About Us

Carmichael Lynch was established in 1962, and we’ve been re-establishing ourselves every day since to deliver the Unfair Ideas that give our clients an unfair advantage. Because we believe that’s what this business requires: a fresh perspective, a new approach, and an interdependent group of people dedicated to taking on whatever new challenge or opportunity the day brings. That’s why we bring a holistic approach to marketing, gathering together the best of all disciplines under one roof. We understand that today’s modern companies need a creative partner that works the way they do: fast, open, and collaboratively. Which, done correctly, is itself a little unfair.

Our Clients

We’re incredibly fortunate to have the partners we do. That’s why we work so hard to keep them not just top of mind, but deep in hearts.

What We Do

Account Management

To make truly great, effective work, you need a business partner between our office and yours. Someone who knows your consumer. Understands your business. And lives and breathes your culture.

Brand Planning

In Brand Planning, we delve deep into your business. We get to know your audience. And we unearth what makes them tick, move, make choices and decisions. When the strategy makes a straight path to the heart, the advertising will, too.

Creative

The Creative Department assignment is simple. Take all the great thinking and form it into brilliant ideas that inspire consumers to engage with brands, redefine categories and give you an unfair advantage.

Integrated Production

We’re a full-service production group that can find a way to make anything happen. We bring ideas to life across digital, film/video, social and in-person experiences to engage consumers.

Media Planning & Buying

We focus on the consumer. We learn everything we can about who they are, how they think, and where they live. Then, with actionable insights, we leverage our media and content provider partners to deliver with efficiency and power.

Marketing Analytics

We’re all swimming in oceans of data. The trick is turning data into something useful. Distilling it down to the exact, crystal-clear drop that lets you know immediately how to power your business forward. It’s math, not magic.

Social

We bring brands to life online with a comprehensive range of digital and social media services – including content creation – and are able to scale these services based on your unique situation and resources.

Public Relations

A key differentiator for Carmichael Lynch is Carmichael Lynch Relate, our award-winning PR firm. While the two remain separate, stand-alone agencies, together they snap together to provide a fully-integrated offering.
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Culture

We recognize the importance of culture at Carmichael Lynch and see it as an investment, not an expense. We seek to inspire our employees and come together as creative haymakers.

ALLOY

Diversity of thoughts, background and experiences is paramount in creating unfair ideas - more than 30% of our agency is actively involved in our diversity inclusion action league.

Inclusion

An inclusive culture is essential in effective cross-discipline collaboration. We undertake great effort in educating our employees on one another as people, developing practices that promote inclusivity and providing resources for new employees.

Volunteer Activities

Carmichael Lynch employees volunteer more than 1,000 hours per year with various organizations. We've refurbished houses, served meals, painted murals, made blankets and more.

Roofstage Pass

We've hosted more than 35 concerts on our 17,000 square foot rooftop, bringing in local food and drink vendors to help celebrate the Minnesota summers.

Health and Wellness

We take pride in the Health & Wellness of our employees. We have a fleet of bicycles for employee use, lunchtime yoga on the roof, an in-office locker room, and weekly massage therapy.

Intermission

These lunch n' learn events create a forum for employees to share their unique passions outside of work. Nearly the entire agency attends and learns about ghost hunting, owning a brewery, climbing expeditions, extended volunteer efforts abroad, and more.

Green Team

The Green Team helps facilitate and promote sustainable operations - working to increase recycling and composting, reducing waste, and even maintaining a rooftop garden in the summer.

Family

We proudly support parents and families with an agency Parent's Group, Family Date Nights, leading parental leave policies, phased return, multiple mother's rooms, and more. We were also named a 2018 Outstanding Company for Working Mothers.

Our People

An agency is its people. And these are ours. Thinkers, makers, dreamers, artists, analysts, coffee-consumers, and a surprising amount of bikers from all over, from all walks of life, who make Carmichael Lynch what it is today.

Marcus Fischer
Chief Executive Officer

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Julie Batliner
President

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Marty Senn
Chief Creative Officer

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Lachlan Badenoch
Chief Strategy Officer

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John Green
Chief Financial Officer

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Carol Frazer Haynesworth
Director of Multicultural Strategy and Inclusion

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Stacy Janicki
Director of Account Management

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Randy Hughes
Executive Creative Director

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Erika Collins
Senior Director of New Business

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Neil Goodspeed
Media Director

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Milton Un
Design Director

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Orlee Tatarka
Director of Integrated Production

