“I don’t fail, I just learn. If you don’t become better after a difficult experience, it’s a waste. Take as much as you can and then give it away to the people around you.”
I served in the Army as a Cavalry Scout in the 101st Airborne and deployed to Baghdad in 2005. During my time in the military, I always had a camera (actually two) on me. I started to document my experiences for my own sake, but more for others to better understand war, the implications of conflict, and the impact it has on us as humans.
This combination of experience, creativity, technology, and storytelling has been deeply embedded in me for decades. I’ve carried these passions with me and apply them to everything I do, in business and life in general.
I believe in transparency and authenticity. In relationships. In business. In the creative process. In everything. I believe it’s imperative as business owners and managers to create a brand cultures we’d want to work in ourselves. Brand cultures we’d want to interact with as a consumer. Do this with authenticity. Be you. Your brand should be your brand. Be empathetic to your audience.
Too many small and medium-sized organizations don’t have access to quality research or marketing services. Thanks to fast-talking salesmen and crappy ad programs, businesses are wasting their marketing budgets and not getting actual results.
That’s where Recon Media comes in. We’re here to fill the void and offer you market and competitor research, brand development, marketing and advertising, and strategy development. We get to know your business and industry, develop a strategy around it, and then track and report on the efforts we deploy for your brand.
If you aren’t 100% happy with where your branding and marketing efforts are at, I’d love to help you take your company to the next level.
Founder & President
Founder & President
P.S. I have a pretty cool dog named Baxter
RECON MEDIA is Here FOR YOUR BUSINESS
We watch out for your business interestes like Baxter watches out for squirrels.
WHY WE EXIST
We’ve never been the type to sit idly by and let things fall apart. We’re the first to jump in and get our hand dirty. Deadlines don’t scare us and we love a good challenge.
WHO WE SERVE
Recon Media intentionally works with non-profits and small businesses. Our founder Josh Walker saw a trend in these two distinct groups and knew the need had to be filled.
Most small businesses and non-profits don’t have an in-house marketing team. Recon Media fills that need by partnering with organizations to bring their goals to life through storytelling using video, social media, branding, and inbound marketing.
What we love
Just drop by sometime or meet one of us for coffee or a beer and you’ll see what we mean. Even Baxter loves making people happy!
FounderJosh is a 101st Airborne Cav Scout combat veteran. He’s passionate about nonprofits, community development, and entrepreneurship. Josh consumes too much coffee and not enough vegetables (don’t tell mom!).
Josh loves data and creativity and combining the two. Pizza, bourbon, and playing open-mics with a rag-tag band of friends are fun, too.
Senior Account ManagerMick has been called a perfectionist more times than he’d like to admit, but he won’t apologize for it; sorry. He has an incredible attention to detail in everything he does and loves problem-solving.
Mick has seen success as an account manager, website manager, sales executive, and content creator. When he’s not working, his passions include his family, Chicago sports, craft beer, playing bass guitar, and cinema.
Art DirectorCarly is the in-house creative. She holds a BFA in Illustration and Design from the Illinois Institue of Art, and she designs a mean textile pattern.
She loves organic gardening, puppies, and creating art. You wouldn’t expect it, but Carly can drive a forklift and knows her way around a metal fabrication shop.
Brand StrategistScott is a marketing specialist who has worked on both the agency and client-side of things. He began his career in PR with the White Sox and has since worked with many large and small agencies in Chicago, Minneapolis, and northern Indiana.
Scott helped launch a boutique Colorado ski manufacturer and served as marketing director for a clean energy startup company. He’s passionate about the power of imagination to inspire and motivate. Scott brings more than 20 years of brand-building experience to Recon Media.
CLARK de FLUITER
Content Production InternClark is an artist at heart and loves to create new things, including cups of coffee for the Recon Media team. He’s been a college athlete, oil tycoon, and reality TV show rapper.
Now, Clark focuses on listening to others and helping them with their brand promotion. He also enjoys family time, camping, coaching youth sports, and Seinfeld references.
Clark will graduate this spring from Indiana University South Bend with a degree in Speech Communication and Fine Art.
Graphic Design InternAlex is a senior Visual Communication design and marketing student at UIndy who loves 3 things: Pinterest, her color-coded planner, and coffee.
She is a free-spirited designer who has an eye for branding and corporate identity development.
Although she’s very organized, her spontaneity can take over and take her different places like Canada, London, Scotland and Costa Rica!
Chief Happiness OfficerAs the CHO, Baxter is in charge of the level of cuteness and fun in the office. He’s an AKC Golden Retriever, though at times acts more like a retired 72 year-old man. He takes up half the bed, doesn’t want to get up in the morning, and takes naps throughout the day.
He’s quick to make friends and has a severe case of FOMO. He loves the snow, running through creeks, and jumping off of boats. Obviously, the quickest way to his heart is a quick game of fetch. He also loves empty water bottles.