We exist to tell your story.
Founded in 2017 by Eric Grant and Brian Bell, the company offers a unique blend of media, public relations, communications and advertising services for clients. We are committed to delivering superior-quality work that resonates with audiences through unmatched storytelling.
We value creative initiative and believe that the best work results when team members are given rein to fully understand client needs, and then create and execute in unexpected but beneficial ways.
With a creative team that understands client needs and specializes in ag-based audiences, we’re able to identify and bank valuable resources to be used in a variety of ways — from print, television and radio to digital. It’s an assets-first approach, rather than a “one-and-done” campaign. We call it “hay in the barn.”
Eric Grant Managing Director
A 30-year veteran in communications and advertising, Eric Grant has worn many hats, but none more enjoyable or important than his role with Grant Company. With a sharp dislike for wasting time in meetings, he places value on creative initiative – and encourages his team not to be afraid to press forward. “Our clients benefit when we do,” he says.
A native of eastern Kansas, Crystal Albers grew up with the rhythms of farming. She’s spent the last 15 years in ag communications and advertising, having managed one of the industry’s largest and most extensive advertising, marketing and communications programs. Her job is to take a strategic view of projects, and to ensure the content we build moves business forward for our clients.
Bart Ashford is Grant Company’s steady hand, a veteran of the agency business. Brands in his portfolio include PetSmart, Hostess, Farmland Foods, Walmart, MetLife, Cook’s Ham, Skittles, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Bart’s job is to make sure all projects are visually captivating, unique and ultimately drive more business for our clients.
A writer at heart, Jena McRell grew up in south central Missouri always close to farming and ranching and with a Holstein heifer nearby. Detailed and process oriented, her writing is efficient, professional and spot on. Her job is to thoroughly understand client needs, and to drive projects forward through effective communications, social media and advertising.
If you’re ever at Arrowhead Stadium, you’ll see Jeff Meyer’s work. He’s the “big board” operator for the Kansas City Chiefs, and spent much of the last 10 years as a video and TV producer for the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. Jeff’s job is to manage the company’s technical infrastructure – and to make sure projects get done right.
Derrick Collins has spent much of his career as a videographer, filmmaker and graphic designer. He enjoys creating things that people want to watch and enjoy. Derrick’s role is to build stories around brands – and to ensure clients’ projects resonate with audiences.
When he's not in a treestand hunting deer, Clint Schwach shoots, edits and produces extensively for outdoor television shows on Sportsman, Outdoor Channel and Carbon TV. He also plays a key role in providing video production and post-production services to our clients around the world.
Ryan Grant is our market research analyst and content writer. A published author of literary fiction, Ryan brings both analytical and writing skills to his duties with the company. His job is to tell the stories of clients through words, and to tell these stories in a captivating way.
Rachel Neil has been a successful graphic designer, videographer and photographer for 13 years. Her passion is creating art in different mediums. She takes care and pride in her work – and it shows in the final product.