Employee News Articles

New Account Manager Scraps Sports for Adventures in Advertising

To be fair, OBI Creative’s new Account Manager, Joe Menaugh, isn’t leaving sports behind altogether; you can still spot this thrill-seeker skydiving, canyoneering, running, hiking, golfing or attending one of his children’s sporting events. Professionally speaking however, this seven-year CWS planning committee member and former Associate Director of the Big Ten Conference is hanging up […]

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Employee Spotlight: Katie Goetz

If OBI Creative Digital Strategist Katie Goetz could be anywhere, doing anything (other than in Des Moines creating awesomely effective digital campaigns for clients) she would sit at a little table outside a coffee shop in Paris, admiring the Eiffel Tower. It, along with exploring Hawaii, Greece and Africa are on this talented, travel-loving, fitness […]

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Alt + OBI = Unstoppable

You’ve heard the news; OBI Creative has expanded into Iowa by joining forces with the digital powerhouse of Alt Studios. With a mission to provide ‘creativity with purpose,’ Alt Studios captured the attention of OBI president and CEO Mary Ann O’Brien, who had followed Alt for two years before moving to acquire their talented team […]

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Globe-Trotting Do-Gooder Joins OBI Account Team

Creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration come naturally to Ashley Smith; maybe that’s why advertising is such a good fit for our newest Account Director. Or maybe it’s because she genuinely enjoys helping people. Ashley joins our crew after a stint coaching advertisers to reach their goals at LinkedIn as a Marketing Solutions Support Specialist; and […]

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Meet OBI’s Newest Problem Solver – Research Director Lori Skupa

For as long as she can remember, Lori has enjoyed getting to the bottom of a problem. “That is the heart of research after all,” she says. “Whether I’m developing a survey or running the analysis, I like to learn about different industries, gather data and then illustrate it to tell a story.” Lori is […]

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Meet OBI’s New Agency Mom – Resource Manager Tiffany Wescott

Keeping an ad agency humming along without a resource manager is kind of like driving through a busy intersection without a signal; it’s easy to get confused about who goes first, which can lead to delays and the occasional accident. Ouch! With the addition of resource manager Tiff Wescott to our team, the lights (and […]

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Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations



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Director of HR & Administration