John Sammon

CEO/Founder at Sixth City Marketing
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I am the CEO and founder of Sixth City Marketing in Cleveland, OH. I also am the owner of Shop Athens Ohio and This One Time in College, which sell t-shirts targeted towards various colleges in Ohio. Grizzled internet marketing vet with over 15 years of experience.

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  • "Bring in something for your team — Getting food/donuts/coffee/bagels/pastries as a surprise is a great way to say thank you. Don’t just get Dunkin’ Donuts — try to find a place that’s unique and that you like or is well known so that they know that you care. Pay for it out of your own pocket if you have to. These small things make a big difference with the team. Often people forget to even eat breakfast and they appreciate this." (

    13 April 2021
  • "What's always kept me motivated especially when at critical stages of the building business is the score to the Moneyball soundtrack. I've built my business from the ground up and there were/are many times where you relate to what Billy Beane went through in the 2002 season. For me, it's taking advantage of the opportunity in front of you building something. Building a business is a grind (one song is titled it's a process) and sometimes you have to dig in and push through. That's when I dial it up on Spotify." (

    13 April 2021
  • “I try to mall walk on my lunch hour, in running a growing advertising agency, you’re sitting all day and the job, in general, can be stressful. I find it helpful to get away and walk about 20 to 40 minutes in the mall. In a strange way, it helps digest what has gone down in the morning, and what I need to focus on in the afternoon.” (

    13 April 2021