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About Us

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"Our mission is simple:

deliver agency-quality  work  with

fees that won’t break the bank."


Our clients appreciate our company values and are some of the key reasons they contract with us versus hiring a “traditional agency.”  When you work with Bright Idea you can count on:

  • Dedication: Our approach is to integrate ourselves in your operational team. We never walk into a new client meeting assuming we know more about their business than they do. By learning your industry and how you operate, we can develop a creative plan that we both agree on.

  • Ownership: The work that is produced for you belongs to YOU. This is not always the case with agencies. What Bright Idea produces for you is your property.

  • Adaptability: Bright idea is not limited by who is on the payroll. We are a flexible agency that can adapt to your needs, utilizing a network of industry sub-specialists who can be called on if circumstances dictate.

Kelly Stickelmaier has owned Bright Idea since 2007. Before setting out to be a small business owner, Kelly provided marketing services for many of the top not-for-profit organizations in Central Illinois including Peoria Civic Center, Peoria Park District, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She created comprehensive marketing plans for these organizations and many others in her current client portfolio. Her love for graphic design is exemplified in her award-winning work. She maintains a strong working relationship with local media professionals and, in recent years, has become well versed in online communications. She holds her bachelors degree in advertising from Bradley University. Kelly has received the 40 Leaders Under 40 recognition, 25 Women In Leadership award, the Lydia Moss Bradley Communications Award and numerous awards for creative projects.

Lisa Ullenius holds her bachelor’s and master’s degree in advertising from the University Illinois. She spent fifteen years producing large-scale program brochures, print advertising, web site development, and other corporate promotional pieces for the Peoria Park District. In this capacity she managed projects with input from dozens of managers. In addition, she has collaborated with Bright Idea on a myriad of projects over the years and joined the teamin a full-time capacity in January 2010. Along with strong writing, editing and design skills, Lisa has expanded her skills to include a focus on social media platforms and video production.

Who We've Worked With:

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