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Cannonball is a full-service agency that connects brands with consumers through powerful stories, interactions and experiences.

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a midwest ad agency making coast-to-coast impact

One look at our work and you will see that Cannonball creates breakthrough campaigns for brands across the country. We believe our status as an independently-owned agency (and the creatively-minded, strategically-grounded, results-driven culture it creates) is a big reason why we are trusted by brands at the local, regional and national level.

We have proven service offerings in creative, advertising strategy, branded content, digital, marketing and B2B – creating affinity at every touchpoint. Whether it’s an Olympic-sized TV spot, 360-degree experiential app, 30-minute branded documentary film, or a business partnership program, we find meaningful ways to help brands drive actionable change and leave lasting impressions.

Learn more about each of our core offerings below.

Every brand has a compelling story, what matters is how well that story is told. At Cannonball, that starts with brand communications strategy, a role we lead with the majority of our clients. We solve business challenges and opportunities by connecting insights to ideas, developing positioning and messaging strategies that impact consumers in their natural habitat. Insights, strategy, creative and measurement, it’s all part of the Cannonball way.


We believe our reputation as a creative agency is only as good as the latest piece we’ve crafted. That’s why we stock our creative bullpen with a team of thinkers, doers and makers who pursue each project with passion and purpose. We will uncover how your brand story can emotionally move your customers, be it inspiring, funny or heartwarming. We then tell that story through compelling picture, sound, color and words, across all forms of media. It’s often award-winning. But we prefer the results that prove it worked.


While everyone at Cannonball is accountable for thinking digitally, we also acknowledge how focused this area of our business can be. That’s why we employ a group of experts who specialize in digital strategy, SEO/SEM, website development, social media, metrics, email marketing, app development, content strategy and one-to-one marketing. These specialists bring the most up-to-date knowledge, thinking and best practices to every project we take on. Ultimately what this means is that “digital” isn’t set aside in its own silo, but is rather integrated naturally into every client team.


While our consumer-oriented work may be more public, we are just as proud of our work in the B2B marketing space. Our B2B specialists are seasoned in business-driven positioning, strategy and identity development. We know what it takes to turn technical data into compelling copy, and info-packed graphics into engaging design. We bring B2B content, lead generation and market research to life in proven, yet bold ways.


Cannonball serves as a marketing arm for a wide variety of clients. We truly partner with brand team members through every phase: target market research and discovery, audience analysis and segmentation, insight cultivation, planning, development, execution and measurement. We maintain valued relationships with researchers and industry thought-leaders outside of Cannonball, identifying relevant emerging trends and finding better ways to evaluate brand strengths and opportunities.

branded content

Cannonball Content offers clients a fresh hybrid of branding agency and content production company. Our team of branded content marketing specialists drive the entire content process, from the first content strategy session, to story/idea/script pitches, to every phase of production. That means you get an experienced, balanced, one-stop resource you can trust to both plan and produce your content – be it a docu-film, scripted video, experiential piece, user-generated and/or editorial content. It’s a new model. We think that’s why it works.