An Important Message From ICAN

Thank you for visiting ICAN Advertising.  While we are doing some things a little differently than we were several weeks ago, we are open for business.

You will note that many on our team are working from home.  That is ok, you can still reach any of us by calling our main office number at 319-261-2638.  Of course, you can also email us.  Our email addresses are available on “Our Team” page in the “About Us” section of our website.

Please note that we have decided to adjust our hours of operation for a period of time.  We are open from 8am to 3pm Monday through Friday.  (Our offices will be closed on April 10 in observation of Good Friday).   Our traffic deadlines have remained the same.

We have also adjusted the manner in which we primarily interact with customers.  We love seeing you in person, but for a period of time we will defer to other means of communication in most situations (phone, video conference, email, etc.)  If you have the need to see us in person, we can make arrangements for an appointment.

Our production facilities are highly adaptable.  Through the use of stock footage, graphics and other means, it is likely we can create the commercial that is just right for your company, all without setting foot in your facility.  Please let us know if your situation requires on site footage or a spokesperson and we will work with you to determine an appropriate solution.

Some of the best advice I received when I started ICAN was to find an accountant who owned his own firm.  The philosophy was simple.  An accounting advisor who owns their own business and has traveled the path you are traveling may offer perspective that others could not.  I believe the same thing holds true for marketing and advertising.  ICAN is one of those “small businesses” you hear about.  We thrive by helping businesses large and small successfully create and implement advertising plans that work.  By the way, I followed that advice over ten years ago during what they called the Financial Crisis of 2008.  It has served us well.

Give us a call.  Let’s create a plan together that will give your business the “rebound” you want to have.  If you are in position to implement right now, we have some great ideas that might suit you.  We believe there wasn’t a one-size-fits-all plan before this COVID situation, and there certainly isn’t one today.  However, there are real opportunities coming.  There are even some that can be capitalized on right now!

Like you, we are hoping for a quick rebound from the disruption we are all experiencing.  We want you to know that ICAN is Open for Business.

God Speed!

Andy Pepper, President/Founder of ICAN.

ICAN is Moving!

As of May, 6th ICAN will officially be moving our Marion Headquarters just across town. Our new location, 5 Research Center Marion, IA 52302, will give us greater opportunities to better serve our customers.

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#4 ISU Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa vs IowaSt-01The Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s Basketball team travels to the “James H. Hilton Coliseum” in Ames, Iowa to take on the #4 rated Iowa State Cyclones.  The undefeated Cyclones (7-0) led by Head Coach, Steve Prohm, look to extend their current winning streak to 3 consecutive years, and winning 6 out of the last 7 years.  The Fran McCaffery led Hawkeyes, (7-2) would like nothing more than to turn the tables, and upset the home favorite.  The game is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th with the opening tip-off at 6:30pm.  Don’t miss this opportunity to advertise your company on one of the highest rated college basketball match-ups of the year! Contact your local Account Executive today for pricing and availability!

College Football Playoff Rankings (2015-2016)


The steady and successful play of Oklahoma and Iowa was rewarded Tuesday, as both teams moved into the top four in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings.

The Sooners (10-1) and Hawkeyes (11-0) fall in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, behind top-ranked Clemson and No. 2 Alabama. The two teams moved up at the expense of Ohio State and Notre Dame.

The reigning champs stood at No. 3 in each of the previous CFP rankings this season, but a heartbreaking loss to Michigan State (which rose to No. 5 this week) sent the Buckeyes spiraling down to No. 8.

A three-point win over a three-win Boston College team wasn’t good enough in the committee’s eyes for the Fighting Irish to stay in the top four, and they settled in at No. 6.

Both teams have chances this weekend to re-stake their claims to CFP spots, with Ohio State facing rival Michigan (No. 10) at The Big House and Notre Dame traveling to take on ninth-ranked Stanford.

With wins this weekend, Iowa and Michigan State would meet in the Big Ten championship game in what would amount to a CFP play-in game.

Another matchup that could lead to a CFP shakeup is the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and No. 11 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys tumbled five spots after losing to Big 12 rival Baylor for their first loss of the season. The victory pushed the Bears up from No. 10 to No. 7 in this week’s poll. Although Oklahoma State fell out of the top 10 this week, a win over the archrival Sooners could serve as a shot in the arm while dashing any hopes Oklahoma has of vying for the national title.

11/25/15 CFP Rankings (Top Ten)

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Iowa
  5. Michigan State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Baylor
  8. Ohio State
  9. Stanford
  10. Michigan

Source:  11/25/15