With almost 30 years experience in the marketing/advertising/PR industry, Steve Stripling owns Stripling Advertising assisting customers, both profit and non-profit businesses, with a variety of marketing needs. Steve majored in English and History at the University of Texas in Austin and received his Bachelor or Arts at San Francisco State University in their prestigious Creative Arts Department. Hired to return to Anchorage just in time for Alaska’s economic crash in 1986, Steve managed a video/film post-production house for a year before it sold in 1987. Over the next few years during tough economic times, Steve worked with a number of broadcast properties- radio and TV, selling air time, writing/producing commercials and working with customers– all that were in Chapter 11- except KTVA 11- a CBS affiliate! He also produced several news talk radio shows on the side … like the Big Alaska Show!
Eventually Steve was hired by advertising agencies to write and produce TV and radio commercials. Through these experiences including working through the tough economic times, Steve honed his skills to help businesses increase their sales and marketing goals in spite of smaller budgets and economic challenges. Seeing that smaller and medium size businesses were in need of marketing/advertising/PR services, Stripling Advertising was established in 1996.
Steve has also appeared in numerous TV and radio commercials. In the early 90’s Steve appeared in a popular TV commercial series for Carr’s Supermarket (now Safeway Supermarket) playing a character “Uncle Steve”. This lighthearted campaign featured an uncle having to baby sit his nephew where he tried to make grocery shopping fun and entertaining for his nephew. It was during this time, Steve’s older brother, Scott Stripling, was diagnosed with cancer. Steve would send the commercials to share a smile with Scott and his wife, Victoria and their two children, Carolyn Anne and Matthew.
Today Steve keeps the name “Uncle Steve” as a tribute and in memory of his brother Scott. Steve also co-MC’s the Polar Bear Jump Off in Seward, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society held in January each year in memory of his brother. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAnxR8WAdnc
Steve and his wife, Amy, are a cappella barbershop geeks! Steve is a 25 year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and can be seen hanging around street corners with his quartet, The Frozen Pipes. He also sings with the Internationally acclaimed Vocal Majority Chorus out of Dallas, TX www.vocalmajority.com.
Amy sings with her quartet, Blaze https://www.facebook.com/BlazeQuartet?fref=ts which has won their Regional Competition the last two years and will represent their Region at the Sweet Adeline International Competition in Las Vegas.
Fun with the Frozen Pipes:
The Frozen Pipes promote motorcycle safety!
Here’s Jingle Bells ala the Frozen Pipes!