Press Releases

Brunner Promotes Michael Rohn, Kevin Corfield and Derek Julin; Welcomes the Return of Dan Magdich

Agency deepens technical and creative capabilities with continued talent advancement Read More

Brunner Starts the New Year with Six Honors Across Four Client Businesses at the 2020 PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Awards

With these wins, agency ups local awards to nearly 20 since 2017 Read More

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Selects Brunner as Americas Agency of Record

Industry leader taps agency to provide full suite of services for its five North American brands Read More

Brunner Partners with Urban League of Greater Atlanta to Empower and Inspire

Partnership designed to promote the African American communities within the larger metro area Read More

Brunner Donates to Local Foundation, Glimmer of Hope, As Breast Cancer Awareness Month Concludes

Agency hosted events throughout October to bring visibility to the cause Read More

Brunner Earns Platinum and Gold Accolades from Graphis International

Agency recognized for outstanding work for Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and YellaWood® Read More

Brunner and Client Deka Lash Produce the Lash Selector App, Furthering Partnership

Chosen as lead digital partner, agency successfully completes second project this year Read More

Brunner Expands Healthcare Portfolio with Addition of Adagio Health

Partnership designed to promote inclusive and accessible care Read More

Brunner Reinforces Management Ranks with Promotion of 14

With emphasis on Creating Powerful Ideas for Business and Life agency announces new roles Read More

Brunner Launches Innovative, Fully-Redesigned Website with Strong Women, Strong Girls

To support non-profit's ascent, agency modernizes online presence through updated messaging and mobile-first design Read More

Brunner’s Mentor-Based Internship Program Welcomes 2019 Class

Five students have joined the agency, across Pittsburgh and Atlanta offices, for the summer session Read More

Brunner Acknowledged with an Award of Excellence at 2019 Silver Anvils

Brand launch for The Home Depot Rental distinguished at the national level Read More

Brunner Supports the Pittsburgh Community through Involvement in Annual United Way Event

Continuing agency tradition that began in 2018, employees volunteer at Build-A-Bike Read More

Partner, Chief Digital Officer Rick Gardinier Speaks at Artificial Intelligence in Marketing

Hosted by the Media Association of Pittsburgh, event focused on the evolution of AI Read More

Brunner’s Pride Ad Recognized Nationally with Bronze OBIE Award

Work created in partnership with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation continues winning streak Read More

Brunner Named Lead Agency for Lehigh Valley Health Network, Launches New Creative

Agency selected to lead marketing for Pennsylvania’s largest integrated health care system Read More

Brunner’s Managing Director Earns Coveted Spot in 2020 Leadership Atlanta

Jeff Maggs among elite professionals representing Atlanta’s leadership community Read More

Brunner Brings the Super Fan to Life in New YellaWood® “Woodland’s Most Wanted” Campaign

Agency channels nature’s best builders to reinforce preference for YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine Read More

Agency Continues Upward Trajectory in Q1 2019 with Promotion of Six

As agency’s digital and technical entities grow, employees are recognized Read More

Brunner Wins Gold for Public Service Work at the 2019 Atlanta ADDYs

Agency earns a dozen awards across five categories Read More

Brunner Concludes 2018 with Promotion of Five to Executive and Leadership Positions

Agency distinguishes employees for excellence and expertise across disciplines Read More

Brunner Begins 2019 with Seven Award Wins at the Local and Regional Level

Agency earns consecutive accolades from both PRSA East Central District and PRSA Pittsburgh Read More

BRUNNER’s Chief Digital Officer Joins Pittsburgh Tech Council’s Panel of Experts

Rick Gardinier provides expert perspective on recruiting in the digital age Read More

BRUNNER’s Innovation Lab, BHiveLab, Launches Tech Talent Recruitment Division

Agency introduces BHiveLab Talent, a niche staffing capability focused on digital transformation Read More

Brunner Collaborates with Incline Equity Partners to Create Unconventional Holiday Card

Building upon longstanding partnership, Brunner expands services to produce hilarious video Read More

Brunner Partners with Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation to Help Recruit a Diverse Workforce

Encouraging the public to “Step Forward” and consider becoming a firefighter, Agency launches new creative campaign Read More

BRUNNER’s Chief Financial Officer Selected as Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2018 CFO of the Year

Erin Stoner recognized for her financial accomplishments within the agency and community Read More

Brunner Selected to Launch National Loyalty Program for Belgard, a division of Oldcastle

Agency to lead program design, development and introduction for largest hardscaping manufacturer in the U.S. Read More

Brunner Expands Home Category Dominance with National Cleaning Solutions Leader, Zep®

Agency lands contract to create brand identity, communications planning and creative Read More

