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We sell good.
Not goods.

We’re thinkers, storytellers, strategists, and creatives who give a sh*t. We help purpose-driven organizations hone their voice, amplify their mission, and tell their story. Call it branding, call it marketing, call it communications.

For us, it’s doing work that matters.

What We Do

Campaigns and brands that change minds and lives

Campaigns and brands that change minds and lives

We handcraft brands, campaigns, and messaging that are deeply human and rooted in strategy. Our work connects and engages. It builds audiences. It makes you relevant. It changes hearts and minds.

We dive deep into your world. We ask the right questions. We listen and have the guts to act on the answers. We rely on equal parts data and intuition. And with what we learn, we craft strategy and creative that connects.

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Creative and design
  • Advertising
  • Digital
  • Social
  • UX/UI
  • Crisis communications

“ThinkArgus pushes us to think outside the box, to stretch ourselves, working together to achieve the best result possible.”

Who We Do It For

Our clients are accomplished, scrappy, hungry to do more.
Just like us.

Our clients are accomplished, scrappy, hungry to do more.
Just like us.

For twenty-five years, we’ve tackled the most difficult communications challenges for the most complex purpose-driven clients, including those in:

  • Health and health care
  • Transportation and real estate
  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Government
  • Non-profit
  • Purpose-driven consumer brands

“ThinkArgus is an agency that understands and shares a commitment to our values – we also have great chemistry. We have so enjoyed the experience with our project team and would recommend to colleagues.”

Who We Are

We’re problem-solvers. Strategists. Doers. Experts in our fields.

Our diverse team merges Boston-based expertise with global experience. We speak 4 languages in the office; our team members have worked on campaigns from local health departments to Fortune 500 companies.

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Lucas Guerra

Founder + CEO

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Lucas Guerra

Founder + CEO

Lucas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ThinkArgus, setting the bar for strategy, creativity, and results. Lucas brings more than 20 years of experience in creative development, social/cause marketing, branding, art direction, and TV/radio production. He is known for his political acumen, his incisive vision, and his profound understanding of what makes people tick. His creative marketing ideas are consistently successful at building strong emotional and rational bonds between the client’s brand and its target audiences, prompting action.

A native of Argentina, Lucas founded ThinkArgus 25 years ago as a student at the Art Institute of Boston. With his career spanning more than two decades of professional experience in graphic design, concept development, art direction, and TV/radio production, Lucas’ expertise encompasses the creation of public education and consumer services campaigns, including for MassDOT, EOPSS, MBTA, and DPH. His creative work has been recognized with many awards, including multiple Emmys.

Lucas currently serves on the Hyams Foundation Board of Directors and the Massachusetts Marketing Partnership. He is also an internationally recognized poet, storyteller, and filmmaker.

Caitlin Dodge

Chief Operating Officer

Caitlin Dodge

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Caitlin Dodge drives the growth and day-to-day operations of ThinkArgus. In this role, she leads the account team, directs client relations, and maps our strategic vision as an agency. An experienced and insightful marketing leader, Caitlin has helped shepherd complex clients through their most challenging communications issues and is depended on by marketing leaders in multiple sectors for her expertise in developing effective campaigns across mediums and audiences.

Caitlin began her career at Smithsonian Enterprises, the company that publishes Smithsonian Magazine, Air & Space Magazine, goSmithsonian Magazine, and runs the Smithsonian Television Channel. As Smithsonian’s Marketing Manager, she focused on creating multimedia campaigns for national and international clients. Prior to joining ThinkArgus, Caitlin also worked at Williams Whittle, a non-profit focused marketing and ad agency in Alexandria, VA, where she was the lead account manager on many non-profit accounts.

When Caitlin is not multitasking at work, she’s multitasking at home. You’ll often find her absorbed on an Audible book while chasing after her two small children. She’s also outdoors whenever she can manage it – by the ocean, hiking, or skiing.

Scott Zoback

Managing Director

Scott Zoback

Managing Director

Scott drives new business growth and partnerships, working closely with teams at every level of the agency to figure out “what’s next” for ThinkArgus and how to tell our story to the world. Drawing from his years of political experience, he also oversees strategy for some of our most complex clients in the public sector, helping them hone their vision and develop productive relationships both internally and externally.

Past roles have brought Scott to the intersection of complex strategic communications, media, and public affairs as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategy for the Massachusetts Senate President; the Director of Communications and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Department of Public Health (DPH); and leading external affairs for the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program.

When Scott is not running things, he runs, training for seven Boston Marathons and raising over $80,000 for Boston hospitals.

José Nieto

Chief Strategy Officer

José Nieto

Chief Strategy Officer

Known affectionally (he hopes) as “the professor,” Jose leads the strategic development at ThinkArgus, combining analytical thinking, creative know-how, and marketing insights to craft brands and campaigns that resonate with audiences, positively impact the community, and achieve client goals. An instinctive collaborator, Jose works with both the account and creative team to keep our work always on target.

