Principal, Thoma Thoma
Martin Thoma is a principal and co-founder of Thoma Thoma, a recognized brand strategy and marketing communications firm in Little Rock. Thoma Thoma’s growing reputation as experts in brand leadership has attracted opportunities from as far away as Taiwan, Tanzania and Jamaica.
Martin writes a monthly column called “Brand Inciter” for Talk Business and Politics/The Citywire and authored Branding Like the Big Boys: Grab Market Share, Improve Margins and Increase Loyalty. He is also frequently sought out for comment on brands and branding by publications like Arkansas Business, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Vice Sports and The Boston Globe.
Martin and his partner Melissa created the proprietary brand development process known as The Brand Navigator™ to help executive leadership unleash the power of their brands to attract customers, engage and retain employees and drive revenues.
As principals of Thoma Thoma, Melissa and Martin established a company culture of giving to the community. Their firm has provided pro bono design work and they have chaired committees and boards for non-profits since their first year in business. In its nearly 30-year history, the firm has provided well over $1.5 million in in-kind support to non-profits across the state.
Melissa has served as the president of the board of directors for Wildwood Park. Martin serves the Wildwood board as well, and is past chairman and current board member for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The Thomas co-chair the Arkansas District Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Melissa also serves on the board of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, UALR Friends of the Arts and Arkansas Tumor Foundation.