Philadelphia-based agency Brownstein Group has promoted Erin Allsman to company President. She is the first non-family member to hold the title since the agency was founded in 1964. She most recently served as the agency’s first Managing Director.
In her new role, Allsman will continue overseeing the agency’s operations and look for ways to drive growth.
“Our agency has succeeded for nearly 60 years because we’ve always evolved before it was time,” said CEO Marc Brownstein. “Our founder Berny handed me the reins when I was in my 30s, and now Erin will bring fresh eyes and lead through a new lens. I am confident she will help Brownstein Group continue to grow and thrive for years to come.”
Allsman joined Brownstein Group’s PR division 16 years ago and rose to director. In 2017, she was promoted to Managing Director, overseeing Brownstein’s creative, PR, brand strategy, social media, digital practices, business development, agency communications, HR and long-term strategic planning.
Under her leadership, Brownstein has experienced double-digit growth.
In recent years Brownstein has expanded to become a network of specialty agencies — Brownstein (strategy + creative), Nucleus (digital marketing), Red Thread PR, and Studio 215 (content production).
In 2022, the agency expanded its leadership team to include a new Chief Creative Officer, Gary Greenberg (promoted from Executive Creative Director); VP of Account Management, Steve Briggs; Managing Director of Red Thread PR, Laura Emanuel (promoted from Director of PR); and Talent & Culture Director, Rachel Monastra.
The agency has worked with clients such as IKEA USA, Comcast Xfinity, DuPont Sorona, TruGreen, Humana, The Giant Company, Wawa, ACI Worldwide and NJM Insurance Group.