Michelle Cardinal and Tim O’Leary have always challenged conventional wisdom. When they founded the agency in 1998, no one believed direct response and brand advertising should be in the same room—let alone the same agency. Now our clients wouldn’t have it any other way. Achieving both goals is now an imperative, not an option.
What makes us unique is that we can achieve both goals simultaneously. We deliver on brand and sales objectives at the same time with the same work. That need requires continuous innovation and total commitment.
We believe that all brand behaviors are important and the way a brand sells is key to how it is perceived. That’s why we created Transactional Brand Building.
CEO + Co-Founder
President + COO
Chief Client Officer
VP, Client Development
EVP + Managing Partner
Chief Creative Officer
Managing Partner, R2C Group + President, MMSI
Managing Director, Digital + CRM
VP, Media Director
Director, Marketing Analytics
VP, New Business Development
SVP, Brand Strategy + Research
207 NW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
2201 Broadway, 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
121 North Walnut Street, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19380
931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1001
Warwick, RI 02886
Our entire agency is fully committed to these core values.
We innovate. Participate. We’re not afraid to deviate and we empower others to do the same. They zig? We zag. We have courage. To speak. To act. To try. To be. We’re brave. Because being brave is easy when everyone has your back.
We care about the people we work with and the relationships we build. We’re honest, open and receptive to one another. We have mutual respect, from clients to colleagues to vendors. Then we play hard together. ‘Cause having fun at work isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must have. And yes, participation counts.
Commit to Excellence
We do whatever it takes, for however long it takes (even when it’s hard). We deliver above and beyond for clients, for investors and, most importantly, for ourselves. And we deliver when others say it can’t be done. We keep learning. Keep teaching. Keep improving. And we raise the bar higher than the moon.
Have A Winning Spirit
We beat the control. Beat the competition. We push ourselves to be the best. We motivate our troops and move in for the win. Because we know that with great competition comes outstanding performance.
Our team is dedicated to caring for each other and for the community. We give our employees the opportunity to complete individual and team-centric fitness goals and wellness programs, in addition to our complete menu of health insurance benefits. We also care for our community by volunteering together to various organizations each year. Recent volunteer and fundraiser events have included:
Central City Concern's Family Housing Program
West Chester Food Bank
Gaits of Harmony
Oregon Food Bank
St. Anthony Foundation
Employees enjoy a full suite of health insurance benefits (medical, dental, and vision), employer matched 401K, life insurance, subsidized parking, four weeks of paid time off (to start) plus national holidays off, and competitive market-based compensation.
Associate Director, Paid Social
This is an associate director level providing day-to-day strategic paid social media leadership to clients and internal team members in our Portland, Oregon office.
Digital Project Manager
This is a mid-level advertising agency position, managing digital deliverables for one of the agency’s largest integrated accounts. Your efforts will play a key part in this clients’ overall success
Digital Account Supervisor
This is a mid-level advertising agency position, leading the digital portion of your clients’ marketing campaigns. Your efforts will play a key part in their overall success, and you’ll get to join a close-knit client services team in Portland, Oregon.
Digital Media Supervisor
This is a mid-level level position who will be an integral part of our Digital Media team and help build and transform the way we buy and integrate Digital Media for our clients.
This is an entry-level advertising agency position, working with client teams to organize and administer campaign deliverables
Digital Art Director
You love design. You are passionate about process. You have an opinion. You are the liaison between the conceptual and the practical.
Director, Media Planning
We are looking for a seasoned media expert with a love for all media content, and who is especially fascinated with the intersection of linear and digital media channels.
Digital Media Coordinator
This is a junior-level position who will be an essential part of our Digital Media team, helping to build and execute performance and full-funnel digital campaigns.
Accounts Payable Specialist
This is a junior-level accounting position who will be a critical member of our Financial Operations team.
Paid Social Supervisor
This is a mid-level position on our Paid Social team. This position provides day-to-day paid social media execution for performance and branding campaigns for our clients
Associate Director, Paid Search
This is a mid-level advertising agency position in Portland, Oregon working with our Digital team managing multiple paid digital marketing campaigns for our clients.
Digital Media Assistant Specialist
This is a junior-level position who will be an essential part of our Digital Media team, helping to build and execute performance and full-funnel digital campaigns
Assistant Planner, Media Planning
This is an entry-level advertising agency position in Portland with our media planning team, supporting the creation and analysis of your clients’ media campaigns.
Assistant Planner, Media Planning
This is an entry-level advertising agency position in West Chester with our media planning team, supporting the creation and analysis of your clients’ media campaigns.
Director, Digital Marketing Analytics
This is a director-level advertising agency position leading day-to-day digital marketing measurement strategies and execution for performance and branding campaigns for our nationally based clients.
Paid Search Specialist
This is a mid-level advertising agency position providing day-to-day paid search media execution for performance and branding campaigns for our clients. This position works closely with our internal team members and clients in our Portland, Oregon office.
Associate Director, Digital Strategy
This is a mid-level advertising agency position in Oakland, CA with our Digital Marketing team.
This is an entry-level advertising agency position, supporting our Client Services team with building and maintaining campaigns for our clients.