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AD AGE’s Best Places to Work: No. 23 Erwin Penland

Erwin Penland offers employees a host of on-site activities and perks (known as EPerks), including massages, a car-wash service, a workout facility and personal trainer, on-site alterations and shoe repair and a mother's room.

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Recent News

Yeah, this is the part where we talk about ourselves. You can read all about the latest (and not-so-latest) happenings at Erwin Penland.

  1. January 27, 2014 Erwin Penland Accepting Thought Leader Scholarship Applications to Experience Food For Thought

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    Application Deadline Is March 1

    GREENVILLE, SC -- (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) -  Full-service marketing agency Erwin Penland today announced the opening of the thought leader scholarship application process for Food For Thought, the agency's seventh annual creativity and inspiration conference. Because great ideas know no socioeconomic boundaries, Erwin Penland will offer as many as 10 full scholarships, providing access to a diverse pool of attendees.

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  2. December 9, 2013 ERWIN PENLAND NAMES CON WILLIAMSON CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

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    Agency Bolsters Executive Team with Three New Hires 

    NEW YORK AND GREENVILLE, SC (December, 2013) – Full-service marketing communications agency Erwin Penland today announced that it has made a major talent acquisition that will elevate Erwin Penland’s creative output and  transform the agency’s presence in the industry.

    With the appointment of Con Williamson as Chief Creative Officer, and John Cornette as SVP, Executive Creative Director, Erwin Penland has added award-winning creative capabilities in virtually every medium.  Additionally, John Dunleavy has been appointed Managing Director for the New York office and Director of Account Management for the entire agency. 

    “To continue to be an even bigger player on the national scene, we defined a new vision for the future that led to investing in a stellar team of talent with celebrated work and experience,” said Joe Erwin, President of Erwin Penland. “We recognize how our New York office is critical to the agency’s overall success and have no doubt that this dynamite group of industry pioneers will expand our creative reputation and help attain overarching business goals.”

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  3. November 12, 2013 ERWIN PENLAND NAMED BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS BY THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (Nov. 12, 2013) – Every day Erwin Penland employees save money and reduce creation of carbon dioxide through an alternative form of commuting—biking to work. In recognition of the company’s efforts to create a bike-friendly workplace for employees and visitors, the League of American Bicyclists has presented Erwin Penland with a silver Bicycle Friendly Business award.

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  4. September 26, 2013 Digiday Introduces Denny’s Social ‘Mouthpiece’

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    The conventional wisdom that companies should own their social accounts makes sense. They know their brand better than any agency can. Brands like Nike, Ford and Campbell’s Soup all operate their social channels. Yet Denny’s, the diner chain, has opted to hand the keys to its social media accounts — and thus its very online brand identity — to its agency, Erwin Penland.

    Read the rest of this article in Digiday, here.

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  5. September 24, 2013 QUILLEN JOINS ERWIN PENLAND AS EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Chris Quillen, whose 25-plus years of advertising experience includes work with some of the world’s most recognized brands, has joined Erwin Penland as executive creative director.  He will work with a wide range of clients across the agency’s three offices in New York, Detroit and Greenville, S.C., while also serving as a creative partner to Chief Creative Officer Andy Mendelsohn.

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  6. September 16, 2013 Adweek Puts Erwin Penland on the Map . . . of Top U.S. Agencies

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    Erwin Penland has made Adweek's list of top agencies based in each of the 50 states.  Click HERE to view the story and interactive map.

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  7. July 31, 2013 Erwin Penland Continues Growth with Eight New Hires in Greenville Office

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 31, 2013) – Erwin Penland, one of the nation’s leading advertising and marketing firms, has added Emma Church, Eric Frost, Caroline Hennigar, Vivian Kisstoth, Hannah Kunkel, John Macaluso, Kristin Patterson and Emily Tumlin and to its team in Greenville, S.C.

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  8. July 17, 2013 Adweek:  “Denny’s Consolidates Its Creative Business at Erwin Penland”

  9. July 2, 2013 ERWIN PENLAND ADDS RETAIL/CPG VET SCHOLLER, R/GA ALUM RANA TO NEW YORK TEAM

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    NEW YORK (July 2, 2013) – Erwin Penland today announced it has bolstered its leadership team with the addition of Tim Scholler as senior vice president, director – shopper experience and Shantanu Rana as senior vice president – group account director.  Both will be based in the New York office of the 400-person agency, which also has operations in Detroit and Greenville, S.C.

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  10. June 14, 2013 JOE ERWIN NAMED TO 4A’S NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    NEW YORK (June 14, 2013) – Joe Erwin, president and co-founder of leading advertising and marketing firm Erwin Penland, today was named to the 2013-2014 board of directors for the 4A’s, the pre-eminent industry association for the advertising agency business.

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