We exist to tell your story.
Founded in 2017 by Eric Grant and Brian Bell, Grant Company offers a unique blend of media, public relations, communications and advertising services. We are committed to delivering superior work that resonates with audiences through unmatched, authentic storytelling.
We value creative initiative and believe the best results happen when team members have rein to fully understand client needs, and then execute in unexpected but beneficial ways.
Make your vision a reality with Grant Company. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Public relations
- TV production
- Video production
- Motion graphics
- Digital media
- Graphic design
- Brand identity
- Trade show support
Some of our clients
With a creative team that understands client needs and specializes in ag-based audiences, we identify and bank valuable resources to use in a variety of ways — from print and television to radio and digital. It’s an assets-first approach, rather than a one-and-done campaign. We call it “hay in the barn.”
Chief Executive Officer
A 35-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.
Chief Operating Officer
A native of eastern Kansas, Crystal Albers grew up with the rhythms of farming. She’s spent the last 20 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.
Editor & Digital Associate
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.
Director of Media Operations
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.
Originally hailing from S. Florida, Christy Collins has a spark for empathetic storytelling, crafting content that establishes an emotional connection as clearly as it communicates the information the project requires. Her daily duties range from video editing to graphics illustration, with a mind that is often mulling over production strategies and new creative possibilities to explore.
Print Production Manager
A passionate designer, bovine lover and photographer, Heather Heater brings print and magazine design skills to Grant Company. She takes pride in her work as it is a representation of her and the clients she works with. Her job is to take the the clients' vision and bring it to life in brochures, flyers or books.
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.
Director of Business Development
With more than a decade of experience in branding and videography, Nathan Pickman brings a unique perspective to the team, helping to create visually compelling content that drives results. Nathan plays a key role in project development, collaborating with clients to understand their goals and ensuring a high standard of visual execution across all projects.
Associate Director of Content
Self diagnosed with a travel virus, Diane Meyer runs on laughter and coffee. She grew up in Northern California in the heart of wine country, migrated to West Texas and now calls the Midwest home. With an appreciation for the craftsmanship of storytelling, she helps clients establish a clear direction and carries out their vision using compelling words and visuals.
Director of Broadcast
Everything about broadcasting has been in Bob Cervera's blood since he was a kid. He began in radio but became a television news anchor/reporter and TV show host in the Midwest and on RFD-TV for most of his career. He’s also a tech junkie. Want to geek out on TV, radio or computers? Bob’s your guy! Today, he’s thrilled to be Grant Company's Director of Broadcast and Audience Development.
Director of Marketing and Sales
Raised on a cow-calf operation in Wyoming, Lanette has called Montana home for 28 years. With 30 years of experience in print and radio advertising, she helped grow Working Ranch into one of ag's best publications. Her passions are client relationships, family and horses — specifically showing reined cowhorses. At Grant Company, she has taken the reins of marketing and sales initiatives.
A born-and-raised Colorado filmmaker, Ben Humphrey enjoys life most through a camera viewfinder.
His passion is to capture the beauty of every moment, no matter the project.
Jarod Dye has called Missouri home for 23 years and has a passion for creating with anything he can get his hands on. From drawing to photography to production — his can-do spirit guides him, along with coffee. In his free time he enjoys movies, hikes, food and music, but not in that order. Jarod believes that creating things to show to the world is the most fun job you can have.