Who is Vive Marketing?

Vive Marketing are the experts in marketing for manufacturers. We solely help manufacturers in the plastics and metals industries to revive their brand perception and discover new opportunities. Vive is not your typical marketing firm. The close-knit team at Vive understands manufacturing and the vernacular. We serve our clients with B2B marketing strategies and creative services that complement sales efforts, and resonate with their audiences.

Meet Your Team

Why Vive?

Vive Marketing knows your brand is more than a logo. We take a strategic approach to learning your company’s purpose for being in business – your WHY. Using our own registered Zweck Analysis®, the Vive team is able to tailor unique marketing strategies specific to your company and its goals. Our personal attention to each client quickly results in Vive becoming an extension of your team. We even keep our safety glasses handy to walk manufacturing floors for shop talk. Vive takes pride in our established reputation and are committed to helping your business advance.

Meet Your Team

  • Teresa Schell

    Owner & President

    Wine Enthusiast

    Teresa Schell

    Owner & President / Wine Enthusiast

    According to the Predictive Index, Teresa Schell is serious and thoughtful about everything she does; she is a no-nonsense worker who worries about getting things exactly right. Never superficial, she will make sure that she knows what she is talking about before she speaks. She has a sense of urgency and works and functions, in general, at a faster-than-average pace.

    Sustaining an entire professional career in manufacturing, Teresa Leads companies in branding and business communications as the core of her mission; profiting from the knowledge that drives the science of acquiring and keeping customers by deploying best practice tools and marketing strategies.

    Teresa has increased the impact of marketing for manufacturing companies by speaking at several industry conference events. Has served on boards including MAPP and the WI chapter of Women in Manufacturing and was honored with 2017 Inspirational Leader award of the Year by TEC, a Vistage Company.
  • Melissa Shearer

    Account Executive

    Coffee Fanatic

    Melissa Shearer

    Account Executive / Coffee Fanatic

    Sincere and detail-oriented, Melissa Shearer manages client relationships with respect and a thoughtful approach to achieving marketing goals. She brings passion, logic and creativity to her role as an Account Executive.

    The Predictive Index proves that Melissa is analytical in nature while also being very thorough (often a perfectionistic) which is advantageous in the development of sound marketing communication strategies and trade show plans. Her creative side shines in brand storytelling though advertising campaigns, content marketing and public relations.

    She has guided marketing, communications, business development and sales initiatives for nearly 20 years across manufacturing, human resources and financial industries. Keeping goals and objectives on the forefront, Melissa uses her extensive experience working closely with leadership teams to guide companies in growth and success.
  • Linda Foster

    Sr. Marketing Manager

    Connector

    Linda Foster

    Sr. Marketing Manager / Connector

    Linda Foster is purposeful and caring, driven with a go-getter mindset to push action, never being afraid of challenging the status quo. According to the Predictive Index, Linda has strong ideas and expresses them with confidence and certainty using an authentic approach that draws people to her naturally.

    With a connection to manufacturing throughout her career, she has an appreciation for industry/business growth and operational excellence. Leading client branding efforts to help differentiate them from the competition, Linda is focused and passionate about everything she does, with her desire to continually grow always visible.

    Linda has 15+ years of marketing experience and is energetic about brand development and company growth. Her lead-by-example leadership approach and enthusiasm for process improvement is what defines her.
  • Nick Newman

    Visual Craftsman

    Camera Man

    Nick Newman

    Visual Craftsman / Camera Man

    According to the Predictive Index, Nick Newman is socially informal, extraverted and outgoing; drawing others into a conversation quickly. He is Vive’s man behind our client graphic needs, perfectly titled as our Visual Craftsman. Nick understands people well, which means he can extract key ideas and translate them into strong brand visuals that resonate with target audiences. Capable of all graphic design needs, he also has the ability to assist with onsite photography and B2B video production. His enthusiastic style and warm personality bring diverse groups together which fosters collaboration.
  • Kyle Naber

    Communications Specialist

    Baseball Fan

    Kyle Naber

    Communications Specialist / Baseball Fan

    Driven to help others, Kyle Naber is a sincere, outgoing and congenial person. His Predictive Index profile states that Kyle brings a patient attitude and is an understanding listener. He is socially-focused, generally empathizes with people, seeing their point of view and understanding their emotions. Kyle leads with positive communication and is a team player who focuses on client’s brand messaging. From writing blog posts and press releases to developing key messaging and everything in between, he leads marketing deliverables related to the communication efforts of our clients; including a significant strength in social media management.
  • Dave McGraw

    SEO Strategist

    Bass Rockstar

    Dave McGraw

    SEO Strategist / Bass Rockstar

    Helping clients be found online for what they want to be known for, Dave McGraw specializes in SEO strategy, Google Analytics, digital marketing and original content development. Dave's methodical and detailed process helps clients see the whole story. At his core, Dave is a writer first and foremost, with experience in publishing and editing, for both digital and print. Dedicated and driven, he is an avid learner, always looking for new ways to grow his skills.
  • Jared Falkner

    Business Development Lead

    Basketball Fan

    Jared Falkner

    Business Development Lead / Basketball Fan

    Organized and people-oriented, Jared Falkner is an efficient social decision-maker who understands risks, challenges and the importance of workplace accuracy. A collaborative team player, he is always willing to lend a hand in support. According to the Predicative Index, Jared offers a warm and empathic mentality to connect with clients, prospects and industry professionals on a day-to-day basis. Serving as Vive's Business Development Lead, Jared is precise and thorough in every aspect of his role.
  • Niner

    Barketing Intern

    Smile Generator

    Niner

    Barketing Intern / Smile Generator

    Rescued from K9 Lifeline (www.k9lifeline.com), Niner is learning the ropes of agency life following the departure of Miller, Vive’s Chief Barketing Officer. Rescue dogs are intelligent, emotional beings, and Niner is no exception. He’s energetic and only wants to please his audience, similar characteristics from team Vive. Serving as a form of mental floss for our office, Niner loves the attention he gets for just being a cute puppy. Where does his name come from? You’ll note the heart shape print on his back, which is symbolic to the signature heart hill of his rescuer’s favorite winery in Paso Robles, Niner! www.ninerwine.com

Where We Work

Based out of Milwaukee, Vive has provided B2B marketing services for 70 manufacturers across the United States and Canada since 2007.