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Our Locations

Malvern, PA

400 Lapp Road
Malvern, PA 19355
phone: 888-449-7443
fax: 610-540-6433

Philadelphia, PA

219 Cuthbert Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106
phone: 610-644-8637

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History

From selling T-shirts to a fully integrated advertising agency

Although Stream Companies wasn’t officially founded until 1996, the business partnership between co-founders David Regn and Jason Brennan began much earlier, when the two entrepreneurs were still in high school and searching for ways to make some extra cash.

While other students at Great Valley High School were working part-time jobs waiting tables, delivering newspapers, or selling magazine subscriptions, David and Jason decided to go into business for themselves and try their hands at marketing.

Every Stream Starts with a Trickle

As members of the high school’s lacrosse team, David and Jason came up with the idea to create graphic T-shirts and sell them at games and around school. They offered two unique designs for $10 a shirt.

Over the course of the school year, the duo managed to move nearly 150 shirts, bringing in almost $1,500. Although it wasn’t exactly the cash cow the teenage marketers had hoped for, it did spark an entrepreneurial spirit in them that would become the catalyst for their next and most successful business partnership yet: Stream Companies.

1996: A New Agency Is Born

A few years after their attempt at selling T-shirts, David and Jason were in college when they decided to team up once again. Only this time they had their eyes set on more than just money for pizza and beer.

Determined to build an agency that would literally change the face of advertising across the globe, David and Jason put up $5,000 each and started Stream Companies, a full-service, fully integrated advertising agency serving the greater Philadelphia area.

However, no startup is without its speed bumps, and Stream was no exception. Having depleted their savings for the initial investment and with no investors or banks willing to help the young ad agency, David turned to his mother, Karen, who agreed to give Stream Companies the capital it needed to stay afloat. It proved to be a wise decision on her part.

Within just three months, Stream Companies was able to pay Karen back in full, and the company has continued to grow ever since.

Now Look at Us!

From humble beginnings to one of the fastest-growing advertising agencies in the US, Stream Companies has come a long way. But we couldn’t have done it without the continued support of our clients, our partners, and our families—especially you, Karen!

Thanks to all of you, Stream Companies has become:

  • A seven-time winner of the Philadelphia 100 designation, an honor given only to the fastest-growing privately held companies in the area.
  • Appeared in Inc. Magazine’s 500/500 for the last six years, the magazine’s list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies.
  • Named one of the top advertising agencies and web development firms in the greater Philadelphia area by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

 

Meet Our Founders

David Regn


Jason Brennan

Our Locations

400 Lapp Road
Malvern, PA 19355

219 Cuthbert Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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