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Don Smyle

With over 15-years of professional media development and project management experience to his credit, company principal Don Smyle brings a wealth of talent to any project.

Career highlights include collaborations with numerous television networks and Fortune 500 companies, as well as contributions to award winning television shows, best-selling books, a major motion picture and most recently the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Recent agreements now bring both the Don Hunter Collection and the Tom Kirkland Archive under the Smyle Media banner. The addition of these world class photographic resources adds another powerful element to the Smyle Media portfolio.

Smyle Media Testimonials

“The Smyle Media photo database is very user friendly, containing many unique photographs that enhanced our retail offerings. It’s always exciting to login on and find new imagery as the database continues to expand”
....Lisa Shelby, Photo Editor, Press Pass Inc.

"Don's considerable knowledge and contagious enthusiasm proved to be invaluable in the preparation and completion of our mutlimedia (book with DVD) NASCAR chronicle, Speed, Guts & Glory: 100 Unforgettable Moments in NASCAR History" (Published by Warner Books Fall 2006)
....New York Times Best Selling Author Joe Garner

"Don's enthusiasm, love and knowledge of the sport combined with his exceptional organizational ability and multimedia production experience give him a combination of unique credentials"
.....Pam Miller, Emmy winning Fox Sports Producer 

"I have known Don for over 10 years and have found him to be honest and trustworthy, and have always enjoyed my relationship with him"
....Francis Flock, wife of NASCAR legend Tim Flock.


Smyle Media Recent Projects

  • Artifact and content consultant for NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Consultant with SPEED & Dakini on visually stunning NASCAR book, "Man Made Thunder" released June of 2009
  • Research & content Manager for Emmy nominated feature film on NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt
  • Project Manager for series of Telly Award winning CMT documentary's
  • Research Manager for History Channel documentary
  • Research and content advisor for book written by New York Times best selling Author Joe Garner

Don has developed an unparalleled reputation as the go-to resource in the media community. Through his extensive work in research and licensing he has development solid relationships with many of the industries resource agents, television networks, families, estates and content providers. Years of media production experience has also given Don first-hand knowledge of the premiere companies, people, production elements and agencies in and around the Charlotte region. These relationships and contacts within the production and Charlotte business community can be the difference your company is looking for in new project development. Whether it’s a documentary, marketing program, television show, book project, feature film, publication or media event we can assist.

Don Smyle

Don Smyle with NASCAR Hall of Fame Director Winston Kelley at the Hall of Fame topping-off ceremony held in downtown Charlotte. The Hall of Fame opened in May of 2010 and houses the cherished history of the sport. Please visit the official Hall of Fame website for additional information.