President & CEO
Brownstein Group

Marc has had a love affair with advertising since his first client meeting at the age of three. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he spent eight years as a copywriter in New York City – mostly at Ogilvy & Mather - creating award-winning work for AT&T, American Express, Hershey Foods, Time Warner, and Campbell Soup Company.

Marc returned to Philadelphia to join Brownstein Group as Executive Creative Director. A few years later, he became President & CEO, and grew the family business into a modern, brand-centric shop that prides itself on early innovation and an award-winning company culture. Under his leadership, the Agency has quadrupled in size, adding many blue-chip clients to its roster, including IKEA, Comcast, GIANT supermarkets, DuPont, Saint Gobain, AmeriGas, Wawa, NJM Insurance, Western Union, La Colombe, United HealthCare, and Lyft.

Outside of the Agency, Marc serves as special communications advisor to Pennsylvania State University. He is also an active member of the board of directors of Brockmans, a UK-based spirits company; the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO); Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation; Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; The Satell Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility; Philly Ad Club; Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, and Team IMPACT. Marc chairs the Penn State University's College of Communications Board and the Mural Arts Program’s marketing committee; he is the Mural Arts Program’s marketing committee Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia and current chair of; Marc speaks regularly before industry and professional groups, and is a blogger for Advertising Age, the leading global voice of the communications industry.



Judging panel

Tom Stein

Chairman and Chief Client Officer
Stein IAS

Cynthia Scheid

Senior Copywriter
Stein IAS

Aron Tzima

Chief Creative Officer

George Hammer

Chief Content Officer

Gary Slack

Slack and Company

Nicole Kaplan

SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Lynn Bader

Director, North America Agency Relations

Marc Brownstein

President & CEO
Brownstein Group

Carmel Coscia

VP, Enterprise Marketing, Demand Generation + Enablement

Jeff Cruz

EVP, Chief Creative Officer, MRM//McCann Detroit

Aaron DaSilva

PJA Advertising

Chris Duffey

strategic development manager

John Long

Group Creative Director

Peter Powell

Group Creative Director
McCann New York

Chris Steenstra

Chief Administrative Officer

Anne Swan

Executive Creative Director