See what we gave up our potential careers as soccer stars and hand models to do.

If clever ideas came with four tires and an engine, we’d be car dealers. If great marketing fell from trees, we’d be raking it in. But in reality, this is what uncompromising advertising looks like.

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For Your Eyes Only
Phoenix Construction

We feel fairly confident that, if your name were Steve, and you were wearing a shirt with a turtle on it, your attention would be gotten if, as you sat around scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed an ad started by saying, “Hey! Steve! Yeah you in the turtle shirt.”

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Leveraging The Webinar
Stratfor

If you’re like us, you probably don’t get terribly excited when you hear the word “webinar.”

Startfor Webinar

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It’s Smart to Get Dumb
Austin Labiaplasty & Vaginal Rejuvenation

One of the reasons we consider Rock Candy Media different from other marketing firms and advertising agencies is our collective team’s ability to step outside of ourselves and our clients’ train of thought. It’s easy -- inevitable, even -- to find yourself in too deep to what you’re working on or thinking about. You cease to think like a consumer, and so you become less effective at communicating to them. When this happens, we combat it a number of different ways. For example, we ask our people from graphic design and web development, and even office management, to look at copy, taglines, or what have you to see if what we wrote makes sense, or if our social media marketing campaign is appealing. When we want to make a dent in a client’s SEO, we gather the entire creative team together and ask them to write down the simplest, dumbest possible phrases they’d search for a client’s product. We call the process “Dumb Down Searches.”

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Targeting the Target
Texas Bitcoin Conference

The Texas Bitcoin Conference is the premiere gathering of cryptocurrency experts, investors, enthusiasts, and potential adopters in Texas. Presumably it shouldn’t be too hard to get people to go to a premiere conference in a giant state. In 20 years it probably won’t be. But for now, cryptocurrency is still a niche interest (no matter how much Bitcoin is worth). Not only did the Texas Bitcoin Conference need to reach its target audience, it needed to find a way to convince those unfamiliar with cryptocurrency to set aside skepticism and get interested in the future.

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SEO on 720%
Oldcastle Materials

Oldcastle Materials, a trusted international supply and construction company with outposts in Texas, came to us with a website that needed some special attention. After hitting it with a wrecking ball and rebuilding into something beautiful and intuitive, it was time to get that thang on top the front page of Google.

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Five Companies, One Site
Oldcastle Materials

Oldcastle Materials owns construction companies and materials suppliers around the country, each with their own unique name, services, and customer base. With five such sub-brands in Texas alone, they needed a way to give them a shared digital identity without confusing prior customers who might know each sub-company’s name and not known they were part of Oldcastle.

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Destroying A Holiday To Empower Women
Kirk Root Designs

Kirk Root Designs has been making badass custom jewelry for nearly 30 years. This means they’ve also had to put up with 30 years of corny hearts and cupids every February. Valentine’s Day may have moved units before the sock hop in the 50s, but the modern woman doesn’t need anyone to buy her something nice. This Valentine’s Day, we spoke to the segment of female buyers normally ignored with our Anti-Valentine’s Day campaign.

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Doc Talk – Publicity
Austin Urology Institute

Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute is a pioneer in robotic surgery, but he’s also dedicated to making sure his patients lead healthy lives to keep urologic problems at bay. Peoples RX is a longstanding Austin health store that caters to the city’s crunchier population. By bringing the two together, we introduced the high-tech doc to a whole new audience.

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One Man’s Trash
Hastings Humans

Hastings Humans has been providing businesses all across the country with friendly, telephone answering services and five star customer service since 1948. When you’ve been around that long, you’re going to accrue a hefty pile of old equipment. While doing a little housecleaning, Hastings stumbled on some classic phones from the 1980s. Rather than trash them, we came up with a plan to give Hastings Humans a viral boost.

