We are A Business Communications Company

KPG Creative helps businesses like yours improve sales, increase market awareness, energize teams and celebrate success by harnessing the power of video and audio, the impact of live events, and leveraging the ubiquity of the web.  We bring ideas to life on stage and on screen to make connections between your audience and your message.

Portfolio

On Stage

BioMerieux, Silpada, Ameritas, Panasonic

Clients from medical, direct sales, insurance and technology turn to KPG Creative to fire up the teams at their events. From messaging to recognition, and entertainment to learning, we delivered.

Paycor

Time to Perform

The product development team at Paycor knew they had a game-changing new HR and payroll application. After seeing this video, their sales team knew it too.

Modern Ice

When Modern Ice had the opportunity to present their message at an annual conference, they turned to KPG Creative to develop and produce a video to tell their company story.  Modern Ice has now engaged KPG to provide a full suite of marketing services including traditional and web-based content marketing and strategy.

ConnXus

When ConnXus, a leader in the supplier diversity field, wanted to step out of the noise in the crowded supplier diversity space and transform the conversation, they turned to KPG Creative to formalize a strategy to get them heard.  KPG worked with ConnXus to develop an integrated digital marketing, online branding and social campaigning strategy that is transforming the national conversation from one of supplier diversity to supplier inclusion.

Panasonic

To showcase their ruggedized hand-held computer, the Toughbook FZ-X1, Panasonic and KPG traveled to  Arizona for a day with the parachute designers and manufacturer Airborne Systems.

Ameritas Life

To reach the Hall of Fame is a once in a lifetime event. These life story videos and emotional stage presentations showcase the best of the best, building camaraderie, pride and excitement throughout the organization.

Intelligrated

In an ultra-competitive marketplace, how you attract new customers at a tradeshow is really a science. Intelligrated worked with KPG Creative to design and produce this attention grabbing video, along with several companion pieces and interactive displays to showcase the company's products and performance.

The Gogolewski Family

 

Corrine Gogolewski suffers from seizures, and needs a service dog for everyday safety and assistance.  KPG Creative partnered with 4 Paws For Ability to create this video to help raise the money necessary for the training and procurement of a service dog.

Cintas

Presenting a polished image has always been a hallmark of the Cintas Corporation. Installing and servicing restroom fixtures is no different. In a series of training videos, employees learn the Cintas way of installing and refilling restroom fixtures and products.

Services

We offer all the business communication services you’d expect or need: staging, lighting, video production, editing, graphic design, audio production as well as online marketing, digital branding & social campaigning. But we love your idea more than we love our technology and our toys. That’s why our creative services really set us apart.  We are the stewards of your Brand story.  We work closely with our clients to develop a meaningful, vital, expertise-laden brand story and then tell their story in a compelling and generous way so as to place them  in position as a brand leader in their industry. 

Event Production Services

We’re not an AV company. We don’t just rent out equipment. We create engaging experiences to convey your message and keep your audience on the edge of their seat. From sales meetings and channel partner conferences to all-hands employee meetings, we bring your idea to life.

  • Theme Ideas
  • Speaker Coaching and Prep
  • Script Writing
  • Staging Management
  • Signage and other Graphic Design
  • Lighting, Sound and Projection Design
  • Stage / Set Design and Construction
  • Cameras / Recording
  • Video Production
  • DVD and File Duplication Services
  • Live Performance

This event at the Dallas Cowboys stadium launched the Panasonic Toughpad, and included an on-field experience with Olympic soccer star Abby Wambach.

Video Production Services

Do you have the kind of idea that a brochure or static web page doesn’t do justice? We bring great ideas to life on screen. From product launch videos to digital case studies to internal training videos, we partner with you to create compelling content that educates and motivates.

  • Producing and Directing
  • Talent Search and Selection
  • Creative Development
  • Studio Shoots
  • Script Writing
  • On-Location Shoots
  • Storyboarding
  • Editing (AVID and Final Cut Pro)
  • Animation and Motion Graphics
  • DVD and File Duplication Services
  • Illustrations and Graphic Design

This broadcast commercial for the City of Mason aired on the Tennis Channel, ESPN, and has been translated into 5 languages.

Audio Production Services

KPG Creative provides audio post production services for TV, film, radio, web & corporate non-broadcast projects.  Clients range from corporate to agency clients, independent filmmakers, freelance producers and writers. 

