Crispin Porter + Bogusky (also known as CP+B), a member of publicly traded MDC Partners, is an advertising agency that currently employs around 700 people. It was founded in 1988 by Sam Crispin. Crispin then became partners with Chuck Porter and Alex Bogusky. As of 2016, Porter is the only member still working for CP+B.
The agency is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with additional offices in Coconut Grove, Florida, Los Angeles, California, London, England, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Gothenberg, Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Hong Kong, China. CP+B Europe opened its doors in June, 2009 after acquiring Swedish agency Daddy, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mark Simmons (author) was Managing Director of its Los Angeles office from 2002 to 2004. In July, 2010 CP+B Canada opened after acquiring the Toronto-based agency Zig.
CP+B experienced rapid growth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, achieving notoriety on the strength of work for Burger King, BMW MINI, and anti-smoking campaign TheTruth.com. Sally Hogshead worked for the company at this time, and opened Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Venice, California office. The agency’s current client list includes Infiniti, American Airlines, PayPal, Hotels.com, Best Buy, Domino's Pizza, and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
They are known for using viral marketing techniques, including the Burger King Subservient Chicken and Whopper Sacrifice campaigns. In September 2008 the agency created a television spot for Microsoft featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates that received negative media attention. The 'I'm a PC' campaign that followed fought back against Apple's Mac vs. PC campaign and contributed to Windows 7 becoming the fastest selling version of Windows to date.
In March 2010, Andrew Keller, Rob Reilly and Jeff Benjamin were promoted to chief creative officers. CP+B’s current leadership includes: Chuck Porter, chairman; Lori Senecal, CEO; Ralph Watson, chief creative officer in Boulder; Kevin Jones, chief creative officer in Los Angeles; Dave Buonaguidi, chief creative officer in London; Eric Lear, COO; Steve Erich, Group Account Director; Heather Faunce, Group Account Director; Laura Bowles, chief knowledge officer.
CP+B has been named "Agency of the Year" 13 times in the trade press. On December 15, 2008, CP+B was named Creativity's agency of the year. They were also named Adweek's 2008 U.S. Agency of the year. In December 2009, CP+B was named Advertising Age Agency of the Decade and Boards Magazine's Agency of the Year.
In 2010, CP+B was named Interactive Agency of the year at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the third time the agency has won the award since 2005.