who we are

We are a full service marketing and communications agency located in St. Louis, Missouri. AND (see what we did there?) we’re more than that. We’re conscious & creative. Fun & flexible. Client-centered & deadline-driven. Mission-minded & forward-focused. We provide big agency quality & boutique prices. With more than 10 years of progressive marketing and communications experience, we’re the partner you need to elevate your brand. No project is too big or too small. We’re excited to work with you & give you the results you need to succeed.

what we do

Whether it’s a speech, social media copy, appeal letter, newsletter, magazine story β€”or maybe an entire magazine altogether β€” ampersand can help with compelling copy.

Looking to advance your mission with elevated photo & video? From one-off projects to a comprehensive brand aesthetic β€” we’ve got you covered. Want us to take over your social media? We do that too!

Is your website getting tired? Or maybe your publications aren’t packing enough punch? Let us give your organization a fresh perspective with cutting-edge design.

our team

Jill D. Clark

Founder & CEO

An award-winning communications professional, Jill has more than 10 years of progressive marketing and communications experience, notably in higher education, K-12 education, non-profit, and healthcare. Throughout her career, Jill has helped elevate communications at organizations such as Nerinx Hall High School, Washington University in St. Louis, MICDS, Valparaiso University, Carthage College, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Concordance Academy of Leadership, and more. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University. Jill’s work has received awards from CASE and Cicero Speechwriting Awards.

our board

Monica Shripka currently serves as the director of sales, marketing, and business development at the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. She has more than 10 years of experience in corporate, education, and nonprofit leadership in marketing and communications. Monica holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Brian Thomas currently serves as the head of school at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. He has more than 20 years of progressive experience in independent K-12 education. Brian specializes in thought leadership, mission and message, and authentic storytelling. He holds a master’s degree from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Keith Dierberg spent his entire career elevating brands in the food and grocery industry, including household names such as Dierberg’s Markets, Fliechmann’s Yeast, and Community Coffee among others. He holds a doctor of management from Webster University, an MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

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