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The Martin Agency

The Martin Agency
Type Subsidiary
Industry Business Services
Founded 1965 (1965)
Headquarters Richmond, Virginia, USA
Key people Matt Williams, CEO; John Adams, Jr., Chairman; Joe Alexander, CCO; Beth Rilee-Kelley, COO; Janet White, CFO
Products Advertising & Marketing
Employees 500
Parent Interpublic Group of Companies
Website .com.martinagencywww

The Martin Agency is an American advertising agency based in Richmond, Virginia that is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.[1]


Headquarters of the Martin Agency in Shockoe Slip

The agency was founded as Martin & Woltz in [2] Martin and Woltz divided the firm in 1975 and Martin renamed the company, The Martin Agency.[2]

The Martin Agency was independently owned until 1986, when it was acquired by Scali, McCabe & Sloves Advertising of New York.[3] Eight years later, Scali was acquired by The Interpublic Group of Companies[1] and The Martin Agency became part of IPG.[4] The company's president and CEO is John B. Adams, Jr. and its President is Mike Hughes.

Headquartered in Richmond, the agency also maintains an office in New York City.[5]

The Martin Agency's clients include: Nespresso, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Oreo, Penske, PING, TIAA-CREF and Walmart.

In 2010, Adweek named The Martin Agency as its "Agency of the Year."[2]

Notable campaigns


Adweek U.S. Agency of the Year- 2010.[8]


  1. ^ a b Jacqueline Doherty. " Barron's. June 25, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c LLovio, Louis (2012-10-03). "David N. Martin, the Godfather of Richmond advertising, dies at 82".  
  3. ^ "Scali, McCabe, Sloves” "Advertising Age". September 15, 2003. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. ^ “Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. To Acquire Subsidiary of WPP Group, Ltd.” November 4, 1993. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Noreen O'Leary, AdWeek. "The Martin Agency Cuts 38 Lays off 6 percent of staff." Aug 13, 2012. Retrieved Jan 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Rob Walker.[1] "Pop-Culture Evolution" The New York Times. April 15, 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  7. ^ Stuart Elliott.[2] "Geico's Lizard Offers a New Message of Reassurance" The New York Times. February 18, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  8. ^ Eleftheria Parpis.[3] "The Martin Agency: US Ad Agency of the Year 2009"] Adweek. January 25, 2010. Retrieved January 30 2012.

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