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Andrew Graff
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As CEO of Allen & Gerritsen, Andrew Graff constantly challenges himself and the people of A&G to charge into advertising’s new era of inventiveness through thoughtful brand strategy, unbridled creativity, high-impact media, and powerful new connection technologies. By strategically combining creativity, technology and media with a top-notch culture, Andrew has helped to redefine the traditional U.S. agency model.

Under Andrew’s leadership, A&G has grown from a boutique shop to one of the nation’s 20 largest independent agencies with offices in the cities where independence was born – Boston and Philadelphia. But Andrew is most proud of the culture A&G has created along the way. A&G was ranked by Advertising Age as the nation’s #1 “Best Place to Work in Marketing & Media” two years in a row, and has also has been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Boston Business Journal, the Boston Globe and philly.com.

Andrew’s A&G achievements have caught the attention of his peers, who elected him to the board of the industry’s leading national association, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, as well as a four-year stint as Chairman of the storied Ad Club of Boston and, most recently, a Board Member of the Philadelphia Ad Club.

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The Future Is Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 2:01 PM

At this year's 4A's Transformation Conference, I caught up with a great group of friends. Many are advertising legends, trailblazers who have owned, led and transformed their agencies to greatness. Some are new to it all, disrupting our industry in inventive ways that many of us can learn from. A...

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Inventiveness Is the New Creativity

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 1:15 PM

If one word summarized the first 150 years of advertising, it was creativity.

Ever since 19th century ad salesman J. Walter Thompson learned he could make more money with a "creative department," to make the ads he sold, creativity has been king of our craft.

Creative became the name...

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