Mike Zitt Inc

Cincinnati's most innovative & agile creative agency, provides a comprehensive range of advertising & design services with an emphasis on mobile & gamification

We embrace simplicity. The most effective form of communication today is one that is honest, interesting and simply told.

We embrace simplicity. The most effective form of communication today is one that is honest, interesting and simply told.

Mike Zitt Inc creates brand experiences that grow businesses. We are focused on making complex messages simple, with a passion and proven understanding of the mobile landscape. We can start from the beginning of a project or anywhere in the development cycle to deliver with excellence.

The people we work with are very important to us. Our team consists of industry professionals and businesses that have helped to create, shape and manage some of the world’s most valuable brands. Most notable is our 9 year partnership with Undisclosed Location. Together we create successful strategies for our clients that produce results.


Mike Zitt – President + Art Director
Barbara Gorder – Business Development + Creative Director
David Falter – Designer
Jerod Fritz – Technology Director
Tara Ackerman - Client Services
Michelle Barkan – Media Strategist


Strategic Brand Advertising and Identity
Mobile Advertising and Content Development
Social Media Insights and Consulting
Strategic Media Planning and Buying
Website Development and Strategy
Customized Digital Production Services
New Business Presentation Consulting


Better Whey of Life
Alzheimers Association
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Wood Herron & Evans
Madison's at Findlay Market

Mike Zitt Inc
602 Main St Cincinnati Ohio 45202


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Mike Zitt
Mike Zitt

Mike Zitt is an art director and president of Mike Zitt Inc, a creative agency located in the Gwynne Building in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also serves as a creative and production partner for Undisclosed Location in Santa Rosa, California.

Mike art directs and produces innovative creative campaigns with an emphasis on mobile. While at Leo Burnett he worked on some of the industries most awarded projects: "Respect Yourself in the Morning" for Kellogg's Nutrigrain, Hallmark's "99c," and P&G's Always, "Have a Happy Period." Mike is active on his twitter account sharing his thoughts on advertising, food and two wheeled vehicles.

Barbara Gorder
Barbara Gorder

Barbara Gorder works as sales and creative director for Mike Zitt inc. and is the President and founder of Undisclosed Location in Santa Rosa, California.

Barbara is dedicated to creating indelible brand personalities, using the latest technology to learn and share with others, and meeting the consumer where they are.

David Falter
David Falter

David Falter is a graphic designer for Mike Zitt Inc. and founder of apparel company , Cincy Candy.

David has produced quality designs for numerous companies and individuals. His passion lies in finding the beauty in the unexpected. His unique and thoughtful design perspective brings a genuine aspect to all his work. He has a degree in Visual Communication specializing in corporate design/branding, digital product design, interactive design, user interface design, and interactive experiences.

Jerod Fritz
Jerod Fritz

Jerod is the director of technology for Mike Zitt Inc. and a founding partner for the company Centogram.

Jerod studies the web landscape in which your business operates—he understands the broader system environment, and once he identifies your specific needs, he composes the right framework to optimize your place in it. Jerod is recognized not only for for his elegant work but also for his ability to translate complex ideas into clean expressions in development, in design, and in conversation. Jerod has worked at The Walt Disney Studios and Time Warner AOL. He holds a degree in Engineering specializing in Software Systems from The Ohio State University. When he's not working on solutions for our clients, Jerod surveys other kinds of landscapes—he fishes, keeps bees, and he flies an airplane. Don't fence him in.

Tara Ackerman
Tara Ackerman

Tara works as Director of Client Services for Mike Zitt Inc. and Undisclosed Location. She is also a freelance account director for Wise Productions LLC.

Tara has been immersed in the design and branding landscape of Cincinnati for 15+ years, primarily in an Account and Project Management capacity. Overseeing packaging and photography accounts, her most recent client list includes QSR players like Steak n Shake and Bob Evans and CPG giants like Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser. As key contact and client advocate, Tara’s strength is working cross-functionally amongst the creative, production and finance teams to ensure on-strategy, on-time and on-budget results. Her focus remains on building and maintaining trusting relationships, needed to achieve desired successes.

Michelle Barkan
Michelle Barkan

Michelle Barkan is a media buyer and strategic media planner for Mike Zitt Inc. She is also the founder and president of Agencies Direct.

Michelle has spent her career evolving her media knowledge, strategic planning and in-depth research and analysis across all media channels. With more than 25 years in the industry, she brings experience from both the client side as well as the agency environment. Areas of discipline: online/digital buying, outdoor, print, radio, and tv. Client experience: Cincom, Humana, Kendle, McDonald’s, Paramount Pictures, Ryland Homes, UC Health and Wendy’s.