Adventure Advertising Appoints Mike Fetrow as Partner, ECD

By Erik Oster 

Minneapolis-based agency Adventure Advertising appointed Mike Fetrow as equity partner, executive creative director. In the role, Fetrow will lead creative across the agency’s client roster while charting the agency’s overall direction with CEO Scott Mitchell and president Gina Nacey.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to Adventure,” Mitchell said in a statement. “Not only does he have a reputation as one of the leading creative talents in the industry, but his curiosity and innovative approach to advertising are a perfect fit for the agency. His addition is a major step for Adventure’s continued growth in the future.”

A 20-year industry veteran, Fetrow arrives at Adventure from Fetrow Ryan & Partners, the agency he co-founded as a creative director last year. Prior to leaving to form Fetrow Ryan & Partners, he spent two and a half years as an executive creative director with Olson in Minneapolis. That followed two years at Fallon as a group creative director and a year and a half as a vice president, creative director at space150 before that. Prior to joining space150, he spent four years as an executive creative director with Minneapolis agency Colle + McVoy. Over the course of his career, Fetrow has worked with brands including Cadillac, Holiday Inn Express, Saucony and Buffalo Wild Wings. 


“The advertising industry is going through a really exciting period of change,” said Fetrow. “Today, there are so many new ways to connect and engage with people to help build and activate brands. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Adventure Advertising. Their passion, approach and unique talent set allow them to take advantage of today’s opportunities unlike any other agency that I’ve seen.”