The Ad Finder was first published and distributed in March of 83’ by then owners Noel & Naomi Umfleet, and managed by Bob Hicks until 2008.
Noel saw the need to help small towns & communities reach beyond local advertising effectively and economically.
Rod Talley has worked with the Ad Finder in sales and account management since 1998. So it was an easy decision for him and wife Gina to purchase the Ad Finder when Noel retired in Jan. 2009.
The Ad Finder is the 1st of its kind in central Missouri and has always strived for the best possible value and service for our advertising and readers alike.
Inovation, Color & Change
Have you ever considered where the phrase “copy/paste” started?
“It was a very time consuming process!” says Rod “We actually had to CUT a photo, CUT the typed words from that piece of paper, then
PASTE them onto wax paper…then puzzle all those images and words together” The computers and computer software are great tools. Saving time and creating clean , clear graphics for printing.
Rod says “We’ve come a long way since those copy/paste days. But one of the first and biggest changes is going full color. Another tremendous change is www.adfinderonline.com. “Although our printed issues are here to stay, our online issue is great because readers and advertisers outside of our distribution areas can read the current issues each week.”
“We have advertisers that have been with us since week one! And we will continue to strive to maintain the best possible service and results for many more years to come!” - Rod and Gina Talley