Inside the old brick walls of the restored Button Factory in Upstate New York, Accelerate Media uses the latest technology to provide our clients with cutting edge marketing solutions. From comprehensive brand development to complete marketing strategies and solutions, we give our clients much more than website design. We give them results.
Drop us a line and see how we can bring your brand to life.
I love my job. I really do. Every day brings new ideas, new challenges, and new relationships. A varied background in entertainment, marketing and management gives me a strong foundation for providing effective solutions. I enjoy taking the time to understand my clients, their business, and their goals.
The best part about what I do every day is piecing together the puzzle of each project. I have an incredible team who can do just about anything. And thanks to them we translate our clients' visions into reality. A job well done, a happy client, and a product everyone is proud of. What could be better?
I approach marketing the same way I approach chess.
I think several steps ahead, methodically plan my moves, and patiently execute proven strategies with calculated precision to achieve the end result I want. There are an infinite number of tactical moves you can make in marketing, but only a handful of strategies you need to master. Winning the game means more customers, more sales, and more profits. Helping clients win is the best part of what I do.
I am passionate about good design and maintaining an extremely high standard for a(m) and its clients. I especially love design on this new-fangled technology called the Internets. Paper is good, too. Don't let the long hair and tattoos fool you. My skill set is diverse enough to design for the most corporate of clients, but I do prefer "outside the box" strategies.
I get my inspiration from my real life experiences. Everything I see, touch and taste is design. Even my Capitan Crunch. In my spare time I am a musician and singer in a local rock and roll band. We play the songs young people enjoy. Oh, and sorry ladies, I'm taken.
I should start of by explaining that I'm a rock climber. Rock climbing is fitting for a person who likes challenges, can adapt to obstacles (quickly!), and always tries to push the limits. I graduated from RIT with a degree in marketing, minors in finance and communication, and experience in film, animation, and entrepreneurship. This breadth of experience has given me the ability to quickly recognize your company's strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to shine online. Whether climbing rocks or climbing ranks, I always strive to reach the top.
I am sometimes teased about being the "Dooggie Houser" of website development. Not to brag, but I earned a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Buffalo with a 3.94 GPA at the age of 22. As an undergrad, I was a Philosophy minor. So with all my real world work experience, I'll someday write The Zen and Art of Database Maintenance. The secret to my success at developing websites? Pizza. There is a direct correlation between how much pizza I eat during every project, and my ability to conquer even the most challenging projects. So far, a(m) has had a sizable pizza expense. And lots of happy clients. Works for me.
I have always been passionate about art and technology. New media design is the perfect fusion of the two, and gives me the freedom to produce exciting, interactive projects. From website design to motion graphics, I am always up for a challenge - and at a(m) there are plenty opportunities for me to use my skills.
If I'm not behind a computer, then I can most likely be found in or near the water. Whitewater kayaking is one of my favorite activities. The dynamic flow of the river and challenge of navigating through it is exciting and inspiring. I like to live on the edge.
I love music. Ever since I was a kid I would jam out with my dad to Earth Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson. I realized that with the right tools, you can do anything you put your mind to. I rely on this insight in creating both websites and music.
I believe that the internet is like music with infinite possibilities, and that there is definitely a good and a bad - but everyone has their own preferences. I'm an alchemist of web design, and my philosopher's stone is making sure the client is just as happy with the end result as I am.
Writing is what I do. It's what I love. I've spent my career writing everything from technical manuals to high-profile speeches. But what I love most is taking what a client tells me, adding a creative touch, and developing a message that grabs the reader. When I see that final, polished product and I know I've killed it - well, the feeling is better than eating chocolate (but not by much).
The best part about working on the a(m) team is being able to do what I love - and to work with pretty awesome people while I'm at it. Somewhere between being a mom and a professional writer is where I live... and the challenge and beauty of this balancing act defines who I am.
We are a small firm with big ideas.
What does that mean? It means our team is small enough to give our clients the attention they deserve, but large enough to have some of the most creative minds in the business. It means we build relationships, not just websites. It means that we can and will give our clients the very best, from brand conception to project completion.
We know how to make a first impression.
At a(m) we pride ourselves on our ability to execute bold statements. Our team uses the latest website development technologies and innovative design to give our clients the competitive edge they need. Your goal is to captivate your audience and grow your business. Our goal is to make every project exciting, unique and most importantly, effective.
We believe in simplicity.
From brand development to website navigation and overall marketing message, our strategy is to be clean, clear and concise. We don't hide behind flashy design and convoluted content. We take a fresh approach to every project and in the end, provide our clients with an end result that is innovative and successful.
You talk. We listen.
During our kickoff process, we learn about your business. What are your goals and expectations? Who is your target audience? What is your competitive edge?
We research and benchmark.
We review your competitors' websites and marketing communications activities to determine best practices and opportunities for you to stand out.
We ensure that your message is clear.
If you have a cohesive brand, we review its messages and personality. If you don't, we strategize and design for a targeted, consistent message going forward.
We brainstorm, plan and present.
Our team draws from our diverse backgrounds to brainstorm. We plan and present you with alternatives to choose from.
You decide. We build.
As we build, we continue to refine our ideas and use systems for quality control. You will be involved in the process every step of the way.