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Local Business Receives Boost from RNC

Posted: 07/19/2012

 By: Kimberly Kuizon

TAMPA - A Media Marketing is a small family-owned business.

"Way back then it was a very different business. We primarily did print," said owner Victoria Jorgensen.  She took the business over from her parents.

"We put together services that we feel aren't necessarily in the bay area.  We try to tell stories behind our marketing," she said.

She made it through the recession, and now she is getting another boost thanks to the Republican National Convention host committee.

"This is an unmatched opportunity," she said.

Her company is one of 500 the host committee selected to be part of the small business network directory. Many will be used in some form for or during the convention.

Jorgensen and her crew turn out commercials, movies and public service announcements.

"Our experience has been that you have to recreate yourself and edit yourself consistently so as technology changes and trends change you have to take a look at what people want to buy instead of what you want to sell them," she said.

For four months, Jorgensen's crew has worked continuously on videos showcasing the Tampa Bay area and all it has to offer. The RNC gig is giving her business a ten percent bump during a normal slow summer period.

"A lot of our clients are getting excited and calling saying they didn't know we offered so much," she said.

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RNC says Local Small Biz Contracts in Millions

Posted: 07/31/2012

 By: Carson Chambers

TAMPA - More than 5,000 volunteers will watch an orientation video produced by a local company before Tampa swells with RNC visitors in August.

"We decided to add a little flair to it instead of just a regular training video that bored everybody," said Victoria Jorgenson, the owner of 'A Media Marketing.'

It teaches local volunteers and those from 20 other states what to do and not do during convention week. The video is just a small chunk of the millions of dollars in contracts the convention has brought to Tampa Bay.

"It's been about a ten percent gross bump for us and in the summertime, that's great for us, especially during an election year so we're pretty elated. More than money, the press has really brought us a lot of attention," said Jorgenson.

Jorgenson's small family business has been around for 43 years.  'A Media Marketing' is the type of local company the Tampa Bay Host Committee hoped to feature and promote.

"We've got revenue generation that we're getting from whether it's catering or transportation companies or rental cars or local housing agencies. All those things are positive not only because they're going to get revenue but because they're going to get exposure," said Ken Jones, CEO Tampa Bay Host Committee.

Inside the Forum, local contractors including electricians, carpenters and moving companies are an example of the convention's economic impact. Jorgenson hopes the positive impact will continue not only through convention week but afterwards.

"Coming up at the end of August, it's going to be us on that stage and to be a part of that has been basically an honor," she said.

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