Team Detroit – Why Work For Us?

We are scientists who create beautiful things. We were born different, founded to create an entirely new model of collaboration and give marketers access to the breadth of WPP’s talent, ideas and tools. The result? An agency that truly works at the intersection of business and everything imaginable We’re based in Detroit and have offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and 30 other cities. Our 3,000 people create ideas for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Ford Dealers, Johnson Controls, Ohio Art, NuStep, and the United Way for Southeast Michigan.


The short answer: Look at our client roster. World-class advertising created—with insane dedication—by more than one thousand Detroiters, all under one roof. It's a full-service agency like no other.

  • Creative
  • Account
  • Production
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Engineering
  • QA
  • And everything in between.

 Filling our Days. Feeding our passion.

Granted we have a lot of fun at Team Detroit. But ultimately, we roll up our sleeves and make ads. Good ones, too. They tend to make our clients really happy and drive sales up and win awards and...well take a look.

The United Way is "Making Greater Detroit Greater" by focusing on the future of Detroit -- its children. The campaign celebrates iconic Detroiters (as kids) who have positively contributed to Greater Detroit - bringing hope, solutions or accomplishments to the community

People Mover

For decades, the mainstream media has colored Detroit as dangerous and decaying. The truth is Detroit right now is just this vast, enormous canvas where anything imaginable can be accomplished. The city is teeming with local and international artists, creators, writers, and entrepreneurs who are finding their inspiration in Detroit.

Team Detroit created the "People Mover" art show to showcase the many talented individuals who make Detroit such a special place to live and work. This short film captures 24 local artists, cooks, thinkers and musicians who came together one day in April and turned the People Mover train into an art venue that circled the city they call 'home'.


Each November, the men of Team Detroit put their razors down and grow glorious, enviable mustaches on behalf of Movember – a global, month-long fund-raising endeavor that aims to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

This year, 28 agency members, or "Mo Bros”, formed a Movember fundraising team inspired by their mustache icon called “The Ron Swansons”. Through the month they groomed, trimmed, and waxed their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

By month’s end, “The Ron Swansons” mustache-growing efforts raised upwards of $8,762 for the cause and the team was ranked among the top 185 nationally.

Plus, they looked really, really good.

Greening of Detroit

The Greening of Detroit is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization established in 1989 to guide and inspire the reforestation of Detroit. In 2006, a new vision was established, expanding The Greening’s mission to guide and inspire others to create a greener Detroit: through planting, educational programs, environmental leadership, advocacy, and by building community capacity.

Green Infrastructure is a term used to describe the network of planned and managed green spaces which work together to benefit a community’s social, economic and environmental health. Our Green Infrastructure programming began with organized tree and shrub planting projects in parks and along city streets and grew to include broad scale projects specifically designed to maximize benefits to the people living in the neighborhoods where we work.

We work with hundreds of community partners in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park to improve parks, beautify neighborhoods and create useful landscapes from vacant land. And our involvement doesn’t stop there. We continue to affect long-term planning for greening and revitalization in Detroit by lending a hand and offering our expertise to government agencies and corporations throughout the city.

We wouldn’t feel comfortable calling ourselves “Team Detroit” without being one of Detroit’s biggest supporters—and all lot of this work went to benefit the arts, education, non profits and small businesses within the city limits.

In 2011 alone, we produced pro-bono work for:

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, College for Creative Studies, WDET, The Greening of Detroit, Detroit Children’s Choir, McClure’s Pickles, Cass Corridor Beauty Products, Russell Street Deli, Sugar House, Detroit Dirt, Canine to Five, Tour de Troit, Signal Return and more.

One of the perks of being large is that you can make more than a small difference at a very local level.

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    The people and environment were very welcoming and encouraged your growth. There are opportunities to learn in all departments and everyone works as a team.


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    I applied online. I interviewed at Team Detroit.


    Over the past year I've applied for several positions (including internships, even though I already graduated) with Team Detroit. I usually never get a response back other than the automated on that thanks me for applying. The one time that I've gotten pass that was offered a phone interview. The project management team wanted someone wth more experience, which is understandable. But, it would be nice if the HR department were more thorough in reaching out to candiates. Don't expect to be contacted by anyone. I think that aside from the phone interview, I maybe was contacted three times out of 30. I will still apply if I see something interests me or I think I'm qualified. But I've pretty much have given up hope on working here.

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Team Detroit Awards & Accolades

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No. 10 on the Ad Age Agency A-List , Advertising Age, 2011
LEED Silver Standard Certification , Curbed, 2012
Best of Show , D Show, 2012
Top Workplaces , Detroit Free Press, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Dearborn, MI
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public
Industry Business Services

Team Detroit was formed in 2007. We are a merger of five successful WPP agencies; JWT, Y&R and Ogilvy, Wunderman, and Mindshare. Team Detroit is a new agency model filled with intimate knowledge of thousands of brands. We are walking, talking proof of integration and we serve it up at a scale that surpasses the competition. Team Detroit maintains 36 offices across the US ... More

Mission: We are scientists who create beautiful things. We were born different, founded to create an entirely new model of collaboration and give marketers access to the breadth of WPP’s talent, ideas and tools. The result? More creativity across more channels. More advanced marketing science. More bleeding edge digital innovation. More ways to tell more engaging stories.

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