Farris Marketing Grows With ‘Important Work’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In 2019, Farris Marketing added clients to its roster and services to its offerings, but more important, “Our clients had a great year,” says CEO George Farris. “That made it a great year for us as well.”

Corporate clients increased awareness, sales and return on investment, he says. Nonprofit and public agency clients added value, built community partnerships and increased response and donations. After all factors were considered, every major client experienced growth last year.

Farris works for larger nonprofits in the Valley that actively market.

“We spent 20 years flying around this country helping companies build business and their stakeholders build wealth. My brothers, Ed and John Farris, are my partners and our children grew up, got married and started having children of their own,” says Farris.

The partners decided to stay closer to home and work for organizations dedicated to doing what they call “the important work – helping others.

Farris developed and managed a ballot issue campaign for Western Reserve Transit Authority that makes the sales tax permanent. The 2018 issue passed by a substantial margin.

Another client, Meridian HealthCare, has seen substantial growth in the last 10 years, more than doubling revenue, adding locations and services.

Farris managed the campaign for passage of a renewal levy that was vital to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s continued operations.

Other clients with substantial marketing initiatives in 2019 included Help Network of Northeast Ohio, Boardman Township and Road Systems Inc.

New clients added in 2019 included water treatment company Mahoning Valley Water and Whistle & Keg Brewery and Beer Hall, which has locations in Youngstown, Cleveland and Columbus.

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