We bring insights to life.

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

The meaning behind Wite-Out

When I was first learning how to type, I used an IBM Selectric typewriter where each strike of the finger imprinted a lasting impression on the paper. With that typewriter, I produced many, many papers, documents, and treatises. Most of my teachers in high school and college demanded that each typed page be perfect, which included leaving spacing at the bottom of each page so you could type in the footnotes (yes, footnotes). And, as I moved into professional...

You hold the flashlight

When I was a kid growing up on a farm in Iowa, I always wanted to help my dad fix things. You know, do REALLY important work. After my older brother left for college I’d actually get called into action by my dad to go fix things. He’d invite me along and then say: “You can hold the flashlight.” As he hunkered down in front of the furnace, the car, the tractor, the water pump by the barn, he’d...

There’s No Playbook for Marketing in This Pandemic

Marketing in a pandemic has been challenging for all clients and brands. There’s not a playbook to go by since we’re all navigating this new world together. What we have seen though, is a larger focus on support and corporate responsibility in the past few weeks. As discussions continue to progress on when it will be safe for normal life to pursue, people are consuming content at an all-time high. That being said, the fascination of the COVID-19 news...