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Introducing: Jessica Black!

By Account Executive Jessica Black 1911629_10201497194942990_1750182249_n 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 VCU Brandcenter for my MSBA in Brand Management. Want to know more about me? I was born in Iceland in what they call a “White Out,” AKA a blizzard. If I could have another career it would be a Saucier, or a chef that makes sauces. I love condiments and love making sauces for meals I make at home.  I have a small dog named Brie, she’s a Yorkie. I try to replace as many words as I can with her name, like “BumbleBrie” instead of bumblebee or “zomBrie” instead of zombie. You get it. I run a male engagement blog to help men figure out what their girlfriends are actually looking for in a proposal and what they need to know about buying an engagement ring. I’m the resident wedding etiquette expert for my friends. Any questions they have about gifts, addressing invitations or outfits to wear, they come to me. I’m just a little wedding/married life obsessed. I’m excited to be working for Madison+Main because I really enjoy working with smaller businesses in a more entrepreneurial space. M+M seems like it will give me the ability to make an impact for business owners and help them reach their goals. Plus, the people seem pretty cool.

Introducing: Casey Severinghaus!

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report – July 25th, 2014

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

Rebranding the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

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

New Client Announcement: Commonwealth Autism

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report – July 18th, 2014

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report – July 11th, 2014

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report – June 27th 2014

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report – June 20th, 2014

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

New Client Announcement: Riverside Turf

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’s Weekly Report

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

Post 06.5.14 – Madison+Main Tries Rock Bottom Brewery!

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

Post 06.5.14 – Virginia Women’s Center Takes Over Chesterfield Towne Center!

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

Post 06.4.14 – Madison+Main’s June Media Mixer at Casa Del Barco!

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

Post 06.3.14 – Introducing Our Summer 2014 Interns!

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

Post 05.30.14 – Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

Post 05.23.14 – Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

Post 05.22.14 – 33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival

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

Post 05.16.14 – Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

Post 05.14.14 – So Long, Spring 2014 Interns!

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

Post 05.9.14 – Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

Post 05.6.14 – Oregon V.S. POM

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report for May 2nd, 2014

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

Fiesta de Bananas at Madison+Main: 5/5 at 5PM!

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

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

Post 04.14.14 – Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

My Weekend in Orangeburg

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

April Fools’ Day at Madison+Main

Happy April Fools’ Day from the Madison+Main-iacs!    

A Review of the Legalities of Social Media

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Sky Zone Richmond Signs with Madison+Main!

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main’s Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders After this week at Madison+Main, I may have to turn in my “man card.” I wrote two TV Ads about jewelry. I reviewed color swatches with “the girls” and thumbed through furniture catalogs. I ate my first salad in two years…and I got a pedicure. I’m turning into a chick.Continue Reading

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Signs Northern Neck Insurance!

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

4th Annual Chili Cook Off Overview

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Announcement: September Media Mixer!

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Signs Studio K by Kambourian Jewelers

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Now Accepting Intern Applications for the Fall!

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Signs Uptown Alley!

 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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main wins a 7th Telly

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

Madison+Main has moved!

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

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

Madison+Main Weekly Report

By Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders In the words of the seemingly immortal Charlie Sheen, it was a #WINNING week at Madison+Main. From Monday to Friday, from the top to the bottom and from clients to partners to vendors, it was a week where we had tiger blood coursing through our veins (can you believe its beenContinue Reading

Madison+Main WINS 6 Tellys!

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

Foundation Basketball Group Signs with Madison+Main!

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

Madison+Main Signs Davis & Green Electrical!

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

Madison+Main Signs with M. L. Bell Construction!

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

Weekly Report from Madison+Main

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

The Best of RVA: Sandy Made Us Want a Sammy

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

The Best of RVA: Cheap Eats

  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

Best Internship in #RVA

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

CowanGates Signs Madison+Main as Agency of Record

        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

All Aboard! Rainbow Station Brings on Madison+Main as New Marketing Firm

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 Supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Mario Style

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

Madison+Main Partners with ReelVR

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

Madison+Main Employees Take Time to Commemorate Pearl Harbor

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

Madison+Main’s 2nd Chili Cook Off – “The War At The Work”

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

Madison+Main Creates YouTube Video for MS Society

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

Discover New Ways to Market Your Business at the 2011 Retail Marketing Expo

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

Tom Winfree of Village Bank is 2011 Bernard L. Savage Award Winner

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

Madison+Main takes home a Bronze Cannonball at the Richmond Ad Show

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

Madison+Main Wins “Excellence in New Communications Award” from SNCR (Society for New Communications Research)

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

Meet the Reverse RFP Winner: Comfort Zone Camp

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

Richmond Firms Set to Donate Over $100,000 In Services To One Local Non-Profit.

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

M+M Lunches: Feeding Minds Too

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

Your URL in Beats

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

Art from Your Fingertips

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

Behind The Scenes: 2010 Shorty Awards in NYC

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

2010 Shorty Awards: Richmond Brings the A-Game

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

Richmond Catches Twitter Fever

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

eSmart Tax’s Daryl Johnson is “Makin’ it Rain!”

