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Ad Age Names Empower a Standout Agency
The Creative Media Agency is the First Cincinnati-Based Company to Make the Magazine’s Agency A-List Award Roster.

CINCINNATI (April 17, 2019) – The Creative Media Agency,  Empower,  celebrated with the best of the best at Ad Age’s A-List Awards Gala in NYC held at Cipriani. Recognized as an Agency A-List Standout, Empower stood out for its record-breaking revenue growth three years in a row, a unique creative-media approach and world-class talent at the helm of the agency’s Cincinnati headquarters and new Chicago office. Read the independent agency’s full profile in Ad Age.

As described by the industry-leading publication, with budget pressures, conservative clients and continually shifting marketing models, it’s harder now than ever for agencies to stand out. But the winners of the Ad Age A-List and Creativity Awards are the big, bold thinkers—the risk takers that are shaping the future of marketing.

“It’s validating to see others take note of the potential I saw in Empower nearly a year ago when I joined as president and chief operating officer,” said Rob FitzGerald. “As we continue to build The Creative Media Agency and bridge the gap between media and message under one roof, we’re empowering clients like Ashley HomeStore, Brooks Running, GNC and PetSmart to perform their best and achieve their business goals.”

About Empower

We are Empower, The Un-Holding Company. Our advantage is simple: Clients first - not shareholders.

From the day we opened our doors in 1985, Empower has always challenged the media status quo.

Empower is MediaPost’s 2021 Creative Agency of the Year, recognized as one of the top independent agencies by Campaign US, a two-time Ad Age Agency A-List Standout (2019 and 2021) and was crowned MediaPost’s 2016 Media Agency of the Year.

Our integrated team of experts in Media, Creative, Analytics and Word-of-Mouth Marketing outperform expectations. Celebrating two Adweek Media All-Star wins, back-to-back, while also being honored by the Webby Awards, The One Show, National ADDYs and ANA REGGIE Awards proves the eclectic talent at Empower is no one-hit wonder.

Empower’s client and employee tenure rate is unmatched - 3X the industry average. Some of our biggest fans include Brooks Running, Conn’s HomePlus, LIXIL (American Standard, GROHE and DXV), Tempur Sealy, Fifth Third Bank, Gorilla Glue, TriHealth, Jack Link’s, V-Tech, Bush Brothers, Wendy’s, GNC, Famous Footwear, Ashley, Rust-Oleum, RoC Skincare and Newell Brands.

Empower is headquartered in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. Our Chicago office is located in the city’s bustling River North neighborhood, just steps from the Merchandise Mart. And our newest Atlanta hub is located inside the Interlock in West Midtown.

While much has evolved in our 38-year history, we remain independent with plenty of hustle…

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