About

Straight Forward Media is a full service marketing agency focusing on strategy, creative, media, public relations, social, and analytics. We pride ourselves on offering our customers that most transparent and personalized attention to provide an advertising campaign that fits your budget. Completely transparent to our clients, Straight Forward Media shares our performance and media proof to our clients, enabling them to be fully aware of what they are running, how much they are paying, and how it is performing. It’s simple and straight forward.

With over 30 years of collective marketing experience and client work, we have covered multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, financial, packaged goods, travel, footwear, retail, beauty and luxury goods, law firms, and outdoor living. With all of this experience comes a great overall knowledge of both strategy and execution of that strategy utilize both traditional and digital mediums with behavioral targeted advertising and social media.

Let Straight Forward Media review your current media plan, objectives, results, and strategy with a free marketing analysis.  

EXECUTIVE TEAM

David

DAVID 

Founder & CEO

David had a vision. When he was asked to describe his ideal job in his first interview, he knew all along that he was going to work in advertising and marketing. He built his career on the foundation of print media and marketing working at The NY Post Newspaper in 1997.

David continued to advance into large agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, Mindshare, MediaCom, AllScope Media, HN Media & Marketing, Zenith Media, and even has experience In-house at Cablevision & WeatherBug.

David is a loving husband and devoted father to his two kids Justin and Emily. He enjoys working out and attending the Tough Mudder & Spartan Challenges every year.

My view of Marketing and Advertising is similar to my passion for Tough Mudder’s. I start with a clear objective, develop strategies and then finish the objective. Then with out hesitation, I move on to the next objective and strive to overcome any obstacles. Marketing is much more than making money and ROI. It means looking at everything from a bird’s eye view and seeing how some actions affect others.

LAUREN

Head of MARKETING

Lauren is an accomplished, seasoned Marketer and thought leader with over 15 years’ experience within the traditional and digital marketing space. She has been responsible for creating top-of-the-line marketing tools that resulted in a guaranteed rise of the bottom-line for upwards of 40+ businesses. Working with both Fortune-500 companies and small start-ups alike, Lauren finds her passion in creating marketing assets that drive visible, actionable, and viable results which speak for themselves. 

Lauren is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer and digital marketer with an eye for innovation, creativity and perfection. Her skill set is vast, but her greatest expertise revolves in the world of Graphic Design, Email Marketing, Social Media, Analytics & Insights, Brand Identity Design, Content Creation and Print Collateral.

I have always lived by the motto to work smarter, not harder. In today’s digital world, we have the ability to allow our tools to work hard for us so we can focus on the other aspects of our client’s campaign that require that ‘personal human touch’.”

Taryn

TARYN

Head of Sales

Taryn is responsible for business development and company growth. Taryn is a graduate of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA, where she received her Master’s in Psychotherapy.

After a decade of practicing psychotherapy, Taryn took her skill set and intellectual property to the business world. Taryn presently has over 24 cumulative years of experience dealing with a unique sales/clinical approach to unmask the needs of businesses and clients. Over her 24 years, she has developed her skills to be able to approach each business endeavor with empathy and compassion, and which is only one of the few characteristics that makes Taryn unique.

Taryn’s consulting strategy is customer centric and is always focused on what is right for the client. Her skills allow her to help companies clearly identify their pain points so that they can begin to focus their energies on solutions and outcomes. Taryn’s core values are integrity, innovation and growth and is passionate and committed to helping companies strive to be the best they can be.

TOP TEAM

Jerry

Jerry

Finance

Cashin' checks, Crunchin' numbers, cuttin' checks; Jerry points fingers at calculator buttons all day long. They don't call him "The Numbers Guy" for nothing! 

Matt

Matt

Content and Social

If Matt isn't writing, he's reading. If he isn't reading, he's writing. Matt is our powerhouse content writer just waiting to write your next blog article or web content.

Barbara

Barbara

Integrated Media

When Integrated Media is working, your next customer won't know how or when they first heard about your company, they just did; your company has been engraved in their subconscious with the power of Integrated Media!

Thomas

Thomas

Web Development

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Pamela

Pamela

Online Marketing

If Pam was an automobile, she'd run solely on lead conversion garnered through unique social advertising campaigns that are target specific. Pam hasn't stopped running in over 6 years and counting. 

Amanda

Amanda

People and culture

When the people are happy, it shows in the work they produce. Amanda is the Coordinator of Cool, The Supervisor of Fun, the Administrator of Adventure. We thank you for your service!

Ruby

Ruby

Cuddles and Snuggles

As the Office Dog, Ruby is responsible for keeping feet warm, providing adequate snuggles, begging for lunch leftovers, and barking at passerby's who may be super villains in disguise (we're on to you, Steve in Suite 4).