Vreeland Marketing - Our Story

It seems like yesterday when we started in an attic on Maine Street in Brunswick. We had wonderful clients then – a local bank, a stove company, a family of furniture makers.

More than 35 years later we’ve grown. So have our clients. We’re proud to represent some of the best people (and brands) around, many of whom have been with us for decades. They’re bright. They’re innovative. They bring their best to their work, their customers and us.

We enjoy equally strong relationships with our vendors and our community, supporting the people and organizations that make Maine such a great place to work and live.

We feel lucky indeed. See what we do with great clients.

1972 Midge and Stew meet at Northwestern. They set three goals for themselves. One was to have their own ad agency in Maine.

1978 Our own mad men. Stew & Midge start the agency. This calls for martinis!

1979 Kix Brooks joins Vreeland and writes the coolest jingles. He becomes famous.

1981 We move from the attic in Brunswick to our own building in Yarmouth. Front row seat to the Clam Fest.

1990 Brooks and Dunn take country. Our steerhead logo goes with them.

1996 We design our first site (our own) for the world wide web.

1999 Geek alert! Rich comes aboard as our first full-time web designer.

2001 We move to Forest Falls Drive and take the Studebaker.

2002 See You In Italy web site launches. Stew’s blog does, too. He gets major pick up from The New York Times and global media.

2002 Nice spin: Midge is among the first PR professionals in Maine to receive accreditation (APR).

2003 25 years of great clients and great people. Thank you!

2005 Cheers! Midge wins the prestigious Edward L. Bernays Achievement Award from the Maine Public Relations Council.

2005 We win our first best in show from the Maine Public Relations Council for The Cliff House Resort & Spa. Many top honors later, we capture best in show for Rancourt & Co.

2005 Vreeland Hurricane Relief Party benefits victims of Katrina.

2008 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Vreeland enters the world of social media.

2011 We plant a Cancer Victory Garden at Vreeland and raise funds for the Pink Tulip Project.

2012 We re-designed the Rancourt & Co. web site and created a design-your-own shoe customization tool … ‘millennial’ TV for Bath Savings Institution … and PR that got tremendous pick-up for Efficiency Maine.

2012 Every holiday we remember those in need, this year with a donation to the Yarmouth Food Pantry and Good Shepherd Food Bank.

2013 Our web design for Rancourt & Company shoemakers wins gold at the annual Portland Ad Club Broderson awards. The site also took top honors at the Maine Public Relations Council’s Golden Arrows awards.

2013 Midge and Stew retire after 35 years of creative and strategic leadership in Maine advertising. Rich and Cindy Davies purchase the agency in a transition that maintains the strong values and service Vreeland is known for.

2015 After 14 years at 40 Forest Falls, we move to new digs just down the road at 65 Forest Falls.

2017 We win Brodies for our work for Mechanical Services and Big Apple (CN Brown). Yay!