Resources, People, Solutions, and Technologies Advance Ohio’s Marketing Experts Are Thankful for this Holiday Season

As we head full force into the holiday season and into 2017, we wanted to take a minute to express everything we are thankful for here at Advance Ohio. Whether it’s a marketing tool or solution, or an internal team of experts that are making our jobs easier, we want to make sure to send out a big old “THANK YOU” into the universe. Read more


Is Your Business Ready for the Holiday Season?

By Amy Neumann

Now is the time of year when people are gearing up to buy lots of gifts for lots of people.  While shoppers are looking for deals, they are also looking for creative or unique ideas, and opportunities to “Shop Local.”

With this in mind, now is a perfect time to get your message out there about your gifts and services. Read more

Join Advance Ohio to Learn How to Engage Different Generations Online

As things continue to change rapidly in the nonprofit space, it can be a challenge to figure out the best way to connect and develop relationships with new and current donors, volunteers, and advocates.  When you start adding generational differences into the mix, it can become daunting to try and map out what makes the most sense. Read more


Get to Know AO: Gordon Thomas, Strategic Partner, Non-Profit Industry Expert

by Dan Hartman

Gordon Thomas, otherwise known as “Cheesy Gor-don-o Crunch” in the office due to his love of Mexican foods, is a Strategic Partner at Advance Ohio, focusing on the non-profit industry.  A native northeast Ohioan, Gordon grew up in Willoughby but now lives in Lakewood. Read more

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Get to Know AO: Jennie Schmitz, Customer Success Associate

by Dan Hartman

Jennie Schmitz has been working at Advance Ohio for 26 years, making her one of the most tenured employees in the office! Jennie is a Customer Success Associate with the Local Business Team, which means she is the person who makes sure your ad is the right size, booked to the right place and that everything prices out correctly. Jennie’s co-workers would refer to her as the in-house recruitment ad expert, which made Jennifer’s face bright red. “You’re so sweet,” she always tells her co-workers, who also happen to be her favorite part of working at Advance Ohio. Read more

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Get to Know AO: Whitney Clayton, Audience Targeting Strategist

by Dan Hartman

Whitney Clayton – Ohio-born and raised – came to Advance Ohio in May 2016. Whitney is an Audience Targeting Strategist on Advance Ohio’s Strategy Team. As an Audience Targeting Strategist, Whitney is charged with creating digital strategies for the strategic partners. Prior to her experiences at Advance Ohio, Whitney worked at another Northeast Ohio marketing agency as an account coordinator, but she likes Advance Ohio much more. Read more

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Interning at Advance Ohio

By Kelly Brickman

Internship opportunities are vital for college students looking to advance their professional career before graduation. My name is Kelly Brickman, and I will be graduating from THE Ohio State University in the spring of 2017 with a B.S.B.A in Marketing and a minor in Communications.  For the last thirteen weeks, I interned with Advance Ohio as a marketing intern. For those that do not know, Advance Ohio operates which has the largest online audience of any news and information website in Ohio and is a part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the U.S. Read more

Join Us at StartUp ScaleUp 2016!

JumpStart, the local organization that supports entrepreneurial and small business growth in Northeast Ohio, will once again host their community event StartUp ScaleUp. This event on June 28, 2016 in the Gordon Square Arts District is an opportunity to learn, network and celebrate Northeast Ohio’s transformation from a struggling post-industrial landscape into a burgeoning hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more

Join Advance Ohio at the NTMA Emerging Leaders Conference

By Jason Plavic

If I were to ask a you, “As a B2B marketer or owner of a manufacturing company, what is your most successful marketing outlet?” you would more than likely answer me with “Word of mouth!”

Did you know that social media is your modern-day business referral outlet and that 84% of B2B marketers use social media in some shape or form? Read more

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Introducing our new targeted email marketing and multi-channel display ad solution

We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a new email marketing solution that goes beyond the inbox to boost your brand awareness and engagement. We still offer ad placement in our newsletters, but now we’ve taken our email marketing offering a step further so you can extend your reach. Read more