Kurt Karr

iVinton/Monkey This: President & CEO

Kurt Karr is the founding principal of Monkeythis, a marketing and communications company focused on businesses and organizations small towns and rural America depend on.In 2005 he was co-chair of a group advocating for the passage of a referendum to establish a telecommunications utility in his hometown of Vinton, Iowa. The referendum, the third effort to gain a 50% yes vote, narrowly failed. In 2014 he gathered a group of community members to champion the cause once again. This time 88% of voters were in favor, and Vinton continues to set records. Vinton shows what small communities can accomplish when the product, the brand, and marketing remain aligned from start to finish