Jonathan Franchell

Founder and CEO of Ironpaper

I founded Ironpaper in 2003 to help remarkable companies use the digital space to grow their businesses. I discovered early on that most companies struggle at the intersection of disciplines. Our work helps organizations bridge the gaps between marketing and sales, design and technology, customer needs, and products.

Ironpaper's mission is to act as a catalyst of growth for our clients and our team.

I love coming to work each day with the talented and creative team at Ironpaper. As the company evolves, I am more excited than ever about the agency's direction and how we are realizing our mission.

Jonathan Franchell, Founder & CEO of Ironpaper

"When companies take that feedback, wrestle with it and discuss it, rather than ignore it or not even ask for it, is when a genuinely great company culture begins to take shape."

- Written for Forbes Agency Council, 2022

Content & Articles by Jonathan Franchell

Below is a selection of content, ideas, and articles on marketing, sales, content, and B2B growth. 

Avoiding the substance gap requires dedication to understanding your buyer. As more B2B tech buyers become frustrated with irrelevant content, the need for continuously improving ideal customer profiles becomes more vital in the B2B space.

- Written for CMS Wire, 2021

Agency Unfiltered by HubSpot

Interview with Jonathan Franchell on Ironpaper's strategy of building senior leadership into an org chart. 

Jonathan Franchell, CEO and Founder of Ironpaper, talks us through his team’s approach to building up their roster of senior leadership positions. He shares his process for assessing the need for various Director-level candidates, how he balances internal and external candidates, and when he knew it was time to add folks that don’t correlate to billable hours.

CMSWire Contributor Q&A: Jonathan Franchell

Interview with Dom Nicastro, Managing Editor, CMSWire.

Even with pressure to close deals in a looming recession, the emphasis should still be on nurturing buyers, and not selling them.

GotoClient interview with Jonathan on effective B2B messaging.

Why Effective Messaging Benefits B2B Marketing and Sales Strategies, with Jonathan Franchell, CEO of Ironpaper.

GotoClient's Managing Director, Jordi Marca, interviews Jonathan Franchell on B2B messaging strategies for buyer engagement.

During our half-hour conversation, Jonathan explores tips for B2B messaging based on his work and Ironpaper’s recent survey of B2B leaders. “Messaging is one of those overlooked components for marketing and sales,” he said. “Many companies are starting to sound the same, even when they have very particular differentiators.” interview with Jonathan on scaling a business or startup. 

Ed Kang, lead advisor for, interviews Jonathan Franchell on how to scale a startup. 

How to Scale Your Services Startup - "I made EVERY MISTAKE." Jonathan Franchell (Ironpaper)


I am focused on improving and growing Ironpaper, an agency I founded in 2003. I guide solutions and teams using a hybrid data-driven and creative process focusing on measurable business results.

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Ironpaper - B2B Agency

B2B Marketing and Growth Agency.

Grow your B2B business boldly. Ironpaper is a B2B marketing agency. We build growth engines for marketing and sales success. We drive demand generation campaigns, ABM programs, B2B content, sales enablement, qualified leads, and B2B marketing efforts. 

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