Ideas in Motion: The Media Magic Story

Cheryl Dickson and David Walker of Media Magic.

Media Magic Productions is a full-service audio/video production, advertising and public relations firm, serving businesses in Northeast Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and clients, large and small, from New Jersey to California. We specialize in producing exciting and innovative advertising, social media and public relations campaigns, Broadcast, Cable TV and Web programming, documentaries, and corporate video production.

Media Magic takes our clients ideas and puts them into motion! Whether it be a dynamic sales, training or trade show video, engaging company Facebook Page design or developing an effective strategic marketing plan, our experienced, Emmy award-winning staff, can take your project from concept to script to screen, at an affordable price. Media Magic also provides our corporate clients with audio/visual reinforcement and equipment rental for special events and presentations.

Media Magic takes a holistic approach to working with our clients. You can count on our team to be part of your team. We make a real effort at assessing all of your marketing needs,  before embarking on a new project. That way, you get the most value for your money. We’ll work with you, hand in hand, every step of the process, and we take the time to answer all of your questions, along the way. You’ll find our Media Magic “Dream Team” members very easy and fun to work with-even when we’ve got a camera in your face! Our producers do a very good job at putting nervous interviewees at ease. Our backgrounds as television news journalists have given us these skills. As a company, you’ll discover we’re very flexible and adapt well to last minute changes in plans. Plus you can count on us to keep your project on track and deliver your project on time and on budget.

Robert Lehtinen

Media Magician Rob Lehtinen

In 2012, Media Magic celebrated its 15th year in business serving Ashtabula County. We are a female and minority-owned enterprise and the only full-service advertising and public relations agency and video production company in the county.Media Magic can handle everything from local documentaries to fully integrated advertising, social media and public relations campaigns for local businesses, politicians and  not-for-profit organizations. Media Magic also creates  popular TV and radio commercials for regional merchants, service providers and retail stores, such as the Outdoor Army Navy Stores, Apple Heating and Cooling, Community First Credit Union, Crystal Clear Water and Ganley Volkswagen and Subaru of Bedford, as well as graphic design, branding campaigns and creation of brochures and other printed marketing materials.

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Molded Fiber Glass South Dakota Wind Energy Video Production

Media Magic and its team of ‘Magicians’ have always devoted themselves to promoting and marketing Ashtabula County’s businesses and organizations.  Over the past fifteen years, Media Magic has produced hundreds of corporate videos and TV ads showcasing local companies, not-for-profits, government and social service agencies. This has brought regional and national attention to our area through our PR work. In our 1997 mission statement, Media Magic states its primary mission: “…to deliver to Ashtabula County businesses the same high quality of professional advertising and PR services that companies in Cleveland and other major cities expect to receive, and to spread the word around the world about our region’s outstanding businesses, organizations and tourist attractions.” Since then, Media Magic, has showcased local businesses, organizations and municipalities to more than 100,000 viewers around the world through it’s MediaMagicOhio and Ashtabula County News Youtube Channels.

Media Magic is committed to excellence. Creative Director, Cheryl Dickson–Walker is the winner of  4 Cleveland Emmy awards. for her work as a television producer and journalist. In 2007, Media Magic won a ‘Rising Up and Moving Forward” award from the Ashtabula County Children Services for its advertising campaigns to promote Foster and Adoption Awareness. In 2011, Media Magic received an Ohio Public Image Award for Scripting, filming and producing  the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities latest promotional video, “Abilities in Motion.”

From 2003-2005, Media Magic produced the pioneering Ashtabula County Newsnet-

Cristal Global / Millennium Inorganic Regional Learning & Development Administrator Heather Hodge with Media Magic Director of Photography, David Walker

Cristal Global / Millennium Inorganic Regional Learning & Development Administrator Heather Hodge with Media Magic Director of Photography, David Walker

Ashtabula County’s first local TV news operation in 25 years. ACN combined the journalistic resources of the Ashtabula Star Beacon, Conneaut Cable TV, Orwell Cable TV and Kent State Ashtabula for a daily newscast, covering news and events across Ashtabula County. This news operation also provided the only local cable television outlet for local businesses to advertise. ACN also produced 1/2 hour and hour-long specials and documentaries on local history. ACN featured Emmy award-winning journalist and former WJW-TV and Ohio News Network anchor and reporter, Eleanor Hayes as its weekday anchor.

Media Magic continues t0 serve its community through pro bono projects for not-for-profit organizations, including the Ashtabula Area Orchestra, Ashtabula Farm Bureau,  Green Energy Ohio, the City of Ashtabula, Free Wheelchair Mission, Rural Action, Ashtabula and the Ashtabula Arts Center.  Creative Director Cheryl Dickson-Walker has served on the boards of  the United Way, Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ashtabula Orchestra.We have also participated in the Ashtabula County Tourism Economic Development Summit and Local Food Producers/ Locavore Trail movement.IMG_3349

As a company, Media Magic is committed  to becoming an earth-friendly corporate citizen.We engage in recycling programs in our county, have switched to florescent or LED lighting for use in our studio and for indoor and outdoor on-location lighting, and have invested in Panasonic P2 solid-state digital recording media for our video cameras. We use very little paper for internal/ external communications, and heat our studio with renewable fuels, such as wood pellets, and locally harvested corn.

Media Magic offers many creative services, including production of promotional and sales videos for new green technology companies, workforce training videos for energy efficiency wind blade tourand renewable energy and public/media relations campaigns to get your clean energy projects out before the public.

We, at Media Magic is passionate about nurturing the next generation of multimedia artists and journalists. Over the years, we have devoted ourselves to interning and mentoring  local and regional high school, college and trade school students in shadow student and internship programs.

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