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Choose Our Virginia Advertising AgencyStimulate: To invigorate, energize; to cause action, excite; to create a response; respond and even to restart.

We first opened our doors in fall of 2008 in historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia...and yes — We went into business during a recession and so far business has been fantastic!  Our business focus is and always will be to provide top quality design, advertising, web site design and marketing solutions that are both affordable and successful.

Stimulus brings together a unique group of talented marketing, design and communication professionals and contractors who focus on delivering top creative branding, marketing, communications and web design.

Going on 15 years in the business, we have served many local, regional, national and international clients. That's right, we said international! Although we are "Lynchburg-based," our reach goes pretty far. Our experience covers advertising and marketing functions for industries such as insurance and financial services, banks and credit unions, manufacturers, nuclear, government and economic development, retail, travel and tourism, communications, furniture, packaging and publishing .... just to name a few.

Stimulus provides the power, expertise and energy to drive compelling brand experiences and generate new business and new customers. Stimulus believes inspired ideas and effective execution should be sewn together for maximum effect. Creating and refining opportunities for you and your organization with our world-class design team and developing visual and verbal elements that captures your brand’s positioning is what sets us apart from the others. By consistently delivering a compelling message across multiple channels and media, Stimulus creates a solid platform for growth.


Core Competencies:


Brand & Identity:

This is the creation of the brand’s visual and verbal identity. It includes the creative development of core visual and verbal elements such as name, trademark, brand voice, and brand aesthetics.


It begins by clearly defining the objectives, gathering what we know and documenting the goals and shaping the vision. We then partner with clients to optimize brands and articulate a core position that supports overall business objectives.

Brand Analysis - The assessment of category, competitive, consumer, and brand data to uncover areas of opportunity for the brand that meet specific business objectives.


  • Brand Analysis
  • Consumer Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Brand and Consumer Research
  • Brand Articulation -The robust articulation of the brand idea, driven from consumer insights, that thoroughly captures the competitive advantage of the brand and its intended meaning in the hearts and minds of the consumers.

Deliverables can also include all or a mix of these activities:

  • Creating a Brand Strategy
  • Defining the Customer(s)
  • Core Brand Infrastructure
  • Naming and Nomenclature
  • Brand Standards
  • Ideation and Exploration
  • Identity Development
  • Key Communication Visuals
  • Brand Style and Character
  • Market Research
  • Design System Guidelines
  • Packaging & System Design
  • Integrated Communications
  • Multi-Tier Systems
  • Future System Visioning
  • Environmental Branding
  • Print Collateral Design
  • Structural & Environmental Design
  • Brand Deployment & Launch
  • Production



The thorough and all-inclusive process of creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging information, valuable to customers. Our marketing strategies are designed to define the needs of our clients, satisfy those needs, while exceeding their expectations in quality and service.

Our Marketing components include the following:



The carefully considered and planned method of delivering the right message to the right audience in the most effective way. Our designs have been proven to command attention, communicate clearly and consistently deliver brand recognition across all media.

Advertising can include any of these:


Web Design:

The development of individual, modern and targeted web site designs that demand strong online positions. We construct our web sites to best suit the needs of our clients and their customers— crafting websites that are both easy and effective to use. Using the best technology and software, we are positive that we can create a lasting website for your company. Digital marketing has become huge in the last two years and shows no signs of slowing down in the near future. Find out more under the "Web Design" tab where you can see our live web site portfolio, some "before & after" web site transformations and details on web hosting, web domain registration, our website content management system and more.

Support Services – We provide the necessary tools needed to take your business to the next level in the marketing and advertising world. You need to get your name out there and we have the means by which to do so. A user-friendly, visually appealing website is just the start to making your business great.

Stimulus provides the following support resources:

Give us a call at 434-455-7188 or fill out the form on the "Contact Page" and we will have one of our project managers contact you as soon as possible.


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Experience + Passion + Creativity

About Our Agency

Our Business is Helping Yours Grow

Stimulus is an experienced digital media advertising agency, delivering top tier creative solutions for all media. We deliver strategic solutions that meet the needs of your brand. We’re uniquely qualified to do whatever it takes. Our experience speaks volumes, and our results speak for themselves. Let us help discover new audiences, build marketshare, maximize media strategies and grow your brand equity. Our advanced web design, search engine optimization, social media and marketing services will help your brand discover new growth and success. Our agency is well versed in traditional media such as broadcast, outdoor, print, direct mail and others. Let's talk! 


Creativity and innovation from one Ad Agency that can build your brand with all media. New digital platforms, Search Engine Optimization, a great user experience and social media marketing are critical components to winning customers.

