Digital Marketing Agency Moves To Historic Columbus Mansion
The media captain chose his name in hopes of making a statement, and for consistency it made sense to transform the mansion that once housed the Governor of Ohio into the agency’s newest space. digital marketing.
Jason Parks was only 22 when he founded Media captain in 2010 with the help of his sister Stefanie. The team grew to 17 employees, including strategists in digital, paid search, social media and SEO, as well as web designers and developers.
The company has established a solid base in Columbus, accepting clients like Schottenstein Real Estate Group, CME Federal Credit Union and Feazel Roofing. About 80 percent of the company’s customers are local.
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But Columbus isn’t the only place to notice the marketing agency: Media Captain was voted one of the top 1% in the United States by UpCity and one of the top 1000 B2B agencies worldwide by Clutch.
Parks says no business success would have been possible without his team. To help accommodate continued growth, he knew it was time to move from the old East Long Street office to the new office at 394 E. Town St.
The 1880s mansion was home to Ohio Governor Judson Harmon. It includes two conference rooms, six private offices and multiple collaborative workspaces. It also has three floors, the third being used for recreational purposes.
Parks was drawn to the 7,346 square foot space because the bones were good, he says, and he hasn’t changed much since. When he bought the space, he also negotiated to keep some of the furniture, like benches and a boardroom table, to pay homage to the past.
For the decoration, Parks chose vintage advertisements in the main office, and colorful pieces are spread throughout. And, to suit the Media Captain brand, there is no shortage of themed memories.
Currently, four of its employees work remotely out of state and others work both from home and in person. Going forward, as the business grows, Parks says the office could comfortably accommodate 20 people.
But for now, he hopes to continue to make an impact on business alongside his team in the city he lives in, drawing inspiration from the office filled with centuries-old stories.