packing a wallop

We’re an uber-creative marketing/advertising shop specializing in knockout results. We produce engaging content that informs and moves audiences. Sure, we’ve worked with McDonald’s. But we prefer small businesses (Sorry Ronald.)

Communication is key to our success; the same is true for our clients. It starts with asking questions – lots of them. We listen, identify challenges, and provide insightful solutions to address them. Everything we create is with intention – delivering outcomes that resonate with audiences and exceed our clients’ expectations. We’ll help you navigate the wacky world of marketing – without losing your head. Hit us up!


We met in a small ad agency over 25 years ago — our first jobs in the industry. We’ve worked together on and off ever since then. We realized our calling when we produced a campaign for The United Way that won numerous prestigious awards. Over the years, we’ve built a solid relationship based on trust, respect, and a passion for creativity. We’re smart, a bit quirky and we love a challenge. It’s what motivates us, and our clients reap the benefits.
Mark Trinkaus, Co-Founder & Creative Director

Mark is motivated by results — as well as smarts, humor, family and friends, dogs, exes and a mortgage. For over 25 years, he has been managing the creative process from concept to completion, translating marketing objectives into clear creative strategies. Mark loves (and lives by) this quote by Martin Glaser: “There are three responses to a piece of design: yes, no and wow. Wow is the one to aim for.” Equipped with proven abilities and talent, a decent sense of humor and the ability to play well with others, he thrives on strategizing, creating, directing and implementing wow-worthy creative.
Suzanne Rose, Co-Founder, Co-Creative Director

When it comes to telling stories, Suzanne is a word wizard with a true appreciation (and slight obsession) for great copy. She has won numerous awards for copywriting, production, creative and marketing direction. Her passion, drive and quick wit bring fresh perspective to the table. She welcomes the opportunity to help others — in her professional and personal life. She loves nonprofit work, dogs, the ocean and precious time with family and friends. Most of all, Suzanne loves what she does for a living. And it shows — in every project she embraces.

* We are grateful for the illustrations provided by Ted Trinkaus, Mark’s father. They were originally created for advertising campaigns in the 50s and 60s. Thanks, Dad!

let’s dance

Pentad is looking for a few great partners. We’re talented, seasoned, and light on our feet. You: Fred Astaire. Us: Ginger Rogers. You lead but we do all the work. Backwards and in heels.

Give us a whirl! We offer free consultations — you’ve got nothing to lose. Contact Suzanne: 919-537-5210

3434 Edwards Mill Road Suite 112-151 Raleigh NC 27612

    let’s dance