BRUNNER Partners with Pediatric Cancer Library to Make Diagnosis and Clinical Trial Education More Readily Accessible

Building upon the organization’s mission, agency creates dynamic online resource for families Read More

Brunner’s Associate Director of PR Meredith Klein Serves as Keynote For VisitPITTSBURGH Education Series

Presentation focused on the intersectionality of marketing communications Read More

Brunner Raises More Than $2,000 for the 2018 Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Continuing to focus on community involvement and giving back, agency participates in local fundraising efforts Read More

Brunner’s Director of Data Science, Eric Perz, Digs in at 2018 HIRI Insights Conference

Leading social listening experience, Brunner presents for second year in a row Read More

Brunner Leads Thought Provoking Exchange on Influencer Marketing at 2018 Ohio Marketing Summit

Social media strategist, Lindsay Motta, participates in expert panel discussion Read More

BRUNNER and MAGNET Team Up for 15th Annual HR Workshop

Agency hosts national event at Pittsburgh location Read More

Brunner Promotes a Dozen Employees

Agency recognizes deserving employees across disciplines and offices Read More

BRUNNER Launches Highly Scalable, Globally Hosted DevOps Practice

Agency introduces new, secure capability to build on deep digital and cybersecurity experience Read More

BRUNNER and 84 Lumber Are Recognized Nationally for “The Journey”

Agency Takes Home four National ADDY Awards and a PRSA Bronze Anvil Read More

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen names BRUNNER Agency of Record

BRUNNER will help create new brand positioning for the Darden Restaurant brand Read More

BRUNNER Wins Best of Show, 13 Other Awards at the 2018 Pittsburgh ADDYs

Agency tops off awards season with 25 honors across Pittsburgh and Atlanta Read More

BRUNNER Takes Home 12 Awards at the 2018 Atlanta ADDYs

Agency is recognized across six different categories Read More

BRUNNER’s BHiveLab Awarded Gold Certification by Microsoft for 17th Year in a Row

BRUNNER’s BHiveLab recognized by Microsoft with highest competency level for Cloud & System Center Excellence Read More

BRUNNER Takes Home PR Team of the Year Award

Agency honored with nine awards from PRSA Pittsburgh during event held January 25 Read More

BRUNNER Leads Building Technology and Innovation Discussion at HIVE Conference

Chief Digital Officer Rick Gardinier shares expertise on innovation with industry leaders Read More

BRUNNER Collects Two Awards at Web Marketing Association’s 2017 WebAwards Competition

BRUNNER Collects Two Awards at Web Marketing Association’s 2017 WebAwards Competition Agency recognized for outstanding achievements in web development for marketing and construction. Read More

BRUNNER Promotes Chief Client Officer, Jeff Maggs, to Managing Director in Atlanta

Agency elevates industry veteran to lead and expand presence throughout the southeast Read More

BRUNNER’s PR Account Supervisor Named to Pittsburgh Business Times’ 30 Under 30 List

Meredith Klein joins inaugural class of impactful Pittsburgh young professionals Read More

BRUNNER, 84 Lumber Bring Home a Bronze Lion at the 2017 Cannes International Festival of Creativity

“The Journey” is awarded a Bronze Lion, shortlisted for another Read More

AdWeek Names BRUNNER Chief Creative Officer to Exclusive List

Agency’s Rob Schapiro identified as one of “15 Chief Creative Officers Who Are Inspiring the Advertising of Tomorrow”. Read More

BRUNNER and 84 Lumber Are Recognized for “The Journey”

Agency Takes Home two D&AD Awards, a One Show Bronze Pencil Award, a One Show Merit Award and an A-List Hollywood Bronze Award Read More

BRUNNER Uses Animation to Sell Home Equity Loans

Agency launches “More Than a Home” campaign for long-standing WesBanco client Read More

BRUNNER Showcases the Backyard Wonders of the World

New campaign for YellaWood challenges consumers to turn their backyards into an outdoor oasis Read More

BRUNNER Continues to Rack Up Awards at 2017 Pittsburgh AdFed ADDY Awards Show

Agency Takes Home 23 ADDYs Read More

BRUNNER Claims Best of Show and Nine Other Awards at 2017 Atlanta ADDY Awards Show

Fresh off creating AdWeek’s #1 Super Bowl ad, Atlanta agency BRUNNER continued its momentum by dominating the 2017 Atlanta ADDY Awards Show. Read More

84 Lumber Releases the Rejected Ending to Super Bowl Commercial at

The original ending, including the wall originally rejected by FOX, is made available online. Read More

84 Lumber to Create First Super Bowl Ad

Company is launching recruiting campaign focused on its industry-leading management trainee program in 2017. Read More

