We want to make sure that you have a strong understanding of how crucial web design and internet marketing is to meeting and exceeding your business goals. In doing so, you will know the importance of the investment and the results that accompany a cohesive web site.
We will work with you to create a realistic plan for your web site. This plan must take into account the strengths as well as potential weakness of your current message. We want you to ask questions so that we can give you factual, realistic answers.
Throughout our entire process, you will be paired with a marketing consultant who will be your liaison between our designers, programmers, and technicians. Our internet marketing consultants are extremely well-versed in the critical aspects of web site design and internet marketing, and will be your guide so that you can make the best decisions for your company and your web site.
Although we are a small company when compared to the sky-scraping corporations, we strive to be a positive force in our community, both locally and globally. We want to do our best to ensure that what we do as a business plays a part in creating a world that is more safe, comfortable and just for others to live in as well. From offering our web design and Internet marketing services at less than cost to non-profits to sponsoring needy children throughout the world through Children International or volunteering our time at local shelters and soup kitchens, we are always looking for ways to give back and get involved and are continually looking for businesses and companies that wish to do the same.
We don't want Firm Media to be a selfish vacuum—and we want you to know that when you invest in a marketing package with us, some of that gets reinvested into the community. And as we grow and gain more leverage as a business, we'll be able to make a larger and larger difference. This is part of what we do in order to be the change we want to see in the world.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you're interested in forging a partnership that can help further our mutual social goals and humanitarian causes.
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Suchanek has been elbows deep in brand promotion, reaching audiences and building awareness before he even knew that it was called marketing. He began creating buzz for up and coming artists turned rock stars through marketing projects for EMI Music Publishing, Risk Records, Ocean Records, RCA Records, Tooth & Nail Records and Slog Records. Chris has also contributed to projects developed by VH1, MTV and Warner Brothers and holds over 35 executive production credits which has helped many of his products gain national distribution. Chris later served as director of marketing and publicity for Brainstorm Artists International (formerly Broken Records), a Huntington Beach-based record label with global distribution which helped bridge the gap between Christian alternative music and the secular scene and garnered Grammy and Dove nominations and awards for its artists.
When the Internet revolutionized marketing, Chris was ready. He progressed naturally to Internet marketing, where his creativity and success helped develop some of the most prominent domains and web directories, including PlasticSurgery.com and CosmeticSurgery.com. As the realm of Internet marketing continued to change and evolve, Chris recognized an underserved sector in this relatively new industry: businesses who were ready to embrace the full potential Internet marketing but also longed for a way to track their results and understand the true value that these campaigns created. With this in mind, Chris set about devising a repeatable, accountable system and building a solid team that consistently creates high quality products. And thus Firm Media was born.
Today, Chris is Firm Media's CEO and president and spends countless hours honing and improving its products and services to create the best possible results for each client. Throughout the years, he's worked with some excellent companies and has learned the immeasurable value of truly listening to the client. Chris takes great pride in forging meaningful, long term relationships with clients by creating customized solutions that drive quality results year after year.
"Change always benefits someone. Don't resist it - embrace it. Step up and become the person that change benefits." - Chris Suchanek, Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
From building street level hype to nationwide promotion and distribution, Curt Sautter has been in the business of getting promising brands the attention they deserve. He studied music business, contract law and international marketing at UCLA, but his marketing career actually began at a much earlier age. In the 1980s, he created buzz for some of the best artists in the burgeoning Hollywood rock scene. Curt continued leveraging unique opportunities in the independent music scene by founding IMC, a marketing and imaging consulting firm which has since grown into Delirium Records, one of the few enduring record companies from the previous decades. Together with Chris, Curt also founded Independents Anonymous, a collective that helped organize the fragmented indie scene by pooling its resources opening the doors to national distribution.
Early recognition that Internet marketing was the future of brand promotion, imaging and audience outreach was one of the keys to Curt's success in the independent music business. As a vanguard for independent artist promotion, Curt has helped pioneer the strategies and principles that translate directly into the marketing foundations that drive online businesses and companies with a strong web presence.
Curt brings his background and knowledge in Internet marketing to the table at Firm Media along with his numerous years of experience in operational management, including a stint as a district manager supervising over 400 employees and managing client relations across six states. After working with national companies and small collectives alike, Curt has come to appreciate the value of spending money wisely and correctly. He has also learned that the art of marketing is to show personal value to consumers that are looking, but don't always know what they are looking for.
As operations manager at Firm Media, Curt is responsible for introducing efficiency, clarity and accountability in the firm's daily operations. He also spends much of his day interfacing directly with clients and managing expectations both internally and externally. Curt's deep understanding of the industry and the way businesses function helps him facilitate an open, interactive dialogue between the principles and creative team at Firm Media, the clients and most importantly, your customers.
"I love interacting with the clients. It's not necessarily about selling them something - it's about giving them a creative outlet to represent their business and being able to see that their business is doing better because what we've done. That's what we're here for." - Curt Sautter, Chief Operations Officer
Design and Technology
As part of the Internet Generation, Thom has grown up with the Web and has been designing and developing websites for over 15 years. He earned a BFA with honors in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, a collaborative design school with a global perspective and a focus on social responsibility. He went on to become an Art Director at Looking in Los Angeles, a design firm that crafted branding and graphic design projects for Warner Bros., theCW, Los Angeles Public library, Decca Contract and Hospitality Furniture, Hubbell Lighting and Progress Lighting.
Thom also embraced an entrepreneurial spirit with his own company, Thom Meredith Design, through which he continues to perform high profile design work for prominent companies, such as the Los Angeles Times Magazine (print and web), Edmunds.com, Renewable Energy & Water Technologies, Teleflora and others. Throughout his experiences, he has enjoyed working with small companies that interact like a family, often donning several hats and seeing multiple projects through from start to completion.
After spending over a decade focusing on the design aspect of websites, he realized that Internet marketing and search engine optimization has become an undeniably vital part of the equation and has since added these skills to his ever expanding repertoire. He brings this enthusiasm for collaboration and innovation to Firm Media, integrating his technical expertise, unique insight and limitless inspiration into Firm Media's platform by building websites that are beautiful, functional and scalable. As a design and technology consultant, he works closely with the creative team at Firm Media, coordinating with videographers, photographers, graphic designers, network administrators and web programmers in order to craft websites from the ground up, true to the vision of our clients.
Thom thrives off the openness and cohesiveness of the Firm Media partnership and is excited to work with a team that can consistently evolve and improve alongside the everchanging landscape of the Internet to consistently produce results.
"The Internet can be a cold place. By adding a personal aspect to your website, your customers can interact with your company before they even meet you. And when they finally do pick up that phone or schedule a consultation, it's almost like they already know you." - Thom Meredith, Design and Technology