There’s so much bad news in the world today, I guess I feel guilty about telling you all of the good things that happened at Madison+Main this week. But, oh well. What the heck? That’s why you read this email. “It’s the end of the world as we know it, (and I feel fine)” by R.E.M. released 27 years ago and we’ve survived, year after year after year.
An army of evil rises in ancient Syria. The holy land is under assault by terrorists. Wildfires in the Northwest. Mexico City was crippled by 3 feet of hail. Swarms of locusts have descended upon Madagascar, but at Madison+Main we had a good week.
Monday, August 18th: On Monday we operated with a skeleton crew as Jessica, Lindsey, and Molly were M.I.A. since they took PTO for a little R&R. But never fear, Kara Forbis was here, making the three hour commute from Blacksburg. We had a great meeting with Brian and Morgan from Charles City-based Riverside Turf, a new M+M client that is releasing a new brand of athletic turf called Premier. Look for Premier on a golf course or pro football field soon near you.
The Monday meetings were back to back to back, but very productive. After we met with good friend and client Melissa Ball at Ball Office Products, Account Exec Casey Severinghaus and I loaded up on cookies. Why would you buy office supplies from anyone else? Ball Office Products has everything the big guys have at the same or better price…and they give you freshly baked cookies with every order.
Late Monday afternoon I met with Dan and Dave from Tax and Business Solutions, our valued biz consultants. They gave us some good advice and expense saving tips. Apparently this year I have been spending like there’s no tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 19th: At Tuesday morning’s Rotary breakfast we had a fascinating presentation from Dr. Drew Moghanaki of McGuire VA Medical Center. Although I normally wouldn’t want to hear about prostate examinations and treatment options over breakfast, I did ditch the sausage and eggs for a nice bowl of granola and yogurt. Seriously though, I found out that prostate MRIs helps hundreds of thousands of men avoid painful biopsies and helps many, many more avoid unnecessary treatments. Dr. Drew was telling us what Europeans already know: getting a prostate MRI first eliminates lots of problems later. For more information you can connect with the good doctor on Twitter.
Special thanks to the CBS 6 crew for inviting the team to the CBS Premiere Party Tuesday afternoon. Tons of prizes were given away, however, no one from Madison+Main walked away with any of the loot.
|Our client Greg Green from
Davis & Green Electrical stars in the
CBS Thursday Night Football Promo,
but he wore the wrong jersey
Wednesday, August 20th: On Wednesday videos of our clients taking the ice bucket challenge started making their rounds on the inter-webs. We thought Robbie from Yard Works had a good one — he got splashed with a BIG bucket from a full-sized front-end loader. SkyZone Richmond got the whole team involved inside their Midlothian location and their video got 300 likes and 138 shares! But our favorite was this one from Virginia Women’s Center. Dr. Zedler is a hoot.
On Wednesday afternoon we had an excellent meeting with Village Bank COO Dennis Falk and Marketing Coordinator Lauryn Adams. After the meeting I jumped behind the bar at Morton’s to raise money for the Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society. It was a great event; we raised a bunch and over 150 people showed up to stuff my tip bucket.
Highlights from Morton’s celebrity bartender event
On Thursday afternoon I was also delighted to meet Michael Smith, Marketing Manager at Nichols Incorporated, who introduced us to a fantastic business networking association called Henrico Business Leaders. Check them out.
Friday, August 22nd: The best part about having lunch with your banker is when he picks up the tab. Just kidding. Not only is Village Bank a client, they are our bank as well, and Eric Tusing is our banker. Eric and Senior VP Sarah Williams dropped today to share some excellent Thai food at Beauregard’s next door. I don’t know what he likes more…our office or Drunkard’s Noodles. It was great to meet Sarah and so happy she’s now one of the “Village People.” Do yourself a favor and click here to meet the people at Village Bank.
This afternoon Sarah Dawes-Murphy, our brilliant PR and MarCom Executive presented us a new plan for client content marketing. I finally figured out why she is sooooooo smart. She graduated with a BA in English from Mary Washington College…just like me.
In other news, actor Abe Vigoda is still alive. This also reminds me that the new season of The Walking Dead premieres on Saturday October 12th. This of course means that the world can’t end until mid-October.
Where ever you go and whatever you do this weekend, I wish you peace and good weather.
Talk to you next Friday. Maybe.
By Graphic Design Intern Kaity Byrum Interning at Madison+Main has been such a great opportunity. I have learned so much about designing at a marketing agency, and I’ve also had a kick ass time. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from Geoff, Colleen and all of the other Main-iacs. Everyone has made meContinue Reading
Ice, Ice Baby Hey folks, A recent weather news story confirmed what I already discovered halfway through the month of August: this month is cool and comfortable, compared to the hot, sweaty “dog days of summer” we usually suffer through at this time of year. The last time it was this cool was 1989,Continue Reading
Join the Madison+Main-iacs on Wednesday, August 20th for our August Media Mixer at Morton’s! We’ll be there from 6:00 – 8:30PM! This will be a special event, where Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders will slip behind the bar as their Celebrity Bartender! All of Dave’s tips will be donated to the National MS Society’s CentralContinue Reading
FOOTBALL!!! Hey folks, It was a fun, yet exhausting week at Madison+Main, as we celebrated the return of football. The Redskins invited Brady’s Boys aka the New England Patriots to RVA, but more importantly, the Alberta Smith Sharks began preseason conditioning. All of this meant, I spent a lot of time on the gridiron this week. This also means I was smiling aContinue Reading
Turn the Page Hey folks, Even though it’s only the first day of August, it seems marketers are ready to turn the page on summer. I don’t mind “back to school” sales or “end of summer” events, but when Costco starts selling Christmas decorations in July, I just have to shake my head in disbelief. Listen toContinue Reading
By Account Executive Jessica Black My new role at Madison+Main is that of an Account Executive. Before coming to Madison+Main, I worked as a Marketing Assistant for Simon Property Group. Between that job and my start here I attended VCU for my Bachelor’s in Mass Communications, focusing on Creative Advertising. I then attended the VCUContinue Reading
By Account Executive Casey Severinghaus Making the decision to transition from working at home to working in an office wasn’t an easy choice for me. Leaving my company after 11 years to explore something totally new and exciting? Definitely scary! But, I knew I wanted to take a leap and not let fear get inContinue Reading
New Places, New Faces Hey folks, I’m back to writing the M+M Report this week, even though many of you wrote me while I was on vacation and told me how much you enjoyed last week’s report written by the Main-iacs. Yes, it was all very tongue in cheek, but I need to set the recordContinue Reading
By Account Manager Sammy Yatco Madison+Main is a long-time member of the Chesterfield Chamber and is proud to announce their new brand and logo! During the last few months, we’ve researched and analyzed the Chamber’s existing brand including collateral materials, website, messaging and their brand. We also interviewed board members, employees, Chamber members and otherContinue Reading
By VP of Brand Strategy Kara Forbis In June of this year, Madison+Main started working with Commonwealth Autism Service and we are very excited to partner with the organization. If you aren’t aware Commonwealth Autism Service’s mission is to provide leadership in the implementation of a statewide system of services to maximize the potential andContinue Reading
