NNEPRA Selects Blaze Partners as Advertising Agency of Record

NNEPRA has awarded Blazed Partners a Yarmouth-based advertising/digital marketing agency the #23-Advertising Firm-003 contract. The collaboration aims to enhance the marketing and promotion of the Downeaster, elevate its brand presence and increase overall ridership.

The NNEPRA team expressed their confidence in selecting Blaze Partners, recognizing the agency’s expertise and shared values. “Blaze Partners demonstrates an understanding of our brand and a vision for its growth,” said Taylor Belanger, Marketing Director at NNEPRA. “Their commitment to sustainability and community engagement aligns perfectly with our mission to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly transportation options. We believe that this partnership will bring tremendous value to our passengers and help us achieve our goals for growth.”

Blaze Partners will collaborate closely with NNEPRA to develop comprehensive marketing campaigns spanning traditional and digital platforms. Blaze brings significant expertise in effective storytelling and engaging content creation that will play a vital role in showcasing the Downeaster travel experience and fostering connections between the diverse communities along the route. “We’re excited to embark on this journey together,” said Jim Hauptman, Blaze’s managing partner. “In a relatively short time, the Downeaster has already become an iconic Maine brand — one we hope to strengthen and further develop through our marketing efforts.”

Team Photo
Photographed from left to right: Patricia Quinn, NNEPRA Executive Director; Kayla Collins, Blaze Account Strategist; Eli Grober, Blaze Senior Copywriter; Jim Hauptman, Blaze Partner; Natalie Bogart, NNEPRA Deputy Director; Taylor Belanger, NNEPRA Marketing Director; Eliza Hill, Blaze Vice President of Strategy