With nearly two decades of marketing and communications experience, Noelle Epp knows what it takes to connect with key audiences and move projects from concept to completion.
After graduating from Augsburg College with a B.A. in English, Noelle began an Advertising Sales Promotions internship at KARE-TV (the NBC affiliate) in Minneapolis. This led to a full-time job in the Ad Sales department, where she enjoyed working with some of the top media executives in the Twin Cities while learning the ropes of media advertising, coordinating meetings and events, supporting sales managers and account staff, editing sales communications and more.
Later, Noelle was hired at Padilla Speer Beardsley (currently Padilla CRT), a leading public relations firm in Minneapolis. As part of the B2B/Industrial practice group, Noelle wrote articles and case studies, developed relationships with clients and editors, and planned media events in Atlanta, Cleveland and Chicago.
In 1997, Noelle joined the Minnesota Orchestra marketing staff, which was a dream come true for this lifelong music lover. She collaborated with a gifted team of marketers on several initiatives to boost ticket sales—including the launch of a new magazine, re-vamping marketing content, and coordinating subscriber loyalty programs like Backstage Tours and Dinners With Doc.
Two years later, Noelle decided to take the leap into freelance work, and she opened Fanfare Communications in1999. She quickly realized that it provided an ideal outlet for creative and strategic thinking, and she relished the opportunity to invest her time and energy in a wide spectrum of projects for clients.
Noelle currently works a flexible, part-time schedule to balance her family and professional life. For fun, Noelle enjoys singing, playing the piano, reading and being outdoors with her husband and two daughters.