While the cat’s away… Happy Friday! With Dave off having a jolly ol’ time in the UK, Molly zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica and Colleen sunbathing in the Hamptons, the writing of the July 18th Weekly Report report fell to the remaining Main-iacs. At first, there was some concern. “How will we ever top Dave’s hysterical jokes and cute family stories?!” said some, “I can’t even rememberContinue Reading
In a land far, far away… Hey folks, Once upon a time, the hardworking people at Madison+Main got to take a vacation. They traveled near and far, they traveled through exotic locales. Molly left for Costa Rica with her home-again hero Lee, Colleen is visiting New York City and I spent an afternoon in Hopewell. Just kidding. I’m flying out Saturday to meet up with Sue andContinue Reading
Priorities Hey folks, It was a busy week at Madison+Main, and for once I felt like my priorities were in order (this week’s theme of “Priorities” is brought to you by my friend Greg McQuade of Channel 6. Greg is one of the most positive people I know and inspires people constantly.) Keeping a good work-life balance isContinue Reading
By Dave Saunders Beating the Heat Hey folks, The San Antonio Spurs weren’t the only ones that were beating the Heat this week. At Madison+Main we locked ourselves in, rarely ventured outside and soaked up the deliciously abundant air conditioning provided by our friends at Howell’s Heating and Air. (Howell’s is a long-time client and provided our new HVAC systemContinue Reading
By VP of Brand Strategy, Kara Forbis Madison+Main is excited to announce our newest client, Riverside Sod Farms. Located in Charles City, Virginia, Riverside Farm was founded in the early 1900s by Czechoslovakian immigrants and for almost 100 years, it was a beef cattle and grain farm. In 2000, fourth-generation Wells Hula enrolled in VirginiaContinue Reading
Madison+Main Weekly Report for June 13th, 2014 Better Luck Next Time Hey folks, It’s Friday the 13th and there will be a full moon tonight. I’m feeling as unlucky as the U.S. Soccer team, who drew global futbol powerhouses Ghana, Germany, and Portugal in Group G for the 2014 World Cup. Better luck nextContinue Reading
By Lindsey Durfee, Marketing Administrator First off, who doesn’t appreciate a good craft beer? All right, all right. I understand that there’s such a thing as “gluten free” people, like my favorite Graphic Designer on staff, who physically cannot enjoy a good beer. But otherwise, who can say no? I certainly can’t. When Brian Chandler, President of CommonwealthPR, approached Madison+Main with anContinue Reading
By Graphic Designer, Colleen Festa This spring has been a very exciting time, as we launched a new interactive, large-scale campaign for our client Virginia Women’s Center. This campaign actually began last year, when we began sharing tips on how to live healthy and improve your life. We designed interactive social media graphics and infographics that used bright and fun illustrations. The popularityContinue Reading
You’re Invited! Join the Madison+Main-iacs on Wednesday June 18th, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30pm for our June Media Mixer at Casa del Barco! Appetizers Happy Hour Drink Specials Networking 320 South 12th Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 (Downtown, at the historic Canal Walk) To RSVP… email LindseyD@MadisonMain.com or sign up on our Facebook page, or tweet us @madisonmain or give us a call at (804)Continue Reading
Introducing our Summer 2014 Interns! Kaity “Sea Bass” Byrum, Graphic Design Intern I graduated from Longwood University in 2013 with a BFA in Graphic Design. After taking some time off post-graduation, I am hoping that my internship at Madison+Main will help me re-enter the world of graphic design by freshening up my skills and gaining some real world experience.Continue Reading
Hey folks, With a Monday holiday, the week at Madison+Main was short and sweet; just like Sammy Yatco, our superstar Account Manager who was on vacation in OBX this week. And boy, did we miss her. This week’s email is going to be short and sweet as well, because there’s too much to do today and not enough hours. You’veContinue Reading
Hey folks, I am dialing in this week’s Report from the beautiful Bath County, Virginia, and more specifically, holding my iPhone at a 45 degree angle towards a cell repeating station somewhere South/Southwest of Warm Spring, Virginia on top of a peak in the George Washington National Forest. Thank goodness I have Verizon. If IContinue Reading
33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival May 31 – June 1, 2014 Next weekend, you’ll find the Madison+Main-iacs in Northern Virginia for the 33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival. The highly anticipated event, located at Bull Run Park Special Events Center in Centreville, is guaranteed to quench your thirst and fill yourContinue Reading
Hey folks, “I never meant to cause you any sorrow I never meant to cause you any pain I only wanted to one time to see you laughing I only wanted to see you Laughing in the Purple Rain” It feels a lot like 1994. I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and everyone was talking aboutContinue Reading
By Sarah Dawes Murphy, Marketing Communications Executive Ah, May. The end of the academic semester. The time when Madison+Main-iacs try to squeeze work into every last second our out-going interns spend still roaming the first floor of 101 E. Cary. Cruel? Maybe. But we’re really just prepping for what I’ve come to call, “The Intern Void”—thatContinue Reading
Hey folks, It was a busy week at Madison+Main as May rushed in. The Madison+Main-iacs and I have been attending events nonstop this month. On May 1st we sponsored the RVA Creativity Awards. On May 2nd we attended the Richmond Ad Show. And this week, I had an after-hours event every single night. That, combined with early morning meetingsContinue Reading
It’s tough when people criticize your work product. Especially in this business, the ad business, where we put a lot of time and thought and creativity into projects, it is difficult to be subjected to criticisms. We expect our peers to be respectful and constructive. We let clients be more than honest with feedback. ButContinue Reading
It’s Award Season! Hey folks, RVA Award Season is in full swing. It’s that time of year where generally mild-mannered business types forgo formalities of humility and strap on cocktail wear to self-congratulate one another. And why not, darn it? There are people out there who deserve a little recognition for things like hard work, creativity and givingContinue Reading
Join the Madison+Main-iacs on Monday, May 5th at 5:00PM for a special Cinco de Mayo event! Margaritas Nacho Bar Banana Inspired Drinks 101 E Cary St. Richmond, Virginia 23219 We look forward to seeing you on Monday! - The Kids at Madison+Main
Madison+Main Weekly Report for April 18th, 2014 Sit Back and Relax: The Boss is on Vacation Believe it or not, Constant Contact was down all day on Friday, so the Weekly Report is three days late. Happy Monday! Molly Quarles, VP of Operations here, writing Dave’s Weekly Report since he was out galavanting on a beach somewhere. #RealLife #NotPhotoshoppedContinue Reading
Hey folks, I’m the kind of guy that always tries to be on time. It’s been the same for everything: school, work, church and no one has ever called me “late for supper,” but this week I had to travel to Northern Virginia and Virginia Beach for client meetings and I was late for both.Continue Reading
By Graphic Designer Colleen Festa Dave has a running joke at the agency…at least I think it’s a joke. When he asks me occasionally about my weekend, he’ll finish with “how was your trip to Orangeburg, South Carolina?” Apparently he got a speeding ticket there one time, and he never forgot it. After laughing offContinue Reading
By Account Management Intern Brandon Singletary Last week, Dorsey McFadden, Sarah Murphy and I had the pleasure of attending the Richmond PRSA Luncheon at the Lakeside Country Club. Speaker Chris Fortier spoke about “Legalities of Social Media” and he sits on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference as theContinue Reading
Hey folks, It was a busy week at Madison+Main, but we took some casualties. Winter threw its last punch at us, with snow flurries on Monday and 17 degree temps on Wednesday. A large percentage of the Madison+Main-iacs were down for the count; Molly, Kara, Dorsey, Kelley, Colleen. I got the sniffles on Tuesday night, but they went away after two medium-sizedContinue Reading
