Jacie Dunkle Recommends VMV Brands

Posted Jerry Miller Apr 27, 2019

“I currently own three restaurants and I have used VMV Brands for all three. When I approached them to help me advertise Fellini’s #9, I had been open for a number of years and needed a marketing boost. They came in, did an amazing job at getting the ‘word out’ about our new menu items and other promotions we were running. They came and took pictures of our food and highlighted our menu and drink specials. This resulted in an increase in business. I know this because people would ask for the food items that had been featured.

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Testimonial: Andrew Silver, Zocalo Restaurant

Posted Jerry Miller Apr 25, 2019

Here at vmv brands we have had some rewarding and fruitful partnerships over the years. One of the latest has been working with Zocalo Restaurant. Creating a responsive website for them was a joy, and working with Ivan Rekosh and Andrew Silver has been a distinct pleasure.
“We hired vmv brands to design and develop the Zocalo Restaurant website and mobile website. We are thoroughly pleased with the results. Read more

Testimonial: Kari Lillard, Madison Wood Preservers

Posted Jerry Miller Apr 23, 2019

Here at vmv brands we have had some rewarding and fruitful partnerships over the years. One of the latest has been working with Madison Wood Preservers, Inc. Creating a website for them was a joy, and working with Kari Lillard has been a distinct pleasure.
“We are 110% satisfied with the delivery and outcome of our new website designed by vmv brands. Read more

From Hardship To Success, The Miller Organization Celebrates It’s 10-Year Anniversary!

Posted Jerry Miller Jun 4, 2018

We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of my company this past Thursday. I launched the business in 2008 in the midst of an awful economic and real estate depression. I invested my entire life savings to get the business off the ground. Read more

Hamiltons’ Executive Chef Curtis Shaver Squeaks By Fellini’s Executive Chef Chris Humphrey In 13th “Duel Chef Showdown”

Posted Jerry Miller Apr 25, 2018

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes Of The 13th “Duel Chef Showdown!”


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11 Reasons To Enjoy Junction’s Brunch On Easter Sunday In Charlottesville, Virginia!

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 30, 2018

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes With Melissa Close-Hart And Jerry Miller


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Get To Know Chris Humphrey, The Culinary Superstar Who Is The Owner And Executive Chef Of Fellini’s Restaurant!

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 2, 2018


We spotlighted Executive Chef Chris Humphrey of Fellini’s Restaurant in this I Love CVille feature story. Chef Chris advanced to the Final Four of the “Duel Chef Showdown,” where he will face Executive Chef Curtis Shaver of Hamiltons’ At First & Main. Read more

Get To Know Curtis Shaver, Executive Chef Of Hamiltons’ At First & Main, General Manager And Co-Owner Of Peloton Station!

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 28, 2018


We spotlighted Executive Chef Curtis Shaver of Hamiltons’ at First & Main in this I Love CVille feature story. Chef Curtis advanced to the Final Four of the “Duel Chef Showdown,” where he will face culinary superstar Chris Humphrey, the executive chef and owner of Fellini’s. Read more

Let Back 40 Restaurant & Timbercreek Market Cater Your UVA Graduation, Weddings, Easter & Birthday Parties!

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 26, 2018


1. Cater Your Event With Back 40 Restaurant And Timbercreek Market!

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Get Ready For The Westminster Kennel Club Party At Kardinal Hall On Tuesday, February 13th at 8 pm!

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 9, 2018

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Animal Connection


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Melissa Close-Hart Beats Michael Berry In 12th “Duel Chef Showdown”

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 8, 2018


1. On Location And Behind The Scenes Of The 12th “Duel Chef Showdown!”



Junction Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart topped Tastings Executive Chef Michael Berry, 204-96, in the 12th “Duel Chef Showdown” to advance to the Final Four where she will face Tavern & Grocery Executive Chef David Morgan in a clash of epic proportions!

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40 Power Female Business Owners And Executives In Charlottesville, Virginia!

Posted Jerry Miller Jan 25, 2018

1. Stephanie Wells Rhodes, Secretary/Treasurer, Intrastate Pest & Service Co’s.


1218 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Photo: Kaitlyn Becker Johnson
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Jerry Miller Joins Michael Guthrie On His Radio Show On News Radio 1070 WINA!

