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Curious. Agile. Collaborative.

From marketing plans to campaign strategy to creative and brand discovery – marketing and branding success doesn’t just happen. Strategy is at the foundation of each and every effort we lead. Wendt’s approach to developing multi-dimensional efforts requires curiosity, agility, and collaboration. Our path is purposeful and crafted with our client’s goal as the centerpiece. In fact, Wendt’s strategic processes may be based on years of success, but they are always customized for each project and client. Through these proven methods, we construct a conduit that sparks innovative ideas that deliver ROI and build client partnerships for the long haul. 

Curious. Agile. Collaborative.

From marketing plans to campaign strategy to creative and brand discovery – marketing and branding success doesn’t just happen. Strategy is at the foundation of each and every effort we lead. Wendt’s approach to developing multi-dimensional efforts requires curiosity, agility, and collaboration. Our path is purposeful and crafted with our client’s goal as the centerpiece. In fact, Wendt’s strategic processes may be based on years of success, but they are always customized for each project and client. Through these proven methods, we construct a conduit that sparks innovative ideas that deliver ROI and build client partnerships for the long haul. 

Account Management

Wendt clients benefit from something that truly sets us apart – our signature Super Service. Powered by our strategic services team, our clients not only have advocates and collaborators, they have a dedicated champion that listens, leads thought-provoking conversations, helps define goals and guide efforts, and build solid, results-driven strategies. Day in, day out – they manage all the details from projects to full campaigns, keeping them on track, on time, and on budget – much to the satisfaction of our loyal and cherished clients. 

Brand Strategy & Development 

Everyone has a brand – but not everyone has control of it. It is vital to understand your brand, harness it, and effectively express it with the world. Wendt understands how to discover, build, and communicate brands in powerful, relevant ways. Our Brand Discovery Experience is a process that we have crafted to unearth the value your brand brings to your customers. Insights from this experience allow us to unite who you truly are with your communications to the outside world. The result is brand and marketing messages that are authentic, deliberate, consistent, and memorable. 

Creative

Wendt has been producing ads since the days of typewriters and rubber cement and has always been known for creative excellence. It’s a reputation we take very seriously. Our creative team has that perfect mix of raw talent, smarts, and technical skill which results in creative messaging that resonates with the audience’s head, heart, and gut. We understand it isn’t just about pretty pictures, though we do promise everything looks killer, too. Data, insights, and aesthetics all need to be integrated to create effective and powerful messaging that drives results. 

Content Creation

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it never killed a content creator. (At least, none that we know of.) To build engaging content, you must be inquisitive. Lucky for us and our clients, our content creation team loves to learn, conceptualize, and produce impactful content. But it isn’t enough to just craft the story. We are masters at telling that story in different mediums and understanding how users interact with brands through those touchpoints. 

Video & Photography 

Compelling imagery is a universal language we all speak. A powerful photo or video can tell a story in an instant and spark emotions that are uniquely personal. But, capturing perfect footage or a dynamic photo isn’t just luck. It takes vision and a whole bunch of technical skills. Wendt’s video and photo team are not only experts, but passionate about finding the ideal light and composition to tell our client’s story through a timeless lens. We call it Wendtography

Website & Digital Development

We may think the future is here – but the digital world we live in is changing every day. That’s why Wendt’s digital team is always focused on keeping up with trends and the constantly evolving technological landscape. We understand a compelling digital experience is not only an extension of your brand, but it should also engage your audiences and provide a positive user experience. That’s why we pride ourselves on building exceptional digital outreach and one of the most powerful tools – your website, which is critical to a brand’s success. 

Integrated Media

Marketing success doesn’t just happen. It is built on a foundation of research, knowledge, hard work, and attention to detail. Our media team has all of that plus decades of experience planning and placing campaigns in the complicated and ever-evolving media landscape. We are thoughtful and nimble, optimizing placements and taking advantage of opportunities in real time. This isn’t theoretical media planning and buying. This is real-world expertise used to create and maintain results-driven outreach 

Performance Analytics

We’ve said it before, but we will say it again (because it’s THAT important), our team is data-driven and results-oriented. We are believers in connecting the dots. That’s why accurate and insightful analytics are a part of every campaign we develop. And we aren’t afraid to pivot if we feel the performance could be better. We utilize industry analytic tools and have developed proprietary client reporting methods and dashboards to make data and insights sexy. (Well, as sexy as numbers can be.) 

Earned Media

Brand stories need to be shared in many ways, shapes, and forms. Wendt’s team recognizes the power of a captivating story and works to share it through strong content across numerous platforms. We are masters of digging deeper to find the hidden gem that demands attention – then curating it through the best channels to make impact. Our earned media communications plans are living, breathing documents, providing a strong and calculated path for ongoing efforts that remains nimble enough to respond to opportunities. 

Social Media​

Oh, if our founders could see us today! We live in a world of creativity and curiosity – which is fine by us since our social media experts are champions of the conversation that occurs every day in the ever-expanding social universe. As devoted connectors, Wendt can help build and nurture a brand’s social space to expand reach, build brand evangelists, and evoke action. We also know that social media can’t always be controlled, but it can be guided, managed, and reputations can emerge and prosper from a carefully cultivated plan. If there is one thing we do know, social media is a powerful tool that shouldn’t be ignored! 

Let’s Connect

We are always ready and eager to make new connections, create strategic partnerships, and blaze new trails for our client’s efforts.  

