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Meet the Team: Christine Goodwin

What was your path to what you’re doing now Christine: My family is full of creative minds, which influenced my love for all types of creative mediums. I always knew I’d be in this industry but was unsure which avenue to pursue. After a nudge from my parents towards a degree in graphic design, I…  Read more

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Meet the Team: Lee Rowland

What was your path to what you’re doing now? Lee Rowland: After graduating from RIT in 2003, I worked at a few local agencies as a junior art director, then art director. I took a hiatus from agency life in 2008 after having my second daughter to focus on raising my kids and worked as…  Read more

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Martin Summer Playlist

Music can be many things for legions of people. It’s the rhythm and blues through days, nights and weekends. It’s a time portal, evoking long-forgotten memories with a single spin. And, as noted in a May 2020 story published by University of Michigan Medicine, it can be a powerful healer. Music therapy—the clinical and evidence-based…  Read more

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Back to the Office—and What We’re Leaving Behind

On June 2, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Western New York’s entrance into Phase Two of the state’s ongoing economic reopening. It was a big step forward in a health and economic crisis unlike any other seen for generations, but it also signaled another forthcoming reality. For tens of thousands of upstate workers…  Read more

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Meet the Team: Pauline Wegman and Paul Schmidt

How did you get started in your profession/the industry? Paul Schmidt: I always knew I wanted to work in this industry. Graduating from Northeastern University with a Communication Studies degree and working on the ecommerce team at Reebok was how I got my foot in the door. From there, I continued my education and attended…  Read more

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Meet the Team: Steve Soroka

Our Creative Operations Team at The Martin Group is the reason we’re able to produce as much great work as we do every day across three offices and over 80 employees. This has never been more important than during our COVID-dictated work-from-home status. So here’s a shoutout to one of the team members behind the…  Read more

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Meet The Team: Sam DiBona and Traci Legonelli

What was your path to what you’re doing now? Traci: Originally, I thought I wanted to work in public relations in New York City in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industry. But after interning there for a summer at a boutique PR firm, I realized Rochester was home, so I had to get creative. I…  Read more

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Meet The Team: Melissa Ortiz and Colin Volker

What are you passionate about? Melissa: This will sound cliché, but I am passionate about anything creative. I love to challenge myself to try different mediums to express my creative side, whether it is hand-lettering on my iPad, completing a DIY project for the home, or diving back into painting every once in a while.…  Read more

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The 100th Anniversary of 620 Main

In a city with as rich architectural history as Buffalo, there are downtown blocks dotted with significant properties that have thankfully survived the passage of time—and every building has a story to tell. Some can claim fame from its place in the Queen City’s past, still-looming relics that help share the tale of the excellence…  Read more

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Meet The Team: Kristina Robinson and Katherine Edwards

What was your path to what you’re doing now? Kristina Robinson: I originally went to school at Alfred State College for Forensic Chemistry. After realizing that it wasn’t…quite my niche, I switched majors to Cyber Security, and later to Web Development. My school was holding a career fair, and there I discovered my previous employer…  Read more

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New hires, assemble.

It truly is a Group effort. In 2018, a number of remarkably talented individuals joined our firm, and as we look back at an outstanding year, we welcome them, once again, and thank them for their many contributions to our clients and projects. Click on the photo of each of our 2018 new hires to…  Read more

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Emotive marketing and the psychology of holiday shopping

The holiday season is here again, and brands of all types are clamoring to capitalize on the festive feeling. As much as some people like to bemoan the “pumpkin-spicing” of what seems like every food product, it makes sense for businesses. Flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and peppermint can be enjoyed year-round, but there’s a reason…  Read more

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What We're Thankful For This Year

It’s been a great year at The Martin Group. From the growth of our teams in all 3 offices, to Regional and International awards won, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. Without our talented TMG groupies and collaborative and creative clients, we would not be able to accomplish all that we do every…  Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Katie Steelman and Michelle Anlyn

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Katie Steelman, proofreader and copy editor, and Michelle Anlyn, senior production designer; they both joined our Rochester team in [the spring of 2018?]! Do you have any kids?…  Read more

