Al J. Marschke


I’m originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Gannon University in 1987. I started my professional career in television at WJET in Erie in 1985, while in college. In 1988, I moved to Pittsburgh to work at WTAE-TV as the technical director for the evening news and production editor.

In 1996 I created BluMars Media, a company specializing in content creation and marketing. The idea was to cut out the middleman and make production more affordable with the same type of talent. I have a lot of highly skilled contacts that are independent and strive for making our clients happy. They need to. They are only as good as their last job. There are no salaries in our world. Big production companies have big, hungry staffs which are not always needed and can over-complicate the production process. Raising costs unnecessarily. We can be as big as needed. Our size is project based.

As my client base grew they demanded more advice and counsel for more competitive marketing ideas. So on a regular basis I hunt for cutting edge technology that will give me and my clients an advantage.

I live in Franklin Park, 10 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh, with my wife Alison and daughter, Caroline.