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 16, 2017

1. On Location & Behind the Scenes With Michael Guthrie On News Radio 1070 WINA


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The Miller Organization Buys Downtown Storefront In Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 19, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Miller Organization LLC added to its real estate portfolio with a storefront purchase on The Charlottesville Downtown Mall, the company announced on Thursday, October 19.
The Miller Organization (TMO) closed a deal with the Joe H. Gieck Trust to purchase its storefront in The Maclin Building, an iconic mixed use building located downtown on Market Street.
“I feel a strong passion and love for Charlottesville, Virginia,” said Jerry Miller, the Chairman and CEO of The Miller Organization. “My businesses are all headquartered on The Downtown Mall because it is the heartbeat of Charlottesville. I will continue to invest into Downtown Charlottesville and do our part to maintain Charlottesville’s reputation as a world-class city.”
The Miller Organization now owns more than 12,300 square feet of commercial and residential real estate across Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA, including more than 6,000 square feet in The Maclin Building.
The Miller Organization is the largest owner in The Maclin Building. Read more

Tucker Yoder Talks Smack, Ready To Battle David Morgan Of Tavern & Grocery

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 6, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Back 40

Wanna know why I love Tucker Yoder?! Watch this video, and you’ll see why! Dude talks smack and backs it up! Read more

17 Reasons To Try Rapture’s Fall Menu!

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 6, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Rapture


2. Rapture has been a staple in Charlottesville for 19 years! With one of the best nightlife scenes around, Rapture is a great spot for food, craft beers, cocktails, dancing, pool and awesome bands! Read more

Animal Connection And Three Notch’d Brewing Company Collaborate On “Big Dog Blonde Ale”

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 4, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Three Notch’d Brewing Company With Special Guests Pattie Boden of Animal Connection and Jerry Miller of I Love CVille!


In partnership with Three Notch’d Brewing Company, Pattie Boden and her store, Animal Connection, are doing a collaboration beer called the “Big Dog Blonde Ale!” Read more

15 Reasons To Try Back 40 Restaurant!

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 2, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Back 40 Restaurant!



2. The inspiration behind Back 40 Restaurant was to expand Timbercreek Market into a locally-sourced dining experience featuring the best possible ingredients at affordable prices! Located in the historic Coca Cola Building, Back 40 Restaurant uses meats and vegetables sourced directly from Timbercreek Farm!

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15 Reasons To Try Iron Paffles & Coffee In Charlottesville!

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 27, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Iron Paffles & Coffee



2. Meet Kathryn Matthews, the owner of Iron Paffles & Coffee! Kathryn greets every customer with a smile. She LOVES Charlottesville and enjoys meeting new people at her restaurant!

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Animal Connection: Pattie’s Tips For Your Pet’s Paw & Nail Care!

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 27, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Animal Connection



1. Keep your pet’s nails short to allow for proper hip and joint alignment.

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Greenberry’s Coffee Celebrates Its 25-Year Anniversary!

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 27, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Greenberry’s Coffee Co!


2. Meet The Owners, Sean and Roxanne Simmons

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My 9 Steps For Building A Brand And Business Across Social Media!

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 27, 2017


Building, growing and managing a social media brand and community is a daunting task. There are so many social platforms available (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, Podcasts, VLogs, etc). Knowing where and how to start is an important aspect for building your brand and business on social media. Read more

Animal Connection: Pattie’s Tips For A Healthy Diet For Your Dog!

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 20, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Animal Connection



I. Meet Pattie Boden

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Humphrey Edges Kelly In “Duel Chef Showdown” Tournament

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 12, 2017


Executive Chef Chris Humphrey of Fellini’s Restaurant edged Executive Chef Christian Kelly of Maya Restaurant, 159-141, in the Elite Eight of the “Duel Chef Showdown” Tournament on Monday, September 11 at Tin Whistle Irish Pub. Read more

I Love CVille Featured Real Estate Listing: 886 Swan Ridge Road

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 7, 2017


Tim Carson’s residential listing in Redfields is our I Love CVille Real Estate, LLC featured listing!
886 Swan Ridge Road is listed at $389,500 and features 2,240 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a fenced in backyard, two car garage and gorgeous custom finishes. Read more