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Spending a Summer at The Martin Group 2018 Intern Takeaways

Pat Collins, Junior, Canisius College Rather than waiting for summer to pursue a job opening, I was fortunate enough to begin working at The Martin Group in the midst of my second semester of college. Seven months ago, in the dead of winter, I strode into 620 Main Street as a 20-year-old agency newcomer. Upon…  Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Jessica Black and Lesley Ruple

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Jessica Black, Studio Manager, and Lesley Ruple, Account Supervisor, as two more new additions to our Buffalo and Rochester teams compare laughs, hot dog preferences, and people they’d…  Read more

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To our wearer of many hats: Many hats off to you.

The Martin Group is proud to congratulate Senior Vice President and Managing Director Lisa Strock on being selected as one of Buffalo Business First’s 2018 Women of Influence and honored at a ceremony inside Buffalo’s Hyatt Regency on September 18. As deservedly being recognized as one of 25 vital female leaders in the region, Lisa’s…  Read more

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What The Martin Group is reading now – and you should be, too

In celebration of National Book Lovers Day, we asked team members to share the book they’re reading now or the best book they’ve read lately. From fantasy epics to forgotten Buffalo history to inspiring memoirs, here’s what’s on our reading list.   I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh It’s a fictional mystery and thriller…  Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Mike Farrell and Pat Sandora-Nastyn

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Mike Farrell, Senior Manager of Content and Social Media, and Pat Sandora-Nastyn, Senior Brand Manager, as these two new additions to our team dive into their experiences at…  Read more

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365 Days at 620 Main Street

The Martin Group sharpened its giant scissors and then cut the red ribbon for its new corporate headquarters, located at 620 Main Street in downtown Buffalo, in May 2017. In July and following an extensive interior renovation of the building, our firm made the official move two blocks north from what was then home (477…  Read more

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"We Love New York" - Our team's favorite destinations in the Empire State

We asked our staff what their favorite destination in New York State is and why they love it so much Here’s what they had to say. New York City That’s a no-brainer. I consider it the heart of our country and there’s just no place like it on earth. Alexa Christopher, Vice President | Brand…  Read more

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At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort.

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Jennifer Hunold, senior brand manager of The Martin Group’s new Albany office.   Where were you working before The Martin Group and in what role? Before joining The…  Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Kira Csakany, Creative Supervisor

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Kira Csakany, a creative supervisor on our Creative Team.   Where were you working before The Martin Group and in what role? Before coming on board at The…  Read more

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Employing an office culture that works

You might think that including a ping-pong table and dartboard as part of your office floor plan (or budget) might be a waste of space and dollars, but at The Martin Group, they contribute to our firm’s atmosphere and employees’ creativity. Most of what you’ll read below is a reflection of the ways in which…  Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Mary Bonomo, Assistant Art Director

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Mary Bonomo, an assistant art director on our Creative Team.   Where were you working before Martin Group and in what role? An associate art director at Partners…  Read more

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Our Favorite Ads

What a game. Great job Eagles! Now for the ads. Our team broke down their most (and least) favorites that aired during last night’s game. What were your most and least favorite ads?   The commercial that stuck with me the most was Budweiser’s “Stand by Me”.  With all the natural disasters this past year,…  Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Matt Lahue, Copywriter

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams. Meet Matt Lahue, a copywriter on our Creative Team. With copywriting in his DNA (both his father and brother are copywriters). and a love for exploring ideas in his…  Read more

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In 2017, we cut the red ribbon on our new corporate headquarters, 620 Main Street in Buffalo, New York

In 2017, we cut the red ribbon on our new corporate headquarters, 620 Main Street in Buffalo, New York and moved our more than 45 Buffalo associates to the heart of the city’s Theatre District. We’ve welcomed many clients through the door of our new headquarters. For those who have yet to experience 620 Main,…  Read more

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What We're Thankful For

It’s been another great year here at The Martin Group and Martin Davison Public Relations. We have so much to be thankful for as a company, namely our major move just a few blocks up on Main St. We couldn’t be any more excited to all finally be under one roof at 620! Now for…  Read more

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Our community involvement

It’s important to us to stay involved in our community, to ensure that it remains an enjoyable place to live and that we’re helping those who need it. Here’s how a number of our TMG Groupies stay involved.  Read more

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What's it like to intern at TMG?

