2530 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
It’s not enough to create something and set it free. Your brand is an organic, living thing. Your message needs to reflect its growth through the use of new media and old; through print or professional video, through arresting web design or interactive social media presence.We love telling your story in inventive and ingenious ways. We do this for one reason: to engage your clients as partners in the success of your business.
We’re the children of interactive content, social media, and immediate gratification. We would rather click “play” when given the choice. So would your customers. We use technology to tell your stories, and then we get your customers to play along.
And we still do everything in-house.
From Graphic Designers to Programmers; Social Media Strategists to HD Videographers; Copywriters to Bloggers; Print Placement to Media Buys; our team strategizes around the table, every day.
Details are our thing. We don’t miss an error because of time zones. We don’t ship your content overseas. We’re here and connected to the same networks that you are.
Get to know our team.
Vice President and Producer
As the founding Vice President and Producer, Cara keeps the trains running. A vocal advocate for local businesses, she directs content, turnkey marketing, and advertising solutions for our variety of clients.
Cara has a strong background in sales, leadership, and team building, and has an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit. She was a founding partner in Glass & Powder Boardshop, and helped grow that startup from a single storefront to an almost $3 million business. She has been honored with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce “Impact Award," the Watersports Industry Association "Dealer of the Year," the Small Business Administration "Entrepreneur of the Year," the Virginia Lawyer's Weekly "Influential Women of Virginia," and was named the National Association of Women Business Owners' “Rising Star."
Prior to launching her own businesses, she supervised hiring and training at several corporate and private restaurants and studied at Florida Atlantic University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
A talented cook and devoted mother, she shares a passion for music and “Cara Pot Pie” with her husband, Scott, and hopes to one day swap recipes with Chris Cornell.
Graphic Designer & Media Strategist
Graphic Designer & Media Strategist Bio Coming Soon!
After a lengthy tour managing burgers and beers, Chris left his career in hospitality to chase his dream of big words. As head copy-monkey and content manager, he creates and is editor for the various blogs, newsletters and articles produced at Rocket Pop Media.
A former test-driver for Lawn Boy, Chris received higher education in Maryland (go Terps!) and was accepted into the prestigious Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Winter Park, Florida.
A mediocre bassist, average drummer, and kickin’ country & blues harmonica player, he can often be found chasing trains with his son, The Spud. He’s a tater tot.
Graphic/Web Designer & Brand Strategist
After several years as a globe-trotter and West Virginia Mountaineer, Texas-born Mallory Bracken found a home in Richmond and a work-home with us. It was at WVU that she developed her love of storytelling through visuals. As our videographer, she gets to go on all of the cool field trips, and then retreats to our Man Cave to edit & polish her work. When not here, she's busy petting other people's dogs, seeing how many days she can go without driving, and planning her next world-spanning trip.
President & Executive Producer
Scott started in marketing, but quickly acquired a taste for his own ventures. In addition to working with Ziff-Davis, he has launched his own companies, bands, and has won awards for his retail businesses.
In 2001, he founded Rocket Pop Media as a vehicle for video and advertising, for his own company and other Richmond businesses. Over a decade later, the company has grown to incorporate all forms of interactive advertising, linking web, mobile apps, video, and social media campaigns for local, regional, and national clients. Video has remained a key component, but Rocket Pop Media is now much, much more…and still his baby.
Scott is a frequently requested speaker, addressing groups about topics ranging from social media, marketing, leveraging video, to personal challenges and small businesses. He loves working with his wife, Cara, and raising his son as a “city kid”. When not at the office, he can be found roaming Richmond’s Museum District. He has an obsession for technology, social media, and Apple products, and hopes to one day play guitar for Scarlett Johansson.
Meet Tim. Tim is a jack-of-all trades. After graduating from VCU with a degree in Communication, Arts & Design, Tim became the first general manager of Scott and Cara’s board shop, Glass & Powder. He then took his degree to jewelry manufacturer Hoover & Strong, where he designed ads, newsletters, and catalogs. He then moved on to Richmond’s The Martin Agency, where he worked for clients like UPS, Coca-Cola, Geico, and Nick at Night. A career change brought him to marketing and sales at Red Bull, where he developed wings. After throwing himself out of several perfectly good airplanes, he explored a passion for cooking, becoming a highly acclaimed and awarded Richmond-area chef. While his wife is a solid Yankees fan, the Boston-born and raised Tim is forever a Red Sox man. Together, they brought into the world their son, AJ. AJ calls Tim “Big Papi.” Tim is once again embracing graphic design and art, helping our clients create engaging and entertaining visuals and advertising products. And he occasionally still cooks – for us. We like Tim.
Zach is our resident jack-of-all-trades and master of at least one or two of them. With an ever changing lineup of Brand Strategy, SEO, Design, Social Media Management, and photography, we keep him on his toes. His background of sales & marketing in the music industry comes in handy not only with clients but also in keeping up the office musician quota. Out of the office you’ll catch him riding bikes, playing in a few bands, and taking apart motorcycles & pinball machines (hopefully putting them back together again).
Who We Are
Web. Video. Social Media . It’s what we do as Richmond’s boutique creative agency and production shop. Rocket Pop Media is where web development, internet marketing, social media, and an advertising agency collide.
Our clients appreciate us because we’re nimble and we stay ahead of shifting trends. Your business is organic and constantly evolving. It’s critical that your creative strategy reflect where your market is going, not where it is today. After all, being ahead of the wave is the only way to catch the wave. We’re really good at catching waves.
We don’t do it for awards or recognition. Tightly wound and deeply proficient, we get our kicks by engaging your customers as partners in the success of your business. Our reward is seeing you achieve your goals.
Climb aboard and check us out. Rocket Pop Media.