Let’s Connect

We are always ready and eager to make new connections, create strategic partnerships, and blaze new trails for our client’s efforts.  

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CAITLIN CRUMLEY

CONTENT CREATOR

Forever chasing the Texas heat, Caitlin, along with her husband Rob, spend most of their time outdoors soaking in the sun and adventure. We know what you’re thinking…luckily for them, skiing is also a favorite pastime come winter! An adventurous spirit, but a perfectionist at heart, Caitlin brings excellence and attention to detail in all that she does.

Angela moody

CONTROLLER

An avid crafter who thrills at dreaming up new sewing, quilting, and crocheting projects, Angela enjoys spending most of her spare time with her husband, Gene, and her “pittie-kids,“ her pit bull fur-babies, Traeger and Lexi Lou.

Jennifer Fritz

PRESIDENT

Shareholder / Director 

Jen brings a sense of adventure and an inquisitive mind to all she does, whether that is sipping on a new tequila or inspiring a culture of learning at the agency. She and her husband Ryan enjoy the Montana lifestyle alongside their two children, Kate and Wren, and their fluffy family dog, Morris (named after a former Gonzaga basketball player!)

CAROL KRUGER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Shareholder / Director 

Irony is not without a sense of humor. Carol loves London, which is known for high tea, but deep down — Carol is a die-hard coffee lover. When it comes to her work, what excites her most is seeing it out in the world. Billboards to digital ads, strategy to placement, Carol is energized ensuring it all comes together in a final message. 

Lorie hager

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CPA

Shareholder / Director 

  • Ethical and diligent financial leader.
  • Ensures financial department meets and exceeds accounting best practices.
  • Always detailed driven, making sure campaigns and projects are billed accurately and timely.

Looking for tricked-out tree houses or Airbnb homes in far-off locales fills Lorie’s downtime. But when she’s at work, she gets a heady sense of satisfaction when our Wendt team overcomes obstacles and celebrates successes. 

Kara smith

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Shareholder / Director 

Kara is completely enchanted with the Caribbean. The humidity, the teal waters — if only our bustling office were as tranquil! Not just captivated by sandy beaches, Kara is fascinated with understanding what makes people think and enjoys how her work allows her to tap into people’s emotions.

Johna wilcox

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Shareholder

  • Dynamic partnership builder.
  • Passionate about providing super service.
  • Designs robust strategies to surpass metrics of success.

Johna wouldn’t be stuck on a desert island without Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water – Hydrating SPF30 Face Mist — after all, it’s a desert. Duh! But her real energy comes from working on dynamic projects and interacting with clients.

Kattie meyer

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Shareholder

Traveling to Paris when her daughter is old enough would be a dream come true for Kattie. When not planning for trips abroad, Kattie is inspired by working with a variety of different clients who keep her challenged and on her toes. 

Merle Mcleish

MEDIA BUYER

Whether it’s genealogy or geocaching, the thrill of the hunt drives Merle. She also has a deep appreciation for art and art history, which is perfect for the creative and artistic atmosphere of Wendt where Merle feels right at home. 

Jennifer beisecker

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

  • Confidently approaches every project with energy and a smile.
  • Adept at tracking financials with accuracy.
  • Brings efficiency and a keen eye for detail that exceeds expectations.

Jenn enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. Her husband, children, and extended family are everything. She also loves the absolutes of accounting; things balance, or they don’t. And she loves making it all add up. 

Jennifer mckee

DIGITAL STRATEGIST

A hiker, a skier, a mother, a wife, a friend, and an optimist, Jennifer cherishes spending her spare time with her husband, Johnathan, and their two children, Cormac and Maggie. 

Johnny ewald

SENIOR DIGITAL DESIGNER

SHAREHOLDER

Tacos! According to Johnny, tacos are the perfect combination of savory and simplicity — the possibilities are endless. Boundless creativity is infinite too. For Johnny, creativity begins as a tiny spark that ignites into form and serves a purpose. 

Sheena Annala

ART DIRECTOR

Sheena spends every spare moment with her young family. It’s all about having adventures — a philosophy she brings into the office. When at work, Sheena is thrilled to get the chance to do something new and creative every day. 

Victor Fulcher

UX/UI DESIGNER

Preserving bicycles, trinkets, and books brings Victor joy because he sees possibility in objects others might overlook. It’s this ability to make something from nothing that drives his work too. Being able to meld form, function, design, and code scratches the itch for both sides of his brain. 

Meghan Shaulis

UX/UI DESIGNER

Once her feet hit the floor, and after the coffee has been brewed, on Saturday mornings, you’ll find Meghan happily making breakfast for her family. If it were up to Meghan, she would never part from her husband. Lucky for us, she is also passionate about bringing her talents to the Wendt creative team and our clients. 

Gwen Fleming

CONTENT CREATOR

  • Curious creative who writes powerful copy with bold impact.
  • Brainstorms compelling content that inspires and incites action.
  • Ensures messaging is always engaging and on-brand.

Gwen’s lived from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles-ish; she invariably returns home to Montana … every time. She is passionate about using her experiences to create content that inspires strong impressions. 

Haley Thomas

PRODUCTION MANAGER

SHAREHOLDER

Haley has an immobilizing fear of grasshoppers. Not spiders, not snakes — GRASSHOPPERS. It’s surprising to know this, considering how fearless and fierce Haley is when creating efficient workflows. In fact, helping others is what she strives most to do.