Martin Kann Group

Martin Kann, Creative Director

As a teenager it stood between marine biology because of Jacques Cousteau and advertising because of Bill Bernbach. It turned out to be the latter.

I started to search for a purpose on top of my clients’ success years ago. It was an urge to use my profession and skills exclusively to effect positive change. In 2014 I left the traditional ad agency setup to form Martin Kann Group – a collaborative business model based on creatives, sustainability experts and my belief that disruptive communication for the right purpose will move mountains and brands.

My background is in the Swedish, Danish and Canadian ad industries. In times when marketing went from analogue to digital to social and back. I have had my desk at worldwide ad agencies like DDB and TBWA/Chiat Day as well as small creative shops in back alleys. Sometimes as an employee and sometimes as an owner.

I also have the privilege of working with very talented colleagues which has led to recognition at award shows like The One Show, Cannes Lions, Epica and Guldägget.

Martin Kann


Previous and current collaborations

A&W, Arla, BC Children’s Hospital, BC Lotteries, BCAA, Banedanmark, Bang & Olufsen, Bascon, Beat, Bidlet, Bob Hund, Caboodles, c/o Stockholm, Canadian Cancer Society, Clipper, Coast Capital Savings, Cubus, Dansk Møbelindustri, E.ON, Earls Restaurants, Electrolux Home, Electronic Arts, Europeiska, Eva Solo, Fjällräven, Food For Progress, Fredericia Furniture, GE Capital, Gant, Gothia Towers, H&M, HSBC, Haglöfs, Harris & Co, Här!, Ideon Innovation, Jane Hellen, Juul & Nielsen, KMD, Kalthoff, Kia, Luxus, Mejerierna, More Card, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Mt. Pleasant Optometry, NNIT, Nescafé, Oriflame, Oumph!, Playland, Plesner, Pripps, Proethos, RFSU, Ragn-Sells, Richmond Savings, Science World, Sparbanken Syd, Spies, Sproud, Svenska Mässan, Swedfund, Telia, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Tourism Whistler, Unilever, Union Carbide Productions, Vejdirektoratet, WWF, Yves Rocher

Martin Kann