- STEVE WEHRENBERG , Non-Executive ChairmanSTEVE WEHRENBERG Non-Executive Chairman
STEVE WEHRENBERG Non-Executive ChairmanSteve plays an active role on key clients advising on marketing strategy as non-executive chairman, a role he assumed in June 2013 after serving 31 years at the agency. Ever a student of the art and science of marketing communication, he began his career as a copywriter and transitioned through account leadership and strategic planning positions to lead Campbell Mithun as CEO for nearly six years, focusing his efforts on transforming operations to serve a digitally integrated marketplace. Steve is a member of the University of Minnesota faculty serving as teaching professor of strategic communication and program director of its professional master’s in Strategic Communication, offered in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
- STEVE ARNDT , Chief Operating OfficerSTEVE ARNDT Chief Operating Officer
STEVE ARNDT Chief Operating Officer
No one understands how to use the financial resources of an agency to create mutual success for a business and its clients like Steve Arndt.
Steve is one of the few financial minds that can keenly recognize the difference between costs and investments in this rapidly changing landscape, allowing Campbell Mithun to invest in growth strategies while maintaining an enviable position of financial stability.
His counterparts on the client side laud Steve’s collaboration and his commitment to transparency and fairness in all aspects of Campbell Mithun’s business partnerships.
Steve’s prior experience as a senior leader in KPMG’s Information, Communication and Entertainment Practice serving global clients has helped form his broad perspective in financial management.
- MELANIE SKOGLUND , Director, Media Strategy & InvestmentMELANIE SKOGLUND Director, Media Strategy & Investment
MELANIE SKOGLUND Director, Media Strategy & Investment
Facing challenges that require creative media solutions is Melanie's forte. Her clients’ say it best, "Melanie consistently brings tangible strategic and executional solutions to the table which contributes to building our business." Melanie's vast experience includes working at multiple agencies, running a successful consulting business as well as working on the client side; this has fine-tuned her 360 degree abilities and phenomenal can-do attitude.
- KATHY DITORO , Director of ProductionKATHY DITORO Director of Production
KATHY DITORO Director of Production
Kathy oversees all production of broadcast, print, digital, outdoor, and mobile advertising. In her spare time she…has no spare time. But what she does have is a work ethic that she always works tirelessly to make things better. You might call it a relentless pursuit of perfection. Kathy is constantly looking for ways to match client needs with innovative ways to leverage brand strengths. She was a force of nature in securing TRESemmé’s highly successful branded partnership with Bravo’s mega-hit reality series, Project Runway. So happy is Alberto Culver, they asked CM to create a proprietary reality show, Shear Genius, for their Nexus brand of hair products. If you want to know what’s next, the latest trends, and how to incorporate those insights across all things consumer, ask Kathy. She will deliver the goods.
- HEATH RUDDUCK , Executive Creative DirectorHEATH RUDDUCK Executive Creative Director
HEATH RUDDUCK Executive Creative Director
From branded-content experiences to user-generated social campaigns, Heath believes in building brands that stand the rigors of time, but that also can morph with shifting markets.
His 20 years of international experience span major industry categories, including CPG, travel, pharmaceuticals, automotive and large-footprint retail-to-consumer electronics and telecommunications.
Considered one of the founders of digital creativity in Australia, Heath has worked around the globe - AsiaPac, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining Campbell Mithun, he served as executive creative director at Digitas (Boston).
- REID HOLMES , Executive Creative DirectorREID HOLMES Executive Creative Director
REID HOLMES Executive Creative Director
Virtuosity. Authenticity. Tenacity. Reid is the embodiment of these traits and more. He is an outstanding leader and nurturer of talent and ideas. Perhaps most importantly, he’s never, ever satisfied. He knows no matter how good something is, it could always be better.
Reid is the co-architect of H&R Block’s highly regarded and very successful "You Got People" campaign. Called “the best selling idea we’ve seen in 5 years” by AdAge magazine.
In 2008, Reid received the prestigious H.K. McCann Leadership Award. And his work has been recognized by almost every industry creative award show – including Effie’s, Cannes, Communication Arts and The One Show.
Experience: Burger King, Canadian Tire Stores, Coca-Cola, Craftsman Tools, ConAgra-Healthy Choice, Dish Network, Domino’s Pizza, Equal Sweetener, FiServ, Ford Motor Company, H&R Block, Kenmore, Kmart, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers, National City Bank, Nestea, Schwan’s, Red Baron & Freschetta, Sears, Sears Brand Central ,Starter Apparel, Toro, Unilever – Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Popsicle
- GILES MARTIN , Director, Data Analytics & Marketing AccountabilityGILES MARTIN Director, Data Analytics & Marketing Accountability
GILES MARTIN Director, Data Analytics & Marketing Accountability
You want an analytics geek, Giles Martin is it. He identifies key performance indicators from within the current mountain of marketplace data and turns them into actionable insights to benefit our clients. He leads the agency’s use of data both to create real-time views of consumer behavior and to analyze the performance of specific communications channels or executions – all with the goal of optimizing returns and predicting outcomes in increasingly relevant ways.
Prior to joining the Compass Point Media unit of Campbell Mithun, Martin worked at Ocean Media Inc. (Los Angeles), where he built data analytics capabilities for all clients and provided account leadership on eHarmony.com.
He began his agency career in the UK at agencies including Carat and M&C Saatchi, working in disciplines including client services, planning, analytics and strategy. His transition into analytics and accountability was a natural outgrowth of a passion for accountability and data. He holds degrees from Oxford University in philosophy and modern languages.
