photo: Patrick Edmiston
A-Train Marketing is filling out their new offices by welcoming Simone Cordery-Cotter to the team. Simone will begin as an Account Coordinator and A-Train’s in-house Copywriter. In her dual role, Simone will oversee the day-to-day management of client accounts and coordinate production, while helping develop large concept ideas for creative work and marketing content produced by A-Train.
Simone joins A-Train from V3 Media Marketing, where she held the position of Assistant Producer. There, she served as the in-house video production coordinator while helping clients produce and develop strategic distribution plans for their video marketing content. She also specialized in social media and content marketing for V3.
With a diverse background in environmental history and documentary filmmaking, Simone is excited to take on new challenges presented by working at a high-paced full-service firm like A-Train. “I truly admire Gretchen and Ryan, and the work they do in the community,” explains Simone. “I’m very fortunate to become a part of such an excellent company, especially right as they are expanding.”
“We are very excited to add Simone to our growing team,” explains Gretchen Gaede, President at A-Train Marketing. “Her experience managing complex projects will help us better serve our clients and continue to deliver great work, on time and on budget. In addition, her copywriting and social media skills will allow her to quickly plug into existing production needs, and her video production background will allow us to continue to expand our capabilities in an area that we’ve been growing significantly over the past few years.”
After celebrating its 15-year anniversary in October of 2013, A-Train Marketing has relocated to a new office in the Key Bank tower at 125 S. Howes St. The expansion provides the company with 60 percent more space to accommodate the new hires planned for the next several months, and to help the company continue to increase the scale of its product offerings. The company plans to expand its team by 25-35% in the next year, and the new office offers the opportunity to more than double its staff size in the next few years.
“Even after expanding our footprint at our previous space a few years ago, we were simply out of room to grow,” explains CEO Ryan Keiffer. “But the move has also allowed us to better design our space for greater creative collaboration. We anticipate that our already tightly knit team and culture will only get stronger, and that our work and the results we achieve for our clients will continue to improve.”
The move also gives A-Train the room to increase the scale of their product offerings. The company currently offers branding, messaging, marketing strategy, graphic design, web and digital, social media, video, and advertising services across a diverse range of industries including agriculture, biopharma, environmental services, mental health, non-profit, B2C, and more. “We’re very excited,” says President Gretchen Gaede. “The new office is invigorating, and we can expand our ability to attract and retain great clients and talent, which will set the foundation for continued growth and success.”
In addition to the more collaborative environment, the space also furnishes the company with something that was missing in their previous digs – a view of the mountains. “Our new conference room has expansive west-facing windows that provide inspiring mountains views of the Northern Front Range,” elaborates Gaede. “That’s something we missed in the old space, and we’re really glad to have it here.”
After many happy years in the First National Bank Tower, A-Train has outgrown that space and moved into our new design studio and offices at 125 South Howes Street, Suite 502, Fort Collins CO 80524. As you can see, there is still art to hang and shelves to fill, but we are open for business and couldn’t be more excited. Click on the panoramas below for a closer look!