Chair of the Board
Marcie traded in a doctoral program at the University of Detroit for a job at the Doner ad agency where she was soon winning national awards for copywriting.
Next came eight years in European ad agencies. Starting with the hottest shop in London–once she convinced them that she could write English English. Then a stint in Brussels. Followed by a job with Interpublic that made her the first female Creative Director in the Netherlands.
Then back to Detroit where she opened her own agency offering advertising, marketing, PR–and more recently–interactive services. Brogan & Partners is known for its creative work and for its innovative workplace. Staffers enjoy free Monday Morning manicures, quarterly Mystery Trips, and even cash awards for the Mistake of the Month. Little surprise that the agency has won many Best Place to Work accolades.
Brogan & Partners has a major branch in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, an affiliate in Chicago, a phone number in Naples, and high hopes for D.C. In 2007 Marcie opened a second business, Ignite Social Media, which has quickly become a leading national player in this new discipline.
Over her business years, Marcie has served on many boards, committees and think tanks. Currently, she is director of the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Adcraft Club, and somehow was elected to the Executive Committee of the Michigan Nature Conservancy–even though she claims to hate going outdoors.
Marcie lives in Birmingham, Michigan, with her husband Mike, a mystery writer, and their Italian greyhound Presley. Adult children Brendan and Chloe–along with her husband Jay and daughter Brogan–visit from Montreal and Carmel whenever they know Marcie will not be cooking.