Elizabeth McDanel at Arnold Motor Supply got a call from out of the blue. She discovered a wild man on the other end of the line. After a fun filled introduction, Elizabeth thought the nutjob might just be a good copywriter for AMS and their Auto Value stores. So Terry wrote the on hold copy. […]


A few blogs ago, we were excited to unveil US Adventure RV’s new jingle “Runnin’ Free” with a launch under way that included their on hold messages for both Chicago and the Quad Cities and radio in the QCA. Now we’re thrilled to release the TV spot we designed especially for USARV. Please take a […]


“I can’t stop listening do it.” That’s Greg Majeski’s quote when he heard his new music: “More For Your Money” Greg’s pre-owned automotive business in Sterling Illinois is thriving. So much so that he’s now expanded to a second location in Dixon. What better way to promote it than with a memorable track from Terry […]


Pinkelman Truck & Trailer in Nebraska, wanted something special for their marketing program. T Lo met them through a mutual friend, Buck Monson. Luke and Amber wanted something strong like the Let Monson Get You Runnin’ music you can hear in the Jingles section of our web site. The new song, featuring Chris Noth on […]


US Adventure RV’s John Dresselhaus has had TLC on hold programs in his Davenport and Naperville locations for several years. Terry suggested building a branding statement and music that would transcend the phone lines and become integrated into other aspects of USARV’s corporate marketing. Runnin’ Free was our hook. They liked it. We wrote music […]


J&R Service Center recently set up a new on-hold phone program. They loved it. The copy was great. The production and music were spot on. Then Jeff Lee discovered his phone provider didn’t give him the kind of playback software you need for an 8 minute show. In fact, it would cut off after 2 […]


TLC President Terry Loder recently teamed up with Andrey Arkhipov’s production company, flixpress of Davenport, to fly the friendly fields of Platinum Design & Development’s new Sunset West project. When completed, a series of beautiful custom built homes will welcome new homeowners. Sunset West promises to become one of Bettendorf’s premium residential neighborhoods.  Terry Loder […]


Why drone on endlessly about your production company if you can capture the spirit of your thinking in a few seconds? Why not tell your story in a video minus voiceover and let people decide if you’re worth a shot? ZACKLY! Just get it out there in 28 seconds. The project was produced with Andrey […]


Jeff Lee at J & R Service Center in Gardner, Illinois had heard a lot about Terry Loder Creative’s on hold message programs from his friend Buck Monson at Monson Truck & Trailer Repair. He should know. He’s had Terry produce about a dozen on hold programs; each one slightly wacky and interesting enough that […]


Iossi Restoration is the company you call to get your world back in order after a disaster like Fire, Water, Hail or Mercedes Benz crashing through the front door of your convenience store. Check out the photo documentation of this spectacular restoration to Brady Mart, a Davenport, Iowa convenience store. This 60 second video will […]


Steve Rogenski’s Tempo Marine & Sport is all about FUN. They have such a full product line that he naturally wants to make a visual connection with his customers. Steve’s music track, “We’re all about Fun” was one of Terry Loder Creative’s first projects in 2010. Tempo has added radio and TV projects along the […]


Mitch Swanson is our hero. He survived a tragic accident. That would be an accomplishment in and of itself. But the fact that he now helps businesses and families become ADA compliant is nothing short of miraculous. So we now proudly unveil the MDS Advisors web site at mdsadvisors.biz. One aspect of his business is […]


Iossi Construction wanted an automotive graphics package for their Restoration Division. Darrell & David Iossi contacted Terry Loder Creative because TLC provides print, on-hold messaging and the Iweb site development for the Quad Cites based construction firm. The result was pickup trucks and a trailer that just ooze professionalism. Now, when they arrive on the […]


Dan’s Diesel and Towing in Sunburg MN kept asking us production questions. Can you create a strong on hold message program? How about radio spots? Can you give me a great new corporate logo? Our response was yes, yes and yes. Now Dan and Jennifer Prahl have powerful marketing tools in place for both Sunburg […]


Terry Loder Creative’s experience with treatment for Sleep Apnea is extensive. Lots of radio and TV for Myotech Sleep Solutions have given us a national reputation for effective health care marketing. It was only natural for QC CPAP Direct to get TLC’s take on their new marketing concept: online prices in a storefront facility. Two […]


How do you tell the story of a business with over a half century of proven performance under their belt? Simple. In a 2 minute web video. The Mark of Excellence, our new production for King Food Service, tells the story of King’s growth from a neighborhood market in Rock Island, Illinois to a national […]


The radio and TV voice of the Mississippi Valley Fair is TLC Prez Terry Loder. T has just concluded the recording of the 10 spots for the 92nd Annual MVF which is among the largest and most successful 6 day fair events in the nation. Terry also wrote the music for the Fair years ago […]


Mel Foster Co is one of the top realtors in North America. They are meticulous about their corporate marketing process, including their telephone on hold presence. So, when they chose TLC to update their existing program, we were glad to welcome them back “home”. (Terry had written their previous program, jingle and TV spots at […]


Since 1944, Des Moines Seed Company (DMC) has been calling birds to dinner. Customers from all over North America feed their cage and wild birds with premium quality products from DSC. But their customers didn’t all appreciate the music they would hear on hold when they called to order. Some got downright cranky and hung […]


