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mcgarrybowen Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
2002
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year

mcgarrybowen – Why Work For Us?


What Makes Us Different

From the beginning, mcgarrybowen was built differently, on the simple premise that clients deserve better. So we built a company committed to delivering just that. A company that believes, with every fiber of its being, that it exists to serve clients, build brands, and grow businesses.

We are gracious and uncommonly tenacious at the same time. We think the only award that really matters is the growth of a client’s business. We don’t have a signature creative style and are not wed to any predetermined media solution. We are smart and strategically driven thinkers digging into our clients’ businesses with a unique perspective to help solve their toughest challenges. We succeed by doing what’s right for the brand, the client, and, most importantly, their business.

We practice something more than mere “integration.” Maybe it should be called “unification.” We built an agency from the ground up—organically—with a single-minded focus on creating big ideas and organizing ideas. All that, and an equally adamant focus on delivering those ideas anywhere and everywhere customers interact with our brands.

 

Our History

In 2002, mcgarrybowen was founded by three partners who held top leadership positions at some of the world's most accomplished advertising agencies. They founded mcgarrybowen on the belief that the agency should exist to serve clients, build brands, and grow businesses.

Less than a decade later, their determination to hold true to this founding belief led mcgarrybowen to be named Agency of the Year by Advertising Age in 2009, and again by both Advertising Age and Adweek in 2011. Today, mcgarrybowen remains an independently operating agency network, built lean and smart to deliver the speed and unique thinking our clients rely on.

What we Believe In

We believe in people. Our colleagues are a diverse, creative, outspoken, ambitious, character-rich ocean of talent. They’re the reason clients come to us and stay with us.

We believe in collaboration. Great ideas come from all corners. And they’re burnished by discussion and teamwork.

We believe in decency. We love people who have passion, but not egomaniacs or glory hogs.

Do you believe you have what it takes to help our clients succeed? If yes, we’d love to have you work with us. With offices now in New York, Chicago, London, Shanghai, and São Paulo there’s never been a more exciting time to join the mcgarrybowen network.

Strategy

  • Brand & business strategy
  • Brand/channel integration
  • Brand voice activation
  • Communications planning
  • Market segmentation
  • Insight market research
  • Digital strategy
  • Content strategy
  • Multicultural
  • Media

Advertising

  • Big organizing ideas
  • Creative executions in all media
  • Multicultural
  • Branded entertainment
  • Sports marketing sponsorships

Digital

  • Display advertising
  • Website design & development
  • User experience design
  • Content & application development
  • Mobile
  • Social
  • eCRM
  • Email
  • Motion graphics
  • Digital OOH
  • SEO & Search

Innovation

  • Customer insight + R&D strategy
  • New product & services development
  • Rapid prototyping & refinement
  • Implementation oversight

Production

  • Editing
  • Pre-media (retouching & prepress)
  • Full in-house studio services
  • Digital asset management

Analytics

  • Audience segmentation
  • Social listening
  • Multivariate testing
  • Predicative modeling
  • Campaign reporting & analysis

Branding & Design

  • Brand identity/logo design
  • Naming
  • Product packaging design
  • Merchandising, signage

Direct & Activation

  • Direct response marketing
  • Direct production management
  • List buying & management
  • Test design
  • CRM
  • Event/field marketing
  • Promotion/POP
  • Experiential
  • Shopper marketing

mcgarrybowen Reviews

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    Pros

    Awesome agency. Everyone is super friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Fun clients and work load is also manageable.

    Cons

    Haven't ran into too many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on

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mcgarrybowen Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at mcgarrybowen.

    Interview

    Submit initial video application, then was invited back for the next round of Skype or in-person interviews. After this, they make final decisions on summer interns. The interview was average difficulty, but I was definitely asked one or two questions that threw me off a little. Jus make sure to stay on your toes for any surprise questions, that may be testing your response to a curve-ball.

    Interview Questions

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