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As of November, 898 Marketing has acquired Pebble, a local media and content company.  In addition to acquiring Pebble, 898 has also added Bill Rusu, Pebble’s owner and founder, as its Content Marketing Manager. Rusu will be spearheading the creation and production of quality video content for 898 Marketing and its list of clients, which can be spread across multiple media channels.  A graduate of Youngstown State University, Rusu brings experience and a passion for the Youngstown area, both of which are evidenced in his “Shop Local Mahoning Valley” series with Pebble. Rusu’s addition also includes increased video content for 898...

Christmas is all about giving, and 898 Marketing has embraced the season’s meaning by adopting a family from Youngstown Catholic Charities’ Giving Tree.  As part of the Giving Tree, 898 Marketing will purchase gifts for a family in need this holiday season. Each 898 Marketing team-member will be participating, hoping to make this family’s Christmas as amazing as possible by giving gifts or money donations. A huge thank you to Brady Sklenar, our Digital Integration Specialist, who was able to organize everything for us.  ...

As marketers, we are all familiar with social media and the role it plays in our day-to-day work.  We must be well versed in trends and understand the strategies that come with executing effective social media marketing strategies.  One aspect of social media marketing that has become more popular recently (and isn’t slowing down) is video content. You don’t need to look much further than sites like YouTube to see how critical videos are in today’s marketing landscape.  While photos and text are certainly effective strategies and should always be used, video has been on a steady ascent in popularity...

898 Marketing’s own husband-and-wife duo, Jeff Ryznar and Mimi McNally, will be co-chairing the American Heart Association’s 2020 Tri-County Heart Ball. The Tri-County Heart Ball this year will take place at the Waypoint 4180 at Kensington on April 4th. For more information on the event, Ryznar and McNally’s role and to join us in making a difference with this event, CLICK HERE....

The turkey is roasting, the potatoes are mashed, and your family is dressed to the nines ready to stay home and eat all day. Yes, you guessed it, it’s Thanksgiving! As you gather around the dinner table and think of the long list of things you’re thankful for, family, health, your career and other important parts of life likely top your list. One thing that probably doesn’t come to mind is social media. Now, I don’t mean you should talk about how thankful you are that the picture you posted of your dog dressed as a turkey got a record...