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Marn, Michael

Lecturer II



Mike has been copywriter and creative director at several Chicago ad agencies, including D'arcy, Benton & Bowles, Grey and Marsteller. After moving to Michigan, he was creative director at J. W. Messner Inc. and VP/executive creative director at Francis Marketing in Grand Rapids. Mike has created successful campaigns for clients including Chevrolet, Georgia-Pacific, Culligan, the American Cancer Society, Ace Hardware, Ralston-Purina and the American Dairy Association.

Mike has won numerous advertising awards, from Addy's and Telly's to the international ReBrand 100. He is frequently asked to judge ad competitions across the country, and is a board member of the West Michigan chapter of the American Advertising Federation. He has substantial teaching experience along with his professional career, having served on the faculty at Grand Valley State and Southern Illinois universities as well as Central Michigan. Mike loves comedy; he has performed on stage, and written monthly humor columns for regional magazines.

More about Michael Marn

MSJ: Northwestern University
BSJ: Northwestern University

Courses Taught

• Advertising Copy & Design
• ​Writing for Advertising
• Advertising Media
• Advertising Account Management
• Advertising Principles
• Racial Diversity: Mas Media's Role
• Public Relations Principles and Practices
• ​Public Relations Writing