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The Evolution of Ad Agencies: A Tribute to Mad Men

Posted by Allison Gair on Feb 21, 2014 5:55:35 AM

As Don Crow, the CEO and Founder of Verge Pipe Media would say, “We are the modern day Mad Men. With less womanizing, but still a little day drinking”. Advertising agencies have come a long way since its early years. Within recent years and the move towards digital marketing, advertising agencies have seen their biggest change since the start.

The first American advertising agency opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850.The agency placed ads produced by clients in various local newspapers.

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Here at Verge Pipe Media, we are a boutique advertising agencies with a focus in digital and inbound marketing and app development. This means that all the marketing we do for our clients is done through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

In 2010, Don Crow started Verge Pipe Media as a blog on WordPress. Later than year, they unveiled themselves at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.

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In the first year as a small business from Auburn, Alabama, they built websites, social media profiles, and mobile apps for clients. By the second year, the team at VPM had transitioned into more of a marketing services agency, adding clients from all different professional aspects including higher education, healthcare, and consumer goods. In year three, where we are now, Verge Pipe Media has fully transitioned into an integrated marketing agency with a flair for developing a brand's online presence.

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How do we know blogging regularly works? Because Verge Pipe Media began as a blog and grew into East Alabama's first HubSpot agency partner, that's how!

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