BROOKS RUNNING COMPANY GOES THE DISTANCE WITH EMPOWER AS NEW MEDIA AOR

The Global Running Company Selects Midwest Independent
Creative Media Agency to Lead the Pack

CINCINNATI (April 12, 2019) – Brooks Running Company selects Empower to lead all integrated media planning and buying efforts, including advanced data and analytics. The Seattle-based subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., sells footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide.

“At Brooks, we’re focused on finding partners who are experts in their field and share our belief in the transformative power of the run which is why we’re so thrilled to work with Empower as our new media agency of record” said Brooks VP of Marketing Austin Simms.  “After meeting with the team at Empower, we experienced first-hand their commitment to transparency, client service and data-driven approach to connecting with runners which will be critical as we pursue our goal of becoming the No. 1 brand for all who run.”

“Brooks and Empower share similar values and cultures. Like Brooks, we believe running can be transformative. Health and wellness are central to our company; we even have our very own gym and I’m training for my first marathon,” said Jim Price, CEO at Empower. “Brooks is on their way to becoming the No. 1 brand for runners worldwide and our advanced data management and strategic planning capabilities are exactly what they need to accelerate that goal.”

About Brooks Running Company
Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in over 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster. This purpose is supported by Brooks’ Run Happy philosophy, a quest to celebrate and champion the sport of running and all runners everywhere. Founded 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information or follow them on Twitter (@brooksrunning) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/brooksrunning).

About Empower
Empower is The Creative Media Agency. Recognized as an Ad Age Agency A-List Standout, our award-winning integrated team of experts in audience, media, message and measurement deliver data-driven, tech-enabled and emotionally-charged Creative Media.

Tackling business challenges with the precision of an engineer and the heart of a matchmaker, Empower goes beyond securing impressions and makes those impressions personal.

Some of our biggest fans include Brooks Running, Jack Link’s, V-Tech, Bush Brothers, Wendy’s, Famous Footwear, Ashley HomeStore, Gorilla Glue, Rust-Oleum, PetSmart, TriHealth and Fifth Third Bank.

Empower is headquartered in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati and has a rapidly growing Chicago office. Located in the city’s bustling River North neighborhood – Empower’s Chicago team is just steps from the Merchandise Mart.

While much has changed over the course of our 34-year company history, some things remain: we are fiercely independent and we will constantly challenge the media status quo.

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Media Contact:

Meghann Craig for Empower

Meghann.Craig@empowermm.com

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