MarieBette Cafe & Bakery, I Love CVille Restaurant Spotlight

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 5, 2017


MarieBette Cafe & Bakery is our “I Love CVille Featured Restaurant!” This Rose Hill Drive restaurant has quickly gained popularity among CVille Foodies thanks to brunch and breakfast dishes like the “Banana Cream Stuffed French Toast Topped With Nutella ($10)” and the “Buttermilk Pancakes Topped With Vanilla & Strawberries ($10.25)!” Read more

Meet Shanice Ragland, CEO, We Are Loyalty Company

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 1, 2017


Connecting with entrepreneurs and learning about their successes, trials and tribulations is one of my favorite aspects of owning an advertising and branding agency (VMV Brands). These entrepreneurs could be business owners who are deep in the game who have been generating tens of millions of dollars in sales per year, or they could be aspiring entrepreneurs who are just launching their businesses. Read more

I Love CVille Featured Real Estate Listing: 1743 Old Brook Road

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 31, 2017

As the owner of I Love CVille Real Estate, LLC, I study the Charlottesville & Central Va commercial & residential real estate markets for many hours per day. I often come across listings that I find appealing, especially for friends & clients. Read more

On Location And Behind The Scenes At BARRE.[D] Studio

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 30, 2017


Hanna Dobbels-McCarthy is an absolute rockstar entrepreneur!! Hanna is the owner and lead instructor of barre.d studio., an awesome studio on Water Street that teaches a form of barre fitness combining strength, balance, a healthy mindset, focus and stretching. Following a few years of developing this instruction, Hanna copyrighted the method and is now teaching it to passionate people who she fondly refers to as “The Barre Tribe!” The barre.[d] method is beneficial for any body type and the workouts are both engaging and challenging. Read more

On Location And Behind The Scenes At Fry’s Spring Station!

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 29, 2017

I love what Prakash R. Kamath​, Ben Thompson​ and Tommy Lasley have done with Fry’s Spring Station​. This team, which also owns Ivy Provisions​ and the recently purchased Shadwells Restaurant​ on Pantops, has done a tremendous job at revamping the Fry’s menu, making it more approachable, affordable and appetizing than ever! Read more

15 Reasons We Love Maya Restaurant In Midtown Charlottesville!

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 22, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Maya Restaurant


Maya Restaurant recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, which is an eternity in the restaurant world. Read more

Hate Does Not Define CVille. Love Defines CVille. Love Will Prevail.

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 15, 2017


Hello, I’m Jerry Miller broadcasting from our offices in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.
I would like to reflect on what I witnessed first-hand on Saturday, August 12 during the violent Alt-Right protests and counter protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Our teams at I Love CVille and at The Miller Organization are headquartered two blocks away from the epicenter of the disheartening destruction at Emancipation Park.
This commentary is not about politics, protests or propagandas.
Instead, this commentary is about people, passion and praise. Read more

Meet Chris Humphrey, Executive Chef & Owner Of Fellini’s Restaurant!

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 9, 2017


After a successful run as executive chef at Rapture Restaurant, Chris Humphrey is now the proud owner and executive chef at Fellini’s, a delicious Italian restaurant that’s become a Charlottesville institution on Market Street. Read more

Meet Christian Kelly, Executive Chef & Co-Owner Of Maya Restaurant!

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 9, 2017


Maya Restaurant Co-Owner and Executive Chef Christian Kelly has established himself as one of the best chefs in Charlottesville, Virginia. Maya Restaurant recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, which is an eternity in the restaurant world. Read more

Meet CEO Ahmad Hawkins (Business Owner, Broadcaster & Mentor)

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 4, 2017


CEO Ahmad Hawkins (aka The Ball Hawk) is one of my favorite people in CVille! Ahmad is a successful sports broadcaster, a passionate mentor of children, a family man and a business owner, whose company ( is booming in the e-commerce and social media spaces. Read more

Meet Jane Colony Mills, The Executive Director Of Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 31, 2017


More than 17% of Charlottesville residents must choose between paying for housing, utilities, transportation, medicine or food to feed their family and children. Read more

Meet Ashley Cherrix of the Ishan Gala Foundation

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 31, 2017


The Ishan Gala Foundation and Ashley Cherrix, the foundation’s Operations/Development Coordinator, are dedicated to providing comfort and support to families impacted by children’s cancer through outreach programs, care packages and financial support. Read more

On Location And Behind The Scenes At Restoration In Crozet!

