The old adage, “Communication is key,” could not be more true for a marketing agency, and at Trilix, we’re lucky to have an entire team dedicated to opening the doorway between our internal workings and the public eye. Without this team at Trilix, the general public wouldn’t know much about what we do around here, and many of our clients may never have known to give us a call!
Our account management department keeps everyone organized and communicates client needs down the chain, while our talented employees in departments like interactive and creative work their magic to make something truly unique. But for a client’s or the agency’s goal to be executed, it must be projected outward. That’s where the PR/communications department comes in. Get to know each player on this dynamic team.
PR/Communications Director Jana Rieker
Jana Rieker is the public relations and communications director at Trilix. She oversees the team, provides strategy and works directly with clients alongside her employees. She is also an adjunct PR and communications professor at Simpson College. Jana has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and PR for local, national and international organizations.
Jana was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to serve as co-chair of Million Women Mentors — Iowa for STEM. She also serves on the board of trustees at Central College, on the steering committee for Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) and on the board of directors for the Iowa Hall of Pride/Iowa High School Athletic Association. In 2011, Jana was named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40. Jana enjoys cheering on her children at their sporting endeavors.
Communications Manager Abby Bottenfield
As a communications manager, Abby provides strategic guidance to help clients implement their communications strategies. She also assists clients with media relations, social media consulting and writing for newsletters and blogs. Focusing on Trillix’s agricultural clients, Abby works with Stine Seed Company, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator and more. She’s also a member of Trilix’s Fitmittee and the board secretary for the Central Iowa Public Relations Society of America. Abby is currently working on achieving her Accreditation in Public Relations through PRSA. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, smoke meat and binge watch TV shows with her husband (the latest being The Ranch on Netflix).
Social Media Manager Megan Stelter
As Trilix’s social media manager, Megan oversees the overall social media strategy for the agency and clients. Her duties include creating and maintaining successful social media plans for her clients while developing overall strategy for both internal and external projects. Megan also writes proposals, the company blog, website copy and press releases. She’s a member of the Trilix Funmittee, a group in charge of planning all of the monthly events at the office. Outside of work, Megan enjoys traveling, going to concerts and spending time with her friends and family (she just got married — congrats, Megan!). She supports local animal rescues by volunteering and attending charity events.
Content Editor Courtney Kimsey
As content editor, Courtney is responsible for ensuring Trilix provides high-quality copy for every project and client. She creates and refines quality content that meets her clients’ goals, whether it’s a press release, blog post, article, catalog, ad, social media post or more. She works closely with the other members of the PR/communications team to ensure content and copy aligns with client goals. Courtney also maintains each client’s style guide in addition to the agency’s. She’s Trilix’s stylebook and grammar expert and studies different content styles, structures and voices that make each client unique. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her children at their sporting events, taking care of her cats and chickens and spending time outdoors — hiking, biking, fishing.
Senior Copywriter Tucker Vasey
Tucker’s gift lies in creativity, which is why he can craft copy in any tone and for any medium, including ad, website, blog, newsletter copy and more. He works to understand his clients’ goals to develop copy that defines brands and drives consumers to action. He works closely with the creative department to develop strategy for his clients and their campaigns. Tucker’s creativity can be seen in the work of clients like Templeton Rye whiskey, McWane, Inc., Stine Seed Company, Heartland Tire and Auto, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and CFI Tire. As a copywriter, it’s only fitting that outside of the office, Tucker enjoys reading and writing. You’ll also find him taking a road trips to music festivals around the country or enjoying basketball, whether watching in the stands or playing on the court.
Social Media/Communications Specialist Reid Chandler
Reid does a mixture of public relations and social media marketing work for his clients and the agency itself. Reid works primarily with clients Per Mar Security Services, CICS, Healthy Homes Des Moines and the Partnership for a Hunger-Free Polk County, aligning social media, public relations and media relations to ensure messaging is consistent. As a former reporter at WHO-HD Channel 13 News, Reid enjoys storytelling that makes a difference in the public realm. Outside of work, Reid loves to stay active — he’s a CrossFit coach and loves biking — but he also enjoys relaxing with friends and binge watching television shows. Reid also volunteers as a “Big” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa program.
Communications Coordinator Megan Olson
Communications Coordinator Megan Olson is the latest addition to the Trilix PR/social media team. She brings with her fresh, new ideas to help elevate clients’ earned media presence in print, on air and on the web. Megan is hands-on in every aspect of public relations, including relationship building, communicating with clients to produce and compile thoughtful content and managing clients’ social media platforms to increase engagement and monitor trends. In her spare time, Megan enjoys being with her family and dog, Duke. She likes to stay active outdoors, going hiking, taking her two horses on rides and traveling.