James Forbes, Cliff Tarpy, and K.C. Kunkle were all working at a local radio station and loved creating content for their clients. So, in September of 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, they decided to create a production company that specialized in creating video, audio, graphic design, and web design at affordable rates for local businesses. Thus, The Ad Dad was born.
Their mission is to empower local businesses and organizations with high-quality, big-market content creation that promotes their products, services, and events at affordable prices.
The Community Vision screens seen around town are one of the main products/services provided by The Ad Dad. They are a new and cutting-edge way to advertise. They have 34 screens up in Union County, 5 screens in Baker City, and 2 screens in Pendleton. They are working to place 30 screens each in Baker City and Pendleton and to increase the number of screens in Union County.
The Ad Dad also specializes in corporate video, commercial video, and videos to promote events, along with videos highlighting products. In addition to videos, websites, and digital design, they also excel in graphic design of physical projects, from creating billboards to brochures and business cards.
True to their mission, The Ad Dad’s goal is to continue to provide business owners with high-quality, big-market, modern productions that enable businesses to appeal to travelers and local customers, along with being relevant to younger generations. As stated by The Ad Dad, “We want to help your business look its best so you have a fighting chance against the Wal-Marts and Amazon.coms!”
With their combined talent and enthusiasm, The Ad Dad contributes so much to La Grande’s business community, highlighting our many outstanding merchants, services, and attractions.
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