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 31, 2017


Our CVille Food and Scoutology Charlottesville, Va Teams LOVED touring Restoration, an approachable farm-to-table restaurant located at Old Trail Golf Club. Read more

Bryan Harris And The Arc Of The Piedmont Are Positively Impacting Charlottesville. Here’s How My Team Will Help Them!

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 28, 2017


The Arc of the Piedmont and Bryan Harris, the Director of Development & Community Relations, are tremendously impacting Charlottesville and Central Virginia by ensuring full community inclusion and participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through service and advocacy. Read more

Episode 2 – “My 7 Steps For Starting A Business”

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 21, 2017


The first steps you take when launching your business will determine the winners from the losers, especially if you are entering a competitive or saturated category. Read more

Episode 1 – “Entrepreneurship Is Not A Rockstar Life!”

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 19, 2017


So you’re thinking about launching a business because you’ve watched “Shark Tank,” and you think business ownership is a rockstar’s life that will lead to wealth, freedom and a boss-free lifestyle. Read more

11 Reasons To Bark About Animal Connection!

Posted Jerry Miller Jun 26, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Animal Connection!


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12 Reasons Why We LOVE Greenberrys Coffee Co.!

Posted Jerry Miller Jun 13, 2017

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Greenberry’s Coffee Co.!


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Scott Wagner Chiropractic New Office Grand Opening Video

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 30, 2017

It’s not every day that we get to help create an ad for television. We are very excited to show the ad we wrote and produced for Scott Wagner Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, Charlottesville’s premier chiropractor! We highly recommend you go check out Dr. Scott Wagner’s new state-of-the-art facility!!! Read more

Head To Duck Donuts Of Charlottesville For A Delicious Treat

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 30, 2017

Duck Donuts of Charlottesville is the place to go! Great coffee, friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, and of course delicious donuts! Read more

Relax Your Worries Away At AquaFloat Flotation Center

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 30, 2017

AquaFloat Flotation Center is a Flotation and Wellness Center that offers many ways to relax and take your mind off the stresses of life. They offer Massage and Infrared Sauna, as well as their signature Float Pods that really have to tried out in person! Read more

Delicious Food At Fabio’s NY Style Pizza

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 30, 2017

Fabio’s NY Style Pizza serves a great pizza, but that’s not all they do well! From their out-of-this-world Garlic Knots to an awesome Philly Cheesesteak, there is so much to love about Fabio’s!!! Check out the story at 13 Reasons To Try Fabio’s NY Pizza On High Street In Charlottesville! Read more

Client Spotlight: Sean Singletary

Posted Jerry Miller Jan 9, 2015

Sean SingletaryOur team at VMV Brands recently executed a 360-degree branding and advertising strategy for former UVA & NBA basketball player Sean Singletary. We love projects like this where we are given autonomy to create something special. Read more

VMV Brands Launches Tin Whistle Irish Pub

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 30, 2014

final reverseVMV Brands has really enjoyed bringing Tin Whistle Irish Pub to fruition, from conception to Grand Opening and beyond.


It all started with an idea for a new Irish pub here in Charlottesville. The owners came to us with the idea, and we were off. First came the name, and we brainstormed ideas that would really make this a unique place in town. Read more

The Pleasures Of Advertising!

Posted Jerry Miller Sep 10, 2014

Anja of FIG Bistro & Bar

Anja of FIG Bistro & Bar

There are many joys to working in the advertising business. Among those is the chance to work with some truly dynamic people, getting the chance to shape brands and getting behind the lens to document it all.


In the last few months VMV Brands has been fortunate to work with Charlottesville’s brightest stars. Read more

VMV Brands Purchases Downtown CVille Real Estate

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 14, 2014

CTA Maclin
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – One of Virginia’s best advertising and solutions agencies has found a new headquarters near the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.
VMV Brands – the parent company of uber popular brands: I Love CVille, and CVille Food – purchased commercial space in The Maclin Building on Market Street, the company announced today. Read more

VMV Brands Designs commonwealthSKYBAR Website

Posted Jerry Miller Jun 18, 2014

Commonwealth_Skybar_LogoOur team at VMV Brands has recently designed and developed the website for both the commonwealthSKYBAR and the commonwealthRESERVE. We love digging in on projects like this, especially when we get to work with such a wonderful brand. Read more

VMV Brands Goes Green for VIA!

