Even our coffee
mugs are forthright.

No corporate speak, no pretense. Just honest talk. Frank talk, as it were. It’s served us well for over 40 years, and it will serve us well for the next 40+.

What's with that name?

The frank Agency was named after two franks – our illustrious founder, and our unwavering aversion to marketing malarkey.

As for frank the first, Frank Weyforth was a true entrepreneur, forming the agency, humbly enough, on a pool table in his basement. Frank was no silver-spoon-sucking trust fund baby. No, he was a self-made man who made an agency all by his own self. The least we could do is name the joint after him. Well, that, and continue to come to the table with an opinion, as he always did.

Which brings us to frank the second. The lowercase frank that stands for forthright and honest talk. No corporate speak, no pretense. Just honest talk. Frank talk, as it were. It’s served us well for over 40 years, and it will serve us well for the next 40+.

Our Exec Team

Kyle Regier | Chief Client Officer

Kyle Regier
Chief Client Officer

Kyle would be the team leader on your account, acting as your day-to-day liaison with The frank Agency. Kyle has deep roots in digital marketing, working with clients in this discipline for nearly fifteen years. When it comes to web applications, Kyle is a master juggler and understands how all the pieces fit together throughout our design and development process. He has a keen understanding of how to amplify a brand online combined with a concentration focus on conversion-focused UI/UX. He not only ensures that work progresses as defined, on time, accurately and within budget — he sees to it that the work is seamless across all stages, from discovery to deployment. Kyle is known for going above and beyond on a daily basis. From being in tune with his clients’ businesses, to just checking in on a daily basis, he’s on it. He gives true meaning to the words “client service” with his attention to detail, energy and partnership mentality.

Industry Experience: 9 Years, at frank since 2017
Brand Experience: Washburn University, SelectQuote Insurance, AIB International, Angel MedFlight, Alliant International University, Young Innovations, The University of Chicago Graham School, Penn Foster, Strayer University, Southern Technical College, University of Texas at Dallas
Interests: Family, friends, all things sports (Go Chiefs!), travel, what makes time travel possible, fantastic food, immersive experiences

Susan Reiter | President

Susan Reiter

Perhaps nothing makes Susan happier than seeing her client succeed. And perhaps that's why Susan’s always smiling. Her clients tend to smile a lot as well, because they feel the benefits of her hard work and dedication. Susan is a true American success story, working her way up from the junior account exec to agency COO. And it's that same growth pattern Susan manages to extract for her clients' brands.

Industry Experience: 25+ years, at frank since 1988
Brand Experience: Delta Cargo, Daimler Trucks North America, Dice, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Mercedes-Benz, Carestream Dental, Delta TechOps, among others
Interests: family, fashion, travel, fine foods, interior design

Tony Ali | CEO

Tony Ali

An officer and a gentleman, Tony has taken his learnings from a past life as a Marine and applied them to his current position here. It’s that dogged determination and endless will to win that led Tony to the strategic helm of the agency. Whether it’s charting the shop’s future or plotting the next big client success, Tony’s passion and drive are inspiring and compelling.

Industry Experience: 20 years, at frank since 2002
Brand Experience: Delta Cargo, Daimler Trucks North America, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Mercedes-Benz, Penn Foster, Delta TechOps, Home Valet, among others
Interests: travel, fine cigars, video gaming, gardening

A little bit about The frank Agency

We are an employee-owned B2B marketing agency based in Kansas City. With over 40 years of experience, we have developed two core competencies: brand positioning and digital marketing.

Our team of highly invested employee-owners are empowered to be bold, experiment, challenge, and act on behalf of our clients' success. As a close-knit, agile group, we bring together marketing professionals who are creators, dreamers, storytellers, and strategists.

Data is at the heart of our decision-making process, guiding our every move to uncover insights and trends. We build scalable and predictable revenue generation machines that incorporate strategy, tactics, analytics, and technology. We value integrity and transparency, ensuring our clients are always informed about what we're executing, when we're executing it, and why.

Our longest client relationship, spanning over 30 years, is a testament to our commitment to becoming an extension of our clients' marketing teams. Your priorities become our priorities, your goals become our goals, and your success becomes our success. It's that simple.

Our Culture

It's not all beer and foosball around here. Okay. We do have a lot of foosball tournaments. And there is beer on tap right next to the wine cooler. But, seriously, there's got to be more to the life of an ad agency than that, right?

Right. That's why frank takes its culture seriously. There's even a committee set up just for keeping that culture alive. They organize chair races, a Halloween festival that draws in tenants building-wide, and tons of spontaneous 'you guys have been working pretty hard, let's have some fun today' afternoons.

They also help ensure we take our culture outside the office, with things like our Harvesters International food drive, service days, not to mention our almost unhealthy quest for world domination through Kansas City Corporate Challenge (a yearly Olympic-style athletic competition).

So there you have it: our culture. Did we mention beer and foosball?

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