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Tommy Jay

TF Andrew Store in Westchester Public Relations Hit

A crowd gathers at the "bar" at TF Andrew's Westchester public relations event
The latest step in our public relations and marketing strategy for TF Andrew happened last night as we helped the new high-end flooring superstore celebrate their grand opening in Elmsford. Dozens of people joined us for an evening of food, fashion and flooring with a special  presentation from Habitat for Humanity recognizing the Faheys for their commitment to the community. 

TF Andrew branded collateral next to Cottages & Gardens magazine
As one of the top Westchester public relations agencies, we brought in Cottages & Gardens magazine as an event sponsor. The high end glossy publication invited their select subscriber list of affluent residents and designers to the party. Also in attendance were some of TF Andrew’s notable business partners and customers, Westchester public relations professionals, as well as staff from MSCO, including myself and our CEO Mark Stevens. 

TF Andrew founder Tom Fahey talking with Westchester public relations expert Cindi Cook
Score this as another win in MSCO’s public relations strategy. We’re all very pleased with the turnout and reception, so a big hand goes out to the finest Westchester public relations team there is. Next up for TF Andrew in our marketing strategy for TF Andrew will be digital advertising, cable TV in Westchester public relations and other advertising. Stay tuned for more updates as this campaign unfolds, including a sneak peek at our brand new TV commercial next week.

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Video Production Begins for TF Andrew Cable Spot

TF Andrew Commercial Extras
Westchester’s premier flooring center TF Andrew has enlisted MSCO to script, produce and air its first TV commercial. We shot the first half of that commercial yesterday on location in Greenwich, CT. Special thanks to Nick and Amy for allowing us to use their house for the video production.

TF Andrew TV Commercial
This Westchester video production is just the next step in our marketing strategy for TF Andrew which includes, a new high-end branding, TV, print, internet marketing, PPC advertising and direct mail. We’re pulling out all the stops promoting their new store in Elmsford and helping them transition their New Rochelle location into the upscale showroom experience currently offered at their flagship. We’ll also be opening an outlet center for deals on designer name floors sometime in the coming months.

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With 10 actors, including extras (and a cameo by yours truly as the flower guy), it was one of MSCO’s most involving commercial scripts of late. Not a problem for director and producer Stephen Kerstein who managed the actors magnificently and got some great footage during the 8 hour video production for the :30 second commercial. If you live in Westchester, look for the spot on networks like Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, News 12 and more. And look for more coming from TF Andrew in the coming weeks and months, including a big grand opening gala Thursday October 16th at their Elmsford showroom.

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Creatives Rejoice Over New MSCO Game Table

Game Table

Last week, the MSCO staff got the well deserved present of a game table. Right on the main floor, this three-in-one table serves as a central gathering place for us to unwind and spend a little bonding time over non-client work. Also, the relaxing atmosphere such a game table lends to the office allows our creative team to come up with stronger strategies. That’s why you have forward thinking companies like Apple and Google provide these amenities to their employees.

Above, that’s me losing badly to our new designer Ligia while playing ping pong. Absent from her resume was her career as a semi pro your ping pong star, apparently. I’m still undefeated in billiards though.

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Heatwave Commercial to Air This Week

The filming has finally paid off. Heatwave is going to market with its shiny new commercial this week in lower Westchester on a variety of cable networks, including USA, TBS, TNT and much more. So, if you live in or around White Plains, Scarsdale, Elmsford or Tarrytown, be on the lookout for Heatwave’s commercial starring Tommy Jay and his lovely wife Victoria (Hello, dear!). Special thanks also to Long Shot Productions who filmed and produced the spot, as well as Gary and Mary Lynn Dlabola who were so kind as to let us use their home for filming.

The campaign will last for about a month. To go with the TV, MSCO is also engaging a RTB programmatic buying strategy for banner ads targeted directly at those in the area who are watching the commercial. It’s the 1-2 punch that we expect will yield big results.

In case you haven’t seen it or don’t live in the area, here’s a look at the spot:

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MSCO Gets Its First Look #ThroughGlass

This week, the staff at MSCO got a new tech toy to play with. We’ve become the latest Explorers for the Google Glass pilot program. If you haven’t heard of it, Glass is essentially a voice activated smartphone you can wear on your face. We happen to think it’s the future of communications technology, even though the interface needs some work and the frames do look kind of odd.

Having a look at a technological development like Glass before it hits the market helps us keep ahead of potential trends and stay in front of consumers. That’s how we deliver successful campaigns. So it’s important to we take advantage of these opportunities when they present themselves.

Now, have a look behind the scenes at MSCO with this Google Glass tour of the office, guided by yours truly.

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