Where Story Meets Strategy

Tell the story you want your customers to hear.

Goal-Oriented Websites.
Client-Focused Team.

We judge the quality of a website by its effectiveness. We want to help you grow your business online.

About Us

We are your creative partner in all things digital
marketing. Get to know our talented team and what
inspires us to develop amazing work everyday.

Award-Winning Digital Marketing

Check out our award-winning work below and let us know how we can help.

Social Media

Be where your customers are.

Ryan Kendall


Jillian Span


Jenni Light


Lauren Schultz


Matt Erney




At The Social Firm, we believe the best relationships center around putting our clients first. Our service is designed to act as an extension of our clients' marketing staff. Our team works hard to provide an exceptional and well-communicated experience.

Ryan Gorenflo

Search Engine Marketing

Wearing many hats at The Social Firm, Jenni makes it a point to always find ways to boost the office morale and get people smiling or laughing. Everyone refers to her in many ways; Mom, Counselor, Interior Decorator, Event Planner, HR Coordinator -- just to name a few. Jenni’s natural tendency to take charge and coordinate activities stems from years of experience in administration and marketing. With her ‘Jenni-of-all-trades’ skillset, and her ability to handle a vast array of projects at once, she’s proven to be a huge asset to the team.

When she isn’t holding down the fort at TSF, she is holding it down at home with her 3 kids, I mean her 2 sons and husband. Between running to and from the football fields, baseball fields, track and other countless activities her family does, Jenni enjoys camping, drive-in movies, bbq’s and giving back to charitable organizations. After learning of her son’s heart condition when he was one month old, she began volunteering with the American Heart Association and other philanthropy events around Central Ohio.

Lauren Schultz is a social strategist, project manager and interactive geek. Lauren's career started off in Washington, D.C. working in education doing public relations education policy and research institutions. In 2013, she joined The Social Firm to explore, develop and drive strategy and build authentic relationships with clients. Lauren makes it a point to discover new opportunities and new people every day. She loves a job where she can realize people's potential and set clients up for success.

Yoga / Drinking Whiskey / Making Granola

“I love people, and the hustle.”
-Gary Vaynerchuk

“No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep.”
- Anonymous

Sean spent years in the freelance trenches before he found a place here at TSF. During that time, he has had his lenses in a little bit of everything around the city, from music videos and commercials to documentaries and television. He has been nominated and won numerous awards for his work individually, and has helped us bring in one since joining the team. He is in charge of anything that comes out of a camera, as well as working directly with the clients to build proposals and make sure that their vision is translated to the screen.

When not in the office, Sean enjoys working on his own projects, hiking, camping, going on adventures and maintaining his title as the Nerf War World Champion... At least in his own little world anyway.

“Courage is endurance for one moment more…”
- Unknown 2ndLt USMC, Vietnam

Voted Best SEO Company
by Consumers' Choice Awards.

Your Audience Is Scoping You Out.
How Do You Appear Online?

Your website is your store front. Make an Impression.

We create cutting edge mobile apps.
Turn your Idea into Reality.

One Minute Of Online Video Is Equal To 1.8M Written Words.

Build Relationships. Connect.
Be Where Your Customers Are.

Get Paid For Giving A Shit.

Get Better Rankings
& Higher Quality Leads

Online Marketing for Local Businesses

Everything you need without all the stuff you don’t.

Earn A Positive ROI Through Our PPC Search Advertising

Cultivate a unique voice
and personality for your company.

Be memorable -- connect with your audience visually

Cultivate your brand identity through design

Breathe new life into your email marketing campaigns.

The Ins & Outs of Social Media

Build meaningful relationships with your customers

Generate qualified leads
and loyal fans

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Stand out from the crowd and deliver
your message with stunning results.

His degree in web development and 6 years of experience in search engine marketing make him one of the most diverse and technical strategist in the industry. Ryan has helped some of the most well-known brands in Columbus, Ohio move forward in rankings, leads and sales through organic and paid search engine marketing. He always looks forward to new clients and turning their competitors into his competitors.

After a 2 year stint in the mid 2000's successfully developing a strategy division with a startup graphic
studio, Matt began pursuing the concept for The Social Firm. His unique vision focuses on the “Why.”
Why are you different than your competitors? Why your target audience? Why will the
consumer relate with you, your product or your service? Most importantly, why choose
The Social Firm as an agency, and us choose you as a client?

With a passion for uncovering the heart of our clients’ businesses, products and services, Jill’s creative mission is to be a connector between brand and audience, creating compelling copy that tells a story.

Having grown from many different facets of the design industry, print, web, illustration and multimedia, Ryan takes our creative passion and leadership to new levels. He greatly enjoys working on talented teams to produce top tier design and solutions.

Our Values: Courage

Doing things that scare us makes us feel more alive. That's what adrenaline is - our body's call to action.

This is Salient

Stop blending in, and start leaving your mark on the web.

Give More, Ask for Less.


Its a process, we know.
Let us take you whereever you want to go.

Fitness, Golfing, Hunting, Survival, Video Games, Website Design

Golf, bowling, softball, technology, strategies to understand and
lead people, self improvement & personal development. My free personal time is
spent bonding and relaxing with my wife, daughter and dogs.

Jill loves to dabble in all things “artsy” -- crocheting, painting, DIY projects--
and she can be found redecorating her house on a regular basis.

Painting, reading, writing, playing video games, solving puzzels,
exercise, watching movies, going on walks with my dog Guinness.


We set each other up for success. We show up to participate. We pick each other up when needed.

Putting it All Together

Web Design

Achieve the right look and feel for your website with our award-winning team.

"You must become obsessed with obtaining what you are trying to get, you have to be obsessed with it."
- CT Fletcher

"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
-Zig Ziglar

“You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought
or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”
-Douglas Adams


We are committed to doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching.

The Social Firm

A creative digital marketing agency that builds awesome stuff all day, every day


Understand your audience.


When it comes to word about your business,
make sure it's a full star review.


Our service is threefold: we serve each other, we serve our clients, we serve our community.

Stories to Inspire Strategy

Search Engine

Make sure your message is seen
and heard, loud and clear.


Things don't happen to us, we happen to things.


We love what we do and who we do it for. We take it personally when the stories we tell enable authentic communication between brands and customers.


The Social Firm Philosophy

While others grew up aspiring to become doctors, astronauts or the President, we grew up wanting to build brands and tell stories.


To us, digital marketing is about more than just how your brand is received online, it’s about helping you create a meaningful connection with your audience by telling the right story through the right strategy every time.

Our Digital Marketing Services

Our Case Studies

You want results. We want to get you results. It is our goal to gather and analyze all digital traffic, benchmarks and analytics to ensure that your campaign is moving in the right direction.

The following case studies demonstrate our proven track record for success and the passion we bring to every project.

Brands We Work With

Our Awards and Certificates


We’re Great Listeners