About Eagle Marketing

Eagle Marketing was founded by John Shimota in 2000 after working for Primus Marketing for 2 years.  What sets Eagle Marketing apart from other manufactures representatives is the experienced management and regional coverage to manage key distribution accounts, end users, engineers and contractors.  We offer extensive knowledge of the Central Office and Outside Plant Network for the Broadband, Telecommunications, Municipality and Utility markets.    With the features and benefits of Eagle Marketing, this allows the manufacture’s we represent a reduction in the direct sales force needed to cover this market.  And because of our existing relationships and the other lines represented in this market, it allows us to be in front of those key decision makers more often than if only one line was represented. 


States covered include:  Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Upper Pennisula of Michigan, Wisconsin.  We are open to representing products in Hawaii.  :)

Meet Our Creative Team

Still not sure if Eagle Marketing is the right choice for you? We are convinced that our qualifications speak for themselves. Here is an overview of our top creative talent:


John Shimota                                                                                     Oliver Crane

President                                                                                             Regional Sales Manager

S-MN, MT, SD                                                                                     N-MN, ND, WI, UP of MI


Marcus Behnken                                                                                Tacia Babcock

Reginal Sales Manager                                                                     Inside Sales Manager



Kim Shimota                                                                                       Todd Corbo

Business Administration Manager                                                Controller 



12576 Parkwood Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337  Phone: 952-253-9950  Fax: 952-253-9953

Associate Membership Organizations


Press Releases

Over the years, Eagle Marketing has helped hundreds of clients hone their telecommunication strategies to meet the demands of the modern marketplace. 

February 28, 2022

Please join me in welcoming Marcus Behnken to the Eagle Marketing sales team.  
Marcus begins a new career as a Manufacture' Representative for Eagle Marketing in the states of Iowa and Nebraska.  
He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, most recently working for Liberty Communications.  Marcus brings a outgoing personality and a strong background in Network Engineering for OSP and CO applications for wireless and fiber optic network construction.
Marcus’s focus will be working with the contractors, engineers, channel partners and Tier III ILEC’s, Municipalities, MSO’s, Utilitiy companies in Iowa and Nebraska.  Marcus and his family reside in the Cascade Iowa area.
He can be contacted at: mbehnken@eaglemarketing.net and (563)590-7645.
I appreciate you joining me in providing a warm welcome to Marcus.


November 2021

Roughly $42 billion will go toward the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program, which will be managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/news/latest-news/ntias-role-implementing-broadband-provisions-2021-infrastructure-investment-and


April 15, 2021

New Basis - Has hired Eagle Marketing as their Manufacture Representative for the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, UP of Michigan and Eastern Montana.  New Basis manufactures pads and below ground polymer concrete & fiberglass/poly concrete enclosures for telecommunications, electrical, CATV, Water, traffica, lighting and industrial applications.


For more information about New Basis, go to



December 7, 2020

In the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction (Auction 904), 180 bidders won $9.2 billion over 10 years to provide broadband to 5.2M locations in 49 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands



March 1, 2019

Plumett has hired Eagle Marketing as Manufacture Representative's in the states of North Dakota and South Dakota.  Plumett offers Jetting Machines, Cable Pushers and Pullers, and many other tools to assit in jetting, pulling and pushing cables through conduit and pips.  For more information, they can be reaced at www.plumettaz.com 


January 4, 2019

Eagle Marketing has joined the Minnesota Rural Eleactic Association as a Vendor Member.  Here is more information on who the MREA is:  "MREA’s mission is “to provide valued service promote unity among our members through collaborative leadership and expertise.” MREA works hard to provide service to ALL members – large and small – without regard to their size.  This can be challenging as we recognize the incredible diversity that exists among our members. Our members range from co-ops with 1,900 consumers to co-ops that serve more than 129,000 consumers. Our members are diverse in other ways too, including their geographic location, which generation and transmission co-op provides their wholesale power, how many states they operate in, etc. Although MREA responds to a wide range of issues, our goal is to always act in the best interests of all members. Whether we’re connecting members to the information they need, conducting a safety service day, or lobbying at the capitol, MREA’s purpose is to create value for each member and maintain unity among our co-op members."  

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December 13, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service. Answering the Administration’s call to action for rural prosperity, Congress appropriated funds in the fiscal year 2018 budget for this broadband pilot program. USDA Rural Development is the primary agency delivering the program, with assistance from other federal partners.  More information at: USDA.gov


October 2018

The Connect America Fund Phase II (Phase II) is part of the Commission’s reform and modernization of its universal service support programs.  In 2018, the Commission conducted an auction (Auction 903) to allocate Phase II support to certain eligible areasacross the United States.  Auction 903 ran from July 24, 2018 to August 21, 2018.  103 bidders won $1.49 billion over 10 years to provide fixed broadband and voice services to over 700,000 locations in 45 states.  (See full auction results.)




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