Welcome to Main & Rose

We develop award-winning global campaigns for brands such as The United Nations, YouTube, The Four Seasons, TED and world governments. We harness creativity & design to solve problems, start movements and impact lives.

Awards


Social Influencer Campaign
Platinum Award
Branded Graphics
Gold Award

American In-House Design
Branding + Identity Programs
Award Winner
Internet + Online
Award Winner

Audience Specific Marketing
Generation Z
Silver Award
Placing top 6%
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CAPABILITIES

Our Leadership

Kelly Gibbons

Co-Founder & CEO

Over the past 20 years, Kelly has specialized in creating multinational campaigns and impactful digital and live experiences for brands such as WeTransfer, UN Women, TED and more. She creatively blends culture and innovation to solve critical problems faced by companies today and sits on the Advisory board for the United Nations Human Rights Project, and is a Nexus Global Delegate. Kelly is the driving force behind Main & Rose’s vision, leading the team to generate innovative communication solutions that consistently exceed business objectives. 

Beth Doane

Beth Doane

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

Beth is a globally recognized branding expert and author named by Inc Magazine as one of the world’s top names in branding. From pioneering digital movements to overseeing creative concepts for multi-million dollar campaigns, she consistently creates ROI-driven results for every client. Beth sits on The Pacific Council on International Policy as well as The Forbes Young Entrepreneurs Council and has spoken on how to build brands that last and the power of design at Google, Harvard, MIT, The United Nations, and the Concordia Summit.

Hootz Taylor

Head of Creative & Strategy

“Hootz” is an award-winning creative director, producer, and screenwriter. He’s pitched and produced creative work for brands like Walmart, Spotify, MLB, Hershey, MTV, Oreo, and more. He expertly matches grounded strategy with wildly playful creativity for work that not only turns heads and stops thumbs but moves the client’s business forward. As a creative leader at companies like Broadway.com and ViacomCBS, he has built teams that wield creativity to generate great work and drive culture. 

Leslie Billingsley

Leslie Billingsley

Head of Accounts

Leslie brings 20 years of success in brand architecture, strategic alliances, and experiential marketing to Main & Rose. Working with clients such as Axios, Boeing, the NFL, the NBA LiveNation, and BlueCross and BlueShield, Leslie uses traditional, digital, and social amplification to create fully integrated strategic platforms. Leslie currently leads the Strategic Client Service discipline where she provides senior oversight for brand strategy and management as well as creative activation, performance measurement, and value assessments.
Ming Ciao

Ming Ciao

Creative Director

Ming Ciao is a renowned designer and creative strategist and a recipient of the Certificate of Recognition for creative achievement by the United States Congress and U.S. Department of Commerce.  He leads all design for our Main & Rose clientele including some of the world’s leading brands, entertainment icons and professional athletes and oversees creative strategy and creative direction. Throughout his career he has worked with HBO, Intel, Sony, Time Warner and had his own apparel label sold globally. Ming is also a passionate advocate for personal empowerment and a dedicated philanthropist.

Courtney Cannon-Booth

Courtney Bensinger

Head of Operations

Courtney is a strategist with extensive experience in branding high-profile individuals and companies. Courtney spent the first part of her career leading Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for one of the largest telecom companies in the world. She pioneered the launch of their nationwide digital literacy program and led their United Way campaign and partnerships with nonprofits across the country. She has worked with Unilever, Uber, and Snapchat, and brought together the largest influencers in digital for an (un)conference on Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

Claire Baumann

Strategy Director

Claire specializes in strategy and worked for Mckinsey’s McKinsey.org, where she was part of the global leadership team to launch and deliver a circular economy venture. She also ran an entrepreneurship program for MIT and managed Executive Positioning for Melinda Gates, policy makers and global figures including speechwriting, messaging, media and events. Previously, Claire built partnerships for the United Nations Foundation where she was one of the original architects of the SDG Media Compact launched by the Secretary General at UNGA in 2018. Claire has served as a digital strategy advisor in the Obama Administration State Department and has worked with Brunswick Group, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and multinational corporations.

Chelsea Strutz

Account Director

Chelsea brings over a decade of advertising and omni-channel marketing agency experience across clients such as Microsoft, PepsiCo, Amazon.com, and Mars Wrigley. She is an experiential powerhouse and has worked on events throughout the USA to drive brand awareness and engagement with target consumers. Chelsea spearheaded the launch of the SoFi Stadium x PepsiCo x NFL partnerships through multiple highly localized in-market events, ranging from the 2019 Grand Opening Press Event to the highly anticipated 2022 Super Bowl in Inglewood. Chelsea also led the implementation of a fully sustainable experiential program with Climate Pledge Arena & the new NHL Seattle team, Seattle Kraken. She has won an Ex Award for Best Millennial Campaign in 2019. On a global scale, she managed over fifteen sub-markets for the launch of the new Xbox One gaming system and title games through 360 campaign activations. Chelsea has an eye for solutions and an ear for opportunities, and ensures all programs are delivered against objectives, budget and deadlines. 

Kim Bussing

Senior Copywriter

Kim is an award-winning copywriter and brand strategist for a wide range of Fortune 500 clients including Raytheon, Audi, Hilton and Volkswagen. She has written for the Hollywood Reporter, Vice, and many additional outlets fusing authenticity and creativity with sound messaging strategy for compelling, authentic storytelling. With an MFA in creative writing, Kim also worked as an editor of three lifestyle publications in Australia and is completing her debut novel.
Chris Colbert

Chris Colbert

Advisor

Chris is an expert on innovation and has advised some of the world’s most renowned organizations on how to utilize unrealized potential. After leading a bold revamp of Scholastic’s core publishing business and its return to positive growth Chris served as Managing Director to Harvard Innovation Labs, at Harvard University. He authored This Is It, a provocative treatise on how to take advantage of the only life we get, and is an international speaker and strategic advisor to prominent CEOs and executive teams. He is on the board of Pillar Venture Capital, Now + There, Fintech Americas, Nilus and the Copenhagen Fintech Global Advisory Board.

A Call For Good Causes

Need branding support? We donate our time to causes that make an impact each year.  Email us at hello@main-rose.com with details and we’ll see how we can help.

How We Work

We dive in alongside you, become one with your brand, and care about it just as much as you do. We’re driven by impact; creating change and inspiring others. Your team will be stacked with experienced strategists and designers deeply committed to making your brand shine. Our tight-knit, global team is nimble, smart, and passionate. We take pride in every single project we work on, and we won’t stop until our clients and their customers are raving about the results.

Clients

TED Logo
Hilton Worldwide Logo
WaterEquity Logo
Forbes Logo
Disney logo
WeTransfer Logo
Google Logo
Vanity Fair Logo
Fox Logo
YouTube Logo
United Nations Logo
Unilever Logo
TED Logo
Stanford University Logo
Disney logo
WeTransfer Logo
Vanity Fair Logo
YouTube Logo
Vice Logo
Forbes Logo
Google Logo
Fox Logo
United Nations Logo

Telling amazing stories is what drives us and we’re ready to tell yours.