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With operations in over 100+ countries and some nine decades of multinational experience, McCann has been recognized as the creator of the modern global advertising agency model and has created some of the best-known and most iconic advertising campaigns of the last century.

The modern McCann is the result of a 1930 merger in New York between two pioneer agencies, The H. K. McCann Company, which opened in 1912, and The Erickson Company, founded in 1902. The two agency principals themselves were industry visionaries whose contributions encompassed establishing the core general practices and central ethical guidelines of the industry. This included their roles in helping to launch the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

From the beginning, The H.K. McCann Company declared itself dedicated to creating a multiple-office network built on collaboration and shared best-in-class resources designed to help all of its clients maximize their growth potential. After opening in New York and expanding quickly across the U.S., McCann launched on its collaborative worldwide trajectory, opening in Canada in 1915, in Europe in 1927, in Latin America in 1935, in Australia in 1959, and in Asia in 1960. Along the way, it was McCann in the 1950s and early 1960s that introduced coordinated marketing communications, incorporating such areas as public relations and sales promotion.

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  • 90
    Number of years McCann has been creating multinational advertising since first opening in Europe
  • 1902
    Year founded, as one of the industry’s cornerstone agencies

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FP7/ Dubai and Coca-Cola joined in a new highly innovative Ramadan campaign to promote a world without prejudice and labels by changing the beverage’s packaging. Special cans were created that did not have the Coca-Cola brand name, but encouraged tolerance with the message "Labels are for cans, not for people." Read More

L’ORéAL CANADA and McCann Show Every Woman is Worth It

For decades, L'Oréal Canada has stood behind a belief that every woman is worth it. On March 8th, L’Oréal Canada and McCann Canada partnered in an activation to turn the legendary advertising slogan of L'Oréal Paris – “I’m Worth It” – into a series of messages on the largest digital billboard in Canada as a platform for women to share powerful personal statements throughout International Women's Day. Read More

Mastercard Brings People Together in The “Listening Room”

McCann London launched its latest creative for Mastercard, Start Something Priceless, that celebrates the important role music plays in people’s lives. The campaign launched ahead of The BRIT Awards 2018, for which Mastercard is a headline sponsor. Read More


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