President and Founder
Cindy Marion is Founder & President of MMI Agency, ranked as Houston's third largest marketing and advertising agency.
Cindy has grown the firm to top $20 million in revenue by helping clients start conversations with their customers. She is committed to helping clients achieve measurable marketing, branding and advertising results. The firm is focused on metrics and delivering unquestionable value for clients.
Cindy has twice been a finalist for the Gulf Coast E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has been recognized as a finalist three times in the NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year. The firm has been recognized as the top large Public Relations Agency of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America.
Born in San Antonio, Cindy has lived in Houston since she was five and attended the University of Houston, University of Texas El Paso and is a 1981 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BA in Radio, Television, Film, where she delivered the May 2015 Commencement Address. She has also been recognized as a distinguished alumnus for 2015. As a volunteer, Cindy dedicates time, energy and resources toward helping high school and college students, especially those who lack parental support and guidance.
Over the last 17 years, Benjamin has developed and executed highly successful, global marketing campaigns for countless Fortune 500 clients across a variety of verticals. Consistently staying ahead of the curve on industry trends and changes in the landscape, Benjamin specializes in creating innovative solutions that build and deliver a competitive advantage for his clients. Benjamin’s expertise combines a deep understanding of consumer behavior, data, analytics and technology with a passion for and success record of activating award-winning, traditional advertising campaigns.
Benjamin’s work to differentiate his clients from the competition has established him as an industry leader, and he has had the opportunity to speak at some of the top advertising conferences globally and contribute thought leadership pieces to several major trade publications.
Benjamin joins MMI from Catalyst/GroupM (a WPP Company). During his tenure, he has led the search practice across the GroupM agencies, managed the 75 Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands in the U.S. for Catalyst, and most recently served as vice president of innovation for the P&G business. His team was responsible for delivering innovative solutions that enabled P&G's North American brands to win across search, social, content, e-commerce, video and mobile platforms.
Vice President of Product & Performance
Vice President of Product & Performance at MMI Agency, where she works with a team to lead both B2B and B2C brands in creating award-winning integrated campaigns that includese paid, owned and earned media as well as experiential programs and events that ladder up to overall business goals. Over the past 10 years, Maggie has launched and managed large online communities for brands with hundreds of thousands of fans, implemented and managed robust social customer care programs, launched paid social strategies that reach millions, and managed events with hundreds of thousands of attendees for clients in various fields including real estate, fashion, energy, sports and medicine. Maggie is a frequent public speaker at social media and public relations conferences including regular contributions to #CMGRHangout, the Women in Information Technology Conference at Texas A∓M, the Interactive Strategies Conference, and the CultureMap Connect Social Media series, and she led the Microsoft “Hands on Social Media” workshops in Houston.
Head of Creative
Having known she wanted a career in the field of art from a young age, Adrienne worked to tailor her education to the field of graphic design, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic communications with a minor in Spanish from the University of Houston. Adrienne began her 19-year career in a multidisciplinary role at The Children’s Museum of Houston where she focused on graphic design, interior design, way finding, and signage. In her subsequent roles at two Houston-based design firms, she continued to hone her skills in concept development and design through the development of brands, identity systems, logo design and collateral for multiple industries including an emphasis on annual reports in the oil and gas and banking industries. Since joining MMI Agency in 2004, Adrienne has adapted her skills to the field of advertising creative, developing campaigns across traditional and new media for such brands as US Family Health Plan, Air Liquide, Direct Energy, NRG, Oreck, AIG, Legacy Health, eT Craft Burgers & Beer, and Dentistry for Children.
We're individuals with different backgrounds, different talents and different points of view. But when we work, we work as one for one common goal. We believe in the power of working as a team. And that teamwork is what guarantees our clients' success.