Champine returns to Brogan as Account Manager

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Nov. 28, 2018—Gabrielle Champine has joined Brogan & Partners as an account manager. Champine formerly worked for Brogan as an intern while studying at Kettering University.

“We’re delighted to have Gabby back at Brogan,” said Ellyn Davidson, president of the agency. “She was an exceptional intern—analytical, ever enthusiastic and fearless. Her skills both complement and enhance our Account Team.”

Champine previously worked as a production planner for Arden Companies in Bingham Farms. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kettering University in 2016 after completing four internships.

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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 brogan.com.

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Brogan & Partners names new account managers, new art director.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 22, 2018—Brogan & Partners President Ellyn Davidson today announced two promotions in Account Service and a new hire in the agency's Creative Department.

Ypsilanti resident Ashlen Olive and Kelly Vivian of Bloomfield Hills are being promoted to account manager.

Olive joined Brogan in 2017 as an account coordinator. Since that time, Olive has worked with a variety of healthcare and nonprofit clients to promote brand awareness, preference and conversion. She earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and two associate degrees from Washtenaw Community College.

Vivian came to Brogan in 2017 after working at a media firm in Chicago. Her client work at Brogan is primarily healthcare, utility and financial services. She has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

Southfield resident Erin Palmore was recently hired as a junior art director at Brogan. Palmore previously worked as an intern for McCann Detroit and Cross-Stitch Creative. She is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies.

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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.

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Brogan & Partners names five associates, new associate creative director.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Nov. 13, 2017 — Brogan & Partners' President Ellyn Davidson has named five new associates—Kaitlynn Knopp, Emily Marchak, Laura Pryor, Carly Schiff and Christina Tebbe. Pryor was also promoted to associate creative director. Brogan President Ellyn Davidson made the announcement.

"I'm so pleased to recognize our newest associates," Davidson said. "In the three or more years they've worked at Brogan, each and every one of these professionals has demonstrated a deep commitment and excellence to helping our clients achieve results."

Knopp works as both a writer and community manager at Brogan & Partners. Marchak is an account manager working on healthcare and financial services accounts primarily. Pryor, associate creative director, has extensive experience in healthcare, financial, retail and nonprofit industries. Schiff, digital account director, manages website projects and other digital projects. Tebbe, media specialist, works with most clients to generate awareness and consideration across a myriad of media channels.

About 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.

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Bunch named partner at Brogan & Partners.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Oct. 30, 2017 — Eric Bunch, lead web developer, has been named partner at Brogan. Agency President Ellyn Davidson made the announcement.

A Michigan State University graduate, Bunch has worked at Brogan for more than 20 years. He helps lead the agency's digital team, developing web sites and marketing automation, email campaigns and digital advertising. Bunch previously worked for Weingartz Supply Co. and Thomson Reuters.

"Eric has contributed significantly to the agency's growth in digital marketing, notably website development," Davidson said. "He's a thoughtful, calm force in an often frenetic field. In addition to being a strong programmer, he's wildly curious about new and emerging digital opportunities for our clients. His partnership is well earned and much celebrated by all who know and work with him."

About 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 https://brogan.com.

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Brogan hires three new Account Team members.

Brogan & Partners has added three new account coordinators to its team. Brogan President Ellyn Davidson made the announcement.

Ashlen Olive of Ypsilanti graduated from Eastern Michigan University where she studied marketing. She previously worked as a marketing specialist at the University of Michigan Career Center (now called University Career Center). At Brogan, Olive works with clients in the healthcare, insurance, nonprofit industries.

Bloomfield Hills’ resident Kelly Vivian joins Brogan after working in media at a Chicago firm. She works with a wide range of clients at Brogan, including healthcare, insurance, community health, utility, retail and nonprofit. She is a graduate of Michigan State University.

Kalamazoo native Taylor Davidson is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She majored in Spanish and Women’s Studies and fulfilled all of the premedical requirements. Taylor works on government and healthcare clients at Brogan.

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.

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Brogan & Partners' President, 23-year Agency Veteran, Buys Agency

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., June 28, 2017 — Marcie Brogan, founder of Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing and current Board Chair, announces the sale of the 33-year-old advertising agency to Ellyn Davidson, who currently serves as company President.

