Meet Our Team
We’re a team who loves to work hard and have fun. We pride ourselves on making a living doing what we love — each bringing a unique set of skills to the table, and, together, we’re a media planning and buying powerhouse. Click on our bios below to learn a bit more about who we are as individuals and where our corporate expertise lies.
Owner Bonnie (Copp) Tharp has a background in preparing media plans and implementation of results-oriented advertising campaigns. She has spent nearly 35 years in the advertising business, where she has developed and implemented campaigns throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Her experience includes being the media director at a large agency as well as the creation of her own media buying agency in 1992. To top it all off, Bonnie has also been an adjunct instructor at Wichita State University teaching media planning, buying and selling.
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Nicole Cooper is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and joined Copp Media Services in November 2007. Nicole effortlessly balances the roles of account service representative as well as media buyer on several agency accounts. She makes it look easy! She works extensively with both clients and our partner stations to develop “added value” promotions to extend media budgets. She doesn’t stop there, though. By working with our partners to allow additional exposures of products and services, she helps make sure our clients get the most bang for their buck.
Holli McCormick brings 15 years of aviation experience to Copp Media. With an Accounting degree and an MBA, her “fall” into marketing was happenstance. She began her career in finance and moved into process based management with programs, such as Six Sigma, Customer Relationship Management and Process Based Management. She joined the Cessna marketing team in 2005, and, over the next 10 years, gained experience launching eight new products, developing support materials, including trade show exhibits, collateral and videos, and developing key process improvements.
Before joining Copp Media in July 2013, Marc owned his own media buying company and served as the Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager for Cessna. As the Digital Manager at Copp, he employs his vast array of social media skills by developing unique solutions to typically standard social media issues. He’s a pioneer at developing new social media strategies specific to the needs of each client. His strategic thinking is what sets him apart both professionally and personally. A lover of all things tech, he always has to have the latest gadgets to keep him up to date!
With a passion for our great country and the desire to make a difference, Sharri Riley is proud to have served in the military for eight years. While serving, she established a connection which will last her lifetime; any rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” brings her to tears. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Friends University and continued her education with an MBA from Webster University. After graduation, Sharri immersed herself in marketing and media for several years before joining the Copp Media team as a media buyer and planner.
Many years before joining Copp Media, Reba spent her time as a freelance makeup artist and rocked it out at the Eric Fisher Academy Esthetics program. She spent the last five years working as an esthetician at Beau Monde spa. We love having Reba at Copp Media because she is detail oriented, organized and she loves crafting and antiques — so there’s always something new and fun to be excited about! When she’s not hanging with her boyfriend of five years, Cody, or playing with her dog, Bevo, she can be found lounging with her cat, Jade, spending time with her family and her niece and enjoying some relaxing moments fishing or gardening.
Sheila Frye is a lifelong Wichitan who loves being a mom to her two kids, Reagan and Carson, and a wife to her husband of 27 years, Bryan. Before hanging with Copp Media, Sheila helped keep customers happy for Perm-A-Store, a plastic storage manufacturer, where she worked for 17 years. Before joining the team, she also spent time as an office manager for Scott Rice Office Interiors and a Mary Kay sales representative. Her expansive background in human resources and accounting helps keep her approach fresh and exciting.
Born in Germany and raised in Georgia, Valencia found her way to the middle of the United States with a little help from Uncle Sam. She is the newest member of Copp Media and manages social, though she has experience ranging from IT to public relations and can either fix your computer or solve your communication crisis. Her favorite food is collard greens with ham hocks because you can take the girl out of Georgia, but you can’t take the Georgia out of the girl. To mitigate a southern diet she runs long distance and will be training for a full marathon just to say she did it.
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“Fool me once, can’t get fooled again.”
Our mission is simple: help clients succeed. In fact, our entire focus is on client success – something we believe in to our very core. If you happen to drop by our offices at 322 South Mosley in Wichita, Kansas, you’ll find us hard at work putting our clients’ advertising dollars to the very best use.
We work with our clients to develop media goals and objectives based on their marketing goals. Our media expertise includes television planning buying, radio planning and buying, print planning and buying (including newspaper), out-of-home advertising, internet advertising, new media and development of nontraditional media uses and promotions. In addition to working directly with the our accounts, Copp Media also works with several advertising agencies as our media partners.
We’re proud to be a part of the national certification program as a woman-owned and a woman-controlled business through NWBOC. We are also a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) for the state of Kansas. We’re also part of the City of Wichita’s Emerging Business Enterprise as well.