Brunner Leads Thought Provoking Exchange on Influencer Marketing at 2018 Ohio Marketing Summit

Social media strategist, Lindsay Motta, participates in expert panel discussion Read More

News Articles

Marketing Magic: A Decklaration of Independence

This new ad from Yellawood has some rather patriotic overtones. Read More at HBS Dealer

8 Digital Marketing Stats From This Week That Caught Our Eye

Super Bowl LI has dominated the digital marketing data conversation this week. Check out the eight stats that grabbed our attention eye below. Read More at Ad Week

The 5 Best Ads of Super Bowl LI

One big question going into Super Bowl LI was whether advertisers would offer viewers a release from the suffocating political tension of the times, or try to address the issue of the country’s divisiveness head on. In the end, they did both. Read More at Ad Week

Super Bowl Commercials: Budweiser Clocks Most YouTube Views, 84 Lumber Ad a Surprise Hit

YouTube users collectively spent more than 350,000 hours watching Game Day ads on Super Bowl Sunday, the Google-owned video site revealed Monday. Read More at Variety

How 84 Lumber Won The Super Bowl

There were a few notable gems. I was touched by Honda’s yearbook, though I’m a sucker for any kind of “follow your dreams” narrative. Overall, they were pretty standard: uplifting and dotted with celebrities, which is always a win. But nobody was expecting 84 Lumber’s arrival. Read More at The Huffington Post

The Internet Loved Those Political Super Bowl Ads

With less than 10% of the Super Bowl broadcast dedicated to the actual playing of the game and over twice that much time--or 24%--devoted to ads, it’s safe to say that advertisers were in just as heated a competition as the Patriots and Falcons. Read More at Forbes

Super Bowl ad about immigration draws attention to tiny Eighty Four, Pa.

EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. — All it took was a few minutes of lush, expensive, emotional advertising during the Super Bowl to pull this little town in the far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania into the center of the national debate on immigration. Read More at The Washington Post

The Top 10 Super Bowl LI Ads Ranked by Digital Share of Voice

Which Super Bowl ads won the game? Depends who you ask. Ad Age Executive Editor Nat Ives offers his opinions in his complete Super Bowl LI Ad Review. Kia's "Hero's Journey" tops USA Today's Super Bowl Ad Meter. And according to you -- well, have you answered our poll yet? Read More at Ad Age

84 Lumber responds to controversy (and confusion) over its Super Bowl commercial

A Pennsylvania building supply company made a big splash on the Super Bowl Sunday with a commercial Fox deemed "too controversial for TV." Read More at Los Angeles Times

84 Lumber Ad Makes a Splash at Super Bowl

There were plenty of talked-about moments from Super Bowl LI: the Patriots’ unprecedented second-half comeback, Lady Gaga’s epic mic drop during the glittery halftime show and, of course, the weighty ad from 84 Lumber. Read More at Pittsburgh Magazine

84 Lumber's ad resonates long after Super Bowl

A day after the Super Bowl, it was clear that building supply company 84 Lumber was successful in starting a conversation with its ad depicting a Mexican mother and her daughter on a harsh journey to flee their homeland for a better life in the United States. Read More at Post-Gazette

Super Bowl’s politically charged ads, like 84 Lumber’s, spark social buzz

84 Lumber's immigration-themed ad attracted more visitors than its site could handle and elicited more social mentions than any other Super Bowl advertiser. Read More at MarketingLand

84 Lumber and Avocados of Mexico among Super Bowl advertisers that stood out in paid search

Both advertisers also opted to drive users to their own sites instead of to YouTube. Read More at SearchEngineLand

Watch the 84 Lumber Super Bowl Ad Everyone Is Talking About

It was a building materials company that made what will likely prove to be one of the most controversial — or at least talked-about — ads from Sunday night's Super Bowl game. Read More at Time

The 51st Annual Super Bowl on Social Media in 3 Charts

Super Bowl 51 is over, and the mentions have been counted. While the Patriots got the trophy, we have discovered the real winners of the Super Bowl. Read More at BrandWatch

What Is 84 Lumber Trying to Say About Mexican Immigration With This Super Bowl Ad?

84 Lumber, the building supplies company whose first Super Bowl spot was initially rejected by Fox for being too political, has released the revised version. Read More at Ad Age

Challenge for Super Bowl Commercials: Not Taking Sides, Politically

The Super Bowl is a popular destination for commercials showcasing premium water, candy and beer — but politics can make it a difficult forum. Read More at The New York Times

Super Bowl Ads Walk Tightrope in Politically Charged Times

This year is particularly fraught, as the furor whirls around President Trump’s order suspending immigration from seven nations Read More at The Wall Street Journal

Super Bowl Ad to Kick Off Hiring Spree: Lumber retailer to use 90-second spot during the game as recruitment tool

Advertisers like PepsiCo and Budweiser spend millions pushing their products to Super Bowl viewers. A southern Pennsylvania building-supply chain is doing something a little different this year. Read More at The Wall Street Journal

Super Bowl ads toned down by Trump's shadow?

