Founder and Principal
Message AgencyMarcus is the founder and principal of Message Agency, a digital agency based in Philadelphia, PA, which he founded in 2007. Message Agency is a certified B Corporation and social enterprise that focuses on using web-based technologies to meet the needs of nonprofits, universities, foundations, and progressive organizations that serve the public good.
Marcus is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies and social marketing campaigns for the public and nonprofit sectors. He has gained extensive expertise in Internet-based communications, website design and development, messaging/branding, content strategy, and project management.
Underlying Marcus' professional experience in the public sector is over two decades of volunteer work around civil rights and economic and community development. He has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia and is often challenged with finding ways to balance the interests of a range of stakeholders for development and public projects and bringing disparate groups together to collaborate. He currently serves as a board member of the Independence Business Alliance, Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, where he is founding an economic opportunity project called TransWork. This project will help connect members of the transgender community with employers and entrepreneurship opportunities.