What the “H” is an Ad Monkey?

It's a good question and actually one we hear on a regular basis. In short, Ad Monkeys is a full service advertising agency with a solid client list and a wall full of awards. For more than 20 years, we at Ad Monkeys have skillfully blended our dry wit and high expectations to meet the unique challenges our clients face. The result is one great campaign after another, delivered on time and on budget, with success that is both real and measurable.

Our staff consists of seasoned veterans and fresh faced professionals who provide personal and demographic insight into today's ever–changing digital marketplace. We deliver the full creative process from concept to implementation. Within our multiple areas of expertise, we've assisted clients—large and small, local and national—in building their brand, promoting their business, and making good things happen.

Available Services

  • Multimedia Campaigns
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Logo Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Buying
  • Video Production
  • Photography
  • Copywriting
  • Package Design
  • Web Design & Development
  • And plenty more!


Ad Monkeys Awards

Over the years, our creativity has been recognized with numerous local, regional, and national awards from the American Advertising Federation. Ad Monkeys has also received the prestigious Telly Award, which draws international competition. Don't get us wrong—we love having our office adorned with flashy trophies and kudos from peers as much as the next agency, but the real reward is winning success for our clients.

Curious about the work we do for our clients? Watch our web series "Inside the Jungle!" Catch a glimpse behind the curtain of all things Ad Monkeys. We'll guide you through humorous extras, and some of the biggest and most successful projects undertaken at our firm. Many of these brought home Addy Awards and all helped drive sales, much to the delight of our satisfied clients.

Meet the Monkeys

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Scott Telle

Co-Owner/Creative Director

As a founder of the company, Scott Telle has overseen the visual aspects of Ad Monkeys from the get–go. His role as Creative Director has earned the agency nearly 50 Addy Awards, plus the industry's coveted Telly Award. Scott also serves as an Account Executive, with a portfolio that spans 20 years and features clients in healthcare, finance, and higher education.

Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota in 1991. He is also a part-time instructor at UND's Department of Art & Design, and a proud Squirt hockey parent.

Linda Telle


Linda Telle is co–owner and Chief Financial Officer at Ad Monkeys. A native of Grand Forks, Linda invested in the company in 2001 and brought along 15 years of experience from the financial industry. An advertising graduate from the University of North Dakota's College of Business Administration, Linda is a skilled businesswoman who knows the value of having an exceptional staff.

Beyond the scope of Ad Monkeys, she is a tough–as–nails hockey mom, a community volunteer, and a seasoned traveller.

Marnie Schuschke

Production Manager

Marnie Schuschke is the Ad Monkeys' Production Manager and has been lending her organizational skills to our team for over 7 years. She keeps our office running smoothly and oversees projects from inception to completion.

A Bemidji State University Honors Program graduate with a degree in Business Management, Marnie has worked in a wide range of industries. A Roseau native and world traveler, she and her family are active volunteers for the March of Dimes.

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Linn Hodgson

Senior Account Manager

With more than 20 years of experience with media and clients, Linn Hodgson brings a wealth of expertise that is hard to match.

When Linn isn't brightening the office with his humor, he likes to get the kitchen dirty, and chase gophers with his lawn tractor.

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Mike Lerfald

Video Editor

Mike Lerfald is an award–winning editor and brings over 30 years of experience to the Ad Monkeys team, having worked with clients such as Microsoft, Bobcat Company, and The Discovery Channel. In 2010, Mike received the prestigious Silver Medal Award from the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for outstanding contributions in the field of advertising.

He is a long–suffering (insert Minnesota sports team here) fan who enjoys the outdoors, golf, and motorcycling with his wife, Renee.

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  • 1165-F South Columbia Road
    Grand Forks, ND 58201
  • (701) 795–5805

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