Starting out as a Travel Vlogger, Megan Gilman turned her love of travel and videography into a travel brand, Megan Without A Plan. As a full-time videographer and producer, Megan created and built a travel-inspired marketing brand set to inspire others to travel and find their passion, all whilst working with tourism companies around the world creating marketing and promotional media content to gain traction and boost sales.
After the sudden halt of her travel career due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, Megan returned home and dedicated every day to sharpening her skills in the film & media industry. Shortly after, she open her own company “Reel Good Media”, a media company specializing in film & video production, assisting companies with advertising, photography, creative strategy, branding identity, and more.
Kara has used her voice in various ways during her 20 year career as a radio personality on Long Island. As a voice for the company’s brand, to sell client’s messages, and as a friend to the listener. No matter what Kara is speaking for she believes in what she is saying and will use her voice to give life to whatever it is you’re trying to convey.
Kara is passionate about diversity, the arts, authenticity, and making people laugh. Kara received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies, from Hofstra University, in 1999.
Sag/Aftra member since 2002
WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University
On-Air personality and Promotions Director and News Anchor for Hofstra TV’s, “News & Views”
WLTW 106.7 Lite FM
Barnstable Broadcasting Kjoy/Country 94.3/1100 WHLI
Middays and Assistant Promotions Director and weekend talent at 104.7 Beach Radio
Barnstable Broadcasting/103.9 WRCN & Love 96.1
Barnstable Broadcasting KJOY 98.3 and 94.3 WMJC
Earned Certificate of Achievement in recognition of remarkable ratings in the Arbitron 2005 Winter Ratings Book.
KJOY 98.3/WALK 97.5/1000 WHLI/103.1 MAX FM
Morning show on Kjoy (2018-2020.) Middays on 1100 WHLI (2019-2020)
Earned Champion for Children Award – March 2012
Care and expertise help to distinguish Laney.
She is a breast cancer survivor, joined Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts to build her strength and volunteered with a not-for-profit to raise funds to support breast cancer research and promote women’s health. She seeks continuous improvement always and believes it is important to learn something new every day. See’s Candies branded “lollypops” are a favorite of hers.
Laney’s experience running her own business to elevate her clients through branding, marketing and design strategies will be leveraged at Straight Forward Media (SFM). She also worked at top Manhattan agencies advising clients such at American Express, Barnes & Noble, The New York Times and the U.S. Navy to name a few.
As a content strategist at SFM, Laney gets to know each client, learns what is important to them, their prospects and their customers. A content marketing strategy is then designed and high-quality and engaging copy is developed with SEO best practices when writing for digital environments. This includes relevant keyword phrase research including LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing) keywords so search engines will know what a page is really about. She also identifies the best backlinks strategy for each SFM client to ensure website authority and to maintain their relevance in commerce.
David had a vision. When he was asked to describe his ideal job in his first interview, he knew all along that he was going to work in advertising and marketing. He built his career on the foundation of print media and marketing working at The NY Post Newspaper in 1997.
David continued to advance into large agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, Mindshare, MediaCom, AllScope Media, HN Media & Marketing, Zenith Media, and even has experience In-house at Cablevision & WeatherBug.
David is a loving husband and devoted father to his two kids Justin and Emily. He enjoys working out and attending the Tough Mudder & Spartan Challenges every year.
“My view of Marketing and Advertising is similar to my passion for Tough Mudder’s. I start with a clear objective, develop strategies and then finish the objective. Then without hesitation, I move on to the next objective and strive to overcome any obstacles. Marketing is much more than making money and ROI. It means looking at everything from a bird’s eye view and seeing how some actions affect others.“
Phone Number: 516-430-6699 x1
Lauren is an accomplished, seasoned Marketer and thought leader with over 15 years’ experience within the traditional and digital marketing space. She has been responsible for creating top-of-the-line marketing tools that resulted in a guaranteed rise of the bottom-line for upwards of 40+ businesses. Working with both Fortune-500 companies and small start-ups alike, Lauren finds her passion in creating marketing assets that drive visible, actionable, and viable results which speak for themselves.
Lauren is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer and digital marketer with an eye for innovation, creativity and perfection. Her skill set is vast, but her greatest expertise revolves in the world of Graphic Design, Email Marketing, Social Media, Analytics & Insights, Brand Identity Design, Content Creation and Print Collateral.
“I have always lived by the motto to work smarter, not harder. In today’s digital world, we have the ability to allow our tools to work hard for us so we can focus on the other aspects of our client’s campaign that require that ‘personal human touch’.”
Phone Number: 516-430-6699 x2
Crunchin’ numbers is Jerry’s forte. With more than 45 years in Finance, 40 in the retail field, analyzing a Balance Sheet and a P&L comes naturally.
Jerry’s finance career spans such companies as Modell’s Sporting Goods, Paragon Sports, Fabric Bonanza and Telco Stores.
He has an optimistic vision for Straight Forward Media’s future in the Advertising and Media field.
In his spare time, Jerry enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Phone Number: 516-430-6699 x7