From time to time, people ask us if we know any good freelancers or small marketing firms in Buffalo. So we put together this list of people we know (or know of) who do great work.*
* Our lawyer told us to say that being on the list does not imply an endorsement from Mike Gluck or Gluckworks, Inc.
This former Buffalonian who's worked in book publishing (nonfiction), advertising (B2B, B2C), and pharma marketing (consumer, HCP) does copyediting, substantive editing, proofreading, fact checking, and medical referencing of promotional, unbranded, and training material for legal/medical/regulatory review.
Jennifer Fee has edited for local, national and international corporate clients for the past 13 years. Prior to starting Jennifer Fee Editorial Services, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Buffalo Magazine. Her practice has evolved into a niche service of primarily overnight editing and proofreading for corporations, agencies and design firms.
Karen Swift Jones
I take deep pride in providing many years of outstanding proofreading and copyediting experience to clients in the fields of advertising, marketing communications, healthcare, retail, law, education, manufacturing, technology and more. I consider myself an integral part of your quality-assurance team and work closely with you to produce top-notch materials.
Art Directors / Designers
Good communication design can help achieve any objective. I’ve spent years in ad agencies, solving all kinds of marketing problems. Now I do problem solving for you – without the agency. No VPs. No CPAs. No MBAs. No problem. I‘ll work to add a new pulse and freshness to your communications.
Kevin was the kid who took things apart just to figure out how they worked. His approach to design is pretty much the same. Get at the guts and put it back together to be even better than before. The result is work that's understandable, compelling, and unique. Kevin also likes mountaintop sunsets and puppies.
After years of working in advertising agencies and with an in-house marketing team, Michael chose to channel his talent and ambition into setting up his own creative studio. Since 2009, Michael and his team have used their unique experience to produce high quality work for clients large and small. These clients have grown accustomed to working with a design team that understands deadlines, respects budgets, and—most importantly—delivers.
Sure, great conceptual thinking and copywriting are important. But without the right art direction and design, they’re nothing. That’s where Pete Reiling comes in. He’s produced nationally recognized work for some of the area’s best agencies and some of the country’s best brands, and he’d love to help you out.
Ron Thomas (Illustrator)
Telesco Creative Group
(Brian Grunert, Kyle Morrissey, Casey Kelly)
Blair has nearly three decades of experience creating integrated marketing communications, including more than 25 years as head of his own firm, OneWriter. He has written general advertising, direct marketing and promotional materials — print, broadcast and mail campaigns and web-based materials. More recently, he's managed social media communications for clients.
Crista Pfahler Geary
Compelling copy and memorable ideas. Extensive experience in traditional advertising, sales promotion and social media—targeted at both business-to-business and consumer audiences. Specialties include branding campaigns, consumer promotions, print advertising, broadcast advertising, company & product naming, taglines, the food industry, education, health care and consumer packaged goods.
Conceptual. Journalistic. Attentive. Agency bred. Award winning. Long form and short. A decade of seasoning. Buffalo girl who lived away. Big heart. Small details. Thinker and doer. Out-of-the-ordinary. Urban homesteader wannabe. Laughs out loud.
Karen Swift Jones
The long & short of it: Need quick and pithy? Consider it done. Launching a brand? I’m a strategist at heart. 100-pages? I’ve got endurance to boot. With 20+ years of writing for national, international and regional brands, I offer a prolific range of experience in developing impactful messaging for a variety of industries.
Sure, art direction and design are important. But without the right conceptual thinking and copywriting, they’re nothing. Pete Reiling can help. He’s produced nationally recognized work for some of the area’s best agencies and some of the country’s best brands, and he’d love to help you out.
Kerry Jones Waring
Kerry has extensive experience in helping businesses and non-profit organizations communicate with their key audiences—from clients and customers to donors and volunteers. By translating complicated information into appealing, accessible creative work, Kerry can help you find the people you want to reach and turn them into your biggest advocates.
Pantano & Associates
Julia Jornsay-Silverberg is a social-media marketing consultant and coach with a passion for helping businesses leverage the power of social media to build brand awareness and connect with customers.
Media Pros specializes in planning, negotiation and placement of advertising on a national, regional & local basis, in all forms of traditional and digital media. We are also specialists in direct-to-consumer activations, events & promotions.
Admitted advertising junkie with 25+ years experience in strategic planning and media buying in national/regional/local markets. Well versed in all media - both online and off. B2B or Consumer. Work with agencies and direct clients alike. Negotiations and planning are particular strengths.
Marketing Communications planning and coordination with experience on both client and agency side.
(Joe Murphy, Chris Morrissey)
We build custom websites for all types of clients, from world-class art museums to healthcare organizations, record labels, manufacturers and many more. As a small web shop, we can give you the hands-on attention and guidance you need. Ask for a free demo of our exceptionally easy-to-use content management system.
Mike Beato is a technology communication consultant with expertise in website design/development, SEO, digital media, social media, information architecture. He has a passion for innovative problem solving and blogs regularly at beato.com. Mike’s been freelancing since 1989.