Brownstein Strengthens Client Services Team with Industry Veterans

PHILADELPHIA (May 26, 2021)Brownstein announced today that Pat Dunigan and Ryan Paton have joined the agency as Group Account Directors, bringing a wealth of advertising and brand-building experience to the team. These marketing leaders join Brownstein during a pivotal growth period, following the launch of the agency’s Brand Longevity Lab and NJM’s acclaimed “No Jingles Or Mascots” campaign.

Throughout more than 20 years of experience, Pat Dunigan has learned to never say “no” to an opportunity to creatively solve brand challenges. She has worked all over the world to elevate the profiles of popular household name brands including Coca-Cola, Disney, Marriott, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Gillette, IKEA, Subway, and Unilever. After studying languages and art in college, she earned a position as a junior art director at Ogilvy and later moved to McCann, where she worked for years as a Creative Director on the global Coca-Cola business before moving client-side in the QSR sector, most recently as Vice President of Integrated Content and Advertising at Papa John’s. During the course of her career, Dunigan has developed and executed a multitude of integrated multinational marketing campaigns, helping global consumer brands generate upwards of $30 billion in annual revenue. She also serves as a consultant to the International Advertising Association.

Hailing from the UK, Ryan Paton — an advertising expert with more than 20 years of experience driving brand awareness — brings a passion for leading strategic, integrated marketing campaigns. Before moving to the US last year, Paton spent 11 years at Havas Canada in Toronto and Montreal, successfully directing a number of national consumer and B2B brands including Volkswagen, PayPal, Philips, and New Balance. Prior to this, he spent time at Rethink in Vancouver, and TBWA & JWT in the UK.

The new additions to the client services team come as the department grows under the leadership of David Shaw, a renowned marketing leader who joined the agency last summer after a nationwide search for talent. Together, the industry veterans bring decades of combined leadership experience, and will work together to further Brownstein’s mission of making brands unstoppable

“At Brownstein, the combined skillsets of Pat and Ryan bolster the agency’s reputation for building resilient brands that are fueled by change,” said Erin Allsman, Managing Director at Brownstein. “Their creative abilities and innovative instincts have already proven valuable in today’s dynamic marketing landscape, and they will serve as a great resource to Brownstein’s clients and partners.”


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™, and have worked with a range of companies including IKEA USA, Comcast Xfinity, DuPont™ Sorona®, TruGreen, The GIANT Company, ACI Worldwide, NJM Insurance Group, and Saint-Gobain North America. Brownstein is an Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, a PRNEWS Small Public Relations Firm of the Year finalist, and an inductee into Advertising Week’s Madison Avenue Walk of Fame.

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