Before partnering with Phil, Jim spent 15 years as sales manager for TV stations in Omaha, Phoenix, Wichita and Kansas City. It’s this “other-side-of-the-desk” experience that gives him an insider’s understanding of content and distribution models in today’s splintered media world. Besides providing unique media perspectives, Jim also heads up the MBB Consumer Engagement Team, helping them find new ways to extend reach and budget. Jim’s vast media experience has made him remarkably astute in sensing a good deal, something our clients seem to appreciate. Although Jim holds a MBA from Creighton, he’s a Jayhawk through and through.
Vice President, Consumer Engagement
Steven helps MBB clients develop smart digital strategies and explore new interactive frontiers. He readily admits to being a digital geek, and his deep passion for it becomes readily apparent when you hear him expound on all things digital, including eCRM, ecommerce, user experience, taxonomy, wireframes, mobile, application development, business systems analyst, quality assurance tester, social media and analytics. Whew. Prior to joining us, Steven spent five years with Kansas City’s largest interactive agency, working on national brands like Burger King, SAP and Kashi. Steven holds two BS degrees from Kansas State University in marketing and general management.
After graduating from The University of Iowa, Stacy packed up her car and, without a job lined up, drove to Phoenix. It paid off. For over a decade, Stacy has worked across the country and in the process grown her expertise in media research and strategy, planning and buying for all mediums both agency-side and in-house.
Stacy grew up in Iowa but is a city girl at heart. Even though she loves the country, she just can’t give up shopping. If she isn’t working, you can probably find Stacy traveling. She’s been to Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Amsterdam and over a dozen other far away lands.
Earned Media Supervisor
Leslie is an Iowa native and graduated from Iowa State – Hawkeye fans Bob and Stacy don’t seem to mind...too much. She’s a Gamma Phi Beta girl and she spent a summer in Florence, Italy studying art history. Leslie moved here from Chi-Town where she was as assistant account executive at an agency. There, she executed public relations and social media strategies for a variety of local and national clients including Trex Company and Tiffany & Co.
Leslie learned something about herself while studying abroad – she has an unnatural obsession with adrenaline and free falling.
Watch how it's done here.
Earned Media Manager
This Cornhusker, Emily Leeper, came to us from a Kansas City startup where she worked as a Coworking & Events Manager. After earning her Bachelor of Journalism degree, she interned for several organizations and gained a good blend of PR and social experience. Now, she’s busy helping a variety of our clients. In her spare time, she serves on the board of the Kansas City PRSA Chapter and is a founding committee member for Project Homeless Connect.
You think you like shopping? Well, let’s just say Emily takes Black Friday really seriously.
James is the “Dave Grohl” of data. He maintains just about all of our campaign dashboards and lets us know how we’re doing, as well as reports on our websites and philosophically stares at numbers. His background includes time as a social media and digital marketing coordinator. He also interned with Schools for the Children of the World in Honduras. James attended The University of Central Missouri where he earned his degree in Public Relations
Though he hasn’t made it as a YouTube celebrity yet, he makes up for it with his guitar and cosplaying skills.