I grew up in Osage Beach and attended MU on an Engineering Scholarship in 1980. I graduated from SMSU in 1985 with a BS in Finance. I sold copiers and fax machines for Modern Business Systems for two years before entering Medical Sales with Baxter Healthcare. I spent the next ten years selling surgical equipment for Stryker & Dyonics and orthopedic implants for Depuy in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield. I started working in television in 1997 as an Account Executive for KDEB Fox 27. I helped merge KDEB with KOLR 10 in 1999. Promoted to Local Sales Manager in 2002, then General Sales Manager for KOAM/KFJX (CBS/Fox) in Joplin from 2004-2007. I spent a year as a partner with Eaton & Associates ad agency, then returned to Joplin as the General Sales Manager for KSNF(NBC) and KODE (ABC) from 2009-2012. I finally returned to Springfield to take the General Sales Manager position with KOLR 10 and KOZL Z-27. I ended my career in TV Sales Management in January of 2016 to put Corporate BS and greed behind me for good. I am thrilled to trade that in for a chance to run my own shop and choose the clients that I want to be in business with. I have 30 years of Sales and Advertising experience and offer a unique perspective among the ad agencies in the Midwest. I am Jeff Gamble.
As you can imagine, I grew up in the marketing world. I would go to the TV station with Dad to watch the news being produced, sit in on a few client meetings, and I was even in a handful of commercials. My passion was in photography, but I always loved the creativity involved in advertising. I attended Missouri State University for a bachelors degree in Marketing/Advertising and minors in Photography and Design. My senior year I interned with a local agency and learned the tricks of the trade, but in 2012 I decided to go out on my own. Gamble’s Photography has been a great success! I’ve got to travel the world, photograph celebrities, and create artwork admired by thousands (and yes I did all of my own design and advertising), but as we all know… Photography is very seasonal… To help balance the roller coaster that is a photographers salary I started building websites and doing social media management. There are a lot of people that can create a functional website, but the key to to create a functional website that is also eye catching, balanced, and very visual. I was able to couple my artistic nature with my business sense. I’m so excited to partner with Dad. His media knowledge and strategic mind with my creativity and knowledge of technology— It’s going to be EPIC! I am Erin Gamble.