The local videographer is excited to help business owners and residents both look forward to, and learn how to navigate, a post-pandemic life.
By NSC Staff
Photo: James hanging out at the 2018 Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards. By Ashlee Green
Em-Media, a marketing agency located in Historic Deutschtown, announced the addition of Willy James to its talent pool on May 19.
Willy is no stranger to the Pittsburgh social media scene. James has made a local impact through his storytelling, including his social media blitz for Gus and Yia Yia’s in the summer of 2018, after the West Ohio Street bridge closed.
“I’m excited to be a part of Em-Media,” says James in a press release. “Me and Jim [Emmerling] are in cahoots and we’re going to make cool videos.”
As Em-Media’s newest Content Partner and part of the duo behind Neighburgh, a podcast all about creating dialogue for Pittsburgh and its surrounding region, James is expanding his abilities to help others during the COVID-19 orders, which have greatly impacted businesses that had long planned to stay open to the public.
Together, Emmerling and James have asked questions about the state of local businesses directly from business owners as they experience the effects of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. One interview featured Northside-based Goodrich and Geist, a law firm in Brighton Heights.
“Willy was one of the first people I met when we opened our office at 706 James St., and since that time we have collaborated on a multiple of projects,” commented Jim Emmerling, owner of Em-Media, and the other half of Neighburgh. “I’m very proud to call Willy a great friend and now an integral team member of Em-Media. His talents speak for themselves!”
Neighburgh is one of the many online projects coming out of Northside businesses that help business owners and residents both look forward to, and discuss how to navigate, the days of post-pandemic life that they’re anticipating.