Elite Media Direct
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We Handle the Needs

of Today's Marketers

Maximum Digital Media Exposure for Your Company


Elite Media Direct guides you in the development of your direct response campaign through our integrated digital media planning, buying power and expert media management  services.


Establish your company in the industry of your choosing. We specialize in advertising campaign management to help make this possible. View some of our clients, campaigns and creatives. 


Our company uses the latest, state-of-the-art tools to help companies get their name and products or services noticed by the right customers.  EMD manages your data  from all digital  media to optimize our clients ROI.  


About Us

Elite Media Direct is an advertising agency in Manhattan Beach, California, that specializes in integrating television, radio, and online direct response advertising. Managing them to complement each other and deliver an optimal ROI.  Our goals are to aggressively manage your media buying and integrate campaign management to optimize sales in existing and new product or service distribution channels.

Elite Media Direct began to fill a void in the direct response advertising industry. They have more than 25 years of experience and expertise. Their hands-on management skills  provide for a more boutique-like environment, which allows them to work one on one with each client, and effectively optimize their campaigns.

Mission Statement

 "Success is established differently for each client.  We personally do what it takes to create and manage success for our clients."

Managing Partner/CEO

Rich Contino Elite Media Direct Co-Owner

Rich Contino: 25 Years Direct Response Agency Campaign Management Co-Owner of Elite Media Direct

Rich’s supervisory role is to present and develop Elite Media Direct services to clients for optimal Return On Investment (ROI), while directing all client service teams in providing excellent service to all clients.

Since 1992, Rich has been buying, planning and managing media for some of the DRTV industry's most prestigious and successful marketers, including Guthy-Renker, Good Times Entertainment, Hooked on Phonics, Spectrum Worldwide, Nutrisystems, Medifast Diet, Telebrands, Nautilus, and Oreck. Some of the more well know campaigns for these clients are Principal Secret, Proactiv, Richard Simmons (various exercise video’s), Fitness Flyer, Bowflex (Tread Climber), Ultimate Lean Routine, 6 Week Body Make Over, Ab Rocker, Turbo Jam. Rich has also worked to optimize the results of DR campaigns for some of North America's top corporations including Kraft, Clorox, Proctor and Gamble, and Assurant Health.

Rich has personally managed an annual agency client portfolio of 130 million dollars in media billings, and before co-founding Elite Media Direct, he played a vital role in growing annual billings of a long-standing DRTV media agency from 70 million dollars in 2003 to over 140 million dollars in 2007.

Rich has aggressively worked with clients to develop very successful, integrated DR advertising portfolios. He is an expert at helping marketers utilize Direct Response vehicles to sell products or services, maximize brand recognition, and drive retail distribution. Rich has been a member of the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) and Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Being so well respected in the industry, Rich has written several industry articles and has been the guest speaker on various panels.

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