About Us

Mickle Communications

Not Your Dad’s Marketing Company

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On average, consumers are watching three hours less television per week (a 17.6% decline). Plus, the average time a consumer spends listening to radio has declined 2.7%. With both of these industries forecasting further erosion of market share, a sea-change in marketing is well under way. These mediums are still valuable for you to reach your targeted audiences. Even so, the writing is on the wall: new avenues are emerging.

Half of the world’s population is now online and 30% of those users are active on social media. Over one-billion people search YouTube to watch videos. Nearly 1.8-billion people use Facebook and Twitter to share videos, pictures and articles via status updates. Every single minute, 323 days worth of YouTube videos are viewed on Facebook’s newsfeed.

Mickle Communications is leading the way in the creation of engaging, easily sharable content that will get your brand or product in front of the most influential consumers on the web. Our team is well established as the region’s preeminent group of storytellers, documentarians, media professionals, campaign strategists, and cable producers.

Through our three brands – Mickle Communications, I-80 Productions, and our magazine, QC Family Focus – we create:

* Marketing content for YouTube and other social platforms.

* Documentary and episodic television productions for cable networks as well as WQAD, the Quad Cities’ CW, WQPT, and Iowa Public Television.

* The region’s largest circulation monthly family magazine, which is distributed to 100-plus schools across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Our clients include the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Sports Rehabilitation, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Davenport Police Department, and the Scott County YMCA, just to name a few.


Best Documentary: The Guerrero Project: Key West Indie Fest
Best Feature Reporter: Arkansas Associated Press
Best Reporter in Market: Illinois Associated Press
Emmy Award: The Safe Side: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Video of the Year: The Safe Side: Parent Magazine
Best in Show: University of Oregon Football: American Advertising Federation
Webby Award: Executive Producer – Best Use of Video or Moving Image -The Future of Football – Oregon Ducks
Best Investigative Reporter: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, and Iowa Associated Presses
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection: Bram Stoker Award
2015 Best Videography and Taping Service: Locals Love Us
2015 Hospitality Award: Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
2015 Award of Excellence in Electronic Communications: Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
2015 Social Media Campaigns to Inspire You: MavSocial
Official Selection: Orlando Film Festival, Memphis Film Festival, Iowa Motion Picture Association

“Love the video. You guys KILLED IT!”

Rene Gellerman

Quad Cities Chamber

“No other company in the Midwest is doing what you’re doing.”

Eric Powell


“Mickle Communications created intelligent, vibrant, and energetic videos to help us inform and excite our community about our 100 Years, 100 Cellos project. Everyone at Mickle was completely professional and efficient and helped us dig into the true meaning and impact of the project. We’re really proud of the series of videos which helped us win national recognition and raise over $100,000 for our music education programs. We would highly recommend them and hope to work with them again in the near future.”
Benjamin Loeb

Quad City Symphony Orchestra