New work. New hires. New case studies. In other words, news.

We’re getting Bigger AND Better

Walz Tetrick Advertising is acquiring InQuest Marketing, putting us among the largest locally owned agencies in the Kansas City area. “Combining our phenomenal teams and mutual ‘people-first’ cultures will propel us all to the next level,” CEO Charlie Tetrick says, “which will allow more services and strategic leadership across the board for our clients.”

Walz Tetrick is One of Kansas City’s Top Digital Firms

When you’re looking for a digital marketing partner, trust the track record. Walz Tetrick is proud to rank #4 among Kansas City’s digital marketing firms by revenue, according to the Kansas City Business Journal Book of Lists.

Walz Tetrick Advertising Wins Education Digital Marketing Awards

Three great clients, five national awards. The 10th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards recognized Walz Tetrick multiple times when winners were announced recently. We earned three golds, a silver and a merit award for campaigns for Washburn University, Washburn Institute of Technology and MidAmerica Nazarene University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Walz Tetrick has great partnerships with Washburn, Washburn Tech and MNU, and we share these awards with them.

Walz Tetrick wins Media Mix Agency of the Year, Plus Individual Awards

Walz Tetrick had a great night at the 2022 Media Mix Awards, including winning Agency of the Year. Dawn Thibodeau was recognized as a Media Legend. Emilie Salongridaysa won for Media Support. And Natasha Cottrell was honored as a Key Contributor for her 10+ years on the Media Mix board. Media Mix supports the advertising and media community in Kansas City.

Gabe George Joins Walz Tetrick Advertising as Digital Media Director

Walz Tetrick Advertising welcomes Gabe George as our new digital media director. Gabe comes to us from Bucket Agency in Columbia — where he spent 11 years heading their social and digital media efforts. He’s not afraid to take the lead or get in the trenches. Excited to have him here!

Bryan Herrman Joins Walz Tetrick Advertising as Director of Brand Leadership

Agency veteran Bryan Herrman joins Walz Tetrick Advertising as director of brand leadership. Bryan brings more than 25 years of experience in strategy, planning and business development. As a member of Walz Tetrick’s leadership team, Bryan will help direct engagement and strategic capabilities for our clients. Welcome, Bryan!

Walz Tetrick Rides Off with the Telly Awards

Walz Tetrick Advertising is thrilled to announce we’ve won three Silvers and two Bronzes in the Telly Awards for local and regional TV and video. Thank you to our clients Olathe Health, Boy Scouts of America and Southern Spokes Motorsports, a Harley-Davidson dealership.

Ingram’s Magazine Recognizes Charlie as a Corporate Champion for the Agency’s Charitable Efforts

Walz Tetrick Advertising President Charlie Tetrick has been recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as a Corporate Champion. Charlie says he owes his success to his great staff and partners. Congratulations, Charlie! And thank you.

A Holistic Approach to Advertising

How do you see the best results in advertising? Does it come from specialization in digital, media buying or creative? Maybe. Or maybe it takes all teams working toward one goal.

Ron Berg Fuels the New TorchHouse Studio

KC has a new production studio with a few familiar faces. TorchHouse Studio is the union between renowned photographer and videographer Ron Berg and Walz Tetrick Advertising. Combining Ron’s expertise in photography and video production with Walz Tetrick’s full-service resources, TorchHouse Studio aims to light a fire for our clients.

WTA Named a 2022 KC Chamber Top 10 Business

Each year the KC Chamber of Commerce recognizes small local businesses for their work in the KC community. Walz Tetrick Advertising has the honor to be named in the top 10.

A Word of Advice from Charlie Tetrick

Walz Tetrick President Charlie Tetrick has a simple piece of career advice: give back to your community and you’ll get success in return. This lesson has served Charlie well throughout his own career. Read more about Charlie’s business philosophy

Charlie Receives KC Ad Club’s Highest Honor

Three cheers for Walz Tetrick Advertising President Charlie Tetrick! Charlie has received the KC Ad Club’s 2022 Silver Medal Award. Each year, this award goes to an outstanding member of the KC ad community who has been active in furthering industry standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Congratulations, Charlie!

2021 Champions of Business – Walz Tetrick Advertising

Walz Tetrick Advertising is honored to be named one of the 2021 Champions of Business. Read more about how we bounced back from an unprecedented year for greater success.


  • Katy Jennings

    Director of Business Strategy
    It’s hard to get noticed in today’s noisy landscape. Finding a firm that specializes in brand evolution is critical for success.
  • Brenda Bachofer

    Director of Brand Leadership
    We pay attention to the details. It’s the difference between good and great. And we always measure the success of what we’re doing.
  • Shawna Brandli

    Chief Operating Officer
    Seeing our teams — left brains, right brains and everything in between — come together to solve for client objectives is exhilarating. The talent we have is impressive.