Brogan & Partners names new managing partner.

Birmingham, MI-October 13, 2005- Deidre Bounds was recently named Managing Partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing. She is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the strategy and direction set forth by the agency's Board of Directors. Marcie Brogan will step down as managing partner but will remain as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.

"Deidre started 13 years ago as an intern and moved through the company from account manager to media director to an equity partner," said Brogan. "She has demonstrated impeccable leadership skills and knows this agency just as well as I do. I have faith in her as I do with all of my partners." Bounds, in addition to five other junior partners, was recently given license to purchase equity in the company.

Bounds will report to the chairman on a daily basis and report to the Board of Directors quarterly. As Managing Partner, Bounds will be responsible for managing daily operations with support and input from partners. She will also serve as an advisor on the board.

"I have always admired Marcie's leadership skills and the respect she gives to the staff and clients," said Bounds. "I look forward to applying what I've learned from Marcie and adding my own style to continuing the successful agency Marcie has built."

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in advertising, PRIZM®-based media, public relations, digital and diversity marketing. The firm has offices in Detroit and Research Triangle, service offices in Washington D.C. and Florida and an affiliate in Chicago.

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Brogan & Partners names new COO.

Birmingham, MI-September 29, 2005- Maria Marcotte was recently named Chief Operating Officer at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing. She is responsible for all operations management, implementing best HR practices and various creative assignments. Marcie Brogan, managing partner, made the announcement today.

"The position of COO requires maintaining a highly productive, diverse, equal opportunity workplace with impeccable standards," said Brogan. "Maria's creative ideas are what makes our agency an award-winning place to work."

Maria manages the administration of the agency which has been recognized as a high performance workplace by the U.S. Department of Labor's Best Practices Clearinghouse and was awarded the Woman's Economic Club Workplace of Tomorrow award. Brogan & Partners has twice been named one of the 10 Best Places to Work in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business. In September the agency was recognized as a Cool Place to Work by Crain's Detroit and the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in advertising, PRIZM®-based media, public relations, digital and diversity marketing. The firm has offices in Detroit and Research Triangle, service offices in Washington D.C. and Florida and an affiliate in Chicago.

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ArtServe Michigan appoints new board member.

DETROIT - July 13, 2005 - Deidre Bounds, partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, was recently appointed to the board of ArtServe Michigan. She will be applying her marketing and non-profit experience toward achieving ArtServe's overall mission for the arts and cultural education in the state of Michigan.

"I'm honored to be a part of the ArtServe team and ready for all the challenges Michigan is facing with funding arts," said Deidre Bounds. "The board and Bunny Kratchman are remarkable advocates for culture and art in our state."

ArtServe Michigan, is a statewide arts advocacy organization that supports and advocates for the arts, arts education and culture in the state of Michigan. ArtServe Michigan accomplishes its mission by working with artists, educators, cultural organizations, businesses, volunteers and others through statewide programs, services and a variety of collaborative efforts.

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in advertising, PRIZM®-based media, public relations, digital and diversity marketing. The firm has offices in Detroit and Research Triangle, service offices in Washington D.C. and Florida and an affiliate in Chicago. Brogan & Partners has been voted One of the Best Places to Work, a Workplace of Tomorrow, and a High-Performance Workplace.

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Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing announces new employee.

Dan Cooper Joins Local Marketing Firm As Desktop Publisher

Cary, NC - Jim Tobin, Partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, has announced that Dan Cooper has joined the firm as a Desktop Publisher. A native of Wisconsin, Cooper obtained his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a minor in English. In this position, he will be responsible for desktop publishing and design solutions for major Brogan clients. Cooper's experience came from an internship he held while in college at Rockhouse Arts, as a production artist and colorist. After college, he became a freelance artist, embracing jobs as a colorist, graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator.

"I am confident that Dan's experience and knowledge will be a great asset to our firm," said Tobin. "He has proven to be a successful professional that we look forward to having as a new member of the Brogan team."

About Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing:
Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in marketing, advertising, PRIZM®-based media planning/buying, public relations, customer and prospect research, web-site development, online marketing, diversity marketing, and publications. The firm has offices in Cary, North Carolina and Detroit, Michigan, as well as affiliated offices in Chicago, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing has been voted One of the Best Places to Work, a Workplace of Tomorrow, and a High-Performance Workplace and most recently was ranked seventh largest advertising agency in the Triangle in the Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists 2004.

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Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing announces new employee.

Julie Hayworth-Perman Joins Local Marketing Firm As Account Manager

Cary, NC - Jim Tobin, Partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, has announced that Julie Hayworth-Perman has joined the firm as an Account Manager. A native of Asheboro, NC, Hayworth-Perman obtained her bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte with minors in public relations and organizational communication. In this position, she will be responsible for strategic planning for clients and managing daily account activity. She has six years of experience in the advertising industry, and an additional six years of professional experience in the public school system.

"Julie's wealth of knowledge and advertising experience will help her channel the business needs of our clients into the inspiration that our creative teams need to generate strong ads," said Tobin. "We are delighted to welcome her to the Brogan team."

About Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing:
Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in marketing, advertising, PRIZM®-based media planning/buying, public relations, customer and prospect research, web-site development, online marketing, diversity marketing, and publications. The firm has offices in Cary, North Carolina and Detroit, Michigan, as well as affiliated offices in Chicago, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing has been voted One of the Best Places to Work, a Workplace of Tomorrow, and a High-Performance Workplace and most recently was ranked seventh largest advertising agency in the Triangle in the Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists 2004.

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Richard M. Kelley joins Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing as senior public relations counselor.

Detroit, MI - May 12, 2005 -- Marcie Brogan, managing partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, has announced that Richard M. Kelley has joined the firm as senior public relations counselor. Kelley, a veteran in the public relations industry, brings more than 30 years of diverse public relations experience to Brogan. He is the former executive vice president of Detroit's Franco Public Relations, which during his tenure was recognized as Michigan's largest public relations firm.

"Dick is an expert in the public relations industry," said Brogan. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm. I am confident that his background will enhance our public relations division, which is a vital part of our convergence marketing activities."

Kelley has won regional and national honors from the Public Relations Society of America. His past public relations experience includes ballot issues, community relations, public affairs, and issues management. He is a past vice president of the Detroit Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and former board chairman of Wayne County Catholic Social Services. Kelley, a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a graduate of the University of Detroit.

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in marketing, advertising, PRIZM®-based media planning/buying, public relations, customer and prospect research, web-site development, online marketing, diversity marketing, and publications. The firm has offices in Detroit, Michigan and Cary, North Carolina, as well as affiliate offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing has been voted One of the Best Places to Work, a Workplace of Tomorrow, and a High-Performance Workplace.

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Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing announces new employee.

Karen A. Warren Joins Local Marketing Firm As Business Manager

Cary, NC - Jim Tobin, Partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, has announced that Karen A. Warren has joined the firm as Business Manager. In this position, Warren, a Wake Forest resident, will manage the office and business related activities for the company's North Carolina operations. Warren, a New Jersey native, attended Dominican College, in Blauvelt, New York.

"Karen brings over 20 years of successful business experience to our firm and we are confident she will be a great asset to Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing," said Tobin.

About Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing:
Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in marketing, advertising, PRIZM®-based media planning/buying, public relations, customer and prospect research, web-site development, online marketing, diversity marketing, and publications. The firm has offices in Cary, North Carolina and Detroit, Michigan, as well as affiliated offices in Chicago, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing has been voted One of the Best Places to Work, a Workplace of Tomorrow, and a High-Performance Workplace and most recently was ranked seventh largest advertising agency in the Triangle in the Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists 2004.

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Brogan blogger ready to blog for smokefree living during International Blogging Marathon April 1.

Who: Royal Oak resident and veteran blogger Julianne Sherman, Brogan & Partners Digital Director, joins 18 bloggists from nine countries, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Malaysia, Greece, India, and Australia.

Julianne will be blogging to raise awareness of The Center for Social Gerontology's MI Smokefree Apartment (TCSG) initiative. She learned about this group when she led the Brogan Digital Team last year in developing a website - http://www.mismokefreeapartment.org. Both the website and the mission of this initiative are to inform both landlords and tenants of their legal rights regarding smokefree rental living space.

