In the latest move to deepen our integrated service capabilities, we are thrilled to announce the hiring of advertising veteran Andy Thieman as Executive Creative Director. Andy is an established creative with 20 years of experience building thoughtful, multi-platform brand campaigns for Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods and retail giants such as Target, Best Buy, General Mills and J.C. Penney.

“We’re thrilled Andy is on board to lead our creative strategy practice and build a team to support the firm’s clients in Minnesota and offices across our global network,” said Lorenz Esguerra, General Manager, Weber Shandwick Minneapolis. “Andy will lead our team in bringing forth engaging campaigns and compelling, innovative marketing strategies to our clients.”  

In 2018, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named Andy to its 40 under 40 list, and in 2013, he founded the Minneapolis Egotist, an advertising blog now recognized as one of the most influential in the Midwest. In 2011, following his own cancer diagnosis, Andy founded a nonprofit rooted in cycling that focuses on demystifying testicular cancer –philanthropic work that he continues today.