Marketing Agency Focused on Building Brands & Impacting Lives

As strategic thinkers and creators of smart marketing solutions, AMPERAGE is a marketing agency solving 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 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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What is An AMPERAGE?



You’re three steps from a healthy marketing presence



Three key factors to marketing mission-driven organizations



Why you want AMPERAGE for your fundraising campaign



We build custom, digital sales strategies



Three ways to connect with clients



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, Minneapolis, MN and Wausau WI, we focus on building strategic marketing plans to help clients succeed.



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Bryan Earnest, President of AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising.

President & CEO

Bryan Earnest

Rachael Holland, MBA, worked for eight years in higher education before joining AMPERAGE. Rachael is an innovative, strategic thinker who is ready to add the "extra" to ordinary marketing efforts.

Vice President of Growth

Rachael Holland, MBA

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

Vice President of Operations

Brian Foelske

Vice President of Content

Annette Schulte

Vanessa Kolb, media specialist at AMPERAGE

Media Specialist

Vanessa Kolb

Art Director

Sammy Cantero

Senior Art Director

Shad Opper

Media Buyer

Terri Parsons

Traffic Manager

Kaitlyn Trent

Robin Frost Marketing Research

Marketing & Research Strategist

Robin Frost

Nick Harvey, account manager at AMPERAGE Marketing

Account Manager

Nick Harvey

Bookkeeper/Office Coordinator

Terry Hall

Olivia Moretz, AMPERAGE Video Editor

Video Editor

Olivia Moretz

Accounting Specialist

Monica Pierce

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

Media Strategist

Toni Harding

Daniel Hampe, AMPERAGE senior videographer, is ready to move the needle visually for your organization.

Senior Videographer

Daniel Hampe

Sarah Pauls,Creative Director for AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising in Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids, IA and Wausau WI

Creative Director

Sarah Pauls

Hailey Hershey, graphic designer at AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising

Graphic Designer

Hailey Hershey

Jenna Flugum

Account Manager

Jenna Flugum

Video Producer

Monte Bowden

Video Producer

Bob Waters

Fundraising Adviser

Melissa Pence, CFRE

People & Culture Manager

Mickey Waschkat

Video Editor

Michael Smith

Senior Project Manager

Kris Wieland

Interactive Manager

Kaitlyn Wolf

Senior Writer

Graham Van Dixhorn

SEO Marketing Manager

Chris Liedtke

Media Director

Denise Hesser

Production Assistant

Amy Frolik

Tiffini Kieler Senior Art Director

Senior Art Director - Video & Motion Design

Tiffini Kieler

Stephanie Bresnahan, media campaign guru.

Senior Account Manager

Stephanie Bresnahan

Digital Media Specialist

Kim Johnson

Director of Public Relations

Sarah Larson

Federal Signal

“The team at AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising has helped our business execute several product launches with exceptional PR support, print and digital marketing strategies. We have been impressed with the upfront research, creative executions and collaboration throughout each project. They are always friendly, responsive, and a true partner to our marketing team.”

– Cindy Meshenky, Marketing Brand Manager, Federal Signal

Duininck Companies

“As a multi-generational family business portfolio with a variety of individual company brands, we were in search of a firm that could spearhead the efforts to uncover the existing portfolio brand and effectively work through the various nuances in our complex environment. AMPERAGE masterfully engaged a large volume of stakeholders for input through a variety of mediums and presented informative data points, opportunities for collaborative thought, expertise suggestions, and a direction forward to launch a new brand. We have been exceptionally satisfied with the service AMPERAGE provided over the course of our project.”

– Tricia Nelson, Director of Family Engagement & Executive Assistant, Duininck Companies

“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

Your Nonprofit Fundraising Guide

Are you a nonprofit looking to take your fundraising to the next level? AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising is here to help. We’re a leading fundraising consultancy with a proven track record of success. Our team of seasoned advisers and marketing professionals will help you develop and implement a customized fundraising strategy along with a comprehensive marketing plan that drives results.