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The NCJFCJ and KPS3 Receive Honors in PR Daily’s National Nonprofit Awards

(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and KPS3 Marketing received honorable mention for their public relations work in domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) in the coveted media relations campaign category in Ragan’s 2017 PR Daily Nonprofit PR Awards. After reviewing more than 90 submissions, the judges deemed winners in nine campaign/partnership, six creative PR asset and two grand prize categories. Domestic child sex trafficking is a topic that has received increased attention...

Team Collaboration with Dice, Dragons and Dungeons

Every office has its own peculiar quirks. It might be an activity like four o’clock Friday drinks, after work rock climbing, yoga sessions in the bullpen, a yearly backpacking trip, or a crock pot cooking competition. As you may have guessed, KPS3 has a bunch of these idiosyncratic activities. And, ultimately they are great for helping our team bond. Most evidence and research confirms that having a team with a sense of cohesion and open communication is a good...

KPS3 Adds Kevin Jones as Partner

KPS3 Marketing, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, announced the addition of Kevin Jones as a partner. Jones’ role will have a continued focus on creative and digital solutions for KPS3’s local, regional and national clients. Jones spent the last four years directing creative and technology at KPS3, working with clients and overseeing the team on creative and digital work produced by the agency. Jones started at KPS3 as a digital designer, left to co-found a technology start-up,...

From Entrepreneur to Agency

I was an entrepreneur for five years, successfully building up a business I thought was going to be the career I held for the rest of my life. Now, I happily work in an agency — but why? Entrepreneurship was my first real job and I never really worked in “Corporate America” before starting my own business, but my fellow entrepreneurs assured me I was not missing out on much. From the sound of it, working for someone else...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Now that I got your attention, it’s time to turn to a very serious subject. Sex trafficking. As I blog about this important and timely topic, I do think it makes for a very interesting case study on the how one organization, whom you may not assume, leveraged the power of PR and social impact at the national level. Let’s talk about the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). On the outside, it’s the oldest and...

The Soundtrack of KPS3

It’s about 15 minutes before my next meeting when I hastily reach over to unplug my laptop to take it into the nearest conference room. Before I can hit mute fast enough, AC/DC pierces the silence of our working bullpen. My fingers fumble over the keyboard to silence this public disruption. After a few seconds (though it seems like an eternity) I’m finally able to kill the music, and after a brief pause, a few heads turn and a...

Creative Feedback in a Digital Work Environment

A couple years back, KPS3 traded in manila folders and job tickets for Slack and Jira. You remember those folders, right? They had a few aliases — “Job Jacket,” “Job Bag,” “Job Folder,” “Dirty Ol’ Brown Bag.” You’d get a job bag with a work order. Do the work. Print out the work. Put the work in the job folder. Put the job folder on the reviewer’s desk. See that stack start to pile up and sneakily go back...

The Graveyard

In any creative industry there are a lot of bodies. Real bodies? Maybe. But today we’re here to talk about the metaphorical bodies. Our entire industry is predicated on coming up with new ideas — ideas that haven’t been done before, ideas that accomplish a specific goal, and ideas that are unique and drive action. We’re constantly iterating and refining, trying new methods to get someone’s attention. What does that mean? It means that there are a lot of...

Ingredients for Success

A publicist’s guide to rep’ing a chef. Ever since the rise of the celebrity chef, there has been an essential need for a public relations professional to manage the press, keep expectations at bay and in general, develop and maintain an image. It seems like there has been an increased appetite (pun intended) for chefs-as-personalities, whether it be in a restaurant, on a star-studded food show or published in a book or magazine. A good publicist has become as...

Supporting Breastfeeding in Nevada – Here, There, Everywhere

We have grown by four feet! This year, we have been lucky enough to welcome two adorable babies to the extended KPS3 family. In January, Alex welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Lihie and in February, Katie welcomed handsome little Wells. From long nights and endless diapers to the first smiles and giggles, there are so many amazing adventures ahead for these two families. And when these new mothers come back to work, we are ready to fully support...