Mackie Biernacki




This is the future.

Our model is not traditional. We don’t have a bloated org-chart. For each client, we have tailor-made clusters of creative problem-solvers to figure out unexpected ways to get the brand into the consumer conversation. Give us a business problem, and we’ll give you fresh, creative ways to inspire action.

We get our hands dirty.

We partner with brands who share the belief that we need to look beyond the trodden ad agency playbook. There is no assembly line. There’s no bait & switch. You work directly with us. And we work directly with you.

Nimble is good.

Our clients get global agency thinking (only much faster) without the global agency overhead. At Mackie Biernacki, your budget goes directly into the Thinking and the Doing.


Mark Biernacki 416 884 5085
Steph Mackie 416 540 3518
Melissa Tobenstein 416 400 7389

Soho House, 192 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario  M5H 0A4

MEET Mark Biernacki and STEPH MACKIE.



Steph and Mark have a combined 40 years of experience and have worked at big multinationals, small independent boutiques here in Canada and the UK and helped launch 2 agencies. They have been parachuted in to places like LA, Beijing and Dubai to crack a difficult brief.

As believers in new media, they have created business-building campaigns that have been recognized at The One Show, Cannes, D&AD, Communication Arts, TED and many other international and domestic award shows. Steph just had the honour of being a Jury Member at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

They have revived brands, created brands, and re-positioned brands. With any spare time, they have published a coffee-table book, and are partners in a nutraceutical line of products they helped develop from the ground up.

Steph is a foodie who can eat her body weight in a single sitting. And Mark speaks with very………long…….pauses.


MEET Melissa tobenstein.



Melissa is the resident expert in managing chaos and turning a business problem into an opportunity.

Melissa has an exceptional track record in helping set brands up for strategic and long-term growth. A recent addition to the leadership team, Melissa joins from john st, where she spent 11 years growing a number of brands like WINNERS, Maple Leaf Foods, Kobo, Scotiabank, as well as leading all not-for-profit work.

From established brands to startups, from increasing sales to building brand trust, and from fashion accessories big and bigger, Melissa has the spectrum covered.

Have we designed our own shoes? Check. Do we have our own medium roast, free-trade coffee beans? We do (thanks Gabriel). Will we be brewing another batch of our delicious Kölsch beer? Why not? If you’d like some, give us a shout.