Thought For Food

More than a clever play on words, it’s the thinking we’ve been doing for over 40 years

WHO WE ARE

We are an independent advertising agency with a huge appetite for all things food. This has been our focus since we opened our doors in 1976. And we’ve supported this dynamic industry ever since. Food is what we know and do best. And whether we’re connecting consumers to products or operators to manufacturers, the food industry will always be our delicious passion and expertise.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

We are committed to being good humans. Not perfect. But always striving to do the right thing. We make it a priority to never stop learning, growing or trying to make ourselves better. And we won’t ever shy away from making tough decisions or reflecting on the choices we’ve already made. Instead, we will do our best to be accountable, transparent and take action to better serve our clients, each other and the world around us.

Nice People Rule

Our smiles are genuine. Our smarts are earned.
Our egos never had a chance.
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    Amie Hylton Senior Creative Producer
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    Amy Dalrymple Front End Developer
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    Beth Kinney Creative Director
  • blank-scaler Brenda Leis, Studio Artist Brenda Leis, Studio Artist
    Brenda Leis Studio Artist
  • blank-scaler Brenda Turner, Senior Project Manager Brenda Turner, Senior Project Manager
    Brenda Turner Senior Project Manager
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    Brian Garnell Video Editor
    Cinematographer
  • blank-scaler Caitlin Scanlon, Digital Strategist Caitlin Scanlon, Digital Strategist
    Caitlin Scanlon Director of Content Marketing
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    Chef Dan Follese Culinary Specialist
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    Deb Ellis Director of Administration
    Photographer
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    Delores Director of In-Animation
  • blank-scaler Don Mullen, Vice President/Media Director Don Mullen, Vice President/Media Director
    Don Mullen Digital Media Specialist
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    Jake Kluskowski Senior Writer
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    Janelle Wedoe Receptionist
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    John Schneider VP, Digital + Strategic Planning
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    Justin Wolocko Creative Director
  • blank-scaler Kelly Rambow, Senior Visual/UX Designer Kelly Rambow, Senior Visual/UX Designer
    Kelly Rambow Senior Visual
    UX Designer
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    Lizzie Klann Media Planner
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    Mary Fiedler Billing Manager
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    Matt McKenzie Creative Director
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    Morgan Loecke Junior Digital Project Manager
  • blank-scaler Muriel Bartelme Kreske, Vice President/Executive Creative Director Muriel Bartelme Kreske, Vice President/Executive Creative Director
    Muriel Bartelme Kreske VP, Executive Creative Director, Partner
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    Nick Reif Copywriter
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    Nicole Kaspberbauer Senior Digital Art Director
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    Patrick Dupont Senior Art Director
  • blank-scaler Pete Bakanowski, Associate Creative Director Pete Bakanowski, Associate Creative Director
    Pete Bakanowski Creative Director
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    Sandri Dekker SVP, Digital Director, Partner
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    Sasha Charon Director of Accounting
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    Shelly Karau Senior Accountant
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    Tessa Loeck Content Engagement Manager
  • blank-scaler Tivi Hartzhein, Senior Project Manager Tivi Hartzhein, Senior Project Manager
    Tivi Hartzheim Senior Project Manager
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    Toby Cerqua Front End Developer
    Designer
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    Wallace Alexander Studio Artist

Work and Play
Are Good Buds

We make sure fun is a big part
of everything we do.

Ali smiling holding dried fish package
Matt with Pepperoni Eyes
Erin and Stacy smiling on couch below sign that says
Kelly wears sweatbands

Culture

Mysterious Gene Rator Sends Box of Adrenaline

Our team members received a “little zap for the soul” to keep us going – a customized playlist, remote speaker, @seriousjam, sweatbands and a whole bunch of energizing goodies.

Box of Adrenaline

Culture

Mysterious Gene Rator Sends Box of Adrenaline

Our team members received a “little zap for the soul” to keep us going – a customized playlist, remote speaker, @seriousjam, sweatbands and a whole bunch of energizing goodies.

Culture

Sweet Corgi Cannoli made bad choices at our St. Paddy’s Day Festivities

Others did their best to help their short-legged friend, but to no avail. She was blotto. No doubt Noli didn’t feel so hot the next day. Some corgis never learn.

Dog lying on it's back with other dogs staring

Culture

Sweet Corgi Cannoli made bad choices at our St. Paddy’s Day Festivities

Others did their best to help their short-legged friend, but to no avail. She was blotto. No doubt Noli didn’t feel so hot the next day. Some corgis never learn.

Culture

St. Paddy’s Day was magically delicious

Hanging out in the JTM parking lot and sharing a few drinks and snacks with beloved coworkers who may be wearin’ o’ the green!

St. Paddy's Day Festivities

Culture

St. Paddy’s Day was magically delicious

Hanging out in the JTM parking lot and sharing a few drinks and snacks with beloved coworkers who may be wearin’ o’ the green!

Community Involvement

BRINGING OUR EXPERTISE TO THE RAPIDLY GROWING FOOD START-UP SPACE

Launched in 2018, we partner with MN Cup and Grow North, awarding $25,000 of in-kind advertising services to propel start-up brands forward

JT Mega Team members smiling with Scale logo

Community Involvement

BRINGING OUR EXPERTISE TO THE RAPIDLY GROWING FOOD START-UP SPACE

Launched in 2018, we partner with MN Cup and Grow North, awarding $25,000 of in-kind advertising services to propel start-up brands forward

Masked creative team in front of JT Mega office
Selfie of Lizzie and Tivi
Selfie of Amie and Brian filiming
Black and white selfie of Deb, Muriel and Anna
Frank holding doll
PD and Muriel having a meeting in the bathroom
Nicole with papers sitting on the ground
Janelle with pretzel glasses
Nick and Patrick with sheets of bacon
Mary with beer stein
Phil eating rib at dinner
Deb selfie picture on bike
John decorating cookie
Anna Braun presenting at conference

Our resident chicken

Chicken with santa hat

Our resident chicken

Global Frozen Foods

SUPPORTING BIPOC-OWNED FOOD START UP HOYO

Our $25K in-kind award will focus on brand positioning, package design and retail sales materials.

Hoyo logo

Global Frozen Foods

SUPPORTING BIPOC-OWNED FOOD START UP HOYO

Our $25K in-kind award will focus on brand positioning, package design and retail sales materials.

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