We Grow Business

The team at JamesDugan takes great pride in providing our clients top quality services and products that are developed and executed completely in-house.  There are very few agencies in South Dakota and the region with complete in-house capabilities. We are proud to also provide an in-house, fully high-definition, fully digital production facility.  We are well prepared and experienced in all aspects of marketing, advertising, communications and creative development, and are ready to roll up our sleeves and help grow your business!

Our Process


First, we roll up our sleeves and ask some questions-questions about your audience, your market, your competition, your strengths, and your obstacles. Basically, we figure out where you are now and where it is you want to be.


Once we have a clear plan in place, we put it into action. We get the ball rolling, executing the right message in the right context in the right medium in order to connect people to your brand and move them to take action.


Finally, you get the tangible results that are crucial for achieving the goals of your business. We’ll savor the sweet taste of victory with you for a bit before we start all over again with bigger and even more ambitious goals.

Our Team

JamesDugan Owner

Jim Lather


Darren Kuyper


JamesDugan Creative Director

Travis Quam

Creative Director

JamesDugan Executive Producer Employee

Sean Huset

Executive Producer

Ryan Hagen

Senior Video Editor

Sales Executive

Sunshine Cady

Sales Executive

Jamie Beskow

Media Buyer

Karen Wilber


Mike Stefl


Vitaliy Verbovsky


James Dugan Video

Drysen Carsten


Jami Groen

Project Manager

JamesDugan Ashley

Ashley Curtis

Graphic Designer

JamesDugan Erin

Erin Harris

Graphic Designer


JamesDugan takes tremendous pride in providing our clients top quality products that are developed and executed completely in-house.  

Media Buyer / Planner

Agency seeks experienced Media Director who is energetic, organized and detail-oriented. Must possess a working knowledge of ratings and research information, with strong math, negotiation and placement skills. Experience in Smartplus software is a plus. Must have strong communication and time-management skills.


  • Works directly with Management, Account Executives and clients to develop media plans for multiple clients and markets consisting of television, radio, print, direct mail, outdoor, yellow pages and some digital.
  • Negotiates with media sales reps to obtain the best rates to optimize the client’s annual media budgets.
  • Develops professional relationships with media advertising representatives.
  • Completes placement of buys using Nielsen figures and Smartplus software.
  • Negotiates contracts with newspapers in multiple markets as needed.
  • Updates and maintains budget sheets to record media used, such as newspaper, TV, Cable, Radio, Magazines, and expenses.
  • Researches and maintains record of various media in each market 
  • Handles all media billing/auditing and monitors media for placement and time discrepancies and negotiates credit or billing adjustments when necessary.
  • Handles all media traffic and monitors media/production deadlines 
  • Handles some public relation duties
  • Other duties may be assigned.


This position requires a minimum of two years of media planning and buying experience. 

  • Must possess strong math, negotiation and placement skills. 
  • A working knowledge of ratings and research information. 
  • Intermediate level computer experience, including skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and other media software, is required.
  • Knowledge of Smartplus is helpful. 
  • This position also requires excellent communication, organizational, customer service and problem solving skills. 
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently under pressure, accurately meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and perform well in a team environment.

This is a full-time position. Minimum 2 years experience required. Salary DOE + benefits. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume to jobs@jamesdugan.com.