A vibrant, creative city like Charlottesville deserves a vibrant, creative marketing agency. Clients look to us to help them tell their stories. Whether those stories are told in the traditional sense—through radio, commercials or print ads—or through more experimental ways with data, brand sentiments and public relations, we’re here to help them find a narrative that is unique to them.

We serve the Charlottesville business and entrepreneur community as a full service marketing agency, and it’s a role we’re more than happy to step into. Rather than dish out “tried and true” tactics that have worked for other clients in the past, we’ll sit down to truly understand what makes an individual business successful and we’ll create unique strategies for them.

What we do

Web Design

A website is one of the most valuable tools in your brand arsenal. It's what informs search engines of the necessary information about your business and services. It's what consumers will reach for when they're trying to make a buying decision. It's what will remain a living and breathing (so to speak) extension of your brand.

Brand Strategy

As brand strategists, we understand that the Charlottesville demographic is unique, and that means that your business's brand needs to be just as special. Whether you're a local, small business only serving the Charlottesville market, or you simply call Charlottesville your home base but are reaching much further, we're here to help craft a brand that will stand the test of time.

Content Marketing

Getting search engines to notice and prioritize your business has become complicated. Between local SEO efforts, Google My Business listings and service ads just to stay top-of-page in local Charlottesville searches, it can feel like a full time job. That's where we come in. We'll craft a content strategy that prioritizes local search, but also puts an emphasis on creating rich, valuable content for your website that helps your brand play on the broader level as well.


Our team-based work is our time to shine. Businesses who retain us long-term are able to realize the value of having a team champion their brand and marketing on their behalf. Where other marketing agencies bill by the hour or charge a premium for one-off projects, we'll work on a retainer structure that maximizes the work you'll get from us each month.

What our clients say

Showcasing our work has never been a priority for us for two reasons: For starters, we prefer humility. But secondly, and probably most important, we are fiercely protective of our clients. In many client partnerships, we aren’t just vendors fulfilling a role, we are extensions of their marketing team and are often written into their organizational charts as such. That’s not something we take lightly and it’s a relationship we value to the highest level.

However, we know that it’s important to show our work in order to gain future client trust. So, you’ll be seeing some examples coming soon. In the meantime, hear from some of our clients and why they love working with us:

“If you want business growth and to stake your claim in the marketplace, I would spend my money here rather than anywhere else. That is exactly what we did and we are thrilled with our outcome.  We don’t regret a dime spent with the team at 434 Marketing.  And I look forward to a long road ahead with them.”

Shannon Leedy

Marketing Director at Piedmont Eye Center

“The new Lynchburg Community Market website is everything we had hoped for. Working with 434 Marketing was a genuine pleasure – they understood our vision and took it to the next level. We are so happy with the end result – our new site is a fantastic representation of all that our market has to offer to the community.”

Ashley Kershner

Executive Director at DLA

“434 Marketing has done a fantastic job for us! The campaigns that they have run continually produce fantastic revenue-generating leads. Their marketing and web development skills have been instrumental in creating and growing our brand. As long as we are able we will be working alongside 434 Marketing.”

Nick Liberto

Executive Director at Proven Men

Our work

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