Steven K. MayhewPresident
Mr. Mayhew is the president and founder of Momentum. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency including creative direction, client services, media buying, administration and strategic direction. Steve formed Momentum in 1995 and has extensive brand management Read Full Bio >>
Mr. Mayhew is the president and founder of Momentum. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency including creative direction, client services, media buying, administration and strategic direction. Mr. Mayhew formed Momentum in 1995 and has extensive brand management, marketing and advertising experience. Prior to forming Momentum, Steve was the chief executive officer for Hair Club for Men, a nationally recognized retail chain with locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Steve has personally developed and executed dozens of strategic marketing plans and produced television and radio spots, infomercials, direct mail campaigns and internal sales programs. Additionally, Mr. Mayhew has purchased media in over seventy markets and has experience managing high-volume call centers including database management and fulfillment services.
Mr. Mayhew currently serves on the executive committee of the board of directors for the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. He is also the chairman of the Civic Center's marketing committee. Mr. Mayhew served as a column writer on marketing and advertising topics for the Poughkeepsie Journal as a member of their "Ask the Experts" panel. Several of Mr. Mayhew's articles are available for review on our website. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife of 25 years and four boys.
Renée BullaVP/Client Services
Renée is our relationship VP. She's the bridge between our lovely clients and our wild creative monkeys. She's OCD about project details. She has umpteen years in the ad agency biz, the last twelve on the Momentum executive team. Renée is active in the community as the face of Momentum. Read Full Bio >>
Renée Bulla supervises and manages all client relationships at Momentum Advertising & Design. She serves as a liaison between the client and our creative staff, communicating the details of each project and campaign. Ms. Bulla has over fifteen years of advertising agency experience; with the last twelve as a member of the Momentum executive team. She is actively involved in obtaining and analyzing the market research and media analysis that is used to produce each client’s strategic marketing plan.
Ms. Bulla is President of the Board of Directors for Abilities First (formerly REHAB Programs) and currently serves as the chair of the Marketing and PR Committee. She has served as the Abilities First Gala chair for the past five years.
Ms. Bulla is a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and is a former board member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. To date, she is the only board member to serve simultaneously on both local chamber boards. Renée co-chairs the Orange Chamber’s PR/Marketing Committee and is a member of their gala committee. Renée was honored as the Orange County Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year in 2012. Renée also serves on the Dutchess Chamber’s Business Education Committee and their Foundation Golf Committee. She was Chair of the Dutchess Chamber’s 2008 gala as well as Vice Chair of the Centennial Communications Committee, celebrating the chamber’s one-hundred year anniversary.
Ms. Bulla is a regular speaker for the SCORE Business Institute where she conducts a business seminar and workshop on media and marketing. Renée was honored in 2008 as an Athena Award nominee. The Athena award recognizes outstanding business and professional individuals for excellence in their chosen field, for providing valuable service to their community and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills.
Renée is also a guest speaker for KeyBank’s women-owned business division “Key4Women” where she educates women entrepreneurs on the proper method for analyzing and selecting the most efficient type of media for their business. She has been a panel speaker at the Women’s Leadership Alliance about Staying Competitive. Ms. Bulla also participates in the College Mentoring Program that operates in conjunction with four local universities and has been a guest speaker at SUNY Ulster for their entrepreneur seminar presenting about How to Get Started in Marketing.
Renée lives in Orange County with her husband and their four children.
Drew MacFarlaneVP/Creative Director
Drew is the mastermind behind the creative department. With over fifteen years of experience working with interactive media, art direction, television, multimedia, print, web and events, he is a true Renaissance man—and damn he's pretty! I totally wrote this. Think I'll get caught? Oh, and don't call him Andy. Ever . . . for reals, don't! Read Full Bio >>
Drew is responsible for overseeing all creative services that Momentum offers including the graphic design, web and multi-media and video segments of the business. Mr. MacFarlane, an award-winning designer, is responsible for managing projects from conceptual development to final output. It is Mr. MacFarlane's role to balance creative ideas with the strategic needs of each campaign once the market research has been performed. Have we told you his name is Mr. MacFarlane?
Mr. MacFarlane has won many international design awards. He keeps all of his awards in a special room that features many leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany.
Mr. MacFarlane was a "Forty Under Forty" winner–designating him as one of forty people under the age of 40 whose efforts are shaping the Hudson River Valley Region and making a notable impact on his industry. Are you really still reading this? When Mr. MacFarlane has free time, he can be found in funky town.
Dee VolekClient & Media Manager
Dee coordinates the media placement for the agency's clients. Once a strategy is identified and rates are negotiated, Dee ensures that contracts are executed properly, and the proper creative materials are trafficked to the appropriate media source. Read Full Bio >>
Dee coordinates the media placement for the agency's clients. Once a strategy is identified and rates are negotiated, Dee ensures that contracts are executed properly, media requests are accurately reflected, the proper creative materials are trafficked to the appropriate media source and that all insertion orders are signed. Mrs. Volek also ensures that any change orders made to the insertion are communicated to each station or newspaper and that written confirmation of all changes are received and documented. Dee's other role is to assist our clients with all aspects of their projects, ensuring the efficient and accurate execution of each job.
Dee is actively involved in the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Phil BullaDirector of Media Productions
Phil is our radio and TV producer. He's an Academy Award winner and multiple Grammy-nominated engineer. Not really sure what else you need to know with those credentials—he's like the most famous of all of us. Oh, and yes, he's married to Renée. Read Full Bio >>
Phil Bulla is the exclusive producer of all radio and television spots for Momentum Advertising & Design. With hundreds of commercials to his credit, Mr. Bulla has produced and engineered numerous recordings that have achieved Gold and Platinum status, and he has earned several Grammy nominations and an Academy Award.
A former trombonist in the big bands of Mel Torme and Buddy Rich, Mr. Bulla moved from the stage to the studio in 1978 and began working for popular artists including Billy Joel, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston. His work may be seen and heard on television shows produced by HBO, ABC, ESPN, USA Network and Disney.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bulla has produced and engineered television and/or radio spots for such notable clients as AT&T, Coca-Cola, MCI, American Airlines, IBM, Kodak and McDonalds. Mr. Bulla's numerous film credits include Straight Out of Brooklyn (HBO), Pet Sematary (Paramount Pictures), The Joe Louis Story (Xenon Entertainment), and Sweet Dreams, The Patsy Cline Story (HBO). Mr. Bulla has received the Golden Cindy Award and numerous national recognitions. In addition, Mr. Bulla produces music used in industrial shows for corporations that include Intel, Microsoft, MCI, Century 21, Citibank and American Express.
Laura CareyDirector of Intermedia
Laura is your go-to creative monkey. She not only helps review the work that goes to the clients, but she works closely with the creative director to make sure all of our clients are receiving the best product possible. Oh, and did I mention she's pretty awesome? Read Full Bio >>
Laura Carey reviews much of the print, advertising and web design work that passes through Momentum—both in terms of the creative and the administrative processes. As director of intermedia, Laura is well versed in all manner of print and web work, ensuring that customers receive a completely functional, and well-thought-out product. In addition to her many creative endeavors, Laura is also cofounder of the Friends of Kel, a local nonprofit organization designed to assist people living with cancer (2003 2012, currently on hiatus).
Laura holds degrees in computer animation, commercial graphic art and awesomeness.
When you can't find Laura at her computer working hard, she's usually spending time with her daughter and husband, making Twisted Pretzels, helping out at her family's print shop, reading, watching movies, relaxing, sleeping, trying to relax with a four-year-old in the house (impossible), camping ... the list is endless.
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