising disciplines underneath one roof. They saw the advantages of a fully integrated agency before it became an industry trend. And together, they still continue to add new capabilities to better serve our clients.

Today, we are simply called GS&F. And though our name has shifted and our services have significantly expanded, building positive partnerships with our clients—just as Dale and Hank believed 30 years ago—is still at the core of what we do.

Our founding members of GS&F

Our space.

Historic Cummins Station in downtown Nashville is our home. Located in the heart of a city known for music and culture, our space features an open-concept layout where big ideas know no bounds. Now it’s time to get busy.

Our Clients