A portfolio of digital businesses.

We own marketplace websites that help consumers buy with confidence. We also form strategic partnerships with advertisers and media companies. Across all we do, our mission is to unlock growth in every relationship.

Our Digital Family

Our digital businesses unlock growth for partners. We keep growing right alongside them.

3S Home

3S Home and its flagship property, House Method, provides highly researched reviews, resources, and tools to make homeownership easy and enjoyable.

3S Auto

3S Auto helps drivers find the best coverage for their cars with in-depth reviews of auto services and products and a strong network of top auto brands.

Pillar 4 Media

Pillar 4 Media is the most trusted mattress review media platform on the web, including Sleepopolis, Mattress Nerd, Mattress Clarity, and Mattress Advisor. Our mission is to help people live their best days by finding their best night’s sleep.

Evergreen Media

Evergreen Media’s mission is to advance the wellness of people and our planet through unrivaled content about natural health, sustainable goods, and emerging energy solutions. Our properties, Remedy Review and EcoWatch, cover people, organizations, and brands that contribute to the common good.

3S Health

3S Health aims to empower people to live healthier lives through access to leading edge health-related products, services, insurance, & financing. Our flagship property, Medicare Expert USA, equips seniors with knowledge and the power of choice on the best medicare supplement plans.

Three Ships Alumni

Our principals have incubated or invested in specialized digital partners, including New Media Campaigns (a web design and development agency), Demand Signals (acquired by TRANZACT in October 2016), and Lavalier (a specialized jewelry insurance provider acquired by WR Berkley).


Our Capabilities

We’re constantly sailing toward the horizon — the innovative spirit that’s required to navigate the ever-changing tide of digital marketing.

Three Ships partners with brands to expand their digital channels and add incremental customers. Our approach to digital marketing is supported by years of success in performance-driven content, media investment management, and conversion rate optimization. Among our arsenal of assets, we have invested in developing a proprietary machine-learning technology to identify, compete, and win search keywords. We operate on a pay-for-performance basis to align our financial incentives with our partners’ business growth.

We also partner with media companies to help them expand affiliate marketing programs and grow new sources of revenue. Some of the largest, most trusted media brands have relied on us to develop new products focused on product comparisons and consumer reviews.


Our content resulted in $6.1MM of growth for a partner's revenue during the first year of engagement alone


Our content drove 265% year-over-year growth in traffic across a partner's organic channel

Our Harbor.

We’re located at 1122 Oberlin Road in the heart of Raleigh’s Cameron Village District. Our building has open floors, fully stocked kitchens, an in-house video studio, and maybe even a secret room.


While we weren’t quite founded in a dorm room, our founder did start the company shortly after finishing graduate school in 2009. He believed that digital marketing would entirely transform the way consumers research and buy. Over time, Three Ships expanded beyond its initial roots as a digital advertising agency into building and acquiring vertically-focused media properties. We’re constantly sailing toward the horizon — the innovative spirit that’s required to navigate the ever-changing tide of digital marketing.

Our Founder

Zach Clayton is CEO of Three Ships, which he founded in 2009.  Three Ships owns more than a dozen marketplace websites such as Sleepopolis and HouseMethod that help consumers buy with confidence. The company also forms strategic partnerships with advertisers and media companies to unlock growth through performance-based marketing programs.  Previously Three Ships incubated, built and exited the software company Demand Signals, which was acquired by Tranzact.

Zach is a “digital lifer.” He started New Media Campaigns, a web and application development firm, as an undergraduate and published his first research paper on social media well before Facebook was public or Instagram existed. He has worked with leading private equity firms and more than 50 private equity-backed clients, advising investors, CEOs, and CMOs on digital strategy.

Zach holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Zach currently serves on the Board of the Dix Park Conservancy, the board of With Honor, and the board of the UNC General Alumni Association.