About us

Who we are in less than 73 seconds.

What We Do

  • Marketing Communications •
  • Advertising •
  • Digital Marketing •
  • Public Relations & Corporate Communications •
  • Transmedia •
  • Content Development
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Everything You Need

You won’t find one person who handles all 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.

A great idea comes from anywhere.

Imagine a place where a project manager writes a winning headline. Or a designer discovers insights that change everything. The best ideas—and the best way to make those ideas come to life—win every time. The work always comes before egos.

It’s all about your audience, really.

Your audience tells us what’s real about your brand. It’s not about how you feel about it. Or how we feel about it. We discover what your audience finds true and useful about what you’re offering them, starting with exploring who they are, where they play, and how they engage and buy. But leave that up to us.


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 40 years ago—is still at the core of what we do.

You may not always like what we say.

But we’ll say it anyway. With every service under one roof, there’s no reason for us to sell you something you don’t need. You’ll always get our candid recommendation—making us the completely unbiased partner you’ve been seeking.

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.

We work with some amazing friends.