• 2023/2024 Upfront Predictions - Empower

    2023/2024 Upfront Predictions - Empower

    Every year, the anticipation of spring means something different to the media world: Upfronts will soon be upon us! This past year saw some return to pre-pandemic normalcy, both to live events and pricing. For 2023, we anticipate a buyer-driven marketplace with a continued evolution for how buyers access inventory and for how advertisers reach (and pay for) their desired audiences.

    Empower, 04/06/2023

  • Code Switching: A Double-Edged Sword - Empower

    Code Switching: A Double-Edged Sword - Empower

    Is it possible to be personally, professionally successful, and authentic at the same time? For those within the majority, the answer may be an apparent and obvious “yes, of course.” For those within the minority, experience and conventional, generational knowledge would strongly argue the opposite.

    Empower, 02/24/2023

  • Celebrating Black History Month – What’s Your Plan? - Empower

    Celebrating Black History Month – What’s Your Plan? - Empower

    Every year as we usher in the new year, we layout plans to celebrate Black history month. Typically, it’s filled with lots of articles celebrating the contributions of great Black inventors, entertainers, politicians, sprinkled with quotes from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speeches.

    Empower, 02/01/2023

  • After 38 Years Empower Media to Enter New Era of Ownership and Leadership - Empower

    After 38 Years Empower Media to Enter New Era of Ownership and Leadership - Empower

    Ashlee Clarke Named New CEO and Becomes Majority Shareholder of Independent Agency, Empower Media – Solidifying it as the Largest Female-Owned Media Agency in America

    Empower, 01/11/2023

  • Ashlee Clarke Featured in Adweek - Empower

    Ashlee Clarke Featured in Adweek - Empower

    CINCINNATI (January 12, 2023) – Today Adweek reported on Empower Media’s exciting news on becoming the largest woman-owned media agency in America.

    Adweek, 01/12/2023

Client Start Year End Year
Zaxby's 2022 Current
Newell Brands 2021 Current
RoC Skincare 2021 Current
MadeGood 2021 Current
American Standard 2020 Current
Brooks Running 2019 Current
Tempur Sealy International 2019 Current
GNC 2019 Current
Jack Link's 2018 Current
VTech 2018 Current

America’s largest woman-owned media agency

Our advantage is simple: Clients first – not shareholders.

From the day we opened our doors in 1985, Empower has always challenged the media status quo.

Empower is a highly awarded and respected media agency. We are a multi-year recipient of “Agency of the Year” from MediaPost and Campaign US with honors from Ad Age and Adweek.

Our senior and experienced integrated team of Communications Strategy, Media Innovation, Media Planning and Buying, Creative, Marketing Scientists, Influencer Marketing and Data-Analytics work in collaboration on our client’s business daily.

Empower’s client tenure rate is unmatched–3X the industry average. Our clients include Tempur Sealy, Wendy’s, Brooks Running, Fifth Third Bank, Gorilla Glue, O'Keeffe's, E.W. Scripps, Jack Link’s, VTech, Bush Brothers, Zaxby’s, GNC, Famous Footwear, Ashley, LIXIL, O-Cedar, Rust-Oleum and RoC Skincare.

Empower Media is woman-run (67% female) and woman-owned – making it the largest woman-owned media agency in America.

Our offices are in Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta, New York, Houston and Palm Beach.

  • Kimberly McEntee

    Kimberly McEntee

    VP, Procurement

  • Erica May

    Erica May

    VP, Communications Strategy Director

  • Connie Ross

    Connie Ross

    VP & Chair, DEI

  • Alaina Pratt

    Alaina Pratt

    SVP, Operations

  • Julie Dunn

    Julie Dunn

    SVP, Marketing Science

  • Brett Mowry

    Brett Mowry

    SVP, Marketing Science

  • Tim  Glover

    Tim Glover

    SVP, Investment

  • Megan Fontaine

    Megan Fontaine

    SVP, Client Strategy

  • Marcus Moore

    Marcus Moore

    SVP, Client Strategy

  • Mel  Reynolds

    Mel Reynolds

    SVP, Finance

  • Emily Locker

    Emily Locker

    SVP, Client Strategy

  • Jennifer Jackson

    Jennifer Jackson

    EVP, Client Strategy

  • Greg Clausen

    Greg Clausen

    EVP, Managing Director, Chicago

  • Rhona Sanchez

    Rhona Sanchez

    SVP, Co-Head Integrated Planning

  • Jason Kogut

    Jason Kogut

    SVP, Co-Head Integrated Planning

  • Amy Johnson

    Amy Johnson

    SVP, Co-Head Integrated Planning

  • Rich  Notarianni

    Rich Notarianni

    Chief Consumer Officer

  • Ryan Derrow

    Ryan Derrow

    Chief Media Innovation Officer

  • Lee Doyle

    Lee Doyle

    EVP, Group Managing Director

  • Cathy  Shaffner

    Cathy Shaffner

    Chief Investment Officer

  • Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke

    Executive Chairman

  • Ashlee Clarke

    Ashlee Clarke