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Allen & Gerritsen
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees101-200
Total US101-200
Total Worldwide101-200
Discretionary Comments:
200+ Employees
BIOS
Andrew Graff, CEO
Andrew Graff is a challenger of the status quo. As CEO of Allen and Gerritsen, Andrew has grown the agency to over 200 makers, storytellers and inventors, and he’s committed to applying the same rigor to workplace culture as he does to a client’s marketing ROI.

A&G was ranked by Advertising Age as the nation’s #1 “Best Place to Work in Marketing & Media” two years in a row. A&G’s inventive case studies have been featured repeatedly in PSFK & Fast Company and also honored by the One Show, Jay Chiat, Mashies and with an Adweek Project Isaac Gold Award for Invention in Human Resources.

Andrew is on the board of the 4As, and was Chairman of the Ad Club of Boston for five years. He was honored at the Ad Club’s 100th Anniversary Gala as the 2013 Future Legend Recipient and was also recognized by news-blog Bostinno as one of “50 on Fire.” He’s also Chairman of the 4A’s Learning and Development Committee.

Andrew is also a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
Paul Allen, Chairman
Over 25 years ago, Paul Allen began an exciting journey by creating an advertising agency that believed deeply in some fundamental things; that all investments in marketing and communications are strategic business assets and should be treated as such; that agencies get rewarded (and sometimes famous) by helping their clients, not themselves; that great communications emerge from the perfect balance of science and art (aka research and judgment); and that great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Today, Paul is the proud parent of one of the country’s leading independent agencies and engaged with some of the brightest minds and exciting clients around. Paul tends to help out with our more complex, business-to-business clients. One of Paul’s core strengths is helping clients make molehills out of mountains. Our B2B approach and principals have been covered in B2B Magazine, Ad Week, Ad Age, as well as vertical industry publications.
Tim Reeves, Principal
Tim brings A&G's clients the unique benefits of three distinct careers. Tim was an award-winning journalist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He became press secretary to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge in 1995 and served as his chief communications strategist until the administration ended in the wake of the 9-11 attack. During those years, Tim oversaw the press and marketing strategies that helped to make the Ridge Administration one of the most popular in modern PA history. Tim joined Neiman in 2001 and helped to craft and lead successful strategic marketing and issue- and crisis–management PR efforts with retail clients such as Sheetz, Sunoco, and Dietz & Watson, to name a few. Tim ultimately became CEO of Neiman, an experience that enhanced his ability to provide unique problem-solving counsel to the agency's client executives. With a&g's acquisition of Neiman in June 2013, Tim has now returned full-time to his PR and executive-consulting craft.
Jen Putnam, CCO
Jen Putnam is an agent for change. As Chief Creative Officer of A&G, she oversees creative across all platforms and connection points, and pushes the teams toward the future of consumer engagement. Jen sees user experience as a mindset, not a department, and comes to work each day determined to lead, drive and mentor her teams toward creative excellence.

Jen most recently led the creative teams at SapientNitro across a range of sectors from financial to B2B to CPG. And previously led creative teams at Digitas, Ogilvy & Mather and Leo Burnett after breaking into the industry at DDB Needham.

She also served as the inaugural SVP/Creative for online e-commerce pioneer Rue La La, a role suited for her given her passion to communicate across contemporary channels – particularly to women – and her visionary leadership style. Through her career Jen has worked with clients from Anheuser Busch to Kellogg’s to Procter & Gamble teen and women’s products. And she has helmed cross-channel work for Olay, IHG and General Motors.
George Ward, Chief Engagement & Innovation Officer
George Ward, Chief Engagement & Innovation Officer, co-founded A&G Labs, the agency’s innovation unit, where he leads on strategy and execution for clients like Beats By Dr. Dre and Campbell’s Soup Company. George oversees the engagement strategy, user experience, media, activation, production, development and technology departments while continuing his work on clients such as XFINITY and Sunoco. Throughout his time in the industry, George has been in many roles, including analytics, research, web design, and social media strategy. George started his career in user experience at Razorfish, working with national clients including Expedia.com and TIME. The common thread—and what drives George—is an understanding of what motivates the consumer and how brands can tap into those behaviors to create meaningful experiences that align with organizational goals.