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

Top 10 Reasons to Vote @madmain for a Shorty Award

“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

Madison+Main 2009 Impact Awards

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

M+M Welcomes 2 New Clients in November

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

RVA – New Media Seminar – November 18th!

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

Leave No Duck Behind

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 Named IMPACT Finalist 2nd Year in a Row

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.

Madison+Main making IMPACT ’09!

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

Dave Saunders gives advice at Richmond Retail Marketing Expo

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 Picks Madison+Main

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.

More Media Coverage for Madison+Main

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 Taps Madison+Main to Enhance Marketing Efforts

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

President and Chief Idea Officer Dave Saunders on WTVR 6

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

Madison+Main President Named Ad Person of Year

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 Picks Madison+Main to Promote Website Re-Launch

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

Tanya Free Chooses Madison+Main For New Website and Social Media Campaign

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

Social Media Experts to Gather in Richmond, VA for New Media Seminar

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so on, and so on. It’s all over the news, but as a business owner or marketer, you have questions. Luckily, Madison+Main and several other companies are teaming up to bring the New Media Seminar series to Richmond March 10th and 11th at Holiday Inn Select Koger Conference Center. President &Continue Reading

Madison+Main’s Dave Saunders in Wired article on Twitter

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

President Dave Saunders Shorty Award Finalist

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.

Dave Saunders Featured in Wall Street Journal

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 Chooses Madison+Main

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

PETA Ad Rejected from SuperBowl Broadcast

Madison+Main President Dave Saunders was quoted in yesterday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch on PETA’s controversial SuperBowl Ad. Check out the article here.

Holiday Inn Select Koger Center Picks Madison+Main for New Website

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

It’s the Thought That Counts

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

Merry Christmas and Happy Festivus! I’m outta here.

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

Play M+M’s Starship!

Your Mission: Find the hidden crystal within the dangerous space maze. Use your arrow buttons to navigate and your spacebar to defend yourself. Good luck!

Madison+Main Teams Up with Children, Incorporated to Spread Message Online

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 Retains Madison+Main as Agency of Record

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

Madison+Main Impact Awards 08

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 Makes Donation to Petersburg School

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 Discusses Email Marketing with the T-D

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.

Taylor Malbon Featured in Skirt Magazine

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.

Are you scared of ghosts? Or optical illusions?

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, UmbrellaToday and other web 2.0 finds from madison+main

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

The spiraling economy?

Here is Madison+Main’s latest viral video! Let us know what you think. If you’d like to see more of our videos, please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/madisonandmain

Madison+Main Nominated as “Company to Watch”

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

Looking for a challenge?

Enjoy a game of M+M solitaire! Click on the card that you’d like to remove from the five rows. Your top score is based on the least amount of cards remaining.  Have fun.

Seek Professional Help

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Update on LeftOnBroad.com

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

Madison+Main Makes an IMPACT on Richmond

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

M+M Staffers Volunteer for Bright Beginnings

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

The madison+main magic 8 ball

For all you madison+main-iacs out there, you can now get answers to your burning questions. Just click on the magic 8 ball with your mouse and have the answers unfold right before your eyes. Enjoy.

Wow, Madison+Main is a Finalist for the Impact Award

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

The madison+main puzzle!

Click on each box to make the madison+main logo complete!

LeftOnBroad.com Goes Live 9/01/08 at 9:01 am

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

Save the ta-tas!

Madison+Main is an official supporter of save the ta-tas. Check out the website to learn more.

Seek Professional Help

Here is the latest “Seek Professional Help” cartoon from our Art Director, Jeff Smack.

Madison+Main Releases “Blastroid”

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.

Chesterfield County Public Schools Chooses Madison+Main (Again)

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

Children, Incorporated Needs Volunteers Who Like to Shop!

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

Big Fish, Small Pond

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

Madison+Main Braves Uncharted Waters

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 Rolls a “Cannonball” Home from Richmond Ad Show

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 “Goes Viral” for Flu Season

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, DDS, Madison+Main’s First Client of the New Year

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

Madison+Main Establishes Strategic Partnership with PowerPlay

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 Promoted to Vice President at Madison+Main

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 Adds Two New Staff Members

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

4-3-2-1-Liftoff!

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 Sponsors GRCC Event: Vision 20/10

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

Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media welcomes a new Art Director, Jeff Smack

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!

Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media turned two! Happy Birthday to us!

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!

Molly Quarles joins Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media.

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 has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media.

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

Camp-aign for American Kids has announced that they have retained Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media.

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 has chosen Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media.

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 adds two new staff members

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 chooses Madison+Main

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 picks Madison+Main to promote the 2007 Retail Marketing Expo

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

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

For Madison+Main Shore Financial Account is in the Bank

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters has retained the services of Madison+Main

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.

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 Orthopaedics Retains Madison+Main, Advertising & New Media

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 Chooses Madison+Main for New Website and Marketing Services

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

The Coleman Institute Chooses Madison+Main for Marketing and Advertising

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

West End Property is now Space Properties

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

Madison+Main to Produce Two New Catalogs for Wythe Will Distributing

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 Retains Madison+Main for Branding Campaign

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

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