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Marlin Building

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In 1985, we were founded with a mission to create marketing that was smart, engaging and unexpected. Today, we work with some of the world’s biggest brands, and it’s all thanks to strategy that enlightens, creative that connects and clients who truly get it.

We are a full-service agency with expertise in foodservice, B2B and consumer marketing. We are the title member of the Marlin Network, a group of complementary creative service agencies located in the Midwest.

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  • Grace Beesley

    Account Service

    417.885.4543

    The best thing about Grace is she’s a full-time bollocks buster as a part-time Cross Fit coach. Singing to the tune of Classical Gas, she won’t let off that you’re weak, unworthy, and tires were made for lifting, not rolling.

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  • Melinda Dean

    Development

    417.885.4500

    The best thing about Melinda is she takes the path less traveled, floating rivers, climbing mountains or just living big in her Tiny House.

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  • Natalie O’Leary

    Account Service

    417.885.4553

    The best thing about Natalie is that she’s a twin. The worst thing about Natalie is there aren’t just two of her… but eight. At least we think so: We’re not sure if she means eight sets of twins or if she’s a member of an octopod.

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  • Abby Gust

    Creative

    417.885.4022

    The best thing about Abby is the time she was on Jersey Shore. In the background. Maybe. Apparently, Vinnie shook her hand which shook Abby to the depths of her soul… or loins — we can’t tell.

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  • Emily Dale

    Account Service

    417.885.4552

    The best thing about Emily is that she has a masters in trash talking and a PhD in office pranking. Oh, and she works here in her spare time.

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  • Heather Melton

    Account Service

    417.885.4544

    The best thing about Heather is that her second toe is longer than her big one giving her impeccable balance and coordination… sometimes.

  • Jackie Hohlt

    Account Service

    417.885.5027

    The best thing about Jackie is her wealth of useless trivia knowledge. Did you know bananas are actually berries but strawberries are not? Now you do.

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  • James Kaminski

    Account Service

    The best thing about James is he’s never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you.

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  • Elizabeth Howard

    Account Service

    417.885.4554

    The best thing about Elizabeth is that she can kick the crap out of chopsticks. With one hand.

  • Eli Estes

    Development

    The best thing about Eli is that his last name is not Manning.

  • Ryan Yantis

    Development

    The best thing about Ryan is his perfectly oval head, wrapped in 17 cowlicks.

  • Brian Norris

    Development

    417.893.5006

    The best thing about Brian is that even when given this opportunity to brag he’s much too modest to do so.

  • Kayla Jones

    Account Service

    417.893.4008

    The best thing about Kayla is her bad-ass Mustang. Actually BOTH her bad-ass Mustangs — separated by 40 years and a thousand burnouts.

  • Denean Pryor

    Account Service

    417.893.4020

    The best thing about Denean is she once wrestled one of her kids out from the jaws of an alligator. With her bare hands.

  • Sheri Abernathy

    Creative

    417.885.4532

    The best thing about Abernathy is she is still evolving. She can wiggle her ears at will, an evolutionary trait now completely useless to humans.

  • Ashley Bush

    Account Service

    417.893.4030

    The best thing about Ashley is that she has a secret celeb crush on Bob Saget. Orrr maybe that’s the worst thing about Ashley…

  • Ruby Fleener

    Creative

    417.893.4025

    The best thing about Ruby is her right hand: After Whoopi Goldberg shook it, it hasn’t been washed since.

  • Emily Coulter

    Account Service

    417.893.4012

    The best thing about Emily is her ability to kill a hearty philodendron in under 48 hours.

  • Cody Cash

    Creative

    417.893.4009

    The best thing about Cody is that “Cody Takes Your Business Seriously™”

  • Richard Browne

    Development

    417.885.4551

    Best thing about Richard is his kind character… and he’s kind of a character. He learned some great lessons in grade school… as a teacher and is always up for a game of hoops.

  • Curt Bussen

    Creative

    417.893.4021

    The best thing about Curt? Hockey. Look it up.

  • Vanessa Brandt

    Account Service

    417.885.4505

    The best thing about Vanessa is that her mom works in a coal mine. No, really… Her mom works in coal mine and wears coal miner boots and drives the biggest dump truck you’ve never driven.

  • Elizabeth Brooks

    Account Service

    417.893.4004

    The best thing about Elizabeth is that she can lick her elbow. Did you just read that? Elizabeth… can lick… her elbow. Makes you wonder what elbows taste like?

  • Nora Hiatt

    Creative

    417.885.4502

    The best thing about Nora is her vast knowledge of Disney films and ability to say all kinds of naughty things in Spanish.

  • Sherry Edmonds

    Network/Operations

    417.885.4534

    The best thing about Sherry is that she can turn both hands upside down and is persistently pursuing any opportunity to actually use this skill.

  • Quentin Brown

    Creative

    417.885.4538

    The best thing about Quentin is he keeps changing his profile picture and this text and no one notices.

  • Shelbey Stockton

    Account Service

    417.893.4026

    The best thing about Shelbey is her ability to mix well with clients. Running a close second is her ability to mix drinks and get the party started.

  • Sarah Shelburn

    Account Service

    417.885.4596

    The best thing about Sarah is her ability to create music playlists suitable for every occasion. A skill she honed in her Jr. High mix tape days.

  • James Mulvenon

    Creative

    417.885.4536

    The best thing about James is that he is known to fight mountain lions in his free time, go fishing with bears and his curly hair has been known to change weather patterns.

  • Don Leveque

    Production

    417.885.4521

    The best thing about Don is that he always knows where the fish are biting and/or what the exact CMYK mix for iced coffee con leche is.

  • Chelsea Begley

    Account Service

    417.885.4507

    The best thing about Chelsea is she could live on milk. 1%, skim, whole, soy, you name it — that’s her drink of choice. Sometimes, she forgets the other food groups even exist.

  • Rob Nelson

    Rob Nelson

    Account Service

    417.885.4539

    The best thing about Rob is that he is aware he has a lot of “useless info” rolling around in his head — like the difference between a flying buttress and a bishop’s sleeve — but he has no idea how it got there.

  • Sam Pyle

    Creative

    417.885.4548

    The best thing about Sam is that no matter how many children he has, he will always have more toys than all of them combined.

  • Matt Rose

    Creative

    417.885.4524

    The best thing about Matt is, his whole family knows how to call the shots.

  • Brian Collins

    Creative

    417.885.4530

    The best thing about Brian is his absolute belief that any civilization that had felt the need to create detailed instructions for the use of toothpicks has lost its head and he’ll have nothing to do with it.