Accessibility Statement

An Advertising Agency with a Niche in Franchising. Now, We’re Talking.

Since first opening our doors in the trend-forward North Loop of Minneapolis and naming ourselves after the popular Minnesota staple, hotdish, we’ve relied on our seasoned retail experience to serve up just the right blend of savvy strategy, wicked-smart messaging, and unprecedented results.

Always quick to spot an opportunity, we differentiated ourselves early by offering the franchise sector what they needed most – the insight and tools needed to execute national and brand positioning locally. From there, we expanded our expertise in franchise marketing to take on the B2B side of the industry, and became authorities on franchise development marketing.

Today, as a fully integrated franchise marketing and advertising agency, we’ve become a valued and trusted consultant and partner, known for our work hard, play hard ethos. (What is it they say, “All work and no play makes you dull?” ). Make no mistake, dull is not a word used to describe us.

Hot - Refers to our work. It's targeted, on-trend and in turn with our audience. Dish - Speaks to the effective conversations we have with our clients and their consumers.

OUR TEAM

Meet our dedicated Dishers.

Within the walls of Hot Dish are a diverse group of movers, shakers, artists, and storytellers who are all fluent in Franch.

Meet the key players behind the strong creative and strategic marketing that’s garnered an ever-growing reputation for driving real results.

DAWN KANE

CEO, CO-FOUNDER

DAWN KANE

CEO, CO-FOUNDER

AT WORK

Leader. Strategist. Public Speaker. Franchise Expert.

AT PLAY

Merrymaker. Golfer. Instigator. Traveler.

GREG LINDBERG

CFO, CO-FOUNDER

GREG LINDBERG

CFO, CO-FOUNDER

AT WORK

Fiscal overseer. Bottom-line hawk. Administrator. Ops guy.

AT PLAY

Golfer. Sports lover. Wine buff. Family man.

JEN CAMPBELL

PRESIDENT, PARTNER

JEN CAMPBELL

PRESIDENT, PARTNER

AT WORK

Marketing guru. Franchise expert. Digital diva. Strategist.

AT PLAY

Music lover. Sports chauffeur. Gardener. Runner.

HAYLEY ERSTAD

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNT SERVICES

HAYLEY ERSTAD

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNT SERVICES

AT WORK

Relationship builder. Problem solver. Motivator.

AT PLAY

Chief Spirit Officer. Yogi. Prince fanatic.

NATALIE WENDEL

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL

NATALIE WENDEL

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL

AT WORK

Results Driver. Data Enthusiast. Team Leader. Conductor of Tests.

AT PLAY

Home Chef. Vikings Fan. Plant Mom. Minnesota Girl.

JEN FORMANEK

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

JEN FORMANEK

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

AT WORK

Marketing Master. Communicator. Fluent in Franchising. Collaborator.

AT PLAY

Music Maven. Hair Product Junkie. Wifey + Mumsy. Fueled by Coffee.

COURTNEY SORENSEN

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

COURTNEY SORENSEN

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

AT WORK

Molly Marketer. Positive Polly. Team Player Tammy.

AT PLAY

Mad for Mexican food. Book clubber. Lake weekend lover. Kid cuddlier.

RACHEL GUNDERSON

SENIOR ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

RACHEL GUNDERSON

SENIOR ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

AT WORK

Sophisticated fun. Ambitious. Compassionate. Communicator.

AT PLAY

Adventure seeker. Happy hour attendee. Cat person. For the Throne.

CAMILLE JOHNSON

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

CAMILLE JOHNSON

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

AT WORK

Curious communicator. Passionate for people. Team player.

AT PLAY

Cheese lover. Road-tripper. Downhill Skier. Fun-haver.

BRIANNA STAFKI

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

BRIANNA STAFKI

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

AT WORK

Creative solver. Trend explorer. Design maven.

AT PLAY

Puppy luv'n. Snow & water enthusiast. Wineicorn.

CHRISTIE AYERS

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

CHRISTIE AYERS

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

AT WORK

Creative idea generator. Analytical thinker. Go-getter. On point.

AT PLAY

Cabin tripper. Dog lover. Concert goer. Mystery maven.

DARCY CLEMENSON

SENIOR COPYWRITER

DARCY CLEMENSON

SENIOR COPYWRITER

AT WORK

Alphabetical arranger. Ideator. Storyteller.

AT PLAY

She Shed-er. DIYer. Vino-lover. And, mom.

TANNER JUREK

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST

TANNER JUREK

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST

AT WORK

Strategist. Optimization Expert. Lead Generator. Team Player.

AT PLAY

Sports Lover. Frisbee Thrower. Traveler. Outdoor Person.

AARON SPERL

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST

AARON SPERL

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST

AT WORK

Strategist. Problem finder. Problem solver.

AT PLAY

Athletic Development Nerd. German-Speaker. Fußball fan.

BRIGID KELLY

FRONT END DEVELOPER

BRIGID KELLY

FRONT END DEVELOPER

AT WORK

Coder. WordPress guru. Creative troubleshooter.

AT PLAY

Podcast aficionado. Irish dancer. Karaoke instigator. Chipotle expert.