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The Deciding Factor named one of Cincinnati’s ‘Best Places to Work’

The Deciding Factor named one of Cincinnati’s ‘Best Places to Work’

The Deciding Factor, a strategic integrated marketing agency, was recently recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a Finalist for their Best Places to Work distinction.

“We have always felt we have a special work environment at The Deciding Factor. It’s an honor to be officially recognized for that,” said Karen Holzer, president of the agency. “As a team, we value the talents and gifts we each bring to our work and we act in a truly collaborative effort. This award affirms what we’ve always known about our company – that we’re unique and a great place to work.”

To receive the award, the agency’s employees completed a 40-question survey that covered topics such as whether employees were fulfilled in their work, felt appreciated and valued and if the company’s goals aligned with their own.

The Deciding Factor’s scores earned the company a place as one of three finalists in the small business, first-time participant category. In one response to an open-ended question in the survey, one employee wrote, “I consider working here a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” A commitment to family and excellent client service is at the core of what distinguishes The Deciding Factor from other corporate environments. The agency recognizes that employees are most productive and creative when they are fulfilled in the work they’re doing and are able to find a work-life balance outside the office, Holzer said.

“Our team is like a family. Our hiring process is extremely selective and finding a good ‘fit’ is just as important as the credentials and experience on a resume,” Holzer said. “Because we like our clients, as well as appreciate their business, that rubs off on the team, and we’re all passionate about seeing them succeed. We don’t just give them the marketing tools and say ‘job’s done.’ We cheer their successes and find fulfillment in being a part of their team,” she said.

About The Deciding Factor
The Deciding Factor is a strategically-focused marketing firm headquartered in Mason, Ohio. Believing that companies of all sizes can benefit from comprehensive, strategic marketing initiatives, they offer a full range of services to mid-sized businesses and divisions of larger corporations. Services include marketing strategy, brand positioning, advertising, public relations, website development, sales communications and direct marketing. For more information, visit

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