McCanners of MPLS | Jackie Grandstrand

Welcome to McCanners of MPLS, a short feature on the great people that help make up our agency. 


Jackie Grandstrand

How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here? I have been at McCann for 10 years. We were called “MRM Worldwide” when I started. I am a project manager.

What is the fanciest thing you’ve ever done? I rented a designer gown and went to a masquerade ball, mask and all.

What are you currently obsessed with? Orange Theory Fitness and Pure Barre

Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where? Iced. Caribou.

What was the weirdest Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? In third grade, I thought it would be cool to dress as Rambo (I had an older brother). I got decked out in camo and even matching face paint and then cried of embarrassment at school when people asked why I made that decision.

What would be your last meal? Pasta. With a side of pizza. And warm apple crisp with ice cream for dessert.

Who is the most glamourous person you have ever met? Sir Paul McCartney – I got to watch his sound check at Xcel and then he came down and met a few of us.

Which talent would you most like to have? An amazing voice. I love singing, but I’m best as a choir singer.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Raising my two kids. (But it’s not over yet!)

Favorite restaurant in MPLS? Broder’s Pasta Bar, hands down. Pasta all day.

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured? I first threw out my back just by crouching down to hug my toddler – couldn’t stand up, and couldn’t walk properly for days.