In 2003, I launched The Ocean Agency from my 2-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL. Within five years my digital marketing agency was working with some of the biggest brands in the world from our 5,000 SQ FT office on Michigan Avenue, in the heart of Chicago’s top business district.
While CEO and Managing Partner, we employed over a 30+ full time employees including project managers, directors, graphic designers, coders, social media marketers, SEO specialists, administrators and so much more. We also hired 100+ developers and freelancers around the world.
In addition to working with some of Chicago’s industry leaders, Ocean helped some of the biggest brands in the world grow their online presence including: Toyota, BlackBerry, CareerBuilder, Sprite, Walgreens and more.
The success of Ocean eventually drew acquisition offers. After 10+ years of success and growth, The Ocean Agency was successfully acquired by Logical Media Group, a digital advertising company looking to expand their client base and service offering in the digital space.