Women Owned Agency Certification
Advantage Marketing is proud to be women owned. Partners Cori Kohlmeier and Amy Hoefer were peers in the business long before they joined forces. Amy was an account representative at KZSN about 20 years ago while Cori’s career started at Kansas' WB. Eventually, Cori took her creative campaign skills to the agency side of the industry. She launched Advantage Marketing and convinced Amy to join her in 2014. Since then, the two women have owned and operated the full service agency, expanding their business by growing business for clients.
Certified Woman Business Enterprise
Woman Business Enterprise Certification is bigger than a badge on the website. It is a foundation for many other important accreditations in business. It is a task you can complete that makes higher level accreditations accessible. The benefits are many and the certification lasts three years before renewal is required. Being a Certified Women Business Enterprise makes us proud and provides credibility to potential clients.
Advantage Marketing champions diversity. Intentionally including different perspectives makes our team more powerful. Wide world views make us better marketers. Valuing the life experiences of everyone we meet is core to our culture. Proudly women owned, Advantage Marketing invites you to engage the agency for thoughtful, comprehensive advertising strategy.
Kansas Commerce Designation
While Advantage Marketing has been women owned from the start, earning this official designation from the Kansas Department of Commerce required concentrated effort. All along the way, state officials were helpful, patient and encouraging. Rhonda Harris, Director of Minority & Women Owned Business, guided the process and was quick to offer helpful advice. Once all the required paperwork was complete, Rhonda scheduled a virtual site visit to accommodate travel restrictions during the height of COVID-19.
From start to finish, the designation process took several months. The required paperwork and requested documentation was extensive but not excessive. Each person on the Kansas Department of Commerce team was professional and knowledgeable. Expectations and timelines were clearly communicated. In each interaction, Kansas Commerce pushed us forward and wanted us to succeed.