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The Media Buying Company™ was founded in 1994 by Lou Manso, an advertising executive and entrepreneur. We are a small, boutique, full-service ad agency. We offer creative, branding, design, and media buying and planning across all media platforms. We can and we have planned and placed media in many countries around the world. 


You Are in Good Company

In our nearly 30 years in business, we have planned and placed media for major ad agencies and performed work directly or through intermediaries for some of the best known brands in the world, including; AACR®, Accountemps®, Alitalia® Airlines, AMD, Bluebeam® Software, Dell®, Dolce & Gabbana, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention®, CheckPoint® Software, Eggplant® Software, Fellowes®, Goodwill Industries®, Ixia®, Johnson & Johnson®, Keysight Technologies®, KONG®, Linksys®, LiquidPaper®, Maxwell Technologies®, Orchid-Cellmark®, PaperMate®, Parker®, Pfizer®, Plastwood®, SailPoint® Technologies and Sharpie® to mention a few.

Lou Manso

Lou Manso

About our Founder, President & CEO

Lou Manso is a San Diego based Advertising Executive and Entrepreneur. Early in his professional career, Lou was a freelance photographer in New York. His news photographs have been published by The New York Times, The Associated Press, The New York Daily News and UPI among other news outlets. Lou has founded and operated half-a-dozen businesses. His most notable accomplishment besides The Media Buying Company™, is the creation and founding of his own spirits brand, Manso & Contreras™ Brandy de Jerez, Solera Gran Reserva. While no longer in production, this small batch Spanish brandy won a Silver Medal at the 2011, San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

Prior to founding The Media Buying Company™, Lou held sales, marketing, and advertising positions at various companies, including working several years at KSDO AM 1130, in San Diego, a Gannett owned and operated radio station at the time. Lou lives in San Diego, California with his wife of over thirty years. Lou has four children and three grandchildren. As Lou puts it, he has "a serious photography habit". Some weekends you may find Lou shooting weddings and family portraits



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