Marc has been lucky enough to work on some extraordinary projects over the last twenty years.
The launch of Tate Modern, the Apple iPhone and the NSPCC’s Full Stop Appeal, the first democratic election in South Africa, the Cabinet Office's first review of social advertising, the UK’s first social network, the opening of new stores for John Lewis and Waitrose, new models for Lexus and Toyota, new destinations for Virgin, new channels for the BBC and Guardian Media Group and a whole load of less well known but no less scintillating challenges.
His career started as a child actor and presenter on TV. After studying at Oxford and London universities he co-launched a contemporary music school and became a broadsheet feature writer. He then discovered the world of agencies - initially as an account handler, before migrating into the creative department. In his late 20s he became Creative Director of Burnett Direct Marketing. There he helped build one of the industry’s most awarded creative departments for work across every media, including some of the first ever awards for digital media in the UK.
A few years later he became the agency's MD, where he launched new offerings in planning, digital and PR. In the late 90s Marc co-founded, launched and floated the UK’s first digital download music company which was at the vanguard of the digital revolution in the music industry.
In 2000 he met Paul Kitcatt and they discussed the idea of launching the best agency they'd ever worked for. By the end of 2001, together with Vonnie Alexander and Jeremy Shaw they founded Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw. The agency went on to win a dream list of clients and four Agency of the Year titles. In March 2011, Publicis Groupe acquired Kitcatt Nohr and merged it with Digitas London to form Kitcatt Nohr Digitas, and Marc became CEO of the new agency.
Marc is on the IPA Council, the board of the UK advertising industry. He is a former Chairman of the DMA Awards and was twice named Number 1 in Marketing Direct's Power 100 Agency Players. In 2009 he was awarded the IDM's (Institute of Direct Marketing) highest honour when he was invited to become an Honorary Life Fellow. Marc created one of their most popular courses over the last decade - aimed at helping clients brief and evaluate creative ideas and described by a recent delegate as "the best training experience I have ever had". Marc has spoken at conferences and business schools around the world and runs training directly for clients. He has a long history of contributing to the media, including the BBC and FT. At Kitcatt Nohr Digitas, Marc's focus is on entrepreneurial creative thinking for the agency and its clients.