The Crew select Ryan Partnership as marketing and promotions agency of record

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Crew today announced that it has named promotion marketing agency Ryan Partnership as its agency of record for marketing services, advertising and promotions.

"Ryan Partnership is a solutions oriented marketing agency with a reputation for creative approaches to business needs," said Crew General Manager Mark McCullers. "They have multiple proficiencies that nicely address our diverse marketing platform and are well respected in the Columbus community. They are an ideal fit for The Crew brand."

"We're eager to help The Crew continue to broaden and deepen its connection to its fans as well as the Columbus community overall," said Pete Tarnapoll, president and senior managing partner of Ryan Partnership in Columbus. "The Crew has a long, rich history of firsts and we hope our work for the team will further this leadership image in dramatic and exciting ways."

About the Columbus Crew

The Columbus Crew is Ohio's Major League Soccer club, anchoring a diverse sports and entertainment enterprise. A charter member of Major League Soccer (1996), The Crew has a legacy of firsts, including the first major-league stadium built specifically for soccer in the United States. For more information, visit www.thecrew.com.

About Ryan Partnership

Ryan Partnership is an independent, full-service marketing services company that provides a full range of promotion, retail marketing, direct, interactive and Latino marketing services. In Columbus since 2000, Ryan Partnership's clients here include JPMorgan Chase, Nestle USA, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, ICI Paints, Elmer's and The Buckeye Ranch. Ryan Partnership is an independent, full-service marketing services company that provides a full range of promotion, retail marketing, direct, interactive and Latino marketing services. Founded in 1984, the agency has more than 300 employees and offices in Atlanta, Bentonville (Rogers, Arkansas), Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis, Toronto, with headquarters in Wilton, Conn. It's other clients nationwide include Unilever, Energizer, Heineken, Nestle Waters North America, World Kitchen and New Balance.


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