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Vistage Honors Rob Gaedtke With 2022 Leadership Award

Rob Gaedtke, president and CEO of integrated marketing agency KPS3, is the recipient of a 2022 Leadership Award by Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. The Vistage Leadership Award celebrates a member’s enduring excellence in leadership, recognizing the discernible impact they’ve had on their business, Vistage group and community. “As my longest-term member of my CEO peer group, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Rob grow personally and professionally through...

Love your community, love your work

Not many fond memories exist from 2020. The pandemic had pushed people into isolation, depression, and fear of the future. Many of us didn’t know what to do—but as a group of folks who have always put community first, we knew we couldn’t just sit around and do nothing. In this time when so much was unknown, our clients rose to the occasion to help meet the people who were the most in need. We banded together to transform...

KPS3 Ranks on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

Second consecutive year that KPS3 has been ranked Inc. revealed that for the second consecutive year KPS3 has ranked on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. KPS3 ranked No. 4,911 on the 2022 Inc. 5000. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their...

Annie Wagner Earns Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Annie Wagner, social media coordinator at KPS3, has successfully completed the Examination for the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (CPPR). The CPPR is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which also administers the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the CPPR is an entry-level certificate designed to demonstrate a fundamental level of knowledge for graduates entering the public relations profession and related fields. “We are proud of...

Being Involved in the Community is About More Than Just Giving

The foundation of KPS3 is built on three simple principles: Be Bold, Be Excellent, and Never Be Finished. As a company, we work to exemplify these values in everything that we do, and as members of the community, we work even harder to ensure we’re giving back boldly, with excellence, and in ways that truly matter. Our work is never finished when it comes to bettering the community around us—it’s what drives us! Committed to Leveling Up Our Community...

Year 30 – A Recap of The Past Twelve Months

Pausing to Smile Over the last twelve months, we’ve passed quite a few milestones as a company. First, we celebrated thirty years of being in business last June. Three decades of growth. 30 years of adapting. It’s been an incredible journey. This year we also hired our 50th employee making us an official mid-sized business. That was only a few months ago, and we’re already close to reaching 60 people. It’s exciting to see the ongoing growth, as well...

Your greatest ally. And worst enemy.

Fear and its omnipresent role during the formation, growth and success of KPS3 cannot be understated. Its fingers touched every higher risk decision, missed opportunity, and created a desire to over-control everything humanly possible. And sometimes inhumanly possible. I have always been in tune with fear. All my life. It’s been a motivator, accelerator, hard driver and protector. I never would have created KPS3 if I hadn’t been afraid of stagnating in the business I had been working (even...

Welcome Students – Kicking off the College Externship Program

Introduction Education isn’t just about academics, but the experiences we have in between. I always believed the reason for college is to land an internship. And that internship would lead to a person’s first job. That’s how my career started anyway. As I worked towards my degree, I met an adjunct professor, Stan Byers. He worked at the time as the creative director at Rose/Glenn (and later started his own agency), and he helped me land my first internship....

Julia and Jenna join the ranks of KPS3 ownership

Julia Jones, director of SEO & digital media, and Jenna Hubert, creative director, are the newest agency shareholders. Both Jones and Hubert have been with KPS3 for more than 10 years and have played an active role in growing the team from 10 employees to more than 55 in the last decade. “Julia and Jenna are crazy talented individuals who have contributed greatly to the success of KPS3,” said Rob Gaedtke, president and CEO. “We are committed to a...

5 Million Love Stories & Counting

“You didn’t give us what we asked for, you gave us what we wanted.” – The Clark County Clerk’s Office Las Vegas is the most famous city in Clark County (and arguably, the state). In 2022, it will issue its 5 millionth marriage license. Not only is this iconic, but it speaks to the sheer magic that this city has to offer. Celebrities looking for private ceremonies, couples looking for Elvis to preside, and world travelers making the most...