"CMG News" serves as a centralized resource for CreativeMktGroup to feature and promote the developments and successes of start-ups, small businesses, non-profits, and associations, as well as provide updates about the CMG staff, client work, culture, and community involvement.

"How I Got Started..." with Angie Trueblood, Founder of Angie Trueblood

Angie Trueblood is the founder and creator of Angie Trueblood, a podcast business based out of Richmond, Virginia. Angie effectively operates a successful business, while also being a full-time mom. We had the pleasure of interviewing Angie in which we discussed her transition from being a Biology major to becoming an owner of a podcasting business and how she balances her work and spending time with her family. Q: Where are you from? A: I grew up outside of Richmond in Colonial Heights and Prince George. Q: What are you passionate about in your personal life? A: I’m very passionate about empowering women and helping them show up in the world in a bigger way. Q: What did you study in school?

Biggest Cannes Takeaway

The topic that came up again and again was the concept of brand purpose. People want to support businesses and brands that they feel are con

CMG Solutions

We recently ran a social media campaign about our simplistic branding and marketing solutions that allow clients the ability to grow to the next level. One of our talented interns, Callie Donovan provided five graphics (one for each Solution), which were then highlighted on our various social media platforms. See all five Solutions below... Branding is the foundation of business identity and necessary to establish prior to promoting your business through traditional marketing. The more pronounced, attractive, and unique, the more likely you can build a successful business. Our most common branding package is for start-up businesses, business ventures, or new business brands. The CreativeMktG

"How I Got Started..." with Darrell Shires, President and CEO of Medworks Surgical

Darrell Shires is the President and CEO of Medworks Surgical, an endoscopic technologies supplier that provides continuing service and support. We’re grateful for the insight Darrell gave us into his career and discussing the unexpected roads he took to discover where his passion lied: medical sales. Q: Where are you from? A: Originally, I’m from Fort Worth, Texas. I grew up in Arizona and ended up in Virginia in the mid 80’s. I’ve been here ever since. Q: What are you passionate about in your personal life? A: Music. I’m a musician. I play the bass guitar and sing and I’ve enjoyed playing and writing over the years. When I have time I like playing, sometimes creating new music, and I really

"How I Got Started..." with David Taylor, co-founder of Libbie Market

David Taylor is one half of the two founders of Libbie Market, which has since expanded to a team of three partners. Formerly operated by Ukrop's under the name Joe's Market, the local community started a "Save the Market" campaign, so David and his business partner, Buster, did just that. We were able to sit down with David where we learned more about what led him to opening Libbie Market and how one set-back proved to be beneficial to the neighborhood store in the long-run. Q: Where are you from? A: I was born and raised in Richmond. Although I did interview for a couple jobs elsewhere, I am very glad that I ultimately stayed here. Q: What are you passionate about in your personal life? A:

"How I Got Started..." with Paul Schmidt, founder of Paul Schmidt Voiceover

Paul Schmidt is the Founder and voice behind Paul Schmidt Voiceover. He has produced over 5,000 voiceovers for radio broadcast commercials, corporate and branded content, and audiobooks - just to name a few. We had the honor of interviewing Paul, where we discussed how he juggles being a full-time business owner and a dad, the significance of challenges and successes faced in the field, and the promising future he is working towards with Paul Schmidt Voiceover. Q: Where are you from? A: Originally, I am from Baltimore. I moved to Delaware for 10 years, then Rochester, NY for almost 5, and after that, I finally relocated to Richmond, VA, where I’ve lived for the last 7 ½ years now. Q: What a

"How I Got Started..." with Katie Van Schooneveld, Founder & Creator of NextAge Events

Katie Van Schooneveld is the Founder and Creator of NextAge Events, a wedding coordinating and planning business based in Richmond, Virginia. NextAge Events, however, is just one of her jobs. During the day, she is the Executive Director at Gavin Law Offices, PLC. We had the pleasure of interviewing Katie to talk about how she balances a full-time job and a business, the importance of preparation and wisdom, and the future she foresees for NextAge Events. Q: Where are you from? A: Richmond, specifically Glen Allen, Virginia. Q: What are passionate about in your personal life? A: Honestly, my personal life has become my business life; my wedding business specifically. I would say I’m most pas


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