Madison+Main Weekly Report 5/30/14: Short & Sweet

Hey folks,

With a Monday holiday, the week at Madison+Main was short and sweet; just like Sammy Yatco, our superstar Account Manager who was on vacation in OBX this week. And boy, did we miss her.

This week’s email is going to be short and sweet as well, because there’s too much to do today and not enough hours. You’ve heard that before, right? #Davejavu

Monday (5/26) – On Memorial Day morning, I woke up early in the Hidden Valley Recreational Area sore, but smiling. After four straight days of fishing, camp fires and sleeping on the ground, Jack and I were ready to come home. As a special treat, Sue decided that we should eat hamburgers and hot dogs for Memorial Day. The EXACT same thing we’d been eating for the last four days. But hey, at least I caught a 4.5lb trout.


 My son Jack holding the big brown trout I caught last weekend in Bath County

Tuesday (5/27) – On Tuesday morning I was back at work, and back in the studio recording a new radio spot for our friends at Vera’s Fine Jewelers. It hits RVA airwaves next week on Rock 96.5. Click here for a sneak peak.

Wednesday (5/28) – Wednesday was busy and productive, and we’re happy to announce thatCommonwealth Autism Services has just signed Madison+Main to develop its new brand and a subsequent marketing and PR campaign. They are super nice folks and we’re happy to help support their mission.

During our pre-production meeting with the brains and brawn behind Broadscope Media(Noah and Hal), we were happy to welcome Will Phillips from SkyZone Richmond. We’re shooting a video Monday at their Midlothian location, complete with two dozen of the luckiest kids in Richmond. We’re very excited about the concept.

In the nightcap, Jr. Designer Kaity Byrum and I were hosted and toasted at the Flying Squirrels game by Katie Bonner and the crew at Clear Channel radio. The game got rained out, but Kaity got a picture with Nutzy and I snapped a selfie with the king of Richmond radio and the voice of the Flying Squirrels, Jimmy Barrett.


Thursday (5/29) – On Thursday morning I participated in an early morning MS Societyconference call, which reminded me to let you know the MS Society’s Bay to Blue Ridge ride is this weekend and RVA’s Bike MS, slated for the weekend of September 6th. Click here to register for one of the bike events and let’s raise some money for MS.

Thursday turned into “Thirsty Thursday” as we hosted our friends from Village Bank in the afternoon with mojitos and attended a VIP reception at Rock Bottom Brewery in the evening. Special thanks to Brian Chandler at Commonwealth PR for inviting all of the Madison+Main-iacs. We’re glad that Maryann Hartzell of CowanGates and her husband Rob were able to join us, too.

Friday (5/30) – Instead of playing golf this afternoon at the Federal Club with our friends fromNBC12, I was at NBC12 studios working on Village Bank’s latest TV ads with the talented duo of Michael Park and Victor Nash. It was a tough call. I love golf, but I love work more. #DoWhatYouLove

t’s a busy weekend for yours truly; the kids are raising funds at Swim-a-thon tonight, and I am coaching at the Alberta Smith Shark’s football camp Saturday. Sue and I will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary Saturday night, but I haven’t made reservations yet. Hopefully AnnMarie orAcree (both avid readers of the Weekly Report) can save me a table at Morton’s.

On Saturday, Lindsey Durfee will drag a few coworkers with her to celebrate her birthday — a quarter of a century — at Vintage Virginia, and I am traveling up Sunday to attend the wine festival, but purely for professional reasons. VIP tickets are sold out, but you can still get a general admission ticket here.

We will sell no wine before it’s time,



David Saunders

President & Chief Idea Officer


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