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What Does 898 Marketing Mean?

Well to be honest. It means something different to everyone.

These numbers are the foundation of how we create our branding strategies, how we develop our ‘elevator pitches’ for sales teams, how we focus on implementing cost effective digital strategies, even to the way we measure our team members’ performance and goal setting. But for us, the name was defined a long time ago, in a house on the West Side of Youngstown in Ohio, far, far away…

Jeff Ryznar and his grandfather polaroid photo

What Does 898 Marketing Mean?

Jeff Ryznar and his grandfather polaroid photo

Well to be honest. It means something different to everyone.

These numbers are the foundation of how we create our branding strategies, how we develop our ‘elevator pitches’ for sales teams, how we focus on implementing cost effective digital strategies, even to the way we measure our team members’ performance and goal setting. But for us, the name was defined a long time ago, in a house on the West Side of Youngstown in Ohio, far, far away…

Jeff Ryznar and his grandfather polaroid photo

More Than Just a Number

In 1983 at just three years old, our founder and owner, Jeff Ryznar’s grandfather, pulled him aside and told him to point to any three numbers on a card. He pointed to 8-9-8. From that day forward, his grandfather played those numbers in the lottery every day, investing the winnings for a something bigger.

More Than Just a Number

In 1983 at just three years old, our founder and owner, Jeff Ryznar’s grandfather, pulled him aside and told him to point to any three numbers on a card. He pointed to 8-9-8. From that day forward, his grandfather played those numbers in the lottery every day, investing the winnings for a something bigger.

We are All Called to Serve

Ten years later, his grandfather revealed to Jeff what he had been doing for the last decade.  He told his grandson he wanted him to use this money to start his own business when he turned 16 as a reminder of three things…

  1. We all have gifts.
  2. We should use them to serve others.
  3. If done well, someone will invest in you to use those gifts to make a living.

However, four days before Jeff’s 16th birthday, his grandfather passed away. And that day was the beginning of 898 Marketing.

Jeff Ryznar sitting on a couch in front of the silver 898 logo on a blue wall.

We are All Called to Serve

Jeff Ryznar sitting on a couch in front of the silver 898 logo on a blue wall.

Ten years later, his grandfather revealed to Jeff what he had been doing for the last decade.  He told his grandson he wanted him to use this money to start his own business when he turned 16 as a reminder of three things…

  1. We all have gifts.
  2. We should use them to serve others.
  3. If done well, someone will invest in you to use those gifts to make a living.

However, four days before Jeff’s 16th birthday, his grandfather passed away. And that day was the beginning of 898 Marketing.

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What We’ve Become Today

898 Marketing has grown into a company synonymous with performance and integrity. As a full-service marketing and advertising agency, our team has embraced the possibilities of what else we can do for our clients. But, more importantly, we do it with an unwavering commitment and belief that for excellence to exist in a business or a community, the presence and selfless actions of others is required.

We do more than just tell stories… we find a way to be significant in the lives and companies we help.

What We’ve Become Today

898 Marketing has grown into a company synonymous with performance and integrity. As a full-service marketing and advertising agency, our team has embraced the possibilities of what else we can do for our clients. But, more importantly, we do it with an unwavering commitment and belief that for excellence to exist in a business or a community, the presence and selfless actions of others is required.

We do more than just tell stories… we find a way to be significant in the lives and companies we help.

What’s Your Story?

More than 30 years ago, three simple numbers changed Jeff’s life by creating a connection that will carry on forever. Now, we want to show your company how they can do the same for you with your customers. So… what’s your story?

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