Drew McLellan

I'm Drew McLellan, owner of McLellan Marketing Group and author of Drew's Marketing Minute, a top-ranking blog about marketing, branding, and social media.


Drew McLellan’s a 25+ year marketing agency veteran who lives for creating “a ha” moments for his clients, clients’ customers, peers and audiences across the land. Sadly, for his daughter, he attempts to do the same thing at home.

Drew’s favorite tools for creating these moments are vivid story telling, Italian heritage inspired hand gestures and the occasional tipping of a sacred cow.

Over the years, Drew has lent his expertise to clients like Nabisco, IAMS pet foods, Kraft Foods, Meredith Publishing, John Deere, Iowa Health System, Make-A-Wish, and a wide array of others.

Drew McLellan is also one of the world’s top marketing, branding and social media bloggers.

He’s written the book 99.3 Random Acts of Marketing, co-editing the Age of Conversation series of books and in 1995, he launched his own firm McLellan Marketing Group.

Recently Drew appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week and Fortune’s Small Business. The Wall Street Journal calls him one of 10 bloggers that every entrepreneur should read.

Drew McLellan's Background

Drew McLellan's Experience

Top Dog at McLellan Marketing Group

October 1995

McLellan Marketing Group is a branding and marketing communications agency. We work with B-to-B clients across the country to help them define who they are and why it should matter to their potential and existing customers, as well as their employees.

Co-editor and author at Age of Conversation

January 2007 - January 2009

The Age of Conversation series (3 books total) brought together 200+ authors from 14 countries to explore a single topic -- how social media is changing marketing from a monologue to a dialogue. All proceeds of this book were donated to Variety, the Children's Charity.

Senior Account Strategist at ZLR

July 1994 - October 1995

Copywriter/Acct Strategist at Young & Rubicam (CMF&Z)

July 1989 - July 1994

Account Exec/Copywriter at CMF&Z

August 1989 - June 1994

Drew McLellan's Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

1981 – 1986

Masters Degree

Concentration: Journalism/Marketing


Drew McLellan's Interests & Activities

Being a dad, marketing and branding, baseball, all things Disney, writing, reading, animal rights