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Duneland Media’s Backstory: How Your Local Digital Marketing Agency Came To Be

Duneland Media is a full-service digital marketing agency in La Porte, Indiana. Founded more than seven years ago, Duneland Media has seen tremendous growth – from its start in a basement (or two) to a thriving downtown La Porte office. Now home to 10 full-time team members, DM is positioned for a killer 2022. To begin the new year, let’s look back at how this agency got its start, and its name.

Friends Become Business Partners

DM’s co-founders Tim Franke and Adam Konieczny go way back. The two first met in second grade in La Porte Community Schools, and their friendship continued into college when they were roommates at Indiana University. After graduation, both Tim and Adam entered the marketing world, working in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland for a couple of large, corporate marketing companies. There they gained years of training, digital marketing knowledge, and business expertise. They also experienced firsthand how larger companies can lack in providing the level of customer service, marketing execution, and fulfilment that clients deserve. 

The duo worked with hundreds of businesses in a wide range of industries. Unfortunately, the companies they worked for were not delivering customized solutions and rather more cookie-cutter packages. Franke and Konieczny decided to go out on their own, and with the support of their wives, they created a marketing agency that would be based on transparency and results. What was originally called RE3 Consulting (REthink, REsults, REward) began in its co-founders’ basements. Slowly building a client base and creating a suite of products and services they’d be proud to provide, Franke and Konieczny were committed to making it good in their hometown.

Adam and Tim, with their children, in 2016. That crew has now grown by two more kiddos!

A Rebrand Reflects Its Roots

After a couple of years and continued growth, RE3 Consulting was rebranded as Duneland Media. The name change referenced the Northwest Indiana region, with the Duneland Conference and Lake Michigan’s beautiful dunes, and adding media better portrayed the core services offered. Since then, Duneland Media has had two proper offices in La Porte, with the team recently moving to historic 510 Lincolnway in July of 2020. The original list of services – search engine marketing, social media marketing, logo design, and website development – has grown to also include photography, custom video production, live streaming, and more complex application development. Duneland Media is capable of handling projects of all sizes for all industries, and the team loves getting to know local businesses and helping them grow. Check out our past work for a glimpse of what we can do!

Duneland Media: NWI Digital Marketing Professionals Working For YOU!

front of Duneland Media's office, January 2022
Our downtown La Porte office front

The entire team at Duneland Media is grateful Adam and Tim took a risk all those years ago when they left the corporate world and invested in La Porte. If you’re looking for branding, social media management, PPC, SEO, video, or website development, look no further than La Porte’s Duneland Media. Serving all of Northwest Indiana and beyond, the team at DM can’t wait to meet you and help your business grow. Give us a call at (219) 369-4676 or check out our full suite of services to learn more about what we can do for you.