Chris A. Costa, Creative Director

Chris A. Costa, Creative Director

MEET CHRIS:

First of all, thank you for visiting our site!  I hope you find the information we've shared valuable. If not, my team and I are always open to your feedback and suggestions. 

Before Christopher August, I worked for some pretty recognizable media companies and had several opportunities that left me feeling grateful for all the knowledge and experience they gave me. Towards the last year of my tenure with those companies I always felt I could offer my clients more: more transparency, more information, and better overall customer service. Working for larger organizations can be challenging as you want what's best for your company as well as your clients. No matter how hard I tried, I never found that balance.  Even when we were wrong, the philosophy “the customer is always right” never applied. Mistakes can be forgiven – we all make mistakes from time to time; however, it is important to acknowledge a mistake when you make it. This recognition provides you with the opportunity to learn from your mistake. Long story short, my hands were tied and my ability to service clients the right way (what I felt was the right way), didn't matter to my employers.  I couldn't continue to operate in that fashion so I found a solution - Christopher August (August is my middle name).    

Now, I have 100 percent control over the operations and how we take care of clients/customers.  My passion, and something I learned from my job in college at Baesler's Market a locally owned grocery store, is "the customer is always is right!"  I remember watching the owner interact with his customers – every day he would go above and beyond for them. That experience taught me the value of maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships and instilled in me a purpose to serve customers and clients the right way. As Christopher August continues to grow, my goals are simple....Be upfront with your clients, deliver results, and most importantly - provide excellent customer service. 

Founder, Chris A. Costa 

 

 Mike Monaghan, Operations Director

Mike Monaghan, Operations Director

Meet Mike:

Before I came to Christopher August I spent the last 10 plus years in the food industry. Working mainly in grocery stores and food service. I’ve worked every position from bag boy, clerk, produce buyer, to general manager and no matter what position I was in the number one goal was always taking care of the customer.  Although digital marketing and grocery aren’t usually paired in the same category, for me…it’s all the same. At the end of the day, you need to be honest with your customers, give them a great experience, and deliver on your word. I’m fortunate that I found a company that follows the same values!    

When I’m not creating content, going through budgets, or strategizing with clients I like to hang out with my wife Emily and our newborn baby girl Everly.  Between the two of them, they keep me pretty busy, but if I do get free time I also enjoy outdoor activities like running, biking, Hurling, and drinking a nice IPA on my back porch.