  • Audio Recording And Mixing
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Audio Enhancement: Forensic Audio, De-Noising 
  • Remote Recording Sessions (ISDN, Source-Connect, Phone Patch)
  • Music Search & Licensing
  • Original Music Composition
  • Talent Casting
  • Digital Spot Delivery 
4K Hollywood wide

A strong music bed for video, walk-in and speaker introductions made this launch event for Panasonic even more memorable.

Graphic Design Services

Our graphic design services help our clients demonstrate how their business is unique.  We use our knowledge, creativity and graphic design experience to create beautiful layouts, designs and illustrations that demonstrate their uniqueness and effectively communicate their brand message. Great design makes all your marketing & communication materials more attractive and more enticing to read. All our creative graphic design work is original and created specifically for each client application in the style that matches their personality, their branding and the message they intend to impart.

  • Digital & Print Design
  • Presentations & Marketing Collateral
  • Infographics
  • Illustrations

Online Marketing - Digital Branding - Social Campaigning

“Be generous with what you know…” The true power of marketing is its content.  We create fresh and informative content that gets people talking about your business, so you can better inform your current customers and give potential buyers the resources they need to see you as their trusted expert and advisor.  

  • Web Development
  • Graphics & Media
  • Content Development
  • Hosting
  • Email Set Up
  • WordPress Sites
  • SEO Visibility
  • Personal Service
  • Knowledge Transfer / Admin Training
  • Ongoing Web, Internet & Social Media support
  • Blogs, articles & panel discussions
  • Teaser videos & Landing pages
  • Downloadable white papers, FAQs & tip sheets
  • WordPress and other CMS Website platforms
  • Facebook & LinkedIn
  • Twitter & Instagram

This teaser video, and others like it, is helping ConnXus change the conversation about Supplier Diversity.

Approach

We could describe our process to you, but frankly it would sound a lot like everyone else’s approach. Here are the things that are truly different about our approach to producing events and videos:

  • We love your story more than we love our gadgets
  • We connect your message to your audience - internal or external
  • We’re low ego and we play well with others (your agency, cross-functional colleagues, etc)
  • We’re as comfortable working with your CEO as with a front-line sales rep
  • We give you a price and deliver at that price
  • We have the courage to give you an honest opinion and the humility to know when it’s time to “shut up and row”

Better Yet, Here's What Our Clients Say

Panasonic
“I wanted to take a moment to send a heartfelt "Thank You!" for your efforts in pulling together this year's national sales meeting. I received a lot of kudos after today's closing ceremony. Your vision, partnership and determination is what pulled it all together.”

— Vice President, Marketing, Panasonic

Ameritas
“I have told many others how great of a job your team did with our presentation, video, stage and all the other things you worked on and influenced. Thanks for all you do, you certainly made a difference in our conference and in people’s lives.”
 

— Executive Vice President, Ameritas

Paycor
“The client case studies you produced for us have been the backbone of the most successful campaign in Paycor’s history. The videos you created are opening hundreds of doors for our sales team and the ROI is already more than 10 to 1.”

— Former Vice President, Marketing, Paycor

Us

The Company

We started KPG Creative because we wanted to build a company focused on great storytelling and creating memorable experiences, not an infatuation with the gadgets and equipment of video production and corporate event management. That’s why our name is KPG Creative, not KPG Video or KPG-AV. Headquartered in Mason OH, we’ve brought ideas to life for Fortune 500 companies like Panasonic, Procter & Gamble and Cintas, as well as dynamic mid-sized firms like Intelligrated and Paycor. Our producers bring a wide range of corporate, television and music industry experience to the company, but we all share a passion for great storytelling that evokes emotions and drives action. Here are our stories:

The Team

Bob Kelly

President
Exec. Producer

Bob Kelly began his career in Hollywood, CA where he learned from some of television’s top producers and directors. Bob’s television credits include a wide range of shows, from the Academy Awards to Jeopardy, Soul Train and the Sid & Marty Krofft series D.C. Follies. Bob’s credits also include work for NBC in Washington, DC on Meet the Press, The McLaughlin Group and many other productions.

In 1992 Bob returned home to Cincinnati to be closer to family. After working for two of the area’s leading production companies, Bob founded KPG Creative in 2002.

Today, Bob serves as KPG’s President and Executive Producer. Bob is no “suit” and continues to produce and direct many of KPG’s live meetings and video productions, including projects for Panasonic, Ameritas, BioMerieux and the City of Mason.

