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Curiosity Purchases Historic Building on Central Parkway and Increases Staff

CINCINNATI – September 25, 2023 – Curiosity, a leading independent and nationally recognized advertising agency in the Cincinnati region, announces the relocation of its headquarters and expansion, adding 32 new jobs. The company has purchased an existing property near the historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood, providing capital investment to update and convert the site.

“As a native Cincinnatian and lifelong resident, I couldn’t be more excited and proud to make this beautiful building our new home,” said Trey Harness, President and Partner at Curiosity. “Our culture is our greatest asset, and we strongly believe a sense of place is critical to the health and success of our company culture. More importantly, we believe our city is a special place where some of the world’s most exciting ideas have been born. We want to continue that legacy and be a beacon for creativity in our community.”

Founded in Cincinnati in 2012, Curiosity employs 68 full-time staff, supporting national brands across the U.S. like Native, Brooks Running, Dude Wipes and Holland America Line, as well as hometown companies like AltaFiber, UC Health and Cincinnati Insurance Companies. The new positions include project and account managers, strategy, creative and paid media specialists.

“We are proud to support, in partnership with JobsOhio, a company that started in Cincinnati and is now expanding in Cincinnati,” said Kevin Donnelly, REDI Cincinnati vice president for project management. “Curiosity’s relocation and expansion supports the already existing strong ecosystem of branding and advertising agencies across the region.”

The company’s new site was the former home of Chatfield College on Central Parkway. The historic building sits in the heart of the Central Parkway Project, just across the street from FC Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium. Cincinnati-based SHP will oversee architecture and design for the 16,200 square feet space, including an expanded in-house content production studio.

“Curiosity was founded in Cincinnati just over a decade ago, and the creative agency’s success has built demand for a new headquarters to ensure the company continues to succeed in the region,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “The new space allows Curiosity to tap into the ingenuity of the local talent that has been essential in its rise while providing additional opportunities toward future growth.”

The Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a tax credit for the project. JobsOhio plans to provide assistance for the project, which will be made after a final agreement is executed.


About Curiosity
Curiosity is a fast-growing independent creative solutions agency with four superpowers: strategy, creative, media, and analytics, all driven by curiosity. We use our extreme curiosity to strategically solve business and marketing challenges for courageous clients such as Procter & Gamble, Dude Wipes, Native, Brooks Running, FreshDirect and Holland America Line.  

Recognized by AdAge as a Small Agency of the Year and A List Standout, as well as Campaign US Agency of the Year, we ask the right questions to solve the right challenges because we believe curiosity is the key to unlocking the right solutions. 

Curiosity is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Find us on LinkedIn, Instagram and online.

About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 15-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.

The future is bright, and we’re building it, right now. Join us at

About JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through
Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.