Award-Winning Digital Marketing Since 2019

About Brandspire

Brandspire is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Youngstown that specializes in providing clients with high-quality, process-driven deliverables within the disciplines of search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and paid advertising.

We don’t make bogus claims such as being “Youngstown’s #1 marketing agency” like some of our competitors do… we just promise to work hard to get real, measurable results for our clients. We also tend to be easy to work with and responsive, which is icing on the cake.

Ryan working on laptop

Brandspire’s Core Values


Brandspire believes in being open and honest with our clients, treating them how we would want to be treated. We do not skew data to look more favorable, hide access to ad accounts, etc.


We value being honest and truthful in all aspects of our business. We maintain our integrity by avoiding deceptive practices, such as taking on clients who are direct competitors.


Sure, clients pay our bills… but we do not take on every business that reaches out to us. We actively seek to partner with clients we are proud to work with, not just make money off of.


Without focus, failure is highly possible. This is why we strive to not be pulled in a million directions or end up constantly missing deadlines like many agencies. We cap our workload.


Respect is a two-way street. We treat all of our clients with the respect they deserve. We also deserve respect and do not tolerate behavior that is rude, abusive, or highly inappropriate.


Marketing is ever-changing. This is why we value ongoing education in our profession. We set aside time to continue to learn and grow as marketing professionals. Staying stagnant is not an option.

Ryan Kallok


Youngstown-born and raised, Ryan founded Brandspire after working in various marketing positions throughout the past decade with the mission of providing marketing services of the highest caliber possible for his clients. Brandspire is not his first business; he founded Distinct Industries in 2008, which he owned for almost a decade. Ryan worked in the community engagement department at Mill Creek MetroParks as a graphic designer and digital marketer right out of college for nearly four years. Additionally, Ryan has worked for other agencies in various full time and freelance positions before founding Brandspire.

Ryan combines his creative mindset with his business acumen to help make him a relentless industry leader. He studied Business Management at the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University.

A pro at prioritizing his work-life balance, when Ryan is not knee-deep in projects, he’s most likely traveling for leisure or playing guitar.

Fun fact: Ryan has a rare last name that almost no one pronounces correctly (it sounds like “kay-lock”).