Hello

We’re on a mission to work with the world’s most innovative marketers.

The biggest threat to business isn’t rejection: it’s indifference.

At least half the stuff we’ve worked on with them is not traditional advertising.”— JetBlue Client

Everyone in the agency is equally adept at talking about all disciplines.” — JetBlue Client

They really have
everything — creative
and analytics… — Zappos.com Client

We are a global creative boutique.

With many long arms, each able to deliver a powerful blow, several hearts that beat in unison and one sharp mind that shares a bold vision, MullenLowe is really unlike any other agency out there. We started with the merger of two kindred spirit agencies. We had complementary capabilities but more importantly we had long histories of being very entrepreneurial organizations. We were scrappy to the core and the result was one global creative boutique that shared the same vision. To work with the world’s most innovative marketers.

Culture

MullenLowe U.S.’s culture is entirely about limitless possibilities and a relentless belief in a future that is bigger than the past. It’s how we started our company. It’s how we built it. It’s how we continue to evolve and innovate. Check out the video above to see the latest creations in the MullenLowe U.S.’s innovation lab.

Clients

We’re fortunate to work with a number of courageous, thought-leader brands. These are clients who make us better and push us farther, who are eager to take risks, who want to do things that have never been done before.

Leadership

  • Lee-Newman
    Lee-Newman
    Lee Newman Chief Executive Officer Lee has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results. At MullenLowe U.S., he oversees all four domestic offices, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration across each. He brings deep experience in the automotive industry, having worked on BMW’s groundbreaking “BMW Films” campaign as well as Audi’s award-winning “Art of the Heist” campaign. Prior to joining MullenLowe U.S., Lee served as President of Ogilvy Chicago, overseeing all aspects of their integrated offering. Before that he served as Managing Director of Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. During his four years there, the office added new clients, significantly increased profitability and expanded its footprint to include Russia and the Middle East. In 2011, The Gunn Report named Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam the most creatively awarded agency in the world. Over his career, he has worked with many prestigious companies to build some of the world’s strongest brands — BMW, Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Heineken and Levi’s, to name just a few. X  Close
  • Mark Wenneker
    Mark Wenneker
    Mark Wenneker CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER Since joining MullenLowe U.S. in 2008, Mark has led the agency into a creative resurgence with a slew of wins with challenger brands including Zappos, JetBlue, American Greetings, Royal Caribbean, Google, National Geographic Channel and Acura. Under Mark’s leadership, MullenLowe has been on the Ad Age A-List three times, a Creativity Magazine Innovator two times, and a Fast Company Most Innovative Company. MullenLowe also scored a Grand Effie for American Greetings’ “World’s Toughest Job,” six Cannes Lions, an Emmy for the National Geographic Channel, and the coveted One Show award for Best Automotive Advertising in the World for Acura’s safety spot called “The Test.” Prior to working at MullenLowe, Mark was with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for nine years, where he created famous work for HP, Comcast, Doritos, Hyundai, HBO, and Saturn. His Saturn “Sheet Metal” spot was named one of the top 10 best car ads in the last 25 years by the One Show, and his quirky “It’s Comcastic” ads were named Campaign of the Year by Adweek. He has three girls and a very patient and understanding wife. X  Close
  • Kristen Cavello
    Kristen Cavello
    Kristen Cavallo President As President of MullenLowe Boston, Kristen leads an agency built to work with ambitious thought leaders. Kristen has led strategic brand planning for numerous domestic and global challenger brands, including Acura, Volkswagen, Saab, adidas, Charles Schwab, Kohler, Coca-Cola, American Greetings and Miller Brewing. Kristen is a two-time winner of the Jay Chiat Award, the industry’s highest award for strategic excellence, for her work on Volkswagen and Coca-Cola. She believes we live in a world of increased competition, and the biggest threat to business today isn’t rejection, but indifference. For a challenger to win, they must have the ambition to steer conversation towards their brand and in their favor. As a growth officer, Kristen focuses on repositioning and differentiating the agency by utilizing her planning background. In her three years at MullenLowe U.S., the agency has doubled in size, opened offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles and twice been named to the Ad Age Agency A-List. In her six-year tenure at The Martin Agency, the agency was one of the fastest growing agencies in the country, named to the Ad Age A-List five consecutive years, and in 2010, Adweek named them Agency of the Year. X  Close
  • John Moore
    John Moore
