a creative partner

Our Story

Something Different


About Us

We like the tale about author Victor Hugo. He was anxious to know about sales of his newly-published Les Miserables in 1862, so he sent a telegram to his publisher which read simply read: “?”

The concise and encouraging reply came back: “!”

When ColorNine launched in 2009, that’s what we wanted to do for clients: turn question marks into exclamation points.

With every client, we start at the question mark. Delving in to identify their unique situation, that process leads us to discover insights – the exclamation points – to move their business forward.

As a partner, we work through the arc of defining who the client is, deciding
where they’re headed and how to get them there… moving on to every new success after.

Our goal is to make clients better with us than they were before us. Traditionally you would call us a marketing agency. We prefer something more deconstructed. More to the heart. Simply – your creative partner.

Explore our work. Meet our people. JUST KEEP SCROLLING.


Jon Reischel


Andrea Kilgore


Bridget Lynch

Our Capabilities

What We Can Do For You



Many agencies claim to be all things to all people. While we can handle the full spectrum of integrated marketing work, these are the areas that are our sweet spot:

  • Audience Analysis
  • Brand Development
  • Campaign Development
  • Content Creation
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Concepting
  • Digital/Interactive
  • Strategy Development

Other services we provide:

  • Media Buying/Planning
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Web Analytics & Optimization

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

Charles Mingus

Our Work

What we've done so far

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Center for Closing the Health Gap

There are vulnerable populations in urban areas across our country who are getting sicker faster and dying earlier than others. We work with the Health Gap to end these health inequities through: Brand Identity Social Media Ad Campaign Media Relations Media …

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Cincinnati USA CVB

Cincinnati USA CVB came to ColorNine in 2009 with two public relations projects, which has since evolved into a fully integrated storytelling partnership across the following service offerings: Media Relations Content Development Strategic Communications Design: Digital, Collateral, Signage etc. Event Theme Development

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Mercy Health

Since partnering with Mercy Health in 2011, ColorNine has worked with the HealthPlex to drive membership for quarterly campaigns and build awareness for their programs. We have also worked with Mercy Weight Management Solutions and Mercy Foundation. Services include: Brand …

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Greiwe Development

Entrenched with clients moving Cincinnati forward, ColorNine is a partner of Greiwe Development, a local developer returning communities to their historic roots, through the following capabilities: Media Relations Strategic Communications Web Design & Multimedia Support Crisis & Issues Management Content Development Social Media

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Scripps National Spelling Bee

Telling the stories of some of our nation’s most extraordinary children, who are competing for the title of top speller in the country, while keeping them relatable and bringing out the qualities that make them uniquely… well… them. Our services …

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Source Cincinnati

The narrative of Cincinnati is rich and dynamic, filled with history, culture, entrepreneurship and American fortitude. We work with Source to share this story with the national media to draw interest to the city through: Brand Identity Content Creation Web …

C9 Contact Info

Find Us Anywhere

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C9 Headquarters
10250 Alliance Road, Suite 225
Blue Ash, Ohio 45242


Jon Reischel, Owner & CEO: jon@color-nine.com

Andrea Kilgore, Senior VP: andrea@color-nine.com