Phil Johnson

CEO| Writer, Hi-Rise Bakery Lover & Boss Man

Phil Johnson

I want to make PJA Advertising a great destination for brands with a passion to create inspiring and innovative marketing.

I’m fascinated by the technologies that are changing the art and science of marketing but still believe that most answers can be found in understanding what makes people tick.

I’m on a never-ending quest to find undiscovered talent. We've brought together dozens and dozens of whip smart, creative, dedicated, tenacious people. Collectively they form as good a group of citizens as you’ll find anywhere.

While we still call ourselves an advertising agency, I believe that what we do is bigger than advertising. At our best, we create communications that change behaviors, shape relationships, and drive business success.

I write regularly for AdAge and the Forbes CMO Network. Like everybody who works at PJA, I believe that we need to contribute to our community. I serve on the boards of the Boston Museum of Science, The Cambridge Community Foundation, the Business Marketing Association, and the BPA Worldwide. I’ve lived in Cambridge for most of my adult life with my wife and two almost-grown sons.