THE SHORT LIST: PROFILE
Gate 39 Media
Year Agency Founded: 2001
An Independent Agency
Shane Stiles, President
Financial Marketing, Branding, Business-to-Business,
Business-to-Consumer, Content Services, Creative, Design,
Digital Marketing, Direct Mail, Direct Response, SEO & Strategy
Full time employees: 12
100% Financial clients by billing
100% financial clients by roster
Current financial/insurance clients: BarclayHedge, Wedbush Securities, R.J. O'Brien, Kluis Commodity Advisors, Wedbush Futures
Financial/insurance clients within the past three years: R.J. O'Brien, Wedbush Securities,
Rosenthal Collins Group, L.L.C.
AGENCY VALUE PROPOSITION
Gate 39 Media provides service financial marketing services, including website design and development, lead generating marketing campaigns, and advanced applications and technology solutions that keep financial industry clients competitive. Our entire team draws upon their experience working on projects within the financial industry to deliver superior financial marketing services.
ABOUT THIS AGENCY
Our breadth of expertise, paired with our deep knowledge of the futures and financial industry, means that we deliver integrated solutions designed for maximum impact. From professional websites designed with on-point messaging, to measurable lead-generating campaigns, to content marketing that positions financial firms as an industry thought leader, we’re a one-stop partner for all your financial marketing needs. As active supporters of the financial industry, we stay in tune to the changing needs of the financial industry, evolving our services to meet these needs. We are members of the Financial Communications Society, The Asset Management Marketing Association (PAICR), National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA), Hedge Fund Networking, Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) and A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO). Additionally, we are active sponsors and coordinators of numerous yearly industry events.
AGENCY INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL MARKETING
Gate 39 Media has raised the profiles of dozens of financial industry firms, agricultural hedging and brokerage firms, RIAs, funds, and more through a holistic approach. One example of this full-featured service was for Wedbush Securities, which not only required a full website redesign and development, but subsequent arms of the Wedbush business were incrementally raised and redesigned to maintain an optimal level of usability and user experience across multiple brand extensions, including the websites and advanced technology development (apps and portals) for Wedbush Futures, Kluis Commodity Advisors, and efutures – the retail trading division.
Gate 39 Media provides superior website design and execution, which essentially leads to a cascading need for optimized front-end and back-end usability improvements. Gate 39 Media provides an excellent experience for firms seeking to raise their profiles across the board.
AGENCY CASE STUDIES
A service that Gate 39 Media provides to fund clients and asset managers seeking to raise AUM is the design and development of professional pitchbooks. A hedge fund pitchbook is a key marketing tool used by funds, money managers, wealth managers, and CTAs which highlights the unique value of their investment program to prospective clients and investors. A pitchbook elegantly provides an overview and analysis of a program strategy and performance and provides insight into the expertise of the strategy’s principals. An example of a successful pitchbook project was created for Carl Rothenbacher of Red River Capital. Carl said “I needed a pitchbook created on short notice for an upcoming conference. I turned to Gate 39 Media because they came well recommended. They got the pitchbook done, and it looked great! In fact, one client even said it looked like a pitchbook from a billion-dollar hedge fund!”
Gate 39 Media provides custom content marketing services as part of the ongoing marketing strategy of retainer clients. We help create, distribute, and promote content to help engage prospects and generate leads. Using research and industry insight we implement, monitor, report on, and adjust a mix of tactics to generate the most leads for your business. The marketing strategy is the foundation of a long-term (and measurable) inbound marketing methodology. Gate 39 Media has many logged examples of successful campaigns for marketing clients. One of our futures trading brokerage firm clients has realized a steadily increasing number of trading platform demo requests (averaging 450 per month) over the past few years with help from Gate 39 Media’s consistent marketing services. Our cumulative efforts are measured and reported on monthly, so the transparency of our services fully reveals our effectiveness in implementing customized marketing tactics and plans for our financial clients.