Markham and Stein brings together the world-class strategic chops and client service experience of CEO, Jeff Steinhour, with the award-winning creative and design expertise of CCO, Markham Cronin. Between us, we have over 50 years of experience bringing brands to life across the spectrum of industries, from automotive to aviation to packaged goods to enthusiasts brands. Together with an agency team of 34, we bring big agency strategic thinking and creative talent in a compact, tenacious package to brands of all sizes.
From Left to right, Jeff Steinhour (CEO) and Markham Cronin (CCO).
We have produced hundreds of commercials and videos across a wide spectrum of products, clients and budgets. We also have access to the best directors, editors and production houses in the industry.
Understanding the cultural context of a brand – the concerns, interests and motivations of an audience are the raw materials with which great ideas are built. Our team has global experience with big brands in virtually every category.
Brand strategists are the architects and guardians of creative strategy. They are the brand’s compass. Honesty on both the agency and client sides are the key to building powerful brands.
Our team is composed of award-winning graphic designers specializing in brand identity and style guides, package design and collateral. Pretty much anything you can imagine and some things you can’t from lapel pins to bank notes.
The most disciplined of all creative pursuits. Communicating a smart idea in three seconds from 200 yards away at 60 mph is no easy task. We have produced award-winning OOH for most clients and in several languages.
Print is of the most intimate conversations a brand can have with the world and it has to stand quietly on its own merit. The art and discipline of print is something we are deeply experienced in and we’ve been internationally recognized for our skill in this medium.
Social is all about being authentic and present. Our strategies and programs help our clients honestly connect to larger cultural conversations in real time.
Media planning & buying
We have deep experience in media and handle the planning and buying needs of many of our clients nationally. Finding unique media opportunities and creating talk value for our clients through distinctive messaging and smart channel distribution is one of our core strengths.
Mapping the path on your consumer’s journey is critically important. Our UX team ensures your brand capitalizes on all its opportunities.
Getting the best search results on your site is a crucial skill in today’s crazy competitive landscape. Our Search pros are some of the best in the business today.
Events & Experiential
A huge part of brand engagement is crafting opportunities for our prospects to immerse themselves in it. We’ve designed of multitude of real-world experiences from beer festivals in NYC to multi-day fishing tournaments to road trips across the country.
Great ideas transcend borders and languages. Our diverse staff has the experience and ability to craft ideas in many languages for any market around the globe.
We have built dozens of web sites for both large and small clients ensuring best practices and maximum optimization for their immediate business goals. From simple template forms to elaborate custom sites we have the staff and experience to deliver a great web experience.
An often overlooked area of broadcast chops is the delivery of great radio. An important medium for many clients, we take pride in successfully creating “theater of the mind” and see it as one of the most challenging feats in copywriting.
The best branding is the product itself. We work in collaboration with our clients to ensure this is optimized and our team is experienced in merchandising and packaging of all types.