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10 Portfolio Presentation Tips for New Graduates

Every year, I review portfolios at universities and events hosted by our regional advertising club. It’s fun to see the work of the young people. Some of it is amazing. Some of it is a work in progress. But the promise of these young people is what is inspiring. Truth be told, I had no Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Social Media, Public Relations, Content Marketing, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management, Creative Design, Programming, Website Design, SEO/SEM

Tommy Holcomb, 2019 Silver Medal Award Recipient

It was my pleasure to present a long overdue honor at the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards to master jingle creator Tommy Holcomb. The event was held at the Market Building on March 1.  The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Media Award Program is a nationally  recognized award that honors men and women who have made outstanding Read More.

Topics: Blog, Advertising

TAKE 3 WITH VICTOR HARRINGTON: A CONVERSATION ON HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS

Prologue: My favorite part of advertising is meeting new creative minds and sharing and solving problems. This year, I began to ask friends, colleagues, clients (past and present), and even competitors in healthcare marketing to “Take 3” and discuss trends they see developing, explore challenges, and discuss opportunities. Since I know this is asking a lot Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Business Intelligence, Research and Insights, Advertising
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Take 3 with Dean Browell: A Conversation on Healthcare Marketing Trends

This year I have been inspired by friends in a CEO peer group called CEO Stars. One of them is pretty famous for his work with national CMOs in AdAge – Drew Neisser. Drew’s work with CMOs really excites me, because my favorite part of this job is meeting new creative minds and sharing and solving Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management

2018: Access Year in Review

Access had a great year in 2018. It’s always a great year when you get to do rewarding work for clients you admire. We developed more than a dozen websites for companies from a leading energy provider to a high-tech SAS developer to local nonprofits. We did ambitious branding projects for economic development agencies and Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Creative Design, Website Design, SEO/SEM

Painting a Brighter Future Black at Ford

“So let the other guys keep dreaming about the future. We’ll be the ones building it.”   The truth of the matter is, the roads of a local ad agency and the giant automotive industry seldom converge. True, Access has done a couple local and regional car dealership commercials over the years. And, yeah, I Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Advertising