About Us

Your Marketing Partners

Modern Marketing Partners (MMP) takes pride in our roots that date back to 1996, evolving from advertising agency to a very modern digital agency with deep understanding of both traditional marketing (branding, PR, advertising, events, new product launch, channel marketing, brochures and catalogs), coupled with advanced digital marketing skills (websites, content, SEO, email, video, social, PPC, analytics), and more.

MMP can solve the most complex marketing problems, launch startups to market leadership, and achieve lead generation and sales results through advanced, integrated, and multi-channel marketing. MMP embraces inbound and content marketing, pioneering new and refined processes including proprietary email marketing that drives measurable lead generation. Our market and category experience is equally broad:  business-to-business, business-to-consumer, deep technology marketing (software, IT, Legaltech, Fintech, Healthtech, HRtech, Ecommerce), manufacturing, associations and communities, professional services, and more.

Agency principals include Neil Brown, Heather Hawes, and Lindsay Brown. Neil brings more than 20 years of client-side brand management and CMO experience to each client assignment. He is a frequent contributor to Marketing News, Adweek, Advertising Age, BtoB magazine and others, and has authored 3 books on marketing and branding. Neil is active in the American Marketing Association, ANA Business Marketing, and is Chairman of the Small Business Center of Excellence, and the Construction Marketing Association.

Unlike many agencies, MMP has a history. 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, rebranded as Modern Marketing Partners in 2012. Since our founding, MMP has been recognized by over 100 national awards for marketing excellence and creative execution. MMP is considered a top marketing agency in the Chicago region, nationally, and globally. Importantly, MMP is a Google Partner, certified in Google Analytics, Google AdWords, HubSpot, SEMrush, Pardot, WooCommerce, and more.

MMP has been recognized by over 100 national awards for marketing excellence and creative execution

Communicator Awards
Communicator Awards
Hermes Creative Award
Communicator Awards
Communicator Awards
Top B2B Marketing Agency Chicago
Communicator Awards
Construction Marketing Award
Communicator Awards
Top Marketing Agency 2012

Meet the Team

Neil Brown MMP

Neil Brown

Partner/Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Heather Rowney MMP

Heather Rowney

Partner/Account Director

Lindsay Brown MMP

Lindsay Brown

Partner/Digital Director

Hannah Wozniak MMP

Hannah Wozniak

Digital Marketing Director

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