Leslie has been a complete game-changer for my company. I started a company and built up a marketing budget but had no idea how to create a strategy and make the most out of my budget. Leslie walks me through everything, explains a plan, and gets the most out of every dollar. She has taken us to another level!
Jack Manning. Owner
K-Guard of Iowa
Leslie and Next Step Advertising have been a huge help when it comes to our advertising and marketing needs. She helped us with our new website, and we rely on her for all our media placement (TV, Radio and Digital) and production. Her connections and knowledge are second to none. We highly recommend her.
Brian Krumm, President
Academy Roofing and Sheet Metal Co.
It has been a positive experience working with Leslie and her team. They are knowledgeable on our local market and provide recommendations that fit both our business and the building industry.
Spectrum Lighting & Interiors
Leslie's move to Next Step was the greatest improvement to our marketing department I could have ever hoped for! She literally handles it all! I wholeheartedly trust her to help us make the best marketing decisions for our business.
Metro Heating and Cooling
Jaci Braun is a great member of the Iowa Corn team! She’s more than a partner, as she is engaged and understands our programs, opportunities and challenges. We value her creative brainstorming to help us reach our goals. For example, in the past we did live broadcast from the Iowa Speedway for our Iowa Corn 300. Jaci suggested we do “as lives” segments to extend our budget and have an even great impact in telling our story. Jaci is always looking for ways to complement our current programs and extend our story from our Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series to a high school football program she has led us to make links to our audience. Jaci is a joy to work with as she is enthusiastic about her role on our team, creative and goes out of her way to get things done!
Director of Marketing & Communications
Iowa Corn Growers Association
We have been with Next Step Advertising for over 6 years! We are very happy with Next Step and Jaci Braun! We like that she has a lot of different ideas to advertise our company from TV to social media! Jaci is very helpful with all of our needs! We recommend her to everyone we know!
Re-Bath of Central Iowa
We love working with Jaci Braun at Next Step Advertising. She is always accommodating, accessible and knowledgeable. Jaci brings the expertise to the table that we need to make the most of our advertising budget!
Vice President, Public Relations & Member Communications
Iowa Health Care Association
I have worked with Next Step Advertising for the last 7 years and have always been pleased with the level of professionalism, advice on radio buys to create more impact and use my budget more efficiently. Some of my media needs are planned in advance and some unfortunately, have been urgent and Next Step Advertising consultants have always acted promptly, offered options and provided many reports to help guide my media buy decisions. Next Step continues to go above and beyond to ensure a great experience on my end. I could not be happier. I would recommend them and have to all of my colleagues and associates I do business with because of the enjoyable and productive business experience I have had with them.
Iowa Soybean Association
Jaci Braun and the team at Next Step have been excellent partners in our advertising and marketing strategies with their creativity and knowledge of everything from radio to print to digital ads.
Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
The Iowa Secretary of State's Office was glad to work with Jaci Braun and the team at Next Step Advertising on our voter educational initiative. Jaci offered unique insight and ideas, were very thorough in providing input throughout the process, and were very responsive to any questions or needs that arose. We would be glad to work with Next Step and Jaci again.
Iowa Secretary of State
We have worked with Next Step Advertising for over eight years. They meet each deadline and provide excellent customer service. As our needs have changed over the years, they have been able to provide additional expertise and services. Next Step Advertising is a great company to work with.
Treasurer of State
Leslie, has been an awesome asset to us while we begin to grow our business. She not only sells me advertising products with great ROI, she explains the strategy behind her recommendations so I can understand why we are doing what we’re going.
It has been great working with Leslie for the past two years. She has done a remarkable job of giving us the tools needed to succeed in marketing; She has an excellent creative team that were fun to work with; She also provided a very useful tool in Marshall Marketing which did wonders in understanding the number of potential customers in our market as well as how to reach them.
Metro Heating and Cooling
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