MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE AGENCY
ADVERTISING THAT WORKS
WE ARE CREATIVE MINDS
WE KNOW DESIGN
WE BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS
WE ARE EM-MEDIA
Em-Media, Inc. is a diverse advertising and marketing agency with expertise in media planning, negotiation and execution.
At Em-Media, we build better connections. Our services go above the realm of traditional means to deliver your message effectively and guide your business to reach its maximum potential.
Em-Media provides solutions to help your business thrive. Our creative services are second to none, and are adapted to meet each client’s personalized needs. We produce the content you need, geared toward your particular audience, in a concise manner that uniquely suits your goals.
Since 1996, Em-Media has given clients the best value in today’s markets. No matter where your business is located, Em-Media can create a cost-effective, memorable marketing message. Em-Media knows the importance of communicating clients’ messages in an ever-changing digital world combined with traditional media.
NOTE: Until further notice, Bella Hall is no longer accepting reservations for hall rental due to remodeling and business restructuring.
Branding is a special skill, and we do it well. From logo design to commercial production and everything in between, we will create an effective, cohesive image to build your brand.
The placement of an ad can greatly affect consumers’ perception of your brand. We will pursue the best possible media avenues that cater directly to the needs of your business and achieve brand recognition among your target audience.
We live in a changing world. More than 2/3 of consumers seek information online before making a purchase decision. We will make your business present across many forms of digital media to bring you into the digital age.
Creativity is a continual surprise.
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Helping businesses succeed through creative meaningful campaigns was and continues to be the driving goal of Em-Media, which was founded on April 1, 1996 by Jim Emmerling. Since the inception of Em-Media, Jim has guided his team of media specialists into one of the region’s premier full-service advertising agencies. Jim’s advertising career spans 30+ years. Prior to starting his own advertising and marketing agency, Emmerling worked at The Gannett Newspaper Corp. in Tarentum, Pa., and held management positions at The Daily Collegian in State College, Pa., as well as at WTOV9 in Steubenville. A native of New Kensington, Pa., Emmerling graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications. Jim and his wife, Lee Ann, have raised four wonderful children: Michael, Jacob, Jonathan and Isabella. Jim is very active civically, serves on several boards of directors seats, and was past president of The Steubenville Rotary Club.
Lee Ann is the wife of Em-Media Owner/President Jim Emmerling and the owner of Bella Hall. Lee Ann coordinates special events for the hall, which is located at the Em-Media Center, and she can be hired to assist you and personalize your function.
NOTE: As of June 10, 2015, until further notice, Bella Hall is no longer accepting reservations for hall rental due to remodeling and business restructuring.
Bella Hall is a 2,400-square-foot facility for small- to medium-sized functions. Our location on Sunset Boulevard in Steubenville is tailor-made for business meetings, press conferences, staff trainings, seminars, presentations, banquets, family gatherings and more. Bella Hall is the most intimate midtown facility in the area to host your event. The hall, which was formerly part of the Steubenville Woman’s Club, is housed in a fully renovated mansion originally constructed in the 1920s. The hall is equipped with modern amenities while keeping the building’s historical charm intact. Both you and your guests will feel truly at-ease in the comfort of our warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Bella Hall offers conveniences including:
– 50-100 occupant capacity *
– Public address system with podium and stage
– Guest wireless Internet access
– 70–inch television
– Kitchen area for caterers
Bella Hall is also available to rent for small family functions such as:
– Graduation parties
– Family reunions
– Anniversary parties
– Wedding and baby showers
Give your event a special touch of elegance, style and charm at Bella Hall. For more information and to reserve the hall, please call Lee Ann at 740-632-3769.
*Events with more than 80 people are permitted only under special circumstances and at the discretion of management.
Wayne joined Team Em-Media in 2000. He is 100% committed to his clients and helps them with their branding, expansion of sales, and future growth. Previously, for 17 years, Wayne was employed by WWVA Radio as a sales executive and later as a sales manager of WEGW-FM. Wayne is a graduate of West Liberty University. Wayne is married to Karen De Paulis-Hardy and has two daughters, Alexis and Madison. He loves his two dogs, Rocko and Scottie. Wayne enjoys spending his spare time with his family at Senecaville Lake.
Larae has been a member of Team Em-Media since May 2004. Larae is a graduate of West Virginia University (2002) and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (2004). At Em-Media, Larae holds the title of Graphic Designer and acquired duties handed her the title of Steubenville Office Manager. Outside the office, Larae enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, family and friends.
Chris brings information technology and digital troubleshooting skills to Team Em-Media. A graduate of Fairmont State University, Chris earned a degree in elementary education. He has coupled his computer and customer service experience at companies including CompassLearning and Verizon Wireless. Chris is currently pursuing a second degree in Web design and development at Full Sail University. During his down time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Larae and other family and friends.
