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An artful endeavor

J.R. Watkins: Live Hands On

Our new campaign for the iconic brand, J.R. Watkins, celebrates the hands that do so much.


How do you say 'The Beatles' without saying 'The Beatles'? We introduced The Magical History exhibition to the world with a 60s-inspired TV spot and poster series that captured the raw excitement of Beatlemania.

Repeat After Us

Your brand has a soul. It's the common ground between you and the faithful. Click. The connection is made. The love aligned. People don't just see your brand. They feel it. Live it. And share it. For years we've uncovered, articulated and presented the souls of some of the world's most coveted brands in ways that should not be ignored. We believe your brand deserves nothing less.



Ellie Anderson

Before founding Griffin Archer, Ellie spent 10 years at Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis. There she created award-winning work for brands including National Geographic, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Levolor and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. She also launched Subaru’s long-running “Dog Tested. Dog Approved” campaign. Her work has been recognized by the Cannes Lions, One Show, Webby Awards, Communication Arts, and Emmy Awards.

EXPERIENCE: American Standard, CITGO, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Disney Cruise Line, Gibson Guitars, Graco, Harley-Davidson, Levolor, National Geographic, Porsche and Subaru.


Kelly Thompson

Kelly held the position of Senior Partner and Director of Brand Strategy at Carmichael Lynch prior to joining Griffin Archer. Her career also includes leadership positions at best-in-class agencies Space 150 and Campbell Mithun. She is an expert at guiding brands through our rapidly evolving culture and passionate about the relationship between strategy and the creative process.

EXPERIENCE: American Express, Burger King, Dairy Queen, General Mills, H&R Block, Jack Link's, St. Ives, Popsicle, Sun Country Airlines, Rubbermaid, Seventh Generation, Subaru, and Xbox.


Glen Wachowiak

After four years at Saatchi's Team One Advertising in LA helping establish the Lexus brand's "Relentless Pursuit of Perfection," he moved to Minneapolis and Carmichael Lynch where he created the highly successful and internationally recognized "Pure" campaign for Gibson Guitars. Glen's work for Harley-Davidson, Sam Adams and Porsche helped drive each of those brands to record sales, and some of the industry's most respected creative awards.

EXPERIENCE: Adidas Soccer, Arctic Cat, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Fox Racing Shox, Fox Soccer Channel, Gibson, Harley-Davidson, Lexus, Polaris, Porsche, Sam Adams, and Subaru.

Our Clients

Our Clients