Life at CTP is more than deadlines, emails, and job numbers.
We’re an agency, first and foremost. But what defines us are the things that give CTP its spirit.
To create inspired work, we need to inspire ourselves first.
We’re big enough to field a softball team but small enough to feel like family. We have parties and potlucks. Book club and paint night. Cold beer on tap. Cold brew too. Impromptu gatherings after work. A meditation room dedicated to deep breaths.
We’re an agency, first and foremost. But what defines us are the things that give CTP its spirit.
We make the time to make a difference.
From partnering with the Red Sox Scholars and Read to a Child to donating our holiday party fund to Friends of the Children, finding ways to give back has countless benefits for ourselves and those we connect with. It’s why we consider it a core value here, and why we give our employees paid volunteer time off so they can better help the causes closest to them.
CTP Launchpad Program
LaunchPad is a program designed to fuel a new generation of young talent and open doors for high school Students of Color from the City of Boston. If you have an interest in communications, art, design, writing, photography, videography, statistics, event planning, social media or more, but don’t know how or where to apply your skills, you’re in the right place.
With LaunchPad you’ll gain a solid foundation of marketing understanding and skills, while building valuable, long-term professional mentoring relationships in a real agency setting.
We’re striving to give students a head start in their career, while welcoming much-needed diversity into our industry.
Meet our People.
Allison is known for lighting up the halls of CTP with her whistling ability. Whether she’s using her green thumb in the garden, or her multi-colored thumb in the Adobe world, Allison whistles her way to outshine and outgrow her competition. As a Senior Designer, she utilizes her focus, patience, and most of all, her slick design skills, to turn rough ideas into outstanding, polished work for her clients.
Andrea loves Mondays. Yes, you read that correctly. Our VP, Media Director really knows how to bring it each week. Growing up on a family dairy farm in Vermont taught her early on the importance of embracing challenges and conquering the day. And she’s carried that outlook with her throughout her career. At various agencies in Massachusetts, Andrea’s used her gusto to elevate brands such as ExxonMobil, Energy Star, New Balance, TSA Precheck, BIC, and Wellesley College. And now that she’s brought her talents to CTP, we’re honored to have such an optimistic personality leading our media team. Especially on Mondays.
Check out Andrea's Five Questions video from our series.
With her black belt in karate and past(?) dreams of being an N’Sync backup dancer, there isn’t much requiring expert coordination and precision that Angela can’t tackle. From juggling about a thousand and one emails a day, to knowing our clients like the back of her striking hand, Angela’s unwavering poise and trust in those around her get the job done every time. And when she’s not being our Account Supervisor extraordinaire, you can find her visiting her one true love, Disney World, binging the latest Bravo Housewives show, or knocking a new recipe out of the park with her incredible cooking skills. Angela truly is one of a kind, and we’re not just saying that because of the black belt thing.
Being an Associate Director of Analytics isn’t widely considered an extreme sport, but Brett’s working on that. When he isn’t chasing adrenaline on skis and dirt bikes – trying new tricks on the slopes or racing Motocross – he’s here at CTP, infusing his work with the same dynamic approach. As someone who lives with his finger on the pulse, it’s only fitting that Brett’s thoughtful dedication to research and analytics never misses a beat.
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Brian’s first job – paperboy – included lugging the Boston Sunday Globe around the neighborhood. It was there and then that he decided he’d rather write the news than deliver it. Boy, has he ever. From his reporter days to his time spent as a college publicist to high-pressure jobs as spokesperson for the District Attorney and then the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Brian knows how to get out in front of a story. And our clients rely on Brian to help manage a crisis or keep their brands out in front. He’s done that with tested PR skills and social media acumen.
Brian has more than 25 years experience helping brands like MedExpress, Pop Warner and Stratasys tell powerful, relevant stories to their audiences.
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Once known as “a pleasure to have in class”, Bridget Bressette now sees herself in front of the figurative classroom, making sure, as she puts it, “everyone’s got their PB&J and is good with what they got going on.” An avid animal lover, Bridget also likens her role as Junior Project Manager to a sheepdog, utilizing her interpersonal and organizational skills to corral the agency herd to their proper stations. And while Bridget’s position doesn’t require her to know the entire scripts to both Mamma Mia films, we’re certain she’ll find a good use for that one day. In the meantime, though, she’ll keep doing what she does best: color coding, giving antiques a modern twist, and most importantly, showing compassion to everyone in her path. A pleasure to have in class and on the job.
