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KPS3 Hires Mike McDowell as VP of Client Strategy

KPS3 is excited to announce it has hired Mike McDowell as vice president of client strategy. McDowell brings 20 years of successful integrated marketing and communications experience to the agency. He will collaborate and engage with KPS3’s clients nationwide across a variety of industries to guide strategy for traditional, digital and social solutions. McDowell will also work internally to help the KPS3 team expand their skills in strategic and creative thinking. McDowell joins KPS3 from Talage Insurance, an InsurTech...

Chrisie Yabu promoted to vice president, public relations

KPS3 is thrilled to announce that Chrisie Yabu has been promoted to vice president of public relations. She will oversee the strategic communications and public relations efforts for the organization. Yabu joined KPS3 in 2014 as a senior account director and continued to excel in her role by facilitating clients’ strategic communications and marketing needs by acting as both their advisor and their strategic partner. In 2016, she was elevated to senior director of national public relations, where she...

KPS3 hires Brook Bentley as account coordinator

KPS3 is excited to announce it has hired Brook Bentley as an account coordinator. Her responsibilities include building and supporting strategy at KPS3 to ensure our client’s goals are met seamlessly. “We’re thrilled to welcome Brook to our growing team,” said Kevin Jones, KPS3 creative & technical director and COO. “Brook’s experience in project management, writing and social media strategy make her a welcome addition to our team.” Bentley joins KPS3 from the Sierra Nevada Media Group, where she...

NCJFCJ and KPS3 awarded prestigious Silver Anvil

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and KPS3 received the prestigious award for the Most Effective Campaign On A Shoe String for Nonprofit Organizations for their Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect campaign at the annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Anvil Awards ceremony in New York City. Since 1944, the Silver Anvil, which symbolizes the forging of public opinion, has been annually awarded to organizations that have successfully addressed contemporary issues with exemplary professional...

KPS3 hires Kamille Wong as search and digital media specialist

KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, is excited to announce that it has hired Kamille Wong as a search and digital media specialist. Her responsibilities include supporting KPS3’s digital efforts by managing search optimization, digital ads, research strategy and more. “KPS3 is a digital-first agency, and we’re excited to welcome another search and digital media specialist to our team,” said Andy Walden, KPS3 VP of client strategy. “She also brings a wealth of nurture and email expertise...

Kicking off digital ads for the Reno 1868 FC

As sports season in Reno rolls around again, we’re looking back on an ad campaign we managed for the Reno 1868 FC last year, and preparing to kick off this year’s campaign. The 1868 FC recruited KPS3 to bolster team awareness and boost ticket sales to home games. In March 2018, we developed a digital advertising campaign for the Reno 1868 FC, which would run through the end of the team’s season in October. Managing web ads is nothing new...

The NCJFCJ and KPS3 named finalists in national PRSA Silver Anvil Awards

Deemed “the Oscars of the communications industry,” the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and KPS3 have been named a finalist in the national 2019 PRSA Silver Anvil Awards. The award entry is for the Most Effective Campaign On A Shoe String Budget for Nonprofit Organizations. NCJFCJ and KPS3’s entry was for the outreach campaign, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect, created and developed in Reno, Nev. Of the hundreds of entries submitted, only 112 organizations were...

KPS3 hires Brittany Rubenau as account director

KPS3 is thrilled to announce that Brittany Rubenau has joined our growing team as account director. Brittany’s responsibilities include maintaining positive KPS3 client relationships by collaborating with partners to develop insight-oriented marketing strategies. Rubenau will work closely with clients to support, manage and create strategic marketing and communications plans that drive results and value. “We’re happy to welcome Brittany to our account team,” said Ayse Caglar, VP of client strategy for KPS3. “She brings an array of account management...

KPS3 hires Afton Neufeld as public relations manager

KPS3 is excited to welcome Afton Neufeld to our team as public relations manager. Her responsibilities include supporting the strategic communications discipline by crafting engaging ways to tell KPS3 clients’ stories and spreading awareness of new events, programs, and information through Northern Nevada and beyond. “At KPS3, we believe in nothing but the best quality for our clients, and that starts with good storytelling,” said Ayse Caglar, KPS3 VP of client strategy. “By adding Afton to the agency, we...

Dogs, cats and Google Ad Grants

We’re writing today to brag just a little more about a client that really gets our tails wagging, Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Established as a fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, this organization invests its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat, #ThanksToMaddie. Now, doesn’t it seem like amazing organizations, like...