Our History


Woodward Communications, Inc. has been active in traditional and niche media for over 175 years and digital media for over 15 years. We are widely respected in our industry as digital thought leaders – blazing the path for many traditional media companies. In fact, we had the first website of any traditional media company in the state of Iowa. At Woodward we’ve always been successful in helping businesses get the right message in front of the right audience and today our audiences are strong in print, digital and social. Our success in traditional and niche media gave us the good solid foundation we needed to grow the largest local web audience and one of largest local followings in social media. As a media company, we know how to grow audience. Many of our clients were beginning to ask for assistance in these areas and we realized we needed to expand our digital services offerings. With the launch of Fence Talk Digital, we continue to connect businesses with audience using data-driven marketing across multiple media channels.

Our Core Team


  • Steve Tartaglione
    Digital Marketing Agency Director
  • Digital Marketing & Sales Consultant
  • Sami Jo Weyenberg
    Digital Sales Specialist
  • Laura Wiebler
    Digital Marketing Sales Coordinator
  • Tim Mehlhorn
    Web Designer & Campaign Analyst
  • Laura Bauman
    Social Media Specialist

Our Digital Marketing Consultants