Rains | Birchard Marketing
Meet your new marketing department
Owner & General Manager
Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University in Marketing and Advertisement Management. His entire professional career has been spent working for Portland advertising and marketing firms.
In 2002, he joined Rains Marketing as an Account Executive. Matt has been instrumental in helping the agency’s clients find solutions to marketing challenges through the implementation of strategy and tactics based upon sound theory and measurable creative executions.
Since assuming the role of General Manager and becoming a partner in the agency, the firm’s name was changed to reflect Matt’s leadership role. Matt is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency along with new business development though he continues to work with select agency accounts.
Matt is happily married, a recent father and resides on the East side of Portland.
Something Interesting:I love Craigslist. I also enjoy RVing with my wife, son and two dogs.
Owner & Creative Director
Jon literally grew up in the business and was instrumental in bringing Rains | Birchard Marketing through the transition from a traditional advertising agency into an electronic marketing firm. Jon continues to lead the agency’s creative team with his passion for new ideas, new technology and innovative techniques. Jon is our innovator, always willing to invest the time and effort to try a new technique, piece of software or creative solution to an existing problem.
He is always striving to give a client’s project the little something extra that will make it stand out or better fulfill the project objectives. Jon is a frequent sight at client offices interacting with management teams, discussing current and future projects, and suggesting the “wouldn’t it be cool if…” ideas that have helped define our marketing.
Duct Tape andGive me a problem and list of things to work with and I will give you a solution. Sometimes all it takes is a different perspective and some out of the box thinking.
Graphic Designer & SEO Guru
Natalie McGuire is an award-winning Graphic Designer, search engine optimization (SEO) guru, and a Portland native. Since graduating from Portland State University’s Graphic Design program in 2004, she has worked for Fresh Cup Magazine, Northwest Natural Products, freelanced for countless small businesses and volunteered her design skills for local non-profit organizations. Her work runs the gamut of concept-driven editorial spreads to visually arresting ad campaigns.
In her spare time she has been known to dig through others’ garbage cans in order to rescue recyclables, and can turn 12 shades of red when sunburned. She enjoys eating an embarrassing amount of ice cream, dressing up as Rainbow Brite and tallying up the days that she remains band-aid free.
My Six-Word Memoir:Wouldn't it be funny if we...
Business & Web Development
Brad Hogan is our in-house Web Developer. Shortly after he graduated college with a bachelor’s in Business Management in 2006, he became interested in the web. Starting off with PHP and MySQL, he gradually fumbled through Dreamweaver and PHP tutorials, and eventually created a project that would become his first start-up attempt, UrbHub.com. He’s worked at other up-and-coming interactive agencies, such as TheLoudFew (recently acquired by Moosylvania) where he started to fine tune his development skills as well as learned a great deal about social media management and search engine marketing strategies.
Skillz 2 Pay Billz:I can do a triple backflip without ever leaving the ground. You missed it.