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Sarah Scherbring
Group Account Director
Mackenzie Halvorsen
Account Director
Trisha Sandau
Executive Digital Producer
Rick Johnson
Studio Manager
Courtney Struckman
Analytics Strategist
Jay Ditzer
Proofreader
Sydney Benson
Account Executive
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Chad Temples
Creative Director
Todd Flom
Senior Web Developer
Grace Larson
Analytics Strategist
Daniel Alves
Creative Director
Rich McGeheran
Director of Digital Production
Anthony Tran-Vu
Analytics Strategist
Chase Dudley
Media Supervisor
Sarah Wolf
Designer
Andrew Wetzel
Senior Designer
Tal Tahir
Senior Designer
Brynn Hausmann
Senior Executive Content Producer
Tom Sebanc
Creative Director
Brad Harrison
Creative Director
Melissa Butts
Senior Content Producer/Art Production
Barb Senger
Team Assistant
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James Sorbel
Senior Content Producer
Jessica Wood
Developer
Maggie Margosian
Content/Interactive Traffic Specialist
Maria Erikson
Content Studio Manager/Photographer
Amy Parsons
Broadcast Media Manager
Kue Chang
QA Analyst
Grete Lavrenz
General Manager
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NeGail Torborg
Business Manager
Annie Dubsky
Vice President
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Vicki Cahill
Accounting Manager
Steve Diedrich
Information Technology Director
Drew Stevens
Studio Lead
Meredith Paul
Project Management Supervisor
Whitley Mike
Senior Designer
Abby Jenkins
Senior Account Manager
Amy Lofstuen
Senior Presentation Specialist
Tracy Krulich
Group Media Director
Allison Hayes
Group Creative Director
Jenn Kern
Group Media Director
Melissa Hand
Analytics Supervisor
Lauren Fontaine
Senior Account Executive
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Jane Taylor
Art Director
Melanie Callahan
Associate Director, Digital Project Management
Irene Buettner-Salido
Social Specialist
Steph Hayden
Associate Creative Director
Josh Leutz
Executive Creative Director
Katlyn Plourde
Media Supervisor
Chris Carlberg
Senior Art Director
Myka Radl
Project Management Supervisor
Katia Holmes
Group Account Director
Mandi Longtin
Senior Project Manager
Shodee Sawyer
Digital Asset Manager Lead
Sheldon Clay
Group Creative Director
Danielle Kurtz
Senior Digital Project Manager
Amy Jo Preisler
Account Director
Courtney Green
Account Supervisor
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Jim Boblett
Managing Director, Field Operations
Ben Vaske
Senior Media Planner
Amanda Bunnett
Account Supervisor
Laura Green
New Business Supervisor
Stefanie Perez
Digital Producer
Megan Winterhalter
Associate Creative Director
Jake Folska
Associate Content Producer
Gemma Forbush
Social Strategist
Brenna Smithson
Director of Brand Planning
Lisa Mason
Executive Integrated Producer
Erin Lyon
Broadcast Media Manager
Luisa Tejada
Senior Account Supervisor
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Kyle Johnson
Senior Art Director
Rebecca Derdoski
Analytics Manager
Duke Borgerding
Associate Media Director
Mackenzie Conrad
Account Manager
Brian Lambert
Creative Director
Matt O'Keefe
Account Executive
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Jessie Clapper
Vice President
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Michelle Metzig
Accounting Specialist
Sydney Haessly
Assistant Planner
Ellen Opacich
Art Director
Kelsey Doherty
Senior Project Manager
Michale Sevy
Senior Digital Producer
Veronica Kraus
Art Director
Caroline Rudzinski
Account Director
Jacob Walter
Information Architect
Megan McGrath
Associate Media Director
Lauren Stoelk
Media Supervisor
Greta Diers
Account Supervisor
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Sabrina Diaz
Assistant Account Executive
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Greg Bakun
Internal Studio Manager
Taylor Lord
Associate Media Director
Jamie Tanker
Vice President
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Mackenzie Carlson
Senior Media Planner
Megan Weber
Vice President
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Tiffany Ng
UX Strategist
Dan Branovan
Senior Content Specialist
Rebecca Lunna
Senior Vice President
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Steve Dahl
Building Maintenance
Andrea Farrell
Media Planner
Kristen Guthrie
Human Resources Manager
Jennifer Knutson
Talent Payments Specialist
Bridgit Flom
Planner
Mary Numair
Writer
Larry Luangrath
Technical Lead
