Our Media Expertise
Just as you wouldn't step into a courtroom without an attorney, you shouldn't deal with TV, radio, or newspaper salespeople without a media expert by your side. We have the experience to compare and analyze the often complicated and confusing proposals. Most importantly, we possess the industry knowledge to negotiate for the best rates and schedule monitor buys strategically placed to fit YOUR needs.
Natalie Linville-Mass, President of Media Link, Inc., has been in the media field for more than 20 years. She graduated from Drake University with a degree in Broadcast Sales and Management. Natalie has successfully grown Media Link over the last 10 years through her consultation and media placement. Prior to opening her business, she worked throughout the Midwest in radio and television stations. Natalie has worked as a commercial producer, Disc Jockey, reporter, editor, producer and account executive. Nationally, she's worked with The Water Foundation, an environmental organization dedicated to educating the public about available environmental technology. She then helped to launch a PR Campaign for Earth 911, out of Phoenix, AZ. In addition to running her advertising firm, Natalie is currently an active volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She has held board positions or is actively involved with , Living Lands and Waters, The Quad City Chamber of Commerce, The Rock Island Sustainability and Technology Consortium, The Quad City Airport Board, The QC Chamber Public Policy Committee, PR Network and The American Advertising Federation's Quad City Chapter.
Laura Van Barg, Account Manager, has over a decade of marketing experience and has previously worked in marketing for Media Link, Inc., Simon Properties Group, American Bank and Trust, Lujack's Northpark Auto Plaza, and Living Lands & Waters. She graduated from Augustana College with a degree in Psychology. She has served on the board of the Public Relations Network of the Quad Cities, on the Young Professionals Network of the Quad City Chamber of Commerce, United Way Community Investment Panel, and the Moline Library Planning Committee.
Courtney Boothe, Account Manage and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager, is a graduate of Carthage College, where she double majored in Public Relations and Communication. Courtney has developed a wide range of knowledge through her studies, ranging from Rhetoric and Persuasion to Managerial Accounting and the Principles of Marketing. While at Carthage, Courtney was a four year varsity swimmer and member of the social fraternity, Tau Sigma Chi. After college, Courtney brought her love for swimming back home to the Quad Cities where she then served as an Assistant Coach to the Moline Middle School Swim Team for a season. She is no stranger to Media Link, she spent one summer during her college career serving as a Marketing Intern with us.