This summer, The Martin Group / Martin Davison Public Relations had a fleet of talented interns in our arsenal. Check out how their experiences went, straight from the source: “I absolutely loved my experience at TMG. While interning with the Traffic Department, I learned about operations and how projects move through a business. I also…  Read more

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See what we're reading this summer

Summer is the perfect time to lay out on a beach, on the patio or even on your bed with an interesting book. Our team is diversified and so too are our book choices this summer. Here’s what we’re reading.  Read more

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Did You Know? TMG Staff: Discovered.

We conceptualize and design creative for your printed materials, purchase ad space on your behalf, build websites to suit your needs, use public relations so your voice is heard by your audiences and manage every facet of your brand. But who are the people behind The Martin Group? We asked our staff to share interesting…  Read more

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What We are Most Looking Forward to at 620

Move day is tomorrow! Today’s countdown to 620 question of the day was: What are you MOST looking forward to at the new office at 620 Main? Here’s what our team had to say… More space to eat lunch, and of course… all being in one building!!! -Stefanie Meyers, Staff Accountant  Walking in for the first…  Read more

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Our Favorite Memories at 477 Main Street

In just four days, we will finally be making the trek down the street to move into our new home at 620 Main. Before we move, we wanted to share a few memories made here at 477 Main Street. Hosting birthday celebrations, “puppy and baby” showers and all-agency breakfast feasts in 477 Main. MDPR started in “The…  Read more

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Meet Victoria Kopra

BUFFALO, NY–The Martin Group (TMG), a premier advertising, branding and public relations firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo, announced the hiring of Victoria Kopra as operations coordinator. Victoria is based in the company’s Buffalo office. Victoria was previously employed by International Fiber Corporation, working in customer service and as a receptionist.  Read more

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Meet Christine Denham

Martin Davison Public Relations, recently hired Christine Denham as senior public relations manager. She is based in the company’s Buffalo office. Formerly an account supervisor for Coyne Public Relations in New York City, Denham expands MDPR’s account management, client relations, and special event capabilities. Her prior agency experience also includes Weber Shandwick, Edelman, Cohn & Wolfe,…  Read more

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Happy 10 Years To Dave

Dedication’s the name of the game when it comes to work that makes you sit up and pay attention. And lucky for us, Creative Director Dave Riley’s been bringing it for 10 years running. Between his can-do spirit, creative chops, and all-around good guy-ness, he’s a true embodiment of the TMG brand. From being the…  Read more

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Congrats Lisa Strock on 10 Years at The Martin Group

For ten years Lisa Strock has made us look good—really good. With a veritable Swiss Army Knife skill set she brings it all to the table—boots on the ground business skills, Michelin star caliber account service, and Hachiko-esque dedication. As a member of our senior management team, she’s played a crucial part in shaping TMG…  Read more

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#GivingTuesday

Are you part of the global celebration of a new tradition of generosity? Have you given back yet today? Now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have all passed, it’s time we sit back and give back to those in this world less fortunate than us. #GivingTuesday is a global day that is dedicated to…  Read more

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The Martin Group to Purchase Historic 620 Main Street

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Martin Group (TMG), Buffalo’s leading full-service advertising, branding and public relations firm, has announced plans to purchase the historic 620 Main Street building, located in the City of Buffalo’s Theater District. TMG is currently headquartered at 477 Main Street, a building purchased in 2008 and subsequently renovated by Tod Martin, TMG’s…  Read more

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What We’re Thankful For This Year

It’s been a great year at The Martin Group, from acquiring AMDG Public Affairs, now known as Martin Davison Public Relations, to the influx of new hires and earning the title of the sixth fastest growing company in WNY in the Buffalo Business First, we have A LOT to be thankful for this year. Without our…  Read more

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Meet Levi Neuland

The Martin Group (TMG)  announced the hiring of Levi Neuland as vice president of digital strategy. He is based in the company’s Buffalo office. Neuland was previously a user interface engineer at Fidelis Care. Prior to Fidelis, he worked for Red Argyle and Dixon Schwabl. He has also worked for Clevermethod and Media Flavor. Neuland…  Read more

