Born from a spark, ready to excite

who we are

We were born in Chicago in 1994 with an independent spirit, the drive to change the way marketing is done and a mind wide open.

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our leadership

  • Ellen Slausen

    Ellen Slauson

    evp, general manager
  • Suzanna Bierwith

    Suzanna Bierwirth

    evp, executive creative director
  • Lisa Hurst

    Lisa Hurst

    Svp, account management
  • Udayan Kolandra

    Udayan Kolandra

    Svp, planning director
  • Casey Hess

    Casey Hess

    SVP, Strategic Growth Initiatives

We’re a band of seekers, creators and mischief-makers.

We run from the expected. We question everything. But more importantly, we know the questions to ask. Not just to find an answer, but perspective. To find the daring and to design the imaginative. To find new places and paths. To create brand excitement.

We are Upshotters.

alexa berg

sr. account manager

ali cella

sr. account executive

ali fishman

jr. art director

allie musial

art director

ally crain

account manager

alyssa gauger

art director

amy pedid

art director

ann komer

graphics supervisor

anna nicholson

account coordinator

ash sayeed

i.t. director

audrey raymond

art director

austin avery

jr. art director

beth flatley

assoc. creative director

bill fogarty

vp. creative services

brad robers

sr. search associate

brian priest

svp. group creative director

calline cronin

sr. copywriter

caroline merten

sr. copywriter

charlie giglia

sr. art director

cody morris

art director

colleen purtell

production supervisor

cori clark

account manager

dana lacoco

sr. art director

danielle agriopoulos

senior designer

danny furey

copywriter

david ellerbrock

director. production services

david huettner

motion graphics editor

david nigh

vp. creative director

dave woods

copywriter

dennis swiec

assoc. creative director

diana panek

creative director

eric baskauskas

creative director

erin hecht

account manager

faye rasmussen

account supervisor

gaba gonzalez

assoc. creative director

gable mansfield

jr. art director

gary curtin

svp. production

grady covington

sr. account director

hannah lesko

sr. art director

jaime martin

media director

jannelle mcknight

senior director. project management

jay davidson

svp. account management

jay solway

media coordinator

jeff daniel

vp. digital, media, analytics

jeff konkel

art director

jenni rizzo

sr. account director

joel richter

sr. design director

john whittington

sr. art director

jose ramos

sr. graphic artist

julia deutsch

sr. account manager

justine harlan

graphics supervisor

kaitlin milkovic

account director

kat tushim

creative director

kelly gribben

vp. creative

kelly mahoney

media associate

kenny friedman

sr. creative director

kim kelly

sr. account manager

kristin collins

account coordinator

kyle briggs

sr. copywriter

landon dinnin

copywriter

laura bluett

social media strategist

laura pitts

account director

laurent varlet

assoc. creative director

lexie whisler

associate coordinator

liz aviles

vp. market intelligence

madison asher

jr. art director

mandy kirk

social media supervisor

matthew capritta

performance analyst

michael ploog

graphics production supervisor

nichole luna

media supervisor

niki damiani

account manager

pari manikas

account supervisor

racheal schneider

account director

rhoda reyes

sr. graphic artist & keyliner

rich burbank

director, digital imaging

richie alday

project manager

rodolfo rojo

art director

ross park

vp. account management

sara baker

project manager

sarah altenburg

assoc. creative director

sarah zimmer

senior designer

scott morrow

proofreader

shelby komar

account coordinator

stacey dowgray

sr. art director

sunshine lemontree

sr. copywriter

tessa louche

account manager

tiffany johnson

jr. analyst

todd lewis

production facilities manager

tyler schmidt

art director

tyler thostenson

media coordinator

victor salguero

office manager

zach ressie

sr. account manager

we get recognized

We’ve been honored for our creativity and marketing effectiveness and ranked a Top Workplace in Chicago six times by the Chicago Tribune. We’re a Top Agency in Ad Age’s Agency Report; a Hub Magazine Top 20 Shopper Marketing Agency; a Chief Marketer 200; and listed on Crain’s Chicago’s Largest Integrated/Digital Agencies.

we’re part of something bigger

We joined the Advantage Solutions family in late 2016 and are now part of Advantage Marketing Partners—the company’s marketing division—as a stand-alone brand. Advantage vastly improves our retail connectivity (retailer relationships, shopper data and insights), bolsters specialized service offerings and geographic reach (via network partners) and offers opportunities for new capability development and expansion.