Hey Now! Media works with manufacturers struggling to grow in a modern world. From sales and marketing to technology we are a knowledgeable and strategic partner identifying pain issues and implementing outcome driven solutions. We do this through branding, websites, and inbound sales and marketing. And.... we make it fun.
Hey Now! Media's ownership team is three friends, with completely different skill sets, on a mission to help businesses grow. Husband and wife Matt and Anne hosted Matt Soble for regular, completely unsolicited creative sessions in their garage.
The idea board next to the rakes and gardening supplies served as the perfect launching pad for what would eventually become Hey Now! Matt, Matt, and Anne formed a strong partnership rooted in mutual respect, severe honesty, and above all else trust.
A graduate of Kent State University, Matt Brower is seriously motivated. He has a keen insight into customer needs and expertly identifies how to move your business forward. His experience as both a creative and an organizer gives him a unique ability to understand client needs and how to translate them into a workable vision.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Anne Brower is extremely organized and customer focused. Earning her MBA with a concentration in Marketing, she brings a wide range of skills including strategic thinking, account organization, copywriting, and general marketing. Anne is very hands on both on the client and creative side, pushing our work to be the very best it can be. Her expertise on the content and copywriting combined with a very keen eye helps keep our work fun, functional, and different. She looks at each project holistically and puts a focus on strategy above all else to guide the creative process.
A graduate of Ohio University, Matt Soble studied Management Information Systems and Marketing. He is a big picture thinker with extreme attention to detail. His analytical and metrics driven approach enhances the creative output of projects to deliver both measurable and thought provoking work.
With a passion for accomplishment and a drive for improvement, Emily is the very definition of an excellent Account Director. She comes to Hey Now! Media after five years with the Anti-Defamation League as the Education Director responsible for all regional educational programming. Prior to this position, she worked with AmeriCorps, lived in a geodesic dome in Israel, spent time with both the Mayor's Office and Project Interfaith in Omaha (where she's from), working to improve diversity based outcomes for the city, and is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas.
When she’s not methodically checking tasks off her to-do list, Emily can be found trying new recipes, traveling to foreign lands, and playing a mean game of tennis.
Fun Fact: She's Anne's sister! Can anyone say FAMILY BUSINESS?!
As Hey Now! Associate Creative Director, Matt assists in the execution of creative production for our projects. He is a leader, a creative mind and a project manager all in one! With a keen pulse on industry trends and future trends too, Jaffe keeps us looking forward, trying new things, and thinking bigger with each and every project.
Irwan was born in Singapore and immigrated to the United States in 2000. While studying Industrial Design and Illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art, he took an interest in Graphic Design and Branding. We first crossed paths with Irwan as a freelance designer brought on to help us with our branding and art direction as we started HeyNow! Media in 2011.
Today he lives and works out of Atlanta, GA and is still responsible for branding and art direction for our amazing clients. When he is not working on client projects, he continues to freelance in the entertainment and product industry, most notably for Wiz Khalifa and EarDrummer Records of Interscope.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in Graphic Design, Steph creates design solutions. Her process begins with research and strategy with a focus on always coming back to meeting client needs. She’s a whiz with time management and deadlines, keeping our team extra organized for even the quickest turn around on projects.
In addition to her fierce passion for design, she enjoys bookmaking, crafting, DIY, yoga, golf, backpacking, hiking and traveling. She lives with her husband and 3 Cats in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
“Design isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.”
Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing & International Business from Cleveland State University. While at CSU, she won the Senior Excellence in Marketing Award, and served as the Editor of The Cauldron. She specializes in digital and social media content, strategy and analytics. Elissa is constantly on the cusp of industry buzz as she spends her Friday nights curled up with a cup of tea, her chinchilla, and the latest marketing and social media news. A detail-oriented person, Elissa is creative, agile, and results driven operating with the big picture in mind.
Tyler is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Marketing. He specializes in paid advertising and is certified in Google Adwords, Google Analytics and HubSpot Inbound Marketing. When Tyler's not geeking out over digital analytics and math stuff, he can be found enjoying a Miller Light while watching sports at a local bar. He is also a voracious learner, regularly absorbed in TED talks, videos, and articles improving and expanding his mind.
A graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, Callie brings both a graphic design and illustration background. She's worked for a number of start up focused businesses and offers this unique perspective to our multitude of start up clients. She is a thoughtful and patient designer who enjoys 90s sitcom reruns and doesn't drink coffee. Callie lives in Lakewood with her boyfriend Matt and dog Nando.
Paul Gamuza, our one man army of a web developer has 8+ years’ experience in the industry. He focuses on WordPress and Drupal Frameworks. With a BS in Information Technology from ICC Davao, Philippines, he is also working on his Master's Degree in Information Technology.
Paul, or “Apple” as we know him, is a dedicated and passionate team player who gives his all to every project. Apple has deployed over 100 websites, of all sizes, and industries.
"The greatest results are usually attained by common sense and perseverance"
From Mumbai, India, Rushikesh (Rushi) is getting his Masters in Management of Information Systems at Cleveland State University. He is using his front end website knowledge to support our coding team and help speed up our website process. When he's not in school, cracking jokes in the Hey Now! office, or learning how to make coffee, you can find Rushi playing soccer, cooking, and hanging out with his friends.
With a degree in English Literature from Ohio State and a penchant for short form writing of all kinds, Max wandered into the world of advertising in 2013. The following year - at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest - he met Anne, and began freelancing for Hey Now! almost immediately thereafter.
When he isn't writing, Max can be seen performing his songs around the world under the name Dolfish. And when he isn't doing that, he's most likely watching Netflix with his wife Dana and their two pit-mixes, Penny and Zeke, at their home in North Collinwood, Cleveland, OH.