Celebrating 90 Years2019-03-12T10:47:26-06:00

Celebrating our past, inspiring our future.

Celebrating our past,
inspiring our future.

So much has changed in the advertising and marketing world over the last 90 years. From advertising the first loaves of sliced bread during the Great Depression to embracing the digital innovation of the 21st century, The Wendt Agency has preserved and flourished. Join us in reflecting on our past nine decades of creating success for our clients. We thank you for being a part of our history and look forward to the next 90 years!

Share and reflect with us!

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A Glimpse into Our Marketing Past

Cheers

If you’ve been a part of Wendt’s past, are a part of our present, or plan on being a part of our future, please share and reflect with us! We would love to hear from you.

Send Your Cheers

Cheers

If you’ve been a part of Wendt’s past, are a part of our present, or plan on being a part of our future, please share and reflect with us! We would love to hear from you.

Send Your Cheers

Lisa K

Great granddaughter of Louis Wendt

As the great granddaughter of Louis Wendt, how thankful I am that the company he began 90 years ago continues to thrive and remain strong! I can remember stories my grandmother used to share with me about my great grandfather’s company. Initially, the Wendt Advertising company had rented out office space someplace or another. But when the great depression hit, he had to release some of the employees he had, retaining Zelma Schroeder as his secretary. He moved his office and business into the bedroom of his home, which was located near Gibson Park. My great grandfather was not able to finish his formal education but had a drive to succeed in the business world. He and Zelma worked many long hours together, eventually moving his office from his bedroom after the depression had lifted. He eventually turned the reins of his company over to my Uncle Wally (Wallace Wendt). When Wally passed away, Zelma took over. She was the perfect fit, having been with the company since its beginnings. After Zelma retired, Stan Meyer was next in line, another perfect choice to lead the Wendt Advertising Company.

So it is with much fondness for this company that I wish to say, “Happy Anniversary to the Wendt Advertising Company,” and thank you to so many dedicated, hard working employees! May Wendt Advertising continue to go on for many more years.

Leadership Montana

Chantel Schieffer, President/CEO

“Happy 90th to The Wendt Agency! Leadership Montana is honored to work with your brilliant team and we are grateful to be among your client list. Thank you for helping us to build a better Montana.”

Health Care Service Corporation

Randy Starns, Vice President Student Markets

“Congratulations on your remarkable accomplishment. It could not have been done without the dedicated and inspired work you do for your clients.”

Montana Lottery

“Wendt has been a valuable member of our marketing team. They understand our goals and manage to effectively translate them to high-level design.  They never hesitate to roll up their sleeves and support our agency, our marketing strategies and products.  We trust their insights and expertise in attaining our high level of advertising standards and processes.  Congratulations on 90 successful years!”

Tire-Rama

Glen Korf

“Tire-Rama would like to congratulate The Wendt Agency on their 90th year milestone. Their professionalism and exceptional level of quality made the decision to partner with Wendt in 2019 an easy one.”

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A Few Kind Words

When you’ve been in business for 90 years, you’ve seen a lot of people come and go from your team. Over our nine decades, Wendt has been proud to employ some extraordinarily talented Montanans (and transplants who fell in love with Montana). From free-spirited creative folks to analytical strategists and everyone in between, Wendt has always been a home for those willing to share their talents with the world. Here are a few kind words from some of them.

90 Acts of Kindness

At our core, The Wendt Agency has always been dedicated to the community and state in which we are fortunate to work and live in. That is why we are continuing on traditions of community service and launching “90 Acts of Kindness” in honor of our 90th anniversary. Check in throughout the year as we complete our acts of kindness.

Art Supplies for Shodair Children’s Hospital

Wendt chose one of our newest partners, Shodair Children’s Hospital, to be the recipient of our first round of 90th giving! We love Shodair’s mission: To heal, help, and inspire hope. We asked how we could best serve their residents and discovered that the hardworking team at Shodair often purchases arts and crafts supplies out of their own pockets to nurture the creative energy of their residents. Being the creative types ourselves, we wanted to be a part of encouraging children’s curiosity and imaginations. We are glad to enter the new year enriching the lives of the children at Shodair and look forward to our continued partnership with the hospital.

Kiwanis Book Nook

Wendt celebrated Read Across America Day by donating more than 100 books to the Kiwanis Club in Great Falls. Kiwanis created two book nooks at Great Falls elementary schools – one at West Elementary and one at Giant Springs – and every year, children at both schools get to take home a book of their own. At Wendt, we know how important it is to foster a love of reading in children, so we were excited to be able to contribute to this amazing project. And our offerings were as varied as our employees – everything from classics like “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Harry Potter” to nonfiction tales and sports stories. Hopefully, this means every student will find something they love!