Posted Jerry Miller Dec 1, 2013

CTA Go Green1VMV Brands has created and organized a notable fundraiser to benefit the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA): “Go Green for VIA!”


Two Charlottesville restaurants are launching a campaign to create new opportunities for adult consumers at the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA). Petit Pois Restaurant and Fleurie Restaurant will donate $1 from every dinner and 50¢ from every lunch served between December 1 and December 31 to VIA’s post-high school program and VIAbility Adult Services. VMV Brands will market and promote the event to drive donations. Read more

Client Spotlight: Sloan Manis Real Estate Partners

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 20, 2013

logoNewOur team at VMV Brands recently executed a 360-degree branding and advertising strategy for Sloan Manis Real Estate Partners. We love projects like this where we are given autonomy to create something special. Read more

The Charlottesville Home Makeover Project Was A Success!

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 1, 2013

CMP Personal 1With The Charlottesville Home Makeover Project now behind us, our team at VMV Brands can now reflect on another successful marketing campaign. This inaugural event spotlighted market leaders in Central Virginia’s housing sector. The Charlottesville Home Makeover Project has also become a new tradition. Today, we are preparing for the Spring, 2014 (Jan. 15 – May 15) version! Read more

CVille Shopping Week Raises Over $2,400 For SPCA

Posted Jerry Miller Aug 18, 2013

Charlottesville’s most distinguished retail owners presented the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA with a donation of over $2,400 from the inaugural CVille Shopping Week, a celebration of stores and boutiques that rallied together to benefit a local charity. The donation has been ear-marked for the CVille/Albemarle SPCA’s dental care program. Read more

The CVille Store: Proud Partners With The SPCA

Posted Jerry Miller May 1, 2013

Our partners at the CVille Store are proud to join with the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The CVille Store will donate $1 per t-shirt sold during the next 90 days (through the end of July) to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. We here, and at The CVille Store, are all dog lovers, so the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA means so much to us! Read more

A Facebook Fan Is Worth $174 Per Year, Research Indicates

Posted Jerry Miller Apr 24, 2013

A Facebook fan is worth $174 per year for your business, researchers say. Your business MUST BE USING this social media platform correctly! Read more

Testimonial: Meg Zakin, One Meatball Place

Posted Jerry Miller Apr 16, 2013

We have enjoyed many rewarding partnerships over the years at vmv brands. One of the latest has been with One Meatball Place, a fantastic new eatery located in Midtown CVille. Read more

Tenacious Threads Re-Branded As The Charlottesville Store

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 22, 2013

At vmv brands, we love creating and executing strategic marketing solutions for our clients so they can quickly grow business revenues. It is such a rush to help our clients post incremental revenue on their balance sheets because we know how hard they are working everyday. Read more

Social Media For Business Is A Necessity.

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 26, 2013

Social media for business is no longer novelty, it’s necessity. Is your business utilizing social media correctly? Read more

Transform Your Customers Into Your Evangelists

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 25, 2013

Don’t underestimate the power of your customers to help boost your business through social media. Social media can easily transform your customers into evangelists for your business. Read more

CVille Restaurant Week raises over $9K for VIA Playground

Posted Jerry Miller Feb 15, 2013

On Monday, February 18, 2013, Charlottesville’s most notable restaurant owners will gather on the playground at the Virginia Institute of Autism school campus to present the school with a check for more than $9,000 and to celebrate the first-ever Charlottesville Restaurant Week organized by local restaurant and business owners. Read more

2013 Charlottesville Restaurant Week Benefits C’Ville Charity

Posted Jerry Miller Jan 10, 2013

If you have followed this blog recently, you may have read that our agency designed, developed & launched a new brand in the tail-end of 2012 – Charlottesville Restaurant Week (online at While this experience has certainly been very labor intensive for our team, we Read more

If Content Is King, Then Conversation Is Queen

Posted Jerry Miller Jan 9, 2013

If content is king, then conversation is queen. Read more

VMV Brands Launches Charlottesville Restaurant Week!

