Christine Fruechte, President & CEO
Industry leader, nationally recognized visionary and daughter of a psychic entertainer (seriously), Christine knows that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Since joining C+M in 2004, she has spearheaded the agency’s tremendous growth and transformation by adding great diversity to our client roster and helping C+M evolve into a fully integrated, digitally driven agency. And while agency billings have increased year over year for the last eight years, what is more important is that the agency’s clients are achieving record-setting results.
Prior to C+M, Christine worked for Campbell Mithun, DDB Honolulu and Preston Kelly in Minneapolis. She developed integrated campaigns for clients that include Caribou Coffee, Coca-Cola, Domino’s, General Mills, ESPN, Indian Motorcycle, Johnson & Johnson, Johnsonville, Land O’Lakes, McDonald’s, Nestlé Purina, Revlon, Schwinn, Starwood Hotels, Taco John’s and Yahoo!, among others.
Christine has earned numerous awards: Effies, Webbys and even an Emmy Award. She was featured in The New York Times Corner Office column offering her insights about leadership and management. She has been recognized by Ad Age in its annual “Women to Watch” report, which honors the most innovative women in the world of advertising, marketing and media. And Christine's published articles include an agency transformation article in Ad Age, a leveraging the ever-evolving technology landscape post for The Huffington Post and an op-ed piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about how biking can help a company's bottom line. Basically, what we’re saying is, you don’t have to be a psychic to know that when Christine is around, the future looks bright.
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