Gulf Shores Alabama
What We Do
Search Engine Optimization
Full Media Services
The 9 Agency, based in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a full-service marketing and creative firm. With a concentration in online marketing, The 9 Agency offers innovative solutions to effectively reach your target audience. Whether you are interested in traditional advertising methods or more innovative solutions, our experienced team can develop the right campaign for you.
Our roots stem from architecture, the world wide web, and the ad world. Our thinking - to have a creative shop that is structured lean and efficient that pulls from our strengths and sets ourselves apart from the huge agencies with large overhead. Instead of automatically thinking in terms of TV commercials and print ads, The 9 Agency encourages out of the box ways of reaching your audience. With Passion for what we do, Integrity in how we do it and Pride in everything we create.
As we sit down and brainstorm the direction that we want to pursue, one question keeps popping up: "What would it be like if The 9 Agency only charged the client by the success of our creativeness?" I mean, in realty that is what our clients really desire. Trackable results and amazing design that brings a new look to your business, your organization or you yourself.
The 9 Agency has a very diverse portfolio, from basic web design and advertising clients to multi-million dollar online marketing clients. Here, we prefer to treat you as a partner instead of another client - tailoring our services for you and providing individualized attention to meet all of your needs. At The 9 Agency, we take pride in offering such a wide variety of services. Because our main goal is to satisfy our clients, there is no better way to do business other than to offer an unlimited list of solutions.
Our Core Team:
Creative Director / President
Robby graduated in Architecture in 2003 from Auburn University. He worked in the Architectural field for 4 years before purchasing 9th Street Creative. Robby brought a new, personal aspect to the interactive development world by treating his projects and clients the way an architectural agency would - step by step with constant, clear communication every step of the way. He decided clients should be involved in the creative process rather than being left with a product they hadn’t envisioned. Robby implemented this decision by developing a strong foundation of communication around which all projects at the 9 Agency are built. As President, Robby oversees all operation of the company, consults with customers about Internet marketing, assists with business development, and represents the 9 Agency in the business community. Additionally, Robby actively participates in casting company vision and staff mentoring and development. Under Robby's leadership, The 9 Agency has grown over 200 percent each year of business.
Partner & Online Marketing Strategist
Chase graduated in E-Commerce Marketing in 2005 from The University of Alabama. He has since worked closely with small and large businesses throughout the U.S. in digital video production, web development, search engine optimization and strategic online marketing. He is fluent in a number of fields, including but not limited to the following: digital video production and editing, pay per click marketing, search engine optimization, graphic and web design, photography, email marketing, traffic generation and audio production and editing. He consistently works for clients to improve marketing results using a well designed strategic approach and teaches small and large businesses how to structure their marketing efforts to double or triple their existing returns.
Partner & Digital Marketing Consultant
A native of Tuscaloosa, Joshua graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Management. For more than 12 years, Joshua has worked in a variety of business development roles, including work in 30 countries and 4 languages. With a strong background in both business development and digital marketing, Joshua leads the creative team in focusing on how to help each client achieve their objectives, whether those are to increase sales, gain stronger brand awareness, or to engage customers through viral or grassroots campaigns. Although his consulting experience has spanned most industry sectors, Joshua has led creative teams to develop innovative websites and digital marketing campaigns for more than 100 businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.
Vice President / Client Relationship
Marc Patterson graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Media Productions. Over the span of his creative career, Marc has provided creative direction and project management for insurance companies, real estate companies, universities, collegiate athletic programs, private institutions, engineering firms, non-profits, record labels, and entertainment companies. Whether providing project management for a six-figure project or a local boutique, Marc is dedicated to have every project that he takes on make a strong and positive impact. Most importantly, Marc takes great pride in establishing solid foundations and relationships with all of his clients.
Todd Johnson serves the team as technical director. Todd's talents are essential for in-house communication and project management. He leads a team of web developers and programmers to provide outstanding results for each client. Todd is a skilled programmer as well as a capable manager. Day-to-day activities include managing resources to ensure projects stay on track for delivery, information backup and server maintenance, and directing the information that comes into The 9 for efficient communication between client, creative, and programmer. His knowledge and skill is also essential to helping The 9 stay on the cutting edge of technological capabilities.
A fresh member of The 9 Agency team, Amanda Johnson graduated from the University of Alabama with an English Degree and a focus in Creative Writing. She is currently in the final stages of thesis work and will have her Master's degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Alabama in May 2011. Since youth, Amanda has embraced a strong desire to work in a creative field and, while enrolled in graduate school, she discovered graphic design to be the ideal medium for showcasing her creative talents. With more than 2 years of work in graphic design, Amanda has extensive experience in logo design and branding, poster design, and print advertising. She is eager to expand her knowledge of website design and become a valuable addition to The 9 Agency.
The 9 Agency - serving Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Montgomery with web design, branding, web hosting, marketing and advertising since 2001.