Meet Brigid’s Path, Our 2019 C-3 Cares Recipient

Way back in 2013, we introduced the C-3 Cares initiative. The idea was simple: use our talents and expertise to serve non-profits in the Dayton area. In the years since we began the program, we’ve provided marketing materials, including websites, print pieces, social media training and consulting, branding, and more, to many deserving charities and non-profits. In all, we’ve donated over $50,000 in award-winning projects, services, and time under the C-3 Cares banner.

We’re pleased to announce our 2019 C-3 Cares recipient: Brigid’s Path

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Brigid’s Path provides inpatient medical care for drug-exposed newborns and non-judgmental support and advocacy to improve family outcomes. It’s a tremendous organization that’s tackling a massive problem in the region.

The entire C-3 team is excited to support Brigid’s Path and the vital work they do in our community. We look forward to being a part of “their team” this year.

Nonplussed: Google+ to be shuttered on April 2

google+ logo on illustrated sticky noteAs you may have heard (or read in your inbox), Google is finally putting an end to the Google+ experiment. On April 2, 2019, Google will shut down all consumer accounts on the platform and begin the process of deleting all Google+ content.

While the masses are not exactly mourning in the streets over the loss of Google’s (failed) response to Facebook, savvy users may need to take action to preserve their valuable content.

Download Your Stuff

While Google+ will soon be going the way of the dodo, you still have time to download any photos and other content from the platform. Fortunately, Google has provided instructions to do just that. To quote the Big G:

“You can download an archive of all your Google+ data at once, including your Google+ circles, Communities, Streams, and +1’s. Your Google+ archive includes your photos and videos from Google+.

  1. Go to the Download your data page. You might have to sign in. Your available Google+ data will be preselected.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Choose a file type.
  4. Choose how you want your data delivered.
  5. Click Create archive.

Note: If you want to download Google+ Pages content, sign in as the Google+ Page.”

Another thing to keep in mind: no other Google services will be affected as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown. If you already have your files backed up on another service like Gmail, Google Photos, or Google Drive, you’re good to go.

Anything Else?

If you’re a G Suite customer, Google+ isn’t completely going away. According to Google, “new enterprise-grade features in Google+ help businesses drive collaboration.” …which sounds like we may be looking at a new challenger for the Slack throne.

Google+ is dead, long live Google+!

Have more questions or need help recovering your content from Google+? Contact the C-3 Group and we’ll be glad to lend a hand.

A Big (and Exciting!!) Change at C-3


Dayton, Ohio — C-3 Group has announced that April Pollock, a co-founder of the advertising and marketing agency, has purchased the company from Brad Cullman and assumed the role of president. Pollock most recently served as C-3 Group vice-president and was named partner in 2016.

“It is bittersweet, for sure,” said Cullman. “It was a very difficult decision but, for a number of personal reasons, it was time for me to step aside. However, there’s no one else I can think of better to hand over the reins to than my friend and partner of more than 10 years, April Pollock. I have all the confidence in the world in April’s ability to lead C-3 to continued success and to an even brighter future.”

Cullman said he will remain with the company in an executive consultant role.

“I am humbled and thrilled to be in this position at this time in my life,” said Pollock. “Brad helped us build a solid foundation with an amazing team of talented individuals.”

One recent development, according to Pollock, is C-3 Group is now the exclusive agency partner in the region for a new audio beacon technology with extensive marketing, entertainment and inventory applications.

Pollock also plans to apply for certified woman-owned business status which will open up even more opportunities for the agency.

“This is a very exciting time for C-3, and I am embracing every minute of it,” she said.




C-3 Group is a small but mighty team of brand strategists, designers, web developers and content creators driven to help our clients succeed through smart marketing, advertising and digital engagement. From strategy to design, C-3 delivers a full suite of advertising and marketing services to help every client get results and tell their unique story. C-3 Group is located at 232 East 6th Street in Dayton’s historic Oregon District.

Introducing the 2018 C-3 Cares Recipient: Greene County Road to Recovery

Five years ago, we began an initiative called C-3 Cares. The idea was simple: to support charitable organizations in the Dayton region and the people who make the Miami Valley a better place to live, work, and play. Since 2013, we’ve had the honor of working with some truly selfless and incredible people; folks who toil every day to make a real difference in our community. It’s a pleasure to continue this great tradition of giving back to those who give so much.

We’re pleased to announce our 2018 C-3 Cares recipient: Greene County Road to Recovery.

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Comprised of treatment agencies in Greene County focused on strengthening the recovery community, Greene County Road to Recovery strives to empower people in early recovery so they can focus on continued success. Their goal is to build a strong support system for those who become overwhelmed with barriers commonly faced in early recovery and help more people overcome addiction and behavioral health issues.

Considering the ongoing opioid crisis and challenges facing those struggling with addiction every day in the Miami Valley, we couldn’t be more excited to work with a group leading the charge to improve recovery options and access to services. We look forward to supporting Greene County Road to Recovery and their mission throughout 2018.


Applications for C-3 Cares will be accepted during the fourth quarter of each year and the selected organization will be chosen and notified the following year. Find out more about C-3 Cares.


Behold Joe Blommel, intern extraordinaire!

Joe Blommel with cardboard box on cutting foodHello citizen, I’m Joe Blommel! By day I’m just your normal timid graphic design intern here at The C-3 Group, but by night I am still just a normal timid graphic design intern!

I would say that I was born in a log cabin but a corporation larger than myself owns the rights to that line, so instead I’ll just say that I was born and raised in and around the Dayton area. Having always had a creative drive and passion for design and art, it only made sense as an awkward teenager to start pursuing an education in the design field. In high school I began with a CTC class on graphic design where I quickly grew to love all forms of design, particularly illustration. From there I enrolled at Sinclair for graphic design and completed an internship at iHeart Media. In the past year, after graduating from Sinclair, I have been mostly working as a freelance designer and illustrator, until the opportunity to be an intern at C-3 came along!

As far as my personality goes most people describe me as quirky and maybe even a little odd (in a good way). I have an affinity for cartoons and am looking to one day pursue a career as an animator. I normally occupy my spare time by drawing, watching cartoons, sleeping, taking long hikes, napping, cooking new dishes, sleeping some more, and loitering where I’m not supposed to like the bad boy I am!

I’ve worked here at C-3 for only a couple of weeks now and I already love it! It is exactly the type of environment I love being in, one where my creativity is challenged and where a lot of projects are a team effort. I can already tell that this place is a perfect fit for me!

I hope this gives you a little insight into my character, and thanks for reading! Kids remember to stay in school. I’m out.