CREATIVITY TO DRIVE CONNECTIONS


We can steer more visitors to your website & we can make your “digital footprint” more vibrant, but our TRUE focus is helping you create that AUTHENTIC connection that drives communication between your company and your customers.

WHO WE ARE


Blackgate Creative is a boutique digital marketing agency in Cleveland OH powered by a rag-tag group of artists, illustrators, marketers, storytellers and dreamers who are fueled by the idea that digital DOESN'T have to mean disconnected, cold and impersonal.

IDEATION

Let’s get back to the core reasons why you started your business in the first place. What was that spark that made you take action?

CREATION

We’ll take all of those ideas, throw them against the wall to see what sticks, & start sketching, chopping, painting, creating the “something” that got lost along the way.

PUBLICATION

We’ll help you clarify your message so we can find the visuals & copy that best tell your story. We’ll find the BEST vehicles to deliver your message, gas ’em up & go!

INTERACTION

Once the real “you” is facing outward, we’ll use the best tactics to get in front of your target audience & connect your products/services to help solve their problems.

WE CREATE TO CONNECT


When I was about six years old, the coolest thing in the world to me was lumbering up into the passenger seat of my uncle's semi. After I buckled in, he’d fire up the engine, & we would hit the road for a few hours of adventure. I was always captivated by the details in each mini-journey: his ``friends'`` voices on the CB radio; the smell of the old diesel engine; the view from high atop that mighty rig…

A lot of things resonate from those little drives but none more than my uncle's music collection. I’d investigate rack after rack of cassettes while asking questions, scrutinizing labels, and absorbing the sounds emanating from the speakers. When I heard the songs on cassettes labeled “Washington” or “California,” I knew that I was involved with something special—something more. These tapes and tunes were him. They were part of who he was. More than that, they fostered a connection between the two of us, & even though the miles of road meant that we were separated by distance... we were connected through the music.

That connection I had with my uncle is one of my fondest memories.  That feeling of authentic union rarely fades, and it’s a passion that we all covet.

Look, it’s no secret that every business is looking for a meaningful connection with customers.  In today’s technology-driven marketplace, most companies have an online presence but, there is a strong dissonance between their online persona and their authentic selves.

Your website should reveal who you are & what you’re truly passionate about–and we want you to get the most out of it.

We can bring more visitors to your website.  We can make your “digital footprint” more vibrant.  We can drive that connection between your company and your customers.

We offer various services to help you succeed in that endeavor.  As you navigate our website, you’ll see—and learn about—industry terms like “SEO,” “SEM,” “Targeted Content,” and “PPC Advertising.”  These are just some of the tools we use to bring you to your end goal: connecting with your customers.

We look forward to connecting with you!

chris loeser - founder blackgate creative

RECENT WORKS


Just a few projects utilizing our G.A.T.E. framework to revitalize their businesses.
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Blackgate Creative worked tirelessly to meet our ecommerce website golive date. With a truncated time table due to a falling out with another agency, the guys at Blackgate stepped in & saved the day. Not only did we go live when we needed to to meet investor demands, their efforts helped us flip the site/company to another venture capital group. The site was optimized top to bottom & helped us make the exact impression we needed to make. Thanks guys, you rock!

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WHAT WE DO


Build connections and foster relationships based on communication. We care about our clients' success and creating ``beyond the initial sale`` value in everything we touch!
RESPONSIVE DESIGN

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Responsive design is an approach to web design which makes web pages render well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes. Content, design and performance are necessary across all devices to ensure usability and satisfaction

SEM / PAID SEARCH

SEM / PAID SEARCH

Search engine marketing (SEM) is a form of Internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs) primarily through paid advertising

DIGITAL STRATEGY

DIGITAL STRATEGY

A digital marketing strategy includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), which is often referred to as PAID SEARCH like Google Adwords, social media marketing and e-mail marketing.

EMAIL MARKETING

EMAIL MARKETING

Email marketing usually refers to sending messages to enhance a relationship with current or previous customers. Email marketing encourages customer loyalty and repeat business. It can acquire new customers or convince current customers to interact with your brand..

SEO / WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION

SEO / WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page on a SERP (search engine results page) often referred to as natural or organic relating to the traffic/users who visit the site as a result.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media marketing is the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service. On a strategic level, social media marketing includes the management of campaigns focusing on connecting with users to establish and build brand confidence.

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MEET THE TEAM


A few of the folks who are hard at work bringing your ideas to fruition
Chris Loeser
Chris Loeser
Founder & Head Janitor
Spent many a year developing digital marketing initiatives both in-house & at various Cleveland marketing agencies & web dev shops
Chris Leo
Chris Leo
Comms Chief
Former teacher/professor turned communications/pr team lead. If there's a story to be told, Chris will find a better way to tell it.
Jeff Mcmanamon
Jeff Mcmanamon
Project Cordinator
Selling homes by day & laying out digital marketing strategies by night... he might be Batman. We've never seen them both in the same place at the same time.
Bryan Kaye
Bryan Kaye
Social Media Lead
With unique insights into healthcare & pharma, Bryan lends his expertise to transforming regular 'ol social media into effective B2B & B2C communication channels.

LATEST NEWS


Every now and again, we like to write or share some nuggets of industry intel that we think will benefit our clients' local seo strategy, website performance, paid search optimization or new ways to integrate social media into your marketing efforts.

Competitive Research – Continued

Local SEO Services | Competitive Research for Better Website Optimization We’ve been asked more than a few times about what “competitive research” means with regards to “my website”. Competi...