About Media Link Inc.
Since 2001, Media Link Inc. has connected clients to their audiences through powerful advertising, PR and interactive solutions. We have earned a reputation as a strong strategic partner due to our market research, public relations and media placement expertise. In addition, we put the power of creative development in the client’s hands by working with a talented pool of freelancers for design and copywriting.
Navigating the vast array of marketing opportunities can be a daunting task. Our dedicated staff of qualified professionals connects you to the right resources and stretches your advertising dollar as far as possible. Plus, Media Link’s numerous certifications and our media buying software equip the team with the right tools to evaluate and implement your current marketing strategy thoroughly and effectively.
Natalie Linville-Mass, President of Media Link, Inc., has been in the media field for more than 25 years. She graduated from Drake University with a degree in Broadcast Sales and Management and has successfully grown Media Link through her expert consultation, media placement, and development of Media Link Software™. Prior to opening her business, she worked throughout the Midwest in radio and television holding positions including commercial producer, DJ, reporter, editor, producer and account executive. She worked with The Water Foundation and helped launch a PR Campaign for Earth 911 out of Phoenix, AZ. Her experience enabled her to grow her business to include hundreds of clients and several employees.
In addition to helping clients connect the spots, Natalie is heavily involved in community development and advertising, PR and entrepreneurial support organizations. She developed a Women’s Executive Group dedicated to supporting the advancement of female executives in the Quad Cities, which she continues to lead today. Natalie also volunteers her time on boards and committees, including those within The Moline Foundation and the Quad Cities Chamber. Local colleges, universities and business organizations welcome her presentations about marketing and small business. She always makes time for her two wonderful children and supportive husband.
Her dedication has been recognized through numerous award nominations and honors, including the 2012 Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award for her long-standing service to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. In 2005, she was named the Davenport One Women In Business Advocate of the Year. She is also a 2015 Athena Award Nominee.
“Throughout my career, I have worked with literally hundreds of companies on various aspects of their advertising. Time and time again, the biggest marketing mistakes I see are a lack of planning and a misunderstanding of what advertising can and cannot do. I developed this agency to help companies through this process and avoid the mistakes, so many have made before them.”
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- The Arc of the Quad Cities Past Board Member
- Living Lands & Waters Past Board Member
- The Moline Foundation Board member
- PR Network of the Quad Cities
- Quad Cities Advertising Federation Past Board Member
- Quad Cities Chamber
- Business Advocacy Council Member
- Quad City Airport Committee
- Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber
- Women’s Executive Group Founder
- Workforce Investment for Rock Island, Henry & Mercer Counties Past Board Member
Adrian Vander Wille, MBA, External Consultant
Adrian graduated from the University of Oregon with an MBA in Sustainable Business Practices and Advanced Strategy & Leadership. He graduated from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with a Master’s Degree in Economic Development and International Studies, as well as a Bachelor’s in Business/Marketing & Economics/Area Studies.
Adrian contributes to our marketing and advertising operations by providing an interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspective. His focus areas are market research, digital advertising, and government contracting.
After interning in Nuremberg and Berlin, he worked as a Project Manager at a business consultancy in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, where he contributed to the foundation of a transnational startup. He later moved to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to conduct research on the Capital’s real estate market.
Adrian is actively involved in our community, serving as a Board Member of EV-HPEC in Eugene, OR. He also served as Board Member of the German American Heritage Center & Museum in Davenport, IA and Vice President and Board Member of the Palomares Social Justice Center in Moline, IL. Adrian additionally served on the Young Professionals of the Quad Cities’ Professional Development Committee and as Chair of the Events Committee. Adrian is a proud AIESEC alumnus.
Lauren Alexis Wood, Marketing Coordinator
Lauren Alexis Wood is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Southern New Hampshire University. She comes to Media Link with an eclectic background spanning multiple industries. Having worked in healthcare, education and media sales, she brings a diverse mix of skills and experience to the team.
Lauren is also an avid writer and has over a dozen children’s books and works of fiction published, many through her own small press, Paradisiac Publishing. At Media Link, she is learning the entire business from the inside out and she feels she is learning from the best, President Natalie Linville-Mass. “Not only am I joining a company that’s been running for over two decades but getting to be a part of a successful woman-owned business is a huge motivator for me,” she remarked.
Lauren lives in Davenport, loves listening to live music and spending time with her friends and family. She also regularly volunteers behind the bar at The Villege Theatre in the Village of East Davenport and is a mentee with Lead(H)er Quad Cities.
Josh Boelter, Content Specialist
Josh Boelter is a writer, researcher, and producer with experience in a variety of industries. Josh’s career has taken him from marketing communications at a Silicon Valley startup, to writing a weekly newspaper column, to writing and producing PBS documentaries. Josh moved to the Quad Cities when his partner accepted a position at Augustana College in Rock Island.
“When Natalie told me about the projects we’d be working on at Media Link, I got really excited,” he says. “These projects are a combination of many of the things I love, from writing to researching to learning about history and presenting it in a meaningful way to the public. It takes advantage of my skills and experience in a similar way to producing documentaries.” Josh is thrilled to be learning about the history of the Quad Cities from local historian Linda Anderson and Media Link President Natalie Linville-Mass, as well as the many wonderful people he’s met since starting this job.
Josh lives in Rock Island with his partner and their two cats. When he isn’t researching and writing for Media Link, he follows the ups and downs of his favorite football (soccer) teams, FC Barcelona in Spain and Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
Brad Sapp, Lead Software Developer
Brad is our lead software developer for Media Link Software™ and supports Media Link by focusing on websites, apps, and managing our software developer interns. He has more than 6 years of experience developing apps. His goal is to provide clients with the best customer experience while managing IT related projects. With the heart of a teacher, he enjoys not only making clients’ dreams a reality but also empowering them with the knowledge and tools to understand projects and how they work.