Robert (Bob) W. Hammer has over 50 years in the television and entertainment business as an executive producer, producer, writer and director. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He represents the Lower Great Lakes Region. Within the regional chapter he has been chairman of the Emmy® Awards and Administration committee for 22 years. He has also served as Chapter President and Governor.
Bob has been a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1977 and has produced the regional Emmy® awards show 5 times.
In television advertising, Hammer was best known for creating commercials. Thousands and thousands of commercials. Millimeter magazine once estimated 40,000+ commercials and projects. Many commercials were for the Cleveland regional market, while others were distributed nationally and some internationally. Bob has directed many Hollywood and New York talent including Bob Hope, Henny Youngman, Alan Ludden, Gates McFadden, Cliff Bemis, Townsend Coleman and more. Bob also had a niche market in the world of direct response advertising. The commercials that ended with “Call Now! Operators are standing by!” Some of the productions have been translated into 57 languages and seen around the world.
Hammer has received the Silver Circle recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, in addition to Telly’s, Clio’s, Addy’s and the New York International Film Festival.
Bob has retired from active commercial production. He stays occupied with the National Academy, Rotary International, and a thriving real estate business.