Donald Trump appeared in a Super Bowl ad five years ago, where he was outsmarted by a Century 21 agent. Read More at USA Today

From the ground up: 84 Lumber’s expanded store openings create demand for management trainees

The view from 84 Lumber Co. headquarters has been getting rosier over the past several years. Read More at Observer-Reporter

Super Bowl Ads Reflect America’s Conflicted Sentiments

The match-up for Super Bowl LI has been set, with the New England Patriots squaring off against the Atlanta Falcons — but the commercial lineup isn't as clear. Read More at NBC News

To Stand Out at Super Bowl 51, Ads Are Going for Stunts

Advertisers from first timer 84 Lumber to veteran Hyundai are ramping up the marketing stunts in order to stand out from the crowd during the big game. Read More at Associated Press

Super Bowl commercial rejected by Fox because it featured border wall, according to ad agency

Looking to keep politics separate from football, Fox Sports recently rejected a Super Bowl commercial because it included an image of a border wall, according to the ad agency. Read More at New York Daily News

84 Lumber Preps Super Bowl Spot

Building materials supplier 84 Lumber is throwing its hat into the Super Bowl ring for the first time. Read More at MediaPost

84 Lumber goes back to drawing board to redo Super Bowl ad after Fox Sports rejection

The first version of a 90-second ad that 84 Lumber plans to air during this year’s Super Bowl was sacked this week by Fox Sports due to its political overtones. Read More at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fox nixes Super Bowl ad depicting ‘controversial’ border wall: Report

Fox has rejected a Super Bowl LI ad for a Pittsburgh-based building supply company because a border wall depicted in the ad was seen as too “controversial,” according to the advertising company that created the spot. Read More at The Washington Times

Fox rejects Super Bowl ad featuring border wall

Super Bowl LI is still 18 days away, but Madison Avenue’s TV ad controversy game has already started. Read More at New York Post

Brunner Issues Statement on Fox Rejecting 84 Lumber Super Bowl Spot

Yesterday, we wrote about Fox Sports allegedly rejecting Pittsburgh-agency Brunner’s 90-second Super Bowl spot for first-time big game advertiser 84 Lumber. Read More at AgencySpy

Fox nixes Super Bowl ad with 'controversial' wall

Fox rejected a Super Bowl commercial that featured a wall, in an apparent reference to the one President-elect Donald Trump says he'll build along the U.S. border with Mexico. Read More at CNN Money

84 Lumber Forced To Change Super Bowl Ad Over Controversial Political Statement

The first national Super Bowl ad for 84 Lumber will not appear during the game the way it was intended. Read More at CBS Pittsburgh

Fox Rejects Super Bowl Ad That Depicts a Giant Border Wall

Border walls and Super Bowl advertising don't mix, one family-owned construction supplies company seems to have learned. Read More at Ad Age

Fox rejected a construction company's Super Bowl ad because it was too political

Fox, this year's Super Bowl broadcaster, has rejected a big game ad from construction-supply company 84 Lumber because it was deemed too political. Read More at Business Insider

84 Lumber Explores Other Options After Fox Rejects Its 'Political' Super Bowl Ad

Pennsylvania-based 84 Lumber surprised quite a few observers this month when it announced plans to spend several million dollars on a 90-second ad set to air before halftime of Super Bowl LI. Read More at Adweek

Marketing Magic: 84 Lumber does a Super Bowl spot

The creative is still, well, in the process of creation, but one of our own will be featured in a big way during this year's highly coveted Super Bowl commercial spots. Read More at HBS Dealer

84 Lumber will use 90 seconds during the Super Bowl as a recruiting tool

Football fans around the country who may not have heard of 84 Lumber will have 90 seconds to get familiar with the nation's largest privately held building materials supplier, thanks to a commercial the Washington County-based company plans to air during this year's Super Bowl just before half-time. Read More at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Construction Supplies Company Buys 90-Second Super Bowl Spot

In order to build up its workforce, a construction-supply company is hitting hard on the advertising hammer. Read More at Ad Age

Why a Little-Known Lumber Company Is Buying a Pricey 90-Second Spot for Its Super Bowl Debut

84 Lumber will promote job offerings. Read More at Adweek

These brands will be airing ads during Super Bowl 51

With Super Bowl LI just weeks away, The Drum has compiled a list of brands who have confirmed that they will be airing game day ads this year. Read More at The Drum