Holland Mark Taps The Works for Creative Director Search

BOSTON - Growing downtown strategic marketing and creative agency Holland-Mark has retained The Works to locate a Creative Director to help drive the agency's creative offering and growth.


Holland Mark was founded in 1986 by William Holland Davis and Christopher Mark Colbert. Holland-Mark was once the largest independent agency in New England, serving clients including Citizens Bank, Fidelity Investments, The Boston Globe, Red Lobster, Radisson Hotels, T.J. Maxx, Yankee Candle and more. The agency closed its doors in 2001 due to economic conditions.


In 2007, founding partner Chris Colbert decided to restart the agency as an alternative to the larger, holding company-owned agencies in Boston.


Over the past five years the Holland-Mark has built a compelling portfolio of clients and results doing work for Zipcar, Virgin Money, Hello Health, Pearson Education, World Energy, Post 390, Notch Session Ale, Skidmore and Greater Boston Foodbank.


The agency helps clients find their One Simple Thing, engaging with brand leaders at the executive management level and helping them translate strategic insight into impactful cross-media marketing programs resulting in brand and messaging clarity and driving lasting results and imperative value.


The Works is a branding and creative talent firm that helps agency and client-side leaders indentify and acquire the talent needed to build great brands, through a mix of executive and contingency search, freelance and contract placement and consulting services. Founded in 1998, the firm has successfully completed more than 500 searches for a roster of clients including Hill Holliday, Mullen, Saatchi, Holland-Mark, Forge Worldwide, PJA, Bluefish, Cone, PAN Communications, Mullen PR, RFBinder, Carat, OTO Interactive, Digitas, IBM, Rational Software, Courion, Dell EqualLogic, Zipcar, Suffolk Construction and Staples.




Peter Eleftherio

Managing Partner