Speaking engagements include Keene State on Sept. 30th and at ITVFest on Oct. 7th
Brattleboro, VT – Luke Stafford, founder and Chief of Mondo Mediaworks, Inc., a full service digital marketing agency based in Vermont, will be speaking at the Regional Issue Series and the International Television and Film Festival in the upcoming weeks. Both events will be held in the Vermont and New Hampshire areas and will focus on regional economic and creative growth.
Stafford has long been an advocate for the economic and creative development in the Brattleboro community. His company’s mission is dedicated to supporting this initiative and outlines his team’s plan for strategic, long-term economic growth of Mondo’s hometown of Brattleboro and the state of Vermont.
“Part of what’s so exciting about Mondo is our involvement in the movement towards a socially responsible and creative environment, both outside of the office and within it. My team is encouraged to do their part in making the community what they want it to be. We’re creatives; we want to share our ideas and motivate other small businesses and individuals who have the potential to create something amazing within our community to go do it,” explained Stafford.
On September 30, Stafford will join Kent Devereaux of NH Institute of Art and a panel of regionally-based creative leaders at the Regional Issue Series – Arts, Culture, & the Monadnock Region’s Creative Economy. The session, to be hosted by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and held at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, will feature a discussion on growth opportunities of the creative economy in southeast Vermont and southwest New Hampshire.
Stafford, whose early career centered around film production and whose company has an award winning video production department, has also been asked by the Independent Television and Film Festival (ITVFest) to speak at its annual showcase on October 7, in Dover, Vermont. This year’s theme focuses on ways to build Vermont’s production base for on-screen entertainment and identify specific opportunities for Vermont to compete in the global market for talent in the digital space.
“I’m excited to be joining visionary Vermont creatives on these two panels. There are a lot of us in the area that have a common goal of making our town a more thriving place to work and live, and I’m always up to fulfil my part in the journey.”
About Luke Stafford
Luke Stafford owns Mondo Mediaworks, Inc., a digital marketing agency specializing in content development for the web. His love for Vermont began on a snowboarding trip to Stratton as a kid. He later earned a BA in Journalism at Saint Michael’s College. After landing in Brattleboro with his wife, an artist, he worked in the marketing department at Mount Snow until 2009. He then founded Mondo, and in the six years since it has grown into a 17-person shop. The company’s Values Statement is to build its surrounding community through economic development. Stafford also sits on the board of SeVEDS (Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies).
Photo: R.T. Hamilton via Founder Focus