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Emily Gray Brosious is a marketer and creative storyteller who specializes in cultivating and growing brands within highly regulated and dynamic industries, including cannabis and psychedelics. Formerly the founding digital editor of Extract, a national cannabis news vertical published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Emily has a rich history of shaping impactful narratives and cultivating brand success in competitive markets. She started her career in Chicago, covering politics and crime for publications including Homicide Watch Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times, before moving her focus to public health, drug policy and the cannabis industry. 

At Grasslands, Emily leverages her expertise in digital marketing, content creation, AI integration and growth strategy to drive brand success and innovation for the agency and its clients. She maintains a strategic, results-driven approach and a passion for merging proven marketing and storytelling techniques with new and emerging technologies. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Roosevelt University and a master’s degree in multimedia journalism from DePaul University.

Three media outlets I check every single day: AdWeek, The New York Times, WBEZ 91.5FM (Chicago Public Radio!)

Super inspired by: My bad@ss mom

My monthly #GrasslandsGives donation: ProPublica

When I’m off the clock (in five words): Family. Visual art. Guitar. Tinkering.