Posted Jerry Miller Dec 21, 2012

We at VMV Brands are excited to be launching Charlottesville Restaurant Week. The hard work and long hours have paid off, the website is up and running and we are moving ahead full tilt. Read more

The Future Of Digital And Social Media

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 16, 2012

On Friday November 30, Mashable will be holding the ‘Mashable Media Summit’ at The TimesCenter in NYC. This summit will be held to discuss the future of this ever-changing world of technology that is Social Media. Among the guests will be speakers from Google, the Financial Times and New York Magazine. Read more

Facebook Strategies For Your Business (First 120 Days)

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 12, 2012

As you begin your journey into optimizing your social media and Facebook footprints, it’s important to set goals and establish an itinerary to drive the most ROI possible to your business. To help you, we have developed and perfected a Facebook strategy cheat-sheet. These tips will immediately help your business optimize its Facebook marketing channel. Read more

Establish These Facebook Foundations For Business Success

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 6, 2012

With more than 1.1 billion people using the platform every month, Facebook marketing is a small business must! Add the emerging mobile marketplace – 610 million people use Facebook on a mobile platform every month – and you can see why Facebook is revolutionizing the small business landscape. Read more

Why Should My Company Use Social Media? Here’s Why!

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 2, 2012

Everyday it seems like I’m asked to describe the true potential of social media and digital marketing when harnessed strategically and consistently by business owners, entrepreneurs, non-profit and government agency executives, real estate agents and other professionals. My ears always perk-up when this conversation arises at tailgate, cocktail parties and charity events. Over time, I formulated a list that I could readily provide. Here is where I am so far: Read more

vmv brands: Free Tool For Calculating Facebook Ad Spend

Posted Jerry Miller Nov 1, 2012

Social media marketing firm Syncapse has come out with a free tool for helping businesses figure out how much to spend on Facebook ads. Read more

vmv brands: Use Facebook Timelines To Optimize Your Brand

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 31, 2012

As a full-service advertising and solutions agency, part of our job is helping our clients grow brand awareness to help capture valuable market-share and drive incremental revenue. One way we maximize brand awareness is through designing and executing an optimized Facebook timeline, specifically the cover photo + profile picture. A sharply designed Facebook cover photo + profile pic will strategically convey your brand’s message, image, product line and philosophies. Read more

vmv brands: Social Media Helping Push Today’s Youth To The Polls

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 30, 2012

Young people today are being reminded now more than ever how important it is to vote. Facebook and other social media platforms have a great deal to do with this because the 18-22 voting demographic sees political messages with increased frequency through its social media network. Read more

VMV Brands President Gives Keynote to Virginia Business Owners

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 29, 2012

Jerry Miller, president of VMV Brands, a full-service advertising and solutions agency based in Charlottesville, VA, was honored to be the Keynote speaker at the 2012 Virginia Business Owners Association banquet held at City Space in downtown Charlottesville. Read more

vmv brands: How Secure Is Your Info On Social Media Platforms?

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 26, 2012

It was recently revealed that a Bulgarian blogger bought a list of over one million Facebook users’ IDs and email addresses… for $5. Read more

vmv brands: Who Ranks Atop the Social Media Food Chain?

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 25, 2012

In a recent survey it’s not hard to guess who came out on top among teens. Facebook beat Twitter by a small margin. The two did considerably better than Google+. Read more

vmv brands: Number of Active Facebook Users Over the Years

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 24, 2012

Facebook says it now has 1.01 billion people using the site each month, consistent with a status update CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a few weeks ago to mark the 1 billion threshold. Read more

vmv brands: Get To Know Our Agency!

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 23, 2012

Our client roster features an array of business partners including an East-Coast powerhouse and many Charlottesville and Richmond-based workhorses that embody the essence of small business success. vmv brands works with everyone from up-and-coming start-ups to well established businesses who need help with optimizing digital and traditional marketing solutions to drive incremental revenues. Read more

vmv brands: Which Social Media Platform Should My Business Use?

