mcgarrybowen

mcgarrybowen

London, United Kingdom

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Creative Work: 3


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10 Hills Place 3rd Floor
London W1F 7SD
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) (0) 20 7529 9000
Email:

Network:

Creative Work: 3

mcgarrybowen

10 Hills Place 3rd Floor
London W1F 7SD
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) (0) 20 7529 9000
Email:

mcgarrybowen Leadership and Team Members

Gordon Bowen

Gordon Bowen

Founder

As one of the three founders of mcgarrybowen, Gordon Bowen heralds one of the most diverse and celebrated careers on Madison Avenue and oversees all of the agency?s creative efforts. Time magazine labeled him a creator of ?emotional blockbusters? and his acclaimed and legendary ?Membership Has Its Privileges? campaign for American Express is the only advertising to ever hang in the Smithsonian Institution. His passion is driven from the diversity of mcgarrybowen?s portfolio of clients ? the edginess of Reebok, the heartfelt family values of Disney, and the spontaneous creativity of children that emanates from the spirit of Crayola. Most recently, the launch of the ?Chase Freedom? campaign has been the most successful new card launch in history. Despite the fact that Gordon?s body of work has won numerous awards for making ads that make people laugh as well as cry, he is proudest of making ads that work. Asked about the future of mcgarrybowen, Gordon?s only comment was to quote the agency?s line for the United States Olympic team, Amazing Awaits!
John P. McGarry Jr.

John P. McGarry Jr.

Founder

A passion for the power of big, organizing ideas. A belief in the value of small, heartfelt courtesies. Our legendary founder John McGarry, Jr.'s unwavering commitments to both have defined his career. They're commitments evident in the billions of dollars of value he has helped add to the balance sheets of his clients. They're also evident in the fantastically successful client/agency partnerships he has built and maintained. And they're perhaps most evident in the personal friendships he has formed, the careers he has inspired, and the colleagues he has mentored.

It should be no surprise that mcgarrybowen reflects these commitments. After all, we're the result of one of John's best big, organizing ideas—a revolutionary idea for a revolutionary agency, sketched out on a yellow legal pad in 2002. Lean, service-focused, peopled with handpicked elite talent, and dedicated to creating “work that works” anywhere, anytime, and across all media. John brought his idea to two friends and colleagues he trusts with his life, Gordon Bowen and Stewart Owen, and an agency was born. Ten short years later, mcgarrybowen has won 2011 Agency of the Year awards from both Ad Age and Adweek, while expanding around the world.

Prior to mcgarrybowen, John served as Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Advertising during the most successful run in the famed agency's history. He's just as well known, though, for the small things he does—handwritten notes, face-to-face meetings—as he is for his largest achievements, which isn't surprising for a man aptly described as “gracious and tenacious.”