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Steve Connelly

President, Connelly Partners

In 1999, Steve Connelly founded Boston-based Connelly Partners, a full-service brand and digital marketing agency that uses empathy to develop relationships and unique connections with consumers. The agency has been recognized for its innovative employee benefits, including an annual company trip (with families) to Disney World and a program to help millennials pay down student debt. In 2016, Advertising Age awarded a Gold for "Best Culture" and named the agency to its annual Best Places to Work list. The agency has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, and a "Coolest Company" by BostInno. In addition to running his 150-person agency in a loft space in the South End of Boston, Steve coaches basketball at his hometown’s high school.   

Clients include American Express Travel, A&E Networks, British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, Gorton’s, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Samsonite and Staples, among others. The agency’s loft space in the South End of Boston is filled with over 150 employees accomplished in strategic planning, creative and content generation, media planning and buying, digital strategy/execution, public relations, social media, search, branded entertainment, integrated production and analytics.

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Remote work policies serve the needs of the employee, not the company. There is no shared value, writes the president of Boston-based advertising agency Connelly Partners.


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