Ann Arbor's Clarity Quest Marketing adds Connecticut office, to expand nationwide

Clarity Quest Marketing has always been known as a company that can get the word out about techie startups. Now the downtown Ann Arbor-based firm is adding all things healthcare to that description.

The 9-year-old marketing agency has traditionally done work for tech and bio-tech firms, but is now growing its customer base to include medical practices and physicians groups. The move is a logical one considering Clarity Quest Marketing's president, Christine Slocumb, is married to a doctor.

"It's a way to diversify," Slocumb says. "The healthcare industry doesn't go through as many ups and downs in hard times."

Clarity Quest Marketing is growing now that the hard times are subsiding. The company has hired three people over the last year, expanding its staff to 12 employees, 10 independent contractors, and an occasional intern. About five of those employees are in the Ann Arbor office, with the rest spread between its Seattle location and the new office in Connecticut. The company expects to add another 3-5 positions over the next year as it continues its U.S. expansion.

"We're growing here to cover the entire country," Slocumb says.

Source: Christine Slocumb, president of Clarity Quest Marketing
Writer: Jon Zemke

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