Fresh Ideas Served Daily.


Eat. Drink. Advertise.
Try our signature dish – launching new products, services and companies.

All agencies have suits. We have aprons. Ok, so we're a bit quirky. We have a passion for exceptional service, original thinking - and food. So we decided to combine our passions into a new kind of venue: a restaurant-like setting, where we serve fresh ideas daily and free lunch once a week for our clients.

We also have special dinners, art shows, poetry readings and wine tastings. Basically, we just want to conduct business in a warm and friendly atmosphere that's conducive to creative thinking. So, if you’re a marketing-driven company and you want an experienced partner who will help you cook up new ideas, we’re the right firm. Find out for yourself. Give us a call, send an e-mail, use our live chat, or just open your window and yell like Stallone in Rocky.



John Elisco
President & Creative Director

John has worked on both the client and agency side of the business, as a Director of Marketing, Senior Account Manager and Copywriter. At Elisco, he has led the national positioning efforts for one of the country’s largest pizza chains, steered the positioning and branding efforts for one of the region’s largest media companies, and the positioning and re-launch of a community bank. At the helm of Elisco, he created a new division, Mud Advertising -- the region’s first ad agency that existed solely online and guided the agency’s new direction as Elisco’s Creative Café. He has appeared as an advertising guest on CNNfn and Yahoo! Finance Vision. John has worked on a variety of accounts including dck Worldwide, Concurrent Technologies, Trib Total Media, and Bayer Healthcare, a provider of healthcare products. He is a graduate of Penn State with a BA in English/Writing. 


Anna Radder
Vice President

In addition to agency operations, Anna manages the account team and works on a variety of clients including Trib Total Media, Washington Financial, and Lewistown Hospital.  On the digital team, Anna has worked on web projects coordinating the UX/IA and creative teams and streamlining processes for clients such as Bayer HealthCare, dck Worldwide, and Bedford Reinforced Plastics.  At Elisco, Anna manages public relations for clients like The Pittsburgh Wine Festival and The Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival.  Before joining the agency, she worked for Energy BBDO in Chicago on agency brand experience and digital accounts including Bayer HealthCare and State Farm.  Prior to Energy BBDO, Anna assisted on PR accounts such as The Ritz-Carlton-Phoenix and the Arizona Diamondbacks at GO Media Co. in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Mass Communications.

John Caruso
Account Executive

John works in account service and business development. As an account executive, John works with new and existing clients including Joy Cone Company, Chelsea Building Products and Washington Financial. He's involved in strategic planning and implementing tactics including direct mail, print ads, and TV commercials. Prior to joining Elisco, John worked in supply chain management and sales at PLS Logistics.  He is a Graduate of La Roche College where he received a B.S. in Marketing and Business Management.

Clint Branch
Art Director

Clint Branch is an award-winning art director & designer with a BFA in advertising from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Armed with a skill set ranging from web design to illustration, Clint now fills the position of Art Director at Elisco Advertising where he works on clients such as Carlow University, Trib Total Media, Bayer Healthcare & The Pittsburgh Wine Festival.

Taylor Hill
Media Buyer

Taylor is a graduate of Penn State University where she received a B.A. in Public Relations. Her primary focus at Elisco is strategic media buying where she places advertisements in all forms of media. She manages the media for clients such as Senior LIFE, Washington Financial and Kane. Before joining the Elisco team, Taylor worked in marketing and handled social media accounts for LionTutors in State College.

Melanie Gross
Account Executive

Melanie Gross is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Media and Professional Communications, with concentrations in Corporate and Community Relations, and Digital Media, as well as a minor in Studio Art. Melanie started with Elisco as a copywriting intern, and after graduating, joined the team as an Account Executive where she works in account services and business development. Before Elisco, Melanie worked in leasing, social media, and marketing for a property management company. 

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Want to work with us? Email Jcaruso@elisco.com for any new business inquiries. 

Want to work for us?  We currently don't have any open positions. 

Internship Opportunities:  Spring & Summer internship positions have been filled.

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