Your Spark. Our Focus. Brilliant Results

Feb 25, 2021


In the city of Cincinnati, filled with creative energy and different mediums of advertising, we find ourselves just one of the many talented agencies helping companies capture their spark.

In a city full of diverse talent, how do you find the right partner to help you take your idea to the next level? It starts with finding a company that is going to make YOUR SPARK their FOCUS.


We are a Cincinnati-based agency that believes relationships and genuine midwestern grit are the secret to developing irresistible content. The foundation of our work is in clearly visualizing and explaining product benefits and attributes with a compelling story that engages the heart and mind. With our suite of creatives, copywriters, illustrators, designers, and video editors – as well as an on-premise studio – we’ve got a smarter, faster way to strategically usher ideas through the creative process.

Our Focus

At our core, our focus is in three core areas: Innovation, Creative, and Production. Streamlining a fractured traditional process, we do it all under one roof.

  • Innovation – Reveal Hidden Insights. We thrive on solving product puzzles – patterning with you to make the unreal real.
    • Workshops
    • Concept Development
    • Technical Product Stories
    • Product, Brand, and Commercial Innovation

  • Creative – Illuminate the Unseen. Using data, ideas, and insights, we synthesize, aggregate, and iterate until the final product shines.
    • Illustration
    • Digital and Print Design
    • Visual Prototyping
    • MOA and RTB Visuals
    • Veteran Commercial and Product Storytelling

Upstream production
  • Production – Capture the Magic in a Moment. Our imagination and expertise propel us to look at the world from unique angles that tell – and sell – the story.
    • Ecommerce
    • Snackable Content
    • Full In-house Post-Production Studio
    • 2D and 3D Animation
    • Motion Graphics

Let’s Work Together

Let’s be honest. There are many talented agencies out there, each with their unique approach. So, why Upstream? Hear us out…

  • When looking at any new project, we are Information-Led and Story-Driven. We mine science and data, through a strategic lens, using intense focus to unlock dazzling, effective communication.
  • We have a deep product development experience. We create content with an expert understanding in a new product innovation and “go-to-market” strategy.
  • We pride ourselves on how agile we are. We create and respond quickly to feedback because everything happens under one roof.
  • We have an experimental, exploratory mindset, which means our curious nature makes us fearless and forward thinking.

At the end of the day, we love what we do. We are a diverse group, rooted in passion, excitement and curiosity. And we hope to partner soon.