We're About Two Things: Results and Relationships.

Our Story Est. 2008

After hiring and firing several agencies who were reactive and uninterested in accountability, cofounders, Danielle Walton and Justin Spring, knew it was time for someone to change the game. They founded Adept in 2008 with one core condition:

“We’ll only do things that can be measured and we’ll hold ourselves accountable for those results.”

Growing exclusively through referrals (and some competent SEO efforts), we have jumped into the Top 10 agency list in Central Ohio and are one of the fastest growing agencies in the United States according to The Agency Post.

Our Values

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    If it can't be measured, it isn't worth doing

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    We'll be better & smarter tomorrow

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    Hard Work

    It isn't rewarding if it isn't challenging

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    Work hard, play hard

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    There is no weak link

Our Leadership

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    Danielle Walton

    Co-founder, Lead Strategist

    Danielle focuses her efforts on developing integrated digital strategies for companies who place a prioritization on growth. A background in both technology and management consulting make her uniquely qualified to lead multi-disciplinary teams of digital specialists and provide the oversight necessary to achieve successful growth metrics.

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    Justin Spring

    Co-founder, Innovation & Strategy

    Justin’s enthusiasm for new and big goals fuels his passion for building businesses – both his own and our clients. By remaining grounded in sound business financial and marketing performance metrics but continuously learning and trying new technologies and methodologies, he leads Adept as it evolves relevant services and grows client relationships.

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    Gail Sech

    VP, Business Development

    A marketing expert who has worked in digital as it evolved from static content to personalized experience, Gail is passionate about helping businesses grow and prosper using modern digital tools. She offers a consultative approach and personalized strategies to a wide range of clients from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 500 entities and from local community organizations to global non-profits.

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    Sara Kear

    VP, Digital Strategy

    Sara holds the Adept award for most certifications i.e. Google Analytics, AdWords, Advanced Search, Advanced Display, Omniture, Optimizely and more – all nods to her prowess as a digital practitioner. She deftly delivers results for brands like Highlights for Children, Compassion International and a host of others while leading a growing team of PPC, CRO and analytics specialists.

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    Ben Gladwell

    Director, Technology

    A former systems administrator who has worked with various startups and small companies, Ben is responsible for the overall quality of the technology solutions that Adept delivers. In addition to implementing solutions along with the team, he evaluates existing technologies and processes, always working to improve them.

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    Dave Ringler

    Director, Interactive Strategy

    Dave’s multi-faceted role has him acting as a digital product strategist, project manager, and digital marketer. He brings cross-functional teams together to scope, plan, and implement unique web and interactive solutions that bring customers and brands together in the digital world.

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    Jake Kaufman

    Director, Content Strategy

    Driven and insightful, Jake is highly skilled at writing consistent and targeted copy with a creative bend that makes people want to keep reading. Able to onboard quickly, he understands a brand’s essence and client’s goals and develops messaging that connects with diverse audiences.

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    Josh Grashin

    Director, Pay Per Click

    With more than six years of experience managing PPC teams, both at an agency level and in-house, Josh oversees all PPC accounts at Adept. His eye for detail and penchant for working with people make him an expert at crafting unique strategies that aim to increase revenue and grow businesses.

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    Justin Hines

    Director, Website Design & Development

    Armed with a critical eye and extreme talent, Hines sees to the creation of high-quality destination and mobile experiences for brands of all shapes and sizes. Able to balance the needs of both aesthetics and site performance, he leads efforts to deliver world-class websites. He has won two Ohio Interactive Awards and a Silver Addy for his interactive experiences.

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    Melissa Boswell

    Director, Account Strategy

    The head of Adept’s account strategy, Melissa works directly with client and internal teams to communicate strategy and provide ongoing direction on scoping, budgets, prioritization, and timelines. A skilled communicator, Melissa is able to translate business objectives into marketing goals for clients like The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, AEP Economic Development, and 101 Mobility.

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    Paul Woodhouse

    Director, SEO

    With over 10 years of experience, Paul has led SEO efforts for leading global agencies and Fortune 100 companies while never losing touch with his passion for supporting smaller businesses. He has shared his SEO insights at SES Chicago and New York and has been interviewed by The UK Guardian and BBC News.

Certifications and Awards