A.D. Creative Group is a full-service marketing firm headquartered in Billings, Montana, with a second office in Gillette, Wyoming. At any one time, our firm has a roster of over 200 active clients and is working hundreds of projects simultaneously. Many of our clients are based in the Northwest region; however, in recent years, we’ve expanded to include a significant number of national and international organizations.
Since 1985, our award-winning creative has been welcomed by millions of people and seen in stores, on the road, in museums and airports, on the web and throughout the media arts across the country. Don’t let our size fool you. Our small firm packs a punch when it comes to marketing, design and brand development.
Choose your customers, trust them and treat them well. Say yes, bend the rules, show up on time, keep promises. Don’t exert power merely because you can. Be human, be kind, pay attention, smile.
We don’t want to be compared to other agencies. We want to be the one our clients call when they have a problem because they know we can help find a solution or, at the very least, lend an ear, a perspective and a good cup of coffee.
Our processes are individualized and crafted to meet the specific needs of each client. Nothing is reused, recycled or repurposed. The relationships we build with our clients cultivate genuine trust and true partnership. It is this trust that enables us to push the creative envelope of what is possible, challenging status quo and achieving unexpected results.
More than lip service, this talented team of strategists, designers and visual communicators are a powerful asset for any organization. Although you may have one primary point of contact, expect to work closely with many of these individuals throughout the life cycle of projects. At A.D., we believe in a team approach to make sure your brand is managed as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Before starting A.D. Creative in 1985, Eric’s life was a mix of Road House, A River Runs Through It and Caddy Shack. So, he knows his stuff about serving, casting and driving (the right message). He’ll 86 the bad ideas, reel in the good ones and never need a mulligan to get the win.
How Eric Got Here:
A man with a plan, Michael is known for finding new ways to blur the line between strategy, creative, and user experience. While he loves the digital landscape, Michael also has made his mark across the country from Wyoming to the South. In his spare time, Michael finds the time to fully unplug and get in some fly fishing in order to recharge.
How Michael Got Here:
Got reeled in.
Jenn doesn’t just bring home the bacon, she can track it down with her houndsman husband, half a dozen dogs and two adorable hunters-in-training. Combine that with her fierce eye for design and detailed project management skills and you’ve got an Associate Creative Director that never misses her mark.
How Jenn Got Here:
Blazed her own trail.
Being a Cubs fan says a lot about you. You’re loyal even during the down times. You’re cautiously optimistic. You’re used to being frustrated. You believe in the Billy Goat Curse. And, when the big win comes around, it’s all worth it! All that passion and angst translates into award winning design, making him our MVP.
How Kevin Got Here:
Bases loaded. Bottom of the ninth. Home run.
From the icy confines of a crab boat in Alaska, to the cliff walls above whitewater rapids, to the claustrophobic warmth of an efficiency apartment in SoCal, Gregor definitely took the scenic route to AD. Along the way, he built a portfolio of amazing photography and design. He’s always searching out the backroads where the real adventure is, never settling for the easy route.
How Gregor Got Here:
The sweetest car in the lot.
Not many agencies have an Olympian on the payroll, but A.D. does! Rick’s mad hockey skills landed him a spot on Billings’ Senior Olympic hockey team. At work, he plays to where the puck is going to be, always aware of the end goal. And, as head lightbulb changer, he’s as familiar with a Stanley screwdriver as he is the Stanley Cup.
How Rick Got Here:
By keeping his stick on the ice.
For someone who’s career is online, Julie’s life is built on a solid foundation of analog experience. She’s traveled the world, speaks French, Irish, and even lived overseas. Julie loves to spend real time with her grandson Chris or in the great outdoors. At home, Julie turns to books instead of Facebook. We count ourselves lucky to have her on our digital team!
How Julie Got Here:
Changed her IP address.
For someone who basically lives off the grid, John sure can kill it when it comes to building code and producing video. He combines his background in physics and math along with the toughest training ground there is — being a high school teacher — to stand and deliver for our clients.
How John Got Here:
With zero carbon footprint.
Perrin dedicated hours of study to television research, logging countless episodes of CHiPs, Facts of Life and other culturally relevant programming. Perrin continues her media education, investigating reality tv, Carpool Karaoke and yoga memes to make sure the media mix she provides clients is the highest rated.
How Perrin Got Here:
Changed the channel.
Jack taught himself to juggle in the first grade – a skill that helped him take 3rd in his college Mr. Yellowjacket Pageant. Jack is also an avid golfer, but had to give up his indoor practice after breaking a glass light. For the safety of those near him, Jack has turned his attentions to social media and his game is legit, he even has a Google certificate that says so.
How Jack Got Here:
Boosted post went viral.
From winning the title of “Best Personality” in eighth grade to graduating from MSU with Honors to seeking out the next best cup of coffee, Olivia is not one to settle for good enough — which is great news if she’s working for you! When she’s not helping A.D.’s clients build their online presence, Olivia can be found on the water (frozen or not) or snacking on an Eggo watching Stranger Things.
How Olivia Got Here:
Returned from the Upside Down.
If there’s anyone on board who can land this plane, it’s April. Originally trained as an airline pilot, a change in April’s flight plan led her to now head the control tower at A.D. She speaks jive. She makes sure we’ve got clearance, Clarence. And, yes, she can make a pterodactyl out of almost anything. Just don’t call her Shirley.
How April Got Here:
Bumped herself up to first class.