Ackerman McQueen

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Ackerman McQueen
Advertising and media
IndustryPrint and video advertisements
Founded1939 (1939) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
FoundersRay Ackerman
Marvin McQueen
Lee Allan Smith
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Number of locations
5 (2015)
Area served
Key people
Angus McQueen (CEO)
Revan McQueen (Co-CEO)
Bill Winkler (CFO)
Number of employees
230 (2015)

Ackerman McQueen is an advertising agency based in Oklahoma City. Founded in 1939, it has expanded to include offices in Alexandria, Virginia, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dallas, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma.[1][2] Ackerman McQueen has about two hundred and twenty-five employees.[2]

Client engagements[edit]

They worked for the National Rifle Association (NRA) from the 1980s through the 2010s; the relationship was called one of the strongest in the advertising field.[3] Ackerman McQueen, also called "Ack-Mac", is credited with much of the NRA's modern success.[4][5] In 2019, the NRA sued Ackerman McQueen for overbilling and severed ties with the organization.[6][7]

Other clients have included Six Flags amusement parks, some Oklahoma casinos, and the Chickasaw Nation.[2]


  1. ^ "Offices". Ackerman McQueen. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Spies, Mike (April 17, 2019). "Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A." The New Yorker.
  3. ^ Rupal Parekh. "The NRA and Ackerman McQueen: One of the Strongest Relationships in Adland". Advertising Age, March 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Peter Finn and Sari Horwitz. "Ackerman McQueen PR firm has been behind NRA’s provocative ads for decades". The Washington Post, February 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Feldman, Richard. Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist John Wiley & Sons, 2011
  6. ^ "NRA sues its main ad agency for allegedly withholding billing information". Fox News. March 2, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Tipton, Whitney (June 26, 2019). "National Rifle Association Shutters NRATV As Ackerman Split Becomes Official". The Daily Caller. Retrieved June 26, 2019.

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