DISRUPT Media and Weigel Strategic Marketing Announce Alliance

August 5, 2015
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Relationship will provide funeral companies easy access to the best-in-class resources for both digital and traditional marketing.

DISRUPT Media, the leading social media agency, and Weigel Strategic Marketing, the strategy, branding and communications consultancy have announced they have established a strategic relationship. This alliance will build on the strengths of each company for the benefit of organizations throughout the funeral profession.

DISRUPT Media continues to thrive at the intersection of media and technology, while Weigel Strategic Marketing offers an expertise in print media, branding and communications,” said Ryan Thogmartin, President and CEO of DISRUPT Media. “This relationship offers our clients the perfect blend of social media/digital marketing and traditional marketing/communications.”

“Having known Ryan for a number of years and worked together developing marketing programs for several companies, creating this alliance was a no-brainer,” stated Joe Weigel, principal at Weigel Strategic Marketing. “Ryan and I have always proposed to our clients that relying solely on either digital marketing or traditional marketing was short sighted and now we can offer companies a solution that covers all the bases.”

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The marketing landscape is ever evolving, with new digital marketing technologies being launched every day. However, traditional print and broadcast media still have a prominent place in the marketing mix. Finding one marketing resource that offers an expertise in both disciplines is difficult. Conversely, hiring two separate agencies and having them work together can be just as problematic. However, DISRUPT Media and Weigel Strategic Marketing have proven in the past how they can work together effectively to fully integrate the marketing plans for their mutual clients.

“I’m very excited to continue to build on my relationship with DISRUPT Media, which has consistently been a leader in utilizing cutting edge marketing technology, to bring the best possible value to companies in the funeral space,” said Weigel. “This alliance signifies how a next-generation digital media agency can effectively work with a strategic marketing company to meet the ever-evolving needs of funeral service companies with a perfect blend of traditional and digital marketing.”

Thogmartin added, “The only thing that is certain for funeral service marketing is change, which is why we are constantly testing and building new technology innovations that can advance our clients’ business. But there are situations when time-tested marketing solutions like those offered by Weigel Strategic Marketing are the best course of action for our clients.”

About DISRUPT MediaDISRUPT Media is a full service social media management and content agency dedicated to the funeral profession. Started by Ryan Thogmartin, DISRUPT Media provides creative ideas and a simple plan to produce a social media presence that is completely unique for each client. To learn more, call DISRUPT Media at 740.617.0599 or visit the website at www.FUNERALSocial.com.

About Weigel Strategic Marketing: Founded in 2012, Weigel Strategic Marketing is a marketing consulting firm delivering expertise and results to companies in funeral service across three marketing disciplines: strategy, branding and communications. For more information, visit the website at weigelstrategicmarketing.webs.com, email weigelstrategicmarketing@gmail.com or call (317) 608-8914

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
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