New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) put fitness on the map in NYC when it first opened its doors in 1973. Now, of course, New Yorkers have more exercise options than NYC has pizza joints. Yet they keep coming back to NYHRC, the original NYC health club, where they feel part of a tight-knit community of health-conscious people in pursuit of fitness and vitality.
At any of NYHRC’s nine Manhattan locations, virtually any fitness need or interest can be met, whether on your own and taking advantage of the well-equipped gym floor, or with the guidance of seasoned group fitness instructors and certified personal trainers.
NYHRC is truly in a class by itself, with amenities you won’t find at many other health clubs, including saltwater pools, squash and racquetball courts, basketball courts, a beach club and a yacht, perfect for beautiful sunset cruises around Manhattan.* (more…)
Just wrote the welcome message for our DiMassimo Goldstein employee Intranet. Thought I’d share:
Welcome to the Growth Agency Network.
If you only remember three words, remember these: EVERY TOUCHPOINT MATTERS
In the center of you there is a double helix of DNA that sets in motion who you become. Clip a fingernail and this same code is there.
In the center of every experience is the truth of the brand. If the reception desk is boring, the brand is boring. If the invoice has no charm, the brand has no charm.
An inspiring receipt. A stylish notepad. A creative collection letter. A box with spots. A one-page owners manual.
Empires have been built on such small things as these.
If it is, it is a part of the brand.
Brand. Driven. Growth. That’s four, five and six. That’s how we do it.
Banner, hang-tag, balloon. Truck to television commercial. If we can do it, we can make it deliver the brand.
Here we tend to these individuals we call brands. We grow and evolve them. And we can tell you what is in the fingernail, before you clip it. (more…)
MediaPost News, By Amy Corr
Pinnacle Entertainment has selected DiMassimo Goldstein as AOR for its L’Auberge branded casinos in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, LA. The agency is charged with developing and implementing an overarching brand strategy and bringing a new campaign to market including advertising, direct, digital, social, design and media planning and buying.
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By Mark DiMassimo Founder and Chief of DIGO.
You can take the elephants and the dinosaurs – I like the Cheetahs.
I’ve spent the better part of my career working closely with leaders of innovative, fast-growing midsized organizations. I’ve coined a term for these leaders and their companies – I call them “Cheetahs.”
It is a privilege to be able to work intimately with these visionaries. Every working day is like going to the school of my dreams. As a young man living in Paris in the 1920s, (more…)
Agencies should spend a lot of time coming up with ideas for clients.
It’s a simple thing, but the wall of information we all deal with can get in the way. That’s why, at DIGO, our most productive days tend to be Offlining Days.
What is Offlining? It’s a campaign we created in response to our growing attachment to devices, to encourage people to spend a little less time looking at screens and a little more time paying attention to the people in front of them.
This Friday, we’ll practice what we preach and take the entire agency offline from 10:30. Everyone in the office will put down (more…)
The Middle Market. We love it. Agencies seem to all dream the same dream. Do some great work for smaller clients and then win a bigger client, and perhaps another until you are huge enough to sell out, if you haven’t already. Just another scheme for using (more…)
Here at DIGO, we have a secret.
Some of us were working on interaction design before there was an Internet.
Some of us cut our teeth designing interactive programs — such as Ford’s first (more…)
Today, scores of former agencies are dropping the “agency” moniker. Where does DIGO stand? As usual, we’re going to give it to you straight.
If by “agency” you mean one of those traditional, hidebound, pretentious, print, radio and tv factories, with initials on the door, drawn from the names of dead white men, massive overhead, executive committees, public stock, analyst meetings, acquisition funds, full-time novelists with ten-year separation agreements, “integration” by acquisition, A-Team for pitches, B-team for clients, C-team for clients spending less than $100 million, trainees for you, bill by the hour and commissions too, “creative” timesheets, “well it’s your fault because you changed the brief,” If that’s what you mean by agency, then DIGO is definitely not an agency. (more…)