Proud Digital Media
(844) 90-PROUD (77683) Fax (866) 380-6337
Owner/Publisher… Gary W. Lawson, DPA
Starting in Pomona, California in late 2015, University Marketing Professor, Dr. Gary Lawson, developed the nation’s first local, city-based, integrated digital media network. In less than a year, Pomona Proud included 14 digital platforms that reached 60,000+ people on their phones, computers and mobile devices. Using this local city digital network, Dr. Lawson created an inexpensive, effective method to accentuate the positive; provide relevant local information; increase local pride; promote shopping local and in general, help make Pomona a better place to live, work and visit.
Using Pomona Proud as a template, a new corporation was formed, Proud Digital Media, that would start local digital media networks in 57 cities throughout the U.S. with 35 of the cities located in California. At minimum, each city digital network will include three websites: (1) local business promotion; (2 local events & information; (3) local deals & coupons. In addition to the three websites, each city digital network, at minimum, includes the following digital platforms: (1) Facebook; (2) Instagram: (3) Pinterest: (4) YouTube; (5) Itunes; (6) SnapChat; (7) Google+; and (8) Twitter.
Now, every local platform has started to grow on its own Thus, every City network is expanding, and as a nationwide company, Proud Digital Media is growing exponentially. This new marketing and information system makes the cost of advertising and promotion affordable for the smallest of businesses. The social, mobile and local (SoMoLo) system of marketing and communication that started in Pomona will soon become the preferred method for all businesses and organizations throughout the U.S. to reach their target market.