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20 Questions with the newest addition to the team and senior copywriter – Janelle Cox!

We're proud to introduce the latest addition to the Stark / Raving team, Janelle Cox, who's joining on as our Senior Copywriter. Janelle is a professional storyteller who aspires to help brands and businesses find the right words to tell their untold truths and stories. She is solution-oriented, combining her content strategy expertise with digital and social media savvy to aid in all aspects of the creative marketing process: conceptualization, project development, execution, and data analysis. Please join us in welcoming Janelle to the team. And learn more about her through our 20 questions!


Matthew Stumm, Stark / Raving Founder and President, Weighs in on What the Future Holds for Point-of-Care Marketing

Point-of-Care marketers had to make a lot of adjustments as the pandemic completely upended the experience of patients seeing their doctor and getting their medications. The changes included the increase of telemedicine, waiting rooms limiting or completely eliminating resources patients could touch, and pharmacies adding delivery or drive-thru pick-up options. As we readjust post-pandemic, what will be the lasting impact on the point-of-care space?


Stark / Raving Takes Home Three Digital Health Awards for Excellence in Digital Health Resources for Consumers and Health Professionals.

The creative team at Stark / Raving took home one Gold and two Merit Awards for creative excellence in digital health resources. Each year the Digital Health Awards honors the best digital health resources developed for consumers and health professionals. The awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center[sm] (HIRC), a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Because of the dynamic nature of digital health, the competition is held twice each year — spring and fall. The Digital Health Awards is an extension of the HIRC'’'s National Health Information Awards, the largest program of its kind in the United States.


20 Questions with the newest addition to the team and project manager – Rachel Reilly!

Please join us in welcoming Rachel Reilly to the Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing team as our new Project Manager. Learn more about Rachel with our 20 questions!


Clutch Names Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing as One of the Best Branding Agencies in Massachusetts

Today, we are celebrating another milestone for our company as we announce our latest Clutch award! We are very delighted to announce that Clutch has named us as one of the best branding companies in Massachusetts.


20 Questions with the newest addition to the team and senior copywriter – Dana Morgenstein!

Please join us in welcoming Dana Morgenstein to the Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing team as our new Senior Copywriter. Learn more about Dana with our 20 questions!


Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing Ranks No. 797 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Companies

Today, Inc. revealed that Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is No. 797 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses.


Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing Bolsters Leadership Team with the Promotion of Leslie du Roure to Creative Director

Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing today announced the promotion of Leslie du Roure to the position of Creative Director. In this new role, du Roure will take a leadership position in the agency and help accelerate the agency’s growth by overseeing the creative team, recruiting top talent, and taking an active role in business development.


20 Questions with Lexy Fournier, Project Manager at Stark / Raving

Please join us in welcoming Stark / Raving's newest team member and project manager, Lexy Fournier! Learn more about Lexy with our 20 questions!


It Was Platinum and Gold for Stark / Raving at the 2021 MarCom Awards

The MarCom Awards has announced that Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing has won six awards in the 2021 international creative competition for marketing and communication professionals.


20 Questions with Ariana Colozzo, Director of Content at Stark / Raving

It is our pleasure to introduce you to wordsmith, baker-extraordinaire, and our Director of Content – Ariana Colozzo. Learn more about Ariana with our 20 questions!


Stark / Raving brings 2020 MarCom Awards PLATINUM to Boston

Stark / Raving takes PLATINUM for best Integrated Marketing Campaign at the 2020 MarCom Awards — one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious creative competitions in the world. Stark / Raving’s “Clean Energy Lives Here” campaign for MassCEC, was submitted with approximately 6,000 other print and digital entries from dozens of countries around the globe.


Stark / Raving wins GOLD at the 2020 Davey Awards

Stark / Raving takes GOLD for best Integrated Marketing Campaign at the 2020 Davey Awards – an international award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small design firms across the world.


20 Questions with Laura Wayne, Producer and Project Manager at Stark / Raving

It is our pleasure to introduce you to the person that keeps this well oiled machine of an agency well-oiled – our Producer and Project Manager – Laura Wayne. Learn more about Laura with our 20 questions!


Matthew Stumm Named One of the 2020 PM360 ELITE 100

PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical device sectors, has named Matthew Stumm, Founder, Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing as one of the 2020 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Entrepreneurs category.


25 Questions with Jocelyn Moniz, Designer at Stark / Raving

Please join us in welcoming Stark / Raving's newest designer, Jocelyn Moniz! Jocelyn is a recent MassArt grad with a great eye for design. Learn more about our newest team member with our 25 questions!


Designer Podcasting with Michael Coleman

Stark / Raving's Michael Coleman designs by day...but did you know he also runs the AIGA Boston podcast? Learn what he has to say about designer podcasts in Medium's latest article.


Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing Named a Top Advertising and Marketing Agency in Massachusetts

Thank you to our valuable clients and the team at Clutch for recognizing Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing a Top Advertising and Marketing Agency in Massachusetts.


