Advantage Marketing isn’t just a name…we’re a team of people dedicated to promoting our community to the world through our popular guides and websites. Our relationship with our clients is important to us, and we add that personal touch that ensures trust….and brings results in today’s competitive marketplace.
Lynne Foster has been helping local business with their marketing needs since the early 80s, and is the founding owner and manager of Advantage Marketing & Publications, Inc. After experiencing many different marketing options, Lynne fell in love with publishing, and began the decades-long endeavor of printing Ludington’s annual Visitors Guide, Map Guide and Menu Guide. Lynne added an internet department to the company in 1999, producing websites for local businesses, communities, and regional destinations. Residing in the Hamlin Lake area, Lynne enjoys gardening and traveling around the Great Lakes with her husband.
Diane Sonefeld, our Office Manager, came on board in 2005. Diane and Lynne first worked together back in the early 80s at WKLA, where Diane was Creative Services Director. She graduated with a B.A.A. from Central Michigan University and then traveled to five countries over 14 years for her husband’s job with Voice of America. Diane keeps everything organized in the office, and uses her writing experience to create the stories in the Ludington Area Visitors Guide and on all our websites. She is married and has two grown children.
Marie Fay came on board the summer of 2010 as a salesperson. Marie has been teaching various grades from kindergarten through high school the past 33 years. During this time, Marie was proud to be voted “Teacher of the Year” three times. Due to her many years of teaching, she is known by countless families and businesses in our community. Marie’s enthusiasm and commitment to her work make her the perfect fit for our growing company. She is married with a grown son.
Lexi Kosla came on board in July of 2015 as a writer and salesperson and has since had a large role in the development of Advantage Marketing’s newest website: LakeshoreFamilyGuide.com. Lexi volunteers for the Stage Left Theatre Company, the Ludington Area Jaycees, and Ludrock Nation; and sings in two local bands, High Fidelity and Redux. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Grand Valley State University and lives in Ludington with her husband, two children, and two stepchildren.
Colton Mokofsky joined our team in November of 2020 as our Graphics Coordinator. His responsibilities include optimization of digital content and creation of ads. He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University. He has done graphic design, photo, and video work for the Ludington Daily News, United Way of Mason County, and Michigan Works! In addition, he runs his own independent production company, Moko Media. He is married to the love of his life, Alison, and they have a son, Cooper.
Misty Reed came on board in the Spring of 2021 as a freelance graphic designer. Misty received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications, Summa Cum Laude, in 2001 and received the prestigious Most Outstanding Graduate Award. Since college graduation, she has worked in a variety of settings to hone her skills and broaden her experience in the industry. In 2009, Misty opened her own graphic design company, Savvy Design & Print Media, LLC. Misty grew up in Pentwater and now resides in Hamlin Township with her husband and two small children.
We feel honored to have the father and son team of Todd and Brad Reed provide us with most of the photography featured in our publications and on our websites. Their contribution to Advantage Marketing is evident on the covers of both the Ludington Area Visitors Guide and Map Guide. No one has done a better job of capturing the beauty of Ludington than the Reeds.