MarketPlace, a strategic partner to food and beverage and other brands and businesses, announced several facility, staff and industry growth efforts, including the opening of its first satellite location in Orange County, Calif.  While headquartered and continuing to operate primarily in St. Louis, MarketPlace invested in the California location to better serve its partners on the West Coast.

“The industries we serve are pursuing innovation and experiencing growth now more than ever,” said Tracy Landau, president of MarketPlace. “Well-established and new companies alike are turning to MarketPlace’s expertise to support their latest ideas. Our location in California represents our commitment to our industry partners and is an opportunity to grow our company in a hub of industry innovation.”

MarketPlace said it also is expanding to an additional floor, which will house a new photography and videography studio, at its St. Louis location. Slated for completion in early 2020, the studio also will feature a commercial-sized kitchen for food preparation and styling and accommodate professional voiceover and podcast recording.

“Almost every partner we work with is interested in custom photography and videography, and we’ve always had the goal of having an on-site location where we can execute these shoots,” said Elliott Krejci, MarketPlace’s video and photography director. “Our clients know and understand the value of proprietary photo and video assets — especially in regard to digital and social marketing — so the time was right for us to invest in these capabilities.”

Alongside the expansion of its facilities, MarketPlace said it has expanded its strategy, design and management team, thereby enhancing its service capabilities in the areas of research, digital strategy and user experience design.

“As we enter the new year, we’re celebrating an incredible year at MarketPlace,” Landau said. “We are a reinvigorated company and couldn’t be more excited to see what 2020 has in store for us.”