Our History

Unlike most marketing agencies, our roots are in IT! Founded by Marisa Smith in 2009, The Whole Brain Group began as a scrappy startup and has grown into an industry leader. Our IT roots are still visible in the many innovative solutions we offer to our clients.

While our team has changed a bit over the years, we attract people (and clients!) who have a sense of humor, but are serious about getting things done. We remain committed to making inbound marketing accessible for small businesses that want to grow.

We have always called Ann Arbor home, and we regularly volunteer our time to help make it a better place.

What You See is What You Get.

When you meet the Whole Brain team, you’ll find that we all share these common values:

  • Go-getter attitude
  • Crave and nurture collaboration
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Serve with enthusiasm
  • Learn and improve every day

We strive to be real, tell the truth even when it’s hard, and make ourselves accessible to our clients and to each other.

For the past 3 years, we have hosted the local HubSpot User Group. Join us sometime to learn more about inbound marketing best practices and new technologies.