Top Independent Digital Agency, Rosetta, Moves Cleveland Operations Downtown to Accommodate Growth

Rosetta Marketing Group Leases 80,000 Square Feet in Former National City Bank Building

Jan 28, 2010, 15:00 ET from Rosetta

CLEVELAND, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosetta, the nation's largest and fastest growing independent digital marketing agency, today announced plans to consolidate its local operations into a 80,000 square foot space at 629 Euclid Ave. in downtown Cleveland.

The agency, ranked as one of the nation's ten largest digital advertising agencies by Advertising Age Magazine, will move approximately 400 team members who currently occupy space in Beachwood and Independence, to the new location. The company expects to make the move in early Fall of 2010.

"As one of Cleveland's fastest growing companies, we are proud to play a significant role in the revitalization of downtown," said Rosetta President, Brad Wertz.  "We are committed to enhancing the positive change that is occurring in downtown Cleveland, and we hope that the addition of our rapidly expanding business and our 400+ team members will further enhance the community. Downtown Cleveland has so many great new amenities and entertainment options and we are thrilled with what these new options will now offer our team members and clients."

"Rosetta is a company that recognizes that downtown Cleveland is an urban center that can help them with attracting and retaining highly skilled Arts and Technology employees.  This creative class of workers are looking for a quality of life that in this case is unique to Cleveland... as we are home to three professional sports teams within walking distance of each other, world class restaurants and cultural institutions," said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. "Cleveland also has a significant presence in the healthcare, finance and hospitality industries all of which are important to Rosetta's business."

Rosetta will occupy five of the existing floors and is building a new penthouse level on the top floor of the building for the agency's conference and client entertainment needs. The dynamic new penthouse floor is planned to have state-of-the-art conference rooms, a gaming set-up for team members, and a large outside terrace with a putting green. The space is being designed as a "home away from home" for the agency's team members. Rosetta's space is being designed by FORUM Architectural Services, LLC, of Cleveland.  

Kurt Holstein, Co-Founder & President of Rosetta, said the move was necessitated by the agency's rapid growth across custom web design, consumer experience and search engine marketing services. As a result of the move, the entire Cleveland team will be located in this central location designed to facilitate greater collaboration and provide access to state-of-the-art resources and facilities. "We expect to experience continued substantial growth in Cleveland over the next several years and are thrilled to have a location that will be able to accommodate our growth," Holstein adds.

In addition to its Cleveland operations, Rosetta is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with offices in New York, Denver, Boston and Chicago.  "With offices around the country and clients visiting us from around the world, we look forward to bringing increased positive visibility to downtown Cleveland," said Wertz.

Rosetta was represented in the transaction by Grubb & Ellis.

About Rosetta

Founded in 1998, Rosetta has rapidly become the largest independent interactive agency in the US. AdAge ranks it amongst the top ten digital agencies and the fastest growing agency from any discipline within the top 50. Rosetta is rated a "strong performer" in a recently published Forrester Wave report. Rosetta focuses on driving material business impact by helping its clients make their brands more personally relevant through its patented Personality®-based Segmentation, which provides deep insights into the underlying drivers of consumer choice. Rosetta's industry-focused marketers and creative teams translate these insights into marketing solutions that use world-class technology, search and media to attract, retain and strengthen a brand's most valuable customer relationships. 

Rosetta brings deep industry expertise to its client work within the Retail & Consumer Products; Healthcare; Financial Services; Communications, Media & Technology; Travel & Leisure and B2B markets. Rosetta's clients include OfficeMax, Scholastic, Coach and Luxottica (retail); Allergan, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, and Otsuka (healthcare); Citizens, HSBC, Nationwide and Fidelity (financial services); and Marriott (travel and leisure), Microsoft and T-Mobile (communications, media & technology).

Rosetta is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices in New York, Cleveland, Denver, Boston and Chicago.

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