Announcing the Winner of Our Digital Marketing Makeover


As a digital advertising agency, it only made sense that we would think outside the box when planning a way to give back to the community. In a room full of creative minds an idea was born: what better way to give back than by offering up our services in the form of a complete digital marketing makeover to a deserving nonprofit?

The Digital Boost contest was open to any nonprofit organization headquartered in Columbiana, Mahoning, or Trumbull County in Ohio and Beaver, Lawrence, or Mercer County in Pennsylvania. The rules stipulated that the winner would be chosen via popular vote from a social media campaign that took place throughout the month of June, and today we are excited to announce the winner…

Drumroll, please…SMARTS (Students Motivated by the Arts) has won iSynergy’s first annual Digital Boost contest!

“We are excited to begin work on this project,” said Steve Cross, owner and creative director at iSynergy. “We had a great response to the campaign – SMARTS received 10,521 of nearly 20,000 votes. They are a very deserving organization, and my staff is chomping at the bit to help make a difference for them.”

SMARTS was one of three finalist organizations for our 2017 contest, which also included The Cornerstone, located in Beaver Falls, PA, and Potential Development out of Youngstown. As winner, SMARTS will receive up to $50,000 worth of website design/development, logo design, print collateral design, content writing, content editing, SEO, and website hosting for one calendar year.

“We’re so proud of the support we received, not only from the Mahoning Valley, but also throughout the country,” said Becky Keck, executive director at SMARTS. “I think it’s a great testament to the importance of teaching through the arts as well as to our support base during our transition and into our future.”

SMARTS is a community art school, located in Youngstown’s Ohio One Building, giving K-12 youth access to the arts. Their mission is to provide the highest quality in art education through collaboration and partnerships with public and private organizations.

Pictured Above: Michaela Good (iSynergy staff), Josie Puskar (iSynergy staff), Chris Anthony (iSynergy staff), McKenzie Cross (iSynergy staff), Becky Keck (executive director, SMARTS), Steve Cross (owner, iSynergy), Caroline Lorimer (program director, SMARTS), Carson Fryman (iSynergy staff), and Emily Diorio (iSynergy staff)

For more information about the Digital Boost contest rules and regulations, visit

iSynergy combines traditional offline advertising methods with modern online technologies to produce unprecedented results. Winner of the 2016 Webby People’s Voice Award, iSynergy’s mission is to attract, engage, and delight on a daily basis. New digital technologies, design trends, and marketing developments are monitored continuously in order to craft creative assets that give iSynergy clients a clear advantage, ultimately delivering  the greatest options in marketing and design.

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