Monigle Associates, a leading Creative Experience Agency, announces the promotion of Mark Thwaites to Chief Creative Officer
DENVER – April 19, 2021 – Monigle, a leading independent brand and creative experience company, today announced the appointment of Mark Thwaites as the firm’s first Chief Creative Officer. Thwaites has held several senior creative roles during his career at branding and creative firms leading innovative and transformational assignments for many of the world’s most admired brands.
For the past two years, Mark has been an Executive Director at Monigle and a driving force behind many of the firm’s recent successful projects including work with clients such as Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Carefirst, Sempra Energy, Salesforce, Valaris, IFF, Nuvance Health, Marathon Health, and Calyx, just to name a few. Prior to Monigle, Mark was Executive Creative Director at IPG-owned FutureBrand where he worked with clients across industries such as AB InBev, American Airlines, Intel, Casella [yellow tail], Capital One, Bell, Tupperware, Hard Rock International, Nestlé, and the National Football League.
“I am truly excited and inspired to continue to be part of such a talented, multi-faceted Monigle team that builds human brands that truly foster meaningful conversations with people.” Says Mark, “As the landscape of brand expression evolves every day, having a team that is inquisitive and extraordinary in finding creative solutions for our incredible and diverse clients is key.”
A unique talent, equal parts strategic insights and creative execution, Mark’s drive to understand people and behaviors has helped him develop intuitive brands across both the corporate and consumer sectors. In his new leadership role, Thwaites will continue to elevate and drive the firm’s creative direction with a team of talented designers, digital, brand experience, environmental design and production professionals fostering a culture of inclusion and innovation across the company.
“Not only is Mark a smart and insightful leader, his global background and human perspectives continue to build an open and inclusive creative culture at Monigle that is attracting top-talent and earning Monigle award-recognition,” says Rick Jacobs, Principal of Monigle, “we couldn’t be more excited at the future that Mark will help shape for Monigle and our clients in his newly expanded role.”
Mark is originally from Newcastle, England, grew up in the American Southeast and holds a BA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In his role, Mark will help lead a team that spans both Denver and New York offices, inspiring a creative team of over 50 people, and helping lead and shape Monigle’s future and reputation as a leading creative firm.
Monigle is a creative experience company fueled by humanizing brands to move people. As one of the largest independent brand consultancies in the United States, we’re independent in spirit and in ownership, unbound to both the status quo and shareholders. Fueled by a talented and inspiring team of 150+ across offices in Denver and New York, our teams create and deliver powerful, human brand experiences across a spectrum of services, including insights, strategy, creative, culture, activation, branded environments, and BEAM—the world’s leading brand engagement and asset management platform. Humanizing Brands. Moving People. For more information, visit www.monigle.com.