Hello and welcome to the Cuneo Connection! This is a place to share company news and developments along with other insights and perspectives on the inner workings of our Agency and the people who pull together every day to create marketing magic. There’ll be fun stuff, too. We hope you’ll check back often for the latest posts and keep an eye open for the occasional e-mail reminding you to “Check Your Connection”. Enjoy!
Hello and welcome to the Cuneo Connection! This is a place to share company news and developments along with other insights and perspectives on the inner workings of our Agency and the people who pull together every day to create marketing magic. There’ll be fun stuff, too. We hope you’ll check back often for the latest posts and keep an eye open for the occasional e-mail reminding you to “Check Your Connection”. Enjoy!

After an annual meeting full of reflection, announcements and excitement, all that is left to say is thank you. Thank you, team Cuneo for your hard work this past year. It was a true act of relentlessness that got us to our current position – a path to incredible growth!

We are extremely excited to move into 2019 with our new goal in place, and we are so lucky to have an agency full of capable, clever, and hardworking team members. There were many themes woven into the meeting this year, but behind each one is a level of personal growth. Training and development, accuracy, innovation, finding efficiencies. We want to empower you all to grow in these areas so we can, in turn, grow as a whole.

Remember, our roots are deep, our trunk is strong and our branches are many. We are the apples, and let’s keep growing!

Special thanks to:
Sarah & Sam for their long hours of terrific project management
Ginny for her behind-the-scenes support
Mike & John for their creative concepting, copywriting, and design
Marissa for suggesting the youth photo game
Haley for inspiring us to shed our inhibitions on the karaoke stage
Each of you who helped set up or clean up

D&E Mitsubishi is extremely happy with their success and has demonstrated their appreciation to Cuneo through a case study & testimonial – linked here.


Michael Saxon, owner of Saxon Auto Group, was nominated for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award. He’s one of 51 dealer nominees from across the country who were honored at the annual NADA Show on January 25th in San Francisco.


Inver Grove Ford was the only Ford dealership in the metro that was up year-over-year.


Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood ran a 72-hour pre-owned sales event earlier this month that we helped support and was very successful!


We are in the process of launching dynamic creative for both Facebook and display.


Volkswagen of Inver Grove sold 8 cars from a very targeted $2,740 direct mail piece that only hit 2,000 homes.

Adam & his wife adopted a 3-month-old yellow lab named Louie.


Steve saved the agency $450 on a November invoice error.


Split Happens, the Cuneo 2019 Ad League Bowling team, wrapped up another fun and successful season by making the playoffs once again.


Ryan and a group of Cuneo volunteers joined up to shoot a short film for Z-Fest, which picked up multiple awards. Great work!


Sarah is now a certified yoga teacher and is hoping to teach at Lifetime very soon. She’s also teaching bi-monthly classes at Cuneo.


January, February and March Anniversaries:
Ryan: 19 years
Ginny: 18 years
Tammi: 12 years
Keith: 4 years
Khristi: 4 years
Megan: 4 years
Chris: 3 years
John: 2 years
Nathan: 2 years
Sarah: 2 years
Steve: 2 years
Matt: 1 year
Mike: 1 year

Volume 7


March Madness Potluck

To get in the spirit of March Madness, our media team hosted a company-wide potluck. We played games, cheered for our teams, and shared a few laughs.

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Volume 6


Why Creative Matters ~ Mike Poukey

In the most basic sense, the work we produce should be a creative expression of a fully-baked strategy. Bottom line, the creative MUST complement our client’s marketing strategy.

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Volume 5


Volume 4


Funny in any language

A wise man once said TV commercials are all about casting. For Barnett Auto we’ve never had to go beyond the dealership.

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Team Member Spotlight: Tammi Strong

Who is Tammi Strong? First, there’s the obvious answer: she’s Cuneo’s Senior Billing Coordinator. But there’s also the less than obvious answers that only she and a select few people know about: For starters, Tammi has a lovely 3½ year old son who with whom she spends...

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It’s a scavenger hunt!

We all take great pride in making our personal workspace our own. Now let’s see how well you know the personal touches added by your co-workers.

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Volume 3


Going Green(er) at Cuneo ~ Keith Langsdorf

Going Green(er) at Cuneo It’s 10:17am on Monday and you’ve just demolished your second energy drink of the morning. With calculated speed and precision, you toss the can across a sea of slow and less caffeinated co-workers. Then, with a satisfying thwack,...

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Team Member Spotlight: Braden Johnson

Braden Johnson, Digital Coordinator extraordinaire, and one of the few people at Cuneo who’s actually encouraged to spend his working hours on Facebook. Whether he’s engaged in reputation management or posting on social media, Braden has proven himself to be an...

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Volume 2


Team Member Spotlight: Brian Filippo

If you’ve seen any of Cuneo’s TV spots, print ads, or client websites, you’ve seen Brian’s work. From quick turns for TV, to lengthy digital campaigns, Brian has shown relentless versatility and excellence in creating clean, memorable and effective art. Over the last...

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WASTED POTENTIAL

Introducing our new kickball team! Shut out, rained out, but never down and out, they just keep kicking! Thanks to Sam & Tauni for initiating and leading the Cuneo kick ball team. Brian F.: “The Cuneo Kickball team started up. We were shut out…but we grew...

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That’s a Wrap!

Happy Birthday Scott Surbaugh! Team Cuneo wanted to have a little fun for Scott’s birthday! Take a look at the preparation, and the payoff as his office gets gift wrapped.

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out

We revisited our favorite hot-dog-related car sale a few weeks ago when the Cuneo crew shot a new “Bunbelievable” TV spot for Jeff Belzer.

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Volume 1


Team Member Spotlight: Megan Gaynor

Megan Gaynor, aka The Master Collaborator; the grease that helps keep accounts running smoothly. We already know that she’s an excellent listener, talker, and doer, but above all, she’s an indispensable part of the Cuneo team (as highlighted by her recent promotion to...

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Team Cuneo adds new twist to The Auto Show

Team Cuneo adds new twist to The Auto Show This year’s Twin Cities Auto Show offered a new challenge to Cuneo Advertising: create more impact for a Tier 3 client at an event traditionally dedicated to Tier 1. And that’s exactly what Brian Williams and his...

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