Marc Brownstein Named a 2018 ‘Movers & Shakers’ Pinnacle Award Winner; Honored Alongside Legendary Philadelphia Entertainment & Media Leaders

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 26, 2018 – Marc Brownstein, President & CEO of Brownstein Group, was named a 2018 ‘Movers & Shakers’ Pinnacle Award Winner and honored today by Philly Ad Club at a luncheon attended by elite members of the Philadelphia business and media communities. Following in the footsteps of his father Berny Brownstein (recipient of the same award in 2012), Marc was selected by a committee of his peers as an example of someone whose personal leadership has had a significant, positive, memorable and profound impact on the Philadelphia communications industry.

Other 2018 award recipients included Ray Mayo and Jon Seitz (Co-Founders & Managing Directors of MayoSeitz Media) and the legendary duo of Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff (multiple Grammy winning songwriters/producers, Rock and Rock Hall of Fame members and the iconic pioneers of Philadelphia soul music).

“It’s a great time to be in Philadelphia,” said Brownstein during his acceptance remarks to a packed room at the Union League. “This is an important time and all signs are finally pointing in the right direction, especially for young people going into PR and advertising. Philadelphia agencies have historically been in the shadows of New York City but now, with business moving at hyper-speed and clients insisting on agencies that stay ahead of them, small/midsize agencies are suddenly ideally suited for where the client/agency world is going.”

After recognizing the legacy of his father and the hard work of the Philly Ad Club, Brownstein went on to acknowledge his extended team at Brownstein Group.

“I’m so proud of my agency and our team – some of the most creative women and men I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. They had their pick of agencies and cities on both coasts, and they chose Brownstein Group and they chose Philadelphia. We’re in the midst of something big right now. We’re shaking off the dust of disappointment in this town, of that time when we were satisfied if people just spoke about us or noticed us. We’re not next – we’re right now.”

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About Brownstein Group 

Brownstein Group is the longest-running independent marketing communications agency in Philadelphia. Founded at the height of the Creative Revolution in the town where the advertising industry began, Brownstein Group is known for its fierce pride and fearless approach, the kind that can only be born out of boundless passion and nurtured in a place with a little bit of grit and a whole lot of heart. Brownstein Group offers full-service, integrated solutions, with expertise across all disciplines including brand strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital services.

BG is relentless in the pursuit of breakthrough ideas, but dedicated to its clients and people. Named one of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work and a Fortune Top 100 Best Places to Work for Women, Brownstein Group’s clients include IKEA, United Healthcare, Comcast Xfinity, Saint-Gobain North America, Wawa, Western Union, the Philadelphia Auto Show, La Colombe, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and DuPont™ Sorona®. For additional information, visit

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