Creative with purpose.
Results by design.

About US

A True Strategic Marketing Partner
When you need more than an agency

As a full-service strategic marketing agency, our clients have come to rely on Agency 128 for their marketing planning as well as complete execution of their marketing plans. We’re often told by clients that they no longer have to worry about marketing when they partner with us.

As a true partner, our passion starts with immersing ourselves in our client’s business model, understanding goals and creating comprehensive plans that achieve business results. While it’s great to win awards (and we’ve won our fair share over the last 40 years), what we strive to do every day is leverage creativity with strategic planning to win sales for clients. Because marketing is more than just grabbing attention, it’s about motivating customers to buy.

How can we help you move your sales needle in the right direction?

Agency 128 Work

From strategic planning to tactical implementation we've got you covered.
Business Planning

Marketing Research
Strategic Planning
Sales & Marketing Plans
Media Management
Print Management

Campaign Management

Advertising
Content Development
Collateral
Direct Mail
Newsletters
Out of Home Marketing & Billboards

Digital Marketing

Email Campaigns
Social Media
Web Design
Search Engine Optimization
Video Production
Animation
Radio

Event Management

Tradeshow Planning
Employee Events & Training
Customer Appreciation Events
Promotional Events
Product Launches

Identity Packages

Branding
Logos
Business Cards & Letterhead
Packaging
Signage

Public Relations

Blogger Kits
Corporate Communications
Media Relations
Press Releases
Fundraising

40 Years of Expertise

We're obsessed about your business so you don't have to be.

Team

An extension of your marketing team.
Megan Effertz
Megan Effertz
President
With her infectious smile, Megan regularly connecting people to other people based on their ideas and shared goals. Her passion is turning ideas into reality, magnifying people’s true talents and building businesses into the best they can be. She lives by the motto “do good” and is a champion for animals.
Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker
Agency Director
A natural problem solver, Sarah uses her sleuth-like skills to create marketing strategies and solve business challenges. She leads the team by example, gently coaching them and building a fulfilling work environment. Passionate about helping others, you’ll find Sarah in the community volunteering her time each week.
Tim Mortensen
Tim Mortensen
Creative Director
An industry expert, Tim brings 30 years of advertising and marketing prowess to the team. A must-have resource at meetings, Tim brings countless ideas, proven know-how, and creative strategy to the table. His dedication to quality design has been a key factor in the longevity we’ve had with many of our clients.
Carrie Karki
Carrie Karki
Marketing Strategist
This savvy marketer gets her adrenaline from the relationships she builds. By understanding her clients’ needs and goals, Carrie develops marketing plans that build brand awareness and drive results. Passionate about people, culture, and diversity, her big heart and helping hands extend to those in need, especially children.
Ross Handahl
Ross Handahl
Business Development Director
With 25 years at Agency 128, Ross is an expert at keeping the big picture in mind. He listens to his clients’ needs, and focuses on creating strategies that represent an organization’s culture, vision, and business goals.
Rachael Witt
Rachael Witt
Writer
Through clear communication and her signature positive style, Rachael’s chief copywriting skills make ideas shine across all marketing mediums. She also enjoys styling those polished words with her love of typography and design.
Ryan Nelson
Ryan Nelson
Graphic Designer
Ryan’s passion for the outdoors drives his sense of adventure and natural curiosity to discover new things. He applies these principles to his work and often finds himself mixing technology and design in unusual but interesting ways to express ideas. He lives on the edge of new marketing mediums.
Nick Baker
Nick Baker
Writer
A background in marketing and journalism helps Nick combine his business-focused mindset and love for turning words into sentences. He enjoys challenging himself both in and out of the workplace and loves being surprised by a curveball every once in a while, except when playing baseball on Sundays.
Brianne Hightshoe
Brianne Hightshoe
Market Research Intern
As a student at St. Cloud State University, Brianne is majoring in finance and minoring in marketing. With her passion for numbers and data she is seeking knowledge as she dives deep into research projects for the agency.
Emma
Emma
Security & Compliance Officer
Always on the alert, Emma applies her exceptional senses to making sure everything is just the way it should be and has a loud commanding voice to alert others when it is not. An avid ball-chaser, Emma enjoys long walks, strategizing on the couch, and always has a number of creative tricks up her furry sleeve – especially where treats are involved.

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