About

History

MinneapolisIllumagine Interactive, Inc. started as Olson Consulting in 2002 in Marin County California by Eric Olson, our founder, with just a small handful of clients.  After moving to Minnesota in 2004, and taking a brief hiatus, Olson Consulting was reborn as Illumagine Interactive, Inc. Since then, Illumagine has served a variety of organizations spanning several industries, and has earned a reputation for trustworthiness – bringing strong expertise, communication, patient instruction and thoughtful solutions to our customers.

From the beginning, Illumagine has offered general business and marketing strategy support, as well as a broad variety of marketing services.  We are life-long learners.  As digital marketing emerged as a discipline, we learned new techniques and tactics in order to better support our clients.  These services have continued to grow as new platforms and technologies have emerged.  Currently teaching Digital Marketing as an adjunct professor at the University of Northwestern – St, Paul, our founder instills the same drive for continuous discovery and learning into his students.

In 2008, while serving a client, Illumagine was approached about filling the role of distributor for a specific promotional product that had become the hallmark of their human resources recruiting efforts.  The previous distributor had vanished and the manufacturer would only sell the items through a distributor.  After researching the promotional marketing space, Illumagine registered as a nation-wide promotional items distributor and Illumagine Promotions was born.  Illumagine Promotions brings the same creative ideation and personal service to companies developing promotional strategies that we do every other service we provide.

Our values

We passionate about servant-leadership and believe every interaction with co-workers and customers should be transformational, not transactional. This is a value shared by every team member. We believe the world is a better place when we seek first to understand and enrich each other, placing other peoples’ needs above our own.  Driven by integrity and approachability, we are committed to creating an exceptional and memorable experience for employees and customers alike, providing value by delivering creative strategies and tactics that combine emerging technologies with time-tested marketing truths – producing measurable results.  While our services will continue to change over time, our values will not.  This is our promise to you.