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Ants Making the Most of WFH

While we were all initially sad to be away from each other, we’ve all settled into the new norm of working from home. Most Ants agree that establishing a routine and sticking with it is the key to not going stir crazy and taking advantage of being at home. Dwayne has a routine of making a blueberry-banana smoothie at about 10:30 a.m. and taking the dog for a short walk. After lunch, around 3 p.m. or so, he’ll walk to the QuikTrip that’s less than 1/4 mile away to get some tea or some kind of refreshment. Angela has enjoyed... Read More

Partner Q&A

As we enter the ‘20s (that still sounds weird), the members of AcrobatAnt’s partners offer some thoughts on the agency’s past, present and future.

AcrobatAnt Partners

AcrobatAnt Building for Long-term Success with New Hires, New Partners

When the calendar flipped to 2020, AcrobatAnt officially began its twelfth year as a full-service advertising and marketing agency — with a whole new look and feel from this time a year ago. Nine new Ants have joined the team over the past year. Two long-time employees, David Vávra and Bryan Cooper, are now partners assuming greater managerial responsibilities. Vávra, the agency’s controller, is in charge of internal operations, tools, culture and team development in addition to his financial-management duties. Cooper, associate creative director for the past five years, takes over as creative director from partner/founder Danny Sadler, who retired... Read More

Salute to a brilliAnt career.

On December 31, 2019, after 40 years in the advertising business, AcrobatAnt Creative Director and co-founder Danny Sadler will officially retire. It will be a bittersweet event. While we are obviously happy that Danny will have more time for, say, enjoying his family and taking his car to the mechanic, we will miss having the old buzzard . . . that is, this elegant gentleman around every day.  The making of an Ant. Perry, Oklahoma, is famous for two things: the hometown of Danny Sadler and headquarters of The Charles Machine Works, Inc., the company that has been producing Ditch... Read More

Oh, Canada—Audrey and India hit the Great White North

Account supervisor Audrey Chambers and account executive India Wilkerson took part in the recent Event & Arena Marketing Conference (EAMC) in Toronto. The EAMC is an annual event for professionals who work in the live entertainment industry. AcrobatAnt was the only advertising agency to have a booth at the show. Audrey and India visited with many arena-marketing teams to discuss AcrobatAnt’s expertise in trade advertising, website creation, environmental design, and other arena and event promotions. They also attended seminars on digital marketing, live entertainment marketing, event advertising using social media, and sports marketing. And they just happened to be in... Read More

The VibrANT Summer of 2019

As we prepare to settle back into the groove of the school year and anticipate cooler fall weather, we look back and realize that it has been quite an eventful summer. Growing We are excited to announce that three Ants joined the colony over the last couple of months: Brent Jackson, Bradan Mitchell and Will Skaggs. Brent is our new director of website development. Along with development expertise, Brent brings years of experience in a variety of industries—including tourism and venue marketing—and a passion for mobile, ADA accessibility and user experience that will keep our clients ahead of the curve.... Read More

Ants Support Electric Lime Gala

In what has become an annual tradition, AcrobatAnt supported this year’s Electric Lime Gala (ELG), a fundraiser for Tulsa’s Discovery Lab. Three Ants were directly involved with organizing the event: Dell and Audrey Chambers, who served as co-chairs, and Annie Nelligan, who was part of the planning committee and designed most of the event materials. We also filled two tables with Ants and their guests, and enjoyed a spectacular evening of great food, dancing, live auctions and more. The 2019 ELG was a huge success, raising more than $118,000 to support Discovery Lab programs for area schools. About Discovery Lab... Read More

Seeking Web Design and Development Lead

The Web Design and Development Lead at AcrobatAnt supervises the design, programming, development and management of all interactive/web projects for the Agency and our clients and supervises all web development and maintenance personnel (either FTE or freelance). He/she should be skilled at creating and coding interactive websites that are functional, dynamic, effective and capable of maintaining the brand image and achieving the strategic goals/objectives set forth by AcrobatAnt and our clients. He/she should understand user experience and user interface as key elements in all interactive/web design projects. He/she will work with account managers and creative teams within the Agency who... Read More

AcrobatAnt Recognized for Excellence in Cardiovascular Advertising

AcrobatAnt was honored to receive a gold and silver award in the 2018 CardioVascular Advertising (CVA) Awards competition. The annual CVA Awards recognize the nation’s best cardiac and vascular services advertising. AcrobatAnt was awarded for two pieces developed for longtime client Mountain States Health Alliance (now Ballad Health). According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. “As healthcare marketing professionals, it is crucial to educate our communities about the services... Read More

Ant Bake Sale Supporting Women in Recovery

Monday, December 3, through Friday, December 7 AcrobatAnt is hosting a bake sale to raise funds for the Women in Recovery program. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Women in Recovery, a program very near and dear to our hearts. It is a great organization that helps women get back on their feet, and each year we do all we can to make their Christmas a little brighter. Each day of the bake sale will have a theme: Cookie Day, Chex Day (sweet and savory), Brownie/Blondie Day, Muffins/Bread Day and Pie Day. On Friday, there will be a... Read More