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January 23, 2023

Flynn Honored Among Ad Age’s 2023 Best Places to Work



National recognition highlights Flynn’s industry-leading workplace culture

ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 23, 2022 – Integrated marketing agency Flynn has been named one of Ad Age’s 2023 Best Places to Work in the annual ranking of companies that lead the pack in factors ranging from pay and benefits to corporate culture and leadership. Ad Age honored the winners and revealed the rankings in their Best Places to Work print issue (published Jan. 23) and online at

Ad Age’s 2023 Best Places to Work honors Flynn and 49 other companies across North America that did a standout job over the past year as the ad business faced the challenges of a weakening economy, changing media market, and a continued tight talent pool. The awards competition was open to agencies, ad tech firms, brand or corporate marketing departments, and marketers’ in-house agencies.

“We’ve made creating an enjoyable, rewarding workplace culture a top priority for several years,” said agency CEO Chris Flynn. “To see those efforts recognized locally, statewide, and now nationally is incredibly exciting.”

The Ad Age award winners—25 companies with 200 or fewer employees such as Flynn, as well as 25 larger firms—reflect the highest overall numerical scores based on an analysis of questionnaires submitted by employers and survey responses from their employees.

“The fact that this ranking includes employee input makes winning this award especially heartening,” said Katie Flynn, President at Flynn. “It’s also great news for our clients, as we’ve found that happier employees create better work.”

Ad Age’s scoring system factors in employee responses on topics including pay and benefits and seven other core focus areas (75% of the score) and a company’s policies and practices on areas including pay and benefits, work/life balance, recruitment, training, and development (25% of the score).

“The tight labor market forced every business in the industry to compete for talent, and the 2023 Best Places to Work winners proved the value of understanding what employees want today,” said Dan Peres, president and editor-in-chief of Ad Age. “Companies will face challenges this year with the economy and ongoing effects of the pandemic, but winning workplaces understand that taking care of employees is central to business success.”

Ad Age produced the 2023 Best Places to Work list in partnership with Best Companies Group, a research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work.

About Flynn

Flynn is an integrated, independent, and third generation family-owned marketing agency that delivers data-driven solutions to clients’ most pressing challenges, helping them make decisions and invest with more accuracy, predictability, and confidence. With special experience in highly regulated and complex categories such as healthcare, financial services, and insurance, the agency’s clientele spans regional, national, and global brands such as Pfizer, Quest Diagnostics, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Dentsply Sirona, Bausch + Lomb, MetLife, MassMutual, and others. Flynn is a multi-award-winning Top Workplace and one of Ad Age’s 2023 Best Places to Work. Learn more at

About Ad Age

Created in 1930 to cover a burgeoning industry with objectivity, accuracy, and fairness, Ad Age continues to be powered by award-winning journalism. Today, Ad Age is a global media brand focusing on curated creativity, data and analysis, people and culture, and innovation and forecasting.

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