Who We Are

Advance Ohio is a dynamic media company that operates cleveland.com, the #1 source of news and information in the state, and Sun News, one of the largest AAM-audited paid weekly chains in the USA. We are responsible for all multimedia ad sales for The Plain Dealer, Sun News, and cleveland.com and are the leading consumer engagement experts in Ohio. Our digital and data capabilities are second to none. Let us show you how we can build your business, improve your market share and deliver lasting results.

Brands We Represent



Campaign Development

Exceptional content and creative deserves attention, and our strategies deliver that attention and activity.


Marketing Platforms

Using real time data, Advance Ohio provides a multi-channel approach to advertising and media. 


Data & Insights

Advance Ohio is a digital agency that reaches a larger audience than any other media outlet in Ohio. We use data to develop industry-proven strategies that provide…



Brands & Affiliates

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Our Expertise


Your retail business isn’t alone in wondering how online consumers are changing brick-and-mortar businesses. 


Lowering the cost per hire, cost per quality applicant, and transitioning candidates from “probably” to “definitely” is a science. 

Experts in the Healthcare Field

At Advance Ohio, we understand healthcare’s unique challenges. We can help you identify new patients, engage those that are already part of your ecosystem, building…

Reduce Reliance on OTA’s

Your destination or attraction should be in front of travelers while they are choosing a vacation spot, not after they book.

Successful Strategies for Finance

Savvy consumers shop for the right financial partners. While they might begin with a Google search, there are many ways their online behaviors indicate they…


Search is a critical component of any business.  You know where your customers are coming from and what you want them to do.


What People
Are Saying

  • The library launched a Search Engine Marketing campaign about three years ago to drive more traffic to their website and create more awareness of the availability of free media downloads.

    Cathy Polipre Cleveland Public Library
  • Dr. DeVor used our staff of experts to help him select which of our more than 100 digital services would work best for his business. In less than a year, DeVor’s new patient flow more than doubled.

    Dr. DeVor Dr. DeVor, DDS
  • With the ever-changing digital marketing landscape, The Music Settlement knew they needed an experienced and knowledgeable partner to help them navigate their new digital marketing campaigns. That’s why they partnered with Advance Ohio to lead their search engine marketing efforts.

    Lynn Johnson The Music Settlement
  • Advance Ohio has helped us navigate through the ever-changing digital landscape.  Our focus was to increase qualified visits to our site, increase page views and time spent on the site and with Advance Ohio, we have been able to do this.  One goal was to be the destination to buy an Engagement Ring in the Cleveland area and Advance Ohio has helped us to be found.

    Theresia Oreskovic Peter & Co. Jewelers

Advance Ohio pledges up to $10 Million in Matching Grants for Advertisers

Since the beginning of COVID-19, our cleveland.com and The Plain Dear journalists have brought news and information to our audience at a staggering pace. As...

Preparing For A Cookie-less Digital Advertising Landscape

Avoid a Critical Missed Step in Education Marketing

The post-enrollment experience will make the difference between a University among the recruit’s “top three” and where that student will appear on day one.


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