September 25, 2023

W.Bradford Announces Massive Growth, Bold Rebrand as Part of Cincinnati Expansion Strategy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 25, 2023

207% Revenue Increase Since 2019 Relocation to Cincinnati Underlines Emerging Creative Agency’s Staying Power in Local Market
Cincinnati Agency Rebrand

CINCINNATI – W.Bradford, a full-service marketing and advertising agency headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, shared robust business growth numbers today, alongside its corporate rebrand. The announcement underlined the creative agency’s rise in the local market as an emerging leader in creative services for Cincinnati-area businesses.

Founded in 2017, W.Bradford relocated from Miami, Florida, to Cincinnati in late 2019. After the move, W.Bradford has since experienced a 207% annual revenue increase and a 650% staffing increase, in addition to its expansion into office space in the historic 311 Elm building downtown.

“Cincinnati has given wings to our vision of becoming a creative leader in the Midwest,” said Will Sears, Founder and CEO of W.Bradford. “Never could I have imagined the unique growth path Cincinnati would provide for us to produce transformational work for major players in various industries, and it feels like we’re only getting started.”

Operating with a global roster of clients, W.Bradford provides a powerful suite of marketing capabilities including branding, web design and development, content creation, social media, digital marketing, and creative direction. Cincinnati-area clients include LSI Industries, LEM Products, Northside Farmers Market, and BlaCkOWned Outerwear. 

W.Bradford holds unmatched expertise and capabilities in the commercial lighting and architecture industries, having worked with over a dozen leading lighting manufacturers globally.

“A key to our success moving forward is to deepen our Cincinnati roots by giving back to a community that has already been so good to us,” Sears said. “In addition to our existing partnership with the Xavier University Williams College of Business, we are developing innovative programming to foster career opportunities for college and high school students of color seeking careers in the marketing profession.”

W.Bradford, a proponent of diversity initiatives, is also Cincinnati’s only marketing business with a National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC®) certification.

The agency rolled out its fashion-forward corporate rebrand to flex its creative presence in the market—a scheme complete with metallic gold lips and people with heads replaced with gold objects and retro TV sets.

“We want to put everyone on notice that we exist to take bold, unapologetic creative risks that help our clients cut through the noise in saturated industries,” said James Donaldson, Creative Director at W.Bradford. “While Cincinnati may appear to be a more reserved market, the bold approaches we’re taking with local clients are helping transform their competitive positions. We are clearly doing something differently in this market, and it’s working.”

W.Bradford is located at 311 Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati. Learn more about W.Bradford at


About W.Bradford:
W.Bradford, a privately held creative marketing agency headquartered in Cincinnati, collaborates with brands, agency partners, and marketing professionals to produce transformational work in a variety of industries. Since its founding in 2017, W.Bradford has worked with businesses of all sizes to deliver work that provides a competitive advantage in their respective industries. Learn more at