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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...

KPS3 Ranks on the 2021 Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 Inc. magazine today revealed that KPS3 is No. 4,335 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “I’m...

PRSA Celebrates the Champions of Public Relations

In May, the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recognized public relations, communications and marketing work and professionals from across the region at their annual Silver Spike Awards. The theme of the event was “Champions,” acknowledging that PR practitioners have been among the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic as they remained committed to success and survival – for themselves, for their community and for their clients. We sent our personal salute to our...

Santa Maria Valley Paid People to Visit. And It Worked.

The Visit Santa Maria Valley team, like every other destination marketing organization, was feeling the adverse effects on travel due to COVID-19. Santa Barbara County was still in the “purple tier.” This tier indicated a widespread status, meaning many non-essential indoor business operations still remained closed, and high daily averages of COVID-19 cases (per 100K) as well as a high positivity rate of COVID-19, were still in effect. In December 2020, the pandemic showed no signs of slowing. In...

Brittany Silva Promoted to VP, Client Strategy

KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, has elevated Brittany Silva to vice president of client strategy, leading marketing efforts for KPS3’s growing team and its expansion of clients regionally and nationally. Silva has more than a decade of successful marketing experience. She will collaborate and engage with clients across a multitude of industries and support the growth and success of their marketing communication efforts. In addition, she will work with the firm’s current client strategy team to...

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...

Lizbeth Alvarez earns Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Lizbeth Alvarez, public relations coordinator at KPS3, has successfully completed the Examination for the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (CPPR). Alvarez is the seventh student from the University of Nevada, Reno to earn the 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...

KPS3 receives 6 awards, Best of Show at PRSA Sierra Nevada Silver Spikes

KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, was recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Sierra Nevada Chapter with multiple honors at the 2019 Silver Spikes Awards. The Silver Spikes are awarded to the best in public relations tactics, programs and professionals in the community. KPS3 submitted entries in five categories and received six award designations. KPS3 received four Silver Spikes, the organization’s top honor, one Bronze Spike and a Best of Show for earning a...

KPS3 accepting pet supply donations

We are proud to announce that KPS3 is now a Pets of the Homeless donation site. Donation sites like KPS3 can accept sealed pet food and new and gently used pet supplies like collars, leashes, pet bowls, toys, cat litter, flea and tick treatments, and more. Donations can be taken to KPS3 at 500 Ryland St. Suite 300 in Reno. All donations will be delivered to the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission. The Pets of the Homeless donation site program is...

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...