With Autumn arriving this weekend, we would like to take a quick look back at the highlights of the summer at The Stasko Agency.

We have been busy getting ready for the highly-anticipated opening of Little Man Ice Cream’s newest shop, The Factory. Housed in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood, The Factory is a whimsical, Willy Wonka-inspired ice cream production facility and tasting room. The Little Man team, led by Paul Tamburello, aimed to create a space that sets the imagination free by creating an interactive experience that engages guests in the ice cream production process.

The Denver Business Journal interviewed Paul Tamburello early this summer about the project. Click here to see the Journal’s sneak peek inside The Factory’s development.

Continuing our work in the restaurant industry, we helped the Colorado Restaurant Association announce the acquisition of its insurance arm, Colorado Restaurant Insurance by Crest Insurance Group. The acquisition will allow the Arizona-based insurer’s to extend its presence in Colorado and providing Colorado Restaurant Insurance with the ability to expand its services. Colorado Restaurant Insurance will operate as Crest Restaurant Insurance and will become part of the Crest Insurance Group family. BusinessDen helped spread the news about the acquisition to Denver’s business community.

Sean Pechan CEO, Crest Restaurant Insurance

Also, on the merger and acquisition front, we helped longtime Stasko Agency client Mudlick Mail announce its merger with Muscle-Up Marketing, a cutting-edge marketing agency focused on the fitness and wellness industry. For Mudlick, the merger is a strategic move that will enable the company to serve a wider range of businesses and expand its digital offerings. We continue to promote Mudlick Mail CEO Tim Ross as an expert in the field of marketing, direct mail and digital media. Click here to read a contributing article we landed for Tim in MotorAge Magazine.

The Stasko Agency also continued the annual tradition of raising money for the Annual LoHi 4th of July Parade and Family Picnic. This year we raised $6,100 in two days (exceeding the $5,000 goal) due to the generosity of the LoHi Merchants. This event continues each year under the direction of Little Man Ice Cream but is sustained by the contribution of the LoHi Merchants. The parade and family picnic drew more than 2,000 attendees (we were happy to pitch in serve a lot of hot dogs) and a slew of bakers who entered 35 pies in the event’s pie contest.

We are thankful for all the new and current clients we have been able to provide publicity and public relations services for these past few months. Here’s to cooler weather!

It’s been a busy year for Mudlick Mail, a longtime client of The Stasko Agency. The direct mail company, which we’ve worked with since its founding in 2008, was recently acquired by the private investment firm Clearview Capital. The acquisition will provide Mudlick with the infrastructure and technology needed to sustain its success. Based in Acworth, GA, Mudlick serves 11,000 customers nationwide and posted its eighth consecutive year of revenue growth in 2017.

Mudlick President Tim Ross, who co-founded the company with automotive repair shop operator Greg Sands, will continue to lead the company and has assumed the title of chief executive officer. The company is also adding to its management ranks with the appointment of its first Chief Financial Officer. Zenon Olbrys is a financial and operational business expert, who has specialized in start-ups, business transformations and high-growth companies.



In addition, the company recently formed a partnership with a major automotive industry retailer, which will likely expand its client base. A rebranding is also on tap to better reflect Mudlick’s expanding slate of services, including digital marketing.

We toast Mudlick’s success and look forward to working with the company’s leadership far into the future. For more background, check out our case study, which provides a closer look at how the exposure we built for the company helped spur its growth.