• @20tonideas Taps 20 Ton Brew Co. - The Minneapolis Egotist

    @20tonideas Taps 20 Ton Brew Co. - The Minneapolis Egotist

    Mmm... Beer. A beverage that is sipped while people have conversations about inspirations, challenges and new ideas. Inspired by the beverage, Martin Williams Advertising announces 20 Ton Brew Co., a brewery with the agency’s own concoctions on tap. A few months ago, Martin Williams set out to create its own beer. Through an agency challenge that pitted creative types against each other, a name and logo were developed for Martin Williams’ new brew. Ton 20 Brew Co. is reflective of what Martin Williams believes in as an agency—big ideas that invite conversations and form a lasting relationship between brands and people. From there, Martin Williams sought out a brewmaster and looked no further than its very own Tim Holmes. “With experience in homebrewing, I was honored to be called the brewmaster of 20 Ton Brew Co.,” said Tim Holmes, 20 Ton Brew Co. brewmaster and account director at Martin Williams. “The beer is prepared off-site, bottled into kegs and then tapped in-house at Martin Williams Advertising.” Inspired by the changing leaves that arrive with the fall season, Martin Williams brewed its first Oktoberfest-style beer. The copper-colored ale was brewed using Munich and Vienna malts, and Liberty and Perle hops, to give it a medium body, a malty flavor, and a clean dry finish. Currently, the 20 Ton Brew Co. Oktoberfest is only available on tap at Martin Williams Advertising. 20 Ton Brew Co. will continue to brew a new beer each season, hosting tapping parties for beer aficionados to try the creations. Not sure about you, but—all of a sudden—we're all horned up to work for Martin Williams.

    The Minneapolis Egotist, 10/30/2014

  • Advertising agency Martin Williams names president - StarTribune.com

    Advertising agency Martin Williams names president - StarTribune.com

    The Minneapolis advertising firm selects Lori Davis as president, a new position for the group.

    Star Tribune, 11/18/2016

  • Cool Offices: Martin Williams

    Cool Offices: Martin Williams' smaller space packs a punch - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

    Martin Williams needed every inch to count at its new office. The Minneapolis advertising agency worked with the design team from Perkins+Will to create a vibrant space in their new offices. They were able to shrink their footprint by minimizing workstations and crafting a variety of work areas: booths, large and small huddle rooms, a central café lounge area and stand-up desks around the perimeter.

    Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, 02/17/2016

  • Martin Williams Hires Kathy DiToro as Vice President, Director of Content Production | AgencySpy

    Martin Williams Hires Kathy DiToro as Vice President, Director of Content Production | AgencySpy

    DiToro will lead the agency's content studio offering.

    AdWeek, 06/13/2017

  • Finnegans: TV Takeover by Martin Williams Advertising - The Drum

    Finnegans: TV Takeover by Martin Williams Advertising - The Drum

    With the help of the latest AR technology, Minneapolis-based Finnegans found a way to beat the system and put a commercial on television sets in living rooms across the country – for free – during the big game.

    The Drum, 02/01/2018

Client Start Year End Year
General Mills 2018 Current
Thrivent Financial 2014 Current
Finnegans Brew Co. 2009 Current
Syngenta 1985 Current
Minnesota Twins Baseball 2010 Current
Microsoft 2017 Current
Raymond James Financial 2009 2017
Cenex Harvest States (CHS) 2014 Current
Hippo Sak 2016 2017
Wolverine Boots 2015 Current

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