29 crazy, beautiful ad agency staff photos

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Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners went regal.
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Red Tettemer O’Connell and Partners

As is expected from the creative industry, many ad agencies put in a gargantuan effort to make sure their staff photos stand out from the rest.

Agency staff photography ranges from slick, stylized shots to the companies that aren’t afraid to make themselves look silly by dressing up in costume.

Take a look at some of the best ad agency staff shots we’ve stumbled across over the past year.


The BBDO Atlanta 2015 holiday party was held at an art gallery, so the agency photographed several employees, framed some of the shots, and put others on canvas. They were then interspersed among the other pieces of art in the gallery. This was entitled “The Many Looks Of Lisa” [Chan.]

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Photographer: Charles Austin/Art Buyer: Chris Buda/Creative Director: Alok Nath

Here’s BBDO Atlanta copywriter Evan Pulliam, famous for his ‘stache.

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Photographer: Charles Austin/Art Buyer: Chris Buda/Creative Director: Alok Nath

This image of Lauren Bloom was called: “Flowers.”

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Photographer: Charles Austin/Art Buyer: Chris Buda/Creative Director: Alok Nath

These were the rules for Los Angeles-based agency Omelet’s recent staff photo shoot: Pose how you feel best, bring a prop (or don’t,) and feel free to bring a friend, or dog, or baby. Here’s Laura Thomas, who works in account management.

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Devin Desjarlais, Omelet

Ty Stafford didn’t bring along a prop or a buddy…

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Devin Desjarlais, Omelet

Pierce Thiot is the art director at TBWAChiatDay LA, and he’s also the creator of the amusing “Will It Beard” blog. He says he “got into a fight with the Easter bunny.”

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FCB Inferno has a cluster of action-packed staff shots. Client manager Dan Smith takes a leap.

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FCB Inferno

Kirsten Barnes, a shouting senior account manager.

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FCB Inferno

Matt Naden of FCB Inferno kicking back with a comic.

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FCB Inferno

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has some hair-raising staff photos hung in its lobby, shot by agency photographer Claude Shade, who passed away in November 2015. This is interactive art director Hanna Wittmark.

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Claude Shade

And here’s Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ Michael Johnson.

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Claude Shade

LA-based agency RPA created a calendar to show off the best mustaches grown to raise money as part of the annual Movember campaign.

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Mark Tripp – Bo’s House of Visual Arts @ RPA

The photos were also posted to RPA’s Facebook and Twitter pages to help drum up support for the campaign.

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Mark Tripp – Bo’s House of Visual Arts @ RPA

As you may have been able to guess by now, the theme of this year’s calendar was “80s workout.”

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Mark Tripp – Bo’s House of Visual Arts @ RPA

Stinkdigital’s tech director P J Ahlberg has a gold knife on his person at all times. When we asked Stinkdigital why Ahlberg is always armed, a spokesperson replied: “Because you never know when you need to shimmy open a hard drive bay.”

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Satu Pelkonen

Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners were gifted this artist’s rendering of its executive team — Steve O’Connell, Carla Mote and Steve Red — in royal garb from a client.

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Red Tettemer O’Connell and Partners

Red Tettemer O’Connell and Partners had this photo taken of the agency’s in-house “maker department” to show how Steve Red, Carla Mote, and Steve O’Connell “don’t mind getting their hands dirty when it comes to a good idea.”

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Red Tettemer O’Connell and Partners

Equator, a digital agency in London, has applied colorful filters to its fun staff photos.

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Equator

Steven, another Equator staffer.

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Equator

Maybe not one for LinkedIn?

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Equator

Every member of the Fuzzco team has been given the rip treatment. Here’s founder and creative director Josh Nissenboim, founder and creative director Helen Rice, and strategist and creative director Caleb Yarian.

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Fuzzco

Wieden + Kennedy’s Susan Hoffman strikes a pose.

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Wieden + Kennedy

The photos at Mistress reflect the staffers’ personalities and hobbies. These photos were the brainchild of Brian Rigazzi.

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Brian Rigazzi

Deutsch North America chief creative officer Pete Favat does his best fish impression.

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Deutsch New York

Droga5 has lots of arty black-and-white staff photos. This is senior art director Spencer Hanser.

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Droga5 junior art director Kai Hovland.

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Droga5

Droga5 senior art director Kat Dudkiewicz (behind the cat.)

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Droga5

Mekanism brought in photographer Mark Holthusen to capture its “signature blend of functional surrealism.” Here is creative director Brian L. Perkins and producer Cary Cody.

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Mark Holthusen

Mekanism partner and creative director Ian Kovalik, brand manager and scientist Emily Brody, and art director Pauby Widjaja.

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Mark Holthusen