Stark / Raving's Jasmine Bou-Nassif Shares Tips on High-Converting Landing Page Design in Referral Rock's Latest Article

"A landing page should feel separate from your website, but carry your look and feel…it's about creating a page that is direct and tells the user exactly what to do." See what else our senior designer has to say about high-converting landing page design.


Stark / Raving Wins Merit in the 2019 Digital Health Awards

We are honored to take home a Merit for 4G Clinical's corporate website. Congratulations to our client and thank you to the Health Information Resource Center for this honor.


25 Questions With Stark / Raving's New Designer Michael Coleman

Please join me in welcoming Michael Coleman to the Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing team as our newest graphic designer. A talented designer, an active member in the design community and an avid fan of Godzilla – we are very excited to have you on our team. It’s time to get to know Michael – so let’s begin with our 25 questions!


Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing Named a Leading Advertising and Marketing Agency in Boston

Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform, unveiled its annual list of the top service providers in the Boston and Philadelphia metro areas. Based on client feedback, work quality, services offered, and market presence, Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing was named one of Boston's leading advertising and marketing agencies.


UpCity Names Stark / Raving One of the Top 20 Digital Marketing Firms in the Boston Area

UpCity, the leading marketplace for growth-minded small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) seeking like-focused digital marketing agencies, named its 2019 Top Agencies, highlighting the top 1% of US agencies. Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing was named a Top 20 leader in digital marketing for the Boston market.


Stark / Raving's founder Speaks with Entrepreneur Magazine About Branding and the Revival of a 1990's Pepsi Soft Drink

In the January issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, Stark / Raving's founder Matthew Stumm lends his thoughts on the reinvention of a nostalgic beverage, and whether or not this gamble will resonate with today’s health-conscience consumer.


Stark / Raving Named to the 2018 List of Leading Web Design Agencies in the United States by Clutch

Top-performing web designers in the United States announced for 2018. Clutch unveiled a list of the leading web design agencies across the United States today. These designers are experts in the latest design techniques and work closely with clients to ensure that their websites fit their unique style and business goals. This report recognizes over 1000 companies for their ability to deliver and commitment to client satisfaction.


Stark / Raving Named to the 2018 List of Leading Branding Agencies in the United States by Clutch

Clutch’s research team identified over 400 companies as leading branding agencies in the United States, based on the quality of their client feedback, service offerings, portfolio of past and current clientele, and market presence. Clutch released a list of the top branding agencies across the United States today. These service providers showcase an outstanding ability to understand their clients’ unique markets and challenges and to effectively tell their stories.


20 Questions with Stark / Raving's New Art Director Leslie du Roure

We would like for you all to meet the newest member of the Stark / Raving design team. Leslie du Roure just joined the team in July 2018 as an Art Director. We sat down with Leslie and asked 20 hard-hitting questions. We learned a lot – like not to challenge her to a game of ping-pong! Meet Leslie!


Greentown Labs partners with Stark / Raving to promote the grand opening of their new Global Center for Cleantech Innovation

It was a pleasure working with Greentown Labs to help promote Demo Day 2018 and the Grand Opening of their new space! Join them and explore their new Global Center, meet their growing startup community, hear from impressive keynote speakers including #Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone. And, see how their new space not only "talks the cleantech talk" but "walks" it too.


Stark / Raving to Collaborate with WilliamsMarston LLC on Website Redesign

Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is pleased to announce our collaboration with WilliamsMarston LLC accounting advisory and management firm on the rebrand of their corporate website! Stay tuned to see the work.


68 Experts Share The Top 3 Things an Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Branding

What can startups do to achieve branding success? Stark / Raving's founder Matthew Stummm shares with Medium the top three things that every entrepreneur needs to know about branding.


February 15: General Assembly's Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

Join Matthew Stumm, Founder + Creative Director at Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing, along with panelists Julia Davids, UX Designer and Product Manager, Crayon and Aaron Scott, Principal + Creative Director, Symbolic Design, at General Assembly's "Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers." The panel will be discussing branding and how it's shaped by digital user experiences.


Stark / Raving Wins Gold at the AVA Digital Awards Show

AVA Gold Award Winner

Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing took home Gold in the “Digital Marketing: Digital Marketing Campaign” category at the 2018 AVA Digital Awards Show for work on the “Affordable Insulin Project” patient education campaign. This award recognizes Stark / Raving for their excellence in digital creativity, branding and strategy.


Typeface vs. Font and 11 Other Typography Terms Designers Need to Know


Art comes with its own terminology, and design and typography are no exception. When you are looking at something at the granular level graphic design often requires, it’s much easier to have a term for the stylized curlicue at the bottom of your letter “A” than to attempt to describe it every time. Read Stark / Raving's graphic designer Jasmine Bou-Nassif's advice to those entering the world of design.


Christopher Hall Architects Taps Stark / Raving for Responsive Website Redesign


Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is pleased to announce our collaboration with Christopher Hall Architects Inc. We look forward to bringing the same level of design integrity to their online presence as they bring to each of their architectural projects.


