We Build Greater.

Craftsmen and artists, strategists and creative thinkers. All on point, to be sure. But at Hart we think of ourselves as builders. Nontraditional thinkers who know that execution and follow-through are as critical as the ideas themselves. Drawn to how things work, we’re driven to make them work even better. Let’s create something beautiful and functional, strong and elegant, that will stand the test of time and deliver on the full weight of its promise. Let’s build something greater together.


Whether it whispers, shouts, tells a story, makes you laugh, helps you to feel … we create work that’s designed to move the needle as well as emotions.

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Who we are

Hart is a growing, full-service advertising agency that has been in business for 50 years, but has very nearly doubled in size over the last five. What's been responsible for our longevity and success? A few things. One is our dedication to strategy and insight. All creative at Hart is informed. Then there's the work itself – sharp, smart, human, engaging, but never creative for creativity's sake. Analytics is another. We always want to know what results were achieved and if there's room to improve on those results. And finally, service. We view client service as an integral part of creating the best possible communications. Open, honest dialogue always leads to more effective work.

It’s not every day you get the chance to be this much greater.

Hart is acquiring Conrad Phillips Vutech (CPV) to become one of Ohio’s largest independent advertising agencies and expand its Columbus operations.

The acquisition enables Hart and CPV to provide even greater value to our clients. We’re now better positioned than ever to provide clients with the scale and integration necessary to successfully orchestrate strategic, data-driven marketing programs that are essential in today’s ever-evolving marketing environment. We’ve been intentional about maintaining our roots as a mid-size agency, and we will continue to retain the agility, service and client partnership that have been a hallmark of both agencies. But we’re also staged for long-term growth by adding significant and complementary depth in capability, insight and resources.

The similarities in Hart and CPV backgrounds are stunning. Both agencies were founded 50 years ago, both have experienced significant growth in similar industries and both share a commitment to innovation, stability and results for our clients. This acquisition builds upon 50-year legacies in Toledo and Columbus and accelerates our momentum for the future. We can’t wait to show you where we can go together.

Frequently asked questions about the acquisition are answered here, or learn more about the HART/CPV acquisition in the news release.


What we do

Truth be told, we’re not just one agency, but many. An advertising agency at our core, but one with many spokes. Digital, creative, media, branding, public relations, video production, social media marketing and more … all under a single roof. But it’s not what we do, so much as how we do it, that makes Hart special.

Discovering the most relevant truths about your brand, product or service to ensure that the creative work is always sharp and relevant.
Bringing your brand to life in the most human, impactful and engaging ways possible.
Skillfully guiding you through the process of telling your story, telling it first and telling it your way.
Identifying the smartest channels for effective engagement during a customer’s journey, while constantly testing to ensure that scheduling is optimal.
Qualitative and quantitative consumer research, web analytics, media research and secondary research help us identify whom to target, how they make decisions, the best way to engage them and their path to purchase, as well as which tactics worked best and how we can refine them.
Taking all that digital technology has to offer – web, mobile, analytics, search – and employing these tools as we would any other, creatively and strategically, with your success in mind.
Social media provides unprecedented opportunities for two-way consumer engagement. We’ll help you manage those opportunities so you’re always on the right side of what can be a double-edged sword.
Bringing motion, sound, light and life to bear on your brand, entertaining as we educate for maximum impact.


Who we work for

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La-Z-Boy logo.
The Ohio State University logo.
Mercy Health logo.
Certified Angus Beef ® brand logo.
Ohio Lottery Commission logo.
Paramount Health Care logo.
Turner Construction logo.
HCR ManorCare logo.
ODOT logo.
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If you’re passionate about your pursuits – in and out of the workplace – Hart is the place for you. We’re a solid Midwest marketing and communications agency with values to match. We believe you can’t create great ideas without creating a positive collaborative environment. Put people first and amazing things happen. In fact, we’re growing and could use more talented individuals with the ability to make an immediate impact. If this sounds like you, let’s talk.


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The latest news from Hart, from the world of advertising in general and things we just find interesting. Check back often because we’re always updating!


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Press Releases

Hart Invests in Downtown ToledoMike Hart invests in Hylant Building; Agency plans move to downtown MAUMEE, Ohio, May 9, 2017 – Hart, a full-service marketing and advertising agency,...

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Hart Acquires CPVMAUMEE, Ohio (Oct. 17,2016) – Hart, a full-service, Ohio-based marketing and advertising agency, has acquired Columbus-based Conrad Phillips Vutech (CPV) to become one of...

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