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Meet your maker at RVA MakerFest

Blacksmiths, crafters, chocolatiers, and more, a new event highlights our community of makers.

Martin Agency leader Mike Hughes dies after 15-year cancer battle

He was a beloved man at one of the industry’s top advertising agencies who blogged openly about his life and illness.

The history (and love) of the ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ campaign

Nearly 45 years ago, a local advertising agency gave Virginia a priceless gift–an iconic advertising slogan.

VMFA and Martin Agency partner to release Chihuly glass-blowing iPhone app

Not only can Richmonders see the work of renowned glass-blower Chihuly at the VMFA, but users across the globe can create their own works of art via a new iPhone app.

Martin Agency creates RVA2NY initiative to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy

With many in New York still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, The Martin Agency has created a food and clothing drive to take supplies to the affected areas.

Martin Agency lays off 38

From the RTD we learn that the Slip is loosing some workers. Thirty-five folks are now ex-employees of the Martin Agency. Gotta love being a victim of “internal realignment”. The Shockoe Slip ad firm said 38 people were let go “due to…

Black Keys name Martin Agency in copyright suit

The popular indie rock band alleges that TV commercials improperly used two of their songs

Veteran creative director will now lead VCU Brandcenter

Spending a year on the lookout, the VCU Brandcenter, one the best advertising programs in the country, has finally landed a new director.

Sticking it to Richmond: the origin and future of the “RVA” sticker

One of Richmond’s most iconic images continues to spring up around town: the RVA sticker has surprised even the creators with its popularity. How did the stickers come about, and how can you use them to extend your creativity?

Local group will premiere ad amid Super Bowl spots that command top dollar

With thirty second spots costing advertisers over $3 million, the Super Bowl is some of the most expensive advertising real estate on television. The Martin Agency reveals some of the trends in Super Bowl commercials and how is one local rehabilitation organization utilizing their first spot this Sunday?