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Digital marketing seminars by Gorilla 76 and Evolve Digital Labs

Meet the presenters

Gorilla 76

We make brands stronger

Gorilla 76 is a web marketing shop that helps companies develop and manage their entire digital presence. They aid clients by identifying their audiences, identifying effective communication channels and crafting stories that speak to their audiences. The company was founded in 2006 by Joe Sullivan and Jon Franko. Learn more on the Gorilla 76 website.

Joe Sullivan

Equipped with dual degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Joe’s got a mind for both art and for business. And the web marketing firm he owns – Gorilla 76 – is the perfect opportunity to bring both backgrounds to life.

Joe cut his teeth as an art director at St. Louis-based ad agency, Schupp Co., before launching his own venture, Gorilla 76, in 2008. Gorilla started as a traditional design shop but soon evolved to have a digital focus, as that’s what the market demanded.

Joe’s been named one of the top young entrepreneurs by Small Business Monthly. His creativity and smart thinking has been recognized with awards for both not-for-profit and out-of-home advertising. Also of note, Joe was a founding member of Launch St. Louis – a St. Louis based nonprofit that helps cancer nonprofits build their “young friends” groups.
@Gorilla76 / @sullivan_joe

Jon Franko

Jon graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in journalism, emphasis in advertising and strategic communication.

Jon’s first writing job was at Moosylvania Marketing in St. Louis, where he wrote a little bit of everything for a little bit of everyone in the Bacardi spirits portfolio. He was at Moosylvania for almost three years, until he started Gorilla 76 with business partner Joe Sullivan.

Jon has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 (2010) and was recognized as one of St. Louis’ Top Young Entrepreneurs by the Small Business Monthly. In addition to Gorilla 76, Jon helped start Launch St. Louis – a St. Louis based nonprofit that helps cancer nonprofits build “young friends” groups.
@Gorilla76 / @jonfranko


Measured search success

Evolve was founded with the vision of being a different kind of digital marketing firm. They believe in having a search plan that relates to your business goals and are dedicated to improving your customer relationships. Derek Mabie has worked with a variety of clients in a variety of industries since starting the venture in 2009. Learn more about Evolve here.

Derek Mabie

After a career as a legitimate rock and roller, Derek Mabie, founder and president of Evolve Digital Labs began his marketing career in Kansas City at MMG worldwide as a project manager. From there he went to Moosylvania Marketing in St. Louis and served as the director of search and analytics. In 2009, Derek started Evolve Digital Labs and has grown the agency significantly since.

Evolve has proven themselves again and again with large clients all across the country. They’re one of St. Louis’ premier search agencies and are consistently ahead of the digital curve. Learn more about Evolve Digital Labs here.
@evolvedigitally / @derekmabie

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