Don Davis

partner/new business development

16 years experience in agency and account management

A former TV news anchor, Don knows how to get to the heart of the story and see it through to award-winning delivery. 15 years ago, he co-founded one of the region’s most successful advertising agencies, which he led prior to forming Davis South Barnette & Patrick.


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Meridith South

partner/client services

15 years experience in consumer research, media strategy and account management

Meridith manages multiple aspects of client service with a singular focus: return on investment. She begins each strategy where she began her career—consumer research. With exacting insight on both the target market and the daily-changing digital landscape, Meridith provides industry-leading media and brand strategy for clients in travel and tourism, healthcare, finance, real estate development, service industries, and political campaigns across the southeast.


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Dave Barnette

partner/co-creative director

16 years experience in copywriting and creative direction

Dave’s writing and creative direction can be seen in the success of tourism clients across the Southeast as well as in his best-selling regional humor published by HarperCollins. Dave keeps his work fresh through ongoing studies at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he holds his MFA.


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Ira Patrick

partner/co-creative director

19 years experience in art direction and creative direction

Ira’s highly awarded career has included experience in the region’s strongest agencies on behalf of numerous national accounts. In art direction and creative direction, he is relentless in his work to move consumers and eliminate mediocrity. Predictable and unoriginal work threatens clients—and never gets past him.


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Santa Rosa County TDC

Santa Rosa County TDC

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Red River Bank

Red River Bank

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Spectrum Resorts

Spectrum Resorts

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Henderson Park Inn

Henderson Park Inn

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Alabama Building Trades Alliance

Alabama Building
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Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl

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The Blake

The Blake

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Fort Conde Inn

Fort Conde Inn

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Brands we believe in

We are relentless in our pursuit of honest brand distinction. This single-minded effort eliminates clichés, easy answers and self-serving work; it leads us consistently to an intersection of lasting value for our clients and their targets. The principals of Davis South Barnette & Patrick have generated 5 million tourism room nights, merged 6 bank brands, placed more than $35 million in national media and helped elect more than 60 public servants. The brands below—both current and those served previously by the agency principals—have built the experience base we bring to each client today.

People

Each client’s work is led by the agency partners supported by a team chosen from 50 available full-time employees including a core staff of 10 in our Mobile office.

Don Davis

Don Davis

partner/
new business development

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Meridith South

Meridith South

partner/
client services

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Dave Barnette

Dave Barnette

partner/
co-creative director

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W. Ira Patrick

W. Ira Patrick

partner/
co-creative director

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Contact/location

Davis South Barnette & Patrick is proud to be part of the revitalization of Fort Condé Village in downtown Mobile. Home to the AAA Four Diamond Fort Condé Inn, the village’s location allows us to live and work near Mobile Bay with easy access to our clients along the I-10 and I-65 corridors.