About Michael

Michael Farmer has been a strategy consultant since his graduation from Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA with highest honors and was named a George F. Baker Scholar. He first worked with The Boston Consulting Group in Boston and Rio de Janeiro, and later became a Director of Bain & Company, working in Boston and Europe, where he headed Bain’s Munich, Paris and London offices during Bain’s period of European expansion in the ’80s. Farmer founded Farmer & Company in London in 1990, and shortly after its founding, he worked with his first advertising agency client to solve a chronic profit problem. This first experience was encouraging, and Farmer & Company decided to specialize in the strategic problems facing ad agencies and their clients. Farmer & Company moved to New York in 2001 and continues to serve global advertisers and ad agencies from this base. In 2015, Farmer published the first edition of Madison Avenue Manslaughter (in hardback); a second edition, with updated data and charts was published in 2017 in paperback.

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Speaking Engagements

September 19, 2017

Association of American Advertising Agencies (4A’s) Kansas City Council Meeting, Kansas City

June 20, 2017

Association of National Advertisers (ANA) “Unplugged” Event
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May 8, 2017

Educators’ Summit, New York

March 31, 2017

Mexican Association of Advertising Agencies (AMAP) Annual Conference, Mérida, Mexico

March 13, 2017

Ogilvy & Mather, Book Launch for Madison Avenue Manslaughter 2nd Edition, New York

January 27, 2017

Magnet Global Network Winter Conference, Miami

December 9, 2016

TBWA/Chiat/Day Leadership School, New York

November 22, 2016

Zulu Alpha Kilo Management Conference, Toronto

October 15, 2016

Mumbrella Secrets of Agency Excellence (SAGE) Conference, Sydney

September 19, 2016

MRA Services, Management Conference, Cincinnati

September 11, 2016

The Beancast Podcast

July 8, 2016

Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI), Conference, Dublin

July 6, 2016

Institute of Practitioners of Advertising (IPA) Commercial Conference, London

June 8, 2016

Tongal Chief Marketing Officer Conference, New York

May 18, 2016

Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) Future Flash Conference, Minett, Ontario, Canada

May 4, 2016

Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Financial Management Conference, Boca Raton

March 13, 2016

The Beancast Podcast

March 2, 2016

Ad Age / Deltek Webcast

January 19, 2016

Media Village Conference, Washington D.C.

December 17, 2015

Content Convergence Podcast

December 15, 2015

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

December 1, 2015

Edelman Management Conference New York

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