In the early days of TAG Communications, Founder Mike Vondran always said he wanted to hear this from his clients: 'let's just call the guys at The Ad Group, if they can't do, they'll certainly know where to go to make it happen.' Although media strategies and production methods have evolved dramatically from those days, nearly 30 years later, Mike and his team still serve clients by helping them solve 21st-century marketing problems.
Today, the mission of his agency … one of the largest marketing communication firm in the Quad Cities … holds true to Mike’s early purpose. The TAG Mission is: To be recognized as the most valued business partner by our clients, an engaged corporate citizen of our community and an innovative leader within our industry… We will do this with a unified commitment, uncommon energy and adventurous spirit. The agency’s roots are in broadcast production and media, but has evolved substantially to provide the complete solutions our clients require such as website design, web development, SEO and social media marketing. TAG has grown to be a regional agency providing brand strategy, digital marketing, creative, media and production services to clients in a wide variety of business categories.
Expect to hear from Mike how perhaps it doesn’t really matter what vehicle is used, but rather taking great care of clients’ needs is what makes for good business.
As the owner and CEO of TAG Mike leads a whip smart team of marketing professionals and specialists that bring his common sense, results-oriented approach to clients, companies and industries nationwide. Mike is very directly engaged with all TAG clients, providing management and oversight of all account activities as well as guiding the vision and growth of specialty divisions that focus on the needs of organizations within industry verticals.
Mike serves the Quad Cities community by active participation and leadership with a number of not for profits and regional economic development groups, Ex: The HAVlife Foundation™ (Founder / Chair); Junior Achievement of the Heartland (Vice Chair); The Great Mississippi Valley Fair Board (Chair/President); Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce (Board Member); Regional Opportunities Council (Director); Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation (Director), Creative Arts Academy (Director).
Prior to founding The Ad Group in 1990 (now known as TAG Communications), Mike served as Vice President Marketing/Sales for KWQC-TV.
in 2006, Mike founded the HAVLife Foundation with the mission To Prevent Lost Potential™ in youth ages 10 to 15 through the support of participation in athletics, music or the arts. Mike's vision for HAV Life is to allow all youth to experience life to the fullest—increasing exposure to positive community influences and enhancing the development of a positive and confident approach to citizenship. Since it's founding, HAV Life has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help prevent lost potential in kids throughout the Iowa/Illinois/Wisconsin Tri-State area.