By Brunner Marketing Team9/20/2021

Brunner’s Founder is Honored with Outstanding CEO and Top Executives Award

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If an agency is not truly entrepreneurial, inventive, and nimble, it’s difficult to thrive in an industry that is often considered one of the most volatile. More than 30 years after its inception, Brunner remains one of the top 100 independent advertising agencies in the country and a key reason for that success is Michael Brunner, Founder. With his continued foresight and progressive thinking, it’s no surprise he was selected as a winner of Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2021 Outstanding CEO and Top Executives Award.

“It is a privilege to be considered an outstanding CEO and top executive in the region,” Michael said. “I started this business more than thirty years ago and wouldn’t be recognized for this award without the continued commitment, dedication, and talent from across our clients and agency team.”

Under Michael’s leadership, Brunner is always inspired to create compelling ideas to positively impact the lives of its employees and clients. Michael’s goal for Brunner has always been to be one of the best advertising agencies in the country, and his clients will tell you that he and his team are relentless in going above and beyond.

To see the full list of Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2021 Outstanding CEO and Top Executives Award winners, click here.


Brunner is a marketing services agency. We thrive in the face of business climate change, providing equal parts creativity and performance marketing for our challenger brand partners. Challenger brands don’t deny business climate change. They believe it can be leveraged to their advantage. To connect with new consumers. To market new products. To take on new competitors. Together, we turn threats into opportunities. We anticipate instead of adapting. We focus on what’s next. Brunner client partners include Home Depot Rentals, Mitsubishi Electric, Owens Corning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Time Inc., and WesBanco Bank, among many others. To learn more about Brunner, please visit