    John Moore Global President, MullenLowe Mediahub John is the Global President of MullenLowe Mediahub and is responsible for crafting the department’s vision and spearheading new business initiatives. Since taking over the top spot, he has built an operation that focuses on embracing and leveraging change as a competitive weapon in today's hyper-competitive market. John has worked on brands including XM Satellite Radio, Wendy’s, H&R Block, Converse, Monster.com, General Motors, NEC and Whirlpool and he was named an Ad Age Media Maven in 2010. X  Close
  • Sheila Leyne
    Sheila Leyne
    Sheila Leyne EVP, Managing Partner Sheila has built PR/Social Influence practice at MullenLowe U.S. into the largest of its kind in the context of a full-service communications agency. The group focuses on five sectors: Consumer Marketing, Technology, Financial, Corporate Reputation and Nutrition/Healthcare. Sheila’s team understands the broader context of brand building. Not only are her people superb publicists, but they also know how to employ a wide spectrum of tools and techniques to help companies achieve their business goals. X  Close
  • Paul Slack
    Paul Slack
    Paul Slack Chief Operating Officer Paul provides our clients and management with coherent and timely information and advice on financial and personnel matters. This includes our technology, facility, human resources, accounting, policies and procedures. But Paul isn’t all about numbers—he loves working with creative, intelligent people. X  Close
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    Dave Weist Executive Creative Director Over the years Dave has been able to apply his writing talents to purpose-driven brands like Volkswagen, HUMMER, Cadillac, TIAA CREF, RED, JetBlue, Zappos, NOOK by Barnes and Noble, U.S. Cellular, Google and many more.  He’s proud of the fact that he gets results (having worked on the most successful Cadillac campaign in history) and he doesn’t mind winning awards, either, with every international award to his credit, including the Cannes Grand Prix.  Dave believes in the team concept and loves to work across channels but he doesn’t believe in funny little quips at the end of bios.  Whoops, looks like we broke his rule there.  X  Close
  • _tim-vaccarino (1)
    _tim-vaccarino (1)
    Tim Vaccarino Executive Creative Director Tim is the consummate art director and he’s been able to hone his craft on forward-thinking brands like Volkswagen, HUMMER, Cadillac, TIAA CREF, U.S. Cellular, Google, JetBlue, Zappos, NOOK by Barnes and Noble, Acura and many more.  A tinkerer at heart, Tim loves to make beautiful things with an array of talented people.  He sees that as the great privilege of this job and the results have shown themselves in every international award, including AICP where his work is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art.  Vac (as he likes to be called) lives in Plymouth, MA with his wife and three children.  Here, he prefers to keep it real and never speak of himself in the third person. X  Close
  • marc-kempter
    marc-kempter
    Marc Kempter EVP, Director of Account Service From running his own company to running the largest retail account in the world, the common thread in Marc’s career has been his belief in the power of great ideas to transform brands. Marc comes to MullenLowe U.S. from The Martin Agency where, in addition to running Walmart, he developed new agency-client organizational models and revamped their new business efforts. Previously, he founded and ran “Core,” a collective of marketers and creatives that was then named one of the top 10 creative agencies by Graphis magazine. He has worked on a broad spectrum of brands including Walmart, Mentos, Penske, Play It Again Sports, Motorola and BFGoodrich. Since joining MullenLowe U.S., he has become integral to the agency’s operational innovation, talent deployment, growth and creative excellence. X  Close
  • Lisa-Setten
    Lisa-Setten
    Lisa Setten SVP, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTION Lisa oversees integration over four of our U.S. production offices, all while expanding our full-service in-house production company, Yeti. It would be safe to say Lisa likes to stay rather busy. Lisa comes to us from JWT New York, where she guided a team of 100+ content creators on clients like Puma, Rolex and Macy’s. Throughout her career, Lisa has produced award-winning work for clients, garnering multiple Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils and AICP Advertising Excellence/Campaign awards, among others. Lisa’s passion is bringing ideas to life, but the “productions” she’s most proud of are her two lovely daughters. X  Close
  • joe-grimaldi
    joe-grimaldi
    JOE GRIMALDI Chairman I love this agency that I have been part of for over three decades, ever since we were only a dozen people. Before I became Chairman, I was CEO, President, COO and Director of Client Services. I started my ad career in NY after brief stints as a professional musician, a custom-design motorcycle builder and a construction worker. It has been my great fortune and privilege to help build this company and the underlying culture that makes its success sustainable. I believe in embracing change and taking risks, hiring people immensely more talented than myself, giving them room for their passions to soar, harnessing their collective force with a meaningful shared purpose, and doing all of this in an egalitarian, managed-chaos environment that fosters collisions of diverse thought and skills for inspired innovation and creativity on our clients’ behalf. My greatest contribution is installing our current leadership team. They instinctively possess the MullenLowe U.S. DNA, and they have the vision, talent, desire, determination and camaraderie to take our agency – and, just as importantly, our clients – to places that will greatly exceed expectations. X  Close
