Woodward Acquires Two Rivers Marketing

By Traci Read | December 2008 Vol. 63 No. 12

Woodward Communications Inc., a Dubuque-based employee-owned multimedia company operating in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, has acquired Two Rivers Marketing, a Des Moines marketing firm specializing in business-to-business communications.

Two Rivers Marketing will continue operating independently with the same organizational structure and business practices that have made the firm successful, according to Tom Yunt, Woodward president and CEO.

Woodward currently has nearly 600 employee owners across six operating divisions: daily newspapers, including the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; weekly publications; radio broadcasting; commercial printing; niche magazines; and Mission Creative, a full-service advertising agency based in Dubuque. The Woodward family through four generations has been involved in the organization since 1898, but the company traces its heritage back to 1836 and the founding of Iowa’s first newspaper — the Dubuque Visitor — which became the Telegraph Herald in 1901.

Two Rivers Marketing employs 75 associates and was founded in 2000. The agency provides advertising, public relations, media and interactive services for business-to-business clients in the construction and mining, agricultural, industrial, environmental, and financial services industries.
Woodward Communications: 800.553.4801
Two Rivers Marketing:515.557.2000

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