By the Numbers… Hey folks, This week’s Madison+Main Weekly Report is coming to you 2 hours early so I can play hooky this afternoon and watch basketball. Besides, it’s really hard to type inside of a crowded BW3. Last weekend’s whirlwind tour of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn is now just a memory, and sadly the A10 #2 seed VCU lost a heartbreaker to #4 SJU in the Championship,Continue Reading
Hey folks, Greetings from the Bergen Street Station on the New York Subway system. The F Train stands for “Famous,” because it is the only train that doesn’t stop at the Barclays Center. It was a busy week at Madison+Main, but the only thing that was on my mind this week was the A-10 Tournament and my beloved VCU Rams. MondayContinue Reading
We’re thrilled to announce that Sky Zone Richmond signed on with Madison+Main! We will launch an integrated marketing and PR campaign for the indoor trampoline this Spring – stay tuned! ———————————————————————————————- Sky Zone Richmond, the central Virginia-based franchise of Sky Zone (a series of indoor trampoline parks with more than 50 locations across the US and Canada),Continue Reading
Hey folks, If I could sum up Generation Y in one word, or better yet in one hashtag, it would be #YOLO: You Only Live Once. I’m surrounded by twenty-somethings and their “take no prisoners” attitude suits me just fine. It was a #YOLO kind of week at Madison+Main: busy, productive, fun and edge-of-your-seat excitement. On Sunday night, IContinue Reading
Hey folks, When I say things to myself like, “I’m glad February is almost over,” and “I waited almost two hours to get my oil changed,” I am ashamed of myself. When I get angry and walk around my house brooding for two hours because VCU lost a game they should have won to UMass, I take aContinue Reading
Hey folks, It was a busy and productive week at Madison+Main, as I was able to see lots of clients face-to-face, which I think is better than following their exploits on Facebook. Speaking of Facebook, a 16-year-old told me this week that Facebook was “dead.” Although I don’t agree with this, a recent University College of London report statesContinue Reading
Hey folks In the meadow we can build a snowman and pretend that he is Parson Brown, He’ll say ‘Are you married?’ we’ll say, ‘No man, but you can do the job when you’re in town.’ – Walking in a Winter Wonderland At Madison+Main this week, everyone was talking about the weather, worrying about the weather, planningContinue Reading
Hey folks, “When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.” - The Sound of Music Football, one of my favorite things, ended Sunday night with RVA favorite Seattle blowing out Denver in front of 150 million or so of my closest friends. EveryContinue Reading
We’re excited to announce: we’ve got a new batch of Account Management Interns at Madison+Main for the 2014 Spring Semester! Here’s the scope on Brandon, Kristen and Rocky: Brandon Singletary @b_foolishness “I’m a current undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. I look forward to gaining real world experienceContinue Reading
With today being the last day of the month, I think the theme this week at Madison+Main was out with the old and in with the new. We said goodbye to some old friends and hello to some new ones. Before I get started on Monday’s report, several of you commented that you missed my sports reports.Continue Reading
Yay, we did it! We survived the Great Blizzard of 2014 with minimal damage. And although my kids were excited that Chesterfield County Schools closed for the week, the kids at Madison+Main were hard at work, braving the elements and single-digit temperatures. Despite this, everyone I know had a great week, except Justin Bieber. Monday (1/20) - On Monday, we finally gave Lindsey Durfee aContinue Reading
Life is like a game. Like any game, there are winners and losers. There are good days and bad days. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and occasionally you end up in a tie. Navy football coachEddie Erdelatz famously said in 1953, “A tie is like kissing your sister,” but I prefer Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett’s slightly less famous quote… “IfContinue Reading
It was back to the ol’ grind this week at Madison+Main after my family and I went on vacation to ring in the New Year. To quote Miley Cyrus, “I came in like a wrecking ball.” After two solid weeks of “family time” nothing could hold me back from work this week… Monday (1/6) - On our way back from SanContinue Reading
December rolls on, the holidays are in full swing and I’ve been wearing my Ron Burgundy jacket everywhere. No matter where I go, no matter which party I attend, random women come up and want to rub my fuzzy festive blazer. There is a reason for the season and a reason that I bought this sports coat.Continue Reading
The holiday season so far at Madison+Main has been more Go Go Go than Ho Ho Ho; we’ve been busier than a one-armed lumberjack. I find it amusing that so many things have to end by December 31st… and so many other things must begin on January 1st. Ahh, marketing. Monday (12/9) - On Monday, I conducted mostContinue Reading
Hey folks, The “big @ss” Christmas tree went up this week at Madison+Main and the Times-Dispatch reminded me this morning that there are only 19 shopping days until Christmas. All of us at Madison+Main survived Black Friday, but our Holiday Open House almost killed us… The week at Madison+Main was fun and festive: Monday (12/2) - On Monday, Sammy and I had the pleasureContinue Reading
It was a stellar week at Madison+Main and I was fortunate enough to eat lunch outside of the office every day this week. When I started Madison+Main in 2005, a good friend and business mentor from California sent me a book called Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets To Success, One Relationship At A Time by Keith Ferrazzi. I pulledContinue Reading
The M+M Weekly Report is dished up for you “hot and fresh” this afternoon, like a comforting cup of Swiss Miss hot chocolate… full of hot, steamy goodness. (With snow flurries on Tuesday, we panicked – like the rest of you – and stocked up on cocoa and marshmallows). The Weekly Report continues to grow and we’dContinue Reading
My birthday/mid-life crisis extended into this week at Madison+Main, with a week full of “surprises.” It was a wild and wacky five day weekend as I celebrated the 25th anniversary of my 21st birthday by hitting the Urbanna OysterFest on Friday (11/1), drove back to announce the Smith Sharks’ first playoff game Saturday night (which they won 12-0) and thenContinue Reading
By Dave Saunders Chief Idea Officer This week at Madison+Main I learned that Mercury is in retrograde, which is why no one in Washington can get along with each other, the economy soured in the third quarter and everybody was in a foul mood last week. This week again we looked to the heavens toContinue Reading
This week at Madison+Main, we were very excited to find out that the U.S. Government was finally getting back to work, but saddened to hear that Miley Cyrus was still in the news. Our new new motto is: “More workin’, less twerkin’.” It was a busy week, with some new faces at Madison+Main and a chance to reconnectContinue Reading
By Marketing Administrator Lindsey Durfee Are you familiar with the Northern Neck of Virginia? It’s situated on the Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and is home to Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties. But more importantly, home to our newest client! Who is Northern Neck Insurance Company? Northern Neck Insurance is a Virginia-only mutualContinue Reading
I know you’re all dying to know the score of last week’s Sharks game, and I am dying to give you a report. The mighty Sharks of Alberta Smith downed the Clover Hill Bulldogs 24 – 2 on their home field and most likely ruined their homecoming festivities. With only three games to go in the CQL season, the Sharks are undefeated atContinue Reading
By Account Management Intern Marie Sicola I walked into a room saturated with crock-pots, sour cream, cheddar cheese and corn bread. The warm aroma smelled of ground beef, peppers and a hit of Guinness. Nine pots sat before me and only excitement and intense stomach yearning occupied my mind. Which one should I try first?Continue Reading
