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MediaPost Highlights New Empower Owners
Ashlee Clarke and Chris Clarke Bring Decades of Industry Experience to Empower's Next Chapter

CINCINNATI (January 12, 2023) – Today MediaPost columnist, Richard Whitman shined a spotlight on Empower Media’s new owners – diving deep into their impressive backgrounds and expertise that’s bound to catapult the agency into a new weight-class.

Ashlee Clarke, the new majority owner and CEO of Cincinnati-based agency Empower (news of the sale was reported exclusively by MediaPost earlier today), is one-half of a power couple that has been innovating in media and Adland for decades.

Husband Chris Clarke who is taking the role of executive chairman at the agency founded digital agency Nitro back in the 1990’s.

Read more about the dynamic duo in MediaPost. 

About Empower Media 

America’s largest woman-owned media agency

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 a highly awarded and respected media agency. We are a multi-year recipient of “Agency of the Year” from MediaPost and Campaign US with honors from Ad Age and Adweek.

Our senior and experienced integrated team of Communications Strategy, Media Innovation, Media Planning and Buying, Creative, Marketing Scientists, Influencer Marketing and Data-Analytics work in collaboration on our client’s business daily.

Empower’s client tenure rate is unmatched–3X the industry average. Our clients include Tempur Sealy, Wendy’s, Brooks Running, Fifth Third Bank, Gorilla Glue, O'Keeffe's, E.W. Scripps, Jack Link’s, VTech, Bush Brothers, Zaxby’s, GNC, Famous Footwear, Ashley, LIXIL, O-Cedar, Rust-Oleum and RoC Skincare.

Empower Media is woman-run (67% female) and woman-owned – making it the largest woman-owned media agency in America.

Our offices are in Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta, New York, Houston and Palm Beach.

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