Bill Hinkle

AdjunctOliphant Hall 

Bill Hinkle has worked in the advertising business in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over 40 years, the past twenty as President, Creative Director for Hinkle Creative Services, Inc. Hinkle has represented clients in virtually every business area and his work has been published/broadcasted in every state in America, plus internationally in Canada and Mexico.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.S. in Broacast Journalism, 1969, The University of Tulsa

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Advertising, Public Relations, Broadcast Production

Previous Teaching Experience

  • 17 consecutive years at The University of Tulsa 

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • 43 years in the advertising agency field – 1969 – 2012

Relevant Pro Bono Work

Tulsa Advertising Federation • NatureWorks • Salvation Army • Oktoberfest • MayFest • Sustainable Tulsa • Tulsa Police Department • Tulsa Youth Chorale • Conference USA Basketball Tournament • Cherry Street Farmers’ Market • Make-A-Wish Foundation • Hillcrest Hospital • City of Tulsa Ozone Alert • City of Tulsa Animal Welfare • Girl Scouts of America (Tulsa) • Phillips’ Theological Seminary • Tulsa Red Cross • Operation Aware • Family & Children’s Services • Tulsa Public Schools • Tulsa Community College • Muskogee Regional Medical Center • Grand Lake Association

Professional Affiliations

  • Tulsa Advertising Federation

Courses Taught at TU

  • Media & Concepts Strategies (COM 3453)
  • Principles of Advertising (COM 3433)
  • National Student Advertising Competition (COM 4443)

Awards & Recognition

  • Gold Award, Best Radio Campaign for Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma Colleges Communication/Advertising Competition, June, 2011
  • • 3rd PLACE • April, 2009 National Student Advertising Competition – 10th District (Houston, Tx) • 4TH PLACE • 2007 National Student Advertising Competition – 10th District (Ft. Worth, Tx) • 4th PLACE – 2004 National Student Advertising Competition – 10th District (Oklahoma City)
  • Eight Addys, 10 Citations of Excellence for The Ad Program at The University of Tulsa – 2011 Addy Awards, Tulsa Advertising Federation
  • Nine Citations of Excellence for Hinkle Creative Services, Inc – 2011 Addy Awards,Tulsa Advertising Federation
  • International Association of Business Communicators, 2011 Bronze Quill “Award of Excellence” for Public Service Company of Oklahoma (“It Takes Such Little Energy”)
  • PRSA Silver Link Awards (2010) – First place award, Conference USA basketball tournament promotional campaign (The Ad Program at The University of Tulsa)
  • PRSA Silver Link Awards (2009) – Five first place awards for Tulsa Opera, “I Love Opera” campaign (Hinkle Creative Services, Inc.)
  • EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR, April, 2009 National Student Advertising Competition – 10th District (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana)
  • 2009 TU Faculty Member of the Year – TU Student/Athletes Awards Banquet