New Creative Agency Launches in Richmond

Love Affair, a creative content house specializing in brand strategy and film production, has officially launched in RVA. Over the past 18 months, the agency has quietly assembled an impressive client base that includes The Virginia Historical Society, Ledbury, Green Top Sporting Goods, Boy Scouts of America, and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

“At Love Affair, we believe that effective content does more than just tell a story,” says Hilton Graham, Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “We recognize that basic commercial advertising is necessary, but helping a brand discover its true soul and then creating an emotional connection between that soul and its audience is our specialty — it’s what we love to do.”

Graham, who founded the agency after working in political communications for the last 19 years, is no stranger to high profile campaigns. He has run campaigns in Virginia for Fortune 50 companies, community development projects, and tax referendums. In 2017, Graham began to form the Love Affair team and was quickly tapped to plan and develop a new Carytown sign for the West-entrance of the shopping district. Today the agency’s senior leadership includes Creative Director Kimmie Lockett and Chief Strategy Officer Andrew Aquino.

As part of the agency’s official launch, Love Affair has completed a pro bono short film for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR). Graham says that agency wanted to show thanks to all of the people and organizations that have helped Love Affair since the beginning.

“FSR is an organization close to my heart as both my cousin and my father have suffered from the disease,” says Graham. “I wanted to do something to help them that they may not have considered. And what a better time to talk about heart health than on Valentine’s Day?”

Headquartered in Shockoe Bottom, Love Affair will become the newest creative agency in a region brimming with local talent. Love Affair  is located at 1901 East Franklin Street, Suite 106.

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Passionate about the RVA community, Stuart brings extensive knowledge of Richmond and a deep appreciation for its neighborhoods and people. When she’s not helping her clients buy or sell their home at One South Realty, Stuart co-publishes Richmond Grid magazine.