Randy Ellison


Randy Ellison is President of Targoz Market Research, a Nashville-based marketing firm offering marketing and opinion research, corporate strategy, business planning, communications, and marketing planning services.

Before forming Targoz Market Research, Randy was Director of Marketing Development for the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. In that capacity, he managed marketing research, marketing communications, and advertising. 

Prior to joining NFIB, he worked in marketing and media research at Gannett, the leading international news and information company, where he managed advertising, content, and media planning research. 

Randy also worked at ADVO, the largest full-service, targeted direct mail marketing services company in the U.S., where he advised major clients ranging from Rite Aid to Mobil on optimizing their direct marketing programs. ADVO's shared mail advertising programs, now part of Valassis and branded as Red Plum, are distributed weekly and cover up to 100 million U.S. households.

Randy’s graduate degree was awarded by The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and he received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee. Randy’s experience includes work with Fortune 500 companies, associations, regional banks, and media firms.