You can’t make great wine
with bad grapes.

At Elisco’s Creative Café™ we’ve developed the perfect blend of smart, compassionate, and hardworking people. People that you can trust to deliver because they have the experience, education, and character necessary. So when your back is against a deadline — and isn’t it always? You can count on us — because we’re the good grapes..





Anna Radder, Vice President

As Vice President at Elisco, Anna leads the account and media team, in addition to handling key agency operations. With her team, she focuses on building and executing strategic marketing plans that leverage client assets. Before joining Elisco, she worked at Energy BBDO in Chicago and GO Media Co in Phoenix. She has worked on digital and PR including Bayer, The Ritz-Carlton and the Arizona Diamondbacks. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Communication Arts.


Taylor Hill, Media Planner & Buyer

Taylor is a Google certified digital media planner and buyer. She also handles traditional, and non-traditional media. Prior to joining Elisco, Taylor was a part of the marketing team and handled social media accounts for LionTutors in State College. As a graduate of Penn State University, Taylor received a B.A. in Public Relations/Communications.


Melanie Gross, Account Executive

As an Account Executive, Melanie works with a variety of clients including Clearview Federal Credit Union, Community LIFE, and LIFE Pittsburgh. She also manages public relations efforts for the agency and clients such as Solevo Wellness. Before Elisco, Melanie worked in real estate leading the social media and marketing efforts for new and existing properties. She is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Media and Professional Communication, with concentrations in Corporate/Community Relations and Digital Media.


John Caruso, Business Development

John heads up business development at Elisco. His primary focus is to build awareness about the agency’s unique capabilities among prospective clients, in addition to developing and maintaining relationships with current and past clients. Prior to joining Elisco, he established and fostered supply chain management relationships at PLS Logistics. John graduated from La Roche College with a B.S. in Marketing and Business Management.


Back of the House



John Elisco, President and Creative Director

With more than 20 years of ad industry experience, John has worked on both the client and agency side of the business in strategic planning and creative. He has helped launch over 500 new products and services in a variety of industries. John has appeared as an advertising guest on CNNfn and Yahoo! Finance Vision. He is an award winning writer and editor and has won multiple Telly Awards and Achievement in Radio awards. He is a graduate of Penn State with a B.A. in English/Writing. He earned his MFA in writing for stage and screen from Point Park University.  


Clint Branch, Art Director

Clint is an award-winning art director and videographer. He has created memorable work for national brands including Bayer Healthcare, Victory Motorcycles, Joy Ice Cream Cones, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining Elisco, he worked in Charlotte at Tattoo Projects. Clint earned his B.F.A. in advertising from the highly regarded Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Clint has won a variety of awards including Telly Awards, Addys, and an Aster Gold.


Laura Shirley, Associate Art Director

Laura is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. in Graphic Design. While at Cal, she led the campus’ vanguard student-run design firm Studio 224. Laura is a member of Pittsburgh’s AIGA chapter.


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