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Advertising Agencies - Top 25

Ranked by net revenue | List information taken from the 2014 Black Book
Source: Company representatives and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Abbreviations: NP--Not provided, AJAX--asynchronous JavaScript and XML
Note: All financial information is for each company's most recently completed fiscal year as of July 2013.
Agency
Address
Phone • Website
Founded/
Offices
Revenue1
Gross billings2
Employees in MN/
worldwide
Top local executive
Billings3Specialties
Major clients
CTV
NTV
STV
Mag.
News
Radio
Out.
Dir.
Other
1
Olson
420 N 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-215-9800 • olson.com
1992
5
$90,600,000
$134,800,000
369
442
John Partilla
42.1
0
0
8.7
1.4
10.6
8.1
0
0
Advertising, public relations, interactive/digital, 1:1 loyalty marketing, mobile, social engagement
Target, Amtrak, Best Buy, General Mills, Miller Coors, Carlson
2
Periscope
921 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-399-0500 • periscope.com
1994
4
$57,872,450
$500,937,668
420
490
Greg Kurowski
15
20
15
15
5
3
2
5
0
Creative, design, experiential and events, digital and mobile, social media, strategy and analytics, loyalty marketing, packaging, pre-media/graphic services, media planning and buying, photography, and retail branding
Andersen Windows, Arctic Cat, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil, Great Clips, Minnesota Twins, Target, Truvia, UnitedHealth Group
3
Campbell Mithun
222 S 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-347-1000 • cmithun.com
1933
1
$46,000,0004
NP
260
260
Rob Buchner
16
5
20
8
3
18
5
3
0
Brand strategy/planning, collateral, communications strategy/planning, content strategy, CRM, 1:1, data, analytics, direct response (online/offline), media placement/planning, mobile, production, SEO, SEM, social media, and website development
General Mills, Land O'Lakes, Popeyes, SuperValu, Toro, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
4
Carmichael Lynch
110 N 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-334-6000 • carmichaellynch.com
1962
1
$41,000,0004
NP
200
200
Mike Lescarbeau
46.8
17.4
10.6
4.4
7
1.7
0
0
0
Brand building, broadcast and film, print, relationship advertising, social media, digital marketing, and PR
Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Newell Rubbermaid, Tempur-Pedic, Trane, Subaru of America
5
Fallon Worldwide
901 Marquette Ave., Ste. 2400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-758-2345 • fallon.com
1981
3
$40,479,000
NP
164
282
Mike Buchner
11
0
27
14
1
2
21
1
0
Creative services, including advertising, branding, account and connection planning, media planning and buying, interactive, and design
Cadillac, H&R Block, Deluxe Corporation, Purina, Travelers, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
6
Colle+McVoy
400 1st Ave. N, Ste. 700
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-305-6000 • collemcvoy.com
1935
1
$33,000,000
$65,000,000
220
220
Christine Fruechte
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
Account and strategic planning, advertising, design, direct marketing, guerilla marketing, interactive, media planning and buying, public affairs, and PR
Land O'Lakes, Caribou Coffee, CHS, General Mills, Indian Motorcycle, Nestle Purina
7
Paradysz
505 Hwy. 169 N, Ste. 800
Minneapolis, MN 55441
952-544-5121 • paradysz.com
1990
9
$31,000,000
$125,000,000
70
283
Mike Cousineau
0
0
0
1.6
4.8
0
0
25.8
67.8
Customer marketing and web analytics, audience and media research, multichannel optimization, and media buying
AARP, American Girl, VistaPrint,Sportsman's Guide, Amazon, Paralyzed Veterans of America
8
Martin Williams
60 S 6th St., Ste. 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-340-0800 • martinwilliams.com
1947
1
$28,875,0004
NP
170
170
Tom Moudry
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
Full-service advertising
Syngenta, Marvin Windows & Doors, Integrity from Marvin, P.F. Chang's, Pei Wei, Wolverine
9
Space150
212 3rd Ave. N, Ste. 150
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-332-6458 • space150.com
2000
3
$17,120,000
NP
94
110
William Jurewicz
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Digital concept and design, content development, brand strategy and identity, user-experience design, media planning and buying, site optimization, technology development, and social media
American Express, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cambria, Dairy Queen, OptumHealth, 3M
