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Positively Impacting and Serving the Community

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

The Inland Northwest’s full-service media agency

By Jillian Chandler | Photo by Kiersten Patterson Photography

Like Media is a full-service agency based right here in the Northwest that helps companies build and execute their marketing plans. Its motto: We build your marketing, so you can build your business.

Like Media is the media agency behind six monthly print publications across the Northwest—Coeur d’Alene Living Local, Sandpoint Living Local, Bonners Ferry Living Local, Gig Harbor Living Local, 253 Lifestyle Magazine and Go Sandpoint Magazine. In addition, they produce a biannual publication, REAL Northwest Living, which is distributed in areas from Spokane, Washington, to the Canadian border and Western Montana; and they published the annual Gig Harbor Visitors Guide.

With a hyper-local focus and original content based on uplifting and highlighting the best parts of our charming and vibrant towns, Like Media’s focus has been the people within these communities and delivering the most beautiful magazines, designed to serve the locals and visitors by providing valuable and resourceful information.

And it is not only in print that the media company is showcasing their talent, work and support of local businesses and communities. “Like Media has created so much more than just a community magazine,” says Allyia Briggs, Like Media’s director of marketing. “It is an entire (print + digital) platform. From our websites to weekly and monthly e-newsletters, social media and more, we make sure that our positive hyper-local articles and advertisers are being seen everywhere—which is really unique to this area.”

As a full-service media company, many of Like Media’s print advertisers also leverage the company to handle all of their digital marketing as well through Rocket Fish Digital; everything from building their logos and websites, to SEO services, reputation management, social media, podcasts and more. “We take time to brainstorm with our clients and come up with a variety of solutions to meet their business’ needs,” affirms Allyia. “We have the best partners in the world!” With a mission to impact the communities it serves in a positive way, owner and publisher Steve Russo is committed to what the company was founded on: to positively impact the communities it serves. Like Media carries out its mission in a number of ways: telling the good news stories that don't always make the news and spotlighting the people who do wonderful things within our communities; highlighting and sponsoring local events; supporting small-medium local businesses by providing them an affordable platform to share their messaging; and most importantly providing free marketing sponsorships for local nonprofit organizations.

“We are building a unique platform that serves dual purposes, which allows small to medium businesses to effectively build their marketing and brands locally while supporting local philanthropic groups and organizations. There is nothing quite like this in the communities we serve,” Steve says. “What our advertisers should know is that we are actually partners in promoting the goodwill not only locally but in every town we serve. The support they give locally goes well beyond our city boundaries by helping many in need.”

As Allyia shares, “Our community is so blessed to be filled with such incredible business owners who have a passion for serving their community. Like Media is honored to be a partner and a resource for them to be able to share their passion with the community. Business owners start their businesses because it is what they love, so we never take the trust that they put into our company to help them grow their business for granted.”

Like Media does not wait to see what the competition is doing; instead, the company tries to remain at the forefront of the industry. “We’re constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to stay ahead, leveraging some of the best technology out there,” affirms Allyia.

The team at Like Media looks forward to continuing to serve their clients, strengthening partnerships and inspiring the community through their variety of media marketing avenues. Like Media

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