NEVADA, Iowa—Burke Corporation, a leading manufacturer of fully cooked meat products, has selected Springfield, MO advertising and marketing firm Marlin as their new foodservice agency. Marlin will assist Burke in marketing its meat pizza toppings and other products to restaurants, foodservice establishments and manufacturers.

“Burke produces outstanding products and is a highly respected brand and category leader,” said Marlin president Michael Stelzer. “We are excited about creating engaging communications, expanding their great brand and working with the exceptional Burke people. ”

Doug Cooprider, Burke Corporation vice president of sales and marketing said, “We see Marlin as a strong partner to help Burke grow to the next level with the strategic dimension and fresh ideas they’ve demonstrated for other clients.”

“With four brands and a range of excellent products, Burke is primed for increased sales, and this is the time for us to join forces to accomplish that,” said Liz Hertz, Burke Marketing Director. The companies began their association October 1.


Iowa-based Burke Corporation is an industry leader in fully cooked ethnic and specialty meats for foodservice and industrial markets with products under
 our brands: Premoro® Italian meats, Tezzata® Mexican meats, MagniFoods® specialty meats and NaturaSelect™ natural and organic meats, as well as customized private label products. Burke is a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporatiion (NYSE HRL).


Marlin is an affiliate of the Marlin Network with branding expertise in foodservice, business-to-business and consumer channels. Marlin creates idea-driven communications across digital and print media to connect customers with some of the world’s most prominent brands, including We Proudly Brew Starbucks Coffee, Blue Bunny, Bush Brothers & Company, Sweet Street Desserts, Mission Foods and Splenda No Calorie Sweetener.

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