NEW YORK, USA // Marc Levy is senior vice president/strategic & creative planning for Ketchum New York. He provides creative and strategic counsel to account teams and specialists throughout the Ketchum network to catalyze the planning and creative process and help to evolve program concepts from idea to execution.
Marc has created award-winning, innovative brand marketing programs for clients such as Gillette, MasterCard, Panasonic, FedEx, GSK, Yahoo!, Visa, Ford, Samsung, Tropicana, Norelco, Frito-Lay, Michelin and Wisk. A reformed sports marketer, Marc has created programs for nearly every sports property, including the launch of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, development of the Parke-Davis Olympic Prize for Sports Science, creation of the Visa Hall of Fans at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the introduction of CART’s FedEx Championship Series, among others. A diorama of Marc’s work during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games is featured in its own rotunda as part of the Smithsonian’s wing celebrating “PR People Who Work While Everyone Else Attends the Closing Ceremonies.”
Marc returned to Ketchum in 2010 after serving as executive vice president/creative director for the U.S. at Cohn & Wolfe, where he developed the agency’s first formal senior mentoring program, created proprietary brainstorming techniques for use cross-agency and cross-practice, and contributed to new business wins. Marc previously worked in Ketchum’s New York Brand Practice from 1995 to 2001.
In addition to his tenures at Cohn & Wolfe and Ketchum, Marc also served as director of global marketing communications for MasterCard and began his career at Kahn Communications.
A U.S. Army veteran (no – really!), Marc barely graduated from The State University of New York/Buffalo in 1994.