Even though it still feels like Summer, we were in full Fall mode at Madison+Main this week. And that means a) lots of charity events where I have to wear golf clothes and b) lots of charity events where I have to wear black tie and tails. I made several trips to the dry cleaner this week. It’s aContinue Reading
Any time a major-leaguer can hit two out of three, it’s considered a good day. At Madison+Main this week, we were batting .667… two out of three phone calls were hit, two out of three happenings put us into positive territory, but as you read further, you’ll realize that we had a couple set backsContinue Reading
With the falling leaves and changing temperatures of Autumn come two new account interns to the Madison+Main family: Marie Sicola and Shay Kazi. The duo would like to introduce themselves to the M+M blogosphere. Marie Sicola “I am a University of Mary Washington graduate, with a BA in English and Studio Art. Along with helpingContinue Reading
It was a good news/bad news kind of week at Madison+Main, but you know me, I’m an optimist and I always look toward the bright side. Today, the bad news is we need a new HVAC unit (in the building we just purchased.) The good news is that Howell’s Heating & Air is one of our bestContinue Reading
Hey folks! Save the date! Next Wednesday, September 25th is the Madison+Main Monthly Media Mixer and… it’s on a BOAT! Join us for appetizers and happy hour drink specials! When: Wednesday, September 25th 5:00-8:00pm Where: Flatheads at Rocketts Landing 3125 Wharf Street Richmond, VA 23223 (map) RVSP: On our Facebook page or Email Lindsey Durfee
Greetings from beautiful Woodlands Conference Center at Colonial Williamsburg, where I’ve spent the last 1 1/2 days participating in the annual retreat for the National MS Society. I’m happy to announce that today — well, officially October 1st — the Central Virginia and Hampton Roads chapters have now combined to form a new entity, which will help more thanContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders Well, summer is officially over and the Main-iacs and I celebrated a glorious three-day Labor Day weekend. And along with you, I sent the kids back to school on Tuesday. But, by now you should know that we packed five days of work into the four-day workweek. We haveContinue Reading
In honor of the Labor Day weekend (my favorite socialist holiday), I’ve decided not to put a lot of effort into this week’s email. Sorry :P. There are several reasons for this: 1) I was on vacation for most of this week fishing in Ocracoke Island and 2) I’m still buried in paperwork. Specials thanks to M+M’sContinue Reading
We’re back! Dave skipped town to take his family to Ocracoke, so this week’s Madison+Main Weekly Report is brought to you again by the Madison+Main Fab Five: Account Manager Kelley Miller, Account Executive Sammy Yatco, Senior Account Manager Katie Hurst, VP of Brand Strategy Kara Forbis and Account Executive Sarah Murphy. We’re secretly thinking of taking over the Weekly Report on a full-timeContinue Reading
By Account Executive Sammy Yatco Madison+Main is thrilled to announce our new client, Studio K by Kambourian Jewelers! The Richmond-based jewelry studio has been in the area for over 45 years and is currently located in the heart of Carytown. Whether it is an engagement ring, wedding bands or a custom designed piece, Studio KContinue Reading
By Dave Saunders, Chief Idea Officer The word of the week at Madison+Main was “reality.” One of our clients is appearing in a Reality TV Series. We made a video for another client that looks like Reality TV and, with three new clients to announce in the historically slow month of August, we feel that the 4thContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders It’s casual Friday at Madison+Main and I am wearing a Howard’s Pub t-shirt and flip flops and life is exactly how it should be. It was another busy, yet productive, week at Madison+Main, and just like most weeks it started on a Monday. It’s casual Friday and I’m already dreamingContinue Reading
By Lindsey Durfee, Marketing Administrator You may not know, but Madison+Main has a very cool internship program! We’ve got a lot going on here and would love to provide you with a great opportunity to gain real world agency experience. We offer internships each semester in Account Management, Digital Marketing and Graphic Design. We’re currentlyContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders This week’s edition of the Weekly Report is brought to you by the Madison+Main Fab Five: Account Manager Kelley Miller, Account Executive Sammy Yatco, Senior Account Manager Katie Hurst, VP of Brand Strategy Kara Forbis and Account Executive Sarah Dawes. Dave isn’t writing the report this week because he is spending the weekend with his son downContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders New places, new spaces and new faces. It has been a busy week at Madison+Main, we welcomed a new Account Manager, visited some new places in Bath County and hosted 90 of our closest personal friends at our new space. By the way, this week’s edition of the WeeklyContinue Reading
This past weekend I celebrated one of the most amazing Independence Days in our nation’s 237 year history. The weekend was full of family, apple pie and fireworks, which we purchased legally in South Carolina at South of the Border and then vicariously smuggled into Midlothian, where “bombs burst in the air.” My wife Sue, a LEGALContinue Reading
By Marketing Administrator Lindsey Durfee Madison+Main is excited to announce… we have a new client… sort of. Uptown Alley, the Chesterfield-based entertainment complex signed Madison+Main as their Agency of Record this week. We plan to help the popular indoor restaurant and entertainment venue with a strategic marketing plan for the remainder of 2013 and beyond.Continue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders According to the weatherman, Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far, which is entirely appropriate considering things have been heating up at M+M! We received an unexpected SEVENTH Telly Award, launched two new TV spots and, yes, we bought a building. It was a good week.Continue Reading
By Marketing Administrator Lindsey Durfee We’re surprised (in a good way) to announce that we won a seventh Telly Award! On the final day of judging we were notified that we won a Bronze Award for this year’s television spot for Springdale at Lucy Corr Village “Nana’s House.” The television spot was awarded in theContinue Reading
By Marketing Administrator Lindsey Durfee Madison+Main has relocated to 101 E Cary Street in downtown Richmond, Virginia. We will no longer be at 1313 East Main Street, although we will miss our convenient access to the bars and restaurants in Shockoe Slip. Do you recognize the white building on the corner of First and Cary?Continue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders I was reminded by a friend of mine recently that in the future, I’ll look fondly back on swim meets that last eight hours. He said “you’ll miss those days sooner than you think.” Thanks to my good buddy and LeClairRyan super lawyer Will Shewmake for giving me a different perspectiveContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders We’re happy to announce that… WE WON SIX TELLY AWARDS!!! Four bronze and two silver for TV spots we did for the Colonial Athletic Association, First Bank, Capital Ale House and Yard Works. You can view the award winning spots on our YouTube channel. Madison+Main Awarded Six Tellys atContinue Reading
By Lindsey Durfee, Marketing Administrator Madison+Main welcomed Foundation Basketball Group as a client on May 17, 2013. This local Richmond organization is all about basketball training; the company focuses on providing development, instruction and training services for student athletes. Foundation Basketball Group provides training camps, clinics, one-on-one sessions, small group training and after-school programs. The programsContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders I use the Madison+Main Weekly Report as a way to tell you what we did this past week, but I figured I’d start off by telling you something we didn’t do last week. Unlike many other businesses, we opted not to travel to Denver with the Greater Richmond ChamberContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders This week I wanted to say thanks to so many people who have given us positive feedback on the M+M Weekly Report. Our little email list has grown to over 4,000 and we do our best to keep it interesting. Save the date! M+M’s May Mixer is Wednesday, MayContinue Reading
