Marshall Ross

Marshall is bald and allergic to everything that tastes good.

That ought to say it all. But for the record, he joined C-K in 1995, and was part of the agency team that steered C-K to being the second largest independent in the country, garnering everything from multiple Effies to the Cannes Lion.

In his life before C-K, Marshall was a copywriter and creative supervisor at Foote, Cone & Belding. At the age of 27, he had the thoroughly naive idea of starting a creative boutique in a large agency town. To most everyone’s surprise, Mitchiner, Ross & Kahn managed a successful six-year run in Chicago before being acquired in 1992 by Campbell Mithun Esty, where Marshall assumed the post of executive creative director.

His account experience includes all of C-K’s accounts and McDonald’s, 7UP, Coors Beer, Payless Shoes, Citibank and several campaigns for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America. He also collaborated with filmmaker John Hughes on a picture that absolutely defines the word “flop.”

Marshall’s hobby is work. Other interests include worrying and germ avoidance.