BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 20, 2018—Crain's Detroit Business has named Brogan & Partners among the state's 2018 Coolest Places to Work. Winners are selected based on employee submissions.
"Our mission isn't to create great advertising; great advertising is a product of our mission—which is creating an inspiring workplace and culture," said Ellyn Davidson, president of Brogan. "We do this by focusing on making a positive difference in people's lives, starting with our employees. Great creative follows."
Brogan fuels its mission with an annual commitment to give back 5 percent of revenues in volunteer hours, board commitments, pro bono work and financial contributions. Employees are given a paid day off annually to volunteer in their communities. The agency also hosts an annual fundraiser for Game on Cancer, a Henry Ford Health System initiative to provide aid to patients and fund research.
The agency is headquartered in downtown Birmingham, a walkable neighborhood community with parks, restaurants and retail stores. Employees are incented and rewarded for exercise with a monthly gym stipend, Tracksuit Tuesdays, walking meetings and participating in HAP's iStrive for Better Health program. The fridge is stocked with healthy snacks and beverages and a manicurist visits weekly to treat staff.
Annual mystery trips take Brogan employees to far-flung locations like Bermuda, Amsterdam and Costa Rica in the name of comradery, discovery and celebration. Local mystery trips are also common, half-day adventures at places like escape rooms, outdoor camps and unconventional city tours.
Brogan & Partners
Brogan & Partners helps clients more effectively connect with target audiences, amplify their brand and grow business. Since 1984, our work has attracted brands large, medium and small in healthcare, governmental, financial services, utility, nonprofit and retail industries. We consistently deliver results—increasing consumer awareness, engagement and revenue. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.