Digital Marketing Company Columbus Ohio
About Social Firm
At Social Firm, we strive to unlock the unlimited potential your brand didn’t know it had.
Located just east of Downtown Columbus, Ohio, Social Firm was founded in 2010 with a feverish desire to blend technology and creativity to empower small and large companies alike to thrive online, engage with their customers and deliver long-lasting success.
We Launch Brands
From new brands to re-brands, Social Firm can execute everything from Messaging and Logo Design to Website Design and Development to Digital Marketing Campaigns. We’re ready for lift off.
We Create Experiences
We want your customers to have the best connection with your company, products and services. Through our exercises and expertise, we’ll create a strategic and logical digital experience.
We Grow Businesses
Through analytics and benchmarks, we can discover and clarify business goals, objectives, and potential obstacles. Over the course of our partnership, we will cultivate your brand for success.
Born near coastal NC, I found a genuine love for the ocean at a young age, especially surfing and fishing. While working as a waiter during college, I discovered my love for helping others. From that point forward, my passion for people has always been driven by completely throwing the idea of selling ice to Eskimos right in the garbage where it belongs. Perhaps it’s that southern hospitality that is stamped on my DNA, but I believe success comes from genuinely listening and caring about what a person needs, then doing everything I can to help them find the very best solution.
I have been lucky enough to see and do a lot of different things in my life so far, which keeps me extremely humble, always reminding me to surround myself around people much smarter than me, so that I can always learn something new. Offering an abundance of very talented employees, the foundation of Social Firm is built upon these very same values.
I attended my first Buckeye football game in 1995 and immediately fell in love with all things OSU. I also spent many years as the lead vocalist for a successful local band, and as the singer/songwriter for an all-original band too. I volunteer as a baseball and basketball coach in Gahanna, where I live with my beautiful wife Lisa and amazing kids. Oh, and I have NEVER met a craft beer that I wouldn’t drink.
I spent the first half of my career working in public relations and marketing mostly in New York City but also in Toronto, Philadelphia and Columbus; and mostly in the arts and culture space, but also in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Throughout, and for clients as diverse as Philip Morris, Conrail, Lincoln Center, Shakespeare in Central Park, BalletMet, Jazz Arts Group, or national touring productions of Broadway shows, they have all had one thing in common – compelling stories. Whether their own or others’, stories have helped shape their brand’s media coverage and public perception, community impact and engagement, and ultimately the bottom line. Helping craft and share these stories for our clients is my passion.
Other passions? Sure.
Tennis, jazz, classical music and classic disco; reading, documentaries, fact-based dramas, and forensic crime shows; and enjoying the perfectly mixed and presented Manhattan – up or on the rocks.
Working in the food industry for nearly 15 years, 6 of that being a manager, it was time for a change. I decided one day to go back to college and get a degree in digital media. After I had graduated I filled out application after application. For the better part of 2 years, no one was hiring. But, persistence pays off. I ended up here at Social Firm. Just like I did not give up on my dreams, I hope to do that for customers here. I will do everything possible to make their marketing campaign be the best it can be.
Outside of the office…
My fiancé and I love to travel. We have been to the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, and Portugal. I would love to, at some point, have a Volkswagen Westfalia Bus and travel around. We have one fur baby that is the light of our life. She is 7 and her name is Ginger. Downtime I like to: build Legos, some things you just do not grow out of, watch movies, and take photos.
As a former waitress and dental assistant, I would say I am the wild card of the Social Firm group. I recently graduated from Franklin University with a B.S. in Marketing, but I also have degrees and certifications in business management and dental specialties. I developed a love for all things marketing when I started a side hustle whitening teeth. Doing everything from the ground up has been an incredible and rewarding learning experience.
As a Digital Strategist at Social Firm, I hope to bring out the best in your company in a constantly evolving and rapidly changing market.
Outside of the office…
I have a wonderful boyfriend, Andy, and together we have a son, Camden. We also have three wild geriatric dogs and a grumpy cat. When I’m not forcing Andy to help with another house project, I enjoy working out, reading, and traveling.
Ever since drawing on my homework in elementary school, I’ve had a passion for art. I graduated from the University of Akron with a BFA in graphic design in 2018, and began my career as a designer in the concert staging industry. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a.k.a The Terminator of concerts, I shifted gears to freelance graphic and web design before joining Social Firm. If the past few years has taught me anything, it has been to problem solve and be adaptable, which are two qualities I bring to any design or project.
