That’s what my manager always used to ask my colleagues at the Japanese bank I used to work at.
Right there on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center in NYC.
Great elevator rides every day for a few years…but that was about as exciting as that career path got.
I was a municipal bond analyst and helped calculate the likelihood of, say, Miami or some other municipality defaulting on their municipal bonds.
The world needs people to do this. Just not me.
After a while (like the first couple of months) I was so bored that I would always wander around to chat with folks at the bank. I’d take those “10 minute breaks” just about every hour.
And my manager would constantly ask:
And at the time I was in my 20s and my folks had a commercial printing business in White Plains, NY called “Magjak” (my mom’s name is Maggie and my step-dad’s name is Jack … get it?)
That’s when I got turned entrepreneurship, marketing and helping companies design and market their message.
I guess design and the whole creativity side ran in my blood.
My mom was a fashion designer for women’s clothing and had her own brand that she sold to top retailers like Saks, Bloomingdale’s, B. Altman and more.
And my father was an incredible commercial artist / illustrator for Madison Avenue’s top agencies.
Oh, and my sister Leslee is ultra creative…like on a different level. Jewelry, drawing, painting – you name it.
…and the list goes on with my extended family actually.
Over the years we felt a need to expand our services so we re-branded as OlleyMay Media — yep, another cryptic name that’s the fusion of two other names 🙂
Then Came Proforma
In 2018 we affiliated up with Proforma (I know, the names keep getting better and better).
They’re one of the nation’s largest marketing execution organizations in North America.
With $500 million in buying power and 700+ offices, Proforma has proven to be invaluable in helping add value to our clients and assist them with all of their marketing needs from design to print to video to web to branded merchandise.
And with over 200 support staff in our worldwide support center on the east coast, there’s basically nothing clients can’t come to us for.
El magico moment numero 2!
And here we are today where our mission is quite simple:
Provide helpful, reliable, friendly marketing services for our clients’ offline and online needs.
So…what’s it like working with us?
Well, when we ask clients what they value in our relationship, some common feedback includes:
✓ The convenience of calling one company for pretty much any marketing need
✓ Our whatever-it-takes attitude (lots of rolled up sleeves all day long)
✓ Punctual and deadline driven (we hate missing deadlines more than you do)
We’re a friendly bunch and passionate about client service, execution, creativity and follow up follow up follow up. Basically we’re the “roll up your sleeves and git ‘er done” type for all things marketing.
Sometimes we get unsolicited feedback like:
❝Thank you! You are the BEST! :)❞
❝Great idea. You’re very creative.❞
❝I cannot thank you enough for pushing this through for us. We were in a bind and you and your team made this happen. Thank you so much!❞
❝Wow, that was fast!❞
OK. Enough about our story. What’s your story?
- Do you have a lot on your plate?
- Are you not completely happy with a vendor relationship?
- Could you use some support from a reliable source that top brands put their trust in day after day?
- Do you come out of brain storming sessions and not know who to turn to sometimes?
- Time to outsource a part of your business but not sure who to turn to?
If any of this sounds like you then we should have a chat.
Message, email or call me and let’s see if there’s a fit.
No obligations, just real talk about your needs and answers to your questions.
One client described me as “a soft spoken kind of guy”, so don’t be shy. Nothing “salesy” here.
Thanks for reading this. Contact me when you’re ready. ☺
Bruce (& team)
Bruce Browning ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org ☏: (914) 380-7510