NORMAN — Norman-based company celebrates decade in business
Bramlett & Associates Multimedia, a Norman-based company with roots in the community, is celebrating ten years in business in 2012. The three owners, Colby and Krystyn Bramlett and Leslie Wiggins Christopher, have all called Norman home since childhood and are alumni of Norman High School.
When the LLC was formed in 2002 the owners and some staff officed at the Bramlett’s home in central Norman. As the business grew so did the need for space and the first official office was opened in downtown Norman at 220 E. Main Street.
The Bramletts were high school sweethearts who married shortly after graduation. The young couple moved to Dallas to attend the Art Institute studying photography, design and video and audio production. They returned to Norman to start their family in 1997 and met Christopher shortly thereafter.
“Krystyn and I met while working for our church. We produced videos and printed communication pieces for the church and handled all the advertising as well as the web site,” Christopher said. “We wanted to take our expertise and training in those areas and use it to help other ministry organizations, non-profits and businesses grow.”
Christopher studied psychology at the University of Oklahoma and says she uses her background in that field in her work every day.
“You have to understand how people think in order to move them to buy something from a business or give money to a good cause,” Christopher said. “Psychology really is at the foundation of advertising.”
Today the owners and staff conduct business from their offices in Old Town Plaza at 102 W. Eufaula.
“The industry has changed dramatically in the past decade with the introduction of social media and the continuing advances in technology. We’ve taken it all in stride, learned new skills and kept serving our customers with creativity and professionalism,” Krystyn Bramlett said.
In 2011 the business expanded to include sales and installation of audio, video and lighting equipment.
“This is a field I’ve been in for nearly 20 years,” Colby Bramlett said. “Now we’re merging that expertise with our design and video production capabilities so we can offer a more complete package for our customers. For example, not only can we make a great commercial or promotional video, but our client can display it in their business with professional equipment.”
While their work for local and regional businesses has been the bread and butter for Bramlett & Associates, the company remains passionate about supporting non-profits and ministries. Creating promotional videos and other advertising materials for such organizations as the United Way of Norman, The Cleveland County Family YMCA, Heartline, the Center for Children and Families, East Main Place, Mary Abbott Children’s House, the Sarkeys Foundation and Thunderbird Clubhouse is one way the group lives out its passion.
Further, Colby Bramlett serves on the board of Mary Abbott Children’s House, Krystyn Bramlett is concluding her second term on the East Main Place board and beginning a term with Norman Addiction Information and Counseling, and Christopher serves on the United Way of Norman board and on the Norman Economic Development Coalition board.
Krystyn Bramlett and Christopher serve as co-chairs of Oklahoma City’s Go Red For Women campaign and Christopher also serves on the Day of Caring Committee and on an United Way impact council. The company also participates annually in the Day of Caring.
“Norman has been so good to us, we want to do what we can to give back and make this the best community it can be,” Krystyn Bramlett said.
In addition to the owners, Bramlett & Associates employs a staff of four creative professionals. The company serves a wide range of clients in Norman, central Oklahoma and throughout the state and region.