Grant Company LLC is a communications company based in Saint Joseph, Mo.
We exist to grow business for our clients.
Founded in 2017 by Eric Grant, the company provides a wide array of public relations, communications and advertising services for clients across North America.
We are committed to delivering cost-effective, high-quality work that resonates with audiences and delivers results.
We value creative initiative and believe that the best work often results from team members who are given the rein to fully understand the clients’ needs, and then create and execute in unexpected but beneficial ways.
What makes the process unique? Our team is streamlined. Grant Company creatives work directly with clients to learn about key needs and to eliminate unnecessary steps. In this way, the team is able to conduct an assets-based approach to project development and completion.
With a creative team that understands client needs and specializes in ag-based audiences, we’re able to identify and bank valuable resources to be used in a variety of ways — from print to television/radio to digital elements – rather than a “one-and-done” campaign.
We call it “hay in the barn,” and it’s a smarter use of time and resources with more valuable results.
The Grant Company team is comprised of a diverse group of people who have extensive experience in B2B and B2C advertising and public relations campaigns.
Eric Grant is the managing director of Grant Company. A 30-year veteran in communications and advertising, Grant served the American Angus Association as director of public relations and president of its for-profit communications company for 10 years. Prior to that, he was a writer, photographer and videographer, working with companies and publishers across North America and Europe. Grant is a graduate of Bethany College, holding a bachelor’s degree in English.
Crystal Albers is content director. Albers previously worked for the American Angus Association for 15 years, where she was communications director and oversaw the organization’s extensive advertising, marketing and communications programs. She and her husband own and operate a row-crop and cattle operation near Denton, Kan. Albers graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a bachelor’s in public relations and a minor in agronomy.
Bart Ashford is creative director. A 25-year veteran in advertising and communications, he previously served as a creative director for Bernstein-Rein for 14 years and as art director for NKH&W in the late 1990s. Brands in his portfolio include PetSmart, Hostess, Farmland Foods, Wal-Mart, MetLife, Cook’s Ham, Skittles, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Ashford is a graduate of Western Illinois University, holding a bachelor’s degree in marketing and minor in fine arts.
Ryan Grant is market research analyst and content writer. A published, award-winning author of literary fiction, Ryan brings both analytical skills and a strong writing background to his duties with the company. Ryan attended Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo.
Jena McRell is editor and digital associate. A 2009 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, McRell was the digital editor for the American Angus Association, overseeing the construction of the cattle industry’s largest social media presence, rebuilding of angus.org and writing/producing The Angus Report. McRell also managed all media placements for the organization’s national advertising campaign, including budget development. Prior to joining AAA, she worked as a communications specialist for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff Meyer is technology director. A 10-year veteran in television and video production, he was the producer/editor for the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, where he was responsible for developing videos and motion graphics for the franchise as well as directing live productions during games and other events. Prior to joining the Dolphins, he was the video coordinator for the Denver Broncos and the Denver Cutthroats. He is a graduate of Missouri Western State University.