Monday, September 20, 2021

About Us

Blane Bailey has been in the advertising business in the Augusta market for over 25 years. He started doing direct mail with Jones Intercable back in 1992. He was the first person to do co-op direct mail in the CSRA and in 1994 he formed his own company HomeDirect. The company started out mailing 50,000 homes 4 times per year in 1994 to mailing 120,000 homes 12 times per year in 2010. Blane came up with the idea of merging advertising media together to better serve his customers using a single 30 second television advertisement promoting several of his ad customers. In addition to the television ads, Blane has added online coupons, and web app ads. In 2002 with customers wanting all their advertising needs addressed, Blane created TranterGrey Media Group as an advertising agency and video production company. Both companies have been extremely successful and serve hundreds of customers. For more information about TranterGrey Media Group, please follow the attached link: TranterGrey Media Group

I have been advertising with HomeDirect for over 6 years. They have been an important part of our growth. At Smitty's Auto we have been in business for over 83 years and since I purchased the business from my father, we have been advertising with Blane's company. We have received 10-fold in return each mailing. I'd recommend HomeDirect to ANY small business because it's cost effective and I really love their customer service." Chuck Smith, Smitty's Auto Service

Meet Our Staff

Blane Bailey

Owner/Account Executive

Blane started in advertising in the Augusta market in 1992 with direct mail. Since then he has seen other mailers come and go over the years. "I believe that we have survived because we try to offer more for our clients money and we decided to specialize in advertising for small to medium businesses". Blane's parents met and married in Augusta in 1954. He traveled with his family until his father retired in Augusta from the army when he was 13 years old. Blane grew up in South Augusta and is a Butler High School graduate. He and Sally were married at 18, three years later, had their daughter Anna and a year later their son Rhett. They now have 9 grand children. "We love Augusta and know it well. This town has been very good to us and we hope that we're able to help others grow to love the Augusta area as much as we do."

Sally Bailey

Owner/Finance Director

Sally Bailey is one of the owners of HomeDirect and TranterGrey Media along with her husband, Blane. As one of the owners since 1994, Sally is well skilled in helping customers with any billing questions and knows how to help streamline the process. She has been an Augusta resident since she was 12 and graduated from Hephzibah High School. She was in the dental field for 20 years prior to working at HomeDirect. Sally handles all the bookkeeping and related areas.

Sally is one of seven children and has two children and four grandchildren. Sally and Blane have been married for 44 years and enjoy traveling and entertaining friends and family.

Annette Colombo

Sales Manager

Annette has lived in the Augusta area for over 16 years. She is married to Mark, an amazing husband and father for over 30 years. They have raised two wonderful boys together and have one grandchild.

Annette started working in media back in 1985. She has experience in radio, television, yellow pages and newspaper advertising. Annette has won several awards for outstanding customer service and salesmanship.

She is excited to be able to bring her knowledge that she has gleaned over the years to TranterGrey Media and Home Direct of Augusta.

Annette likes to guide small to medium business owners who want a marketing program that is affordable and easy to execute. She will help businesses implement the exact strategies they need so they can generate more leads, attract more customers and make more money!

Chris Carrick

Lead Designer

Chris is a native of Augusta and has lived here his whole life. After being in the restaurant business for years he finally answered his heart’s calling enrolling in the Graphic Design Department at Augusta Technical College. It was a leap of faith but since then he hasn’t looked back! Home Direct is the perfect place for Chris to express his creativity and, even more importantly, learn from the talented team that he gets to work with.

Along with designing, Chris enjoys playing music with his friends and cooking. “They’re all very similar to me.” , says Chris, “Little, did I know that I’d end up in a place where it’s difficult to distinguish your job from one of your passions!”

Donna Maltsberger

Administrative Assistant

I am the Executive Assistant to Blane Bailey, Owner of HomeDirect and TranterGrey Media. As a lifelong resident of Augusta, I know the area well and feel that my knowledge as well as my extensive customer service and administrative background are an asset to the company. I have one daughter that I am extremely proud of, Alex, who is an upcoming graduate of The University of Georgia.

Kenny Stacy

Sales / Client Relations

Augusta native Kenny Stacy started in Radio Sales in 1986 at WHVN Heaven Radio Charlotte, NC where he was News Director/DJ and Part Time Sales. While working at PTL with Jim and Tammy Bakker, Kenny graduated from the Carolina School of Broadcasting in Charlotte where he learned contract radio sales. In 1989, Kenny came back to the Augusta area and took a position at Kicks 99 as On Air DJ for "the best and most Country" WKXC. In 2000, Kenny took a position at WFAM Christian Radio as Program Director and was promoted to Station Manager after 1 year.

Kenny has sold for Tidbits, the Augusta Chronicle, Clear Channel Radio The Bull (Award Winner), Beasley Broadcasting 95 Rock (Gabriel Awards Winner) 2008 and 2010 Kenny led the way in internet sales for Beasley/Augusta.

In 2006 Kenny graduated from Southern Bible Institute Augusta with a BA and a Masters Degree in Theology. Augusta College transfer 3 years. Kenny taught Rock Solid Sunday school a 12 step class for Believers at New Hope Worship Center. Kenny pastored a church in Milledgeville, Ga MontPelier UMC for 6 months. Kenny brings a vast amount of experience helping businesses with their advertising efforts, and has been in some form of Sales for over 30 years.