Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Marc Williams

What makes you an Icon?

Your authentic and influential leadership style that has contributed to your trailblazing career success. You have broken barriers, overcome adversity, and as a result, are a role model to many.

Marc is a long-time veteran of the advertising and digital marketing industry, currently a digital creative consultant with Prudential Financial Services, after a stint at Facebook on their Global Business Education Marketing team.

As Executive Creative Director for the in-house agency of Chase, he led creative output for remote teams in Columbus, Ohio and Wilmington, Delaware. And in a prior engagement with Prudential, he served as VP, Group Creative Director for that organization’s in-house agency, leading creative and content development.

Marc is a digital agency veteran as well working at Digitas for over 13 years, on the American Express business, leading creative for all charge and co-branded cards, Membership Rewards, and OPEN, as well as TIAA-CREF. He has extensive direct, digital and brand advertising experience on a variety of accounts including AT&T, Showtime, HBO, National Car Rental, the Peace Corps, MetLife, the National Basketball Association and Pfizer to name a few.

Marc graduated of Fresno State earned his MA in advertising from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

Marc has earned a number of awards for the work he’s done for his clients, including Echos, New York Festivals, Financial Communications Society (FCS) and Caples awards. And he has served as a 4 As MAIP mentor, co-chair on the ANA Talent Forward Alliance, and as members of both the ANA In-House Agency Committee and the In House Agency Forum (IHAF).

Marc is an avid reader, podcast listener and dog lover. He is from New Rochelle, NY where he and his wife have raised their family and resided for over 20 years. 

Follow Marc on Twitter, Instagram and find him on LinkedIn!


The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 4th Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. Though we cannot be together in person, the spirit of our history and the legacy of our excellence lives on in us. Follow the series on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2020 – Honorees

2019 – Sizzle Reel

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators


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