We live and breathe B2B, and we’re proud to play a role in shaping its past and future as agents of change who drive forward progress through innovation. The agency’s founders, who still own and run it, created Elevation Marketing to produce inspiring, impactful marketing for B2B organizations across industries, disciplines and borders while providing a great place to work for our creative and strategic team of awesome people.
As one of the first B2B-focused marketing agencies in the US, we’ve seen tremendous transformation since the days of our founding when the internet was still being hailed as an “information superhighway.” We’ve been part of every big shift and megatrend—from technology integration, new channels and advancements in strategy to data-driven storytelling and today’s increased demands on marketing and sales to deliver in hyper-competitive markets.
One thing that has stayed consistent is our passion for pushing beyond the expected to deliver measurable and sustainable results for our clients.
Disruptive storytellers and strategists.
Gaining a competitive edge requires innovative solutions that motivate engagement and promote desired business actions. To disrupt, you must leverage data to reach decision-makers where they are and go beyond the conventional in your messaging. The insights at the heart of winning marketing aren’t derived from experience and market familiarity alone. Business wins come from rigorous research methodologies, business intelligence derived from high-quality data, out-of-the-box creative thinking and technical expertise in aligning martech solutions to campaigns and strategies that exceed the expectations of modern B2B buyers.
Whether we’re implementing a rebrand, executing an account-based marketing campaign or optimizing a martech stack, our mission stays the same – to empower our clients’ brands and teams to achieve their business goals and reach their full potential.
Meet our leadership team.
Scott is a balanced risk-taker with nearly three decades of experience starting and growing advertising and marketing agencies. His business acumen is matcdhed with a drive to build creative teams that thrive in open, collaborative work environments. Scott seeks out the best creative individuals, not only to provide quality service to clients but to also play a role in shaping the future of Elevation Marketing. He is dedicated to empowering his talented teams to develop unique and effective integrated marketing programs, enabling employees to realize their full potential while serving up impressive business wins for clients.
From legacy Fortune 100 institutions to inventive start-ups, Ryan brings extensive experience with a wide range of B2B clients. He skillfully architects and manages the delivery of integrated marketing programs with a strong emphasis on strategy, not just tactics, to effectively align sales and marketing teams within organizations.
Ryan is known for taking complex marketing and business challenges and developing solutions that simplify processes while driving customer outcomes and business value. He also thrives on guiding Elevation teams through the execution of strategies that help companies succeed in new verticals while staying true to core values and brand integrity.
Lori’s career begins with 10+ years’ experience working for large industry giants Sprint and Johns Manville before launching a successful full-service agency in 2010 based in Nova Scotia. Since the acquisition of her firm in 2019, Lori has been leading strategic programs for global brands driving brand advocacy and measurable results for the clients she serves. Lori enjoys applying her client and agency-side experience across many industries and helping clients close the gap between their brand and their buyers. Lori is a proud MBA alumna of the Sobey School of Business.
Susan is a driving force in brand strategy and has nearly 20 years of agency management experience. Prior to joining Elevation Marketing, Susan was VP of Strategy at Sandstorm Design in Chicago. She also taught marketing as an adjunct professor at Columbia College for 11 years. Always starting from the business problem, Susan provides our clients with a wealth of know-how, helping solve the puzzle strategically and then bringing it to life across current and emerging B2B media and marketing opportunities
Elevation Marketing is a top-tier B2B agency thanks to Creative Director Darren Jones. Darren’s background involves more than 20 years in computer graphics, animation, illustration, production and concept art experience. He represents an exceptionally unique mix of artistic intuition, technical ingenuity and creative intelligence. Before starting his tenure with Elevation, Darren worked with a wide variety of industries, experience that powers his creativity to capture the attention of key audiences and bolster our clients’ bottom line.
Dennis is passionate about building solutions where business, technology and people intersect. He thrives when seeking to understand complex problems, developing strategies to solve them and leading teams to deliver results.
Having worked with global agencies, brands and startups, the breadth of his experience spans both B2C and B2B products and campaigns. He was part of the digital media team at Procter & Gamble that built the world’s first in-house DSP and DMP solutions. Dennis has also run digital marketing programs for global technology leaders including VMware, HP, SAP, Cloudera, Siemens, First Data and Veeam.