Allan Ross – President/CEO

Allan Ross, founder of AJ Ross Creative Media, has had a life-long enthusiasm for the creative arts. His establishment of the agency in 1991 was the natural extension of his creativity and a career in advertising that started more than 40 years ago. Allan began his career as a session and touring musician. His ability to play multiple instruments soon had him playing saxophone, flute, and clarinet for corporate jingles, film, and TV scores, including Century 21, Pepsi, McDonalds, and IBM, and in the orchestras of such Broadway shows as Dancin, Barnum, and Hey Ma.

Allan Ross, CEO of AJ Ross Creative Media

Background Information

Harnessing his incredible energy and a passion for music, Allan took his career to the next level creating a highly successful music, TV, and radio production company of his own. AJR Music Productions, headquartered in New York City, wrote, scored, directed, and produced adverting jingles and theme songs for a client list of well-known corporations, including Gallo Wine, Cartoon Network, NBC Sports, CNN, Crystal Light, Century 21, Friehofer's, and Turner Classic Movies. Many of AJR Music Productions’ catchy jingles would still be familiar to consumers today. As Allan and AJR Music Productions’ successes grew, so did the demand for additional services.

To meet that demand, in 1991 the music production company became a division of what is now AJ Ross Creative Media, a full-service marketing, advertising, and design agency located in Orange County, NY in the heart of the Hudson Valley. The agency uses a blend of traditional advertising and marketing techniques along with the latest in electronic and social media to create campaigns that garner results for clients. Currently in its third decade, the agency has experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, real estate, senior housing, corporate, and professional services.

Some of AJ Ross clients include Orange County Partnership, Orange County IDA, Time Warner Cable, Finkelstein & Partners, Jacoby and Meyers, Pear Soaps, and many more. Click here to view full client list.

Hillary Clinton

Allan Ross When He Was Young

Dr. John

Chuck Schumer

Cardinal Dolan

Phoebe Snow

The Ojays

Mariano Rivera

Michael Kay

Years of Experience Improving Buisnesses

Allan is also President and CEO of Best Outcome Medical and Healthcare Marketing, a division of AJ Ross Creative Media. This arm of the agency provides unique specialization and experience for medical and healthcare providers. With experience and understanding of the healthcare field, Best Outcome provides services to enhance revenues for group practices, hospitals, medical centers, and other healthcare institutions across the country. Achieving the best outcome in healthcare or marketing requires deep knowledge, experience, a solid team, dedication—and even wisdom. Under Allan's leadership, Best Outcome offers a comprehensive implementation of the latest techniques and communication platforms – off line, digital, broadcast and print—in other words, the best practices of medical marketing. Some medical and pharmaceutical clients throughout the years have included Valley Hospital, Forme Urgent Care & Wellness Center, Valley Hospital, Active Orthopedics, Sani Hands, Hudson Valley Heart, Park 56 Dental Group, Sinu Care, Partners in Safety and Norden Laser Eye Associates. Click for View more healthcare clients.

A resident of Orange County for more than two decades, Allan prides himself on providing big city services and expertise coupled with small town hospitality and commitment. He also believes in the value of giving back to the community in which he lives and works. Allan currently serves on the Board of United Way of the Dutchess and Orange Region and is a past member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, for which he and his employees also sat on a number of Chamber advisory committees. He has also served as a member of the marketing committee for The Westchester County Association and the International Trade Board.

Allan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance. He grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY where he attended Mt. Vernon High School. He and his wife Linda, a successful real estate agent, live in Chester, NY where they raised their son Matthew. Allan continues to pursue his love for music and enjoys the opportunity to play with The O’Jays whenever they are in the area.

A respected musician, Allan has had the chance to play with many distinguished artists, including:

Stanky ‘Brown Group

Riders of the New Purple Sage

Renaissance

Elliott Randal Band

Steve Bassett Band

Kid Creole and the Cocoanuts

O’Jays

Denise Williams

Phyllis Hyman

Marvin Gaye

Lorna Loft

Liza Minelli

Cissy Houston

Diana Ross-Gold Record

Evelyn King-Gold Record

Kachif

Paul Jacobs

Luther Vandross

Dennis Williams

The Spinners-Gold Record

Michael Zaeger

Hank Medress and Dave Apple

Billy VerPlank

Stanky Brown

Leslie Gore