Advisory Council

Marc Brownstein

Marc has had a love affair with advertising since his first client meeting at the age of three. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he spent eight years as a copywriter in New York City – 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 became President & CEO, and grew the family business into a modern, brand-centric shop that prides itself on early innovation and an award-winning company culture. Under his leadership, the Agency has quadrupled in size, adding many blue-chip clients to its roster, including IKEA, Comcast, GIANT supermarkets, DuPont, Saint Gobain, AmeriGas, Wawa, City of Philadelphia, Fitler Club, NJM Insurance, Inspira Health Network, Western Union, La Colombe, United HealthCare, and Lyft.

Outside of the Agency, Marc serves as special communications advisor to Pennsylvania State University. He is also an active member of the board of directors of Brockmans, a UK-based spirits company; the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO); Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation; Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; The Satell Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility; Philly Ad Club; Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, and Team IMPACT. Marc chairs the Penn State University’s College of Communications Board and the Mural Arts Program’s marketing committee; he is chair-emeritus of the Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia; Marc speaks regularly before industry and professional groups, and is a blogger for Advertising Age, the leading global voice of the communications industry.

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