pos·si·bil·i·ty n.   One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real.

Your partner in the noble pursuit of possibility.

22States
35Years
150+Employees

For all our knowledge and industry experience, nobody knows a brand better than the people who work on it. That’s why we built the way we work around the pursuit of possibility — a refreshingly honest approach to learning, collaborating and growing together. Our mission: help brands turn possibilities into realities — for themselves, their customers, their stakeholders and their communities. We call these endeavors “noble pursuits.”

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What we do

Whether project to project or as agency of record, we prefer to work with our partners full stream rather than full service. This means collaborating end to end, top to bottom, online to offline — start to finish to restart.

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Capabilities

  • Advertising
  • Branding & Communication Strategy
  • Design & Packaging
  • Experiential
  • Media Planning & Buying
  • Public Relations
  • Research & Marketing Intelligence
  • Social & Content
  • UX & Interactive Development

Our Core Beliefs

CARE

We appreciate the work, our clients and one another. We show passion in all we do.

RESPECT

We show empathy and embrace different perspectives. We seek to understand.

INTEGRITY

We build trust and keep our word. We’re accountable and stay positive.

IMPACT

We're resilient, driving both results and meaningful relationships.

Leadership

Our principals lead the agency in partnership with an executive team representing every department and core discipline.

Rhonda Ries

President
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Rhonda has more than three decades of marketing communications agency experience supporting brands across a range of verticals including consumer, BTB, agriculture, rural, food and tourism. At OBP, she leads strategic planning and guides the executive team, ensuring the agency remains focused on client satisfaction to ensure we provide meaningful results that advance our clients’ businesses.

In addition to being a member of the Forbes Agency Council, Rhonda is a governance advisor to the Gateway MS Society and serves on the board of directors for MAGNET Global Network and Songs for Soldiers. She was recognized as one of St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal and named a Top Women Business Owner by St. Louis Small Business Monthly magazine.

In her free time, Rhonda enjoys traveling, participating in warm weather activities and spending time with her large extended family.

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Suzan Knese

Chief Operating Officer
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A 17-year veteran of OBP, Suzan is a key driver of agency strategy, talent integration and organizational design. In her extensive agency career, Suzan has helped with integration during four mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies. She holds an undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and was awarded their prestigious Alumni Merit Award in 2017. She also has a master’s degree from Webster University.

Committed to making a positive impact beyond her professional endeavors, Suzan serves as a board member for Memory Care Home Solutions and Fathers & Families Support Center. She dedicates her time to volunteer work with Catholic Charities and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Suzan is also a trustee for her parish and a national judge for the FFA.

In her leisure time, Suzan likes to watercolor, spoil her dogs and travel with her family.

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Sonja Graham

Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology
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Sonja has more than 22 years of agency experience, managing finances for clients across the agency, including project scope, process development and financial management. She also oversees information technology and project management.

Sonja earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in finance from Hickey College. She is a member of the MAGNET financial board and treasurer for the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.

In her free time, Sonja serves as treasurer for the PTA at her daughter’s school. She’s also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

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Steve Kozel

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Media and Marketing Technology
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Steve has over 20 years of agency experience in integrated marketing communications. At OBP, he leads three teams of specialists in strategic, tactical, technical and technological decision-making, helping to plan effective communications and experiences on behalf of clients and their target audiences. He has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries including agriculture, consumer packaged goods, financial services, health care, logistics, nonprofit and tourism.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts in film production from Webster University and completed Marketing Week’s mini-MBA program in marketing. He coaches his son’s soccer team and volunteers for various nonprofit organizations.

His personal interests include organizational psychology/design, philosophy, theology, obscure music, birding and the Arsenal Football Club.

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Molly Weber

Senior Vice President, Account Management
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Molly has over 25 years of agency experience in integrated marketing communications for national and international clients. At OBP, she oversees and inspires the account management team to think differently about their clients’ businesses in order to drive growth. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients in industries from agriculture to consumer packaged goods, including confectionery, infant formula and pet nutrition.

Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University. She is a past honoree of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards program, which honors emerging leaders in the local St. Louis business community.

A mother to triplets, Molly is also involved in animal rescue and serves on the board of Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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Jody Sadler

Vice President, Media Strategy Director
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Jody has been a media strategy leader for more than 25 years, with career stops at Marcus Thomas, MediaVest, Cramer-Krasselt and Zimmerman. Her experience includes media planning, research, measurement and emerging media for a variety of industries including retail, travel, financial services and security.

A New Jersey native, Jody earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University. She enjoys traveling, attending musical theater and spending time with friends and family.

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Jason Wynne

Group Director, Marketing Technology
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Jason has more than 20 years of marketing technology experience, working with Fortune 500 corporations across a variety of verticals including agriculture, automotive and finance. At OBP, Jason and his team develop marketing technology strategies, implement marketing tools and oversee data management, ensuring all marketing systems utilize information effectively.

Jason is a decorated U.S. Army veteran. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, cooking, coaching hockey and enjoying a good glass of wine.

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Partners

"Champions of the rural spirit" since the beginning, our roster also includes leading brands in tourism, education and technology.

Magnet Agency

As proud members of MAGNET (Marketing & Advertising Global Network), OBP has access to specialized resources and capabilities across 40 independent marketing and communications agencies around the world.

Woman Owned

Women® Owned is an initiative from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect International to create a movement of support for women-owned businesses. We are proud to partner with other female entrepreneurs and those who do business with them.

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Rhonda is president of OBP, a marketing agency serving global brands in agriculture, rural marketing tourism and other industries. OBP delivers effective strategic communications, utilizing digital, content, public relations, social, broadcast, creative and advertising. Rhonda draws from more than 30 years of experience in financial, strategy and management to lead long-range planning and provide leadership and direction to the agency. Rhonda focuses on strategy, building strong client relationships, partnerships and expansion to drive the growth of OBP. Rhonda serves on the board of directors for MAGNET Global Network, Board of Trustees for the Gateway MS Society and MS National Digital Advisory Committee. She is a member of 4A's CEO Forum and St. Louis Women's Forum.

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