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Our History

Our History

In 1994, our founder, Arnie Malham, was fired from his job at Nashville’s CBS Affiliate. His work on the side—a small ad agency run out of his home—got noticed by his bosses, who felt it represented a conflict of interest with his work at the station. It was go time, and fortunately, the trust placed in him by his first clients—J. Marshall Hughes, Bob Crumley, and Bill Berg—set the foundation for years to come.

Arnie and Jimmy Bewley, our longstanding Vice President and General Counsel, determined over time that an uncompromising focus on both client success and employee culture proved to be a winning and sustaining formula. cj Advertising grew to be the largest full-service advertising agency exclusively serving personal injury brands in the country. The agency now serves 33 local clients in 48 markets across the U.S. and Canada, as well as over 10 national clients.

cj has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Nashville,” and the agency was a recipient of the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award in 2012.

In 2018, Arnie and Jimmy stepped aside to usher in a new era for our agency. Chad Dudley and Micki Love have taken the helm to drive our clients and our employees forward with their industry expertise and aggressive focus on agency growth.

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