About

MAGNET is an active network of agency CEOs and Principals of independent advertising and marketing firms. We span six continents, have decades of thought leadership and insights, and create opportunities for growth for members. Our face-to-face approach and culture of transparency strengthens bonds between members and creates relationships to help answer those questions that keep agency leaders up at night.

OUR LEADERS

MAGNET Board

OUR LEADERS

Leadership Council

Carlos Ariza, Associate Partner, Media Director

9th Wonder

Ben Bohling, Vice President, Executive Creative Director

OBP

Bob Burch, Director of Media Strategy

Flynn

Brock Campbell, VP-Director, Client Engagement

Littlefield Agency

Chris Copacino, Senior Account and New Business Director

Copacino+Fujikado

Becky Davidson, Account Planning & Management Director

Nelson Schmidt

Katie Flynn, Account Supervisor

Flynn

Kevin Glenn, Associate Strategic Director

Coates Kokes

Laura Hinrichsen, Director of Media Services

Nelson Schmidt

Peter Lamotte, President of Public Relations

Chernoff Newman

Seth Mitchell, Partner

9th Wonder

Chris Omotosho, Associate Director, Client Services

Gravity Global

Heather Price, President of Advertising

Chernoff Newman

Sean Rieger, Managing Director, Marketing

WiredViews

Drew Shaman, Account Director

Schermer

Jennifer Streck, VP, Client Strategy

Response Media

Robert Taylor, Marketing Director

St. John

Dave Treston, Associate Director of Strategy

KSV

Okan Ukok, Director of Client Services

Convergent

Jamie Venorsky, Partner, Chief Creative Officer

Marcus Thomas

Marcus Wesson, Chief Creative Officer

9th Wonder

Brandon Winkler, Creative Director

Schermer

Meg Zych, Group Account Director

OBP

40+

AGENCIES

73

YEARS AS A NETWORK

3K+

MARKETING PROFESSIONALS

800+

CLIENTS

$3B+

IN CAPITALIZED BILLINGS

22

COUNTRIES

Our History

MAGNET was the brainchild of a group of ad executives who envisioned a noncompetitive network for agency leaders to share knowledge and resources. Launched in 1946, the network has continued to grow and evolve, but what hasn’t changed is MAGNET’s culture of transparency, open sharing and genuine camaraderie.

1946

Formed as MAAN

(Mutual Advertising Agency Network)

2000

Became MAGNET

(Marketing & Advertising Global Network)

2021

MAGNET Today

40 global agency members and growing

Membership Qualifications

MAGNET welcomes all independent marketing, advertising and communications agencies who meet the following qualifications.

Independently owned company in the advertising and marketing business

Minimum $1,000,000 USD annual gross income for the past three years

Ability to demonstrate good financial status

Well-respected in regional business trading area

Ability to understand and participate in English-language meetings

No conflicts of interest with other member agencies

Willing to attend at least one of three global network meetings per year

Willing to exchange and protect confidential information

Apply to Join

MAGNET welcomes all independent marketing, advertising and communications agencies who meet the qualifications.