Connelly Partners Overview

Number of Employees
100 - 249
Minimal Budget
$1,000 - $10,000
Average Hourly Rate
Year Founded
Not just independent people, an independent network.
As the largest independent agency in New England today, we are concerned with our clients’ bottom lines, not a holding company’s bottom line.

There are some things only humans can do.
When Steve Connelly, creative director and copywriter, established Connelly Partners in 1999, he set out to do one thing: to show the world that good people can do exceptional work. We’re hard at work leveraging empathy, innovation and intuition to produce creative solutions. Which leads to work created for good people, by good people. That’s why we call ourselves Defiantly Human. We are 170 Defiantly Human people existing in defense of humans, with an understanding of and a commitment to humans.

We believe in the power of empathy.
It is our responsibility to see the world through the eyes of our clients, their customers and our employees. We fit best with brands that aspire to be modern brands — brands who acknowledge the changing rules of marketing and want what it takes to take on tomorrow.

What we do.
Advertising & Marketing
Digital & Media
Social & Influencer
UX Design & UI
Shopper Marketing

It’s what we each of us do out there that makes us who we are in here.
With a good group of humans, anything is possible—especially good work. The way we see it: good people create good culture. And good culture attracts more great people. And with all this greatness floating around, it’s only natural that exceptional work would follow. Connelly Partners has been recognized for its workplace culture by Advertising Age, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe and BostInno, among others.

In an every-changing world, stability matters.
Consistency is key. Our senior management team has been invested in Connelly Partners for years ensuring steady leadership and a commitment to the company’s philosophy.  
46 Waltham Street, Floor 4, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States
Other Locations
Portview House, Thorncastle Street, Irishtown, Dublin, 4, Ireland

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Marketing Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
  • Integrated Marketing


  • Travel
  • Crypto


  • Small Businesses

Connelly Partners Portfolio

  • Connelly Partners - Back To School
    Video Production
    Back To School
  • Connelly Partners - Trusted By Those Who Know
    Video Production
    Trusted By Those Who Know
  • Connelly Partners - Miscommunication
    Video Production
  • Connelly Partners - We Carry The World
    Print Design
    We Carry The World
  • Connelly Partners - Fun Never Gets Old
    Print Design
    Fun Never Gets Old

Connelly Partners Team Bios

  • President, Copywriter
    Steve Connelly
    President, Copywriter
    Since founding CP in 1999, Steve has methodically built a company based on empathy, humanity and creativity. Steve has used his gifts for human insights and passion for connecting with people to create not just a growing business, but a working environment awarded “Best Agency Culture” by AdAge.
  • Senior Partner, Chief Creative Officer
    Alyssa Toro
    Senior Partner, Chief Creative Officer
    26-year ad veteran. Founder of nutrition brand Goodee™. Former gymnast. Alyssa is all of these. Since calling CP home 18 years ago, she has helped grow the agency from four to 170, established a Wellness Practice and assembled a robust creative group.
  • Senior Partner, Director of Strategy
    Scott Madden
    Senior Partner, Director of Strategy
    Since joining 16 years ago, Scott has pioneered CP’s empathy engineering philosophy and proprietary IQ/EQ/BQ process, emphasizing the importance of identifying shared values between brand and audience. He’s a national industry speaker and professor of evolving marketing strategies at Boston College.
  • Senior Partner, Director of Brand Management
    Dana Wantman
    Senior Partner, Director of Brand Management
    With 20+ years in the business, 16 at CP, Dana has worked with national and regional clients in all categories. Overseeing the brand department means he’s always in pursuit of a true client/agency partnership. He is also managing director of Breaktime Media growing our shopper marketing practice.
  • Senior Partner, Director of Media Services
    Richard Weinstein
    Senior Partner, Director of Media Services
    10+ years ago Richard joined CP to forge a media department that has been growing ever since. Clients of varying budgets and resources have benefited from his deep understanding of media. He’s a true believer in integrated campaigns, working in lockstep with all departments to develop smart plans.
  • Senior Partner, Director of Digital
    Scott Savitt
    Senior Partner, Director of Digital
    Since joining CP in 2011, Scott has led delivery of high-impact creative and tech solutions while expanding our digital capabilities. Scott touches all aspects of digital including UX, SEO, analytics and creative tech. Before CP, Scott held senior roles at Arnold, Molecular and Isobar.
  • Senior Partner, Chief Operating Officer
    Steve Doherty
    Senior Partner, Chief Operating Officer
    One of the agency’s original partners, Steve has been managing operations to keep CP running smoothly for 18 of his 32 years in the industry. Whether it’s HR, finance, IT or the beautiful space we call “work”, Steve is responsible for ensuring every aspect of CP is firing on all cylinders.
  • Partner, Director of Organizational Development
    Courtney Doyle
    Partner, Director of Organizational Development
    After Arnold, Modernista, ISM, and client-side at Fidelity, Courtney brought her expertise in business development, strategy and brand to CP. In her 23 industry years she has helped lead award-winning campaigns for the likes of Volkswagen, RadioShack, Cadillac and CVS.
  • Chief Growth Officer
    Lindsay Goldstein
    Chief Growth Officer
    Lindsay has grown digital and traditional agencies Digitas, 360i and Kirshenbaum (KBS) over 15 years. She’s successful at solving client business challenges with the best use of strategy and integrated advertising. At CP she sharpens our story overseeing sharing of and winning with it unique to CP.

Connelly Partners Clients

  • BJ's Wholesale
  • Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
  • Gorton's
  • Massachusetts State Lottery
  • Samsonite

Connelly Partners Awards

  • One of Boston’s Best Places to Work
  • MITX Award - Integrated Marketing - for Gorton’s
  • One of Boston’s Healthiest Companies
  • One of Boston’s Coolest Companies
  • Small Agency of the Year, Culture, Gold
  • Best Places to Work 2016