Today, Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) announced that Mark Garman has joined the agency’s Philadelphia office as VP, Creative Director. Garman was most recently a creative director at Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners, where he helped lead the development of campaigns for national brands including Planet Fitness, Under Armour, Century 21 Real Estate and Speck phone cases, among others. Garman’s experience also includes PNC Bank, Minute Maid and Lexmark Printers from his time at Doner in Detroit, where he grew up. At A&G, Garman will focus on clients including Dietz & Watson and Yuengling in addition to lending his talents to new business.

Garman’s work has been honored internationally: the spot he co-created for Ideacast was shortlisted at Cannes, and he’s won prestigious awards including Effies and Obies for his work on PNC Bank and Minute Maid, respectively. Additionally, Garman helped write the much-lauded “Dad Pants” campaign for Dockers and has two Super Bowl spots on his resume.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mark to the team,” said Jennifer Putnam, Chief Creative Officer of A&G. “His talent and breadth of experience is exactly what we need to continue our quest to be ‘always in the making.’ Mark’s creativity and leadership will add an immense amount of value to the growing creative team in Philly, and I’m particularly excited to see what comes of his collaboration with his fellow VP, Creative Director Hoon Oh.”

“When the opportunity to join A&G came up, I knew I had to jump on it,” Garman said. “The agency’s focus on creating nimble content that’s innovative and purpose-driven is something I’m passionate about, and I’m excited to join such an amazing team. I’m also looking forward to continuing to grow the department and mentoring the up-and-coming creatives at the agency. The Philly ad scene is on its way up, and I’m excited to push myself and my colleagues to create work that makes the city a destination for talent.”