Brian Griffin

Vice President

Brian Griffin is a passionate communication, marketing, business development and technology visionary. He brings with him to KPG Creative communication & marketing, sales, sales management and technology leadership with an effective and successful history in IT services and an extensive background in visual and electronic communication (Film, Video, Digital Media and Live Events). Brian‘s career crosses most major industries where he has provided strategic marketing & communication services to a substantial number and variety of clients in both the profit and non-profit sectors.

With a personal philosophy of "Do the right things and the right things happen," Brian provides leadership to a number of faith-based and community service organizations. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors as Communication ChairforFamily Promise of Butler County; the Board of Directors asCommunication Chair for Faith Alliance of Southwest Ohio; as a Marketing & Communication Consultant/Volunteer for the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and Board President, Lakota East High School Choir Boosters Organization. Brian served for a decade as Vice Chair for OKI Partners for Junior Achievement, Inc. and was Board Liaison to the Butler County JA Board of Directors. He served Lakota Local School District as a Communications, Marketing & Technology Consultant for their most recent Strategic Planning Initiative (Community Engagement); as a Communications, Marketing & Technology Consultant to the Norwood City Schools Afterschool Program; and as a Communications, Marketing & Technology Consultant for Norwood Promise, a community sponsored scholarship program for students of Norwood City Schools.

Brian attended Ohio University where he received his BFA in 1982 and an interdisciplinary Masters in Business & Journalism from the Graduate Studies Honors College in 1985. He lives in West Chester, OH with his wife Susan, son Ben and daughter Brigid.

Scott Kist

Producer
Project Manager

Scott Kist has been focused on giving audiences an unforgettable experience since he was 15 years old, when he started a mobile DJ business. Scott’s passion for shows and music took him to the College Conservatory of Music, where he earned a BFA in Electronic Media.

A guru of video production and post-production, Scott was KPG Creative’s first employee and has played a key role in building KPG Creative’s production business. Scott has married his technical expertise with the ability to really understand his clients, their products and their message. He’s done work for dozens of companies, including P&G, Ameritas, Cintas, Intelligrated and Paycor.

Casey Ryan

Production Assistant
Editor

Casey Ryan is a graduate of the David Letterman School of Broadcasting at Ball State University. He joined KPG Creative in 2012 after interning with the company during his senior year. His knowledge of the latest trends in production software, technology and file management have made him invaluable to the team.

Casey is also a talented photographer and has shot photography for several of the company’s clients in addition to his work behind a video camera or at the edit desk. Casey plays many roles - from editor to PA, to IT manager and everything in between!

Randy Campbell

Audio Engineer/Sound Designer

Randy Campbell has extensive experience mixing for radio, television and music is a perfect fit to the growing production segment of KPG’s business. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Randy is one of Cincinnati’s top commercial audio production engineers.

Prior to joining KPG Creative, Randy spent 14 years at Sonic Arts Digital Audio Services, Inc. and 10 years at Paradigm Communications Group. He has produced creative sounds for the toy industry and product lines featuring The Family Guy, The Simpsons and Silly Slammers to mention a few.

Rick Porter

National Director of Business Development

Rick Porter ​brings a lengthy history of proven sales leadership​, a ​strong business acumen and a rich background in radio and professional sports marketing​ to KPG Creative. With Rick’s impeccable senior-level sales and marketing qualifications, when he isn't directly managing new client acquisition he is assisting with Marketing Management, Relationship Management, Strategic Planning, Competitive Strategy Development, and Team Building.

Rick’s vast experience includes EVP Sales, EMI Network; Regional VP, Radio One; VP/General Manager/Dayton, Jacor Communications; VP/General Manager/Salt Lake City, Jacor Communications; and General Sales Manager 700 WLW, Jacor Communications.  Rick attended University of Cincinnati where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Marketing and Communications.

George Farnell

Web, Internet & Technology Specialist

George Farnell is KPG’s go to Web Technology Expert; a highly professional & technically focused Internet marketing expert that provides integrated online marketing solutions based on business requirements. His competencies include web development, web design, SEO & Google Analytics that supports inbound marketing principals & best practices. These principles include: blogging, social media, lead conversion and lead nurturing for direct marketing, direct-to-consumer and cross-channel businesses. 

