We’re not your average agency.
We founded 215 Marketing in 2013 looking to help local businesses improve their
bottom line, we have evolved into
one of Philadelphia’s premier
marketing agencies an agency that cuts through the bullsh*t, fancy
acronyms, fluffy reports, and noise to provide our clients with custom
marketing and sales solutions that work for them, and will work for you.
A rapidly growing team of success-conscious individuals focused on customer service and results, we believe in treating your business like it's our own and operating accordingly. Our story is your story -- a company always looking to improve, always looking to stay ahead of the curve, always putting our clients' needs first, and always -- we mean always -- remembering that ideas are praised, but execution is rewarded. We get the job done right the first time, with our client’s best interests and business goals in mind. That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.
Meet the minds behind the
madness marketing -- two business-minded individuals, sons of blue-collar entrepreneurs, who met at Drexel in their MBA program, became friends, and decided to launch 215!
Master in Business Administration Innovation
Management & Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
Born and raised across the bridge near Princeton, NJ, Jon (or JJ as many have known him) always had the entrepreneurial bug. He cut his teeth by launching a sports card eBay store as a kid, buying and selling football and baseball cards. He would go on to found his first company -- a painting business -- at just 18 years old. After attending Rowan University for his undergraduate degree, he attend Drexel University, where, on the very first day of class, he happened to sit down next to a shaggy-haired individual that owned the EXACT same laptop as he did -- Garrett Gillin. The rest, as they say, is history.
Currently, in addition to the many hats he wears here at 215 Marketing, Jon is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Rowan University, sits on the Alumni Board of Directors at Rowan University, and on the Board of Directors for the Thomas & Woods Foundation.
Jon is an avid sports memorabilia and trading card collector, a die-hard Miami Dolphins, New York Mets, New York Rangers fan, and wants everyone to know that Central Jersey exists.
His favorite quote is: “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
Masters in Business Administration
Marketing & Entrepreneurship
East Stroudsburg University of
Bachelor of Science Biotechnology
Garrett was born and raised in Upper Darby, just outside of West Philadelphia. His entrepreneurial spirit was ignited by his father, who was a small business owner and mechanic back then. His passion for entrepreneurship led to his co-founding of a discount restaurant website known as Big Sweet Deal.
Fueled by his new-found interest in helping people make good decisions for their businesses, Garrett opted for an MBA program at Drexel Business School where he met Jon Vogel.
Besides overseeing our production team, Garrett is an Adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing at Brandeis University. He also founded a company called Noleuderm to make treatment cheaper for those affected by Vitiligo.
His favorite pastime is spending time with his daughter, Sofie. He also enjoys a game of chess or going for a run.
Garrett used to own a paper airplane business in 3rd grade where he sold custom paper airplanes for $1 during recess. The principal wasn’t cool with the idea and so, it was shut down.