Lionel Lama - Columbia Marketing Group

We're Your Marketing Agency, and We'll Deliver Results

A full-service marketing, digital, and design agency right at home in Columbia, MO.

Killin' It for You

Crushed It

We're Columbia Marketing Group, but our friends call us CMG

We love telling stories. We specifically love telling those of the businesses and business owners that have grown Columbia throughout the years. Columbia Marketing Group happens to be one such business.

We expanded from a decades-old legacy publishing company to a full-service marketing agency. We realized several years ago that we can do so much more than just print these business’ stories in a magazine — we could help them strategically grow.

Hello!
Lionel Lama - Columbia Marketing Group

We understand local businesses, because we are one.

We took components from each of the skill sets that make up our magazines, and CMG was born.

Our team is composed of writers and editors skilled in both business and lifestyle writing. Our photographers, full stack web developer, and in-house graphic designers have won national accolades with their work. Our account managers and media strategists create marketing strategies and campaigns from social media to full-scale events.

Columbia MO skyline at night from KRCG
TV at COMO Magazine launch event saying "What's next for como"

This is our story.
We are Columbia.

We are a marketing agency whose team is invested in our community because we live, work, and play here just as you do. We use our hard-won marketing strategy expertise to meet each client’s specific needs (even the ones they didn’t know they had).

We love our local businesses. We love making them successful. And we want to be part of your team.

Lionel Lama - Columbia Marketing Group

A custom comprehensive marketing strategy done for

You

Columbia Marketing Group Christmas 2020 staff picture - with dogs!

This is Personal for You and for Us!

When you work with CMG, you work with a personalized marketing team dedicated to results. We do the necessary research to craft the right plan, find the right audience, and deliver exactly what you need to grow. We don’t succeed unless you do. And you can hold us to that.

Our Team is Your Team

Every aspect of your marketing is done in-house, keeping us agile and allowing us to make suggestions based on our findings and change direction when needed for maximum results.

Our team thrives on collaboration. Brainstorming gets us pumped. Through weekly creative meetings and internal review, our entire team provides feedback for each client’s portfolio, giving suggestions on strategy based on each of our unique skill sets.

Tailored to Your Needs

Though we offer a wide range of services, our à la carte service also allows you to pick and choose what’s most needed right now. Prioritize what’s important and we’ll make it happen.

Once you’ve selected your services and we’ve talked strategy, our team gets to work. The best part about all that work? You get to see exactly how it’s operating! (If you’re a data nerd—this one’s for you.) Each month, we gather the data and report it to you during an in-person meeting. We walk you through the numbers, and let you know what they mean so you’re never in the dark.

Full-Service Marketing

As a full-service marketing agency, we offer everything a business needs to flourish and meet their goals. Are you looking to expand your reach? Trying to roll out a new product? Maybe get more people to support your non-profit mission? We have the experience needed to take the most strategic route as well as the follow-through to see results.

Your Powerful Marketing Team

If you don’t have a marketing department, running your marketing in-house can exhaust your time and resources that could be better spent growing your business and assisting your customers. When you work with CMG, we build a marketing strategy and campaign tailored to your business’s needs.

Custom strategies. Accountable results.

We’ve spent years getting to know local businesses, so we know that each one is different.

We don’t do cookie-cutter solutions because our clients aren’t cookie-cutter companies.

Get to know our team, and find out how CMG can help grow your business today.

Our story
lives on

Read the blog, it’ll be awesome, and it’ll probably make you younger, like a trip to the Fountain of Youth, but luckily your Fountain of Youth is a blog, and it’s accessible via the world wide web.

Success Stories

“The dedication, care, and creative energy that CMG put into building my custom website far exceeded my expectations. I can’t say enough good things about the work they did for me.”

David Anderson

“Producing a custom, 32-page quarterly magazine seems like a daunting task for a marketing staff of three. The team at CMG somehow makes it easy. Whether laying out content we provide, or creating the content for us, they approach our product with the same professional standards they demand for their own publications. The result is an ROI that surpasses any of our other marketing tactics.”

Ben Cornelius, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

“The team at Columbia Marketing Group (CMG) delivered creativity, experience and synergy while collaborating with Moberly Area Community College (MACC) during the College’s ninetieth anniversary. A commemorative issue of the Alumni newsletter was professionally designed and produced. CMG provided key communication through the entire process and met all their projected deadlines. As an end result, MACC received positive feedback from its readers and realized an increase in alumni engagement.”

Susan Arment, Director of Institutional Development & Alumni Services

“In verbalizing our goals, Columbia Marketing Group was able to design a custom piece that not only told our story but elevated our credibility to key donors.”

Andrew Grabau, Executive Director

“Columbia Marketing Group made website design and content a custom project for Huntline Dental Group. I don’t believe in putting clients into a system that works for the company. I believe in customizing a plan that works for the client! That is what I feel CMG has done for my businesses. Thank You to Jamie and all the team members that worked on my projects.”

Dr. Sam Barnhart DDS

“Working with Columbia Marketing Group was the best choice for taking our company to the next level, their website and social media team are extremely creative and passionate. The first thing I noticed was how engaged and interested they were in learning about Monarch Title and what our goals were in meeting customer needs. The dollars invested immediately showed a return on our investment, we are seeing more traffic to our website, we are getting great reviews from our customers, and we are receiving multiple on line orders for title work and closings. We have become a loyal customer of CMG and highly recommend their services.”

Chuck Bowman, President