By Marketing Administrator Lindsey Durfee Madison+Main recently signed with a new client in the greater Richmond area: Davis & Green Electrical. We’re excited to announce that we will be helping them with their brand and marketing strategies. About Davis & Green Electrical Davis & Green Electrical is an electrical contracting company that focuses on commercial,Continue Reading
By Marketing Administrator Lindsey Durfee We’re excited to announce that we have recently signed with M. L. Bell Construction! The Madison+Main team will be helping out the local company with their brand and marketing strategies. About M. L. Bell Construction M. L. Bell Construction is a general contracting company that employs the “build it like youContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders Greetings from the beautiful Kingsmill Resort and Spa, along the beautiful James River, in beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s so beautiful here, I may just puke. I am just now wrapping up a couple of days of inspiring speakers and tremendous networking opportunities at the Virginia Council of CEOs retreatContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders It was a challenging week for everyone, but we got through it. When I opened up my Richmond Times-Dispatch it seemed like there was bad news every day. Blasts in both Boston and Texas filled the airwaves, terrorist manhunts flowed for 24 hours a day on CNN and mostContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders After 10 days of cruising around the Caribbean, I found myself back in the lovely sub-tropical Richmond, Virginia this week. Watch out world, I’m tan…rested…and ready. Tuesday 4/9 - My workweek started on Tuesday morning with a three hour email Inbox cleanup. I am absolutely amazed at how many emailsContinue Reading
By Graphic Designer Colleen Festa It’s me, Colleen Festa, Graphic Designer at Madison+Main, pinch-hitting for Dave on this week’s Madison+Main’s weekly report. He asked me to pass along info to you all this week while he is on Spring Break with his family. Dave’s writing style is quirky and funny, but as you see myContinue Reading
By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders I have a lot of friends who run in the Monument Avenue 10K, various marathons and compete in triathlons, but I don’t run unless someone is chasing me. Tomorrow I’ll be walking with the Madison+Main team at Walk MS Richmond. Our team has raised $1,000 so far but I’mContinue Reading
By Jon Glomb, Account Services Coordinator Intern On Monday, the Main-iacs and I braved Sandy’s wrath and reported for duty as usual. Quickly realizing that this storm was like nothing we had ever seen, we rushed to the shelter of the storage room as the fierce 7 mph winds threatened the structural integrity of our building.Continue Reading
By Jon Glomb, Account Services Coordinator Intern Hey there Madison+Main blog readers. Today marks the beginning of a 15 week series that will run every Friday. One that offers foodies, entertainment and good time seekers some direction while wading through the cacophony of leisure blogs. Brought to you by folks that work, play andContinue Reading
As you may know Madison+Main was given the HYPE award last year for Best Workplace for Young Professionals. What you may not know is that Madison+Main has a very cool internship program. It is highly competitive and we get tons of applications for only 3 spots, but we are happy to announce today that weContinue Reading
By Dave Saunders, President & Chief Idea Officer As you may have heard in Monday’s Biz Buzz by Louis Llovio at the Richmond Times Dispatch, CowanGates, a Chesterfield-county based law practice founded by Frank Cowan in 1977, has signed Madison+Main as their agency of record. We plan to help theContinue Reading
In a quest for “boldness,” the nine-location early childhood education franchisor Rainbow Station has signed Madison+Main, as its agency of record. Rainbow Station already has a presence in North Carolina, Texas and Virginia and is looking to continue expanding in these areas and beyond – a mission that we at Madison+Main are prepared to accomplish.Continue Reading
Madison + Main’s own account manager, Katie Hurst, is organizing a fundraiser this Friday night for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Baja Bean Co. on Main Street. The night will kick off with a Mario Kart tournament at 6:00, courtesy of Play N Trade Carytown. (That’s Nintendo 64, not Wii. So old school gamers don’tContinue Reading
In our last post we introduced augmented reality: a new technology that uses computer generated images to blur the lines between what’s real and what isn’t. Augmented reality devices and applications are wildly popular across Europe, but at Madison+Main we’re excited about the Richmond-based augmented reality app that was just released by Scott Harris andContinue Reading
On December 7, 2011 the employees of Madison+Main decided to take a more somber tone for their December field trip by visiting the Virginia War Memorial and taking part in the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. During his poignant keynote speech, Governor Bob McDonnell acknowledged six surviving Virginians who were stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; George Bland,Continue Reading
At Madison+Main, we like to mix in a little fun at work. On Thursday, October 27th, we held our 2nd annual employee Chili Cook Off and invited some our clients and agency partners to come by and judge our best efforts. Competition was fierce, as the main-iacs worked hard to take home the big prize.Continue Reading
As many of you know, Madison+Main is committed to working towards a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. And as a big supporter of the Central Virginia Chapter of the MS Society, we have volunteered our time and services to help promote their fundraising events. This past spring, several of the Madison+Mainiacs took part in theContinue Reading
The 2011 Retail Marketing Expo is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more thrilled to promote this exciting event. Madison+Main developed a concept and wrote scripts for both TV and radio commercials announcing the event. We also collaborated with the Retail Marketing Association and BES Television in producing the commercials which will air throughout theContinue Reading
President and CEO of Village Bank Tom Winfree is a man about town. As a member of more than a dozen civic organizations, including the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, Tom has made many significant contributions around the Richmond community. To reward his relentless dedication, the Chesterfield BusinessContinue Reading
When Gene Cox took the stage and began to address the audience as “a room full of hookers,” we knew it was going to be an entertaining night. In fact, when you’re surrounded by some of the most talented and influential creatives in Richmond, a boring night is the last thing you’d expect. This year’sContinue Reading
The 2010 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards were announced Friday, November 5th at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park California, and Madison + Main’s 2010 integrated marketing campaign for eSmartTax.com was selected as a winner in the Use of Multiple Platforms/Integrated Initiatives category. These prestigious awards honor the work of individuals, corporations, nonprofitContinue Reading
We are thrilled to announce our relationship with Comfort Zone Camp, winner of our 501(c)3 nonprofit Reverse RFP (Request for Proposal). Comfort Zone Camp offers bereavement services for 7-17 year-olds. The camp offers year-round services, for free, to children who have lost a family member. Their aim is to restore confidence and help with theContinue Reading
Madison + Main, V4 Web, Knowledge Advisory Group, Thinkhaus, ByteJam, and Wythken Printing to submit “Reverse RFP” to Richmond-area charitable groups. RICHMOND, Va. – One lucky nonprofit in the local Richmond, Virginia area will receive more than $100,000 in marketing and PR services in 2011, thanks to a generous gift by creative marketing firm Madison+MainContinue Reading
