Sometimes good things come in small packages

JCF Marketing is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Our team has extensive experience developing a variety of marketing campaigns for local, regional and national accounts. We have the “big agency” experience condensed into a group that believes servicing clients with small projects is just as important as those with national campaigns.

Recognized for Growth & Results

Weatherhead 100 6‑time Top Growth Company

Lodging Magazine Innovator of the Year

Council of Smaller Enterprises Award (COSE)

HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing

50+ National Creative Awards

Our Team and Marketing Backgrounds

Peter Frantz

MBA in Marketing, American Express, Corning Optical, Cruise Inn, Pfizer, PhoneSuite, RKO Pictures, UPS, Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington Hotels, Red Lion Hotels Corporation

Jim Gagen

Media Director
Cedar Point Amusement Park, FTD, Goodyear, IHOP, Pontiac, Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington Hotels, Red Lion Hotels Corporation, Whirlpool

Steve Shaffer

Vice President, Media Director
Cruise Inn, Culligan, Gatorade, John Deere, Kraft Foods, Pearle Vision, Quaker Oats, Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington Hotels, Red Lion Hotels Corporation

Dennis Matz

Senior Art Director
Marriott Hotels/Resorts, InterContinental Hotels, Glidden, Stouffer Hotels, Smucker’s, McDonald's, Sherwin-Williams, Ford Motor Company, Firestone, B.P. Gasoline, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Vantage Hospitality

Jim Iott

VP Sales & Development
Quaker Oats, Hyatt Hotels, Vantage Hospitality, Speedeon Data, SHC Direct, Logica3, The Word of Mouth Marketing Association

Christine Thome

Case Alumni Association, Newspaper columnist - Beyond My Control, Vantage Hospitality Group, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools, RLH Corporation, Chi Corporation

Jed Davis

Senior Art Director
Comcast, Luxottica / EyeMed, Summit Racing Equipment, Genuine Hotrod Hardware, Powersports Place, Hiram College, Transtar, Vantage Hospitality Group, Red Lion Hotels Corporation