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Source: Meyocks news release

Meyocks, a West Des Moines-based branding and marketing agency, recently expanded its media and account service teams with two new members helping brands to mean more.

Lauren Parker of St. Louis joins the account service team, working to strengthen relationships with clients. She most recently worked in the retail/fashion industry as a public relations specialist at Soft Surroundings in St. Louis. Parker received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in strategic communication and leadership from Maryville University.

"I stay behind-the-scenes, helping keep the many moving pieces flowing in the right direction," Parker said. "I also focus on the nitty gritty details of a project to make sure everything is just right for the client. By doing my part, I can help strengthen the client relationship and keep them as happy as possible."

Kayla Klahsen of Ankeny joins the media team in helping to buy and plan media across both traditional and digital platforms. She will also support Meyocks' digital reporting efforts. Klahsen most recently worked as an advertising coordinator for Casey's General Stores, and also did some work in marketing, communications and branding for Principal Financial Group and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She is a 2015 Iowa State University graduate with a degree in advertising and a minor in critical studies of design.

"I like helping our clients expand their reach to achieve their goals," Klahsen said. "I like to think of myself as a problem solver, and it's fun to put the client's puzzle pieces together."