“When I started Brogan & Partners, I wanted to build a different kind of advertising agency – one that advances women, promotes diversity, and celebrates creativity. We have achieved that through many years of delivering superior creative work for clients in Michigan and across the Midwest. I wanted to find a successor who will carry on with the core values we were founded on and who can continue the success that we have achieved over these many wonderful years.  I am proud to say that Ellyn Davidson was the perfect person to lead the agency forward,” said Brogan.

While the terms of the sale are undisclosed, the plan has been finalized. According to Davidson, the transition has been seamless.

“After 23 years of working for and with Marcie as both my mentor and friend, I am so pleased to step into the ownership of the company that she built. Having served as managing partner since 2010 and more recently as company President, I have been a strong voice in managing the company and ensuring our clients’ success. I will continue our commitment to stellar client service and creative that gets noticed and drives results,” Davidson said.

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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.

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Brogan & Partners announces associate and seven new hires.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Feb. 3, 2017 — Brogan & Partners has named one new associate and several new hires. Ellyn Davidson, president, made the announcement.

Tamra Marinello, corporate support specialist, is the agency’s newest associate. Marinello joined Brogan four years ago. She manages accounts payable and receivable, handles billing and agency logistics.

The new hires are Abigail Wilkins, Abby Meirndorf, Caitlin Muncy, Celeste Cantu, Colleen Lowry, Laura Pryor and Kristin Morris. Pryor, senior copywriter, and Morris, account director, have previously worked for Brogan.

Wilkins, copywriter, comes to Brogan from Know Advertising in Royal Oak. At Brogan, Wilkins writes for various accounts including healthcare, governmental, retail and nonprofit. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Meirndorf comes to Brogan from Michigan First Credit Union where she interned in the marketing department. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University.

Muncy joins the agency as art director, producing creative work for various accounts in healthcare, government, financial services and nonprofit. She comes to Brogan from DROUGHT Juice in Royal Oak, where she completed a marketing internship. Muncy is a recent graduate of the College for Creative Studies.

A graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, Cantu joins Brogan as account coordinator. She supports healthcare, financial services and specialty retail accounts.

Lowry comes to the agency as a corporate support specialist with a strong background in property management and purchasing.

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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. and has an office in Morrisville, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.

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Brogan president recognized with leadership in action award.

Ellyn DavidsonBIRMINGHAM, Mich., Jan. 30, 2017 — The National Women’s History Project is recognizing Ellyn Davidson, president of Brogan & Partners, with a Career Mastered Leadership in Action Award. Ellyn, along with the other honorees, will be recognized at an Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.

Career Mastered is a growing global women’s business collaborative. Career Mastered presents the leading Women’s History Month Awards to honor amazing women who have made a compelling mark on business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. 

“In alignment with the National Women’s History Month theme, Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor & Business, we’re thrilled to honor remarkable women like Ellyn who make a difference each and every day while inspiring future generations,” said Lisa Lindsay Wicker, founder of the Career Mastered Women’s Global Business Collaborative and Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Award.

Since joining Brogan & Partners in 1994, Davidson has managed advertising and marketing programs for healthcare, government, nonprofit, economic development and other governmental agencies. She has extensive experience in new product and new program launches.

Davidson has received several honors and awards for her dedication and commitment to the community. She was recognized as an Esteemed Woman of Michigan by the Dr. Gary Burnstein Health Clinic and named a RARE Everyday Hero by Winning Futures. Under her leadership, the Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized the agency as a Hero of Breast Cancer in 2014.

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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. and has an office in Morrisville, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.

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Brogan names two new partners.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 31, 2015—Brogan & Partners has named two new partners—Lori Bahnmueller, senior strategist, and Lauren Zuzelski, account director. Ellyn Davidson, managing partner the full-service marketing agency, made the announcement.

Lauren ZuzelskiLori BahnmuellerBahnmueller has also been added to the management team, leading strategy and content marketing. She joined Brogan three years ago, and since that time has helped develop and nurture new business, and inject increased rigor into the agency’s strategic planning and research functions.

In her time at Brogan, Zuzelski has helped attract and manage some of the agency’s most loyal accounts in healthcare and financial services. Zuzelski’s relentless pursuit of total client satisfaction finds her ever on the lookout for innovative marketing tactics to continually improve performance.

“We hire and reward employees based on our core values at Brogan,” Davidson said. “Lauren and Lori epitomize our values, and inspire clever, hard-working marketing and creative plans that help our clients grow and thrive. This is what makes them classic partner material.” 

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Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and specialties in health care marketing and marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.