A native of Boardman, Ohio, Tim Long attended school at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute, where he fell in love with commercial production. Immediately following graduation, he brought his talents to the Ohio Valley. For two years, he worked in the commercial department at WTOV9 before joining Em-Media in December 2014. He’s excited to grow his career in Steubenville with the creative geniuses of Em-Media. Outside of work, Tim loves to travel and is wild about anything outdoors.
Born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, Gabe Ofca attended school at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he won “Best in Show” for his portfolio and worked as a studio monitor. Growing up with a creative family, he has always been passionate about storytelling through video and he compromises nothing when it comes to clients’ media. From start to finish, he loves to see a project come to life and gain an audience’s interest. Outside of work, Gabe plays the drums, creates short films and builds computers.
Jill is a native of Steubenville, Ohio, and a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She brings 26 years of experience to Em-Media from promotional products, packaging and advertising industries.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her sons participate in their school activities.
Karen has been in advertising and marketing for more than 23 years. Prior to joining Em-Media in August 2015, Karen worked at Clear Channel Radio for 16 years, with the last six as local sales manager. Most recently, she worked at Lamar Advertising for 7 1/2 years as leasing manager. Karen’s goals at Em-Media include helping her clients grow their business and their revenue by using the best advertising solutions. She strives to provide them with the best possible personal service, follow up as much as possible, and stay within their advertising budgets. Karen enjoys maintaining her healthy lifestyle choices by working out, walking and eating right. She is married to Wayne Hardy, who is also also part of Em-Media. She loves spending time at their Senecaville lake house, along with spending time with her children, her two grandsons — Colton and Gage — and her two dogs.
Nathan Daniel Blake joined the Em-Media team after accidentally falling into the world of branding and digital marketing. After completing two undergraduate degrees in Writing and Education from West Liberty University and his M.A. from West Virginia University in Instructional Communication, Nathan began blogging and offering social media consulting services to businesses and non-profits which eventually led to full-blown entrepreneurial endeavors.
Three startups later, he was offered the chance to join Em-Media to build and guide their digital marketing department, specifically positioning Em-Media as the region’s premier Hubspot partner agency.
Nathan is a writer, mentor, and social media advocate. He says that he feels most at home in the wild and forgotten areas of the world, believes in the power of sacred spaces, and never lets himself forget that his family is his most important legacy.
Pursuing her Bachelors in both Marketing and Business Management, Sydney is a soon-to-be graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Sydney joined the Em-Media team in January 2016 as an Inbound Marketing intern in which she received her Inbound Marketing and HubSpot Certifications. As of May 2016, she is our official Inbound Marketing Specialist, bringing her creative abilities in writing and content design to life for the company and our clients. Outside the office, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and spending time with her family and friends.
Eric is a lifelong Ohio Valley native who started working on websites while attending Martins Ferry High School. During his high school years, he made several of the official school sites and went on to graduate from Belmont College with three associate degrees (Web Design, Computer Graphics, and E-Commerce). Eric continued to work with local businesses throughout the years as a freelancer, creating websites, graphics, and advertising campaigns. As well as creating interactive, responsive sites for his clients, Eric has a background in local media sales, working along with several of the major media outlets in the area. His passion for knowledge allows him to keep up with all of the newest digital trends and be on the cutting edge of technology. When he is not working on websites, he tackles his love for fantasy football, Disney Theme Parks, and geek-worthy television.
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Here at Em-Media, we know how to adapt to the changing digital environment and the way people communicate. We pride ourselves on building relationships with community members and media outlets. We know the importance of helping our clients achieve their goals.
Our team is up-to-date on new digital media trends to adapt to our clients’ ever-changing needs. From start to finish, our staff is ready to design your website, manage your social media platforms, and increase your presence on the online spotlight.
Our primary function is consulting with our clients on marketing goals and creating advertising campaigns utilizing television, radio, digital platforms, billboards and print media to accomplish these goals. We have confidence in the experience of our team to assist in the development of your market area.
Guess Motors has been a client of Jim Emmerling/Em-Media since his company’s inception. As our company has grown and expanded, Em-Media has been there for us every step of the way. They understand our business and are champions of Guess Motors in all they do. We can call Jim anytime of the day or night and get a rapid response to our requests. We gladly recommend Em-Media to any potential client.
I can’t say enough good things about the folks at Em-Media! Their dedication and prompt attention to my marketing needs is superior and doesn’t compare to other local firms. Their coverage map is ideal for anyone in the Tri-State area and offers plenty of choices for advertising mediums. Thank you, Em-Media, for everything that you do.
Em-Media provides us with excellent marketing strategies that help our business excel. We’re really impressed with their advertising knowledge and quick turnaround!
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