We build ambitious brands

Every brand is a story. Stories when well-told, make a lasting impression. Great stories move and grow. They go viral and get passed along. They play well no matter the medium: Online, in video, over the airwaves, big as life on an outdoor board or spray-painted on the sidewalk. Even as technology and innovation come at the speed of light, a great story remains at the heart and soul of every successful brand.

Great stories change minds, they make you feel, they intrigue and provoke people. Most of all, we create brand stories that sell. Because if our work doesn’t deliver more customers, we’re not doing our job..


Brand stories well told

For over 25 years, we’ve created success for a wide variety of clients over a range of industries. We’ve built brands in broadcast, through digital, social and experiential. We’ve made movies, built games, music videos, podcasts, street teams, any way we can get our client’s story out there.


Under promise & over deliver

We’re a fiercely independent agency with two obsessions. One: Building real success for our clients and their brands. And two: Creating an exciting workplace full of ideas and opportunity. When you combine incredible talent with a dogged work ethic that just won’t quit, you get an agency that’s determined to do it better, do it faster, and do it smarter than the rest. Clients come to expect a lot from RPM because nobody delivers like we do.

We provide clients with the kind of solutions that get results. Whatever they need to fight the good fight. And our clients don’t just compete, they dominate.


Rise above the rest

Digital / Social

Strategic Planning

Brand Building

Media Services

Loyalty / CRM Development

Shopper & Experiential

Public Relations

Creative Services

Performance Analytics

Content Creation



Super talented teamwork

RPM is a unique place with incredible energy. An agency full of poets, artists, tinkerers, bee-keepers, bass players, costume makers, surfers, soccer players, actors, comedians, mathematicians, dog lovers, baseball card collectors, amateur realtors, rehabbers, punk rockers and beer makers. We’re endlessly curious about our world and we bring all that excitement to everything we do.

Bob McCartney

Creative Director

Brooke Podsiadlik

VP Account Director

David Brinkman

VP Account Director

Jeremy Kesselman

Media Director

Larry Bessler

Chief Creative Officer

Mark Malin

Chief Executive Officer

Rob Shannon

Creative Director

Rosemary Bezouska


Sarah Russell

Chief Operating Officer

We work with some of the greatest clients in the country. We built the number one museum in Chicago and the city’s favorite convenience brand. We opened one of the busiest casinos in the world. We partnered with the Chicago Public Library to double its fundraising and increased Terlato Wine’s bubbly business by 200%. When it comes to reward programs and loyalty brands, nobody grows a database like RPM. There’s a success story for every one of our valued partners.


We keep good company


Talk to us

Brands don’t sleep. They’re always connecting, growing and evolving. So whenever you need us, we’re here. Whatever it takes to make it happen, we’re on it.

Phone: 800.475.2000

General Inquiries: info@rpmadv.com

Careers: careers@rpmadv.com

Location: Chicago, IL