We love what we do. While each associate brings their own unique experiences, together we are a proactive team of problem-solvers focused on helping clients reach their goals and desired outcomes.


Sarah McNeil

Founder and Principal

I launched Sarah McNeil & Associates in 2011 with the goal of working with great people on meaningful projects

After 20 years of collaborating with some of the world's most recognizable brands, I aspired to bring that experience to bear for my own team and clientele. Five years later, I'm thrilled to find myself working with (and learning from) some of the most talented professionals in the industry. 

Prior to launching Sarah McNeil & Associates, I was a Senior Principal at Carmichael Lynch Spong (CLS), a creative advertising agency headquartered in Minneapolis. In that role, I led the Technology, B2B and Social Media practice groups. I was the agency lead for clients such as Sherwin Williams, Power Bar, CamelBak, Electra Bikes and Noodles & Company.

 

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Before CLS, I spent nine years as a Senior Vice President at FleishmanHillard, where I led the agency's technology and B2B practices, working with brands like CommVault Systems, Imation and Fair Isaac (now myFico.com). During this time, I was honored to receive the agency's highest employee honor - the John D. Graham Award - which recognizes exceptional client service, team leadership and collaboration. 

Learn more about my background and experience.


My Associates

Experienced and dedicated professionals who drive results.

Our associates bring world-class expertise across a number of marketing and communications disciplines. Together, we have decades of experience working with Fortune 100 companies and some of the world's most visible brands.

We pride ourselves on supporting every project with the right people and expertise. Our goal is to ensure you have the right access to precisely the right resources. This allows us to ramp up quickly on new projects while keeping our ongoing costs transparent and consistent along the way.

We have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Internal and external communications
  • Change management and stakeholder engagement
  • Crisis and issues management
  • Media, analyst and influencer relations
  • Social media engagement and measurement
  • Brand strategy and positioning
  • Speechwriting and executive coaching
  • Editorial and copywriting support