If you feed them, they will come. And they might as well learn something. Every two weeks Madison+Main staff cross-train each other. We do this in an effort to keep the lines of communication open and to keep us all working together in true team fashion. Creative teams speak to account teams, and we allContinue Reading
CodeOrgan.com turns your every day URL into sweet beats. What’s your website’s personality? Plug it in, and check it out*. The MadisonMain.com melody is a complex mix of kicky drum beats and synthesized sound effects that transport us to a mashup of 80′s disco dance party and sci-fi settings. Complimentary dances include: the Robot andContinue Reading
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done with your mouse? We’re making conceptual art with ours. Using the mouse path tracker app from IOGraphica we’re creating some pretty wild art pieces as we go about our normal work tasks. As you move your mouse around opening windows and computer files, using various programs, or clickingContinue Reading
Continuing our behind-the-scenes coverage of the second annual 2010 Shorty Awards in New York City we bring to you our exclusive new video. Catch Advertising category nominee David Saunders (@madmain) as he mingles and poses on the red carpet for photo ops with…Grover from Sesame Street? You never know what you’re going to get whenContinue Reading
Flashbulbs, trophies, celebs, and…Sesame Street? Yes, these were the makings of 2010’s Shorty Awards, the Twitter community’s answer to the Oscar Awards. The Shorty Awards works to honor the most movin’-est and shakin’-est among the Twitter fellowship – the types of people who use the social media platform for its original intents and purposes –Continue Reading
Watch live streaming video from shortyawards at livestream.com If 2010 is the year of the Tiger, 2009 was “The Year of the Twitter,” especially in Richmond, Virginia. Our proud city produced 5 competitive finalists for Shorty Awards this year. All of them are on their way to NYC for the “Twitter Oscars” ceremonies and celebration.Continue Reading
The campaign has a few unique elements that the media has found interesting; and eSmart’s new campaign spokesperson, Daryl Johnson, coincidentally enough is from Richmond, VA. Daryl Johnson, a 28-year-old, fun-loving, golf-playing, lawn care company owner, is the new spokesperson for eSmartTax.com, the online tax service powered by Liberty Tax Service. Before Daryl meets theContinue ReadingContinue Reading
“Why should I vote for you?” I guess it’s a legitimate question, but nevertheless I was unprepared for it. Recently, I’ve been asked, “Why should I vote for you for a Shorty Award?” …I don’t know, maybe because we’re friends?Or because we work together?Or because you’re in my Mass Comm. class?Or because I donate aContinue Reading
Posted by Joshua Barber, Creative Director – December 5, 2009 Madison+Main was named a finalist for the Greater Richmond Chambers IMPACT Award for the second year in a row. Check out our video for the event to learn more about what makes us tick. Teleo Films did a great job capturing the spirt of whatContinue Reading
With two new clients at Madison+Main, 2010 is looking—well—busy! We’re happy to introduce you to: Napier Realtors Napier Realtors ERA® is one of the leading, full service real estate brokerage firms in the Richmond metro area, with offices in Colonial Heights, Midlothian, Powhatan and the West End. M+M will help Napier with some of theirContinue Reading
The next New Media Seminar will be held November 18th, 2009 from 10am – 2pm at the Holiday Inn Select Koger Conference Center. Join nationally recognized new media expert Dave Saunders, Chief Idea Officer of Madison+Main, for an exciting half-day seminar. Learn about web, search engine marketing and measuring ROI. Find out how you canContinue Reading
If you’ve lived in Richmond for any period of time, you’ve probably heard of the Annual Duck Race fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. If not, here’s more info on the festivities http://bigbrobigsis.com/duckrace.html20,000 ducks are bought (with proceeds going to BBBS), then hoisted high above the Kanawha Canal and ceremoniously dumped…Thousands cheer the from theContinue Reading
Madison+Main was named a finalist for the Greater Richmond Chamber’s IMPACT Award for the second year in a row. Other finalists include our good friends at Uppy’s Convenience Stores.
Posted by Jeff Smack, Art Director The Greater Richmond Chamber’s IMPACT awards finalists have been announced and we find ourselves in the company of some fantastic organizations. This is our second year as a finalist. We had a blast with the whole process last year and we’re excited and honored to remain in contention forContinue Reading
The local Retail Marketing Expo, held on August 4th at the convention center, looked to Madison+Main’s Dave Saunders for advice on leveraging social media. Here he is quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about what social media can and can’t do for your business.
Horizon Software International, a global leader in food service operations technology, picked Madison+Main to launch an online advertising initiative offering banner advertising services on their popular website, MealpayPlus.com. Madison+Main will implement, manage and handle sales for all online advertising campaigns appearing on the Atlanta, Georgia-based company’s website. Read more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch here.
There’s more news in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the benefits of Social Media for businesses. Here you can read how local businesses are finding new business through Twitter, and once your done there check out this piece on the New Media Seminars, where small business owners and marketers are learning how to leverage new mediaContinue Reading
Richmond Alarm Company, a member of the Richmond business community since 1947, picked Madison+Main to handle a comprehensive campaign designed to advance their future marketing efforts. Madison+Main will handle consultation, strategy and development for Richmond Alarm Company, as they look to reach certain marketing and business goals through future campaigns. Check out the Richmond Times-DispatchContinue Reading
WTVR-6 CBS is running special segments this week about social media featuring Madison+Main President and Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders. Dave is touching on Facebook and Twitter to give people a better understanding of how to use the social networking tools. The Wednesday, May 6 sessions feature four segments. To see Dave explain Facebook, clickContinue Reading
Our very own Dave Saunders has been named Ad Person of the Year by The Richmond Ad Club. The Ad Club chose to honor Dave for his contributions to the advertising community in both the realms of traditional and new media. Check out the article here, Congratulations Dave!
Richmond.com has tapped Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to market the re-launch of the Richmond, Virginia website, as it redefines itself as “the online home for fun things to do in Richmond.” Richmond.com has worked diligently over the last several months building a new website. Madison+Main will coordinate a traditional and new media advertising campaignContinue Reading
Popular radio host and blogger, Tanya Free, has retained Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to develop a new website, blog and to consult on a social media marketing campaign. Madison+Main will redesign her current website and blog, while also helping her launch a social media campaign to maximize her online presence. The new website andContinue Reading
Posted by Joshua Barber, Creative Director – February 13, 2009 We are proud of our fearless leader, David Saunders. Within this past week, he has been in the Wall Street Journal and now Wired! The Wired article titled, “The Shorty Awards: Why Nerds Hate Twitter,” focuses on how the Shorty Award winners and finalist attrackContinue Reading
Madison+Main President Dave Saunders, aka madmain, was recognized at the Knight Foundation’s Shorty Awards yesterday in the category of advertising. Dave was voted to the top by his Twitter peers. You can read more about the awards in The Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine.
