• Brownstein Elevates Erin Allsman to Agency President - Brownstein

    Brownstein Elevates Erin Allsman to Agency President - Brownstein

    Philadelphia, PA – Jan 18, 2023 – Today, Brownstein Group — Philadelphia’s largest and longest-running independent advertising and PR agency — announced the promotion of Erin Allsman to company President. She is the first non-family member to hold the title, having most recently served as the agency’s first Managing Director. In her new role, Erin…

    Brownstein, 01/18/2023

  • Steve Briggs Joins Brownstein As Director Of Account Management - Brownstein

    Philadelphia, PA – Dec. 9, 2022 – Today, Brownstein announced the addition of industry veteran Steve Briggs as Director of Account Management. Briggs brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing and advertising to this role, where he will partner with Brownstein’s national and regional clients in building unstoppable brands. “Steve is joining our…

    Brownstein, 12/09/2022

  • Brownstein Group Launches Red Thread PR, An Independent Public Relations Specialty Agency Bringing an Integrated Mindset to Brands - Red Thread PR

    Brownstein Group Launches Red Thread PR, An Independent Public Relations Specialty Agency Bringing an Integrated Mindset to Brands - Red Thread PR

    Red Thread PR represents one of four specialty shops within Brownstein Group’s evolving network of agencies

    Red Thread PR, 08/01/2022

  • Inspira Health’s New Campaign With Brownstein Shows Off How Care Can Be Convenient - Brownstein

    Philadelphia, PA (July 12, 2022) – Inspira Health, a nonprofit healthcare leader in Southern New Jersey, has launched a new campaign in collaboration with Brownstein to bring awareness to the convenience and quality of its urgent care offerings available to patients in the community. The fully integrated campaign – inclusive of print, TV, social and…

    Brownstein, 07/12/2022

  • Brownstein Adds Three New Technology Clients

    Liberty Bank, Trax and Medical Guardian Strengthen the Agency’s Technology Portfolio Across Capabilities June 27, 2022 (Philadelphia, PA) – Brownstein today announced the addition of three new clients in the technology space, bolstering the agency’s growing portfolio of brands. Liberty Bank, Trax and Medical Guardian have all selected Brownstein to support an array of marketing…

    Brownstein, 06/27/2022

Client Start Year End Year
Medical Guardian 2022 Current
Liberty Bank 2022 Current
Trax 2022 Current
NJM Insurance 2017 Current
TruGreen 2019 Current
The GIANT Company 2018 Current
Inspira Health Network 2017 Current
ACI Speedpay 2014 Current
Yards Brewing Company 2019 Current
IKEA 2008 Current

Brownstein is an independent advertising and public relations agency based in Philadelphia. Founded at the height of the Creative Revolution in 1964, we are one of the longest-running independent agencies in the country, offering expertise across brand strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital services.

We build unstoppable brands by helping clients navigate the changing tides of culture and business with a focus on brand longevity. Brownstein is a 2018 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, a 2019 PRNEWS Small Public Relations Firm of the Year finalist, and an inductee at Advertising Week’s 2020 Madison Avenue Walk of Fame.

  • Marc Brownstein

    Marc Brownstein

    President & CEO

    Marc has had a love affair with advertising since his first client meeting at the age of 3. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he spent eight years as a copywriter in New York – mostly at Ogilvy & Mather - creating award-winning work for AT&T, American Express, Hershey Foods, Time Warner and Campbell Soup Company. Marc returned to Philadelphia to join Brownstein Group as Executive Creative Director. A few years later, he was appointed President & CEO and has since furthered the family business into a modern, brand-centric shop that prides itself on early innovation and a robust company culture. Under his leadership, the Agency has more than tripled in size, adding several blue-chip clients to its roster, including IKEA, Lincoln Financial Corp, Saint-Gobain, Bimbo Brands, Comcast, AmeriGas, Microsoft, La Colombe and UnitedHealthcare. Outside of the Agency, Marc serves as special marketing adviser to Penn State University. He is also a director of Brockmans, a UK-based spirits company; an active member of the board of directors of the 4A’s; the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO); Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation; Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Chairs the Arts & Business Council; Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Film Festival; and Penn State University's College of Communications. Marc speaks regularly before industry and professional groups and is a blogger for Advertising Age.
  • Erin Allsman

