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writer , advertising copywriter

William Leroy Talley, American writer, advertising copywriter. Recipient Nike awards (9) Advertising Federation Denver, 1969-1975, Ad awards (12) Public Utility Advertising Association, 1969-1975, Ad awards (10) American Advertising Federation, 1969-1975.


Talley, William Leroy was born on November 17, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Gerald Lyle and Beatrice Martha (Lindsey) Talley.


Bachelor in Mass Communication, University Denver, 1957.


Film editor/director Station KBTV, Channel 9, Denver, 1965-1967. Writer Ranck-Freiberger Advertising, 1967-1969. Writer, public coordinator Public Service Company of Colorado, 1970-1975.

Writer Campbell-Mithune Advertising, 1973. Chief writer Public Service Company of Colorado, 1973-1975. Assistant ad manager American National Bank, 1975-1976.

Creative supervisor Frye-Sills Advertising, 1976-1977. Creative director Marketplace Consultants, 1977-1978. President Talley Creative Services, 1978-1998.

Executive director Methods of Moderation and Abstinence. Writer awards show Advertising Federation Denver, 1979, legislation committee, 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (novel) You Can't Say It With Flowers, 1990. Contributor articles to publications.


Board directors Writer's Roundtable, Denver, 1975-1977, Colorado chapter American Atheists, Denver, 1980-1988, International Association Secular Recovery Organization, Florida, 1990. Founder Turning Points in Sobriety, Denver, 1980, Methods of Moderation and Abstinence, Denver, 1981. Member Methods of Moderation & Abstinence (board directors 1981-1998, certified 1987), International Association Secular Sobriety Groups (board directors), American Atheists.


  • Other Interests

    Novel writing, lecturing/debating the bible, helping addicts.


Married Norma Jean Payne, March 12, 1957 (divorced August 1972). Children: David Wayne, Sandra Lynn, Jeffrey William.

Gerald Lyle Talley

Beatrice Martha (Lindsey) Talley

Norma Jean Payne

David Wayne Talley

Sandra Lynn Talley

Jeffrey William Talley