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Brogan & Partners CEO elected chairman of Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Board of Directors.

DETROIT, June 11, 2015 — Maria Marcotte, CEO of Birmingham-based marketing agency Brogan & Partners, has been elected to chairman of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) Board of Directors. Marcotte previously served the BBAC chairman elect.

The BBAC serves the Detroit region’s visual arts community. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in the region by promoting the appreciation, understanding and practice of the arts.

“Maria is an active and supportive member of the board,” said Annie VanGelderen, president and CEO of the BBAC. “She’s not only a successful businesswoman, she’s a voracious and talented student of the arts. We look forward to her continued work as chairman of the board.”

Marcotte joined the BBAC Board of Directors three years, and dozens of classes ago. She credits the BBAC and its talented instructors with helping nurture her insatiable artistic endeavors.

“The BBAC lives its vision of art for all,” Marcotte said. “I am so proud to be a part of this amazing organization, which makes a real difference in the lives of our community members.”

About Brogan & Partners

Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and a specialty in marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.

About the BBAC

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, has been providing “art for all” since 1957, and is a regional art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences.  Each year, more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages, preschool to senior citizens.  Throughout the year, more than 9,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public. The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit and sell their work.  The BBAC is a 25,000-square-foot facility with nine classrooms studios, four exhibition galleries and retail Gallery Shop.  For more information, visit BBArtCenter.org.

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Brogan & Partners' managing partner named to FORCE board.

Ellyn Davidson

DETROIT, June 4, 2015 — Ellyn Davidson, managing partner for Birmingham-based marketing agency Brogan & Partners, has been named to the Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Board of Directors. For more than 16 years, FORCE has been the national voice of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community.

“We are proud and grateful to welcome Ellyn Davidson to the FORCE Board of Directors,” said Sue Friedman, executive director and founder of FORCE. “Ellyn has been a long-time FORCE supporter and committed volunteer. Her experience as a breast cancer survivor, fundraiser and business leader will be of great value to our organization.”

Davidson has been an advocate for the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community for more than seven years, serving as a FORCE outreach coordinator and a team leader for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In her role as outreach coordinator in metro Detroit, she has worked with other volunteers to support women, men and families who are affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

“FORCE has helped me, and I’ve personally witnessed many, many women persevere through an incredibly difficulty diagnosis with the support of FORCE,” Davidson said. “What’s more, FORCE is a powerful advocate for the hereditary cancer community, raising awareness and garnering support. I’m honored and thrilled to be part of this amazing organization.”

About Brogan & Partners

Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and a specialty in marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.

About FORCE

No one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone.  FORCE is the voice of the HBOC community, providing support, education, research and awareness to help those facing hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers know their options and make informed healthcare decisions. The organization is the de facto leader in guiding critical research and policy issues that impact the HBOC community.  For more information about FORCE and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, visit www.facingourrisk.org

Brogan hires three new employees, promotes Robinson.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Feb.  17, 2015 Brogan & Partners, one of the leading advertising and marketing agencies in Michigan, today announced the addition of three new employees. The announcement was made by Brogan’s Managing Partner, Ellyn Davidson.

Carly Schiff Jazmine Robinson Emily Marchak Gunnar Eisenmenger

Birmingham resident Carly Schiff and Beverly Hills resident Emily Marchak join the agency’s Account Team, and Plymouth resident Gunnar Eisenmenger is new to the Media Team. Jazmine Robinson of Sterling Heights was promoted to account manager.

As account director, Schiff manages various accounts at Brogan including specialty retail, healthcare and utility clients.

Schiff comes to Brogan & Partners from MRM//McCann in Birmingham, Mich., where she worked on advertising for the General Motors’ credit card, the BuyPower Card. Prior to that, she worked as an on-site marketing consultant for General Motors and as an account executive for Gud Marketing (formerly Pace & Partners). She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Michigan State University.

Marchak was hired as an account coordinator. She comes to Brogan from Oakland University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history. Marchak works with a wide range of clients at Brogan, including insurance and financial services, special retail, community health and nonprofits.

Eisenmenger graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and logistics management. As media metrics coordinator, he works on many accounts at the agency, providing analytics and strategy. Prior to Brogan, Eisenmenger held internships at Aqaba Technologies and One Source Provider.

Robinson, who was promoted from account coordinator, works primarily with community health and financial services clients, but also helps manage nonprofit and B2B work.

About Brogan & Partners

Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and a specialty in marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com

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