Brynn comes to us from Wisconsin, and she’s certainly brought the Midwest with her. From every “Ope, sorry” to every side of ranch dressing, her midwestern traits charm more than those she accidentally bumps into in the office. As our Senior Account Executive, Brynn uses her personable attitude and good ol’ fashioned communication skills to strengthen relationships with our clients. She’s always down to share an idea or opinion on anything from media pitches and new story angles to Star Wars canon and Game of Thrones theories. And if there’s anything she’s more passionate about than PR and pop culture, it’s Packers football. Ope, sorry to all the Patriots fans out there.
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Whether she’s hitting the slopes or hitting the ground running on a creative brief, Caroline Chipman always keeps her cool. An avid snowboarder and Art Director here at CTP, Caroline is an expert of the unexpected. With caffeine, Adobe Suite, and a motivational playlist in tow, Caroline shreds her way through a variety of advertising obstacles, winning over clients and coworkers alike with her unique visual spin on everything from organic soap to fast food. Hell, she’s already conquered an 11,000 foot mountain with just a board and her bravery, so we’re certain Caroline will keep shreddin’ the gnar here at CTP.
Chip lives to compete. Whether it’s training for a marathon or helping a client gain market share, Chip always keeps pushing. This tenacity comes in handy as he leads the charge for the brands he advises for CTP.
Balancing this competitive fire is Chip’s naturally inquisitive nature. More than 25 years in news reporting, pr and marketing have taught him how to ask the right questions and provide the right answers.
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Corey is always moving. Whether he’s working, skiing, hiking, reading or constantly refreshing his Twitter feed, he does not sit still. Which probably explains how he has accomplished so much already. Before joining CTP, Corey spent years as Chief of Staff in the Attorney General’s Office doing the type of work that immediately impacted our community. Between responding to the foreclosure crisis, helping to pass laws, and working with families and victims of crimes, he truly made a name for himself. Now, he’s bringing that energy and skill to our clients. From helping to build their brand, handle communications challenges, or shape public policy, clients know he'll always keep them moving in the right direction.
Ask Dave anything. Ask him how to prepare the perfect tailgate spread. Ask him how to interpret a certain facial expression. Ask him if he’s ever been slimed on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare (Yes, he has.) And in return, he’ll ask you questions. Smart questions. Probing questions. Questions you haven’t even thought of. Because Dave is all about solving problems in creative ways, and the best way to do that is to ask the right questions. Just don’t ask to touch the things on his desk--he’s kind of superstitious about that.
A seasoned industry executive, Dave has helped grow brands such as Emirates Airline, Boston Red Sox, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Breeders’ Cup, and American Express Travel.
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Elizabeth Della Rocca
A tendency to knock over glasses at mealtimes may have earned her the moniker “Spillabeth,” but Account Coordinator Elizabeth Della Rocca always gets the dish from her clients, understanding exactly what a brand needs to execute its vision. Fueled by French vanilla creamer with a splash of iced coffee (held in a spill-safe mug), Elizabeth collaborates with a variety of clients and coworkers to make sure everyone’s communicating properly. Brand consistency is an important part of Elizabeth’s job, but she keeps that stability in her free time, too, as people she’s met throughout her life all describe her the same way: hard working, optimistic, and always smiling. Since starting at CTP, we’re thrilled to say that Elizabeth’s reputation has rang true. As for her nickname? We’re still holding our breath.
As someone who would organize her toys more than she would play with them, Emalie was always the kid with a plan. Thanks to her strategic skills, it was a swift promotion from managing her sisters’ playtime to Press Secretary at the Attorney General’s office, where she spent more than a decade tackling critical issues such as health care, the opioid crisis, civil rights, and human trafficking. Emalie's vast experience in media relations and driving policy changes now helps her bring awareness to all the good work our clients do. And yes, she does allow herself some play now and again, from spending time on her native Cape Cod, to traveling anywhere she can, be it Maine or Morocco. All perfectly planned, of course.
