Carmichael Lynch Names New CCO

By Erik Oster 

Minneapolis agency Carmichael Lynch promoted Marty Senn to the position of chief creative officer, effective immediately.

Senn replaces Dave Damman, who left the agency over the summer. We did not receive any specifics regarding the reasons for his departure, but sources did tell us that the decision was not mutual.

Senn has held the position of executive creative director since arriving at Carmichael Lynch in 2013, working with brands including Jack Link’s, BJ’s Restaurants and Sierra Trading Post. He was also instrumental in helping to win new client assignments across an array of agency capabilities. Before joining Carmichael Lynch he spent around two and a half years with  Goodby, Silverstein & Partners as a creative director. Prior to that he served stints as a senior creative with Fallon London and Cutwater. Over the course of his career he has worked with brands including Google, Comcast, Virgin Mobile, Jeep, Levi’s and Time Magazine.

“Marty Senn has established himself as a creative leader of the highest order, garnering every manner of recognition here in the US and abroad,” said Carmichael Lynch CEO Mike Lescarbeau. “In his relatively short time at Carmichael Lynch, he has forged highly productive relationships with key contributors from across our organization, and we look forward to the many ways he will help us grow.”

“It’s a huge honor, and a responsibility I don’t take lightly,” added Senn. “I came here three years ago because I loved the people and the talent and the trajectory this agency is on, and I’m thrilled to get play such a meaningful role in what comes next.”