About Us

Welcome to the Modern Marketing Future!

A little about us: We emphasize innovative marketing solutions to keep you on the
cutting edge of digital trends that provide results to your bottom line.

A Manifesto

For years “Marketing and Advertising” meant spending lots of money on a graphic layout or commercial shoot, and then heap even more money into the ad buy you hoped reached your audience. No metric to measure your return? Nah, just trust it!

With the boom of the internet and search engines, marketers proclaimed SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, was the answer to getting new customers. They took shortcuts to beat the system and its algorithms, resulting in middling success. This was short-sighted.

Then came the advent of Social Media. The explosion of Facebook, then Twitter and Instagram, and now Pinterest, Vine, and Snapchat. “Pour all your new money into social,” you were told. Once again, digital marketers were short-sighted, and now misleading to boot.

Most digital marketers focus on one or two of the previous social media channels that are currently the most popular instead of looking at the future of marketing and how media is transforming before our very eyes. That’s why we exist. The Contemporary Agency is a digital marketing agency that focuses on the future of media as a method to connect your customers to you. We want to teach you. We want to help you grow. And most importantly, we will always be an advocate for small businesses.


Robert Sloan – Digital Marketing Strategist

robert sloanFrom 2006, Rob has worked in the marketing and media production industry. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Film and a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business, offering a unique perspective on how to effectively communicate to an audience.

In 2014, Rob Sloan started a video production company called SH/FT Digital to create corporate and commercial video content for small businesses. His background in short-form video production and the emergence of video as a social media tool for virality generated moderate success.

What clients began asking for, however, was a complete digital marketing package. They needed help optimizing their websites and ranking for search terms. They needed regular content, in addition to video, to attract and engage with customers. They wanted to work with someone that understood the needs of small business owners that weren’t tech savvy, but knew they needed to use the internet to grow their business. 

In 2017 The Contemporary was born of that new philosophy. A full-service digital marketing agency built specifically to work with small businesses and guide them through the digital marketing landscape.

To date Rob and his team of marketers have worked with dozens of small businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and Fortune 100 companies in various capacities as a content creator and marketer. Today he applies that decade-plus experience to helping small businesses grow their digital presence.



Search Marketers

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Nate B
Anna P

Content Marketers

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Courtney J
Dean G
Kathleen C
Abdul H

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Some of Our Clients

And What They Had To Say:

The Contemporary was simply awesome to work with. They over delivered for us, and came through on time with very little guidance from us. So very impressed. I have already recommended them to professional colleagues, who are hiring them I am sure. if you are looking for quality work and a great work ethic – stop looking and hire TCA. It is really that simple.

– Jeff Friedlander, Partner at Online College Planning

Highly Recommended

Excellent service. Wonderful communicator. On time and as per the contract. Even went above and beyond for us.

– Justin Schmidt, VP of Publishing Operations at Multiply

Professional, Fast, & Accurate

I am very happy with the 3 videos I had The Contemporary Agency work on. Rob came up with a detailed plan to show all areas of my business: salon tour, onsite services, and a profile video that showcased everything we do. He was professional, listened to what I wanted, accomodating and the videos turned out better than I expected.

– Tamara Crowe, Owner of Eyes on You Salon & Spa

Wizard of Videography