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Hey Creative, meet Data.

We are a digital-first agency with roots in the written word, delivering purposeful marketing, branding and public relations focused on moving companies toward universal growth. KPS3 knows that opportunity can be found through data. We help companies act on that data to connect brand-centric creative with quantifiable insights, driving bottom line results.

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Case Study

Santa Maria Valley

There’s a place along the Central Coast that feels different than all the others. One that pairs simple with complex and unfiltered with flawless. Santa Maria Valley. It’s not fabricated. It’s wholesome, inviting and uninfluenced by the neighboring facade. That's the heart of the Santa Maria Valley, and what we focused on telling with the new brand, marketing campaign and digital assets.

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Education Case Study

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

We believe strongly in the importance of research when it comes to branding. So when we began to work with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to help define its brand, understanding the competition, hearing from the School’s community, and testing the creative were key.

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Education Case Study

Solano Community College

Solano Community College tapped KPS3 to build its brand from the ground up. With dwindling student enrollment numbers, SCC needed a partner who could re-energize its campus from the inside out. Starting with research, we developed an exciting new brand and a comprehensive strategic marketing plan to launch them forward.

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Healthcare Case Study

Nevada Health Link

We partnered with the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange to help them navigate the uncharted waters of the Affordable Care Act. Together, we built a brand from scratch, communicated a complex idea to a skeptical audience and drove tens of thousands to sign up for health insurance. The results to date are the proof of sound research, focused creative and unconventional - yet impactful - tactics.

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Case Study

Hero

Rebrand a company, convert its software to SAAS and launch a mobile app? We’re game. Over the course of two years, KPS3 helped turn PlascoTrac into Hero -- a consumer-friendly, fun and robust company, ready to help schools tackle the problems they face in behavior and visitor management.

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Case Study

Dermody Properties

Business-to-business marketing isn’t always sexy, but it sure is a fun challenge (well, for us at least). For the past 20 years, we have handled all elements of branding, advertising, web and public relations for Dermody Properties, a national industrial developer headquartered in Nevada.

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Education Case Study

University of Nevada, Reno

We teamed up with the internal team at UNR for their new website design. We took everything we knew about standard higher-education websites and created a new playbook -- one that focused on the University’s core objective: attracting new students. We debated every idea, every photo, every line of code to produce a website that is truly best-in-class, on desktop, tablet and phone.

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Our Thoughts

A New Job in a Pandemic World

In the first few months of 2020, I was finishing up a three-year contract leading a statewide campaign promoting pet adoption and raising awareness for homeless pets in Nevada. Animal welfare is one of my passions, but my contract was ending, so I was looking for my next challenge, not knowing what 2020 would bring. I saw KPS3 had an account manager opening and having been a client in my former role, I thought I would be a good...

KPS3 Adds Bob Whitefield as Partner

KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, announced the addition of Bob Whitefield as partner. As VP of growth marketing, Whitefield will have a continued focus on performance marketing, search and analytics for KPS3’s local, regional and national clients. “KPS3 has always been strategy first,” said Stephanie Kruse, founder and board chair. “Bob is innately strategic, and that permeates every initiative and every campaign he creates and executes flawlessly for our clients.” Upon acquisition of The Whitefield Group...

Targeting Latinos Beyond Hispanic Heritage Month

Each September, the U.S. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos by honoring the history, culture and influence of past generations. But why only focus your PR and marketing efforts on a community that surpasses 60 million people one month out of the year? Latinos are Not a Niche Market     Latinos are the largest ethnic market in the U.S. and they control around $1.5 trillion in spending power. Research revealed that Mexican Americans are...