Social Media in Dallas: Meet Rethink Creative Group

Rethink Creative Group is a full-service digital agency based in Fort Worth, TX with serious chops in social media. Coming from very humble beginnings, Rethink is an agency built of winners and survivors having literally starting with no money or clients. With hard work and determination, the digital agency from Fort Worth was able to build an agency that would go on to worked with roster of local Texas companies all the way to Fortune 500 giants. Results and grit are a given for this agency. All you have to do is come with a dream and they’ll make it a reality!

Inside Rethink Creative Group

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Location: Fort Worth, TX

In Dallas Since: 2013

Core Services: Social Media

# of Employees: 5

# of Four-Legged Employees: 6

Company Mantra: “Make Shit Awesome”

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Does your agency have a cool origin story?

David Valentine and Mark Lauman launched Rethink in 2013 with no money and no clients. In 3 years they’ve gained over 35 clients and began representing craft breweries, Fortune 500 companies, and thought leaders.

David and Mark

Most interesting physical thing in your office?

Whiskey Barrel from our beer client which also had their beer run through it. It makes David’s office smell heavenly.

What does #agencylife mean to you?

Long hours to make brilliant work for our clients.

We’re pretty hardcore into international soccer. In particular the English Premier League. I’m a HUGE Manchester City fan and I have an ongoing war with another one of our staff members who is a die-hard Liverpool fan. Hence the MCFC coffee mug with our morning donuts is a bit of stab at my staff.

“Marketing/Advertising is quintessential study of humanity.”

– David Valentine, Chief of Dreams


Partners in Crime

In 10 Words or Less, What We Do for Our Clients:

We make our client’s dreams a reality.


3 Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients:

  • We want clients who are forward thinking.
  • Desperate for growth.
  • Think outside the box.

Our Clients Love Us Because:

We work on their business like it’s our own. We celebrate when they do well, and we stress when things aren’t going well. We know ROI is why they hired us.

Clients We’ve Helped:, Adelbert’s Brewery, AidenOttis, Southern Fried Cotton, Free Form Design, and Quality Wood Products.

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Bigger’n Dallas

The #1 Thing We Love About Dallas:

We love the bar scene.

We often enjoy beer early in the day and sometimes have ‘Monday Brewday’ where we drink and work. Why should Monday’s have to suck?

What makes Dallas the best city in Texas?

It’s not the best city in Texas, but we love it.

Most admired local brands in Dallas?

The Texas Rangers

Most admired marketing/digital/design influencer in Dallas?

Shama Hyder

Credit: Cooper Neill for Cosmopolitan

What is one thing people don’t know about Dallas that they should know?

It’s a city with incredible character and culture.

Best Restaurant in Dallas:

Top Knot


Rank the local colleges with the best creative talent:



The Dallas High Five

To highlight and celebrate the thriving marketing and design community in Dallas, Agency Spotter decided to launch the Dallas Activation Series. With so many great agencies and hidden gems, the Dallas creative scene should never be overlooked! So join us as we take y’all on a trip through the best marketing agencies and design firms representing Big D.

Stay up-to-date on all the coverage during our #DallasSpotted Activation by visiting the Dallas Content Hub.

Daniel Kim