Jose has degrees from Tufts University, NYU, and MassArt. Before joining ThinkArgus, Jose was principal of SquareZero, an award-winning graphic design studio specializing on cultural, publishing, and education clients, and principal designer at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where he worked on everything from print and digital advertising, exhibition collateral, the museum website and ecommerce, and the member magazine. Previously, he was the Design Director at Northeastern University.

When he’s not thinking about client projects, Jose enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. He’s also a published novelist and an amusing storyteller – but make sure never to ask him about Borneo: he’ll never shut up about it.

Jacob Parker

Creative Director

Jacob Parker

Creative Director

As Creative Director, Jacob leads the creative team in taking our strategy and insights, and using them as the foundation for highly conceptual, thoughtful, and beautiful creative work for our clients.

Jacob has deep roots at ThinkArgus. In fact, this is where he started his journey as a marketing creative, before moving on to experience the breath of the creative industry in Boston and New York for over a decade. He’s brought that experience home, as it were, including award-winning work CPG, QSR, branding, broadcast, experiential, and digital marketing.

A natural tinkerer and process-fan, Jacob is passionate about mastering all things flour & baking. He will tell you the bagels in MA aren’t good enough, so he will make you a dozen any time.

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Ashley Sanderson-Snyder

Account Director

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Ashley Sanderson-Snyder

Account Director

Ashley leads the account team, setting standards for client relationships, project management, and strategic focus. A seasoned marketer, Ashley has 11 years of experience managing large-scale global accounts for clients in the Consumer Goods, Health and Fitness, Automotive and Technology sector with a focus on digital, social media, and customer experience. Hailing from Devon in South West England, she is a keen runner and looks forward to becoming a native New Englander.

Dana Anderson

Account Director

Dana Anderson

Account Director

As Account Director, Dana leads the strategy, content development, creative execution, and implementation of integrated campaigns and branding efforts, specializing in complex clients with multiple stakeholders, such as the Department of Family and Medical Leave, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, MassDOT, and Boston Housing Authority. Dana prides herself in being extremely flexible and solutions-oriented – her least favorite word is “no” – and always strives to provide the best value for her clients. A creative person at heart, she’s unafraid of outside-the-box approaches that get people’s attention while achieving strategic goals.

Before joining ThinkArgus, Dana focused her career on omni-channel, data-driven marketing. But she was always interested in getting her hands dirty with more creative work. ThinkArgus gave her that in spades, as well as clients that inspire passion and purpose.

Dana is a positive thinker who’s always up for a challenge or spontaneous adventure, which explains her love for the great outdoors, traveling, photography, and hiking.

Katie Lewis

Senior Account Manager

Katie Lewis

Senior Account Manager

Katie manages the strategic and creative development of integrated marketing, advertising, and publication programs for clients including the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Mass General Brigham, North Shore Medical Center, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and the Executive Office of Education. As Senior Account Manager, Katie works with the agency team and supervises outside vendors to ensure seamless collaboration and highest quality standards. Known for her sharp eye and close attention to detail, Katie is our go-to agency proofreader and copyeditor across all client projects and new business efforts.

Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Honors Philosophy (which comes in handy with clients) and an MBA from Boston College, where she also served as assistant director for Boston College’s University Advancement, spearheading marketing and communications efforts for the Annual Fund.

Unafraid of a challenge, either at work or in her personal life, Katie is an enthusiastic, skilled oyster shucker.

Lauren Lisitano

Account Manager

Lauren Lisitano

Account Manager

As Account Manager, Lauren understands the power of social marketing to bring about positive change. That understanding drives her approach to strategic and creative development of public health initiatives for clients such as the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and Office of Problem Gambling Services.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Communications from Salve Regina University, Lauren worked on off-premise marketing initiatives for leading international CPG brands. A passion for health equity led her to Worldways Social Marketing, where she worked with the Delaware Division of Public Health Maternal and Child Health and the Delaware Division of Services for Children, Youth, and Families to develop social marketing campaigns aimed at reducing infant mortality rates across the state.

For Lauren, public health marketing is a vocation, not just a career. When she takes a break, you can usually find herself at a beach reading a new book and making dinner reservations.

Amanda Griffin

Senior Designer

Amanda Griffin

Senior Designer

As the Senior Designer, Amanda brings a conceptual vision and a passion for problem solving to digital, print, and web projects, with a particular focus on motion graphics and animation. Her talent for visual systems has proven invaluable in her work for Department of Public Health, Department of Family and Medical Leave, Department of Unemployment Insurance, MassDOT, and Mass General Brigham.

