Brownstein’s Laura Emanuel and Anne Ryan Add Vice President to Current Titles

Philadelphia, PA, April 11, 2019 – Brownstein Group (BG) has elevated both Laura Emanuel, Director of Public Relations and Anne Ryan, Director of Brand Strategy to Vice President status. The two, who will continue in their current roles, have demonstrated strong leadership skills during their tenures with the agency and are well positioned to carry BG into its next phase of growth.

In her more than 10 years at BG, Emanuel has risen through the PR ranks and gained expertise within the architecture, design, real estate and construction industries. As Director of Public Relations, her responsibilities include department management, strategic planning for both the agency and clients, staff development and new business. Emanuel has helped BG win a number of awards, and in 2012 earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).

Ryan joined BG in 2014, and prior to that served as the Director of Strategy and Analysis for a digital marketing agency. Throughout her career, she has developed strategies for brands including IKEA, DuPont, Comcast and UnitedHealthcare. At BG, she is currently overseeing research and narrative development for the Philadelphia Global Identity Project, a multi-phased effort convened by the city’s Department of Commerce in partnership with numerous organizations.

BG has also recently promoted a number of other team members across the agency’s Client Services and Public Relations departments. These promotions include:

Client Services

  • Toni Daly was promoted to Group Account Director
  • Gina DiGiovanni was promoted Manager of Client Service Operations
  • Jenna Frimmel was promoted to Account Director

Public Relations

  • Nicole Gainer was promoted to PR Group Account Director
  • Meagan Sloan was promoted to PR Account Director

“Each of these women exemplify the agency’s values and have contributed to our clients’ growth in their own ways – from keen strategy and bold ideas to operational excellence and efficiency,” said Erin Allsman, BG’s Managing Director. “Collectively, they have more than 40 years of experience here at BG, and their commitment to the agency is not something we take for granted. They truly make up the fabric of BG, and we look forward to seeing what each of them will achieve in their new roles.”

As of February 2019, BG’s workforce was 72% female, and two-thirds of its executive team is comprised of women.

About Brownstein Group 

Recognized by Ad Age as a ‘Small Agency of the Year’, Brownstein Group (BG) is the longest-running independent marketing communications agency in Philadelphia. Founded at the height of the Creative Revolution in 1964, BG is a full-service agency with expertise across all disciplines, including: brand strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital services. BG specializes in crafting memorable campaigns that generate positive brand awareness, increased sales/leads and measurable impact for clients like IKEA, Comcast Xfinity, Wawa, GIANT Food Stores, Western Union, NJM Insurance, and DuPont™ Sorona®. Ranked as an O’Dwyer’s Top 100 National PR Agency and Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for Women, BG is relentless in the pursuit of breakthrough ideas, but dedicated to its clients and people. For additional information, visit

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