Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Hart Inc. Announce Partnership


Columbus, Ohio, May 31, 2019 – Hart, one of Ohio’s largest independent marketing and advertising agencies, has been selected as the marketing partner for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Hart will provide strategic marketing services to help CSO elevate its presence and communicate its connection to the Columbus community through its “Putting the Star in Columbus” initiative.

The CSO selected Hart for its strategic leadership and fully integrated in-house marketing services. Hart’s scope of work will focus on guiding marketing strategy, brand development and media relations for the upcoming CSO season. Hart also brings deep experience with community institutions and distinguished non-profits. Its work will continue to highlight the vital role the symphony plays in bringing music to all members of the Columbus community through its educational programs and Masterworks and Pop series.

“The next three years will be an exciting time for the CSO as we begin our “Putting the Star in Columbus” initiative,” said Denise Rehg, Executive Director of CSO. “Such a large undertaking meant we needed a partner who could help us share our strategic vision with the community. Hart impressed us with their expertise and their enthusiasm for the CSO. We’re looking forward to working together to elevate the symphony’s artistic profile.”

“The CSO is an integral part of the community and plays a central role in Columbus’ vibrant arts scene,” said Mike Hart, president and CEO of Hart Inc. “We’re excited for the opportunity to bring our knowledge to such a respected and beloved organization and do our part to support the arts community in Columbus.”

Hart is an independent, full-service marketing firm with offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio. True to our founding principles, for more than 50 years the agency has integrated unique talents and perspectives to create a client-first mentality. Today, Hart’s thinkers, creatives and builders have expertise spanning strategy development, advertising, media services, video production, digital marketing, public relations and content marketing. hartinc.com

Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the only full-time, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 200,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.