Curiosity is embedded in our process, a post-briefing discovery phase where we chase down new inputs. Keeping the strategy and insight top of mind, we scour every source imaginable for related projects, brands, innovations, technologies and activations – anything we think has potential. We add that to what’s already in our brains – exhibits and shows, travel experiences, podcasts, books and movies. then we get creative. We gather and build on those initial sparks to get to what people want. Next.
What We Do
Category + trend research
Brand naming + positioning
Brand identity + visual standards
A few key faces
CEO and Owner
A proven industry force and frequent speaker, Lynne captured the attention of the industry when she purchased Fame from its global holding company in 2015, shedding the traditional agency model for a renewed focus on being done with what’s been done. An AdFed Silver recipient, Effie winner, member of The Hub Braintrust, honorary AdFed Board member and VP of the Twin Cities Retail Design Institute, she is wholeheartedly committed to choreographing brand experiences that consumers love to love.
Executive Creative Director
A reinventor at heart, he has been called upon by both Colle + McVoy and Olson as the catalyst to transform their agency culture and creative product. In addition to creative leadership roles at the previously named agencies, he’s served at Fallon, Carmichael Lynch and space150, as well as Saatchi in San Francisco.
Director of Account Management
Collaborative to the core, Justin serves as a seamless extension of the marketing team for a diverse range of brands, offering strategic counsel, creative insight and the occasional ridiculous gif just for kicks. He effortlessly pivots from world-class research hospital to burgers, or pets to agency pitches, often within the course of an hour. He launched his career with a brief, toe-in-the-agency-water stint on Honda and Holiday Inn Express, then spent eight years at JT Mega, where he worked on biggie brands like Nature Valley, Pillsbury, Hormel and Del Monte.
VP, Operations and Business Development
Marie oversees new business and day-to-day operations for Fame after 20 years on Madison Avenue, where her contributions on Maybelline earned both Effie and AME awards. She helped take Essie to a #1 mass retail label and launched L’Oreal’s INOA hair color and the #1 Goody Spin Pin. She has steered campaigns for Panasonic and Lexmark and was a founding partner of OceanGroup. She also served as the Interpublic Group’s co-chair for the Women’s Leadership Network and created the Minneapolis MadWomen mentorship program.