Allan Ross – President/CEO

Allan J Ross, founder of AJ Ross Creative Media, has had a life-long enthusiasm and unbridled energy 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. He 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, Mc Donalds, and IBM, and in the orchestras of such Broadway shows as Dancin, Barnum and Hey Ma.

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

  • Riders of the New Purple Sage
  • Renaissance
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts
  • O’Jays
  • Denise Williams
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Lorna Loft
  • Liza Minelli
  • Cissy Houston

Allan parlayed his love of music into the creation of a highly successful music, TV, and radio production company of his own. AJR Music Productions, headquartered in New York City, developed an advertising client list of well-known corporations, such as Gallo Wine, Cartoon Network, NBC Sports, CNN, Crystal Light, Century 21, Friehofers and Turner Classic Movies. Many of AJR Music Productions’ catchy jingles would still be familiar to consumers today. As Allan’s and AJR Music Productions’ successes grew, so did the demand for additional services.

As a result, 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 (Link to full client list.) Orange County Partnership, Orange County IDA, Time Warner Cable, Demasil, Pear Soaps, and many more. Click here to view full client list



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 the leadership of Allan, Best Outcome offers a thorough comprehension and 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 pharmacuetical clients throughout the years have included Valley Hospital, Forme Urgent Care & Wellness Center, Valley Hospital, Forme Medical, Sani Hands, Hudson Valley Heart, Park 56 Dental Group, Sinu Care, and Norden.

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 member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, for which he and his employees also sit 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.

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AJ Ross Creative Media, a Hudson Valley full service advertising, marketingweb design and Internet company located in Chester, New York, helps marketing and advertise businesses from NY to CA, including: the Orange County NY towns of Blooming Grove, Central Valley, Chester, Cornwall, Florida, Goshen, Harriman, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Pine Island, Port Jervis, Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, Vails Gate, Warwick, Washingtonville, and Woodbury New York (NY); the Rockland County NY towns of Blauvelt, Chestnut Ridge, Clarkstown, Congers, Haverstraw, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River, Piermont, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tappan and Nyack New York (NY) and the Sussex County NJ towns of Andover, Augusta, Branchville, Franklin, Glenwood, Hamburg, Hardyston, Highland Lakes, Hopatcong, Lafayette, McAfee, Newton, Montague, Sparta, Stockholm, Sussex, Vernon, and Wantage New Jersey (NJ); Sullivan County, Westchester County, Ulster County, Dutchess County, Columbia County, Green County, New York City, Fairfield CT, Danbury CT