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 22, 2012

Many business owners are asking this question as they look into the future of business advertising and how best to promote their brand to a world that is increasingly tech-savvy. Read more

vmv brands: Social Media Horror Stories Start Here

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 19, 2012

As far as social media horror stories are concerned, there are a few gateways that ignite disaster. When managing your personal or business brand, avoid these pitfalls at all cost. Read more

vmv brands: Upcoming Social Media & Digital Marketing Seminars

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 18, 2012

We all had a fantastic time at the ‘Social Media & Digital Marketing 101’ workshop this Tuesday. Thanks go out to our guests, Evan Mook of Suzuki Piano School, Annick Avera Salomon of The Wedding Planner Magazine, Dr. Gretchen Beck & Vanessa Schroeder of Blue Ridge Allergy & Asthma for being such a joy to teach. We’re eagerly awaiting next week’s round of seminars. Read more

VMV brands: Social Media & Digital Marketing seminars

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 17, 2012

We had another extremely successful workshop yesterday and we would like to thank our participants for a wonderful time. They picked up the material quickly and had many insightful questions. Read more

1 Seat Left in VMV’s “Social Media & Digital Marketing 101” Seminar.

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 15, 2012

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We have have had much success with our Social Media & Digital Marketing seminars. Our clients have learned a great deal about maximizing their social media potential using these incredible tools that are entirely free. Read more

VMV brands: Social Media & Digital Marketing 101

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 12, 2012

We had a very successful workshop yesterday. Our three guests- Bridgewater Smith, Deborah C. Benz and Garnett Falls- were attentive and a joy to teach. We hope to have them back soon for the next series of workshops. Read more

VMV brands: VIDEO- Useful Facebook Strategies

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 11, 2012

This informative video explains how you, the business owner, can take full advantage of social media to grow your business and increase your revenue. Read more

VMV brands: Temptations of Social Media & Digital Marketing

Posted Jerry Miller Oct 10, 2012

A recent study in Germany showed that, of all of the impulses that drive our daily lives- eating, drinking, smoking, sex- the temptation to check social media may trump them all. Read more

VMV Brands spotlighted in Virginia business publication

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 16, 2012

Our company was featured by the Charlottesville Daily Progress and its business publication, The Charlottesville Business Journal. Jerry Miller, the president of VMV Brands, was interviewed for the story as well as Jessie James Lynn of Whimsies Kids, one our clients. Read more

Facebook fans are 291% more likely to engage with a brand

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 1, 2012

As a business owner, are you on the fence or uncertain of the “true” value of social media marketing? Well, jump on over it and beeline directly to social media marketing. According to AdAage, Facebook “fans” are 291% MORE LIKELY to engage with a business brand than non-fans. Wow!!! Read more

5 Steps for a Successful QR Code Marketing Campaign

Posted Jerry Miller Jun 28, 2012

While the debate rages on whether QR codes are a passing fad or a marketing phenomenon, those little suckers continue to pop up all over the place. From product packaging to retail signs and even to food, almost any surface in the universe seems fair game for a QR code. Read more

Facebook overhauls insights; Admins Read this!

Posted Jerry Miller Jun 1, 2012

If you are an administrator or page owner on Facebook, then you are likely thinking, “Man, Facebook went through another freakin’ overhaul with their insights!” Well, we know the feeling, too. This time, we are embracing the overhaul with absolutely open arms. The new Facebook insights and metrics will educate and empower admins and page owners. Here’s why: Read more

Learn More About Facebook Analytics

Posted Jerry Miller May 10, 2012

If you’re a successful entrepreneur or business owner, you have likely leveraged Facebook to further your company brand and message, while marketing products or services at the same time. Posting, publishing, commenting is the easy part to Facebook. Tracking your message and brand distribution is the tricky part. Read more

Here’s What Twitter Does Better Than Facebook

Posted Jerry Miller Mar 6, 2012

There is no question that Facebook is still KING when it comes to social media marketing. Across the globe, 800 million people use Facebook for connecting with friends, brands and companies. That’s a tremendous amount of market share. That being said, Twitter and its 200 million users offer awesome potential for marketers, advertisers and businesses. Read more featured by CBS19 TV News

Posted Jerry Miller Jul 6, 2011

One our platforms – – was prominently featured by CBS19 TV on the 6 pm, 10 pm, 11 pm and Sunshine newscasts. Jerry Miller, the president of Virginia Media Ventures, LLC, was spotlighted on camera by CBS19 TV as well as Jenn Finazzo Schneider of Sal’s Caffe Italia, one our clients. Read more