The audience-first St. Louis Digital Marketing Agency

Let’s start with a question.

Who are the clients you desperately need to reach?

You are a change maker: with your clients, your customers, your team. You light up when your product, service, or experience actually connects with those it’s designed to help.

It’s not just because you want to be successful. It’s because you genuinely want to make other people’s lives better.

And so, you build your organization’s teams and systems. You refine them until they achieve maximum effectiveness. You live for those days when everything’s working as it should.

But there’s a problem (isn’t there always?).

You feel like your online presence doesn’t reflect the great work you do. Whether or not it looks beautiful, it doesn’t help people transition from “thinking about it” to taking the next step in your call to action.

That’s where we come in. At Black Raven, we create…

…digital experiences…designed for your audience…to meet your business objectives…

…whatever they may be.

If your digital marketing doesn’t work the way it should, if it doesn’t look beautiful, or if it doesn’t help prospects convert, we can help.

What is audience-first
digital marketing?

Most organizations have a difficult time shifting perspectives and seeing themselves the way their audience does.

We here at Black Raven see things differently. We take a bird’s eye, top-down approach, looking at your company the way your ideal customer looks at you. Then, we help you retool your digital marketing for maximum effect.

We guide our clients through our four-step process:


When we begin collaborating, we don’t immediately ask, “What do you want to make?”  Instead we start by asking:

  1. Who is your audience?
  2. Who are you?
  3. What are your objectives?


The answers to these questions will be our guiding light for everything we create for you, as we connect your objectives to the needs, desires, and expectations of your vital audience.


Once we know who you’re trying to reach, who you are, and how best to reach them, we go to work. Everything we make for your company is custom-tailored for your audience on your behalf to meet your business objectives. We will work with you to make sure it meets your high standards of quality and our high standards of technical excellence so that your deliverable looks (and works) real good.


Whatever we create, we see through to completion and deliver on time.

Black Raven AFC will stick by your side, providing support, counsel, and service that ensures you show up in front of your audience and make an impact.


As data nerds and continuous improvement geeks we can’t help but use all available information after deployment to make your deliverable even better. We’ll analyze, strategize, and implement as much as you will let us to keep improving your connection to your vital audience.

Get Started Creating Your Audience-First Online Presence

If you’re ready to stop treading water and create:

|   A website that looks and feels like your brand
|  SEO that gets not just traffic, but results
|  Content marketing that keeps leads warm and helps them convert
Social media content that brings life to your online presence
Video that will put the eyes on you on any platform
Digital advertising to maximize your reach and growth opportunities

Don’t go at it alone without an intentional, audience-first digital marketing plan. Instead, let Black Raven help you create something that speaks to those you want to reach most.

Get in touch with us and see if we can help you build a Marketing Roadmap for your business.

From for-profits to non-profits, Brian has spent the last 15 years helping organizations connect with their audiences. He’s done this in roles as creator, manager, vendor, and client.

Brian’s got two primary roles at Black Raven: The Glue, and The Grease. On the sticky side, he brings everyone together around a unified vision that puts people first. On the slick side, he helps things keep moving forward to make sure clients are getting better solutions.

Whether she’s working one-on-one with a client, or managing workflows for the Black Raven Team, Kym is a pro at organization and communication. She enjoys working with people and getting to know the ins and outs of every project. Her curiosity and organizational skills make her someone you want on the job to keep things moving.

Andrea adds a wealth of experience to the Black Raven team, having worked in a variety of tech-related roles for the past 16 years. From quality assurance to SEO implementation, marketing, brand management, project management, and more, Andrea has applied her knowledge to become a superstar client success advocate at Black Raven. Above all else, Andrea enables clear and consistent communication with our clients and internal teams.

Brandon is our St Louis web developer extraordinaire. At Black Raven, Brandon makes sure the technical aspects of the websites we build are working as they should be. He also helps provide out-of-the-box solutions to solve unique client needs.

An important value for Brandon is freedom, and the ability to pursue what makes you happy in life.

Whitney is a Creative Director at Black Raven, which means she pretty much gets involved with a little bit of everything for our clients. From leading other creatives, to getting her hands dirty and designing herself, Whitney brings vision and clarity to projects in the face of mounting details and deadlines.

Nick Hibbeler is Black Raven’s Content Manager, working with clients to develop and edit written content for their websites, blogs, social media, and more. Nick’s audience first expertise is on the forefront as he helps clients develop world class podcasts from idea to launch.

Brylee brings her growth mindset to each client by providing world class Search Engine and Reputation Management for brands. Her intent based search approach helps audiences find what they are looking for in the digital communication platforms our clients use.

Mikey made his way to the design world through a series of twists and turns, after beginning his professional career as, wait for it, an… accountant? During the journey from bean counter to pixel pusher, he’s learned a few things about how to connect with an audience through intentional design.
Mikey combines his artistic sensibilities with world class marketing chops to help clients realize their vision.

TJ Vorva is Black Raven’s Paid Digital Strategist, working with clients to develop paid ad campaigns and create audiences on Google and Social Media. His background includes social media management, digital marketing, email marketing, video editing, project management, and paid marketing.

Kayleigh has a passion for all things aesthetic; from designing beautiful imagery to go along with her sharp copy, to creating color fiber works of art, she is a consummate student of growth and improvement in everything she creates.

Jennifer loves helping clients find the perfect marketing solution for their needs. Jennifer’s wide expertise and optimistic attitude make her an in demand partner for our team and clients alike.

Eric’s entrepreneurial background in custom home building and light commercial construction help him strategize with clients of all shapes and sizes. He works to develop audience first strategies that drive real results for clients.

We’re on a growth path to make our nest much bigger. More room for activities, new clients, and new ravens. Do you have something special to bring to our team? We always love hearing from visual change-makers and marketing movers-and-shakers. Think of it this way, maybe we just don’t know we need you yet…

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