Minneapolis Agency DKY Expands with Strategic Hires

by | Oct 26, 2021

Heading into the fourth quarter, Minneapolis-based brand marketing agency DKY is finishing the year strong with four strategic hires who bring new skill sets and support evolving client needs.

Tim McKim, Group Account Director, Agriculture

Tim McKim has joined the agency to lead DKY’s agriculture business. With a strong broadcast production background, Annie Kelby has come on board as a creative content manager to support the agency’s outdoor client programs. On the project management side, Angel Rowell joins as a project manager and TJ Rempfer as a project coordinator. Both will support multiple agency teams.

For more than a decade, McKim owned a full-service content marketing agency and previously worked for agencies Colle McVoy and Weber Shandwick. He also started his career at the Kansas City Board of Trade and most recently launched Idea Outpost, a strategic consultancy that provides brand consulting, writing, and marketing services. McKim brings valuable agriculture sector experience to DKY and its clients.

“As a long-time collaborator, proven marketer, and friend of DKY, I’m thrilled Tim is helping us develop our agriculture practice,” said Brian Dahl, president and partner for DKY. In this newly created role, McKim brings practical, strategic thinking to our ag clients and team.

McKim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and minored in Chemistry and Biology from South Dakota State University (SDSU). Over the years, McKim has served on multiple boards, most notably for the Red Wing Public Schools Foundation and the Red Wing YMCA.

Annie Kelby, Creative Content Manager

Kelby joins DKY as a creative content manager after four years as a news producer at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. In her last role, she collaborated with a team of anchors, reporters and photographers to produce weeknight and evening newscasts. In 2020, Kelby and her team earned an Emmy Award for producing stories that made an impact on viewers.

Now onboard, Kelby has quickly jumped into creative content development for DKY client, Winnebago. Leveraging her production background, Kelby develops video scripts, provides on-site production support, and manages the editing process for new product videos.

“Annie’s broadcast journalism background set her apart and she’s helping us develop rich, vibrant RV marketing content,” said Joe Peterson, partner and vice president at DKY.

After graduating from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul as a Journalism major, Kelby worked in several TV production roles in other cities before returning to the Twin Cities.

Angel Rowell, Project Manager

Rowell comes to DKY with experience in project management, photography, film production, and content creation. As a former project manager for Windmill Design, she worked with teams to build websites, launch businesses, and initiate marketing campaigns.

She’s also worked for Chaffee County Visitors Bureau and is the co-owner of Discovery Pass, a website that offers tourist resources for visitors to Colorado.

At DKY, she is responsible for working with multiple account teams to keep projects advancing on time and on budget.

“Angel has been a great addition to our project management team. She is organized, collaborative, and brings a positive attitude and energy to our work. She’s winning over our clients too,” said Tracy McCrory, senior project manager for DKY.

TJ Rempfer, Project Coordinator

In May 2021, Rempfer started at DKY after graduating from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, with a double major. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing, and Master of Science Business Administration in Management.

“TJ started as a summer intern and we’re pleased he’s moved into a project coordinator role at DKY,” said Peterson. “He quickly immersed himself in the business and he’s now supporting multiple, fast-paced marketing projects for our Winnebago account team.”

Previously, Rempfer interned for Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty and assisted office staff and real estate agents with their daily tasks and database management. While in college, he volunteered in sales and marketing for the major sports brand, Easton. He worked at the Minnesota Hockey Expo and traveled to baseball clinics to showcase and demonstrate different products to prospective customers.


About DKY

Based in Eden Prairie, DKY is a brand marketing and advertising agency known for helping brands “Ring True.” For more than 25 years, DKY has been providing strategic marketing and communications services to a wide range of clients in the agribusiness, outdoor recreation, B2B industrial manufacturing and faith-based nonprofit sectors. To learn more about DKY’s services, go to dkyinc.com.

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