DHCU’s new Chief Experience Officer, Steve Ducey, wanted something different. Their community credit union is definitely unique in the field and Steve asked Terry and crew to boldly go where credit unions rarely venture to go: head to head with the competition, in this case, with their industry-leading Cash Back Checking account. The spot takes […]


Correct Truck & Trailer sells used trucks in Davenport Iowa. The big ones. They’re right on I-80 and business is booming. Owner John Mravinac collaborated with TLC to tell the CT & T story trucker-style in a 60 second radio spot. The result is a fast talking fact-loaded spot that crams a whole lot of […]


Vander Haag’s is a Midwestern truck and parts headquarters with 3 locations in Iowa, one in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and a new facility in Kansas City, Mo. They’re also one of TLC’s new message on hold clients. Marketing manager Shane Bakker recognized the potential of our creative messaging for their clientele in Kansas City. […]


To put it mildly, Dave’s Autobody in Galesburg believes in innovative marketing. Dave Dunn’s philosophy is to set standards way above the competition. Then raise the bar regularly. Dave and his staff are simply overachievers. They have a beautiful multi-building complex that is neat as a pin. They’re experts who actually teach other professionals from […]


Michigan has a new sleep solutions campaign on Flint radio stations. The client is My Beautiful Sleep. The creative and media placement by Terry Loder Creative has stimulated response on the MBS phone lines. One new patient was a radio executive who told Dr. Brant Pittsley The commercial caught his attention. “He thought it was […]


When Radio Ads Productions in New Orleans went looking for a vocalist to sing the lyrics on their music track, they got a little more than they expected. TL wanted to add harmonies and other arrangement adjustments that were over and above the description RAP provided. The client and their agency (Meyers Plumbing, Heating and […]


TLC recently completed new message on hold programs for clients like Alliance Digital Networks, Fryeburg Health Center, P & L Auto Parts and LL Cote Sports complex in Maine. Great fun meeting new clients who like our style for Message on Hold and the Auto Attendant Day and Night Greetings. At the same time, we […]


A national talent search for Triple Play Family Fun Park resulted in Terry being selected in the role of 3 Play’s radio spokesman. They wanted something different from announcer. More like a 3 Play employee filling listeners in on all the entertainment options available at the Park. While filling in the characters for timing purposes, […]


Tempo Marine & Sport has a new positioning statement with music to match. With the addition of Can Am Spyders to their inventory of Bayliner, Sea Ray and ATV’s, Tempo owner Steve Rogenski asked TLC to come up with a new slogan to replace “C’mon, Get a Boat!” (Terry developed that creative too.). The result? “We’re All […]


Rumor Advertising in Salt Lake City, Utah selected Terry Loder Creative over several other competing musical producers for their client Manwill, a family-owned plumbing, heating and air conditioning firm with over 90 years of service to Utah’s capital city. The challenge was to assemble assorted lyric phrases into a cohesive and positive composition under the […]


Call Airstream of Chicago and the voice you’ll hear is Terry’s. TLC was contacted by US Adventure RV to deliver an all new message program for Chicagoland and their USA RV location in Davenport Iowa. We welcome both facilities to our client network. The immediate impression was that TLC vastly improved the creative content and […]


Chicago based firm Sleeptest.com came to TLC for 2 radio spots being tested in Indianapolis. Response was immediate and spectacular. SleepTest.com is a great online resource dedicated to educating the public on sleep apnea and treatment options that are an alternative to a CPAP. Their goal is to offer a free preliminary “sleep test” screener […]


Pine Belt Chiropractic heard a music product Terry had written and decided it was perfect for their marketing plans. The music and radio spots TLC produced gained immediate attention in Hattiesburg Ms. The music and commercials, themed “Get Back on the Road to Good Health”, resonated immediately with prospective Pine Belt patients. Headaches, Neck and […]


Nixalite asked TLC to write a case study for an enormous project in Reno, Nevada. The new transit station is an amazing municipal project that serves the public interest and is an expression in pop culture. Nixalite manufactures and distributes bird control systems and is the originator of the first stainless steel ”porcupine wire” that […]


When you see the Good Feet TV spot featuring Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith, the voice you hear is TLC’s namesake. Terry was selected over 10 other national voices for the production by Inspired Images of Vista California. How do you market the Good Feet brand? Terry’s voice and an NFL Hall of Famer […]


MWI Plumbing, Oceanside CA heard about Terry Loder Creative through a client in Las Vegas. The basic suggestion was: “Hey, these guys are better than the typical message on hold company. You ought to try them.” That appreciative client’s suggestion was enough to get MWI to listen and make a decision. It didn’t take long […]


Ducky’s Formal Wear is a Quad City area icon. Originally a telephone message on hold client, they turned to TLC for a new radio ad campaign targeting they’re huge in-house selection and prices the chain stores can’t beat. Creatively, TLC assembled the input from Steve, Alex and Stevie Anthony and soon realized this was much […]


Effective marketing is all about the message. A recent shoot for our client Myotech Sleep Solutions is a perfect example. Sleep apnea is a condition that affects not just the individual, but those close to them. Myotech provides help for people that aren’t compliant with the standard CPAP machines that are usually prescribed for people […]


Our first few months have brought us fabulous new clients for the message on hold part of our business. As we were taking a call from a new client today, it seemed appropriate to get a rough idea of new clients for that service. Without dropping names, here’s what we’ve done since we opened our […]