5 Reasons to Enter the ADDYs

An AdWeek piece recently supported local advertising competitions. The article says there are five ways they make the ad industry a better place to work. 

1. They bring the community together
2. They help small agencies make a name for themselves
3. They celebrate the entire team
4. They improve the work we do
5. They inspire the next generation

Lakeland ad agency finds its marketing niche

When Lora Kellogg decided to revamp her Lakeland advertising agency, she considered every detail.

The result is a new name, Curious Jane, and a new office over the entire third floor of the Pilot Bank building at 439 S. Florida Ave. in Lakeland. Both were rolled out in August.

The new name reflects the agency’s new brand and focus:

• Curious about finding better ways to help its clients, mostly health and wellness companies, reach its prime audience, and

• Jane, as in Jane Doe, or every woman, the audience it wants to reach.

“It’s difficult to serve everybody,” Kellogg said of her agency’s rebranding effort. “We knew we were strong in marketing to women. We knew we were strong in health care. We decided to put a stake in the ground and focus on what we do best.”

Rene Tirado of Lakeland, a client for 15 years, said Kellogg has done well for his companies.

“Whether it’s design or content, they’ve really done a good job at getting the message to women,” said, Tirado, a franchise co-owner of five Plato’s Closet stores in Lakeland and Tampa and three Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas in both cities. “Every year they’ve been able to come up with cool things.”

Plato’s buys and sells gently worn clothing for women ages 12 to 24, he said. Both are demographics in Curious Jane’s wheelhouse.

In addition to advertising through radio, TV, billboards and other marketing venues, Kellogg has gone the extra mile, such as arranging to have Plato’s clothing featured in fashion shows on local daytime talk shows, Tirado said.

CNP Named One of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For

Florida Trend released its annual list of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For in its August issue, and I’m very excited to announce that CNP made the cut!

CNP likes to think it’s their no-cap vacation policy, afternoon Frisbee breaks, cupcakes on your birthday (or a cheese platter), Bring Your CNPuppy to Work days (which is really any day), or weekly Happy Hours (always be responsible) that make them one of Florida’s best places to work.

Our Beloved LeRoy

LeRoy Bradley, 83, walked through the gates of Heaven on Sunday, July 12, 2015. LeRoy was born in Birdtown, NC.
LeRoy proudly served his Country, retiring from the USAF in 1971, since retirement was not his style he continued working in Radio for 22 years and was working with Showcase Media prior to his passing.
Being the people person he was, he never met a stranger. His love and pride for Downtown Lakeland was unending. The members of AAF – Polk County were his extended family. His love of country and family continues on in our wonderful and loving memories.
LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents, TJ and Vada Brown Bradley; brothers, Charles and Johnny Bradley; sisters, Wilma Farley and Virginia Proffitt. LeRoy is survived by his wife of 36.5 years, Yvonne; his children, Amanda (Tony) of Lakeland, Thomas (Tinea) of Raleigh, NC, and Margaret (Mel) of Mobile, AL; grandchildren, Melissa (Sebastian) of Raleigh, NC, Sarah (Dan) of Washington, NC, Hannah (Chris) of Ireland, Benjamin of Raleigh, NC, and Diana of Mobile, AL; great grandchildren, Maria, Wesley, Ethan, and Hattie.