I’m not sure if you read the Wall Street Journal, but it’s a decent little rag that comes out of some place called New York City. Apparently, it’s a pretty big deal when your name appears on their pages. I don’t know what all of the fuss is about, personally I get all of myContinue Reading
Traylor, Morris & Elliott, PC has retained Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to develop their first website to open up new lines of communication and offer information resources to current and prospective clients. Madison+Main will create the custom website and perform local search engine optimization to maximize the Petersburg-based law firm’s online presence. The newContinue Reading
Holiday Inn Select Koger South Conference Center is expanding its online capabilities with a new website that will serve as a resource for guests and a marketing tool for the hotel. Madison+Main will incorporate new features on the website, such as online booking for the hotel, while expanding online customer service resources for guests andContinue Reading
Posted by Jeff Smack, Art Director – December 20, 2008 As you may have seen in the last post, Dave took his karaoke prowess to Rainmaker Studios and laid down some velvety notes for the holiday season. We put the track on a disk, packaged it up and sent it out to our friends andContinue Reading
I am spending the holidays in the Isle of Man (a really small island in the UK, kinda in the middle of the North Irish Sea) and I wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and very excellent Festivus before I go. Also just letting people know that I am unplugging from the Borg.Continue Reading
Madison+Main and Children, Incorporated teamed up to put a fresh spin on child sponsorship with the release of the Wingman webisode, which shows that helping children-in-need is not just charitable, it’s a cool thing to do. This proactive approach by the non-profit organization recognizes the effectiveness of targeting younger consumers through social media sites likeContinue Reading
Getloaded.com, the leading internet load board for the trucking industry, announced today that it has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media, as its agency of record. Madison+Main will handle creative concepts, brand management, social media campaigns, 3-D and guerilla marketing, billboard designs, radio, text messaging campaigns and event marketing consultation regarding trade shows and sportsContinue Reading
Here is a short video that was created about our company for the 2008 Impact Awards in Richmond, Virginia. Maybe this puts our company into a “behind the scenes” context. Yes, we work hard. Yes, we play hard too. The IMPACT Award recognizes a company that contributes to the greater Richmond community, offers a goodContinue Reading
Madison+Main continues to give back to the community by providing a donation to DonorsChoose.org through our partnership with Google. The donation benefitted the “Counting on Creativity In Math” program at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School in Petersburg. The money will help Ms. Leslie Steele purchase portfolios with fasteners, colored pencils, glue sticks and a digital cameraContinue Reading
David Saunders, President of Madison+Main, was quoted in Monday’s edition of Metro Business in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Dave was interviewed by columnist Iris Taylor and he explains how email marketing benefits small businesses in a challenging economic environment.
Check out Skirt Magazine’s twenty-four 7 feature on Taylor Malbon, Vice President of Madison+Main. Taylor talks about her life, her interests and what drives her success in the November issue of Skirt, now on news stands around Richmond, Virginia. Simply click here to read it online.
Halloween is right around the corner…we created this haunted optical illusion where the ghost of an elderly woman is “brought back from the dead!” Check it out! – Joshua
Cursebird.comOk. This one’s pretty good. Cursebird.com takes all tweets that have four-letter words and re-tweets them in one long, constantly updating, stream of random profanity, asking “what the f#@! is everyone swearing about?”Umbrellatoday.comOK. This one is cool and useful and it works. Umbrellatoday.com is a totally simple, functional and brave web 2.0 idea.Umbrella Today willContinue Reading
Madison+Main was nominated as a Greater Richmond Company to Watch, presented by The Venture Forum! The list of nominees includes 60 local businesses, including O T Air, Data Blueprint (our neighbors in the AdvanTech building), CapTech Ventures and TheHelpDeskCompany. Companies to Watch represent the most innovative companies with high growth potential in the Greater RichmondContinue Reading
While I sat my fat butt on the couch, switching channels between the Jerry Lewis Telethon and the Republican Convention and the non-event in Louisiana that CNN was covering, I really felt I had a lot to rant about. Luckily for me and you, Richmonders can now rant in “micro.” www.LeftOnBroad.com Even though we wereContinue Reading
On August 14th, I was away on vacation with my family in Ocracoke, though the BlackBerry was nearby. I picked it up, read an email and found out that Madison+Main was chosen as one of five finalists for the 21st annual IMPACT Award. Despite promising my wife “no work during vacation,” I called the officeContinue Reading
For the third year in a row, Madison+Main staffers teamed up with Children, Incorporated and the YMCA in shopping for a cause. Mark Ellison and Amanda Cinfio recently shopped for back-to-school clothing with some energetic and enthusiastic kids from the Downtown Y. To learn more about this great cause and other things going on withContinue Reading
All I could say is “wow” when the reporter called. I mean I had already been given a heads up. I already knew we were a finalist and everyone here was buzzing about it. The rep from the GRCC called and said out of 140 companies nominated, there were 5 finalists and we were oneContinue Reading
I’m excited to announce Madison+Main’s official sponsorship of the newest and silliest social media experiment to ever hit Richmond, Virginia, LeftOnBroad.com. This new blog, launching September 1st at 9:01 AM, will track all the things you can’t do in Richmond. Get it? Things like: “You can’t find ponies at Pony Pasture” and “You can’t makeContinue Reading
Madison+Main’s Creative Director, Joshua Barber, has done it again! He’s created a new video game for all of you cubicle-dwellers to play in your “downtime” at work: Blastroid. Just visit our blog to play along. And don’t forget to send us your high score! Winners will be posted on the game’s webpage.
Having previously worked with Chesterfield County Public Schools for their Adult Education Program’s GED campaign, we are thrilled to work with the school system on the redesign of their brand and identity. Chesterfield County Public Schools is one of the 100 largest school systems in the US, with 60,000 students, 8,000 employees and 62 schoolsContinue Reading
Like to shop with other people’s money? Our client Children, Incorporated could use your help for a very good cause! Our favorite Richmond-based non-profit organization is in need of several volunteers for the 3rd Annual back-2-school shopping program called Bright Beginnings. The four-day shopping spree at Target will pair Downtown YMCA children with volunteer shoppingContinue Reading
While snorkeling in the clear waters of Cozumel, Mexico for Cinco de Mayo, the Madison+Main crew caught this outrageous shark attack on film. We’re sharing it with you for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Have fun…and if you’re going to the beach, keep a weather eye on the waters! Check back next week for aContinue Reading
While on our company retreat in Cozumel, Mexico, we learned there must be some truth to all the hype around shark attacks during the summer season. Check out our footage and keep a weather eye on the waters during your Memorial Day Weekend.