Simple Facts:


Facebook Users

The percentage of Facebook users in the U.S. is a media outlet you cannot ignore. Facebook advertising offers new challenges but we can show you effective ways to maximize your social media presence.


Smart Phone Users in the U.S.

Is your web site mobile? Can your business be found?
How is your online reputation?


Tablet Shoppers

People are researching, locating, comparing prices and buying online with their tablet.

Creativity that brings you value

Our services

Projects that lead to action
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    Building brand equity for your organization, Stimulus Advertising has the capability to build your brand and reach your target audience.

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    Web Design

    Creating responsive and mobile friendly websites for businesses, organizations and individuals. Whether you need a complete redesign or a simple update, our team's vast experience is well equipped to serve all your website needs.  

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    Attracting customers, Stimulus Advertising is your one stop shop for all your marketing and advertising needs on the East Coast.

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    The right message to the right customer. Stimulus Advertising thoroughly researches your customers to provide the most value for your advertising placement

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    Stimulus Advertising offers a wide variety of print and publication design services. Our prepress experience assures you of an excellent product hot off the presses.

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    Social Media

    Integrating social media platforms into your website is vital to customer awareness. From twitter updates to blogging to search engine optimization, Stimulus Advertising is prepared to cover any of your social media needs.

Website Designs

Mobile ready websites custom built for all your creative ideas.

Brand & Identity

Brand, Logo and Package Design built for you


Experienced staff are available to assist with any type of query.

Video Production

Custom video is available through our creative team.

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What We Do?

and we're proud

We have put together the best of our experience, the best of our talents and this is the result. Every time we make a plan we put in discussion to arrive at an excellent design.


“Everything you can imagine is real.”

Pablo Picasso

Who are we anyway?

Our Team

Fast & Furious

Experience is important and we have plenty— but we also have a culture of change and exploration. Finding new ways - Staying ahead of technology - Rethinking what we did last month. That is what makes Stimulus different from other advertising agencies and web design firms.

Lynn Kirby

President - Founder

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Benton Evans

Operations Manager


Mark Landis

Business Development Manager

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Alex Dobrin

Manager: IT | WEB | Extension Developer

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Nick Kirby

Billing / Web Support

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Debbie Kirby

General Accounting

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Our company attaches great importance to the numbers. It's our way to success

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Happy Clients


Years in Business


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Web Sites Launched

The most important thing

Your Feedback

We like making people smile

At Stimulus Advertising we put a high value on our client relationships.  We are strong believers in having clear expectations and a shared vision with all of our clients.

  • What our customer's say about our virginia advertising agency

    Craig Millner -  Vice President Perry Pools

    Stimulus Advertising has been managing Perry Pools, Inc’s marketing campaigns for the last several years. Lynn Kirby and his staff do a phenomenal job and really get it when it comes to targeting your customer base in today’s challenging world of marketing. I have been highly impressed with the results we receive, be it by traditional media, web design or by today’s social media types. I highly recommend Stimulus Advertising, you will see favorable results!!!

    Perry Pools

  • Web Design Services from Our Virginia Advertising Agency

    Peter G.

    Stimulus is very responsive and caring. They took the design of my web site very personally. They offered strong ideas but allowed my vision to take precedence. In the end the site reflects our company’s values and the products we sell exactly as we want them to.


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    Brandon Farmer - EVP & Senior Operations Officer

    Stimulus Advertising has provided Bank of the James with advanced web-based technology allowing our teams to conduct ongoing collaborations without conducting traditional meetings. The technological expertise Lynn and his staff bring to the table has provided us with numerous efficiencies and made us more effective in our daily activities. I highly recommend working Stimulus Advertising to help your company find more efficiencies in using the latest in web based technology.

    Bank of the James

Our experience has included many top brands and a wide array of projects:

The right experience...The right partner.

We offer

Integrated Social Media and eMail Campaigns

Solutions for everyone

Inbound marketing is more than a buzz word to us. Our strategies target consumers in new ways that mean better conversions and validated web traffic.  We use Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and twitter in conjunction with ad purchasing to make sure your message reaches its target audience. We also employ a host of traditional marketing services and promotions to better serve your business needs.


Using the latest in web design technology, our goal is to deliver an enhanced online user experience— Optimizing mobile platforms and providing bridges to advanced technology solutions:

If the solution doesn't exist, we will build it!



Call from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 U.S. EST


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434-455-7188 • 1000 Jefferson Street, Unit 2B, Lynchburg, VA 24504
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