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Frank is a father of two boys (three if you include his dog) and he spent a year in the competitive Second City sketch comedy writing program in Chicago – which means he’s got a lot of experience in hard work and a great sense of humor. So it’s no surprise that he thrives here at CTP doing the difficult work of organizing and crunching the numbers. As our finance director, you’ll pretty much always be able to find Frank at his desk with two freshly sharpened #2 pencils at the ready. And if you’re lucky, he’ll even tell you a joke or two.
If you want to know what Fred is all about, just look at his agency. Like Fred, CTP prides itself on its passion, selflessness and commitment. The passion shines through in the work. The selflessness in the countless charitable acts performed. And the commitment in Fred’s – and the agency’s – desire to put a client’s needs ahead of our own. Since 1996, Fred has helped grow CTP from a small shop in Lynnfield to a major player in the Boston ad community. He’s also proud that the agency gives its time to non-profits like Friends of the Children, Read to a Child and Woofgang.
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On the wall of Grant’s office is a sign bearing a single word: Simplicity. And it’s Grant’s habit of keeping things simple that has made him a creative giant in the ad world for nearly 30 years. His work for the original BudBowl was the driving force behind one of the most successful ad promotions in history. And his groundbreaking (and air-breaking) SmartBeep ads are routinely seen on America's Funniest Commercials.
Grant has worked with Michael Jordan for Hanes, re-launched Audi in the U.S. and spent more time with the Red Sox than Peter Gammons. But it’s his brain power (rather than his star power) that makes Grant such a valuable resource to all our clients. He regularly helps them tell their brand stories in ways that cannot be ignored. Or forgotten. Oh, and Grant is also, quite simply, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.
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When Isabella filled out her new hire sheet to help us write this bio, we counted 11 exclamation points. And if you know Isabella, nothing could surprise you less. A proud Peruvian, Canadian, Italian, and American, home is anywhere she can bounce off the walls. One minute she’ll be drafting internal documents and coordinating client meetings, the next minute she’s power-walking over to you to tell the story of when she got hit in the face by a duck. We believe every office needs that one person who can catch anyone off-guard. And with Isabella, we have about 3 of those persons packed into one.
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As an avid skateboarder who once dreamed of going pro, Jimmy knows the importance of persistence and dedication to a craft. It’s why when he’s not riding in his free time, he’s analyzing and learning from his favorite movies to boost his own talents in visual storytelling. It’s this passion and work ethic that he’s known for around the office, along with all the creative tricks up his sleeve. As a skilled editor, animator, photographer, and all around rad dude, whenever there’s a creative problem to be solved, we can always rest easy knowing Jimmy will stick the landing.
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Winter is coming – and Katie Ward could not be more excited. Whether hiking up a mountain or skiing down one, our New Hampshire native embraces any challenge with a smile. Which might explain how she found herself thriving in the middle of Mayor Menino’s press office before finding her way to us at CTP. Here, she spends her days tackling the messaging and communications strategies that help our clients tell their stories, be it through social media, digital content, media relations or anything else the task calls for. And she does it the way she does everything else in her life – fearlessly.
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Multi-instrumentalist. Children’s book author. Children’s book illustrator. Whatever artistic medium you can think of, Kevin MacKenzie’s probably tackled it. As someone who’s performed in Brazil and dismantled a baby grand piano, our fearless Associate Creative Director is ready for anything CTP throws his way. In the face of uncertainty, Kevin cites perseverance as the key factor in his success. It’s what helped him make the bold leap from music school to advertising school, and finally to us. Kevin’s still cranking out tunes in his free time, but even on the clock, he’s making content that sings. Now that Kevin’s joined the CTP family, he says, “let’s go kick some… I mean let’s go make some awesome stuff.” Well said.
Kim is one of our in-house experts on everything from Game of Thrones, to Friends, to John Wick. A true junkie of all genres, she always saw herself working on movies in another life. And being the passionate communicator that she is, Hollywood would be in good hands. Her creative desire to help people tell their stories is matched only by her hyper-organized brain and flowchart skills. It makes her a natural leader on CTP’s media team, and a client’s most trusted side-kick. If you need a thoughtful and strategic approach to a media campaign - or suggestions on what to binge watch next - Kim’s got you covered.
