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your brand,


With our expert team and
skilled services, we can
help elevate your brand from start to finish.

Our thing is seeing how things go together!

We’re the right team for your brand at the right time! Our goal is to grow with you and provide you with everything you need by being a trusted partner.


Stage One Media didn’t start out as Stage One Media. In fact, in 1989 it was just John working as a freelance video preditor (producer/editor), at Bristol Myers Squibb. From writing scripts, pushing them through the prompter, and using white-out to make changes on the fly, John partnered with a few people throughout the years to create sales and marketing videos. And this was back in the day where you had to record on VHS tapes and mail them to everyone! In 1992, John started working with Mead Johnson Nutrition, continuing to  create marketing and in house videos. He worked with multiple departments and learned how to work with all areas from the production line to the President's office. In 1999, John proposed to provide a custom communications solution  that would provide efficiency, brand protection, and marketing materials rather than out-sourcing to agencies with limited experience with the Mead Johnson brands. He already had the right team for the job and the right time was then.


Stage One Media was born by expanding on the video production service, adding a graphics team, and continuing to grow as Mead Johnson’s needs grew. By 2010, Stage One had acquired the printing, audits, and advertising support needs and continued to grow the team. During this time, Stage One also was able to start branching out with other brands and companies setting the stage for expanding into the full-service agency world. Continuing to grow and expand has come in the shape of adding package design services, custom design services, and media services. 


The team continued to grow in expertise as everyone is a professional at their craft – sales and growth come from discovering each other’s strengths and knowing when and how to grow. We’re not a sales team focused on the bottom dollar. We operate as guardians of your brand and we work to give you what you need when you need it.

Why Work

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Expertise: We bring a team of experts with diverse skills and knowledge to the table. This means you can benefit from their collective experience and get access to a wide range of marketing services.


Cost-effective: Hiring a full-time team can be expensive. By partnering with a marketing agency, you can get access to a team of professionals for a fraction of the cost.


Scalability: A marketing agency helps you scale your marketing efforts up or down depending on your needs. This means you can be flexible and responsive to changes in your business or the market.


Objectivity: Sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees when it comes to your own business. A marketing agency provides an objective perspective and help you see things from a fresh angle.


Results-driven: A good marketing agency is focused on delivering results for your business. We work with you to define clear objectives and measure success against these goals.

We're the Right Team at the Right Time!

We're not sales people! We're designers, producers, marketers, and consumers! You can count on us to be part of your team. We excel in protecting your brand, designing award-winning pieces, and implementing campaign strategies to increase ROI. You can expect this team's biggest strength to be an asset to your team!

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John Colbert

Owner | Founder | CEO


Ken Banick

Art Director

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Matt Padgett

Graphic Designer

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Drake Hicks

Video Producer

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Jessica Lamar

LEX Coordinator

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Holly Brown

Vice President Creative


Amy Hilgeman

Senior Graphic Designer

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Krista Greenfield


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Brent Marklin

Digital Specialist

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Casey Brinker

International Project Coordinator

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Chris McNeely

Creative Project Manager

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Blaine Henry

Graphic Designer

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Jason Cooney


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Danielle Steffenhagen

LEX Specialist


Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let's embark on a remarkable marketing journey together. We look forward to partnering with you. Let’s get started!

7925 Burch Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47725


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