25 Questions with Stark / Raving's New Designer Jasmine Bou-Nassif

Jasmine Bou-Nassif

We would like for you all to meet one the members of the Stark / Raving design team. Jasmine Bou-Nassif joined us in August 2017, and right away we knew she had a discerning eye for creative! But, we wanted to get to know the "real" Jasmine. So, this past week we sat down with Jasmine and asked 25 hard-hitting questions. We learned a lot! But, unfortunately Brussel sprouts will now longer appear on our lunch menu. Here's Jasmine!


Stark / Raving Wins Silver in the 2017 Digital Health Awards

Web Health Award

This year's competiton featured 80 categories and over 400 entries and we are honored to take home Silver for the Affordable Insulin Project in Web-Based Health group. Congratulations to our client and thank you to the Health Information Resource Center for this honor.


Dynamo Micropower Partners with Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing for Corporate Branding Initiative

Dynamo Micropower is tackling the challenge of delivering high-quality, low-cost power to the oil & gas industry, even in the most remote locations. As their new branding partner, we're excited to join the effort.


Join Stark / Raving on October 26th for a free professional workshop focused on brand strategy

Design Therapy

Design Therapy is a small-group roundtable discussion that gives you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves, consult with our branding experts and tackle your strategic branding challenges. We will take a deep dive to discover the core values of your brand, help spark creative thinking and identify areas for improvement.


Stark/Raving to Host MAB 16 September's Networking Event: Planning for Your Agency's Success

MAB 16

Join the founders of Boston's top design, development and marketing agencies in the sixteenth Managing an Agency Business event (MAB 16). This event will feature a panel discussion on "Planning for Your Agency's Success" with topics including creating a content calendar to drive marketing, charging clients for upfront discovery work, forecasting sales and much more. This event will feature our usual pizza and beer networking hour before and after the panel session.


Jasmine Bou-Nassif Joins Stark/Raving as Our Newest Designer

Jasmine Bou-Nassif

We are very happy to welcome Jasmine Bou-Nassif to Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing as the newest member of our design team! Her sophisticated design aesthetic and pure enthusiasm for this industry makes her someone we all need to watch!


Matthew Stumm and Stark/Raving are Featured in this Month's Issue of Boston Voyager

Matthew Stumm Boston Voyager

Every neighborhood in Beantown has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common. Today we’d like to introduce you to Matthew Stumm from Stark/Raving.


Welcome to our newest client: Sunwealth

Sunwealth is an innovative, tech-driven clean energy investment firm. By leveraging their deep understanding of solar with their extensive investment experience, they have developed a well-rounded portfolio of commercial solar projects that boast significant financial returns and provide high-efficiency solar power to businesses, municipalities, and non-profit organizations. We'd like to welcome you to the Stark/Raving family.


Stark/Raving's Opens Office in Boston's Fort Point Channel Innovation District

Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is excited to announce that we have officially moved our office to 369 Congress Street, Boston, Mass. – the heart of Fort Point Channel and Boston's Innovation District. With roots dating back to the 1700s, this historic area has dramatically transformed over the years – from a colonial fort, to the center of manufacturing and warehousing, and today it's New England's largest artist enclave and a burgeoning center for innovation. We are very excited to call this neigborhood home!


Stark/Raving founder speaks with Clubhouse to discuss "What Your Designers Want You To Know"

A few developers working hard can get a lot done, but it takes a well-rounded team with different skills and roles to build and grow a successful software product and company. But all too often, we find that our teams or team members are working in silos, not fully understanding what others are doing (or why). With this series, we’ll be digging into the various members of your team to help you understand and work better with them all.


DRG partners with Stark/Raving to Launch their Patient-Centric Marketing Methodology Product Suite

Decision Resources Group (DRG) is a global information and technology services company that provides proprietary data and solutions to the healthcare industry. They bring together best-in-class companies to provide end-to-end solutions to complex challenges in healthcare – enabling their customers to see market opportunities.


Simpson Gumpertz & Heger taps Stark/Raving for Symposium Series Brand Redesign

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a nationally recognized and highly regarded engineering firm with more than 60 years of experience designing, investigating, and rehabilitating structures, building enclosures, and materials. The firm's Create + Construct symposia bring together a slate of industry experts to explore trends in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. To launch the 2017 season, SGH reached out to Stark/Raving to reimagine the event’s brand identity.


The Affordable Insulin Project teams up with Stark/Raving for patient advocacy initiative

The number of Americans with diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate and one-third of Americans with diabetes need insulin daily. However, limited healthcare coverage and higher deductibles are creating new financial pressure. To help inform this population of more affordable options for insulin, DPAC tapped Stark/Raving to create a campaign that empowers patients to take action and affect change.


Globoforce engages Stark/Raving for agile digital strategy to drive registration for WorkHuman 2017

Globoforce pioneered WorkHuman, an annual conference created to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace. With an all-star lineup of celebrities and industry thought leaders, Globoforce engaged with Stark/Raving to help drive a record number of registrations for their 2017 event.

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