    Erin Allsman

    EVP, Managing Director

    Erin oversees the brand strategy, creative, digital, public relations, social media, client services and agency communications departments and leads the agency's long-term growth, integration, and specialization strategies. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Erin led the PR department for 10 years, breaking records and evolving their offerings. Erin is an active member of the PR community, having served on PRSA Philadelphia’s Board of Directors as the Host Committee Chairperson for the 2013 PRSA International Conference, and on several nonprofit communications committees. She has been featured as a contributor in industry publications such as PRWeek and PR News and was a recipient of the President’s Award for outstanding volunteerism by PRSA Philadelphia, and was named a "40 Under 40" by both Philadelphia Business Journal and Billy Penn's "Who's Who in Communications."
  • Gary  Greenberg

    Gary Greenberg

    VP, Executive Creative Director

    Gary is Executive Creative Director at Brownstein Group. He likes to describe himself as an RN’R memorabilia blogger, bagel junkie, Keith Richards wannabe, and hack drummer. Former EVP/CCO of Allen & Gerritsen, Gary managed creative departments in both Boston and Philly from 2002-2015, working with clients such as Star Market, The Boston Celtics, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Hannaford, Staples, the LA Zoo, Zildjian Cymbals, Converse, and Pathmark. In 2015, he moved on to become the Director of Creative at Primal A&G, the agency’s B2B advisory arm. Prior to A&G, Gary founded and ran his own agency, Greenberg, Seronick, O'Leary and Partners, and serviced clients such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Hasbro, and Ben Hogan Golf before being sold to A&G in 2002.
  • David Shaw

    David Shaw

    VP, Director of Client Services

    A marketing leader with over 25 years of client services experience at agencies including BBDO, Chiat/Day, and Havas, Shaw brings a wealth of advertising and brand-building talents to Brownstein. Through his career, Shaw has worked with major brands including Lowe’s, Sony PlayStation, DirecTV, Keurig, and Liberty Mutual Insurance – leading integrated campaigns that have been recognized with some of the industry’s most prestigious honors, including Cannes Lions, Effies, and many more top creative and campaign awards.
  • Anne Ryan

    Anne Ryan

    VP, Director of Brand Strategy

    At the center of Anne’s core is insatiable curiosity and a sharp business acumen. This combination serves clients well in her role as the Director of Brand Strategy, as she works tirelessly to unearth the insights and strategies that will allow our clients’ brands to redefine categories, bond with their audiences, and ultimately, increase sales. With over 12 years of experience in developing strategies for brands like IKEA, UnitedHealthcare, DuPont and Comcast, Anne inspires her team to push its strategic rigor, go deep and only emerge when they believe they’ve landed on a truly transformative insight. Prior to joining Brownstein, Anne served as the Director of Strategy and Analysis for a digital marketing agency that focused on connecting B2B brands. She also spent the first half of her career implementing customer acquisition programs for financial services institutions, including Citibank.
  • Laura Emanuel

    Laura Emanuel

    VP, Director of Public Relations

    Laura is Director of Public Relations at Brownstein Group. In her nine years at BG, she has developed strong relationships with national and regional media and is also highly experienced in reputation management and crisis communications, frequently serving as the corporate spokesperson for her clients and providing messaging counsel to stakeholders. Laura has helped win over 30 Philadelphia PRSA Chapter awards and three national PR awards, including a PRSA Silver Anvil, PR Daily’s 2012 Media Relations Award for “best response to breaking news,” and PR News’ 2013 CSR Award for work on Saint-Gobain’s national community relations program with YouthBuild USA.
  • Carol  Petro

    Carol Petro

    EVP, Chief Financial Officer

    Carol is Brownstein Group’s resident whiz with numbers and processes. Carol brought her broad range of finance, human resources, operations, and legal knowledge to Brownstein Group in March of 1998. Prior to Brownstein Group, her career crossed many industries, including banking, medical, software development, retail, and advertising. Carol says advertising is her favorite. She enjoys the creative environment and diverse client challenges the agency world offers.