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Lauren is responsible for delivering on the agency’s mission of making extraordinary things happen for our clients, their customers and our people across brands and assignments. She has nearly 20 years of experience from both big agencies and small, and has a knack for rolling up her sleeves, immersing herself in a client’s business, and making great things happen for both the client and agency. She has worked on a whole host of retail and financial services brands including Fidelity Investments, Fisher-Price, Cumberland Farms, Citizens Bank, IKEA, Papa Gino’s, D’Angelo Sandwich Shops, Arbella Insurance and Green Mountain Coffee/Keurig.
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Lee is our bookkeeper. And having been at CTP since the beginning, she knows a thing or two about how to keep our wheels of commerce turning. Funny thing is, her spare time is spent working with non-profits. How’s that for integration?
With as many stories to tell as Lexi has, and her inspired way with words, it’s no wonder she’s in PR. She beat her Grammy – the G.O.A.T of Scrabble – at the age of five, won the D.A.R.E essay contest in the fifth grade, and penned an article that went wickedly viral at 21. Not to mention she won best motivational speaker among the soccer team at Colgate two years in a row. As an Account Supervisor at CTP, her knack for stringing together words and strategically telling stories that connect, resonate, and inspire always delights our clients. And if you’re worried she’ll run out of them, don’t. She’s got stories to tell about sharing an elevator at The Garden with Justin Bieber and handing Stanley Cup tickets to Gronk in a secret parking lot. And we’re totally not jealous at all.
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Lizzie started her career here at CTP as an intern on the account team. From there, she rose swiftly through the ranks, impressing everyone in her path – which is why she’s with us today as a full-fledged Account Supervisor. And she’s not done impressing us just yet. Whether she’s showing off her elaborate note-taking skills or her “Best in Massachusetts Friends’ Trivia” title, Lizzie is always coming out on top. Our clients know they can count on her to understand their needs, put strategic plans into action, and remind them which season it was where Ross and Rachel were on a break.
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Twenty years ago, Mark left Iowa and traded in his farmer pants for a career in advertising. After working in a bunch of different markets, from Raleigh to San Francisco, he finally settled in Beantown, where he got down and dirty in several agencies up and down the feed lot. He finally hung his hat at CTP and now manages our ever-growing creative department. And he’s always happy to trade in his hayseeds for a few Hatch bowls.
Mark has worked with large brands such as Boston Red Sox, Miami Dolphins, New Balance, Microsoft, Mass Tourism, Breeders’ Cup, Red Hat, Shaw’s Supermarket, Stonyfield Farms, and Lahey Clinic. Mark also has a soft spot for man’s best friend, putting his skills to work for the MSPCA and Mass Animal Coalition.
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It’s hard to stay at the forefront of technology. But that’s exactly what Mark has done for the last 30 years. As VP of Communications at EMC, Mark helped turn the data storage and cloud computing leader into a franchise IT brand. Today, after switching from the client side to the agency side, Mark leads CTP’s growing tech practice. He’s bringing his considerable knowledge to bear for clients such as Red Hat, Actifio and Extreme Networks, positioning them as leaders in a dynamic, interconnected world.
While technology (and marketing, for that matter) constantly change, one thing stays the same: Mark’s ability to tell a brand’s story in new ways to new audiences. It’s this expertise that has made Mark a technology leader from Boston to San Francisco.
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Nikki is a copywriter’s worst nightmare. Not because it’s challenging to connect her fascination with true crime to her exemplary Management Supervisor skills. No, what makes writing her Bio so excruciatingly hard is that words simply cannot capture her incomparable Nikki-ness. Her relentless, life-affirming positivity. A fierce hunger for uncovering unique consumer insights. And uncanny ability to foster collaboration. Her spirit. Warmth. What she brings to our culture. And the manner in which she consistently navigates our client’s projects from start to finish with intelligence, thoughtfulness and the best damn laugh this side of Ithaca, NY.
You kinda just have to experience her for yourself.