What fuels my drive is being able to use my creativity to bring your brand and professional identity into fruition, whether it be through a new logo or developing your online presence. Websites are the billboards of the 21st century and are useless without the proper guidance, design, and exposure.
Two truths and a lie:
I love to surf.
I once used the bathroom at LeBron James’s house.
Chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
Strategic Project Manager
Two things have driven me all my life. I have an inherent desire to help people and I like to figure out how to best connect people with something they need. That led me to a career in marketing and client services, primarily in marketing strategy and planning in product management, advertising account management, and marketing consulting. Much of my time was spent in healthcare, but I also consulted with nonprofit organizations and small businesses of varying sizes and sectors. That work was especially rewarding since I felt like the work I was doing had a more direct impact. In my role at Social Firm, I leverage all of my previous experience to not only help organizations connect with people who need their product or service through effective marketing, but I also help the individual client solve problems or overcome challenges they are facing.
Outside of the office…
When I’m not at work, you may see me walking the streets of Westerville with my wife, Julaine, or in a cafe meeting with a guy talking about life and faith. I value time with family, especially playing with my grandkids. I like staying physically active and being outdoors brings me energy, so you might see me kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, jogging, backpacking, or skiing.
I spent over 10 years in corporate banking and quit the corporate life to be a stay-at-home mom before my second child turned one. I love taking my three little ones on adventures, but I missed the hustle and bustle of work life. I now work for the Social Firm doing accounting, invoicing, billing and anything else Matt and Jason may need on any given day. It’s exciting to work for a small business where we can so easily stay up to date and develop our processes as business needs change. Best of all, I get to work with my husband!
What are my passions outside of work?
I enjoy golf, reading, traveling and playing cards. Our children are 4, 2, and almost 1. Watching them learn and grow is one of the greatest joys of my life.
I’m a 100% self-taught website and graphic designer with more than 20 years of hands-on experience. I’ve had the pleasure of watching the internet grow into what it is today, and have a never-ending passion for making it a better place, one website at a time. The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that what I can produce from a blank canvas has the potential to take my clients’ business to the next level. Their success means the world to me.
I have a beautiful wife, Britney, and together we have three amazing young children named Benjamin, Beckham and Brynlee. We have a big, lovable, slobbery mess of an American Bully pup named Sarge. I enjoy grilling out, competitive bowling, and being a Dad. Oh, and Buckeye Football is life.
You cannot hum while holding your nose. Go ahead, try.
Like many in the design world, I started out as a freelance graphic designer and based my business out of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Being Columbus born and raised, I’m very passionate about my community. Most of my professional career has been on the sales and marketing side of business, and I’ve worked with, and for several large corporations. However my greatest joy is aiding and sharing in the success of locally owned companies and organizations.
Designers can wear a lot of hats sometimes. As a designer, I’ve had to change and evolve as the business world around me changes and evolves. Keeping up with current design trends is so important in my space to ensure our clients digital presence always looks fresh and up-to-date.
What are my passions outside of work?
When I’m not tailgating at an OSU game or playing tennis, I love traveling around the world and creating new experiences with my best girl Kelly and my sweet dog Charlie. I like visiting all the new restaurants popping up around town and seeing which one can make the best Old Fashioned.>
As an entrepreneur, I’ve come to understand the many challenges of running my own business, and it’s hard to do it all by yourself. Being good at what you do just isn’t enough to survive in today’s fast paced world. You need to be an entrepreneur, a manager and a technician in equal proportions. After starting Social Firm in 2010, I learned that having a healthy business online requires an equal balance of messaging, design and marketing. My vision is to help businesses compete in the marketplace by simplifying, clarifying and then amplifying their mission. As such, our agency strives to help small and medium businesses realize their dreams and organize their digital to-do’s to get there.
My role is to lead the team behind the strategic plan for your business to succeed online. I believe that to achieve greatness, one must be intentional and move quickly with focus beyond one’s self. I love Columbus and am energized by helping business owners make their dreams come true through transformative digital marketing.
Did You Know?
My amazing wife Sheena is the glue of our family. Together, we have 3 young children and our dog Bear. I enjoy playing golf, bowling and competitive softball.
We hired Social Firm to get our social networking off the ground and get more traffic to our site via search engines, and the results have far exceeded our expectations. Social Firm’s creative approach to online marketing has resulted in the most important way possible — more business. Our calls have more than doubled since this time last year, and we are consistently in the top rankings on Google.
If you are looking for more online traffic or simply want to learn how to capitalize on social networking to grow your business, I strongly recommend making Social Firm your first call.
TORIN SCOTT | Senior Marketing Producer at NBC4