About Us

We like to figure out the hard stuff.

Let’s be frank. Ad agencies look pretty similar from the outside: casually-dressed, multi-disciplinary teams of talented people hanging out in creative “collaboration spaces” dreaming up ways to get our clients, and ourselves, noticed. But spend some time with PJA and you’ll see a difference. Our curiosity goes a bit deeper. Our assignments are a little more challenging. And the work we prize is, well, different. You see, we’re 60-ish people who can’t wait to dig into emerging technologies and processes from companies that have the potential to change the world. Getting exactly the right set of buyers to engage with these advances gets us jazzed. It makes PJA a great place to work—and the perfect partner for innovative clients. If you think your story is too hard to tell, then we just might be a good fit.

Who We Work With

We work with companies you know – and those you need to know

Every agency has a specialty. Ours is working with innovative clients in enterprise technology, healthcare and life sciences. We’re drawn to market leaders and challengers with a strong point of view and an offering that can change an industry—or the world.

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The Leadership Team

It’s taken nearly 30 years to build this team. It was worth it.

President & Partner

Mike O'Toole

EVP, Planning & Partner

Hugh Kennedy


Phil Johnson

SVP, Business Development

Greg Straface

EVP, Director of Strategy

Robert Davis

SVP, Finance

Nicole Ciacciarelli

EVP, Executive Creative Director

Aaron DaSilva

VP, Creative Director

Chris Frame

Jump in, the water's fine

Never heard of nanodots? Not sure how Virtual Reality can sell mobile phones? Doesn’t matter. If you’re intrigued by new ways of engaging consumers and love a challenge, you can help make marketing that defies the rules.