Saint Paul Agency is one of the fastest-growing, full-service advertising agencies in the country. Specializing in campaign strategy, negotiation, creative direction, implementation and measurement. In a short period of time, we are helping many of our clients experience record sales growth and profitability. We do this through a strategic blend of traditional media and digital prowess. We’d love to help your business do the same.
You need an advertising agency in your corner who understands:
1) Your time is valuable. You need an ally handling your marketing so you can tend to job #1 - running your business.
2) You want results. We get results. We want long-term partnerships, not one-off clients.
3) The message is important, but not at the risk of draining your resources with overpriced production. We put a higher portion of our clients’ budgets into actually buying media. Our philosophy leads to more quality impressions and a better chance of success.
4) The fragmented world of media; digital, traditional and social media. Media consumption has changed more in the past 5 years than since the first radio station went on the air over 95 years ago.
Mike has been in the advertising business since 1988, working in radio, television, newspaper and online. He has a deep background and understanding of how to help clients achieve results with their marketing efforts.
As a radio announcer in small, medium and major markets Mike worked closely with sales and promotions to maximize client campaigns. He then had a very successful eight years at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, where he was a top Account Executive each year in a large advertising department. As the world of advertising changed, he went on to WCCO to sell online advertising and was promoted to Digital Sales Manager. Through developing sponsorship opportunities and maximizing their digital platform, he ran one of the top departments in the company. Mike beat much larger markets in revenue with creative campaigns utilizing all the assets CBS had to offer. He went to work for Comcast Spotlight to sell TV and online advertising. Mike was one of the top AEs at Comcast Spotlight, specializing in selling sports to large clients.
A lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, Mike lives in Maplewood with his wife Gretchen, daughter Chloe and Boston Terrier, Anders.
Troy Alexander has spent the last decade in advertising, the majority as a sales leader. He has directly negotiated over $25 million in advertising campaigns across television, radio, digital media platforms, and event sponsorships. Most recently, Troy was a Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia in Minneapolis, where he led the sales efforts for KDWB radio and the Total Traffic & Weather Network. He joined iHeartMedia in April 2013 after seven successful years at Comcast Spotlight where he was an award-winning salesperson and sales manager.
He began his career in the entertainment industry with a successful stint at the Hey City Theater Company as a leader of the sales and marketing efforts for the Cleveland, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis productions of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, the Minneapolis productions of Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Nunsense A-Men! and the Portland, Oregon production of Triple Espresso. In his mid-20s, Troy managed a portfolio of productions with combined annual gross revenues of $40 million at its peak of commercial success.
Following his role at Hey City, Troy joined the venerable Brave New Workshop where he directed the rapid expansion of a for-profit revenue stream for this well-established, 50-year-old organization. He successfully targeted and cultivated a client base of over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Troy developed unique forms of training, entertainment, and keynote presentations for a worldwide client list including Microsoft, 3M, Hewlett Packard, VISA, US Bank, Medtronic, Starbucks, Toronto Blue Jays, and National Hockey League, to name a few.
Troy is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science. In his free time, Troy enjoys playing with his kids, attending concerts, spending time outdoors, and playing hockey. He has been a resident of Saint Paul since 1999.
Kelly spent over sixteen years with Comcast Spotlight taking care of the needs of local and national advertisers. Kelly made sure their advertising campaigns ran on-time and on-budget. A lifelong resident of Saint Paul, Kelly is a graduate of Saint Bernard’s High School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in both History and Political Science from Hamline University. Kelly is also a graduate of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Saint Paul program. Leadership Saint Paul is a flagship adult learning program centered on community leadership that prepares, challenges and engages emerging and existing leaders to strengthen the Saint Paul/East Metro region.
In 2010, Kelly volunteered as Chairperson of the Highland Farmer’s Market. He and his committee were instrumental in launching a new farmer’s market for the Highland Park community which continues today. Kelly also co-founded the fundraiser "Pilates for a Purpose" in cooperation with MGayle Studio. In 2011, the event raised over $20,000 for Neighborhood House on Saint Paul’s West Side.
Kelly has been on the Board of Directors of the Saint Bernard’s Alumni Association since 2010. Since 2012 he has served as President of the Association.
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