Rockford, IL, April 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Studio Fyra officially expanded today as a full-service branding, marketing, public relations and design company. The announcement was made collectively by the company’s four managing partners: David D Griffith, Gregory A. Johnson, Mark A. Ricotta, and Chris Wachowiak.
Studio Fyra will offer services applying both traditional and new media. The company will serve business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), community organizations, and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations and clients. More information can be found at the company’s Facebook Page.
Studio Fyra was originally founded in 2002 and focused exclusively on website creation and design, website hosting and social media.al print, radio and television mass media and online, product, event and social media marketing.
“Studio Fyra was expanded to allow its four managing partners work together to exponentially multiply their combined years of experience. Together they possess a number of synergistic strengths in branding, marketing, PR and design to build a creative organization designed to help businesses better promote themselves in the world of traditional print, radio and television mass media and online, product, event and social media marketing,” according to Griffith.
Fyra is the Swedish word for “four.”
“Our current team of four managing partners each enjoys well-established and successful long-term relationships with networks of resourceful persons to work strategically in association, collaboration or partnership toward the success our clients, our community and the full completion of any endeavor,” according to Wachowiak.
The company facilitated its first of a planned 18-month workshop series this past Saturday, March 30, at the Regional Design Center, 313 North Main Street, in the lower level of the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The topic of the workshop was, “Social Media and Marketing Best Practices Workshop for Events for Artist & Venues.” The mission of the workshop was to provide social media best practices that artists and venues can apply to their art and art business and make better use of their time and energy to maximize profitability.
The March 30 workshop featured a guest presentation by Theresa Carter, founder and publisher of The Local Tourist, a website that helps consumers identify and locate the best places to go and things to do in their community.
Carter is Answer's newest Chicago Expert, the host of Chef's Table and AlphaBeer events, and an Emmy winner.
The Studio Fyra workshop series will take place on a Saturday each month at the Regional Design Center. The company will be releasing its workshop schedule for the next 17 workshops the week of April 8.
Biographies and Contact Information for Studio Fyra Managing Partners
David D. Griffith, Managing Partner
888-537-FYRA (3972) ext 101
Having over 30 years marketing experience on 3 continents and over 30 countries working with small and medium businesses and startup companies right on up to and including Fortune 500 companies. Experience in all vertical markets. Author of 14 illustrated children's books and publisher of more than 50 books and magazines. Consultant to traditional offset and digital publishers throughout Western Europe. Co-Sponsor of the Disney Children's Summit in Paris. Now also specializing in integrated marketing, sales and marketing automation and social media. Top local and regional media resource for social media use and best practices.
Gregory Johnson, Managing Partner
888-537-FYRA (3972) ext 102
Professionally designing and developing multi-media presentations and websites for more than 15 years. An adjunct faculty member at Rock Valley College for over 14 years teaching multi-media design and development, graphic design, website design, development /and programming. Former board member of the New American Theater. Currently working with Rockford Area Music Industry and Rockford Area Arts Council. Creator of Beatcafe.com now powered by the Studio Fyra™ calendar project.
Mark Ricotta, Managing Partner
888-537-FYRA (3972) ext 103
More than 25 years of experience in Marketing Communications and Public Relations for more than 50 B2B, B2C, and NFP clients, including several community organizations and professional associations. Elected president or vice president of various marketing, advertising and public relation organizations. With statewide recognition for excellence he earned a Master’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations and Issues Management and offers university level instruction to rising talent.
Chris Wachowiak, Managing Partner
888-537-FYRA (3972) ext 104
Over 10 years of project and event management, covering every facet from concept to completion, including successful events like Screw City Beer Festival, Green Light Nights, Friday Night Flix and many more. At his downtown club Kryptonite he is hosting and promoting events on a near nightly basis. A solutions oriented team player that gets the job done and gets the job done right. He currently serves on the boards of the Element and Our City, Our Story.