In 1984 Ken Benkstein opened a one-man branch of a Dallas-based agency. Five years later, the operation had grown into an agency bearing his name and that of his partner, the late Richard “Dick” Meyocks. Two decades (and roughly 13 logos) later — with a steady focus on the food, agriculture and health industries — we’re still going strong.
That’s no doubt thanks to a constant curiosity to find out how and why things work the way they do — and to having the bravery to make the right choices, instead of the fast and easy ones. Like choosing to organize employees in client teams rather than functional departments. This helps ensure clients gets the right communications recommendations instead what generates more revenue for an agency PR or Web department – and that we adapt to clients rather than trying to make them adapt to us.
It also helps contribute to bigger thinking, a hallmark of the agency since its founding – and the opportunity to enjoy long-term relationships with some of the nation’s best brands in our select categories.
In 2008, agency chief operating officer Doug Jeske acquired The Meyocks Group. He insists the agency’s great clients and team members were even more compelling than the firm’s Templeton Rye bar. Jeske, an Iowa native who divides his collegiate loyalties between Iowa State and Northwestern, joined the agency in 1993.