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