• McGarrah Jessee Wins Orvis

    McGarrah Jessee Wins Orvis

    After a competitive review, we will partner with Orvis, the family-owned and operated outdoor retailer that specializes in fly-fishing and wingshooting gear, dog products and active lifestyle apparel. McJ will be charged with elevating Orvis’ brand awareness, starting with brand strategy and activation.

    mcj.co, 11/22/2021

  • McGarrah Jessee’s New Employment Policies Include Unlimited and Mandatory PTO

    McGarrah Jessee’s New Employment Policies Include Unlimited and Mandatory PTO

    Our new policies include changes to our vacation policy and where employees are expected to live. We now offer employees unlimited paid time off and actually require employees to take at least three weeks of paid time off per year to ensure they take time to rest and replenish. We also eliminated any geographical restrictions to employment.

    AdWeek, 12/18/2020

  • An ad agency made Alexa apologize to losing Amazon HQ2 cities

    An ad agency made Alexa apologize to losing Amazon HQ2 cities

    Amazon may not have picked these locales for its second headquarters, but at least now they get weirdly specific apologies from Alexa. Because Amazon is unlikely to utter even the most cursory “It’s not you, it’s me,” Austin, Texas-based agency McGarrah Jessee created custom apologies on Amazon’s behalf. Each apology is accessible through Alexa skills–and they can get oddly specific to each city.

    Fast Company, 11/13/2018

Client Start Year End Year
Whataburger 2003 Current
Frost Bank 1997 Current
YETI 2012 Current
Costa Sunglasses 2008 Current
Lyft 2018 Current
Fender (Project) 2022 Current
Orvis 2021 Current
Jacuzzi, Inc. 2021 Current
CitiBike 2020 Current
Case Knives 2017 Current

We are a full-service, Austin-born, 150-person creative agency – 25 years in the making. We believe advertising alone isn’t the answer to any major business opportunity. Because of that, we partner deeply with a few select clients to help them evaluate their whole brand experience, from point of sale to advertising to how they show up in social.

What drives us? Not just great work, but the ability to fundamentally impact our clients’ businesses. Our sweet spot? Fueling irrational brand fandom for our clients.

  • Mark McGarrah

    Mark McGarrah

    Founder

  • Tim Roan

    Chief Creative Officer

  • Bryan Jessee

    Bryan Jessee

    Founder

  • Jen Hruska

    Jen Hruska

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • Melissa Fodo

    Melissa Fodo

    Chief Engagement Officer

  • Britton Upham

    Britton Upham

    Chief Executive Officer

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