Adweek’s 25 Cincinnati Brand Stars of 2019

Aerial view of Cincinnati's Roebling Bridge at twilight

Ask anyone in Cincinnati what they love most about the southwestern Ohio city, and you’ll hear a litany of favorite restaurants, breweries, startups, nonprofits, parks, attractions and festivals. But you’ll also hear one refrain time and again: all the big city benefits but with small town charm.

Home to eight Fortune 500 companies—most famously global CPG giant Procter & Gamble—Cincinnati punches well above its weight as a hub of tech innovation, culture and activism, while also remaining united by a sense of community often lacking in larger markets. Here’s a look at Adweek’s inaugural list of Cincinnati Brand Stars who are helping drive the city forward.