Forty years ago, MARION Integrated Marketing was founded in Houston, Texas. We could not be more excited to celebrate our history, success, and all the incredible accomplishments made possible by our employees, customers, partners, and the local community.
Celebrating 40 Years of MARION
Only a small percentage of marketing firms make it as far as we have come. So, what makes us different?
MARION did not achieve 40 years of business simply through good luck or having the right connections. Reaching that milestone takes the perfect blend of people, talent, vision, and innovation. So as we celebrate this impressive achievement, let’s take a moment to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
A Look at the Past and the Future
In 1981, back before websites even existed, we built our business on a solid design foundation. The original MARION team thrived in traditional “offline” marketing, such as print design, direct mail campaigns, and creative branding services.
In the years since, we’ve kept up with times and transitioned our business to the online world. We embraced digital transformation and reshaped our operations and business models to meet the new demands of the marketing landscape. As a result, MARION quickly evolved into a powerhouse of internet marketing and custom content development. While most of our business is now digital, we would be nowhere without our strong design roots.
“It’s been my pleasure to work as a designer at MARION for over 25 years,” says Rodney Glawson, Art Director. “During that time, I’ve seen a rapid evolution in design process and style trends. The emergence of design software and technology over the past two decades allows for efficient brand implementation across a vast spectrum of deliverables in traditional and digital formats—including the rapidly growing web and social media platforms. Our design department’s priority has always been to help build businesses by effectively and consistently communicating for our clients through award-winning branding and design.“
Today, MARION Integrated Marketing is a leading full-service marketing and design agency with offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. Our solutions include marketing strategy, graphic design, search engine optimization, web development, social media management, branding services, and more. Some of the world’s most trusted companies have depended on us to create and implement innovative strategies to help dramatically increase leads and sales.
Over the years, MARION has won numerous awards and national recognitions for itself and its clients. “In this ever-changing industry, we have had to up our game to truly integrate strategy and creativity,” said John Anger, a Partner with MARION. “Our team takes a uniquely holistic approach to your marketing goals. Our mix of strategic, creative, and technical team members work together to accelerate brand awareness, differentiate from the competition, and generate leads.”
We have a proven track record of helping Texas businesses dominate their markets. Companies have seen the incredible results we achieve and seek us out because of our top-tier talent and evident success.
Here’s To 40 More Years
To our clients, partners, associates, and community members — thank you for your continued support and the trust you place in us. “MARION has truly become a marketing powerhouse in Texas,” said Carey Balzer, Managing Partner. “I am so proud of our team and the success we’ve had on behalf of our clients. I can’t wait to see what the next 40 years will bring.”marketing agency, news