November was a big month for us here at Advantage Marketing. We celebrated 10 years of being in the marketing business! Founded in 2013, Advantage Marketing has grown year-over-year since its inception. We continue to earn the trust of our clients, large and small, with marketing that works.
The Start of Advantage Marketing
Founder and President of Advantage Marketing, Cori Kohlmeier has always been passionate about growing businesses through effective marketing. She started her career as a TV sales representative almost 20 years ago at Kansas' WB. In 2008, Cori took her strategic skills to the agency side of the industry. In 2013, she started Advantage Marketing. Amy Hoefer, Co-Owner and Vice-president joined the team in 2014. Since then, they have expanded the business by successfully marketing their clients' businesses, products, and services.
“The agency's growth has been amazing, and we’ve learned that the key to success is client satisfaction. Having been in the marketing business for over twenty years, I have seen the need for a more comprehensive approach to the overall marketing strategy. This requires a true partnership between the client and the agency. Success doesn’t happen overnight, it requires a strategic plan, consistency, and grit. Success has to be earned.” - Cori Kohlmeier
Expanding the Agency
Throughout those years before the agency was founded, Cori enjoyed a front-row seat to the changing face of advertising. Taking what she learned, she created an agency focused on multi-platform campaigns with influence through a variety of mediums. Today, this includes online digital display, social media, search engine optimization, reputation management, and traditional advertising on TV, radio, and billboards.
As the agency impressed more and more clients, it was only natural that additional employees needed to be brought on board. Many of the current employees at the agency were also there at its inception. Casey Bartley, Creative Director, saw quickly that Advantage Marketing was going to hit the marketing industry by storm. “I was brought in early on to bring AdMark’s digital marketing and production in-house. It’s impressive to see how those departments have grown and expanded over the years,” says Casey. Today, Advantage Marketing has 16 members on its team, located across the globe, and all experts in their fields.
In the 10 years since its creation, people have taken notice of Advantage Marketing in a big way. The agency seems to possess the secret ingredients necessary when creating comprehensive and effective marketing campaigns. Advantage Marketing has won numerous awards throughout the years, including the 2018 Small Business of the Year by the KSBDC, multiple awards through AMA, and ranked in the top 5 for Wichita Business Journal’s 2023 top marketing agencies in the region.
Thank You to Our Supporters
At Advantage Marketing, we are confident we have the best clients and have built the strongest marketing team in Wichita. Thank you for supporting and cheering us on during this last decade. Here's to many more decades to come!