Business: Full-service marketing agency specializes in marketing, creative services and strategy for medical device and health care companies. Areas of expertise include branding, design, illustration, digital, social media, video and animation.

Founded: 1984

Headquarters: Minneapolis 


Employees: 43

Executives: Judy Kessel, founder, board chairwoman, owner; Jerrold Gershone, CEO, owner; Jessica Boden, president; Nikos Katopodis, director, client services; Ellen Schuller, director, strategy; Phil Hoch, creative director; Brian Gezella, chief financial officer.

2011 revenue: $8.5 million

Strategy: Raise profile to win more business nationally, develop products to complement device-related work, expand health promotion advertising.