George was Director, Research & Development for Paradigm Communication Group and Chief Operating Officer for Evolv Adaptive Technologies, sister companies in the Hoeweler Management Group, Inc. (HMGI) family of companies.  Before HMGI, he was President and CEO of Automated Business Systems, Inc., an advanced technology consulting firm specializing in the application of inter-computer communication and business decision support.  He carries a Network Expert Certification (CNX) from Hewlett Packard and is a member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Tom MIller

KPG Creative is pleased to announce that highly regarded illustrator and designer Tom Miller joined the firm as Creative Director. Tom plays an essential leadership role in KPG’s marketing, creative, communications and digital efforts for clients and is responsible for developing creative guidelines and directing production. In this role, he’ll work closely with copywriters, graphic designers, web designers, account managers, brand managers, and other marketers.

Tom graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) with a degree in illustration. While attending CCAD, he worked on museum displays for the Center for Science and Industry (COSI).  His first job after school was with Ohio magazine in Columbus, followed by two years designing t-shirts and posters. After several years at an advertising agency, Tom became creative director for PyroTechnix in Cincinnati, a division of Sierra Online.

Next he moved to California, where he worked on the “The Sims Bustin’ Out” console video game for Maxis/Electronic Arts. Returning to Cincinnati, he launched his own design firm, Atomic Art, in 2000. Clients included Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Smithsonian Institution, Natural History and Scientific American magazines, History Channel, World Nuclear Association, Maxis, the United Nations, and 26 different consumer brands at Procter & Gamble.

Born in Riverdale, North Dakota, Tom grew up in Columbus and now lives in Symmes Township with his wife, Barbara. They have four grown children (Zach, Ben, Kate, and Chris), one granddaughter (Ilyana Marie), three dogs, and two cats. Fun facts: Tom’s initials spell out his first name, and his car license plate is “ILSTR8R.”

Julie Sams

Julie Sams, Graphic Designer

KPG Creative is pleased to announce that Julie Sams joined the firm as a Graphic Designer. In her new role, Julie provides KPG clients with a wide range of design services – with a special focus on branding and corporate identity standards.

Julie’s previous design experience includes work for such clients as Pizza Hut and Ohio Container Services, as well as an internship at the women-owned digital marketing agency Project Socialize in downtown Cincinnati. 

In 2015, Julie received her bachelor of fine arts degree from The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati, where she majored in graphic design. Her outside interests include volunteering for such local nonprofit groups as Ronald McDonald House. Originally from Wellington, Julie now lives in Loveland.

Rod Willis

Rod Willis, Integrated Communication Specialist.

KPG Creative is pleased to announce that writer and editor Rod Willis joined the firm as Integrated Communication Specialist. Rod will provide KPG with strategic and editorial consulting services and develop a wide range of original internet, social media, and print content for clients, including articles, blogs, press releases, infographics, video scripts, webinars, white papers, and e-newsletters.

Rod’s background is strong in business and medical journalism (both short- and long-form), marketing communications, and employee communications for corporations and nonprofits. After graduating from the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he began his career as a journalist in New York City and New Jersey, where he served as editor of Management Review, Financier, and Campus Connection magazines and launched a series of business and financial journals and newsletters.

After joining accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick in New Jersey, Rod served as managing editor of World, the firm’s global magazine for KPMG customers, and editor of Inside Track, its U.S. associate newsletter. He moved to Cincinnati in 1997 to manage internal communications at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, where he remained for eight years before joining regional medical imaging providers ProScan Imaging as director of marketing and public relations.  Most recently, Rod was marketing communications manager for Batesville, where he wrote, edited, and managed the production of online and print marketing communications collateral for funeral professionals.

Rod lives in Montgomery, Ohio with his wife Susan. His daughters Rachel and Emily are undergraduates at The Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University. Rod has been active in local volunteer activities including Interfaith Hospitality Network, GLAD House, Give a Day, Pink Ribbon Luncheon, Habitat for Humanity, Montgomery Farmers Market, and United Way. His family were the owner-operators of the former Willis True Value Hardware stores in Anderson and North College Hill, Ohio.

Jordan Squibb

Jordan Squibb, Production Assistant/Editor

KPG Creative is pleased to announce that Jordan Squibb joined the firm as Production Assistant. In his new role, Jordan provides KPG clients with production services as a camera operator, PA, and editor.

Jordan’s previous work experience includes participating in freelance productions while in school, retail merchandising and management at Homegoods, and assisting engineers with maintenance at the regional power utility Ohio Valley Electric Corporation. “His background in the retail and energy industries gives Jordan insights into some of the daily business challenges and opportunities our clients face,” adds Kelly.

In 2014, Jordan earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in film from The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati, where he made the Dean’s List. His senior portfolio also was honored as “Best in Film Program.” Originally from Chillicothe, Jordan lives in Sharonville with his wife, Sasha.