Employee-owned advertising agency Drake Cooper announced the addition of Mindy Stomp as Co-President / General Manager. In this new role, Mindy will be taking over the leadership of Drake Cooper’s client engagement and development, business operations and new business development as the agency continues its rapid growth. Joining Mindy as Co-President is John Drake, who is also serving as Chief Strategy Officer. These executive leadership shifts follow Drake Cooper’s decision to convert the independent agency to a 100% Employee-Owned business in 2020, furthering the agency’s vision of being a creative and innovative leader in the West. The agency offers capabilities in advertising strategy, creative, media, interactive, video and analytics. Drake Cooper specializes in mid-market consumer and retail brand building with clients across the West.
“We conducted an extensive search inside the advertising industry,” said Jamie Cooper, CEO. “We’re absolutely thrilled that Mindy agreed to join us in this key leadership role. Her experience in growing brands and her approach to client-centric work is a perfect fit to take us forward as an independent agency.”
Prior to joining Drake Cooper Mindy served at VMLY&R as Group Director, Client Engagement and also held leadership roles at PwC. Mindy brings to Drake Cooper a deep background built at agencies large and small. Her significant digital experience ranges from complex website build projects to leading AOR relationships. She also has several years of experience at a marketing research firm and is adept at diving into data to help unlock insights. Mindy’s teams have led efforts for a wide range of clients such as Facebook/Meta, SKYY Vodka, Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Driscoll’s, Haas Automation, and Mazda.
“I am honored to be joining Drake Cooper,” said Mindy Stomp. “I was particularly attracted to the employee-owned model and nimble nature of the agency. I’m looking forward to working closely with John and our nearly 60 employee-owners to build on the strong foundation of the agency.”
About Drake Cooper
Drake Cooper is a full-service advertising agency that builds brands for the ambitious. The 100% Employee-Owned agency combines creativity and innovation and offers capabilities in advertising strategy, creative, media, interactive, video and analytics. Drake Cooper’s average agency-client relationship tenure is four times the industry average, according to the American Association of Advertising Agencies statistics. Drake Cooper services both B2B and B2C clients throughout the West with key focuses in CPG and retail.
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