KPG Creative helps businesses like yours improve sales, increase market awareness and energize sales teams by harnessing the power of video and the impact of live events. We bring ideas to life on stage and on screen to create compelling experiences your audience will remember.
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.
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.
There's a lot to absorb on your first day at a media giant like Scripps. This orientation video set the stage by sharing the history, the mission and the values of the company.
Leadership at BioMerieux wanted to tell their employees the story of the company from a position of reinforcing company mission and values. It worked!
To showcase their ruggedized hand-held computer, the Toughbook U1, Panasonic and KPG traveled to Tucson AZ for a day with the Tucson Police department.
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.
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.
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.
We offer all the technical event and video production services you’d expect: staging, sound, lighting, videography, editing and more. But we love your idea more than we love our technology and our toys. That’s why our creative services—producing, directing, scriptwriting, storyboarding, talent selection, graphic design and speaker coaching—really set us apart.
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.
This broadcast commercial for the City of Mason aired on the Tennis Channel, ESPN, and has been translated into 5 languages.
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.
This event at the Dallas Cowboys stadium launched the Panasonic Toughpad, and included an on-field experience with Olympic soccer star Abby Wambach.
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.
A strong music bed for video, walk-in and speaker introductions made this launch event for Panasonic even more memorable.
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:
“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
“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
“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
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:
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 is a passionate communication, marketing, business development and technology visionary with extensive experience in the financial, government, medical and technology sectors. 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).
Prior to joining KPG Creative, Brian served a number of clients in the profit and not-for-profit sectors providing strategic marketing & communication services for small and emerging businesses. His primary area of expertise is helping clients develop, implement and manage strategies and supporting systems that enhance services; solidify brand identity; broaden awareness of their overall products, services, programs and priorities; and increase visibility across key audiences.
Brian attended Ohio University where he received his BFA in 1982 and an interdisciplinary Master 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 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 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!
Director of Production Services
Danyelle Taylor keeps everything running smoothly for KPG’s clients. Danyelle is directly involved in the planning, development and management of every client projects.
Danyelle joined KPG Creative after eight years at Sonic Arts Digital Audio Services, Inc. and two years at Northlich. Her knowledge and experience in the production industry throughout Cincinnati is extensive. She lives by the mantra – whatever it takes to get the job done right. With more than a decade of serving clients, Danyelle knows just what to do to get the job done whether she is communicating with clients or assisting talent.
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.
Audio Engineer/Sound Designer
Austin Gorrigan is involved with the growing production business at KPG, putting his creative mark on all aspects of audio production. Gorrigan joined KPG Creative after 15 years at Sonic Arts Digital Audio Services, Inc. He is well known both locally and nationally for his work in the industry.
He specializes in sound design for television, advertisements, film, documentaries and worldwide museum installations. Significant past projects include work for Cincinnati’s Freedom Center and documentaries about aging in the arts and Cincinnati’s own Music Hall.
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.
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).
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, 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 Middletown.
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, 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.