Hart Expands Its Columbus Presence


Agency adds new talent to the Columbus office.

Toledo, Ohio, February 11, 2021 — Hart, one of Ohio’s largest independent marketing and advertising agencies, has welcomed four new employees to its Columbus office, reflecting its growth, investment and commitment to serving clients throughout the region and beyond. Hart is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, and was a recent winner of The Toledo Blade’s 2021 Best Places to Work.

The new additions add strength across the spectrum of Hart’s marketing communications services. Sam Williams joins the company as senior strategist, with vast experience in advertising and leadership roles in the Columbus market. Chelsea Amato, account executive, contributes depth to the agency’s account services team with her strong background in the healthcare, foodservice and government sectors.

Caeli Barnes joins in the newly created role of copywriter, social media and content, a sign of Hart’s dedication to helping clients take advantage of the growing and extremely effective area of digital communications. And Brittany Wise, media planner/buyer, brings broad experience using performance metrics and developing data-driven media plans for consumer businesses and agencies alike.

“At a time when the push is to create virtual environments to appropriately keep each other safe, we’ve taken this moment to bolster key areas and invest in our people and processes as we meet the needs of the consumer,” said agency President/CEO, Mike Hart. “It also reinforces that Columbus is our second home, today and always.”

In a year when communications and advertising industries have been forced to face challenges related to the pandemic, Hart has remained true to its Midwestern values while building out service lines that align with a rapidly changing communications industry. Emphasis on omnichannel approaches that align brands with consumer behavior have created a clear pathway for Hart’s — and its clients’ — ability to succeed in the future.

Hart is an independent, full-service marketing firm with offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio. True to our founding principles, for 56 years the agency has integrated unique talents and perspectives to create a client-first mentality. Deeply-rooted in Midwestern values, it is small enough to ensure the involvement of senior team members and responsive service, yet large enough to provide the team depth, specialization and broader capabilities required by its local, regional and globally recognized clients. 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