• Get To Know Media Power

Media Power Advertising was launched in May, 1985, by co-founders Judith Kaufman and Barbara Goldstein with Ron Kaufman joining the Power Team a few months later.  Ron came out of broadcast station management, Judy's background was media with major advertising agencies McCann-Erickson and W.B. Doner & Co. Barbara's background was with in-house agencies working in the motion picture industry (20th Century Fox, American International Pictures and Galaxy Films) and then as media director with PCA International (Photo Corp of America).

In 2014, Ron and Judy Kaufman retired, and Barbara Goldstein took the reigns as president and owner. The relationship has continued with Ron and Judy still working on some key accounts with Barbara.

With the dramatic changes in both demographics and media communications, Media Power Advertising made the shift from traditional media to now include all digital platforms. Traditional mass media and digital work synergistically to build clients brand awareness and generate results.  Both have their roles within the advertising plan.

Often clients focus on the cost of media, but more importantly is the strategic plan.  It's not about saving money; it's about wisely spending it in a manner that will trigger results and increase return on investment.  It's about problem-solving, negotiations, and building a team of experts always accessible to the client's needs.

Our team works in an equal opportunity, fast-paced, casual environment in which we can learn and grow, a climate conducive to focusing on details and maintaining the company's reputation for high performance; an atmosphere where team mates can take pride in working with the best in the business and demonstrate respect for each other.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

-Steve Jobs

Barbara Hellman Goldstein, President


Born in NYC and having grown up in Alabama, Barbara has a deep southern accent yet speaks fast. She claims it's her social redeeming value; After attending the University of Alabama (yes, ROLL TIDE!) Barbara moved to Atlanta with husband Ronnie, working in customer service with Bell South/AT&T and then moved into advertising with 20th Century Fox.


Barbara continued her career in the motion picture business after moving to Charlotte, NC, working with American International Pictures and Galaxy Films. Extending her media buying to PCA (Photo Corp of America) and as media director, she managed a multi-million dollar national budget promoting child photography with K mart, Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers across all US markets.


Barbara's forte is working with clients seeking 'instant gratification' from their advertising . . . .direct response, lead generation, retail, building store traffic, achieving goals and building results with limited budgets. With both an accounting and marketing background, Barbara understands the clients' needs to maximize return on investment while ensuring all details are properly managed and client reports are generated timely.

The"Haps"

  • 20Mar2019

    Television Remains Dominant Medium

    Media habits are changing at an exponential rate as consumers find new paths to viewing television programming, creating much confusion for advertisers in how to reach their prospective audience. The majority of broadcast television viewing is via cable and satellites, however, the rate of disconnect is alarming. Streaming video through internet access is rapidly changing how advertisers allocate funds and purchase media buys.

  • 10Jan2019

    Why Blogging On Your Website Is Important

    Ok. It's a new year and time to establish priorities and goals. And, adding blogs to our website is number one! But why? What is the benefit of blogging? Here's 5 reasons why blogs are important.

  • 07Nov2017

    GOT A CALL FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    When I answered the phone it was a woman from the Department of Justice.  Sure!  I thought this was a prank call.  But then she went on to explain that the reason for the call was to set up a conference call with their lawyers to discuss the upcoming Tribune and Sinclair Broadcasting merger and the impact on my retail client in the Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem market.   How interesting!  In my 35+ years of media buying handling some larger, Fortune 500 accounts, I've never been asked by the government about my opinion. . . .nor do I know anyone else in the industry that has.  What did they want to know?

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  • Have you ever wondered if you are really getting all the media exposure you pay for? Do you know where the hidden costs are if your staff or your ad agency is not skilled at forecasting rating points? Do you know how often the stations on your buy run the wrong traffic or fail to deliver the planned GRPs?

    Do your customers allow YOU to charge for products and services that weren't delivered as ordered? Do you know many ad agencies and advertisers do exactly that? You shouldn't pay for media that doesn't run as projected, negotiated and ordered; but you probably do if you aren't conducting media performance audits.

    One client hired MPA to conduct a sample audit of their in-house media department. They selected three markets- Dallas, Charlotte and Pittsburgh. We audited their entire process – from plans to buys, from invoices to payment vouchers.They advertised weekly entertainment events so it was important that spots run as ordered. Most radio stations demanded payment in advance because entertainment clients are considered "transient" advertisers.To our client's surprise (but not ours) the media performance audit revealed that not one single radio station ran their schedules as ordered. Traffic was wrong, critical days were missed, the number of spots varied, but the client was paying 100% for the advertising as ordered.

    I thought we were running a pretty tight operation until MPA conducted a performance audit. The annual impact of this slippage easily cost our company over $250,000 per year. We believe in the MPA way of guarding our money.

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