Viral Campaign

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It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
Tradelive

TradeLive lets IT pros buy and sell equipment on a new kind of peer to peer marketplace. It offers a new take on a common kind of exchange, so RCM had to make its functionality super clear to the user. The solution: create a background video that did just that.

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An Online Executive Presence
Lisa Mink

Executive coach Lisa Mink works with Fortune 500 executives around the world, helping them develop the skills they need to be more effective leaders. Early in her career as an independent coach, Lisa was relying on referrals to meet new clients, which meant she was often working in the same industries over and over. She came to RCM in hopes that we could expand her sales funnel and give her a little more independence as an independent coach. A new site, a few campaigns and a little personal branding later, and Lisa now has a waiting list for client engagements and the flexibility to turn down engagements that aren’t a fit.

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Barrels of Buyers for Whisky Festival Tickets
Opal Divine's

The annual Whisky Festival is Austin craft pub Opal Divine’s biggest event of the year. Peat freaks and imbibers travel from miles around to sample the tastiest whiskies of the British Isles. We knew that we could make a big event an enormous event, so that’s exactly what we did.

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You’ll See The Doctor Now
Austin Urology Institute

Our clients work too hard to pay for their press. We get them press that positions them as an authority in their field for legitimacy, which in turn drives sales. For instance, our client, Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute, a leading urology practice in Texas, wanted to make a national splash. We made it our mission to get him in one of his favorite publications - Men’s Health.

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Journey into the Archives
Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center contains a wealth of art and artifacts from across the globe and throughout history, from a Gutenberg Bible to the taxi license Robert De Niro's used while preparing for his role in Taxi Driver. How could they express the value of access to these priceless cultural gems, and then get people to give a yearly membership as a gift? RCM created a new priceless artifact: The HRC Travelogue.

Gift Campaign

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See what our clients had to say about it.

Testimonials

They Said

Heres what Kim Jong Un, Eddie Murphy, Courtney Love, and Tupac had to say.

  • "What Fun!! I I have a handful of companies, and the most important stuff, the web site, tech, and marketing used to be my favorite stuff. However, as the companies have grown, the lack of time, and several years with truly bad representation, left a bad taste in my mouth for the whole industry. Enter Rock Candy Media. What a Terrific Team! Annie is one cool ,crazy, & creative leader, and her team is diverse, dynamic, and driven - just like her! Instead of dread, there is excited anticipation. Instead of waiting to hear back, they are all over it! Feeding you what you need to help them, help you rise to the top. Bat taste the others left is gone now and the ride has only just begun! I can already tell it's going to be epic though, because Rock Candy Media - ROCKs Hard!!"

    - Stevie Bear, Contain

  • "We have worked with RCM for almost 7 years now and they have been a huge part of our success and growth. Annie and her team have a great creative direction and continue to come up with unique concepts that have made us a leader in Austin and beyond."

    - Koushik Shaw, Austin Urology Institute

  • " had a meeting with Annie to go over the potential for us to work together. I was blow away by her knowledge, drive, and overall confidence. She had a plan already put together and the vision to see it through. Truly a talented group, I look forward to how they can help us grow. Highly recommended.

    Update: We have been working with them for months now and they have been a massive asset. I cannot imagine working without them! Almost everything they do has been approved on the first round, simply because they speak our language and really do their homework."

    - Cub Root, Kirk Root Designs

  • "Wow! What a change. I switched my medical practice website to Rock Candy a few months ago. Rock makes you feel like you are their only client, and that the success of your site is all that matters. The team works together efficiently and handles everything in house. I also like the monthly brainstorming meetings where you meet with the entire team."

    - George Shashoua, Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation

  • "We retained RCM to provide us a comprehensive PR strategy. Scott Mise, the web developer, has been terrific to work with throughout this process. He’s knowledgeable, responsive and patient. I completely value his hard work and dedication in helping us - especially since he has the difficult task of debugging all the legacy glitches and poor coding from our prior developer."

    - Gerald Tam, The Carlton Group

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