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Watch Your Business Grow


Helping businesses look good, get found, and grow.

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Watch Your Business Grow


Helping businesses look good, get found, and grow.

TheMarketingPlant

OUR MISSION 

The Marketing Plant was established by two creatives, unified by one objective: building beautiful business.

We began as an inbound marketing operation, and over the years, morphed into more than online presence.  We believe a healthy brand identity is achieved not only by a great website, attractive logo and engaging collateral, but also through your physical work environment. Through these cohesive components, we firmly believe that no business is too small to compete.

Today, our boutique (small but mighty) agency is made up of two divisions to assist small- and mid-size businesses look good from the inside out: inbound marketing and commercial design.

MARKETING //

Create an action plan to surge your brand's identity with strong digital strategy, cohesive print collateral, and rich video content.

DESIGN //

Enrich the atmosphere for your employees working within your space, and clients, prospects and partners visiting.

 

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Our Team


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Our Team


The TMP Tribe

The heart and soul of our organization is in our tribe of creatives, strategists, wizards, and down right nice Minnesotan folks walking about the studio day in and day out. They are dedicated to our clients, resilient to the evolution of marketing, and always in chase of the unicorn. "The unicorn," you ask? You know, that big idea many may doubt and few have ever seen. We hunt and we daydream alongside our trusted team until that moment...the moment we've caught the unicorn.

Today, our hunters are a fierce growing team who bring imagination to life and businesses to growth through corporate business consulting, commercial interior design, and inbound marketing initiatives: digital strategy, graphic design, video content. The hunt began in 2013 and is now led by two of the most relentless hunters you'll ever meet...read their stories below or connect with them on LinkedIn.

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We have a mantra inside the TMP studio — Chase the Unicorn. Grab your trusted team (the ones as bold as you) and run after that big idea many may doubt and few have ever seen. The hunt takes some time, and sure, some failure, but the big catch is always worth the effort.
— Abby Murray, President
 

LeadING THE CHARGE

meet OUR LEADERS

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ABBY MURRAY

President

With a passion for design and an energy for corporate America, Abby Murray paired her education between the two. She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business and complimented that degree with Design studies at the Herberger Institute of Design.

Abby took her solid footings in design and marketing education, and has devoted her career to helping businesses of all shapes and sizes look good, get seen and be heard. Her experience began in promotional marketing for a brand known around the world - PepsiCo, Inc. - bringing their SoBe Beverages brand to life. Next up? A little bit of everything.  From non-profits to the small-town “ma and pa” shop to government entities and large, privately-held corporations, Abby has teamed up with businesses nationwide to revive aging brands, create new identities, and maintain visibility, giving them the strength and confidence to compete with pride. 

Today, Abby makes her home in Albert Lea, Minnesota with her husband and three children. Co-founding The Marketing Plant in 2013, her passion continues in support of small- to mid-size companies through the creation of vivid online presences and beautiful physical spaces. View her LinkedIn profile.

 

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Amy Petersen

President of Design Services

Amy Petersen joined The Marketing Plant as President of Design Services at the beginning of 2016, but that certainly wasn't her start. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota, Duluth Business School, she joined her father in a start-up company, DRAS Cases. There, she served as Vice President, taking on roles as lead designer, marketing and sales executive for 22 years. DRAS eventually grew into a multi-million dollar corporation, providing commercial casework and millwork to retail, hospitality, restaurant and healthcare facilities across North America. 

Amy was an integral part of DRAS' success, building relationships and designing business interiors for brands recognized across the globe. Toward the end of 2015, The Marketing Plant was lucky enough to grab her attention.

Today, Amy leads up our commercial design division and shares our passion in building beautiful business. She’s a believer of "the unicorn”, a critically acclaimed wife and mother of two sweet kiddos and pugs, and is found in the garden with a glass of wine on most precious summer days in Albert Lea, Minnesota. View her LinkedIn profile.


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Our Story


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Our Story


 

building beautiful business

marketing + Design

Our quest for greatness began in early 2013 when we began to recognize a real need for small and mid-size businesses. With technology turning global into local, competition in any industry has become overwhelmingly fierce - particularly for that small and midsize category. No longer is the quality of product or level of service enough to set you apart. Whether online, within your physical space, or in your print collateral, you must look good and be findable amidst your competitors. Thus, The Marketing Plant was derived. Here's what we think - no business is too small to compete.

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