Rule #1: Nobody cares.
Rule #1: Nobody cares.

After selling my Minneapolis ad agency, and taking time off to honor a non-compete, I wondered how best to structure a shop for the future. It seemed to me that an ad hoc group of experienced creatives could be more nimble and cost effective than a static agency. In 1991 this was a radical idea. Some called me crazy, others said I was mad. The model worked – m|a|d partners was born.

Why Hire Us?

With a zillion shops out there, why hire us? Because we don’t do what you do, but we do what we do pretty damn well. We will help you make your dreams a reality. You’ll communicate more effectively with your customers — and have more of them. You’ll get straight answers. You’ll have an honest, loyal and dedicated partner on your team. We’re a small agency with big ideas. You’ll get your money’s worth — and then some.

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We Have Worked With These Companies & Organizations

Construction/Development
Biltmore Properties
Brickman Masonry
Bruce Building Company
Centennial Homes
Garrett Real Estate
Grand Sakwa
Re-Brick Restoration

Education
American Educational Institute
Mango Languages
Motion Picture Institute of Michigan
Official Driving School
Same Day Road Test
Sears Driving Schools

Aviation
Pentastar Aviation
South Texas Flying Club

Entertainment
Striking Resemblance

Financial
Deluxe Check
mBank
Merchant Funding
SGH Wealth Management

Healthcare
Holgistic
Plum Health DPC

Grocery
Cantoro Market
Holiday Market

Restaurants & Food
Bacco Ristorante
Baker’s Square
Casa Pernoi
Cantoro Trattoria
Dairy Queen
Detroit Fish Market
J-Bird Smoked Meats
Keiran’s Irish Pub
McDonald’s®
Million Smiles Initiative
Moppo’s
Old Country Buffet
Pannekoeken
Poppin’ Olive Popcorn
Seldom Blues
Wendy’s
Zollipops

Organizations
ACLU of Michigan
American Society of Employers
Central City Integrated Health
Connect Detroit
Neighborhood Service Organization
The Association for Women in Communications – Detroit Chapter
The Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS)

Publishing
Danger Studios
dBusiness Magazine
Hour Detroit
Isabella’s Gate/Mohune Press
Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
Plum Health Care
Spring Newspaper Network

Retail
Britenz
Darakjian Jewelers
DaVinci Eyewear Group
Dayton-Hudson
Dimitrius
Eyes4Eyes
Great Clips
Henderson Glass
InVision Optical
Maxwell’s
Nordstrom
Safe Sex Clothing Company
Shades Optical
Suzanne’s Bridal Gallery

Technology
Awecomm Technologies
NEXTEP Systems

Industrial/Manufacturing
Hi-Tech Gears
Hollingsworth
Lewis-Goetz
Wolverine Flexographic

Legal
The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer
The Law Firm of Victoria

Services
Catalyst Media Factory
Marx Layne Public Relations
My Insurance Expert

Our team members have worked with these companies directly or through other agencies, providing everything from full-service marketing, advertising and design services to project work.