About Us

Thanks for visiting Chops. We’re a Nashville, Tennessee advertising and marketing agency that helps build local and national brands with award winning creative services, and strategic media planning and buying. Founded by agency veterans Judy Caplan and Greg Hopkins in 2009, Chops provides solutions for businesses that want big agency ideas without all of the…well…big agency. If you‘re looking for ways to take your marketing to the next level, or maybe just some fresh thinking, let’s get together and find out if we would be a good fit for your marketing team.

Greg Hopkins: Partner/Creative Director

Greg launched his career in advertising as Jr. Art Director at DK&Y in Edina, MN where he worked on Toro, Winnebago Industries and General Mills. He then accepted a position at Bozell Kamstra in Minneapolis MN where he flourished as an Art Director working on Fujitsu, Red Baron, Tony’s Pizza, and Wagner Sprayers. In 2004 he moved to Nashville Tennessee and accepted a Sr. Art Director position at Frank Best International where he continued to deliver big ideas for Honda, Columbia State University, Nashville Zoo and Sprintz Furniture.

Judy Caplan: Partner/Media Director

Precisely defining client target audiences and the most effective means to reach them by utilizing the best media research available is what stirs her coffee. Judy has planned and placed award-winning local, regional and national media campaigns for a long list of clients including; Honda, Sprintz Furniture, Western Sizzlin, The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville Zoo, Ryan’s Steakhouse, The Hermitage, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Grand Ole Opry, The Tennessee State Museum and many others. Want to get your product in front of the right people? You want Judy on your team.