Agency 39A CEO Shanon Marks Joins Forbes Agency Council

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Agency 39A CEO Shanon Marks Joins Forbes Agency Council

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[Los Angeles, CA, April 26] - Shanon Marks, award-winning agency CEO of Agency 39A, with over two decades of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation, has been accepted into Forbes Agency Council. The Forbes Agency Council is an invitation-only community for owners of and executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative, and advertising agencies.

Shanon was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.


Marks boasts a distinguished career spanning almost three decades as an entrepreneur, and a founder of an additive manufacturing company and co-founder of two digital transformation agencies. MADE boards, founded in 2012, as an additive manufacturing product company that designed and produced the world's first 3D-printed surfboard.

Under his leadership, Agency 39A has launched innovative digital platforms for Healthcare, Pharma, Life Sciences, Government agencies, and leading hospitals including St. Jude’s Children’s, MD Anderson, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Agency 39A was recently named a Webby Honoree and nominated for their work on behalf of with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s iManageSCD digital therapeutic.

Marks is responsible for agency growth, strategic development, and innovation. His agencies drive strategy, digital transformation, and enterprise technologies to create transformative user experience solutions for healthcare, pharma, life science, and biotech brands.

In 2012, Marks founded MADE boards, an additive manufacturing product company that designed and produced the world's first 3D-printed surfboard. He has also developed experience strategy teams for globally renowned consultancies firms like Accenture and McKinsey, incubating their experience design capabilities and providing the tools for agency development.

As a recognized thought leader on business, design, and innovation, Shanon speaks and writes publicly about leadership, productivity, and the power of design in driving innovation.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Forbes Agency Council and look forward to engaging with other agency leaders in a thriving and influential community. The Forbes Agency Council provides an opportunity for to shape the future of digital agencies and their focus.”

About Forbes Agency Council

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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About Agency 39A

Agency 39A is a leading digital transformation agency, committed to empowering healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and enterprise-scale businesses in complex industries. By leveraging our expertise in digital strategy, content strategy, UX, and digital marketing capabilities, we help our clients build effective and scalable digital platforms that drive engagement, revenue, and growth.

Our comprehensive approach ensures that we not only create cutting-edge digital experiences but also deliver measurable improvements to operational efficiency, marketing ROI, brand value, and bottom line growth through digital channels. With a steadfast focus on innovation and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by businesses in highly-regulated industries, Agency 39A is the trusted partner for organizations seeking to transform and excel in digital.

“We are honored to welcome Shanon into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Agency Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

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