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 perspective this week. That advice, and a tall glass of Maker’s Mark helped me get through two hours of recorder practice last night.

Cherish the small moments, as well as the big achievements, and you’ll make memories. We’re currently making memories of our own at Madison+Main. We continue to get positive feedback for the Weekly Report and we’re grateful for it. If you have a charity, non-profit or other event that we could highlight to our now 4,800 subscribers, please let us know. We’d love to help out.

Monday (6/10) – On Monday we finished up Davis & Green Electrical’s new TV spot with our friends at Trademarkey Films. Greg Green did a great job. Special thanks to the 25 or so friends who appeared in the spot as extras and worked late into the night. Well, 10:30 pm is past MY bedtime. The new spot, Don’t Be Left in the Dark, will be up next week! 🙂

Tuesday (6/11) – Tuesday was mostly hustle and bustle, but I did get to spend some time with pal Mark Creery, CEO of Data Directions, one of our valued Strategic Partners. We’re working on another joint venture…details to come, once the ink is dry on the contract.

Lindsey and I got to spend some “quality time” together because the two of us had to drive to Danville and back, meeting with Ben Rippe, Owner of Rippe’s, a Danville fashion institute over a 100 years old. Click the link to visit this cool, one of a kind retail store’s Facebook page. We also stopped by Lynchburg and now Lindsey is a super rabid fan of the Texas Inn.

Wednesday (6/12) – On Wednesday I spent the morning with my monthly Virginia Council of CEO’s Roundtable group, thanks to Mr. Fix-it, CEO Mark Binshtock for hosting. I also attended a lively Chesterfield Chamber Luncheon where I heard a very informative presentation on the RMA (Richmond Metropolitan Authority) but my thoughts and concerns were with Art Director Jeff Smack who suffered through a couple of hours in the dentist chair. I know what that’s like #ouch.

We also finished up Howell’s Heating & Air’s latest TV spot, called “Secrets.” Click here, watch it and tell us what you think. I think this may be the funniest spot I’ve produced in over 20 years in this business, but Shhh don’t tell anyone.

Thursday (6/13) – On Thursday morning I attended my first Lucy Corr Foundation meeting as Chairman. I sit on several non-profit boards but this is the first one I’ve been asked to lead, poor people… they don’t know what they’re in for.

I’d also like to send a big thank you to Comcast Spotlight super rep Karen “Fun Bags” Newmyer, Karen always brings a bag full of fun. She joined our entire Account Team making client deliveries Thursday afternoon. Click here to see the photo album.

Friday (6/14) – This morning, Recorder aficionado Jack Saunders graduated 5th grade at Alberta Smith Elementary. He received five separate awards during the ceremony, and I lost two buttons off my vest. #proudpapa. Sorry the Weekly Report is late this week, I spent too much time recording a voiceover and filming a new video blog, if you haven’t seen any of my video blogs, check out madmain.com.

Here’s Jack getting ready to graduate.

Today’s the last day of school for most area students, if you have a child who plays or wants to play basketball this summer be sure to check out Foundation Basketball Group. The first summer camp starts this Monday and goes all summer, click here to sign up.

Hope you have a great weekend! And special congratulations to client, Mike Bell from M. L. Bell Construction who will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at tomorrow night’s Flying Squirrel’s game against the Reading Fightin Phils.

Best regards,