Madison+Main has a nice, new pair of paperweights that oddly resemble Cannonballs, as we brought home our first-ever awards from The Richmond Show on April 18th. The Richmond Show, hosted by Richmond Ad Club, is an annual advertising competition for Richmond-based advertising agencies, judged by representatives from agencies in New York City, Washington D.C., CharlotteContinue Reading
Madison+Main has gone viral this February. Yes, we’ll be spreading it to you and, yes, it is a good thing. For each dreary Monday in February, we’re launching a new example of viral new media. You may have already received your first dose with the “Employee Abuse” video that’s up on our MySpace, Facebook andContinue Reading
M. Scott Gore Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has retained Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media as its new agency of record. M. Scott Gore, DDS, has been serving patients in the Midlothian, Virginia community for over 15 years. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, his practice offers a high level of care. For more information onContinue Reading
Due to the overwhelming numbers of businesses and start-ups seeking our services, M+M has formed a strategic partnership with small business marketing expert Chris Galiffa and his firm, PowerPlay Marketing Solutions. Stay tuned for more info on how this new partnership will help small businesses in the Richmond area. www.powerplayms.com The Metropolitan Business League nowContinue Reading
Taylor Malbon was promoted to the position of Vice President of Madison+Main in late December. She will continue her duties as Director of Accounts, while carrying the new title and responsibilities. “Taylor has been a phenomenal addition to M+M since she joined us two years ago,” said Dave Saunders, President. “Personable, enthusiastic and hard-working…what elseContinue Reading
Madison+Main welcomes Amanda Cinfio and Will Trible to the family. Amanda Cinfio, Office Manager, was born in Cambridge, UK but has resided in many other countries. She attended Watford College (now West Herts) in the UK, having studied Business Administration and Marketing & Advertising. She is married, fluent in Spanish, speaks conversational French and claimsContinue Reading
Madison+Main recently launched four new websites for its clients Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp-aign for American Kids, The Coleman Institute and Vera’s Fine Jewelers. Be sure to check out all of these websites! Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentoring Virginia children to become productive adults. BigBrosBigSis.com Camp-aign for American Kids, assisting American kids with Faith & ValueContinue Reading
Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media was proud to be the focus sponsor of the 2007 Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s annual event, Vision 20/10. The event was held on November 19, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center, and returned to a report written by Dr. James A. Crupi, “Richmond at the Crossroads” (1993), in theContinue Reading
Jeff was previously the Art Director of Alternative Apparel and Icebox in Atlanta, Georgia. This Appalachian State graduate will take over the A.D. position, as Joshua Barber has been promoted to Creative Director. Welcome to the gang, Jeff! And congratulations, Joshua!
To celebrate the occasion, Madison+Main staffers proudly drank $876 worth of Long Island Iced Teas at the Tobacco Company. And we plan to do something very similar for the third installment of this wonderful series. Cheers to great clients and great employees!
After years of schmoozing with Mark and Dave, Molly Quarles has finally joined Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media as the Traffic and Production Manager. Molly earned her BS in Mass Communications with a concentration in Business Advertising at Virginia Commonwealth University. She previously served as the Director of eVisure, a Richmond-based technology company that measuresContinue Reading
Belmont Partners, LLC announced today that it has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to design print ads, direct mail pieces, and a search engine marketing campaign and perform search engine optimization. The campaign will begin in the fourth quarter of 2007. Belmont Partners is a national consulting firm specializing in reverse mergers, PIPES andContinue Reading
Madison+Main will create a complete identity package, in addition to a website and print advertisement campaign for Camp-aign for American Kids. These projects will work to create awareness of the company’s mission and to increase the cause’s productivity. Camp-aign for American Kids is led by Reverend Jon Sherry and works to improve the quality ofContinue Reading
A Moment In Time, the locally produced and nationally recognized historical radio segment, has announced that it has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to redesign its current website. A Moment In Time is a daily radio segment that is hosted by Dr. Dan Roberts, Professor of History at the University of Richmond, and heardContinue Reading
Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media is proud to introduce two new additions to our staff: Shawn Smith has joined Madison+Main as the Director of Communications. Shawn has over 12 years of experience in public relations and communications strategy. He previously served as the Executive Director and Director of Communication for the Republican Party of Virginia.Continue Reading
Performance Home Technology announced today that it has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to design, develop and launch its new website. The website will be structured to allow prospective clients to acquire information on home theatre and automation technology. Performance Home Technology is a Richmond-based company that specializes in audio, video and automation technologiesContinue Reading
The Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond has announced that it will utilize the services of Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to promote the 2007 Retail Marketing Expo. Madison+Main will launch local television, print and radio advertising campaigns in the Richmond metropolitan area in order to increase awareness of the Expo. The Retail Merchants AssociationContinue Reading
Custom Trim Specialists has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media as its advertising agency to design, develop and launch a brochure website, as well as produce recruitment ads. The website will be a resource for prospective clients to acquire information about the company’s services. Custom Trim Specialists is an interior trim construction company in Midlothian,Continue Reading
Shore Financial Corporation (NASDAK: SHBK), the parent company of Shore Bank, announced today that it has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media as its new agency of record. The Richmond, VA based advertising and new media firm begins work for the seven location community bank headquartered in Onley, VA. SHBK has retained M+M to developContinue Reading
Advertising & New Media to create and maintain a new database-driven website for the organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, in Richmond, VA, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. They are committed to assisting children to achieve their highest potentialContinue Reading
Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media will also build (design, develop and launch) a website for The Brandermill Church. Founded in 1978, The Brandermill Church is a spiritual home for many in Midlothian and Chesterfield Virginia. Visit their website at www.brandermillchurch.org.
Colonial Orthopaedic has chosen Madison+Main to develop a website, a new logo and corporate identity package that will coincide with the practices expansion into a new location Rivers Bend in Spring 2007. Madison+Main’s plans will allow Colonial Orthopaedic to retain its current patients and attract more patients by expanding awareness of the practice among aContinue Reading
GHT Insurance has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to create advertising and marketing initiatives that will expand the company’s growth into other industry verticals, while creating a marketing and brand strategy that will grow the company’s core business. Madison+Main plans to create a new website, market the site and the company with a traditionalContinue Reading
Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media has been chosen by The Coleman Institute to create a comprehensive marketing strategy, including brand development, public relations and a corporate identity package to start. The firm will also create an ongoing new and traditional advertising campaign to boost awareness and sales of The Coleman Institute’s accelerated detox therapy andContinue Reading
Richmond based advertising and new media firm re-brands West End Property to Space Properties. Integral parts of the transition include website, radio, print, flyers and web & search engine marketing, which will also be completed by Madison+Main. Space Properties owns over 1,800 apartments in the Greater Richmond area. Space Properties strives to provide residents withContinue Reading
Wythe Will Distributing, the nations leading distributor of candy, confections and specialty foods to retail stores, has teamed up with Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media to design and develop two new catalogs. Wythe Will Distributing operates out of a 100,000 square foot distribution center in Toano, VA, which services candy retailers, specialty gourmet shops andContinue Reading
Chesterfield County’s Department of Economic Development Partners with Advertising and New Media Firm to Brand Chesterfield County as a First Choice Community for Business Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media is pleased to announce its collaboration with Chesterfield County’s Department of Economic Development. Madison+Main will work with CED and other community partners to develop a comprehensiveContinue Reading