Assembly is a fast-growing, modern media agency that provides brands with innovative media solutions powered by sophisticated planning and buying technologies. We are nearly 500 creative media minds and advertising technologists in a new breed model that unlocks true value for clients. We are a proud member of the MDC Partners family.
We are proud to have a dynamic, diverse and respected set of leaders guiding our company forward.
Khartoon is responsible for overseeing all client relationships and work as well as overseeing new business and marketing efforts. Previously, she served as SVP of Business Development at MDC Partners, where she was responsible for driving revenue for its portfolio of over 50 award-winning agencies. Khartoon has an award-winning track record in the industry, having led business development at some of the largest holding and media services companies.
Sarah helps drive the strategic direction for our clients, elevating data into superior insights and actions. Sarah brings over 20 years experience to the role, having held communications strategy roles at several global holding companies. Most recently, she served as Chief Strategy Officer at Initiative.
Michael is responsible for the financial management of the agency and also for operational leadership across IT and Real Estate. He brings over 20 years of experience to this role, most recently having served as Global Chief Financial Officer of McCann Healthcare Worldwide. Prior, he spent the bulk of his career within the Publicis Groupe of agencies.
Jeff is responsible for digital client programs, tools and platforms. He brings over 16 years of strategic media and marketing experience to the role, having led and developed digital practices for many major holding companies. Most recently, Jeff served as SVP, Media Lead at Starcom Mediavest Group.
Dave oversees the day-to-day management of client activity – from strategy development to analytic application – as well as talent management and professional development, ensuring that we are cultivating the next generation of leadership. Previously Dave was SVP, Group Media Director at MediaVest and held prior client-side roles at Sony and Atari.
Kendra is responsible for leading all facets of the Detroit office, including the development of creative and strategic solutions for our clients. Kendra brings over 20 years of media strategy experience to the role, having held executive leadership roles at major advertising and marketing communications agencies. Most recently, Kendra served as the Group Director of Media Strategy at Campbell Ewald.
Stephanie oversees strategy and client relations for a number of Assembly clients such as Expedia Inc, truth, 1-800 Contacts and Pulte. She brings 20 years of experience in strategy and account leadership and has worked across a wide array of clients such as J+J, Coca-Cola and P+G. Prior to joining Assembly, Stephanie served as EVP, Managing Director, Strategy at Initiative.
Joel oversees Talent and Human Resources where he manages talent acquisition, organizational development, employee relations and health and wellness programs. Joel brings over 20 years of experience to the role, having held positions within several major technology and media businesses. Prior to joining Assembly, Joel was the SVP, Global Human Resources at Kantar Media Ad Intelligence.
Our headquarters are in NYC. We currently have 475 full-time employees and offices in 5 U.S. markets.
This footprint allows us to provide clients with true national scale as well as local-market know-how.
Unlike other media agencies who have bolted on technology systems to legacy models, we have purpose-built our agency around our proprietary tech and data stack. It plans, builds, buys, and measures programmatic media campaigns and also serves as a centralized data and intelligence engine for integrated communications planning.
The benefit of this technology automation is more targeted and effective media plans, more staff spending time on value-enhancing deliverables, and less waste in delivery and cost.
The Media Technology at the core of /+ssembly
Assembly is a full-service integrated media agency. Our capabilities include research, communications strategy, planning and buying across all channels, and advanced analytics. Everything we do is guided by a singular approach. For us this is more than a process, it’s an operating system. It’s how we develop, manage, measure and continuously improve our programs. And it’s an incredibly effective tool for aligning partner agencies towards shared client goals. Rollover to explore.
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It's nearly impossible to adapt when you are tied to legacy business models. Assembly is the first scaled media agency to launch in the U.S. in the past decade and is purpose-built for today.
Assembly unlocks the power of our people by automating time-consuming, mundane tasks and freeing up important time to focus on value-enhancing business contributions.
At Assembly we believe you should pay us for the difference we make to your business and we shouldn't be trying to make money with yours. We will show you invoices from all media owners to back up this commitment. Ask your current agency if they'll do the same.
Assembly is born from the creative roots of MDC Partners. We've got world-class creative partners like 72andSunny, CP+B, Anomaly and Vitro. Our main goal is to make ideas bigger and better through media.
Unlike mega-agencies, at Assembly each negotiation is bespoke. All inventory is purchased to align specifically with your brand objectives in mind. We deliver the right inventory at the best price so that clients always come first.
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Commitment to Diversity
Assembly provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other condition protected by applicable law. Assembly also makes reasonable accommodations for the religious beliefs and practices or disabilities of applicants or employees (unless doing so would impose an undue hardship).
This non-discrimination policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.