An agency dedicated to healthcare
For 22 years, KPS3 has handled difficult healthcare issues for clients across the country. Our team is an experienced, well-researched group of strategic marketing professionals with a strong track record of digital innovation. We have produced positive results for our clients in all of the following areas:
- Marketing and public education for complex and controversial subjects
- Crisis communications support for difficult, brand-challenging topics that involve people’s safety and health
- Launching healthcare brands in highly competitive and cynical environments
- Marketing products to uninsured, underinsured and underserved consumers
- Developing digital products that deliver care and services to consumers and organizations
- Conducting and analyzing healthcare research
- Protecting and defending private emergency medical service (EMS) provider brands against public entities and competition
Our founder, Stephanie Kruse, brings decades of healthcare marketing and communications management experience from many well-respected healthcare organizations. When she founded KPS3 in 1991, she brought with her several healthcare clients, and the roster of customers in this sector continues to grow. She is a retired RN with a journalism degree, plus a master’s degree in marketing and organizational strategy. She leads a team that is uniquely suited for healthcare marketing and communications challenges and opportunities.
How “I Never Thought…” Connected the Story Behind Opioid Use in Nevada
Across the United States, 130 people will die each day of an opioid overdose (CDC, 2018). Opioids make your brain and body believe the drug is necessary for survival which leads those who use them quickly down the path of addiction. Over the past 20 years, the number of opioid prescriptions, and overdose deaths, have quadrupled (CDC, 2017). Whether you’ve personally been affected or know someone that has, the opioid crisis is nothing short of a national crisis. In...
Our Greatest Hits
Our Greatest Hits We’ve put together a little somethin’ that highlights some of our favorite memories over the last year (give or take). It’s been a wild ride, lots of ups and downs, and a lot more Zoom calls than we would have ever expected (who had ‘pandemic’ on their bingo card?). Through it all, we’ve had a pretty prolific year of banging out the hits. We’re lucky to get to work with some of the best clients and...
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...
How brands (and our clients) are strategically navigating through COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to spread, millions of people are striving to #StayHome to flatten the curve. Throughout this pandemic, the MarComm world has faced an interesting set of circumstances. Communications pros in particular are hustling to stay on top of evolving guidance from trusted organizations, all while providing clients with recommendations to best serve their businesses, stakeholders, customers and audiences. For some of us, it seems as if we’ve been working from home (WFH) for months on end, but...
From D&D to PPE: 3D Printing Face Masks for Reno Hospitals
From D&D to PPE: 3D Printed Face Masks for Reno Hospitals Andy Muth, a web developer here at KPS3, and his wife, Katie, own and operate GriffonCo, a 3D printing company specializing in tabletop gaming. GriffonCo was created from a love for Dungeons and Dragons, but now Andy and Katie are spreading love to the community by printing face shields for local hospitals to use while treating COVID-19 patients. As the novel coronavirus spreads, hospitals are using more personal...
Supporting Breastfeeding in Nevada – Here, There, Everywhere
We have grown by four feet! This year, we have been lucky enough to welcome two adorable babies to the extended KPS3 family. In January, Alex welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Lihie and in February, Katie welcomed handsome little Wells. From long nights and endless diapers to the first smiles and giggles, there are so many amazing adventures ahead for these two families. And when these new mothers come back to work, we are ready to fully support...