I'd like to introduce you to the creative media production company, Meria.Agency.
As we work, you’ll learn that Meria.Agency is more than an agency, it is a brand with a soul, fed by the work that the agency takes on. Choosing to do work that is productive and meaningful for society, choosing to work with and produce content for the greater good, and to work with companies and individuals whose beliefs are in alignment with that.
What is a brand with a soul?
1/3rd of the work that Meria.Agency takes on is pro-bono/ volunteer work for initiatives, individuals, and organizations that we believe do critical work for the good of society. We have a couple of projects already in motion and we’re excited to be announcing our first major partnership very soon!
Current Service Capabilities:
Meria.Agency is a full-service marketing, advertising, and content production agency.
Multimedia Production & Strategy: Video Production, Photography, Graphic Design, Animation
Experiential Marketing: Events, Appearances, Social Research
Online Presence: Branding, Web Design, Social Media, SEO, Paid Ads, Email
A business should make money but it should also be a productive and good force in society.
If a business isn’t offering something positive and productive to society, it should not exist. Business must benefit everyone it touches. We're going to push forward with good, and our hope is that with all of the good happening in the world, anything that's not good will simply become irrelevant.
Meria.Agency is the next development of several iterations of media production and marketing ventures with and without partners since 2006, including J.Mith Media, Cunning Expressions, Cafe Innovate, A2 Content, and Violet Sky. So many memories, so much nostalgia, so much experience and growth!
When developing the foundation of Meria.Agency after a big move from Michigan to California(my first time living outside of Michigan), I had 6 months, and in that time I was able to figure out what truly made me happy, motivated, and useful for others. I used my notes, and ideologies as ingredients to create a platform that would be meaningful and enjoyable for myself and anyone who is involved.
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.”
- Albert Einstein
Our work is the largest portion of the web of our lives. By choosing to do work that I’m proud of, life and work can coexist and blend well, allowing for a more efficient, happy, and productive society.
When reconstructing what my dream work/life would look like, I decided on four words to choose to live and work by:
#imagination #curiosity #adventure #empathy
Work can be as meaningful and enjoyable as any moment in life if we choose to push forward with what we believe in. With the support of friends, family members and colleagues, there’s no doubt that this is going to be a great and incredibly successful venture. I will be careful, and thoughtful, and I/we won’t let anything detract from the mission to choose to do good.
Every person I've spent time with has contributed to what I believe in and choose to pursue when I wake up each morning. I owe so much to so many people who have given me tools, taught me skills, fostered my growth, and allowed me the necessary time to be creative. I owe a large portion of who I have become to my previous supervisors and colleagues in 3 long-term positions that I held in marketing at the University of Michigan. They should feel ownership, knowing that they’ve contributed to the good work that we will do.
My close friends, and my family influence my decisions and direction daily. Meria.Agency has been heavily influenced by our interactions and dinner conversations.
I can't leave one of my family members out of this, Violet, the Labrador; Violet keeps me going, living in the moment. She has taught me to always greet with excitement, and to get outside even if I don't really feel like it. She is a daily contribution to the adventure and joy in my life.
I dropped out of high school, I had kids way too early, I never planned on college but then gave it a shot. I took years of community college courses without a direction. I stumbled upon media production, and it was the most fulfilling work I could imagine. Storytelling is powerful; I remember sitting in class at WCC thinking about the power that I had as a storyteller, and getting shivers, knowing that I could use it to do great things. These aren’t skills that anyone is the best at, just different. I know I’m not the best, but I know that my skills will continue to grow, and that with my strong and growing network, there’s NOTHING that I can’t accomplish.
I/we work for progress every single day, believing that each day should be a little easier than the day before, for someone.
Thank you for reading this introduction; my “why.” If you have a story to tell, a business to promote, a product to launch, a mission to share with the world, then please reach out. I’m super excited about this chapter, and I look forward to meeting and working with all of you who aim to do good!
Jesse Meria, Founder & Creative Producer at Meria.Agency
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