We love a good story. And we know yours is powerful.


We’re experts at helping you identify your story, harness it, and get it out into the world. We spend time studying every client — getting to know your unique position, problems, and goals.

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A powerhouse creative team that delivers compelling stories. That’s who we are. We craft platforms around research and human insights. We build flexible systems that adapt to each of your audiences. We identify what makes you authentically unique to create a brand only you can own.

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We’re experts in higher education marketing. We’ve conducted research and gathered insights on Gen Z and Gen Alpha. We understand these students’ diverse journeys, and we meet them where they are digitally. Our campaigns cover every stage of the funnel, so that you can stand out and guide students through their entire admissions journey.

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With our buying power, you’ll get the most reach for your investment. We stay on top of the most effective ways to get your story in front of your audience with the best results. We’re also very aware that you can do all of this right — and it can still fail, if the creative isn’t compelling enough to move your audience.

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Your institutional story should embrace your history, highlight your regional and global impact today, and prepare your brand to last long into the future. We identify why your unique perspective and thought leadership are valuable, helping shift perceptions among industry partners and elevating your rankings among peers.

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We help you make the case to every single potential donor, engaging with people who have an emotional connection to your brand and highlighting the direct impact their investment can have on your institution. We understand your donors in every generation, so that we can make the most effective appeal possible.



Research and Strategy

  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Testing
  • Mission and vision
  • Positioning
  • Segmentation
  • Architecture
  • Naming
  • Launch planning
  • Governance


Creative and Video

  • Story and voice
  • Visual expression
  • Identity
  • Training
  • Environmental
  • Experiential
  • Video
  • Print
  • Animation
  • Photography


Web Experiences

  • Full site development
  • Landing pages
  • Microsites
  • Front-end design
  • Back-end design
  • IA and UX consultation


Digital Marketing and Media

  • Marketing strategy and planning
  • Content strategy
  • Media planning
  • Media placement
  • Measurement and optimization
  • UX and pixel strategy
  • Email design and development
  • Social media strategy 
  • Asset creation


Marketing Technology

  • Data analysis
  • CRM strategy
  • Virtual event strategy
  • SMS targeting
  • Device targeting
  • Measurement
  • White papers and resources


Planning and Consulting

  • Board communications
  • Account planning
  • Institutional strategic plans
  • Strategic socialization


Beverly Ryan

Beverly Ryan

Chief Executive Officer

Founded Ologie at age 22 in two tiny rooms without an air conditioner

Bill Faust

Bill Faust


Collects and restores rare vintage cornets

Matthew Freedman

Matthew Freedman

Chief Operating Officer

Also the Chief Frying Officer of a nonprofit he founded called Fry Out Cancer

Dawn Marinacci

Dawn Marinacci

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Weekend warrior who hasn’t met a workout she doesn’t like

Fernando Bergas-Coria

Fernando Bergas-Coria

Chief Digital and Media Officer

Retired rugby player who loves rescue pups and fine cigars

Kyle Kastranec

Kyle Kastranec

Chief Creative Strategist

Craft beer aficionado and die-hard Cleveland sports fan

Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Chief Creative Officer

Designs sets for his wife’s elementary school music productions

Becca Altimier

Becca Altimier

Executive Director, Client Engagement

Pens an e-newsletter and runs a podcast in her (not so) spare time

Amy Ireland

Amy Ireland

Executive Director, Client Strategy

Prefers dive bars or fine dining vs. anything in-between

Jen Johnson

Jen Johnson

Executive Director, Client Partnership

Still knows her kindergarten vocabulary lists by memory

Doug Edwards