Chief Executive Officer
As chief executive officer, Marcus Fischer leads the business, vision and culture of Carmichael Lynch. Under his leadership, the agency has had five years of consecutive double-digit revenue growth, and headcount has grown by more than 40% while maintaining a less than 10% turnover rate the last two years.
Marcus helped spearhead the development of Carmichael Lynch’s unique business offering, bringing together advertising and PR to provide a holistic business solution for clients. This cross-discipline, collaborative approach has been key to the agency’s success.
Marcus rejoined Carmichael Lynch in 2012 as chief strategy officer, then added the title of president and managing partner in 2013, before being named chief executive officer in 2017.
Prior to Carmichael Lynch, Fischer spent four years at the helm of digital firm Space150, where he helped dramatically grow the agency and was a regular contributor to AdAge’s Digital Next section. Earlier in his career, Marcus founded his own firm, One and All, after a stint in account planning at Fallon and a previous role at Carmichael Lynch.
Over the years, Fischer has worked on some of the nation’s most envied brands and has been the strategic mind behind countless winning campaigns for current Carmichael Lynch clients Subaru of America, U.S. Bank and Arla Foods, and other highly regarded brands such as BMW, Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks, Purina Dog Chow, Dairy Queen and Target.
Marcus’s achievements have been recognized by the most respected creative and strategic competitions in marketing, including the Effies, the Webby Awards, the One Show, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Jay Chiat Awards, the Creative Media Awards and OMMA. His efforts in diversity and inclusion have also been heralded by national organizations, and he was most recently named the 2018 Champion of Diversity by the American Advertising Federation’s MOSAIC Awards.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has taught at both the Miami Ad School and BrainCo.
The father of three boys and husband to Wendy, Fischer is an avid fly fisherman and serves on the board of the YMCA Twin Cities.
Read a sample of Marcus Fischer’s thought-provoking, regular contributions to key industry publications here.