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Oh. Hey there.

My name is John Agliata. I have been telling stories since I was a child. Back then it was called “making stuff up.” Now it pays the bills. I am the most happy when I’m creating something out of nothing and then sharing that something with the public in the hopes it will make a difference in someone’s life.

Away from the storytelling, I’m a husband and father to two boys here and one who died way too young. I love comedy, podcasts, nature, bourbon and whiskey, quirky documentaries, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its little brother Rifftrax, cooking without a recipe and sports.

Need some marketing help? I’m your huckleberry.

Logo creation
Graphic Design
Video production

Press Releases
Marketing strategy development
Social media management
Website design and much more!

My last two jobs

The Allen Brake Real Estate Team
(August 2021 – ????)
I run the marketing department for one of the top real estate teams in the St. Louis region, developing its strategy and creating the “stuff” to reach clients and provide them the most calm, stress-free home sales experience possible while building them up to be the smartest person in the housing market. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you need to contact me.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis
(September 2020 – August 2021)
In charge of the entire marketing program for one of the top 10 pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the country, developing its first-ever strategic marketing plan and executing it to increase donations and attract more patients. Handled everything from social media management to board relations, content development, photography, videography and more.

Past lives
(1997 – 2020)
The first part of my career was spent as a newspaper journalist, rising from copy editor to weekly newspaper editor and then weekly newspaper publisher before becoming the assistant managing editor for production for Cox Newspaper’s southwest Ohio group and then becoming editor of the daily newspaper in Faribault, Minnesota.

From there, I jumped to marketing and communications, working first with electric cooperatives and helping create the marketing to launch one of the nation’s first fiber-to-the-home rural broadband initiatives called Co-Mo Connect. And then I spent some time doing the marketing thing for the benefits provider for the Lutheran Church, starting in digital marketing and then becoming its marketing automation expert.

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