Who We Are
Modern Marketing Partners (MMP) takes pride in our roots that date back to 1996, and that we have adapted to the Digital Marketing Age, evolving from advertising agency to a very modern digital agency with deep understanding of branding, content and all traditional marketing disciplines (advertising, PR, events, direct, promotion).
Agency principals include Neil Brown, Heather Hawes and Steve Hoffman. Brown brings 10 years of client-side brand management and new product development experience to each client assignment. He is a frequent contributor to Marketing News, Advertising Age, BtoB magazine and others, and has authored 4 books on marketing and branding. Neil is active in the American Marketing Association, Business Marketing Association, and is Chairman of the Construction Marketing Association.
Unlike many other agencies, we have a history. MMP was founded in 1996 as Brown Integrated Communications, and later merged with one of the oldest agencies in Chicago, Ross Llewellyn to form Ross/Brown Integrated Marketing Communications. Since our founding, we have been recognized by over 50 national creative and marketing awards and continue to be a recognized B2B agency in Chicago.