Marcie Brogan is founder and chair of Brogan & Partners, an advertising firm headquartered in Birmingham with a branch in North Carolina's Research Triangle and a research affiliate in Chicago. She is also co-founder and CFO of Ignite Social Media, which is headquartered in the Research Triangle with a branch in Birmingham.
In 1972, Marcie traded in a doctoral program at the University of Detroit for a copywriting job at Doner University. Two years later, she followed her husband to London—and despite being told she didn't speak English–landed a job at England's hottest agency. Next came a stint in Brussels running a copy consultancy before being hired by Interpublic to help manage two ad agencies in The Netherlands, thereby becoming Holland's first female creative director.
Back in the USA, Marcie opened her own agency in 1984. It has since grown in to a successful, high-energy agency committed to creativity and to an employee-focused workplace. In 2007, she co-founded Ignite. In 2012, thanks to younger partners taking on day-to-day management for both agencies, she has volunteered marketing time and ides to Governor Rick Snyder.
Throughout her career, she has been active on civic and professional boards, including the Nature Conservancy, the Eli Broad School of Management at MSU, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Adcraft Club and others. She has had a strong focus on mentoring and hiring women and minorities. She has been honored for creative work, professional achievements and workplace innovations, including her recent induction into Detroit's Advertising Hall of Fame.
Marcie is married to mystery author Mike Brogan, has two children and a granddaughter named...Brogan.