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Meet Our Newest Groupies

It’s a time for growth at The Martin Group and Martin Davison Public Relations. We humbly accepted the August 2015 recognition of sixth-fastest Growing Company in WNY by Buffalo Business First, and much of our growth can be credited to the assembly of a strong team. And so, without further adieu, we’re proud to introduce…  Read more

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Ping Pong Diplomacy

On August 28, TMG and Martin Davison PR attended the inaugural Ping Pong Diplomacy tournament at 43North, on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo. Staffers Matt Davison, Oliver Hays, Blake Carbone and Kelsey Hanks vied for the championship title as observers networked with resident startup companies in the 43North incubator space. Check out 43North’s Ping Pong…  Read more

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The Best Wings in Buffalo: The Martin Group’s Definitive Answer

The best wings in Buffalo: there may be no debate more scrutinized in our fair city than this. And it’s an important one to get right; after all, we do carry the torch as being the birthplace of this delicacy. Yes, some rubes think Buffalo Wings actually come from tiny buffaloes still roaming the plains.…  Read more

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Winning awards. It’s what we do.

We’re proud to announce that The Martin Group won a Silver Award in the “Television Advertising/Single Spot” category of the 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards for our spot featuring Buffalo General Medical Center’s orthopedic services. In the fast-paced spot, numerous BGMC personnel are seen executing their jobs with confidence and compassion while acknowledging viewers and…  Read more

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A sharp collection of awards.

Martin Davison Public Relations (MDPR) made its presence known at the 2015 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter’s 26th annual Excalibur Awards. We won two Gold Awards – one a joint entry submitted by Catholic Charities of Buffalo for their 2013 annual report produced by TMG – and the other a joint…  Read more

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Rewarding Awards.

Serving as Presenting Agency at the annual Advertising Club of Buffalo’s ADDY Awards isn’t an easy task. It involves branding, concepting and event management for Western New York’s awards show that honors the best in marketing and advertising. It also involves following in the footsteps of many other talented agencies and presenting to a discerning…  Read more

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Dream Big.

Motivated by our recent work for Imagine Staffing (which featured children whose imagination could inspire their professional futures), we decided to poll the TMG staff on what their young selves wanted to be when they grew up. The answers were insightful, and eye-opening. Let us know what inspired you as a child in the comments…  Read more

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What’s Your Favorite Fake Brand?

Inspiration can come from the strangest places. So when a Friday afternoon Creative Team debate over the best Fake Brands of all-time picked up steam, it blossomed into an office-wide email chain and enchanting journey through some memorable creations from TV and film. What the heck are we talking about? Though product placement has become an…  Read more

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Underoos, E.T., and Barbie: Favorite Holiday Childhood Memories.

The Holidays bring friends and family together, and for better or worse every year creates new, lasting memories. The unending avalanche of Christmas cookies in our office helped jar loose some great childhood memories from the TMG staff, so please enjoy this trip down memory lane. We hope everyone has an amazing holiday season with…  Read more

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What We’re Thankful For.

Between opening a new Rochester office to acquiring the assets to Travers Collins to doubling in size and increasing our revenue 50% to being recognized by Buffalo Business First as one of WNY’s Fastest Growing Companies and Best Private Companies, it’s been a great year at The Martin Group. We have an amazing team and…  Read more

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Fore!

On Monday, August 11, The Martin Group participated in the ECMC Lifeline Foundation Golf Tournament, held at the Park Country Club, as a bronze sponsor. We’re always happy to support our clients, because we believe in them just as they believe in us. And, of course, there are worse ways to spend a gorgeous summer…  Read more

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From Brand Creations to Creative Libations.

He pours himself into creating super cool work for our lucky clients. Now, you can see our favorite  bespectacled creative director, Greg Meadows, pour cocktails (and beer. And wine. And, hey, why not shots?) as a celebrity bartender at the Advertising Club of Buffalo’s 4th Annual Big Tip Off competition! On Thursday, August 21, join…  Read more