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About Us

Start with a dedicated group of marketing professionals. Add an open, informal downtown office that encourages interaction and collaboration. Mix in a passionate commitment to our clients’ success. Top it all off with creative excellence and you have The Wendt Agency – eclectic individuals coming together to create signature work.

Never content with the same old same old, and positively allergic to resting on our laurels, we are constantly refining our craft. We feed our creativity with training, research, hard work, camaraderie, coffee, afternoon snack breaks, and the occasional office-wide tricycle race.

We produce ideas, not just ads. And we produce them as an engaged and enthusiastic team. Our approach means everyone, including our client partners, has a seat at the idea table. We are all proud to live in Montana, but silos belong on farms, not in marketing agencies!

We are The Wendt Agency. Don’t you want to get to know us better?

Brand Pillars

Our growth, both internally and with our clients, is nurtured by our brand pillars. They guide and define how we work and the approach we take when building partnerships.

Our Team

Brenda Peterson
President/CEO

Lorie Hager, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Carol Kruger
Senior Vice President

Jennifer Fritz
Vice President of Client Services

Kara Smith
Creative Director

Pam Bennett
Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Johna Wilcox
Account Manager

Merle McLeish
Media Buyer

Meghan Shaulis
Art & Digital Director

Sheena Annala
Art Director

Tiffany Aldinger
Production Manager

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Johnny Ewald
Graphic & Digital Designer

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Teresa Appelwick
Publicity Coordinator/Social Media Assistant

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Tegan Bauer
Social Media Specialist

Wendt Serves

As Montana’s longest-standing advertising and marketing agency, we have deep roots in the state and a passionate commitment to making sure it is a top-notch place to live and work.

Giving back to our community is baked into our lives-literally, in the case of Christmas cookies we provide to Meals on Wheels each year. We believe in the power of volunteering. Whether producing pro bono work to brand Leadership Montana, serving on the United Way Board of Directors, or bagging trash during the annual April Cleanup, we aren’t afraid to dive in and help out a worthy cause.

Our commitment to community covers everything from the arts, to senior services, to mentoring youngsters:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Great Falls College MSU
  • Leadership Montana
  • Mansfield Performing Arts
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Montana Senior Olympics
  • Montana Council on Economic Education
  • River’s Edge Trail
  • Special Olympics of Montana
  • United Way of Cascade County
  • Voices of Montana Tourism
  • YWCA of Great Falls and Mercy Home

Bringing together diverse people to create success isn’t just what we do at work, it’s who we are every day.

Wendt History

When The Wendt Agency was established in 1929, the Internet was still in its infancy. Oh, wait a minute . . . the Internet didn’t exist yet. Neither did cable TV, social media, emails, streaming radio/TV, etc.

We’ve seen a lot of changes in the last 86 years, and we know nothing stands still in this industry. In fact, it’s the knowledge we have built up over the decades, that gives us the ability to ground our cutting-edge marketing strategies in hard-earned experience.

We are proud of our history and excited for our future!