The McCarthy Companies is a full-service advertising agency that was founded in 1994 by Timothy J. McCarthy. With 20+ years of experience under our belts, we pride ourselves in offering all of the following: unparalleled media direction and execution (including traditional and digital); a fully equipped, cutting-edge production company; and tenured market-leading professionals who execute total market plans and research.


the big bet

During the last economic downturn, many advertising agencies and service providers scaled back, closed their doors, or took a small boutique approach to weathering the storm. In true McCarthy fashion, we made a bet that if we streamlined our efforts and expanded our arsenal, we would be in the right position when the recovery period came. This has proven to be a winning bet.


After an early career in the radio business, Tim entered into the world of automotive advertising in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shortly thereafter in 1994, Tim moved to Dallas, Texas and created McCarthy Advertising. 22 years later, The McCarthy Companies maintains a cutting-edge, industry-leading resume of performance & creativity, exclusively in the automotive sector, representing the top retailers.

In the Summer of 2014, The McCarthy Companies implemented a direct mail division of The McCarthy Companies, called Strike Marketing.  CEO Timothy McCarthy said, “The inclusion of an industry best direct marketing solution to our existing digital marketing, broadcast production, media strategy, regulatory and compliance divisions gives us the tools to maintain our industry leadership role in the decades to come.”