Earlywayne Stumpf had always been interested in acting, but it wasn’t until his high school guidance counselor told him he wouldn’t succeed in the business that he truly pursued the field. By ignoring his guidance counselor’s pessimism, it took him only five years to have his own television show. From 1974 to 1986, he worked as a program producer and on-air talent of KMOX-TV. In this venture, he produced and hosted consumer information and agricultural programs based on food and farms news for the then CBS-affiliated owned and operated station. After enjoying his success in this business, he moved onward in the advertising industry as he realized he would have more time and space to tell the stories he wanted.
In 1977, Mr. Stumpf worked as a special projects writer and researcher at Gardner Advertising. In this role, he assisted in the development of a food-based, national network radio program to help consumers make wise and economical food choices while helping food clients in delivering messages to their consumers and potential customers. From 1978 to 1983, he worked as a senior copywriter and copy contact for Kenrick Advertising, contacting clients to design, create and implement innovative marketing programs to meet their corporate objectives. Since 1983, he has owned ESSInc Communications. With this company, Mr. Stumpf has written and produced advertising and public relations materials for Midwestern organizations and companies. With a longstanding specialty in food, farm and automotive products, his client list includes Pillsbury, Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis, the Porsche Club of America – St. Louis Region and many other notable companies.
While at Kenrick Advertising, Mr. Stumpf received a regional Emmy Award for a TV commercial he produced. He had won awards for his work on Salute to American Agriculture, Banvel Players, Land O’ Lakes Players and the Grocery List.
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