Agency

Our Agency.

TWIST is an independent advertising agency located in Cleveland, Ohio. We are seeking relationships with brands to change conversations, advance causes and build fortunes. Our two city team of designers, writers, strategists, marketers, digital developers, media planners and account experts work side-by-side with client teams to build integrated branded experiences and marketing campaigns.

The work we do increases brand equity, sales and revenue by stimulating consumer buying triggers and customer appreciation of differentiation and value. At TWIST, our fearless philosophy dictates that we play to win. How about you?

Meet the Team.

Services.

A full-service model designed around the real needs of our clients.

Creative

TV, Print, Outdoor & Digital Advertising, Product, Company and Service naming, Copywriting, Video production, Animation and Editing.

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Design

Logo & Identity, Packaging & Collateral, Art Direction, UX & UI design, Signage, Tradeshow and Retail Environment, Exhibit Design.

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Public Relations

Media relations and outreach, Social media management and content strategies, Reputation monitoring and management, Nonprofit Advocacy.

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Media

Media planning & buying, National, regional and local placement, Search and campaign management and monitoring, Content syndication.

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Strategic Planning

Brand strategy, Sales process and key messaging, Brand led innovation, Campaign management, Consumer behavior research and analysis, Persona development, Focus group facilitation, Quantitative and Qualitative research, B2B sales & marketing strategies, Account planning, Metrics monitoring and reporting.

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Digital

Web design and development, Mobile experiences, Email and Direct response marketing, Social media and content campaigns, Metrics monitoring and analysis.

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Consumer 
Products / Retail

Arhaus
Hoover
Original Mattress Factory
ShurTech

Sports & Entertainment

Aramark
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Public Theater
Gay Games 9

Healthcare

Globalcast MD
Lake Health
Medworks
Sisters of Charity Health System

Institution

Bellefaire JCB
Cuyahoga Community College
Mandel JDS
St. Ignatius High School

Real Estate & Development

Fairmount Properties
Goldberg Companies
Stark Enterprises
Welty Building Company

Manufacturing

Lincoln Electric
Oliver Printing Co.
Storm Power
Voss Aerospace

Hospitality

Bomba Tacos & Rum
Georgio's Pizza
Paladar Latin Kitchen
Select Restaurants

Non-Profit/Civic

Bruening Foundation
Cleveland Intl. Film Festival
Hunger Network
Ohio City

Mike Ozan

Mike Ozan
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Creative Officer

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
Hold hands, move mountains, accelerate fortunes, take punches, evangelize, meditate, panic, meditate, soothe, buckle down, cheerlead, nay say, excite clients and do what others say cannot be done.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
I am impressed with our grit and our grace and inspired by our fearlessness. I thrive on our deep belief in each other, our ideas and our clients. I love that every year more and more smart people buy into the dream of a husband and wife who set out to prove that Cleveland could be better.

Connie Ozan

Connie Ozan
Chief Design Officer

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I’m the founder of TWIST with my husband Mike. As an agency visionary and decision-maker, I lead the team on TWIST projects and needs, from branding and interior experience, to agency management, operations and strategy.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
I started my career as a graphic designer. I love coming to TWIST because it's where I can "be me" and pursue that original passion. Most of all, I love our energy and the opportunity to work with the most talented creatives in Cleveland.

Josh Altman

Josh Altman
Managing Director

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
Every day I work to make our clients’ businesses better. Having a client put their trust in you is a big deal and I do everything possible to strengthen it. From strategy through implementation, I help clients tell their brand stories in ways that engage and activate their customers.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
This is a tremendously creative and entrepreneurial place. When they say “Fearless Thinkers” it’s true. Every day I witness the ability of this group and know we’re destined for big things.

Christopher Oldham

Christopher Oldham
Vice President of Creative Services

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I make things. I must invent and experiment; I am addicted to it. If it is hard, or can’t be done, I will find a way to do it. I learn, I observe, I make for the world to be a better place.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
My happy place is a brand expressed through meaningful experiences and design that touches all dimensions and mediums.

Charlene Coughlin

Charlene Coughlin
Vice President of Account Services

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I work side by side with all teams at TWIST - strategy, research, creative, media, film and video, finance and business development - to chart a course for each client that TWIST collaborates and partners with. I represent each client here at TWIST.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
Collaboration (and laughter) is key at TWIST. I like working with each of our teams, uncovering new solutions to client challenges and advancing their business.

Stefanie D'Angelo

Stefanie D'Angelo
Director of Operations

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I do a little bit of everything, short of creating the work itself. My responsibilities include client communication, project scheduling and management, internal organization and vendor relations. I’m here to support and enable our team to efficiently and effectively meet our clients’ goals.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
Variety. I get to work on something different every day - so I'm always learning something new.

Joel Miller

Joel Miller
Director of Design

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I lead and collaborate with a team of wonderfully talented designers and writers to create visual languages for brands. I art direct photo shoots, create visual identity systems, design websites and interfaces, provide creative vision and oversee the design process to ensure that the end product meets the client’s objectives.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
I work here because of our dedication to making the work outstanding and because of the amazing lengths we will go to in order to make that happen.

Garrett Haas

Garrett Haas
Director of Interactive

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
Create digital experiences that help tell a brand’s story online.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
Working with the team to make the best work we can.

Anna Meyer

Anna Meyer
Designer

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I work with the creative team to execute conceptual ideas through design and illustration.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
What I love about TWIST is our dedication to quality work and a wide array of goofball personalities.

Stacey Vaselaney

Stacey Vaselaney
Senior Public Relations Consultant

A seasoned public relations practitioner with client and agency experience. She leverages more than 25 years of expertise when designing and executing strategic communications, publicity and social media programs.

Throughout her career, Stacey has served high-profile, national consumer brands. She has rounded out her experience with work on the business-to-business side, including companies such as Steritech, GE Capital, CT Logistics, Materion, Parker-Hannifin, and Oil Skimmers Inc., as well as in the civic realm through volunteer work for a number of Northeast Ohio non-profit agencies.

Stacey provides media relations, writing, crisis communications and non-traditional public relations support to TWIST Creative, Inc.

Carmen Zadell

Carmen Zadell
Account Executive

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I build relationships. As a lead on our account team, I work directly with our clients to truly understand their unique challenges, then collaborate with our team to develop and execute strategic marketing plans and creative.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
The culture and creativity. Every member of the TWIST family is encouraged to speak up, ask questions and share ideas - always. We get to work in an environment where we all truly can be Fearless Thinkers, and it's been so great to embrace that.

Kelly Zandy

Kelly Zandy
Assistant Account Executive

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
I work with the TWIST team to ensure our clients achieve their business dreams. From discovery to execution, I assist in making their experience with us seamless and empowering in everything from workflow and budgets to social media execution.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
I have never been a part of a more creative and ambitious group of people. No matter how late we need to work, the creativity and effort never falters. No problem is too big or too challenging with a team this strong.

Mary Lampros

Mary Lampros
Assistant Account Executive

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
As part of the Account Team, I help manage client projects and work to meet unique expectations. Collaborating across departments, I focus on strategy execution for social media and assisting with day-to-day marketing and account services needs.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
At TWIST, we work on behalf of our clients to create brand images that are cohesive, innovative and exciting. I learn something new every day!

Pedro Huertas

Pedro Huertas
Design Intern

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
Designing small-scale material, working with leadership to help determine design direction, and participating in concept sessions are just a few of the things that I do at TWIST as a design intern.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT TWIST?
Being able to learn something new every day. I have had a couple internships leading up to here, and the experience is unlike any other. I look forward to becoming a better designer and a more critical thinker during my time at TWIST.