Prior to joining the ThinkArgus team, Amanda made her mark in several Boston-based agencies including Viewpoint Creative and MullenLowe, where she worked on national accounts including Honey Dew, Animal Planet, History, JetBlue, and U.S. Cellular. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in both Graphic Design and Digital Media from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

As a well-rounded and inspired creative, she loves to work at the intersection of emotion and design. When she’s not busy creating, you can find her outside exploring the world and finding inspiration through photography, traveling, and running.

Amy Langiano

Senior Designer

Amy Langiano

Senior Designer

As a Senior Designer, Amy puts her conceptual skills to the task developing smart, creative solutions for marketing, print, packaging and experiential design challenges. She strongly believes that design and advertising have the power to change minds and can encourage positive, world-changing ideas. That belief translates into creative that is engaging, purposeful, and, most important, effective.

After a hectic college career at the University of Northern Colorado, where she served as president of the Design Club and winner of the AIGA National Portfolio Review, Amy worked for a couple of local Colorado firms, helping small business grow and find their identity as a brand. From there, she moved on to Boston to work at MullenLowe, where she collaborated with national clients in industries such as food, sporting, CPG, automotive, and fashion.

By moonlight, Amy spends most of her time dabbling in illustration and animation to keep the creative juices flowing and her skills evolving.

Francesca Salvatore

Junior Designer

Francesca Salvatore

Junior Designer

As Junior Designer, Francesca supports the creative team in the design and development of brand identities, visual communications, and advertising campaigns. Her training as an agency strategist informs her approach to design problems, keeping her focused – and invested – on client objectives and challenges. No matter the size or scope, her projects are all driven by empathy and strategic rigor.

Prior to joining ThinkArgus, Francesca worked at Minelli and Lippincott as a brand strategist, partnering with clients in retail, energy, tech, healthcare, education, and the arts to develop thoughtful brand solutions that drove business objectives. A love for art (and the east coast) brought her back to Boston and back to school to pursue a graphic design degree at MassArt.

Her favorite branding experiences thus far have been coining a new name for an eco-friendly motor oil company and developing a visual system for Boston’s largest housing provider.

Lucy Leavitt

Account Coordinator

Lucy Leavitt

Account Coordinator

As Account Coordinator, Lucy helps to shepherd our big ideas into flawlessly executed campaigns for clients such as MassDOT and EOPSS. As a junior member of the account team, she performs much of the crucial behind-the-scenes work that keeps our clients happy and our work on target.

Lucy began her career in the financial and nonprofit sectors, coordinating projects such as website redesigns, social media strategy, and marketing communications. Most recently, she worked in the marketing and operations department of AGC Partners, a technology-focused boutique investment bank. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Trinity College, where she also served as music director for her all-female acapella group.

When she’s not reliving her musical glory days, Lucy enjoys getting into nature and staying active by skiing, hiking, and scuba diving.

Ally Ulmer

Account Coordinator

Ally Ulmer

Account Coordinator

As account coordinator, Ally assists in the daily implementation of marketing and advertising campaigns for clients such as Mass General Brigham and the Department of Public Health. She also supports the entire account team through administrative duties such as budgeting, meeting prep, market research, and client timeline management. As someone who lives for details, Ally loves analyzing media buy reports and effectively communicating with clients at every level. She is a task master with a passion for customer service and exceeding client expectations.

A native of Chicago, Ally graduated from the University of Iowa with majors in journalism and mass communications. Prior to joining ThinkArgus, Ally worked in community-based, health and wellness, and promotional marketing fields.

Outside of work, Ally gets to be act on her task master tendencies by teaching group fitness classes and educating the wellness community. She is an avid runner, enjoys reading and writing poetry, and can often be found walking her French Bulldog around the beaches of South Boston.

Harriet Yellin

Finance

Harriet Yellin

Finance

Harriet is the financial guru at ThinkArgus, working with the COO and the account team to oversee all transactions, vendor payments, and client billing.

Harriet has had a wide-ranging career, from political strategist to theater producer. As founder and President of Yellin Media, she developed media strategies for political candidates and causes across the country, including a stint as National Media Director for the 1988 Dukakis for President Campaign.  Her experience in theater ranges from producer of off-Broadway shows like Forbidden Broadway and Forever Plaid to General Manager of Blue Man/Boston, which eventually led to a move to New York and a 10-year tenure as CFO of Blue Man Productions, where she managed all finances for seven national and international productions with gross revenues of $100 million.

She calls herself “semi-retired” but working at ThinkArgus helps to keep her out of trouble.

Who You Are

Like us, you give a damn.

Like us, you give a damn.

You are a company, non-profit, or public agency with a passion for your cause and a commitment to your audience. If this sounds like you, and you want to work with us, give us a shout. We’re looking forward to connecting.

ThinkArgus is always on the lookout for brilliant, fiercely dedicated people who want to change the world by doing work that matters. Drop us a line.

“To us, it’s imperative to work with vendors who ‘get it.’ I think that’s one of the things that make ThinkArgus special.”