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As strategic thinkers and creators of smart marketing solutions, we solve complex marketing problems to help build stronger, more profitable brands for our clients. Our purpose is centered around doing meaningful work for clients who positively impact people’s lives in significant ways. It’s why we specialize in healthcare marketing along with higher education, nonprofit, fundraising, financial and manufacturing marketing. As a comprehensive-service marketing agency, we offer both traditional and digital marketing services allowing us to build integrated campaigns to strengthen brands and motivate audiences to act. It’s how we move the needle for our clients. And it’s what makes us the top advertising and fundraising marketing agency in the Midwest and beyond. We are AMPers and we are energized to do meaningful work for you.

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Healthcare

WE DIAGNOSE, TREAT AND PRESCRIBE, TOO

You’re three steps from a healthy marketing presence

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Nonprofit

NONPROFITS DO NEED MARKETING
Three key factors to marketing mission-driven organizations

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Fundraising

TRUST THE PROCESS
Why you want AMPERAGE for your fundraising campaign

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Manufacturing

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
We build custom, digital sales strategies

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Financial

MAKING NUMBERS PERSONAL
Three ways to connect with clients

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Education

NOW THAT’S SMART
Three steps to achieving interaction in education marketing

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AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising is a full-service marketing agency with a team of 40 sharp, savvy marketing professionals with diverse backgrounds, a collectively impressive skill set and a fondness for sticky notes. As a top ad agency serving clients across the country from our offices in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, IA and Wausau WI, we focus on building strategic marketing plans to help clients succeed.

Employees

40

Average Age

39

Combined Years of Experience

650

Post-it Note Pads

240

Bryan Earnest

President & CEO

Bryan Earnest

Special Projects Consultant

Mark Mathis

Web Developer

Kurt Zenisek

Video Producer

Monte Bowden

Director of Marketing

Rachael Holland, MBA

Senior Account Manager

Ruby Hibben

Art Director

Sammy Gipper

Senior Art Director

Shad Opper

Media Buyer

Terri Parsons

Traffic Manager

Kaitlyn Trent

Robin Frost Marketing Research

Marketing & Research Strategist

Robin Frost

Accounting Specialist

Monica Pierce

Director of Accounting

Molly Schmehl

Nick Harvey, account manager at AMPERAGE Marketing

Account Manager

Nick Harvey

Bookkeeper/Office Coordinator

Terry Hall

Anna Herrig AMPERAGE project coordinator

Project Coordinator

Anna Herrig

Olivia Moretz, AMPERAGE Video Editor

Video Editor

Olivia Moretz

Vanessa Kolb, media specialist at AMPERAGE

Media Specialist

Vanessa Kolb

Toni Harding, AMPERAGE media buyer, is ready to move the needle for your organization.

Media Buyer

Toni Harding

Kelsi Harms, healthcare marketing account manager

Account Executive

Kelsi Harms

Vice President of Operations

Brian Foelske

Digital Media Specialist

Kim Johnson

Senior Account Manager

Stephanie Bresnahan

Erin Bishop, AMPERAGE vice president of strategy, is an innovative, strategic thinker ready to move the needle for your organization.

Vice President of Strategy

Erin Bishop

Senior Art Director

Tiffini Kieler

Account Coordinator

Amy Frolik

Vice President of Content

Annette Schulte

Media Director

Denise Hesser

Video Producer

Bob Waters

SEO Marketing Manager

Chris Liedtke

Senior Writer

Graham Van Dixhorn

Jennifer Rubel Fundraising Consultant

Director of Fundraising

Jennifer Rubel

Interactive Manager

Kaitlyn Wolf

Senior Project Manager

Kris Wieland

Video Editor

Michael Smith

People & Culture Manager

Mickey Waschkat

Fundraising Adviser

Melissa Pence, CFRE

Director of Public Relations

Sarah Larson

"I’ve worked with AMPERAGE on two different sites for two wildly different markets, and there’s a reason I keep coming back. Beyond solid web development work, they’re simply easy and enjoyable to work with. They take on the hard parts, and that empowers me to do the rest of my job better."

Jacki Miskimins, Director of Marketing, Vantage Point Solutions

“AMPERAGE produced an outstanding video for us, on-time, on-budget and so on-point that our video was not only heavily viewed, it was heavily shared.”

- Tina White, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Upland Hills Health

“Working with AMPERAGE on our capital campaign was a collaborative, team process. We believe that AMPERAGE was able to increase our successful campaign with their shared expertise and past experience through the planning, implementation and completion of our project.”

Joan Hackbarth, Former Director of Advancement, Tanager Place

“AMPERAGE eased the project along with their professional counsel and expertise. A capital campaign takes 100 percent dedicated time and effort and AMPERAGE helped us direct a campaign that was strong and effective. They gave us amazing results that will benefit our community for many years to come.”

- Roslin Thompson, Director, Knoxville Public Library

“GreenState has been partnering with AMPERAGE for over five years. They help implement our statewide online and offline media campaigns. As trends change and opportunities present themselves, AMPERAGE serves as a valued strategic partner in recognizing and assessing new variables, in turn, providing guidance to optimize our investment.”

- Jim Kelly, Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer, GreenState Credit Union

Bianca Meyers

I would recommend AMPERAGE for any marketing project, large or small. AMPERAGE has certainly helped us move the needle and I truly believe they will do the same for your organization.

-Dr. Bianca Meyers, Director, Marketing & Community Relations, Indian Hills Community College

“We’ve seen steady month-to-month growth in key in-store metrics. It is evident that the combination of our online and offline campaign are working together to Move the Needle.”

– Brent Watkins, Creative Services Manager, Goodwill of the Heartland

“Our organization was going through a leadership transition and determined that we needed to refocus and rebrand. AMPERAGE partnered with us and helped us assess our status and capabilities to move forward. Our new name and message has been positively received and welcomed both within our organization and throughout the community. We could not have executed this organizational change alone.”

– Cary Darrah, CEO, Grow Cedar Valley

“We have worked with AMPERAGE for many years on major service-line initiatives that include research, marketing plan development, creative execution and media placement. From planning to implementation, AMPERAGE collaborates seamlessly with both our internal marketing team and Memorial Healthcare System’s strategic partners. The AMPERAGE team has a unique understanding of our market, our brand and our goals.”

– Tim Schira, Director of Brand Management, Memorial Healthcare System

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