Campbell Mithun names Denis Budniewski director of account leadership and growth

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Minneapolis ad agency Campbell Mithun has named industry veteran Denis Budniewski as director of account leadership and growth. In hiring Budniewski, the agency affirms its commitment to invest in talent to cultivate high-performance teams and to pursue aggressive growth.  Budniewski assumed his post on September 9, just two months into the tenure of new CEO Rob Buchner.

“Denis knows how to court, win and serve complex brands on big stages, all within categories aligning squarely with our strengths – packaged goods, retail and telecom,” said Buchner.  “And his vast cross-platform experience uniquely equips him to activate our multidisciplinary business model.”

Budniewski has led teams who developed market-changing work for clients including Cadillac, Qwest, Audi, Sherwin-Williams, Polaris and multiple Procter & Gamble brands, and has consistently grown accounts to secure and expand AOR responsibilities across creative, social media, CRM, direct and digital disciplines. He has served agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, McKinney and most recently, Fallon, where as general manager he established and managed their 80+ person Cadillac teams in Minneapolis and Detroit.

“I am thrilled to be joining Campbell Mithun,” said Budniewski.  “The agency has a portfolio of fantastic clients and halls filled with passionate, smart and energetic people who are committed to growing client business. Campbell Mithun is poised for growth and I couldn’t be happier to join the team.”

About Campbell Mithun

Since its founding in 1933, Campbell Mithun has established a national brand-building reputation in the consumer packaged goods, retail, healthcare, financial services and telecommunications sectors and serves clients including General Mills, Land O’Lakes, Chipotle, KeyBank, Great Clips, Sav-A-Lot, Schwan’s, Popeyes and Toro. Its Compass Point Media unit, established in 1976, makes connections in all the right places with strategists and negotiators who maximize media impact and minimize costs for both media-only and shared Campbell Mithun clients.


Campbell Mithun, an Interpublic Group agency, has created client marketplace success for 80 years guided by Ray Mithun’s founding philosophy:  make Everything Talk at each point of customer contact.


Contact: Kristine Olson — 612.347.1616; kolson[at]cmithun[dot]com

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