Hello, I’m Drew.
I’m the founder of DFurtMedi,a and love creating visual stories. While a bit nerdy, I also enjoy developing better communication methods for the right people.
I specialize in supporting nonprofit and educational organizations to build better communication models, including developing engaging social media campaigns, paid advertising, and digital communication and marketing strategies.
I grew up and currently still live in Massachusetts’ Southcoast. Across New England, this area’s reputation suffers negatively as crime rates, poverty, and corruption grip the Southcoast’s headlines.
News stations and newspapers love coming to Fall River and New Bedford, Massachusetts when unfortunate events occur. Yet, those same reporters never come to this area when something unique happens.
Media’s Changing Landscape
I began to notice a seismic shift in the local media industry. National media conglomerates purchased most of the local, independent-run media companies.
The result to the area? Massive layoffs and reduced local coverage. The stories that were once told by local media companies ceased to exist.
Imagine being a nonprofit or educational organization doing amazing things for your community, but no one is telling your story?
There’s got to be a better way to communicate with the world, right?
I knew I had to become the positive change I wanted to see in this world
My career started in local television news at Rhode Island’s legendary television station, WJAR, NBC10 TV. I spent most of my days driving to New England communities and broadcasting the horrific stories of the day. Fires, shootings, bombings, fatal accidents, and blizzards.
Rarely the stories I covered feature anything positive.
I never felt fulfilled working in TV news. Time didn’t allow us to craft beautiful and engaging content, and rarely did it feel like our work helped anyone.
I set off on a journey to replicate my news experience, but instead produce high-quality content that actually helped people.
I have always been a cheerleader for the underdog, especially the Southcoast people and organizations that don’t get enough love.
Many nonprofits and educational organizations do amazing work for our community, and often don’t have the means to fully tell their story.
I aim to support those organizations that create high-quality film and video content, and developing improved communication structures including websites, newsletters, and social media.
My work has been seen locally, regionally, and globally and has achieved awards, including New England Emmy Awards, Associated Press Awards, and Film Festival Awards.
Helping People Achieve Their Goals.
I’m here to help lead that cultural change by providing access and training for high-quality content production and streamlining communication strategies.
I am so excited about the future stories we can create!