Media Link is a full-service advertising agency, but we are more than that. Media Link’s team members have their hearts in the right place to ensure client satisfaction, and our passion goes far beyond the field of marketing. Media Link takes pride in the fact that its team members are passionate about giving back to the community in a variety of different ways.
President Natalie Linville-Mass gives back to the community as a board member of The ARC of the Quad Cities Area to advance the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On top of that, Natalie has developed and runs, a Women’s Executive Group aiming at advancing female executives in the Quad Cities Area. In 2012, she was awarded the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award for her long-standing service to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Advancing young professionals is Natalie’s passion and she does so through Media Link’s internship program. With this program she supports young adults in getting hands-on-experience that will prepare them for their future profession. Additionally, President Natalie Linville-Mass has volunteered as a guest speaker for various universities and colleges such as Augustana College, Blackhawk College, University of Iowa, and Western Illinois University, to name only a few.
Senior Marketing Consultant, Ronna Walker-Johnson also shares this passion of giving back to the community. She has been an active Board Member of the Public Relations Network of the Quad Cities, a volunteer-run organization that brings together local professionals for professional development and the exchange of ideas. In addition, she has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society, an organization with the mission of perpetuating the music and memory of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke. “I have always felt it is important to be an active participant within my community, and being involved with areas that complement my career and personal passions make staying involved easy.” Ronna enjoys supporting our community’s children and does so through volunteering at the Bettendorf Police Explorer Youth Program, as well as leading her daughter’s Daisy Troop. She states: “I especially hold opportunities to make a positive difference in our local youth close to my heart, as these young people are the future of our community.”
Adrian Wille, Marketing Consultant, joined Media Link in early 2015 from Germany, and his passion for giving back to the community made him the perfect addition to the Media Link family. Representing his German heritage, Adrian is a Board Member of the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, in addition to being Vice President and Board Member at the Palomares Social Justice Center in Moline. Furthermore, Adrian serves on the Young Professionals of the Quad Cities’ Professional Development Committee and is an active member of the American-Scandinavian Association at Augustana College and the NAACP. He additionally helps out at the Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure. “I volunteer because it makes me feel like being part of the Quad Cities family,” says Adrian.
Supporting the community is part of Media Link’s identity. This is the reason why all of Media Link’s marketing assistants are engaged in community work. Ben Wildner only recently moved to the Quad Cities, but he already shares his passion for sports with community organizations. Mike Tortorelli, a Clinton resident, enjoys spending time with the Clinton Fire department to promote a new program, which ensures residents get free smoke detectors for their homes. In addition, he helps raise awareness for St. Baldricks, a childhood cancer charity, and last year he helped to establish a campaign that raised more than $400 for the River Bend Food Bank.
Jack Seaman is all about sports. He uses his passion to give back to the community in ways such as volunteering as a coach for the Young Gunz Wrestling Club. The newest addition, Elisabeth Kulmer, has a heart for animals and volunteers at local shelters in addition to a position at the World Fair Trade Organization of Asia, to promote Fair Trade around the globe.
Giving back to the community is simply what Media Link does. “If we all do what we can in our own way, we can make a big difference overall. So, knowing we’re all in this together, I’m happy to help where I can.” We are proud of the fact that Media Link’s team is equally as passionate about the community as they are about their work.