From day one, we've been determined that this agency would bring a sense of humor to a customarily demanding and fast-paced industry. Our hard work and creative advertising speaks for itself. Twenty years later, with numerous awards under our belt and an ever‐expanding client list, we're celebrating the start of our third decade in the world of advertising.

What exactly does Ad Monkeys do?

Don't let our Hollywood good looks fool you. We're really just regular folks who strive to make things better for you and your business. Since 1994, clients have relied on Ad Monkeys to build their brand, promote their business, and get results.

Our staff consists of seasoned veterans blended with fresh new professionals who provide insight and innovation in today's ever‐changing digital marketplaces. We deliver the full creative process from concept to implementation: research, brainstorming, planning, and production. We've assisted clients—large and small, local and national—in growing their businesses with our marketing expertise. We know we can do the same for you!

What's In Our Portfolio?

  • Graphic design
  • Media Buying
  • Logo Creation & Brand Development
  • Video Production
  • Marketing Campaign Planning & Execution
  • Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Product Naming
  • Packaging
  • Web Development


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Over the years, our creativity has been recognized with numerous local, regional, and national awards from the American Advertising Federation. Ad Monkeys has also received the prestigious Telly Award, which draws international competition. Don't get us wrong—we love having our office adorned with flashy trophies and kudos from peers as much as the next agency, but the real reward is winning success for our clients.

Client Testimonials

Home of Economy

“Ad Monkeys has been fully committed to taking our marketing efforts to the next level since they joined our team at Home of Economy. Not only have they brought our production levels up to national standards, they have helped us drive sales increases across all of our North Dakota locations.”

– Wade Pearson, CEO & President

Warroad Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

“The Warroad Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCVB) was looking for a way to re-brand our community as Hockeytown USA™. The Ad Monkeys team rose to the challenge and created a new logo and an introductory video that showcased our hockey heritage, profiled some of our elite hockey players, and told the story of our commitment to provide ice time at no charge to our youth. We're thrilled with their work and now have a platform to build upon in the years to come.”

– Brenda Baumann, Board President

LifeCare Medical Center

“LifeCare Medical Center's relationship with Ad Monkeys began in 1995, and has grown to include the layout and design of our HealthMatters newsletter, copywriting, and original photography, as well as billboard, print, radio and TV ad production. The Ad Monkeys have collaborated with LifeCare’s marketing department to develop several multimedia campaigns, such as the award-winning Think Pink campaign, our annual Partners for Health event, and the annual Walk Run for Diabetes. Their work is creative and high quality, and I highly recommend Ad Monkeys.”

– Keith Okeson, CEO & President

True North Equipment

“Simply stated, True North Equipment's partnership with the Ad Monkeys creative team clicked from day one. From logo and branding development, to our Resource Center ground breaking, to our regional exposure through billboards and site-specific advertising, they have always delivered on their promises. The successful launch of our True Link Newsletter and their role in other key marketing initiatives are just a few examples of their great pride and passion.”

– John Oncken, Owner & Vice President

Sterling Carpet One

“We are a retailer that strongly believes in customer service, and I appreciate that Ad Monkeys does the same. When we need to adjust our message or plans, I fully trust they will take care of it without me having to give it another thought. Ad Monkeys recently debuted campaigns for our new lighting department and new Bemidji location requiring nothing more than a handshake. I can direct all of my attention to my business knowing they’ll give my marketing all the attention it needs and then some.”

– Paula Anderson, Manager

Meet the Monkeys

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Scott Telle

As a founder of the company he owns and operates with his wife, Linda, Scott Telle has overseen the visual aspects of Ad Monkeys from the get go. His role as Creative Director has earned the agency nearly 50 Addy Awards, plus the industry's coveted Telly Award. Scott also serves as an Account Executive, with a portfolio that spans across twenty years and has featured clients in healthcare, finance, higher education, and more.

Scott is a product of the University of North Dakota's class of 1991, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is also a part-time instructor at UND's Department of Art & Design, and a proud Squirt hockey parent.

Linda Telle

Linda Telle is co–owner and Chief Financial Officer at Ad Monkeys. A native of Grand Forks, Linda invested in the company in 2001 and brought along 15 years of experience from the financial industry. An advertising graduate from the University of North Dakota's College of Business Administration, Linda is a skilled businesswoman who knows the value of having an exceptional staff.

Beyond the scope of Ad Monkeys, she is a tough–as–nails hockey mom, a community volunteer, and a seasoned traveller.

Marnie Schuschke

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Marnie Schuschke is the Ad Monkeys' Production Manager and has been lending her organizational skills to our team for over 6 years. She keeps our office running smoothly and oversees projects from inception to completion. Just give us a call and she's likely the voice on the other end of the phone!

When Marnie isn't at a hockey game cheering on the University of North Dakota with her husband, she is at home chasing around her own little twin monkeys.

Linn Hodgson

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Linn Hodgson is our Senior Account Manager. With more than 20 years of media and client experience, Linn brings a wealth of expertise that is hard to match.

When Linn isn't brightening the office with his humor, he likes to get the kitchen dirty, and chase gophers with his lawn tractor. This is North Dakota Hockey Country, don't ya know!

Hannah Miller

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Hannah Miller is Ad Monkeys resident reticent Graphic Designer, lending her skills in web design, photography, and writing to the creative team. She most enjoys illustration, typography, and identity design.

Though usually fixating on the project at hand and leaning too close to the monitor, in her free time she listens to music, bakes, and riffs on TV shows with her friends. She also volunteers at the University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library.

Chris Olsen

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Chris Olsen does a little bit of everything on the Ad Monkeys creative team. While his primary interest is in illustration, you can also find him out on photo shoots, drawing TV storyboards, experimenting with typography, and working with motion graphics.

If he's not failing miserably at improving his posture at work, you can find him hunched over his animation desk at home, working with local theatres, or binge watching Netflix.

Mike Lerfald

Mike Lerfald oversees all things video. An award‐winning editor, Mike brings over 30 years of experience to the Ad Monkeys team, having worked with clients such as Microsoft, Bobcat Company, and The Discovery Channel. In 2010, Mike received the prestigious Silver Medal Award from the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for outstanding contributions in the field of advertising.

He is a long‐suffering (insert Minnesota sports team here) fan who enjoys the outdoors, golf, and motorcycling with his wife, Renee.

John Campbell

John Campbell is our in‐house photographer and social media monkey. Bringing a plethora of commercial and advertising photography knowledge to the Ad Monkeys team, he is also a successful entrepreneur. He enjoys bringing conceptual projects to life with his fellow creatives.

When he doesn't have a camera attached to his face, you can find him traversing the US with his family, aspiring to see all 50 states before his daughters are adults.


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