Barry Nelson’s Final Final Party

Chuck Zimmerman

The creative folks at Sage put together a great election night retirement party for long time John Deere employee Barry Nelson. There are many people in Kansas City this week for the multiple meetings taking place like the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. The ZimmComm Team is here too and we were able to bid a fond farewell to …

Agency, Agribusiness, John Deere, Public Relations

Swanson Russell Promotes Wostrel to VP

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to Kellie Wostrel, who has just been promoted to to vice president/public relations manager for the Swanson Russell Omaha office. Wostrel began her career at Swanson Russell as public relations counsel in 2008 and has since worked with many account teams, including FMC Agricultural Solutions, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, Merck Animal Health, Precision Laboratories and Urban Libraries Council, among …

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The 2016 #AgCatalyst is Looking for Your Registration

Chuck Zimmerman

It is the third annual AgCatalyst, an event coordinated by AdFarm. This year the theme is “AgCatalyst 2016: Finding the best possible path to our customers’ hearts, minds, smartphones and back.” Registration is now open. Early bird pricing ends September 15th. This value-packed two-day event is about fostering insight and igniting discussions around new opportunities to reach and engage with …

Agency

New Digs for Agricultural Agency and Media Group

Cindy Zimmerman

A major agricultural PR agency and an ag media group have just announced new offices. G&S Business Communications, a global independent public relations and marketing agency, has moved its Raleigh office to the new Bank of America Tower located in the North Hills section. “After more than doubling our Raleigh presence within three years and expanding our services and capabilities, …

Agency, Media

A S’well Gift From Sage

Chuck Zimmerman

Those Sage people in Kansas City, MO sent a very S’well gift this Christmas. The creative marketing agency led by Leigh Ann Cleaver and Kelly Schwalbe wants us to stay hydrated. Although I missed their coming out party a few weeks ago I have had need of hydration after attending them in the past! ICYMI. Sage, formerly BCS Communications, defines …

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AgCatalyst Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

While we were busy with koalas and kangaroos last week in Australia, the first AgCatalyst Awards were being handed out in Kansas City. One of the inaugural honorees was our very dear friend Al Johnson, who started his career more than four decades ago with a traditional print magazine, Dakota Farmer, and continues to innovate and lead the ag media …

Agency, Agri-Pulse

NAMA Professional Development Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

NAMA announced the winners of this year’s Professional Development Awards at the recent Fall Conference in Denver. Each year, NAMA recognizes industry leaders in the areas of marketing communications, sales and public relations. The 2015 Marketing Communications award recipient is Christine Hart-Nieland, Senior Account Manager at Brighton Agency. An agri-marketing veteran of nearly 25 years, today Chris is on the …

Agency, NAMA

Osborn Barr Participates in MAIP Intern Program

Chuck Zimmerman

Osborn Barr is hosting Laura Gonzalez, summer intern via the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program. This prestigious program had over 1,000 student applicants from all over the country and only 155 were selected. The goal of MAIP is to share multicultural talent with the advertising industry. It offers agencies the opportunity to gain top talent and enhance workforce diversity. According …

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Lamp Public Relations & Marketing Announces Expansion

Chuck Zimmerman

Jody Lamp just let me know that her firm, Lamp Public Relations & Marketing, is expanding its current business, while maintaining its current clients and office from Billings, MT. Additionally, the public relations and marketing firm will open offices in both western and eastern Nebraska to become even more centrally located and aligned to service its agriculture-based clientele and industry. …

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McCormick Company Plays Together Well with sandbox

Chuck Zimmerman

McCormick Company recently announced becoming part of the sandbox agency. According to Mark Perrin, President of McCormick and a principal with sandbox, the agencies that make up sandbox “play together well.” I spoke with Mark about this new relationship. sandbox is a full service advertising agency established through the combination of complementary entrepreneurial firms that share the “play together well” …

Agency, Audio, ZimmCast