It Started as a dream…
Houston Creative Media is HCM Associates, LLC, a Texas-based, family-owned company focusing on storytelling through media production.
Our company was born in 2016, out of necessity. Nobody in their right mind starts a company “just because.” We launched this company because we saw that the world was far too full of division, rancor, and devoid of mercy and compassion. It was started by David Alexander (Creative Director) and his wife Eleni Papageorge (CEO) as a dream to combine David’s 20+ years of experience in Information Technology with the best in digital creativity. We launched Houston Creative Media because after David recovered from illness, he wanted to repay his kindness.
What are we about?
At the core of our work are two intertwined ideas:
We engage in work that uplifts people and increases compassion in the world. We focus on beauty, joy, peace, unity, and tolerance. The first question we ask when we consider a project is whether it is more likely to increase or decrease suffering in the world. Only when it meets that standard will we take it on.
Sounds idealistic? Yes, it is. Everything that makes the world a better place begins as an ideal. Only when an idea is put into practice can it become meaningful.
As our CEO describes, we are “compassionate capitalists,” a company that uses its influence to do good in the world, without sacrificing the dignity that comes from honest work. Work, as our CEO often says, is blessed by God.
Are we good?
We think so. We hope you do, too. We’ve achieved international recognition (2018 Greek Event Awards Bronze Medal) and David was the recipient of a 2019 Lone Star Emmy for a medical documentary about a leading cancer doctor..
In the last five years, we’ve not only won two major awards, David has appeared in three commercials in the UK, two of which were with our business partner Viddyoze, and one with Virgin Trains (click on the image to see two of the videos) .
When you partner with us, you’re partnering with people who care about your business and success. We wrap our arms around all the technical aspects that make running and promoting an idea overwhelming so you can focus on doing what you do best – reaching your customers and your audience.
Our focus is on creating content for products, services, and messages to inspire your audience and help them take action – whether buying a product, engaging you for a service, or being uplifted.
We tailor the content we create to your audience and deliver it in the most effective and efficient ways possible.
We leverage the power of social media, websites, television, radio, and podcasting to advertise and promote ideas, brands, goods, and services.
We partner with the best freelance talent and partners to create compelling content for all digital media platforms.
And there’s more
As a family-owned company, we recently opened offices in Athens, Greece, and Vienna, Austria, to expand our EU reach. We’re also the co-owners of the Filmcenter Trianon, an independent Cinefilm (Arts) theater in the heart of Athens, Greece, and NoTraditional, a Greek nonprofit focusing on promoting the arts and local culture in Greece and Cyprus.