Liz Jenkins
Account Supervisor
Emily Crellin
Account Supervisor
Andrew Lapham
Associate Media Director
Brian Wipf
Senior Production Artist
Spencer Allen
Content Specialist
Ed Huerta-Margotta
Director of Recruiting
Zack Johnson
Senior Writer
Anmol Desai
Junior Writer
Anna Zuehlke
Account Director
Maria Pazos
Planning Director
Zara Kurt
Media Planner
Maya Rait
Senior Content Specialist
Kyle Rossiter
Account Supervisor
Nellie Murray
Associate Media Director
Tess Solberg
Senior Media Planner
Irina Burlaku
Media Accountant
Tatyana Podolyanchuk
Senior Biller
Mark Allen
Mac Support Specialist/Network Administrator
Jennifer Abbey
Senior Project Manager
John Sokolowski
Writer
Chris Gault
Creative Director
Hallie Fousek
Account Manager
Ali Gomez
Social Engagement Specialist
Bob Berken
Associate Creative Director
Kendra Young
Account Supervisor
Meagan Pagliara
Executive Planning Director
Doug Kieser
Senior Systems Programmer
Vicki Oachs
Director of Business Affairs
Gabriela Trejo
Planner
Lisa Holzemer
Account Director
Mitch Thompson
Senior Project Manager
Emilie Hance
Technical Producer
Eden Thompson
Planning Director
Emily Moe
Director of Human Resources
Alla Ilushka
Senior Meetings and Events Planner
William Stentz
Director of Marketing Analytics
Eric Byrd
Studio Lead
Michelle Lippman
Senior Writer
Betsy Burgeson
Group Media Director
Haley Morris
Senior Media Planner
Courtney Cody
Assistant Account Executive
Dominique Anzano
Sr. Executive Content Producer
Erin Hork
Project Manager
Ritvik Nandipati
Analytics Supervisor
Andrea Thelen
Senior Project Manager
Mac Smith
Marketing Analytics Group Director
Sharon Boucher
Executive Assistant/Admin Manager
Lauren Truong
Project Manager
Loren Purcell
Junior Designer
Jane Kolles
Digital Asset Manager
Lauren Woods
Management Supervisor
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Jonathan Bush
Product Information Manager
Wade Stuart
Senior Technical Architect
Brad Wellman
Account Supervisor
Olga Leykind
Associate Media Director
Mason Pint
Community Manager
Seta Djaferian
Human Resources Coordinator
Molly Nemer
Senior Editor
Tori Anderson
Media Accountant
Marie Spain-Maas
Accounting Supervisor
Shannon Gabrick
Project Management Supervisor
Brad Williams
Managing Director
Régine Labossière
Associate Director of Media Relations
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Dean Buckhorn
Group Creative Director
Sidney Anderson
Senior Social Strategist
Alison Thompson
Billing Specialist
Caleb Peabody
Account Manager
Charlie Wolfe
Senior Manager of Print Production Services
Bob Ringer
Associate Social DIrector
Brad Baker
Senior Editor
June Metzger
Senior Traffic Specialist
Patti Bettiga
Corporate Controller
Emily Birkeland
Media Supervisor
Laura Norton
Director of Office Services
Emma Loude
Senior Account Executive
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Jeff Young
Senior UX Architect
Emily Stucky
Assistant Account Executive
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Sarah Poluha
Planning Director
Lauren Bettenga
Senior Media Relations Specialist
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Bridget Mord
Account Supervisor
Jennifer Reinke
Developer
Mike Zupanc
Media Supervisor
Matt Rector
Senior Designer
Michaela Perz
Media Planner
Katie Anderson
Senior Media Planner
Dave Lewis
Sr. Content Producer/Art Production
Hanna Leadstrom
Account Manager
Arielle Farness
Senior Media Planner
Courtney Thomas
Group Account Director
Ashley Solem
Creative Manager
Melissa Bakewell
Media Supervisor
Abby Minea
Project Manager
Scott Westerman
Senior Media Planner
Katie Joachim
Content Retoucher
Jon McDonald
Account Supervisor
Jennifer Corrigan
Managing Director
Matt Avignon Petersen
Associate Social Director
Kevin McMaster
Network Manager
Beth Garcia
Executive Vice President
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Colin Murphy
Senior Media Planner
Haley Finch
Writer
Alex Spelhaug
Media Buyer
Andrea Serrian
Account Supervisor
Anne Carlson
Talent Payments Specialist
Amy Marcus
Senior Digital Producer
Jessica Grunklee
Sr. Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis
Seth Woehrle
Technical Writer
Charles Veit
Mac Systems Operations Manager
Kristin Marshall
Team Assistant
Lauren Hill
Media Supervisor
Lauren Gause
Office Services Specialist
Jill Schmidt
Executive Vice President
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Quinlyn Mullaney
Account Supervisor
Lisa Brody
Project Management Supervisor