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Patrick Fay might not have any kids of his own, but working for 3 major Baby Brands as well as volunteering for Children Miracle Network Hospitals has shown him that imagination and patience go a long way. As an Account Manager, he brings that same attention and patience to his work here at CTP. As the sturdy bridge between company and client, Patrick is constantly collaborating to help support, develop, and deliver creative solutions. One predicament he’s still grappling with, though? “Cows… Why are they so big?” We’ll give him a moment to muse on that, but it’s safe to say his child-like curiosity is still alive and well.
It’s hard for us to connect the dots between Sam’s past experience and his position here as Copywriter. He used to be in the middle of the ocean supporting top secret operations for the military, now he’s in the middle of the CTP kitchen telling anyone who’ll listen how Game of Thrones should have ended. Whatever path brought Sam to us, we’re grateful because his conceptual mind and writing skills always come in handy. Including the time he wrote his own bio.
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Steve likes to see things through from start to finish. Whether it’s his latest home renovation project, or helping a client develop, hone and implement a strategy for their brand, Steve works closely with clients like Red Hat and the Boston Red Sox from strategy conception to positioning refinement to campaign completion. He ensures all their brand initiatives are as rock solid as his new kitchen counters.
For the last two decades, Steve has worked with some of the biggest brands from coast to coast including Dunkin Donuts, AutoDesk, New Balance and BlueCross BlueShield.
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Steve’s childhood dream was to play shortstop for the Red Sox. Now he’s managing projects for them, and using many of the same skills. Laser-focused and quick on his feet, Steve’s guidance on projects from conception to delivery keeps all the right people on track and on time, no matter the curveball of the day. Even outside of the office, Steve loves to keep himself sharp, from staying active outdoors, to experimenting in the kitchen every day, to reciting the alphabet backwards, fast. Needless to say, as a Senior Project Manager at CTP and an all-around inspiring guy everywhere else, Steve's about as clutch as they come.
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Sweety Kothari, self-identified “fastest cook in town,” dreams of being on MasterChef, as her passion for slicing & dicing would surely make her a fierce competitor. In the meantime, though, she applies the same speed and precision to her work at CTP. As Finance Assistant, Sweety utilizes a variety of software to manage invoices, keep track of documents, and most importantly, put out any financial grease fires. Sweety cites her accuracy with numbers as one of her most valuable assets. As she puts it so succinctly, “otherwise, why would I be in finance?“ It’s this self-awareness that allows her to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, making sure everyone’s on the same page. After all, that’s the
MasterChef CTP way.
Todd spent his early professional years as a sportswriter for the Greensboro News & Record. There he quickly developed an affinity for covering golf events after his first links assignment: Tiger Woods’ historic victory at the ’97 Masters. Turns out, Tiger wasn’t the only winner as Todd went on to win national writing awards himself. Now, he's crafting public relations programs for our various clients, and getting them atop the leader board.
Todd has over 17 years of experience, specializing in media relations, strategic counsel, crisis management and product launch. He works closely with the travel, golf and tech industries, for clients such as Pinehurst Resort, Stratasys, Innerscope Research, and the Lynch Foundation.
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Will Andronico loves to chat. So much so that he accidentally walked off a bridge as a child because he was talking to the person behind him. Today, Will’s still an expert at keeping the conversation going, only now he knows exactly where he’s headed. As an Account Coordinator, Will’s main job is to “morph into the Human Google Calendar,” supporting clients with deadlines, pitching stories, and researching, researching, researching. Yes, when Will isn’t diving into his hobbies of sound design and coffee-brewing, he’s on the web, absorbing relevant info from all facets of the internet. Will’s appetite for knowledge has led him through many nooks and crannies of cyberspace, all the way here to the CTP office. As a self-proclaimed “Digital Sherlock Holmes”, Will’s skills rival those of the great detective himself. But with the added bonus of being much nicer to chat with.
Anyone can tell a story. But how many people can capture that story on film, edit it to perfection and write the music that will bring the story to life? Will can. As a thought leader in our digital department, Will helps our clients create emotional, shared experiences with customers. An accomplished musician, expert poker player and a filmmaker since the age of 8, Will is as captivating himself as the stories he so deftly tells.
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