  • Lee-Newman
    Lee-Newman
    Lee Newman Chief Executive Officer Lee has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results. At MullenLowe U.S., he oversees all four domestic offices, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration across each. He brings deep experience in the automotive industry, having worked on BMW’s groundbreaking “BMW Films” campaign as well as Audi’s award-winning “Art of the Heist” campaign. Prior to joining MullenLowe U.S., Lee served as President of Ogilvy Chicago, overseeing all aspects of their integrated offering. Before that he served as Managing Director of Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. During his four years there, the office added new clients, significantly increased profitability and expanded its footprint to include Russia and the Middle East. In 2011, The Gunn Report named Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam the most creatively awarded agency in the world. Over his career, he has worked with many prestigious companies to build some of the world’s strongest brands — BMW, Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Heineken and Levi’s, to name just a few. X  Close
  • Mark Wenneker
    Mark Wenneker
    Mark Wenneker CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER Since joining MullenLowe U.S. in 2008, Mark has led the agency into a creative resurgence with a slew of wins with challenger brands including Zappos, JetBlue, American Greetings, Royal Caribbean, Google, National Geographic Channel and Acura. Under Mark’s leadership, MullenLowe has been on the Ad Age A-List three times, a Creativity Magazine Innovator two times, and a Fast Company Most Innovative Company. MullenLowe also scored a Grand Effie for American Greetings’ “World’s Toughest Job,” six Cannes Lions, an Emmy for the National Geographic Channel, and the coveted One Show award for Best Automotive Advertising in the World for Acura’s safety spot called “The Test.” Prior to working at MullenLowe, Mark was with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for nine years, where he created famous work for HP, Comcast, Doritos, Hyundai, HBO, and Saturn. His Saturn “Sheet Metal” spot was named one of the top 10 best car ads in the last 25 years by the One Show, and his quirky “It’s Comcastic” ads were named Campaign of the Year by Adweek. He has three girls and a very patient and understanding wife. X  Close
  • Mullen-Web-illustrations_Cameron
    Mullen-Web-illustrations_Cameron
    Cameron McNaughton Managing Director Cameron leads our one-hundred person team dedicated to Acura. With a record of building automotive brands and results, Cameron came to MullenLowe LA from Hudson Rouge, a WPP agency working on Lincoln. Prior to that, he spent time at McKinney & Silver on the Audi business before creating a consulting firm for GMAC, Hyundai, Audi, and Volvo. Much of his career was spent in New York until he joined us here on the West Coast to pursue his love of cars, sunshine, and advertising. X  Close
  • Mullen-Web-illustrations_Margaret
    Mullen-Web-illustrations_Margaret
    Margaret Keene Executive Creative Director Margaret was named MullenLowe LA’s first executive creative director in August 2014, leading the charge on Acura. She comes to MullenLowe LA from Saatchi & Saatchi LA, where she led creative development for the Toyota brand across all creative platforms. Marg started her advertising career at TBWACHIATDAY, where she helped create iconic work for Apple, Nissan, and Pedigree. She won her first advertising awards on the Apple “Think Different” campaign. On Nissan, she helped launch the “Innovation for All” campaign and the first-ever iAd on iPhone, debuting the Nissan Leaf. A sunny SoCal native, she’s known for putting people first and blasting reggae in her car. X  Close
  • Mullen-Web-illustrations_Tom
    Mullen-Web-illustrations_Tom
    Tom Donovan SVP, Director of Strategy Tom heads the strategy department here at MullenLowe LA. He joins us from Ogilvy & Mather in London where he led global planning on Unilever. His team relaunched Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty,” which won the Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes as well as many other creative and effectiveness awards. Previously, Tom spent twelve years at TBWAChiatDay, where he helped turn around the Nissan brand and established Infiniti in the luxury segment. He actually began his advertising career at MullenLowe U.S. on BMW and Timberland. After many years in L.A., he considers himself a California native and he’s glad to be home. X  Close
  • Lisa-Setten
    Lisa-Setten
