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About Stimulus

An Agency that Does So Much More

Built on Integrity. Driven By Success.

Our History

Founded in 2008, Stimulus advertising was created with the intention of bringing something different to the advertising and marketing community. As the previous marketing Communications Manager for what is now known as Genworth, owner Lynn Kirby envisioned an agency that was not only customer friendly but also able to provide each client with the best advertising and marketing service to their audiences. Providing clients with clear expectations and a shared vision Stimulus has delivered hundreds of campaigns and thousands of ads across a variety of platforms. Using quality tools and focused tactical deployment of resources, Stimulus helps clients get the most out of their budget and increased ROI from media placement.

Beginning the business under the name Axis Creative from 2001 to 2008, Lynn and his team helped a variety of companies and organizations from major insurance companies and manufacturers to small businesses. As the business grew, so did the focus on technology, social media and web design.

The change to Stimulus Advertising was more than just a name change— The business changed for the better, looking to help more people in more areas across the United States and beyond. With clients ranging from Ireland to Washington State, Stimulus has the ability and experience to deliver high-quality advertising campaigns, advanced web technologies and focused marketing solutions that stimulate growth and profitability.

Many companies offer packages of services— Stimulus has always been focused on delivering custom services for each client. These services can't be boxed into a package, but instead are standalone to make sure each customer only pays for the services they actually need. For services like SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Stimulus formulates strategies that meet your goals and put you directly in front of the people you are trying to reach.. When purchasing media we constantly negotiate the best deals often saving clients a considerable amount while receiving more ad placements.

Over the last few years, Stimulus has been able to continue expanding the business and acquiring new clients - mainly by reputation. With over 800 websites launched, we are excited about what the future holds and hope that we can continue to serve Lynchburg, the surrounding areas and other clients across the country.


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Our Experience Speaks for Itself!

With nearly 20 years in the business, we have served many local, regional, national and international clients. That's right, we said international! While we are a "Lynchburg-based" company, our reach goes way further. Our experience covers advertising and marketing functions for industries such as insurance and financial services, banks and credit unions, law firms, manufacturers, nuclear, government and economic development, retail, travel and tourism, communications, furniture, packaging and publishing .... just to name a few.
But enough talking, we would love to show you some of our work!

Why Hire Us?

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 capture 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.

Our Areas of Expertise Include:


  • "Lighthouse" Strategy
  • Cohesive Execution
  • Precision Timing
  • Understanding Distribution Channels
  • Assuming Thought Leadership
  • Attracting Customers


  • Print Advertising
  • Digital/Social Advertising
  • Broadcast Media Creation
  • Integrated Ad Campaigns
  • Ad Production
  • Media Research, Budgeting & Placement


  • Logo Design
  • Brand Creation
  • Brand Documentation
  • Challenger Branding
  • Style Guides

Creative Services

  • Collateral Design
  • Photography
  • Video/Production
  • Packaging Design
  • Direct Mail
  • Signage/Display Design
  • Print Management

Web Development

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Content Management Solutions
  • Responsive Designs
  • eCommerce
  • Intranets/Extranets
  • Secure-Review Online Collaboration
  • Advanced Functionality


  • Title Tags
  • Bounce Rate
  • Meta Description
  • Meta Keywords
  • Organic SEO Results
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC)

Social Media

  • Social Media Strategies
  • Social Media/Website Integration
  • Advertising/Contests/Tactics
  • Social Media Guidelines
  • Social Media Content

Public Relations

  • Press Kits/Releases
  • Biographies/Lookbooks
  • Crisis/Opportunity Management
  • Presentations
  • Website Copy
  • Social Media Management