To help someone do better, you have to know them better.

Welcome to Marcus Thomas

We seek impossible challenges. That’s what it says on our home page. But what does it mean?

You might think impossible is the keyword in this phrase. After all, impossible speaks to our tenacity, our grittiness, our Midwest work ethic. But in the case of Marcus Thomas, the word seek is the most important word in that phrase. Because we’re looking for impossible. We need impossible. We thrive on impossible.

Our approach is to help our clients create more experiences and fewer ads. More value and fewer interruptions. We start by helping our clients understand the human journey – not just the buyer journey – their customers and prospects are on.

We think brands that create value for people – that make people’s lives better even in some small way – will be the winners moving forward. These brands will develop long-term relationships with much better lifetime ROI. The industry’s current short-term focus on isolated data, on clicks and likes and transactions, works against this. Some say bucking this is impossible. We say, bring it on.


$235
million

CAPITALIZED BILLINGS

230

EMPLOYEES

35

DOGS

Awards

The most important reward for our work is knowing that we helped you achieve your business goals. It’s also nice to be recognized by our peers with awards like these:

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TIMELINE

First change to the letterhead.

Name change to Meek and Thomas.

At the helm

Our agency is closely held, led by a group of partners who believe independence is the foundation of a relationship that isn’t afraid to question everything and take risks.

Jim Nash Chief Executive Officer
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Joanne Kim Chief Diversity Officer
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Mark Bachmann Chief Client Officer
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Joe Blaha Chief Financial Officer
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Executive Leadership Team

To take on impossible challenges, you need a big group of people who know how to make big plans and, most importantly, who know how to bring big perspective and big expertise to the task at hand.

Scott Chapin Chief Operating Officer
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Heidi Modarelli-Frank Partner, Public Relations
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Jennifer Hirt Marchand Partner, Research
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Phil Johnston Partner, Strategy & Planning
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Raphael Rivilla Partner, Media & Analytics
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Jim Sollisch Partner, Executive Creative Director
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Jamie Venorsky Chief Creative Officer
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Ian Verschuren Chief Technology Officer
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Amber Zent Partner, Social Media
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Jason Hutchison Partner, Web & Application Development
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Elise James-DeCruise Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
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Patricio Sapir Partner, CRM and Marketing Automation
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Marcus Thomas is a proud member of MAGNET, a global community of the most successful, independent advertising and marketing agencies working together to share, learn and exchange!

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Insights, commentary and news

Agency News
Joanne Kim, longtime Marcus Thomas partner retires
Agency News
Marcus Thomas recruits chief diversity & inclusion officer Elise James-DeCruise
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