What: International Blogathon

  • The blogathon marathon is being considered by Guinness Book of World Records for the world's longest blog.
  • This blogathon is 26.2 hours long, and all participants must blog one entry every 30 minutes.
  • There is no set topic - it is up to each participant to decide what to write about.
    Why is it 26.2 hours long? That is the equivalent of the miles run in a marathon, and the blogathon's organizer, MMitch in the UK, is blogging to raise the entry fee for a marathon for a charity in her home city.
  • All the details from MMitch about the blogathon can be found at http://blogmarathon.blogspot.com

When: 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2005 through 1:30 p.m., April 2, 2005

How: Throughout the blogathon Julianne will need to write 52 entries. To make sure the entries don't get boring, she will post guest entries, top five lists and mystery links to keep it interesting and fun. While some entries will focus on smokefree topics, the majority of postings will be light and entertaining.

Raising $: As part of Brogan & Partner's 21st anniversary, Brogan will be donating one of 21, $1,000 donations to TCSG in support of its cause and Julianne's blogging efforts. If others would like to donate, log on at www.mismokefreeapartment.org/t13contact.html.

Personal Passion: Aside from believing that everyone should have a healthy, smokefree place to live, Julianne supports the TCSG initiative because she has seen firsthand the horrible effects of second hand smoke. Several years ago both of her parents were diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lungs. As a result, if her mother is around even the slightest amount of cigarette smoke, she has immense difficulty breathing. For Julianne it is a heartbreaking experience. TCSG and the MI Smokefree Apartment imitative are making sure people don't have to suffer this way.

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Detroit Downtown Inc. names new board member.

Detroit, Mich. - March 28, 2005 - Linda Jennings, public relations director for the Detroit-based Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing firm, has joined the board of Detroit Downtown Inc. (DDI). Jennings is not new to DDI, as she served on the board in the late 1990s.

Jennings began her career in Lansing with Governor James Blanchard's administration as an assistant scheduler in the Communications Office. When she left the political arena she headed to Detroit to become the public relations director for The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, where she helped maintain the luxury image of the Ritz.

Jennings then joined Hudson's (Marshall Fields) in the 1990's as special events director. She managed a team that planned and implemented more than 500 events per year including Detroit's annual Freedom Festival fireworks celebration.

Prior to joining Brogan, Jennings was director of corporate communications for Nextel. She was responsible for media relations for the Midwest region of the United States. While at Nextel she handled product launches, crisis communications, special events, internal communications and corporate giving.

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing has been voted one of Metro Detroit's Best Places to Work by Crain's Detroit Business, a "Workplace of Tomorrow" by the Women's Economic Club of Detroit and a "High-Performance Workplace" by the U.S. Department of Labor. An award-winning convergence marketing company, the agency marries advertising and public relations with Web site marketing, customer loyalty and other communications programs. The 15th largest agency in Michigan, Brogan & Partners also has offices in Raleigh-Durham and Miami, plus affiliates in Chicago, Ann Arbor and Silicon Valley. Brogan & Partners specializes in tourism, economic development, auto-related, government, healthcare, high-tech and b2b industries.

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Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing announces new employee.

Julia Shea Ogren Joins Local Marketing Firm As Senior Associate And Senior Account Director

Cary, NC - Jim Tobin, Partner at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, has announced that Julia Shea Ogren has joined the firm as a Senior Associate and Senior Account Director. Ogren has over 20 years of successful health care marketing experience and has previously served as a consultant for Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing providing marketing communications support to the firm.

"Julia is considered an expert in the field of health care marketing," said Tobin. "She has a wealth of experience with such prestigious organizations as the Arthritis Foundation and Vista Care and we are confident she will be a great asset to Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing."

About Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing:
Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in marketing, advertising, PRIZM®-based media planning/buying, public relations, customer and prospect research, web-site development, online marketing, diversity marketing, and publications. The firm has offices in Cary, North Carolina and Detroit, Michigan, as well as affiliated offices in Chicago, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing has been voted One of the Best Places to Work, a Workplace of Tomorrow, and a High-Performance Workplace and most recently was ranked seventh largest advertising agency in the Triangle in the Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists 2004.

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