The Mars Agency

The Mars Agency – Why Work For Us?

Berry Gordy felt it when he founded Motown. Henry Ford infused it into his Model T. And following the lead of Detroit’s great pioneers, The Mars Agency is powered by it. What is the fuel-injected secret ingredient? Soul. It’s in the sound, the rhythm and the steady beat of steel. And in this percussive, churning city we feel a gritty pride in. 

Detroit runs freely through the veins of The Mars Agency and continues to propel us beyond 8 Mile to the farthest corners of the Earth. Today, The Mars Agency is a fully integrated, global industry leader in shopper marketing with shopper-friendly offices in eight U.S. cities as well as London & Toronto. From the D to the world and still on the move. And unlike other marketing agencies that have something to prove, we have a lot to offer. We create impact.

The Mars Agency Reviews

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    Good place to work, company constantly tries to improve

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    Current Employee - Director, Client Leadership in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Director, Client Leadership in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at The Mars Agency full-time (more than 3 years)


    good location (suburb in metro Detroit), typical agency set up with beer/wine every friday and every town hall meeting, team building community services, lots of good and knowledgeable ppl who output great work, and constant effort to evolve processes and how business is done to ensure the agency stays on the cutting edge and is able to continue to offer clients relevancy in a constantly changing industry landscape. nice amount of PTO but ask for more when you come in or you'll get the standard 2 weeks. and no one minds you using your PTO. not a slave driving type of organization like other marketing agencies i've worked at. i'm able to maintain a good work life balance.


    pay is a little on the lower side compared to industry standards, but intangibles like being able to work from home in bad weather or with a sick kid offset the lower pay. there are also some remnants of it being a family company since the agency was started by the CEO's mother.

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    keep offering added value to employees and praising all the wins. it makes a difference when management recognizes the good job done by everyone who makes stuff happen to get the agency into 1 of the top 3 spots for shopper marketing agency rankings.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Mars Agency.

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    Long and interview with many people

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    Tough but you can push back.
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Additional Info

Headquarters Southfield, MI
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1972
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services

We are The Mars Agency--- a full-service, global agency in a world full of agencies. The difference between us and them? We write our own rules. It’s one of the many perks of being independently owned fro over forty years. We exist to nurture growth & good--- in business, in people and in communities. From strategy to execution, here, it’s all about leadership and ideas that create impact.

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