Canfield’s 898 Marketing Named to 2023 Best Employers in Ohio List

The only advertising/marketing firm on the list placed 27th among 60 honored employers

Canfield, Ohio (June 12, 2023) – 898 Marketing, a full-service strategic and integrated marketing agency based in the Mahoning Valley, was named among the 2023 Best Employers in Ohio, as determined by Crain’s Cleveland Business, placing 27th on the list of 60 employers. It was the only marketing/advertising agency on the list.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Ohio, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2023 Best Employers in Ohio list comprises two employer categories, small/medium (15-249 employees or fewer) and large (more than 250 employees).

“It is a great honor and humbling recognition to be named one of the Best Employers in the state of Ohio. We’re intentional about our emphasis on people and workplace culture because it not only produces satisfied team members who enjoy collaborating and being the best version of themselves every day at work, but it also creates an environment that results in our team developing great ideas, producing accountable and outstanding work for our clients,” said Jeff Ryznar, President, 898 Marketing. “One of the reasons we have managed to build a company that has been recognized as a great place to work because, for us, it doesn’t feel like work. It is a responsibility and a privilege to perform our craft with other outstanding and selfless individuals who share the same vision: to serve our clients and our community by always doing what is right.”

898 Marketing, founded is based in Canfield and employs 28 individuals. Some of its notable clients include Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown and Hubbard, The USFL, Youngstown State University, Core Home Fitness, Burgan Real Estate, BRITE Energy Innovators, Reyers, United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Great Lakes Auto Group, The Cleveland Furniture Company, and many more. The agency performs branding, digital and traditional strategic marketing campaigns, video production, graphic design, copywriting, and content marketing.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

– Be a publicly or privately held business;

– Have a facility in the state of Ohio;

– Have at least 15 employees working in Ohio; and

– Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

To be considered for Best Employers in Ohio, companies had to participate in a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Ohio and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The rankings of the 2023 Best Employers in Ohio were unveiled in a special supplement produced by Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland and published in Crain’s Cleveland Business on June 12.

For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit