Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Gunpowder Continues Growth With New Employees


DELAFIELD, WI — Gunpowder Inc., one of the nation’s fastest-growing lifestyle marketing communications agencies and recent winner of the 2021 Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” announces the addition of Marie Haas, Ethan Burns and Logan Kostos as the newest members of the account, public relations and digital marketing teams.

Gunpowder continues to reinvision the agency business model through a creative, integrated and thoughtful approach to branding, public relations and analytics combined with a genuine Midwest work ethic that allows its clients dollars to work harder and smarter. With well-known brands such as Pure Fishing, Johnson Outdoors, SIONYX, Batteries Plus, Uncharted Supply Co., THOR Industries, GoPro, Breeo and more as clients, Gunpowder continues to drive communications success for some of the outdoors’ most iconic and fastest-growing brands.

"Our clients have had an interesting couple of years, facing unprecedented demand for outdoors products because of increased participation while also balancing that against supply chain challenges,” said Gunpowder Founder Ryan Chuckel. “Our agency is uniquely suited to help our clients prosper thanks to our approach, experience and mostly our people. Adding great talent to our roster is critical as we continue to grow and our clients’ expectations of us rise.”

Haas brings nearly a decade of agency experience to her new role as associate account director. She previously worked in travel and tourism, and is continuing her devotion to the outdoors through work on Gunpowder’s various lifestyle brands, including SIONYX. Haas began her role in September and is currently working with the company to enhance its overall branding while launching two exciting products in the coming months. As a core member of the agency’s account management team, Haas will continue to lead key accounts and mentor younger team members.
Kostos joins the team as marketing data analyst and engineer. He brings diverse skills to the agency with experience ranging from construction to law, but he discovered his true passion lies in using analytics to build meaningful tools and programs to help the agency do work that is more productive and efficient.

Burns recently joined the public relations team as an account coordinator following his internship with the group. Burns graduated from Carroll University in May, and brings a uniquely tailored perspective to the PR team and a passion for the outdoors, which will aid him as he continues to work on some of the agency’s most prolific outdoors clients.

About Gunpowder, Inc.

Since 2015, Gunpowder has been driving dynamic communications programs for some of the world’s most influential enthusiast brands including GoPro, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Pure Fishing, Breeo, Uncharted Supply Co. and THOR industries. The agency is built on a commitment to driving earned media coverage and social engagement with brand communities through a nimble, creative approach and by understanding how strong strategy and blue-collar work ethic can drive positive business results. The people of Gunpowder live, work and play with its clients’ products and services at the center of their lives. More information is available at