    Lisa Setten SVP, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTION Lisa oversees integration over four of our U.S. production offices, all while expanding our full-service in-house production company, Yeti. It would be safe to say Lisa likes to stay rather busy. Lisa comes to us from JWT New York, where she guided a team of 100+ content creators on clients like Puma, Rolex and Macy’s. Throughout her career, Lisa has produced award-winning work for clients, garnering multiple Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils and AICP Advertising Excellence/Campaign awards, among others. Lisa’s passion is bringing ideas to life, but the “productions” she’s most proud of are her two lovely daughters. X  Close
  • Mullen-Web-illustrations_Ina
    Mullen-Web-illustrations_Ina
    Ina Watkins SVP, Group Media Director Ina heads our engagement planning department here in Los Angeles. She built and led the Total Communications Department at Hudson Rouge, Ford’s full-service NY agency, charged with rebuilding and growing the Lincoln brand globally. Ina has held upper level media positions for clients including L’Oréal Paris and Coca-Cola and has led groups at Universal McCann, MediaVest, BBDO, and Grey. Ina left her native Austria in 1995 and enjoys art, travel, and the outdoors when she can. X  Close
  • Lee-Newman
    Lee-Newman
    Lee Newman Chief Executive Officer Lee has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results. At MullenLowe U.S., he oversees all four domestic offices, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration across each. He brings deep experience in the automotive industry, having worked on BMW’s groundbreaking “BMW Films” campaign as well as Audi’s award-winning “Art of the Heist” campaign. Prior to joining MullenLowe U.S., Lee served as President of Ogilvy Chicago, overseeing all aspects of their integrated offering. Before that he served as Managing Director of Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. During his four years there, the office added new clients, significantly increased profitability and expanded its footprint to include Russia and the Middle East. In 2011, The Gunn Report named Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam the most creatively awarded agency in the world. Over his career, he has worked with many prestigious companies to build some of the world’s strongest brands — BMW, Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Heineken and Levi’s, to name just a few. X  Close
  • Taylor Bryant
    Taylor Bryant
    Taylor Bryant EVP, Managing Director Taylor honed his skills in marketing working with CPG, technology, financial services and telecommunications clients. His passion lies in deconstructing brands, digging into customer mindsets and developing strategies to reposition brands in transition. He’s led strategic initiatives for clients including McDonald's, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Pillsbury, Levi's, Timberland and Nintendo. Taylor has two kids at home, so taming the dynamic marketing landscape feels like a walk in the park. X  Close
  • Jason Black
    Jason Black
    Jason Black EVP, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jason is a digitally-savvy creative leader and a born nonconformist who believes that an idea can only be great if it serves a clear purpose. He stimulates transformational thinking and drives collaboration across all communications disciplines. Jason brings a diverse client experience to MullenLowe Winston-Salem, including Unilever, Nintendo, La Quinta Inns & Suites, T.J.Maxx, Alaska Airlines, Men's Wearhouse, FOX Sports and MGM Entertainment. X  Close
  • Heidi Grassi
    Heidi Grassi
    Heidi Grassi EVP, Group Account Director Heidi’s experience is truly unique. She’s a marketing hybrid with deep experience in above-the-line branding and positioning, and a history of leveraging data-driven customer insights for transformational results through demand generation and multichannel CRM. In layman's terms, she's worn a lot of hats and worn them well. Heidi's driven to make marketing programs actionable and accountable across all channels. Furthermore, she has served a wide range of Fortune 500 clients across several industries, including financial services, telecom, technology and retail. But her biggest undertaking to date has been managing the demands of two little boys, born 13 months apart. X  Close
  • shaun-stripling
    shaun-stripling
    Shaun Stripling SVP, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Shaun has an insatiable curiosity that fuels her desire to dissect, understand and, ultimately, move consumers to action. She’s lead successful brand-building initiatives for a diverse range of blue-chip brands, including Holland America Line, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, McDonald's, Royal Velvet, Audi of America, NASDAQ and Chateau Ste. Michelle. Shaun sees each marketing challenge as an opportunity to explore the human condition, ask smarter questions, and sometimes, just listen. X  Close
  • Anne Elwell
    Anne Elwell
    Anne Elwell EVP, Group Account Director Anne has been leading account teams across the country and around the world—from Gatorade and Oreo in Singapore to Sealy Mattresses and Unilever's TRESemme brand in the U.S., she’s made a career out of immersing herself in the emotions and actions of consumers. Anne is a working mom who’s not only seasoned in CPG marketing, but also leads the charge on B2B brands including GlaxoSmithKline and BASF. X  Close