We create inspired ideas that drive both brands and sales.

Yamamoto is a Minneapolis-based advertising agency that uses the power of bold strategy and brilliant execution to create inspired ideas that simply sell. It’s a philosophy that says as much about our people as it does our approach. Razor-sharp strategy. Inspired thinking. Uncompromising work. The same virtues that go into creating successful, award-winning advertising make us who we are. Simple ideas and elegant solutions are media agnostic. Be it advertising, experiential marketing, public relations, social media, or ways of moving messages yet unknown, we’ll have brilliant executions with a goal in mind. To simply sell.

Agency Capabilities

  • Brand Strategy
    • Brand Positioning
    • Portfolio Architecture
    • Brand Identity
    • Communications Planning
    • Channel Strategy
    • Target Development
    • Customer Personas
    • Creative Testing
  • Creative
    • Broadcast
    • Print
    • Digital
    • Art Buying
    • Print Production
    • Business Affairs
  • Design
    • Collateral
    • Packaging
    • Retail Environment
  • Digital Engagement
    • Content Planning
    • Journey Mapping
    • Social Media
    • Mobile Marketing
    • Website Design
    • Interactive Kiosks
  • Analytics and Reporting
    • Marketing Mix Modeling
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Social Media Tracking
    • Dashboards
    • Predictive and Data Modeling
  • Experiential Marketing
    • Branded Environments
    • Event Planning
    • Trade Shows
    • Street Marketing
    • Product Sampling
    • Sponsorship Activation
  • GoStudio
    • Film and Video
    • Branded Content
    • Motion Graphics
    • Broadcast Production
    • Broadcast Editing
  • Media Planning & Buying
    • Print and Broadcast
    • Digital
    • Sponsored and Paid Search
    • SEO



  • Kathy McCuskey

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Lori Sharbono

    Business Development Director

  • Andy Thieman

    Executive Creative Director

  • Dave Morrisette

    Director of Client Services

  • Chris Rahill

    Director of Insights & Innovation

  • Jon Trettel

    Executive Creative Director, Digital

  • Shawn Pals

    Creative Director

  • Hillary Cohrs

    Account Supervisor, Agency Operations Manager

  • Seth Rockers

    Senior Director of Finance