From day one, this agency has brought 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.
Our staff consists of seasoned veterans blended with fresh–faced professionals who provide insight and innovation into today's ever–changing digital marketplaces. We deliver the full creative process from concept to implementation: research, brainstorming, planning, and production. With our marketing expertise we've assisted clients—large and small, local and national—to build their brand, promote their business, and get results.
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.
“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
“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'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
“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
“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
As a founder of the company, 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 twenty years and features clients in healthcare, finance, and higher education.
Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota in 1991. He is also a part-time instructor at UND's Department of Art & Design, and a proud Squirt hockey parent.
Co-Owner/Chief Financial Officer
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 is the Ad Monkeys' Production Manager and has been lending her organizational skills to our team for over 7 years. She keeps our office running smoothly and oversees projects from inception to completion.
A Bemidji State University Honors Program graduate with a degree in Business Management, Marnie has worked in a wide range of industries. A Roseau native and world traveler, she and her family are active volunteers for the March of Dimes.
With more than 20 years of experience with media and clients, Linn Hodgson 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.
Hannah Miller is Ad Monkeys resident reticent Graphic Designer, contributing skills in web design, photography, and writing to the creative team. She most enjoys adding her own unique style to illustration, typography, and identity design projects.
Hannah has a BFA in Graphic Design & New Art Media from the University of North Dakota. She volunteers at the Chester Fritz Library and has served on its Art Committee.
Chris Olsen has provided original illustrations and animation for Ad Monkeys clients since 2012. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Chris is proficient in stop motion animation, puppet construction, motion graphics, and other aspects of time based media.
He is an accomplished cartoonist and storyboard artist and is as comfortable experimenting with typography as he is directing a video shoot. A true creative, Chris enjoys community art projects and often can be found acting, directing, or constructing sets for local theater productions.
Mike Lerfald is an award‐winning editor and 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 brings a plethora of commercial and advertising photography knowledge to the Ad Monkeys team, and he is also a successful entrepreneur. He enjoys bringing concepts 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.
1165-F South Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201