Adena Marketing is a small team of creative professionals located right here in West Virginia. We've been around since 2007, and we're 100% local, which means we also know the struggles (and successes) of owning a small business in West Virginia.
We specialize in creative marketing services for nonprofits and very small businesses – and that's all we do. We've tailored our business model to support and assist small businesses like yours, and to develop strategies that help you grow.
How big is your nonprofit? With Adena Marketing, size doesn’t matter. We’ve worked with nonprofits of all sizes and operating budgets. We’re able to tackle the distinct challenges of working with a board of directors and various stakeholders. We just make it work, and make it work for you.
Our business model is different in that it doesn’t involve multiple account executives and salespeople – our bottom line is marketing for the greater good.
We're 110% committed to our Nonprofit clients - we put your organization first, and you are not just another number to fill the quota of "community involvement" - you are the community that we serve, and you are at the forefront of everything we do and believe in. We're not here to promote or tout our community service, we're here to promote the great things that you do, and to be an agency of change.
Our profit, less expenses, goes straight back into community initiatives for health and wellness, addiction recovery, economic development, and community revitalization.
Entrepreneurship – whether you're a solo owner, or looking to grow, is a path out of poverty. West Virginia's poverty rate is 17.9% overall, with an average income below the poverty line of $24,250 (for a family of four) in 2016. (Source) With growing resources for budding entrepreneurs, starting your own business is the future for a lot of people. We're here to help you take the right steps, whether you're a first-timer or a veteran business owner.
Our goal is to develop a "small business engine", by helping entrepreneurs compete on the same level as the "big guy". We advocate training and support programs for entrepreneurs, youth (and adult) financial education, and we're committed to helping our communities thrive. Everyone deserves a chance.
Josh is a technologist and marketer, and the founder of Adena Marketing. Since starting his first business 15 years ago, Josh has acquired substantial experience in web and mobile technology, with a focus on branding/identity development and technology and entrepreneurship education.
Adam is a native of Nitro, WV and a marketer and artist, as well as Marketing Advisor for Adena Marketing. Adam holds an MBA from Marshall University and has extensive experience in traditional marketing platforms. In his free time, he is a caricaturist and cartoonist, a family man, and a Marshall fan.
Jeremy is the Founder and Managing Director of Epic Mission, Inc. - an Adena Ally. Jeremy is a Son of Marshall, with a B.A. Degree in Psychology. Jeremy is a DISC-Certified Behavioral Consultant and Certified Behavioral Life Coach and has extensive experience working with industry giants or small startups.