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.

Our Network

We serve our clients from offices in New York, Chicago, London, Düsseldorf, and Shanghai. Passionate about building brands in diverse categories, we handle accounts of all sizes, from local to global, crossing all communications channels.

As an independently operating member of the Dentsu Aegis Network, we have the flexibility to tap into resources at over 300 offices across 110 countries, helping clients reach every potential consumer at every potential touch point across the globe.

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Global Capabilities


  • Full in-house studio services
  • Video editing
  • Pre-media (retouching and prepress)
  • Digital asset management


  • Media buying for all media
  • Planning all media
  • Promotional media
  • Content integration
  • Corporate cross-platform


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


  • Brand and business strategy
  • Brand/channel integration
  • Brand voice activation
  • Communications planning
  • Market segmentation
  • Insight market research
  • Multicultural
  • Content strategy
  • Digital strategy
  • Social and Mobile strategy

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