10
Risdall Advertising Agency Interactive
550 Main St.
New Brighton, MN 55112
651-286-6700 • risdall.com
1972
1
$17,090,0004
NP
61
61
Ted Risdall
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
Website design and development, SEO, social media, and strategic consultations
3M, Allina Health, Smith System, UnitedHealth Group, Vision-Ease Lens, Pearson, OptumHealth
11
Fame
60 S 6th St., Ste. 2600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-746-3263 • fameretail.com
1990
1
$13,208,0004
NP
50
50
Lynne Robertson
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
Retail branding and promotion, graphic and environmental design, in-store, digital, and motion graphics
SuperValu, Johnson Brothers Liquor, King Solutions, Best Buy, RBM Mercedes-Benz Atlanta-North
12
Peterson Milla Hooks
1315 Harmon Pl.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-349-9116 • pmhadv.com
1989
1
$12,000,0004
NP
52
52
Dave Peterson
20
20
0
20
0
5
15
0
0
Brand building and advertising
Gap, Kohl's, Sephora, Kmart, Athleta, Children's Hospitals of Minnesota
13
Mono
3036 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-454-4900 • mono-1.com
2004
1
$11,003,000
$14,638,000
70
70
James Scott
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
Advertising, non-traditional, social media, brand building, and marketing
Target, Lucy, Honeywell, NHL, Blu Dot
14
Clarity Coverdale Fury
120 S 6th St., Ste. 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-3902 • claritycoverdalefury.com
1979
1
$10,800,000
$72,000,000
64
64
Tim B. Clarity
8
0
25
8
5
8
5
0
0
Advertising, brand development, digital marketing, brand design, social media, event marketing/promotions
ClearWay MN, Wings Financial, Metro Transit, Dairy Queen
15
Hunt Adkins
15 S 5th St., Ste 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-8003 • huntadkins.com
1991
1
$8,053,326
$54,811,926
41
41
Patrick Hunt
15
0
25
5
5
15
5
0
0
Brand strategy and identity, naming, advertising, design, creative, consumer research, connection and media planning, media buying, digital strategy and development, digital user experience and mobile, social media strategy and implementation, and PR
Mayo Clinic Gettington.com iWireless ATK UnitedHealth Group Calabrio
16
Modern Climate
800 Hennepin Ave., 8th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-343-8180 • modernclimate.com
1998
1
$7,234,700
NP
35
35
Geoff Bremner
0
0
0
60
0
0
0
0
0
Brand strategy, research, connection planning, creative, interactive, and measurement
Best Buy Corporation, Intel, United Health Group, Jamba Juice, Thermo King, Andersen Windows
17
Broadhead
123 N 3rd St., Ste. 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-623-8000 • broadheadco.com
2001
2
$7,175,000
$13,500,000
52
56
Dean Broadhead
0
0
20
20
0
15
0
0
0
Agriculture, government, rural health care, food safety, and outdoor lifestyle marketing and communications
Mosaic, Boehringer Ingelheim, Toro, USDA
18
Bolin Marketing
2523 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-374-1200 • bolinmarketing.com
1950
3
$7,108,217
$16,083,391
38
39
Todd Bolin
0
0
0
64
1
1
0
0
0
Strategic consulting; digital; partnerships; brand development; media, travel and hospitality, health care, building and shelter, and consumer packaged goods industries
Carmex, Wilsonart, 3M, Honeywell, Hearth & Home, Schwans
19
JT Mega Food Marketing
4020 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
952-929-1370 • jtmega.com
1976
1
$6,800,000
$12,300,000
55
55
Phil Lee
0
0
5
50
0
10
15
0
0
Food marketing and advertising
Hormel, Schwan's, General Mills, Michael Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store
20
Yamamoto
252 1st Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-375-0180 • go-yamamoto.com
1979
1
$6,500,000
$8,850,000
35
35
Kathy McCuskey
5
5
15
10
10
10
5
10
5
Brand positioning, naming, identity development, advertising, collateral support, interactive and social media, sales organization support, environmental design, experiential marketing, online media buying, and packaging
Walgreens, Merrill Corporation, Progressive, ReSound U.S., St. Jude Medical, OptumRx
21
Preston Kelly
222 1st Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-843-4000 • prestonkelly.com
1950
1
$6,215,000
$23,470,000
48
48
Chuck Kelly
10
0
16
6
1
29
6
0
0
Strategy, creative, design, broadcast, digital, SEM, and media planning and buying
Grand Casino, HealthPartners, OfficeMax, Roundy's, Medtronic & Mall of America
22
Larsen
7101 York Ave. S, Ste. 120
Minneapolis, MN 55435
952-835-2271 • larsen.com
1975
2
$5,450,000
$5,650,000
27
37
Tim Larsen
0
0
0
20
20
0
20
20
0
Branding and identity, naming, print design, marketing communications, digital media, packaging, and environmental graphics
NP
23
AB Danielson
903 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-220-3800 • buzzthatbrands.com
2006
2
$4,236,000
$12,300,000
19
24
Chris Birt
0
0
10
10
0
0
10
10
0
Branding, social media, search marketing, nationally-syndicated blogging
MHP, Group Health of Wisconsin, Southwest Transit, Lucid Brewing, Century Link, The Walkway Properties
24
Black, A Retail Brand Agency
1201 Harmon Pl., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-377-7377 • blackretail.us
2005
1
$3,410,000
$4,862,500
12
12
Tina Wilcox
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
NP
Retail marketing, branding, product development, packaging, in-store merchandising, and graphic design
NP

1 Also known as gross profit and defined as the sum of commissions earned from media billings, markups on materials and services charged to clients, and actual fees--or net sales minus cost of sales; does not include any pass-through billings.
2 Includes everything billed to clients, including media and other pass-through money
3 Key to abbreviations for percent breakdown of media billings: CTV = cable television, NTV = network television, STV = spot television, Mag. = magazine, News = newspaper, Out. = outdoor, Dir. = direct response
4 Estimate based on independent industry data