- CHRIS WEXLER , Director, Media Strategy & InteractiveCHRIS WEXLER Director, Media Strategy & Interactive
CHRIS WEXLER Director, Media Strategy & InteractiveChris joined the Compass Point Media unit of Campbell Mithun in August 2009, and provides thought leadership in digital and emerging media forms across all of our clients. Previously, Chris was with Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colorado. Chris’s Quote: "I was drawn to Compass Point Media and Campbell Mithun because of the smarts, passion and energy that they bring to their brands."
- SEAN O’BRIEN , Director of Technology & InnovationSEAN O’BRIEN Director of Technology & Innovation
SEAN O’BRIEN Director of Technology & Innovation
As Campbell Mithun's Director of Technology and Innovation, Sean develops technically sophisticated, immersive consumer experiences and applications that give his clients competitive advantage. And he’s thrilled when clients aren't afraid to try something new.
With his background as an experienced cross-platform systems architect, Sean has delivered numerous multitiered, multiscreen systems on .Net, Java, Flash, Python and others. He's also created rich social and mobile marketing applications, creating apps for Facebook, iPhone, and Android — winning honors for technology and innovation including Google’s Marketing Machine Award. His three daughters also think he’s pretty great, but have not bestowed any actual awards.
Sean loves what he does so much he even codes in his non-work hours. That is, when he isn't connecting via Tumblr, Twitter (@sean_obrien) and LinkedIn. Or constructing elaborate samurai costumes. Really, he does that.
- LYNN FRANZ , Director of Strategic PlanningLYNN FRANZ Director of Strategic Planning
LYNN FRANZ Director of Strategic Planning
Lynn makes sure that if we’re going to make Everything Talk for our clients, we start by listening – to consumer sentiment, brand impressions, cultural insights. Then she uses both right- and left-brain analysis to turn mountains of data into motivating insights, insights that drive creative imagination and effective communications. No one does it better. Proof could be her national Jay Chiat Planning Award for work on H&R Block, or, quite simply, our clients’ day-to-day healthy brand metrics.
- DEBBIE FISCHER , Director of Human ResourcesDEBBIE FISCHER Director of Human Resources
DEBBIE FISCHER Director of Human Resources
When asked what Campbell Mithun tenet best describes her, Debbie Fischer answered, “passion”.
You don’t need much time in her presence to confirm that. A few moments with Debbie and her passion for making Campbell Mithun a first-class creative organization is evident.
Debbie's commitment to attracting and training the best talent has driven her to create and lead one of the best agency intern programs in the country– the Campbell Mithun Lucky 13. Starting in 2006, the reputation of the Lucky 13 program has attracted attention from around the world. Many have become full-time employees and are creating success for CM with their own brand of passion.
Debbie brings great experience to our Human Resources program, having worked in senior recruitment and development at other organizations like Disney, Target and Wells Fargo.
Steve Parsons Director of Human Resources
Colleen Ryan Director of Human Resources
Ian Toyozumi Director of Human Resources
Charlie LeCrone Director of Human Resources
Jeff Austin Phillips Director of Human Resources
Tammy Hippen Director of Human Resources
Mike Santee Director of Human Resources
Sam Heitke Director of Human Resources
- Rob Buchner , Chief Executive OfficerRob Buchner Chief Executive Officer
Rob Buchner Chief Executive Officer
As a believer in platform creativity, Rob knows the power of Campbell Mithun’s integrated offering. It drew him to step into the agency’s CEO post in 2013. And he knows his charge: harness that power to foster cross-platform thinking because in the marketplace, Everything Talks.
Rob leads with a healthy dose of optimism, energy and experience. In decades of service at Fallon, he ran various agency units, contributed to an overseas expansion and, most recently, courted major brands as CMO. He’s had the privilege of serving clients including Amazon, Anheuser-Busch, Black & Decker, Chrysler, BMW, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Mercury Marine, Nestle Beverages, Porsche, Sony and United Airlines.
But his career actually began right here at Campbell Mithun. And he couldn’t be more proud to be at the helm.
- Denis Budniewski , Director of Account Leadership and GrowthDenis Budniewski Director of Account Leadership and Growth
Denis Budniewski Director of Account Leadership and Growth
We dare you to ask Denis about the power of a cross-platform business model.
He could tell you about stewarding complex brands across creative, social media, CRM, direct and digital disciplines. He could tell you about his expertise in retail, CPG, financial services, telco and automotive categories. And he could tell you about developing market-changing work for Cadillac, Qwest, Audi, Sherwin-Williams, Polaris and four of Procter and Gamble's billion-dollar brands.
But he'd likely let his work, and the awards he's received, speak for itself. His teams have earned numerous creative, digital and media accolades, including the accumulation of 12 Effies – proof positive of his constant drive to build client business.
You can see why Denis is Campbell Mithun's director of account leadership and growth. Prior to joining us, he 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.
And we dare you to ask him about amateur car racing or about being involved in youth lacrosse in this land of hockey.
- DAVID CARTER , Chief Creative OfficerDAVID CARTER Chief Creative Officer
DAVID CARTER Chief Creative Officer
David Carter creates brand stories.
But as important as what he creates is how he does it. He approaches problems from the mindset of consumers and knows how to translate a Big Idea across platforms.
One of the most highly awarded creatives working today, Carter co-created two of the One Show's Top Ten Campaigns of the decade -- with BMW Films and HBO Voyeur -- and created work for clients including Amazon, Starbucks, AT&T, Jeep, Pepsi and Glenlivet Whisky. Prior to joining Campbell Mithun in early 2014, he served several agencies including BBDO New York.
As important as his past is his future: No one is more optimistic than David about the power of a great brand story. And no one is better equipped to bring our next (and best) brand stories to life.