Rodgers Townsend, a St. Louis full-service advertising agency and part of the Omnicom Group (OMC: NYSE), announced today the promotion of Michael McCormick to EVP, Chief Creative Officer. Previously serving as Executive Creative Director at the agency, Michael will continue to be responsible for overseeing all creative across the agency’s roster of clients and new business endeavors. McCormick assumes the CCO role following the 2014 retirement of Co-Founder Tom Townsend.
“Mike is an extremely talented creative leader whose high standards and standout work have positively impacted our agency and clients’ businesses for more than 15 years,” said Tim Rodgers, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rodgers Townsend. “I know he will continue to raise the bar ever higher, and fearlessly lead us in whatever new directions we need to go.”
Since returning to Rodgers Townsend in 2009, McCormick has produced campaigns for such brands as AT&T, The Hartford, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Spectrum Brands, Mayflower and the St. Louis Rams.
Prior to Rodgers Townsend, McCormick spent time at Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, where he worked exclusively on Porsche Cars of North America. Before that, his career included a stint at Austin’s McGarrah-Jessee, where he worked on brands including Shiner Beer, Whataburger, Hyatt Resorts and Frost Bank. He began his career at Publicis in Dallas after graduating from The Portfolio Center in Atlanta.
“What I love about Rodgers Townsend is the rare combination of hunger and humility,” said McCormick. “I’m honored to lead a talented, growing team and look forward to producing even more inspiring, innovative work for our clients.”
McCormick’s work has been recognized by the Art Director’s Club, International Andys, Graphis, Luerzer’s Archive, Print, Communication Arts and Creativity. He’s also received the Austin ADDY Best of Show and St. Louis ADDY Best of Show five times, in addition to multiple National ADDY awards.
ABOUT RODGERS TOWNSEND
Rodgers Townsend is a nationally acclaimed, full-service marketing communications agency located in St. Louis, Missouri. The agency provides strategic planning, advertising, digital, social and direct/one-to-one marketing, and design services to a wide range of clients both nationally and regionally.
Current clients include: AT&T, The Black Rep, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Enterprise Holdings, Great Circle, The Hartford, Luxco Brands, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis University, Spectrum Brands and United Van Lines.
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE – OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.