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Brownstein Group
Office Employees51-100
Total US51-100
Total Worldwide51-100
Marc Brownstein, President & CEO
Marc has had a love affair with advertising since his first client meeting at the age of three. After graduating from Penn State University, he spent time as a writer at both Doremus/BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather – creating award-winning work for AT&T, American Express, Sports Illustrated, Hershey Foods, Hallmark and Campbell Soup Company.

In 1989, Marc joined Brownstein as Executive Creative Director and later, President & CEO. He is also the interim director of Drexel University's Center for Corporate Reputation Management and serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Young Presidents' Organization, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, YMCA of Greater Philadelphia, Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Film Festival and the Alumni Board of Advisors for Penn State University's College of Communications. He speaks regularly before industry groups and is a blogger for Advertising Age magazine.
Berny Brownstein, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer
Making great work – that’s what Berny had in mind when he started Brownstein Group in 1964. And it’s what he still expects of everyone who follows in his footsteps.

As a native Philadelphian, Berny graduated from the University of the Arts with a dream of illustration. But after working on national campaigns at a global ad agency he saw that fun, clever advertising could showcase clients in a whole new light. He got the bug, and the rest is advertising history.

These days, when he’s not exhibiting his watercolors and oil paintings, he’s mentoring a new generation of smart, creative people to share in his passion. Fifty years later, he still believes that great advertising has the power to both move and inspire.
Dan Shepelavy, Executive Creative Director
After a decade spent amongst the collapsing scenery of the music business, Dan migrated to the sequin mines of advertising, as an art director at Gyro Worldwide. In 2004 he joined 160over90, where he served as a creative director. His clients included American Eagle Outfitters, Nina Shoes, Sony Pictures Entertainment, AND1, Nike tennis and SoBe beverages. In addition, he was integral in helping establish its nationally recognized higher education practice.

In 2010, Dan joined Brownstein as the Executive Creative Director – fostering an open, collaborative creative culture rooted in rigorous thinking, unfettered imagination, cultural literacy and craftsmanship.

Dan's work has been recognized by: Communication Arts, How, Print, Step, The One Show and The Society of Publication Designers among others. His work, fine art, as well as his occasional art & culture blog This, That, & Also, Etc., can be found at
Shannon Reynolds, Director, Account Management
If you ask Shannon, the chicken definitely came first. She started her advertising career as an account manager for the Tyson Foods' National Account Sales team in Missouri. She then spent five years in Princeton working with the College Board, New York City Department of Health and PNC Bank. She also managed the Agency of Record responsibilities for United Trust Bank, a regional community bank in northern New Jersey, which was acquired by PNC.

Shannon then managed a team of marketing specialists for PNC's New Branch Development team. In 2006, she was recruited to join the Commerce Bank account team at Tierney Communications. There she managed Commerce through its merger with TD Bank. Shannon joined Brownstein in 2011, and now leads the Account Management team.
Erin Allsman, VP, Director of Public Relations & Social Media
Erin has mastered the metamorphosis from media maven to social butterfly. As Public Relations and Social Media Director, Erin oversees all accounts, manages the department and leads the agency's crisis communication function. She has led award-winning campaigns for a variety of clients in health care, automotive, retail apparel, food, non-profit and professional services and has grown the department to its current status as one of the Philadelphia Business Journal's top 10 public relations firms.

Prior to joining Brownstein, Erin spent time as the Director of Public Relations for two joint-venture companies, Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. and DMi Partners, and as the Director of Public Relations for the General Building Contractors Association. Erin also served as director-at-large on the Philadelphia PRSA board from 2009 to 2011, as the 2011 Philadelphia PRSA Awards Program Co-Chair and as the Host Committee Chair for the 2013 PRSA International Conference.