After 18 years with Clear Channel Communications as a sales and marketing executive, Bryan Lefelhoc announced today that he is stepping down. The Ashland resident accepted a marketing consultant position with Spire Advertising, a 4-year-old website design and internet marketing firm in Ashland, Ohio.
Lefelhoc explained that his decision was based on the growing opportunities he observed for small businesses on the internet.
“Marketing has changed. Traditional marketing still moves potential customers, but it moves them to the Internet. The Internet is the new storefront. Everything that a business is, from customer service to image, must be accessible on the internet. Many businesses don’t have the website they need, or a grasp on internet marketing to be successful. It became clear to me that if I really wanted to improve the marketing efforts of my clients, then I had to start where the customers are…and that’s on the Internet.”
Lefelhoc said that when he learned about Spire Advertising, he knew he had found a great opportunity to better serve small businesses.
“Spire is a growing, locally owned and operated company focused on getting results for their clients. Not only do they create dynamic websites, they have figured out how to help their clients grow by putting them in front of people who are looking to buy. It’s a whole new world of marketing, and that is exciting to me. Best of all, I hear local businesses raving about the control they now have over their new websites, thanks to Spire’s content management system.”
Jeremy Harrison, President of Spire Advertising said, “We are extremely fortunate to have Bryan join our team. He is not only a talented marketing professional, he has great integrity, which is evident by his track record of quality, long-term business relationships here in North Central Ohio.”
Bryan also serves as President of the Ashland City Schools District Board of Education. He and his wife, Renee, have lived in Ashland since 1994 and have three children in the Ashland City Schools.
Spire Advertising is located in downtown Ashland, Ohio. They have grown 50-150% each of the past 4 years, while serving businesses and non-profits in Ohio. Some of their clients include Samaritan Regional Health System, Snow Trails, and Mansfield Richland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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“The entire team has made me feel comfortable, empowered, and confident that we are on the right track. Although they are the marketing experts, they always take our thoughts into consideration when coming up with new campaigns and making edits to our ads. Good people make a good company and Spire is the perfect example of that.”