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Capitol Communicator reports that LevLane's Bruce Lev purchased shares of partner David Lane to become sole owner, CEO & Chief Creative Officer

Dateline Philadelphia: Ownership Change at LevLane

by | Aug 22, 2021

Bruce Lev

LevLane, the full-service, award-winning Philadelphia advertising agency, has announced that Co-Founder, Bruce Lev, has purchased the shares of his partner, David Lane, to become the sole owner, CEO and Chief Creative Officer. Lane will continue to be on staff with the agency as a consultant and will continue to maintain his relationships with the clients he now helps serve, as well as look for new opportunities for the agency.

“This certainly is an emotional moment for the both of us,” said Lev. “David’s leadership, hard work and friendship have been central to what has helped us endure for 38 years. And though titles and ownership may change, what will never change is our commitment to each other, our commitment to our clients, and our commitment to great work. It was our philosophy when we started, and it will remain that way moving forward.”

LevLane was founded by Lev and Lane almost 40 years ago and has grown into the nationally recognized agency it is today. LevLane, which has more than 75 full-time employees, has experienced steady expansion through the decades.

“38 years ago, Bruce and I were determined to build an agency that produced the best work for our clients, and attracted the strongest talent around,” said Lane. “Seeing where we are today – with clients who inspire us and a staff that consistently outperforms expectations – it makes me so proud, and I’m excited to continue to be part of that in my new role as Agency Consultant.”

Lev sees the transfer in ownership as a great opportunity to continue to take the agency to the next level.

“The agency leadership has been shifting for the last five years,” said Lev. “It’s a natural progression that will ensure that our current client base, talent and growth will stay energized. It has been and will continue to be, a very exciting time in the evolution of the agency.”

Image: Creative for long-time LevLane client Center City District

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy based in Baltimore. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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