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Marcus Thomas

As one of the region’s leading fully integrated marketing communications agencies, we are focused on audience insight, idea generation and alternative delivery. We will do just about anything to get the job done, which shows in the award-winning work we have produced for our clients. We "make a mark." Our vision: Think creatively. Risk intelligently. Work passionately. Our mission: Marcus Thomas creates ideas that build the fortunes of our clients.... Read more


Marcus Thomas creates ideas that build the fortunes of our clients.... Read more


Think creatively. Risk intelligently. Work passionately.... Read more


Our Mission: Seek Impossible Challenges
But what does it mean?

You might think impossible is the keyword in this phrase. After all, impossible speaks to our tenacity, our grittiness, our Midwest work ethic. But in the case of Marcus Thomas, the word seek is the most important word in that phrase. Because we’re looking for impossible. We need impossible. We thrive on impossible.

Because impossible is usually where you’ll find the thing that really needs to be conquered. Everything else is just a task. Important? Certainly; but just table stakes. And who gets up for that?

Marcus Thomas is an agency that operates the way the holding companies wish they could – integrated to deliver results to clients rather than shareholders. We built our agency this way to help us root out and conquer the impossible.

We shape our approaches with deep research. We optimize them with precise analytics and strategic thinking. And we evaluate our work against what really matters: quantifiable, measurable business results. We’re focused this way because impossible hides in ambiguity. And we can’t tolerate that.
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Additional Culture Details

Marcus Thomas has had 82 years to craft a culture uniquely its own – but it goes deeper than being a dog-friendly workplace and having beer in the office. Each aspect of our culture is intentional to help build community among staff and cultivate a work environment where all people are accepted, valued and honored. Through employee-led affinity groups, ongoing company cookouts and afterwork activities, the opportunities to engage with one another are endless.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are big parts of Marcus Thomas’ culture, and are exhibited in both our agency values and the way we approach the business. We all benefit when everyone feels empowered to bring their whole selves to work – creating an environment where that is possible comes first. Staff are encouraged to participate in programming to inform their own perspectives and worldviews through courageous conversations about race, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Ninety-seven percent of the agency has gone through racial equity training to equip them with the skills needed to engage in conversations that historically have not taken place in a work environment. Marcus Thomas is dedicated to creating a space where people from underrepresented communities feel seen.

It takes everyone being dedicated to this work to be successful. At Marcus Thomas, we’ve empowered those from the top down to share their experiences and speak their truth to strengthen the community we’ve built and make our work better. Culture means more than flexible schedules and work-life balance to us – it means creating a space where unique experiences are sought out, welcomed and respected.
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Cleveland, OH


160 US Employees


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