Marketing agencies collaborate

Two Grand Junction marketing agencies have formed a more collaborative relationship and are sharing space in a location renamed the Idea Factory.

Ryan/Sawyer Marketing and COBB Marketing & Communications now operate at 652 White Ave.

T.J. Elbert, who purchased COBB Marketing & Communications from Teri Cavanaugh last year, said the move makes sense. “Ryan/Sawyer is well known in the marketplace for (its) expertise in branding, marketing strategies and creative services in traditional media. COBB is more focused on digital marketing solutions, website development and social media integration. It’s just a good fit.”

Dan Ryan, president of Ryan/Sawyer Marketing, said the firms will continue to operate independently, but also work together when needed to offer additional services to clients. “Through this new collaborative structure, we can offer a more robust suite of marketing, advertising, public relations and creative services under one roof. Clients of both agencies will benefit from the deeper level of expertise and operational efficiencies we offer together.”

Ryan founded Ryan/Sawyer Marketing in 1990, and the firm has subsequently evolved with various ownership and name changes.

Larry Cobb founded COBB Marketing & Communications in 1970. His daughter, Teri Cavanaugh, bought the firm in 2001. Elbert, a former executive with Danfoss Power Solutions and Salesforce, purchased the firm in 2016.

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