who we are
At the Pocket Media Group we believe in story. It’s in our DNA. Whether it’s a photograph, a video, a design or three words in a tag-line, stories deliver. They communicate. They connect. And that’s the point, right? To have your message heard. Let’s talk.
Founder and Creative Director Doug Sadler is an award-winning independent filmmaker (Best New American Film Seattle Int’l Film Festival; Best Director & Best Feature Film Savannah Int’l Film Festival; Best American Film Festroia Int’l Film Festival Spain; Humanitas Award Finalist) and alumnae of the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaking program whose films have shown at festivals worldwide, in US theaters and on the Sundance Channel and Netflix. He has taught narrative filmmaking at Johns Hopkins University and was a filmmaker-in-residence at MICA / Johns Hopkins’ MFA Film program, where he mentored filmmakers and taught directing and narrative film. Educated at Vanderbilt University and the American Film Institute, he specializes in discovering the story behind a mission and crafting creative ways to communicate the complex.
what we do.
Branding • Strategy • Video • Photography • Design • Writing • Animation
It’s simple. You have a story – a project, a message, a mission. Maybe you know exactly what it is and exactly what you want to say. Or maybe it’s hidden under piles of to-do lists. Whatever the case, we help you see it and tell it so it connects. We listen, we ask questions, we share ideas, we refine what you want to say and who you want to reach. And then we deliver, with boldness and creativity. Whatever the medium, whatever the audience, we connect you to the people you most want to reach.
what we've done
what people are saying
“I have been very impressed with the quality and range of work Doug Sadler and PMG have done in support of the mission of the Trust for the National Mall. Ours is a large, national effort … PMG truly listened to what we were trying to say and brought creative ideas to the table that helped elevate our message and effectively target it to different audiences … I would highly recommend them for any communications project.”
– Chip Akridge, Founder and Chairman, Trust for the National Mall
“… Helped me develop our brand identity, tagline, communications strategy and video content … From brand identity to research to strategic consulting they really do it all and very well.”
– Alex Haschen, Founder BOOST Fitness
“A tremendous asset to the promotion of our company’s global branding and marketing message .. PMG brings a very creative and professional approach to all facets of global marketing.”
– David Briggs, President – Papillon Agricultural Company
“Smart and creative … not only a source of good ideas and strategic thinking but also someone who takes the time up front to listen and listen well.”
– Tom Kivett, Managing Director – Kivett & Co. Communications, NYC
“… takes complex and sensitive topics and makes them immediately understandable and appealing in their elegant simplicity … the resulting projects engendered lasting good will from our audiences.”
– Patti Willis, Sr. VP Strategy and Communications, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
“…really “got” the product, our target audience and what we wanted to communicate. In addition, we needed a quick turnaround, which Doug provided for us … a great experience working with Doug and PMG.”
– Melissa Peirano, General Manager, Heartland Campus Solutions
“… a wonderful combination of creative vision and practical reality that can be rare in this industry. He really gets the business and product side of things and is great at turning that into a compelling visual and narrative story.
– Liz McDonnell, Vice President, G&S Communications, NYC
“…the website and the videos are absolutely beautiful, clear, concise, and moving. Your creativity and vision are very much evident here.“
– Jean Wortman, Project Manager, Maryland Humanities Council
“… never have I seen a firm deliver a unanimously pleased executive audience in the first iteration. They listened to our story, and it produced a ‘hit the nail on the head’ experience!”
– Anne Ashley, Senior VP Marketing and Communications
“They have been able to grasp the essence of the technology that we market and effectively communicate it to our target audience. We have been completely satisfied with the creativity in the work and the adherence to some pretty tough deadlines.”
– Tom Haschen, Founder, Papillon Agricultural Company