Activated Growth Boosts Your Bottom Line

Consumers want meaningful connections with companies. That’s what Activated Growth creates. We are a modern integrated marketing agency that uses strategic methodology to build brands, increase engagement and activate business growth.

An Integrated Marketing Agency 

For businesses that know they need a creative answer to a business challenge, Activated Growth offers strategic clarity and a knack for efficiently finding the answer through our unique collaborative process. We provide integrated solutions to reach and engage with your target audience. As a result, you’ll see improvements in brand awareness, product understanding and audience loyalty.

Activating Your Growth

For nearly a decade, our agency has helped companies achieve – even surpass – their business growth goals.

We help you understand your business, its market drivers, its unique value proposition and goals. Most importantly, we focus on understanding your audiences, both internally and externally. Then we develop and execute business and marketing strategies that deliver results.

Our full-service, integrated marketing services in traditional and digital delivery, include:

  • Strategy
  • Branding
  • Websites
  • Marketing Communications
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Employee Engagement

Activated Growth is led by a cohesive group of strategic creative thinkers and serious doers. Whether strategist, designer, writer or project manager, we bring our best to every engagement – without the hierarchy (and expense) of a big agency. Who you meet is whom you work with.


Michele Leach, Strategy Services
Michele founded Activated Growth in 2011 after scaling the corporate ladder within the agency world. She is a masterful business and marketing strategist dedicated to driving revenue growth. Her no-nonsense laser focus makes her the ultimate client advocate – and asset.
Camille Gallagher, Account Services
Camille is an experienced marketing professional, customer strategist and our multi-tasking director of account services. Have a question? Camille is highly skilled in finding answers and solving problems. She ensures our clients are professionally cared for at all times.
Michelle Van Santen, Creative Services
Michelle has an uncanny knack for translating challenging concepts into clear, meaningful and compelling communications, online and offline. Over the years, she has designed numerous brands and marketing programs across multiple channels and customer segments. Beautifully.
Gary Miller, Website Services
Gary is a seasoned developer with years of hands-on digital experience. He is an end-to-end problem solver, who is fiercely passionate about solving our clients’ digital issues and developing user-centric, interactive websites that meet the unique needs of our clients.
Stacia Goodman, Content & PR Services
Stacia capably juggles three roles as our clever content strategist, writer extraordinaire and public relations pro. Name an industry and Stacia has probably researched, written about or promoted it – with winning results – during the course of her impressive career.
Angela Krantz, Project Management & Event Services
Angela is an intuitive promotions professional, event expert and project manager. She has a unique creative ability to listen and understand a vision for a project or event and then brings that vision magically to life through strong creative skills and attention to detail.


Our team values sharing its time and resources in the community and being involved to make a positive difference in the world around us. We’ve not only provided pro-bono business strategy and marketing services to many organizations, but we continually provide financial support, volunteer services and membership commitments within our community. Here are some of the most recent recipients:

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"Working with Activated Growth has been a refreshing experience. From their impressive ability to identify key opportunities, to their strong attention to detail, they provided the third party perspective we needed to further build our business strategy."

- Mike Williams, Managing Director

"Activated Growth has helped us take a more comprehensive approach to marketing. As a result, we have higher brand awareness and name recognition in the community. We’ve been able to significantly increase the capacity for our services and maintain client growth."

- Molly Wilson, General Manager

"Activated Growth does a great job of understanding our business, our competition and our differentiators, to craft a brand strategy and messaging that is personal to our company and relevant to the marketplace. They are sincere, smart and responsive to our demands, and we value our partnership with them."

- Ted Carlson, President

"Most definitely, we would recommend Activated Growth! Activated Growth works diligently to understand opportunities and provide effective analysis to help clients make decisions. Since we began working with Activated Growth, our marketing approaches have improved greatly with a fresh perspective."

- Jason Sanders, Executive Director

"Activated Growth has worked with Women Run the Cities for the last two years and has played a key role in the race's continued growth. They’ve helped us align our overall marketing strategy and execution, especially media and partnerships. We look forward to collaboration again for our race's 10th year in 2016!"

- Cathy Schmidt, President of Surfacequest MN and Co-Race Director of Women Run The Cities

"I have worked with Activated Growth for seven years. They always consider my best interests and have proven their worth on every project."

- Ray Krantz, Director of Business Development