Lean, mean marketing machine.
We are a boutique agency made up of a small group of experts – each with our own specialties and decades of experience.

At Brave World Media we believe that no brand or destination message is successful without establishing an emotional connection with its audience. 

We specialize in social media development and management, as well as copywriting, and visual services through graphic design, branding, web development, video production, and photography. Through market research and analysis, we help elevate a brand’s market position and name recognition. Since our agency launch in 2017, we have helped our clients in creating the missing elements needed to elevate their brand and story. In turn, we have a track record that proves steady growth and increased brand recognition. We have also worked to help steer our clients’ online marketing messages and brand to one that prioritizes inclusivity, diversity in representation, as well as community outreach and engagement to best connect with global and local consumer demographics and the priorities that guide their spending and decision-making.

Brave World Media is a certified Woman-owned, Minority-owned business by the Empire State Development of New York State 

Carol Cain (she/her) – Principal / Founder​
Carol firmly established herself as an expert in public relations and communications, a career she has worked to build on for over 20 years. She has invaluable experience working in social media marketing, media outreach, campaign and marketing strategy, brand messaging, and crisis management. Her work is also inspired by her commitment to diversity and inclusion, long before these became marketing buzzwords. Her leadership, insightfulness, and years of experience have been instrumental in the success and growth of her clients and in shifting marketing narratives that align with and represent society as it looks and feels today. When not working to impact the media and marketing industries in positive ways, Carol volunteers her time as a Spanish-language interpreter for asylum seekers detained in the U.S.
Travis Cain (he/him) – Creative Director / Co-Owner
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts where he earned an MFA in Design, Travis has enjoyed a long career as a designer and creative director and has had the pleasure of working with clients such as: The Green Bay Packers, Sundance Channel, Penguin/Viking Books, MTV, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, KidRobot, Trek Bicycles, Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Getty Images. His work has been honored by The One Club, The Art Director’s Club, ID Magazine, Graphis, Communication Arts, PRINT, HOW and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. His creative passion is a hobby too, where he spends most of his free time in his studio painting and inspiring his creative sons.
Annette Richmond (she/her) – Content Strategist & Brand Storyteller
Annette Richmond is an award-winning content creator, writer and advocate. The native Californian got her start in the fashion industry working in trend forecasting and public relations. She has over 5 years of experience writing copy and creating marketing materials for ecommerce fashion brands, non-profits, and entrepreneurs. From press releases and product launches to website copywriting Annette has the skills and experience to help develop and execute a successful campaign.
Samantha Gross (she/her) – Content Strategist & Brand Storyteller
Samantha Gross is a travel blogger and content creator. She's been blogging since the days of Xanga, and since leaving her job teaching in Korea, she's worked behind the scenes for some of the biggest names in travel, wedding, and fitness. Not only does she have experience for developing long lasting content strategies, she's also able to stay on top of the ever fickle social media landscape. When not working she's often tackling her book challenge, listening to podcasts, training for her half marathon, trying new dishes, or looking up cat TikToks.