About

About

Business as unusual for more than 30 years.

Since 1987, "Burgess" has been one of the cornerstones of Maine's advertising profession. We’ve helped launch, brand and grow a mind-boggling number of businesses, in virtually every industry, from insurance and banking, to healthcare and public wellness, to manufacturing, food, biotech and more.

Our owner and CEO, Meredith Strang Burgess, has packed four or five careers into her life so far. She’s assembled an elite team to handle the key tactics that can build your business today:

  • Advertising & marketing strategies
  • Creative concepts, copy, design & production
  • Digital marketing, from web design, to SEO & SEM, to social & email
  • Publicity & public affairs

Our approach has evolved with the quantum leaps in our industry, but our reputation for strategic acumen, quality work and exceptional service remains a beacon above the fray.

 

A strategic partner for a critical time.

As one of the most experienced teams in Maine—with nearly 180 years combined in the business—we’ve guided clients through multiple challenging times, and this year, we’ve had the opportunity to work with clients facing the full range of impacts from the  COVID-19 crisis.

in addition, Meredith has personally been on the front lines of public policy, during three terms in the State Legislator, and now as a member of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee, which is developing specific policy recommendations to stabilize the state’s economy and build a bridge to future prosperity in the wake of the COVID-10 pandemic. She is assigned to the subcommittee responsible for the most challenged business sectors, Hospitality, Tourism, and Retail. 

 

Beyond reopening: growing your business.

The world will be different when we fully emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Now’s the time to explore strategies that will enable your brand and your business to take advantage of the disruption, and flourish.

Call Meredith at (207) 775-5227 to discuss how we can help, using all the tools at our disposal: digital and traditional advertising, public relations, upgrading your website, and more.



Our History


We don’t want to brag, but…

…we’re fortunate to have been recognized through the years for the consistent excellence of our work on for our clients, and our organization itself. 

Our Latest Awards

2020 TELLY AWARD

New England Cancer Specialists—"Roy" TV

2020 BUSINESS-TO-CONSUMER COMMUNICATOR AWARD

New England Cancer Specialists—"Roy" Campaign
(TV, Digital Ads, Website & Print)

Creative & Communications Excellence

Dozens of our print, broadcast and online materials have been honored for their appeal and effectiveness by these Maine-based and national organizations:



BRODERSON AWARDS

Awarded for advertising creativity by Maine’s advertising community.

 



TELLY AWARDS

Honoring excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials, non-broadcast video and TV programs.

 



COMMUNICATOR AWARDS

An international creative competition honoring excellence in communications. awarded by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

 



GOLDEN ARROW AWARDS

Awarded for public relations and communications excellence by the Maine Public Relations Council.

 



HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING AWARDS

Awarded to the nation’s best creative work on behalf of hospitals, physician practices, nonprofit organizations and other healthcare-related clients.

 

Organizational Excellence


BEST PLACES TO WORK
IN MAINE (2011)

#1 in Small Business Category

EAGLE FEATHER
AWARD (2000)

Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility

GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE (1999)

 

View our full list of awards here.

Our Affiliations

We've been linking, liking and friending since before social media was even a thing. To keep up with our industry, your industry and the place we call home, we’ve maintained long relationships with these organizations: