Agency

Knox connects consumers and brands.

Since 1998, Knox has offered full service, integrated marketing solutions across a broad range of industries: banking, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, insurance, non-profits, education and more.

Thanks to our deep roots in NeuroMarketing and research, we know how to connect consumers to brands and motivate action that maximizes ROI.

1) We understand how to build emotional connections with consumers to capture share of mind and drive results.

2) We offer experts from your side of the desk who understand your unique marketing challenges.

3) We have four former creative directors with national brand experience, ensuring strategic, breakthrough work.

Knox blends art and science to connect emotionally with your audience.

We believe successful marketing requires more than strategic plans and clever creative. It takes a deep understanding of your consumer and how to connect with them emotionally and intellectually.

As marketing experts with decades of experience, our creative and account folks have mastered the art of consumer motivation. We match that talent with neuroscience, using NeuroMarketing techniques to test and refine our work to be sure it’s connecting with consumers’ true feelings.

The result: we know what’s most important to your audience and how to connect your brand to their needs on their terms, in a deeply personal way.

Get to know your Knox team.

Meet our key account and creative leaders. Each offers the insights, experience and talent you need to capture a greater share of mind and market.

Randy Godding

Randy Godding

President & CEO
Randy Godding

Randy Godding Details

President & CEO

Randy offers valuable insights into the markets he serves, staying abreast of industry changes and anticipating the next big idea. Based on his management experience at People’s Express, he has created an innovative business model at Knox that gives senior level talent an ideal environment to do their best, making Knox a highly adaptive and strategic client ally.

Under his leadership, Knox has achieved significant growth as a fully integrated marketing firm offering clients a broad spectrum of digital and traditional media solutions.

Philip Sabatina

Philip Sabatina

New Business Development
Philip Sabatina

Philip Sabatina Details

New Business Development/Account Executive

Philip's experience and attention to detail make him a supportive partner to your marketing team. He offers more than 35 years of graphic design and account service experience. His experience has covered a broad range of consumer and business-to-business clients including Akron Children's Hospital, Associated Materials, FirstEnergy, Goodyear, Gregory Industries, The J.M. Smucker Company, The University of Akron and Villa Restaurant Group.

Thanks to his remarkable work history, he excels at relationship building.

Megan Gottschalk

Megan Gottschalk

Integrated Media Strategist
Megan Gottschalk

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Integrated Media Strategist

Megan offers 18 years of experience in strategic media planning and marketing. Armed with performance metrics, ROI analysis and the market landscape, she continually optimizes marketing plans to achieve the greatest results. Her background also includes non-profit, retail, healthcare, business-to-business, financial services and CPG.

Throughout her career, Megan has helped brands such as John Deere, Sam’s Club, JoAnn Stores, GE Lighting, RIDGID Tools, Nestle, Cleveland Clinic and Kimberly Clark achieve measurable sales and acquisition goals.

Stephanie Gries

Stephanie Gries

Consumer Insight Director
Stephanie Gries

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Consumer Insight Director

Prior to joining Knox, Stephanie was the Vice President of AZG Research where she spent 20 years as an analyst and strategic consultant of quantitative and qualitative research design. She’s a highly skilled marketing researcher and consultant with extensive experience in customer experience measurement, brand measurement, and advertising and communications evaluation.

She has served on several boards and volunteered for TMACOG-Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, Junior Achievement, Race for the Cure, YWCA and Humane Society.

Mark Harhager

Mark Harhager

Creative Strategist
Mark Harhager

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Creative Strategist/Art Director

Mark’s 35 years of agency experience include award-winning art director and creative director positions at several well-known Northeast Ohio agencies. His client list includes healthcare, manufacturing and consumer companies like Summa Health, Lake Health, Invacare, Preventx Hand Sanitizer, 3M, Owens Corning, Sherwin-Williams, GE Lighting, American Woodmark and BF Goodrich.

Kevin Hawkins

Kevin Hawkins

Interactive Marketing Director
Kevin Hawkins

Kevin Hawkins Details

Interactive Marketing Director

With two decades of digital marketing experience, Kevin offers a strategic, data-driven approach to planning, web development, audience research, SEO/SEM/PPC, social, mobile and funnel-driven cross-channel marketing solutions. His background also includes content management, email marketing campaigns, webinars, blogging and more. Best of all, he’s able to distill complex trends and technical topics into layman’s terms.

Before joining Knox, Kevin’s client list included national brands such as Taco Bell, Oppenheimer Funds, Weyerhaeuser and John Deere.

Cathy Chapman

Cathy Chapman

Creative Strategist
Cathy Chapman

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Creative Strategist/Copywriter

An Emmy-winning writer and former creative director, Cathy offers more than 35 years of experience in strategic branding and marketing for a broad range of consumer and business-to-business clients including Summa Health, Akron Children’s Hospital, Goodyear, Sherwin-Williams, Crystal Clinic, Frigidaire, 3M, Ohio Lottery, Kelly-Springfield, STERIS, The Village at St. Edward and GE.

Patty Hendricks

Patty Hendricks

Account Executive
Patty Hendricks

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Account Executive

Patty’s experience and attention to detail make her a supportive partner to your marketing team. She has worked closely with several Knox clients overseeing a wide variety of projects, from branding and product marketing to research and fulfillment. Her client list includes Civista Bank, Summa Health, Parker Hannifin, Ronald McDonald House of Akron, The Village at St. Edward and Westfield Insurance.

Kim Stein

Kim Stein

Creative Strategist
Kim Stein

Kim Stein Details

Creative Strategist/Art Director

With over 20 years of agency experience as an art director and associate creative director, Kim has been at the creative forefront of several Knox client rebrandings. She has created award-winning campaigns that integrate advertising, brand identity, packaging, point-of-sale and online solutions for clients like Summa Health, Lake Health, STERIS, Bridgestone/Firestone, Goodyear, Sealy, 2nd National Bank, Alcoa and Time Warner Cable.

Akron Art Museum
Akron Childrens
Chapel Hill
CF Bank
Civista
Community health center
DS benefits
Genesis
Hyatt legal plans
La-Z-Boy
Metro RTA
moen
Parker Hannifin
Philips
Ronald MCDonald House of Akron
Summa Health
University of Akron
Village of St. Edward
Walsh University
Wayside Furniture
Westfield Insurance

What can our folks do for yours?

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