October 18th marks not only CEO Joanne Harmelin’s birthday, but the “coral anniversary” of the company she founded in 1982. Since day one, Harmelin has bucked so many industry trends – establishing a media-only business in the heyday of full service agencies; thriving as a Philadelphia-based company in the shadow of Madison Avenue; succeeding as […]
Best New Drama: THE GOOD DOCTOR, Monday 10-11PM ABC, Dr. Shaun Murphy is a young man with autism and savant syndrome who is brought to San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital by Dr. Glassman to be a surgical resident. If a terrible accident hadn’t shown a spotlight on Shaun’s amazing medical abilities, the hospital would undoubtedly not […]
SPIKE In 2018, Viacom-owned Spike will transform into the Paramount Network. The goal for Viacom is to reach a broader audience with a new line-up of scripted series. American Woman is set to air in first quarter of 2018. The dramedy will star Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Jennifer Bartels (Broken). The […]
Harmelin Media announced that they have been selected as Wawa’s Media Agency of Record effective January 1, 2017.
It has been long understood that social media spans all generations. The misconception that social media is strictly millennial-focused has been disproved repeatedly with every new platform or app attracting users in all age groups. Boomers and millennials alike are sharing content, liking posts and engaging with social media daily.
In the media planning and buying industry, the obvious purpose of our ad campaigns is to support our clients’ marketing goals. But let’s look beyond that. What happens when we choose to advertise in certain publications? What sort of work do our planned ad dollars support?
Harmelin Media’s 2016-17 TV Season Predictions:
Written By: Bryan Kirschner and Donna D’Achillo
A&E premiered a new original comedy series entitled Black and White in July. This in-studio show focuses on issues such as politics and race and how they are perceived through the viewpoints of various comedians and friends. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the show aims to tackle the most controversial topics sweeping the country today by offering a comedic twist that is sure to capture the attention of viewers. The Robertson family is coming back to A&E this summer as the network returns its wildly popular Duck Dynasty. Additionally, another famous family has returned this season as Wahlburgers premieres with new episodes.
Pokémon GO is a mobile game released in the U.S on July 6, 2016 by Niantic, Inc. Within two days it became the most downloaded app in Apple’s App Store and in Google Play. Also within two days, it had almost as many daily active users as Twitter. Niantic is a company that is partially owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and it licenses the Pokémon trademark from a Nintendo-owned company, which is also an investor in Niantic. The game itself is built on the concept of Augmented Reality, or AR. AR is similar to Virtual Reality (VR), but while VR games place the participant in a completely different environment, AR games merely enhance the participant’s actual physical environment. As such, Pokémon GO has taken aspects of the popular Pokémon card game and has superimposed it on the map of the world.
Harmelin Media’s client, John Templeton Foundation, was announced as an Official Honoree in The 20th Annual Webby Awards in the category of Advertising: Best Use of Native Advertising.