898 Acquires Pebble, Hires Rusu, Its Founder

898 Marketing, Canfield, announced this week the acquisition of Pebble, a local media production and content company. As part of the deal, 898 Marketing has hired the company’s founder, Bill Rusu, as the agency’s content marketing manager. Pebble promoted the positive side of the Mahoning Valley by featuring local businesses and stories on social and digital platforms. Through its online series, “Shop Local Mahoning Valley,” Rusu created over 85 online episodes through the Pebble brand that delivered millions of impressions. A graduate of Youngstown State University, his career includes working at a Youngstown Business Incubator-based technology startup as well as launching Pebble in 2016.  

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