Our Difference

Positioning Is Our Position®: Innis Maggiore is an agency that brings a positioning perspective to help our clients win mind share against competitors, drive their success, and build long-term customer loyalty and market value.
We believe positioning is the most powerful way to market, now more than ever. That's how we have become the nation's #1 positioning ad agency.
We commit to never advertise on a whim; rather, to execute on the basis of sound brand positioning, integrity, and good judgment, combining the best of our strategic and tactical talents to deliver measured results.

As America's #1 positioning ad agency, Innis Maggiore is independently owned and ranked in the top 10% of all AAAA advertising agencies.


Chuck Innis founded the agency in 1974 and Dick Maggiore became president and CEO in 1989. In the mid-90s, Innis Maggiore began to build its reputation as the nation's leading positioning agency, working directly with author Jack Trout, who coined the term. Since the late 90s, the agency has more than tripled in size.
More than 100 ADDY® Awards in in the past five years, including Judges Award and Best of Show. 

Advertising Age named Innis Maggiore "Ohio's Fastest Growing Agency" for three consecutive years.

In 2009, Jack Trout dedicated his latest book, 
In Search of the Obvious, to agency President & CEO, Dick Maggiore.

Value Creation
The aim of any marketing strategy we develop is to drive near- and long-term value creation. To do that, we developed the Appreciative Discovery®, a fast-paced, proprietary process we use to gain insights about a brand, its stakeholders, and its marketplace distinctions that are essential to formulating a positioning hypothesis. To learn more about our unique approach, click here.
PositionistView®

PositionistView® is an inside look into Innis Maggiore's thinking, culture and talent. They're opinon pieces through the positioning filter. No jargon. No ad-speak babble.

April 7, 2021

Advertisers have long understood the potency of television (TV) as a brand-building medium for consumer products. However, business-to-business advertisers typically kept their distance, and for good reason. If you are like most B2B advertisers, you don’t have the luxury of the large media budgets and soft accountabilities afforded consumer brands. With no way to target niche audiences, traditional TV has simply been too expensive and too wasteful to be considered viable in the B2B marketing mix.

April 7, 2021

Programmatic advertising, since the late 90s, had been waiting for a similar catapult, and 2020 brought it. While total ad spend in programmatic had grown by double digits each year since 2017, those in the know say it got the big boost from the pandemic, allowing 2020 to be dubbed, “the year of programmatic.” What was the inflection point?

 

February 11, 2021

In this year's National Football League AFC Divisional Round playoff game, Cleveland Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski was accused of playing it safe. Trailing by five, facing fourth and nine in the fourth quarter, he punted and put the game in the hands of his defense. Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid, later facing fourth and one, left his offense on the field and went for it.

August 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may be the biggest shock to our lives and livelihoods since the Spanish flu in 1918. Our lives and the economy have come to a near full halt. There’s major economic upheaval from Wall Street to Main Street. The ground below us has shaken.

April 20, 2020

The Chinese word for “crisis” is frequently cited for its use of two Chinese characters signifying “danger” and “opportunity.

Agency News

From associate promotions and new team members to awards and events, keep up with the growth and good things happening at Innis Maggiore.

March 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (March 2, 2021) — Perfect Power Wash, Ohio’s leading professional-grade power washing company, has named Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, as its agency of record. The Innis Maggiore team is excited to work with Ohio’s leader in professional-grade power washing.
February 22, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned seven awards at the 2021 American Advertising Federation Awards (ADDY® Awards) ceremony Friday evening.
January 19, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 19, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Rose Browning as director of media services. Browning will lead Innis Maggiore’s media-related activities, including strategy, research, planning, buying, negotiating and reporting.
November 17, 2020
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 17, 2020) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Tony Bell as director of client services.
October 13, 2020
CANTON, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2020) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned two Healthcare Advertising Awards, the oldest, largest and most widely respected advertising competition in the healthcare industry. One award is for the development of the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital website.