S.J. Barlament

Madison, WI USA

Professional Experience

S.J. Barlament is a writer, editor, and creative strategist based in Madison, Wisconsin. He has conceived of, written, and directed ad campaigns that produced results and won awards at the local, national, and international levels. A novel he edited a few years back ('Hard-Boiled Men,' by Guy Jacobs) received awards from the DIY Book Festival, the Hollywood Book Festival, and the New York Book Festival. From 2006 to 2009, he assisted Madison.com -- the website for Madison's two daily newspapers -- in exploring the concepts and feasibility of user-generated content and reverse-publishing.


11 Years
5 Years
3 Years


Arts & Humanities
20 Years
Other, Specify
12 Years
8 Years


Academia Other
9 Years
Advertising agency
12 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

9 Years


Gold, Silver, Judges Choice, and Best of Show Addy Awards, First Place INMA Awards, Awards of Excellence from the NAA.



An (e-mail) interview with Ben Kyle of the Minneapolis-based "Irish Americana pop" band Romantica.
An interview with Dan Wilson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic) on the occasion of the release of 'Free Life,' his 2007 solo album.
An (e-mail) interview with DJ Christopher Robin of the dub collective Ka-Boom!Box, based in Madison, Wisconsin.
An interview with Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets.


Analysis of the Green Bay Packers' 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on October 7, 2007.
A rumination on the un-retirement of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre in July of 2008.
An appreciation of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre on the occasion of his retirement from the NFL in March of 2008.

Sports, Culture and Media

The battle between the National Football League and the cable companies -- and what it means for, well, everyone.

Music Reviews

A review of 'Bullet Rain' by Hot Heels Records.
A review of 'The Hi-Jacked Generation' by Hot Heels Records.
A review of a show by Say Hi at The Project Lodge in Madison, Wisconsin.
A review of 'Back to the Surface Through Ten Feet of Ice,' a four-track EP by the dub collective Ka-Boom!Box.
Noticed: Hacktone Records' re-issue of Arthur Alexander's 'Lonely Just Like Me.'

Arts & Culture

An introduction to the gig-poster scene in Madison, Wisconsin.
Previews of (then-upcoming) shows by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mates of State, and Sigur Ros.
A short feature about the Madison chapter of the international independent film movement.

Copywriting & Creative Direction

A sampling of S.J. Barlament's work as a copywriter and creative director.