Marilyn Hyland Agency marketing advertising public relations, Cincinnati, Ohio


It’s been said that word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising. Often, this is true. But in today’s fast-paced business environment, most companies cannot depend on friendly recommendations between neighbors over the backyard fence. Time is money, and money is scarce. The right kind of communication is essential if a business wants to move inventory (or, in the case of political candidates, attract votes).

There is no “right” way to advertise, but there are plenty of “wrong” ways. The Marilyn Hyland Agency can help you avoid some common pitfalls. We will help you create and execute a memorable advertising campaign based on your budget and your unique needs. Whether you need TV, radio, print, billboard, or direct-mail, we can create a winning ad campaign for you.

In addition to creative services, the Marilyn Hyland Agency can handle your media buys. Some advertisers make the mistake of spending too much money (or not enough) on the wrong kind of ad. Or they buy the wrong kind of media for their particular message. If you are going to invest in advertising, the Marilyn Hyland Agency can help you place your ad in a way that makes the most sense for your budget, your message, and your target audience. We will be glad to assist you with television, radio, print, billboard, or transit advertising.


Marketing is the process of promoting a product, service, or experience. It is the overall game plan for enticing your target market to want what you are selling.

All advertising is marketing, but not all marketing is advertising. Marketing can include such things as live promotional events (see below), grocery coupons, free product samples, promotional videos, in-store displays, prize giveaways, celebrity appearances, etc. The Marilyn Hyland Agency can develop a marketing strategy that is right for your company or community.


The Marilyn Hyland Agency can help you plan and produce a live event that will draw attention to your product, service, or issue. Whether it’s a festival, a party, a conference, concert, or theatrical presentation, the right kind of event can attract a crowd and generate media coverage.

We have produced such events as a community-wide “mystery” party to raise money to renovate an old theater, a museum exhibit to raise awareness of recycling, and a train ride to educate public officials about the importance of railroads. Live events are fun. And because they are fun, they captivate and educate your audience.


Positive coverage by the right news organizations can give you credibility with the public in a way that paid advertising cannot. There is a perception that whatever appears in the newspaper or on a news program or talk show, is true. Ordinarily, PR will not provide the amount of exposure you can obtain through paid advertising. But it is an excellent way to complement your advertising and reinforce your message. The Marilyn Hyland Agency has excellent contacts within major news organizations throughout the United States. We can help you identify the aspects of your company or product that will interest the news media, and then communicate your message to the appropriate news organizations.


Many cities and towns are experiencing a fiscal crisis. Roads and public buildings are in need of repair, but resources are limited. In many communities, historic districts have deteriorated to the point where it is not feasible to restore them without special incentives. The Marilyn Hyland Agency can work with communities and property owners to identify financial resources that can be used to revitalize historic areas, often at little cost to taxpayers. Our objective is to help clients achieve their goals with minimal friction. We do this by bringing together all the stakeholders and helping them find commonality.

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Your company is impacted by a myriad of laws and regulations. Every business is a stakeholder in the economy. If you need to communicate your business interests to elected officials, the Marilyn Hyland Agency can create an appropriate strategy. We can monitor government meetings on your behalf and provide detailed reports regarding relevant legislative activities, proposals, trends, etc. When appropriate, we will meet with lawmakers and other key public or community leaders to communicate your needs.

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