Best of 2018 : Year of the Dog

By Lyn Wineman, President : Chief Strategist

No bones about it. This past year has been KidGlov’s biggest, best and most exciting ever! From Nebraska to Colorado, we’ve been kicking up brands and creating names.

Thanks to the top dog brands we partner with and our brilliant people, here are eight great things we have to celebrate from 2018.

1. Best Places to Work

A couple years ahead of our goal, KidGlov Lincoln was chosen as The Best Place to Work in the small business category. Results indicated 100% of our team members are highly engaged. One of our KidGlovers said, “KidGlov cares about its employees, not as employees but as family. The benefits, flexibility and infectious atmosphere are just a few things that make me look forward to coming to work.”

2. Growth of Colorado

KidGlov Colorado launched August 2017. In 2018, we worked with Colorado Thought Leaders Forum, Downtown Loveland Partnership, Greeley Center for Independence, Uncommon Solutions, Brillity Digital, Palermo Power, Meals on Wheels, Great Plains Health Regional Medical Center and Anytime Fitness of New Mexico just to name a few.  Kelley Peterson and Johnny Hyde were on the road presenting to AMA Denver, AMA of Northern Colorado, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Science Made Fun and our own Nonprofit Marketing Workshop.

3. Growth of Omaha

KidGlov Omaha was established in 2017 and moved to Downtown Papillion in 2018. We were pleased to grow our relationships with Immanuel Communities, Regency Shopping Center, Dreamweaver Foundation and PromiseShip while starting new relationships with Papillion Community Foundation, College of Saint Mary and Boys Town. Kelley Peterson and Lisa Bowen have been very busy doing a series of presentations for Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce and our own Nonprofit Marketing Workshop.

4. Award Winning Work

Our work for a variety of clients was recognized by Nebraska Addys, Omaha AMA Pinnacles and Lincoln AMA Prisms.  Plus, as the 2017 Omaha Pinnacle Best in Show Winner we were asked to head up the branding of the 2018 awards show.

5. People Recognized

Our most valuable resource is our team. Jen Landis was awarded an Inspire Women in Leadership award for Entrepreneurship and accepted into the NMotion Academy for her work on PinCurl Girls. I (Lyn Wineman) was also humbled to be named the Lincoln AAF Silver Medal winner for Lifetime Achievement – which was an awesome excuse to buy an amazing pair of shoes covered in buttons.

6. People Promoted

While we’re on the subject of our team let me mention the following promotions in Chronological Order:

  • Athena Butler, Production Artist
  • Kelley Peterson, Vice President : Nonprofit Creative Director
  • Jen Landis, Vice President : Executive Creative Director
  • Katherine Warren, Vice President : Operations
  • Marie Ostarello, Creative Director, Colorado (Technically Marie accepted our offer on the last day of 2018 and started in January. We LOVE having her on board.

7. Brands Advanced

While we are always advancing brands, these brands underwent a major shift with a new name, logo and/or tagline: PromiseShip (The new Nebraska Families Collaborative), HopeSpoke (The new Child Guidance Center), St. Monica’s, National Association of Case Management, Baylor Evnen, Mapes Industries, Uncommon Solutions, Palermo Power and Brillity Digital.

8. New Relationships

Last but not least we celebrate our new relationships. There’s nothing we like better than advancing brands and we couldn’t do it without them. In addition to the brands above, we also started working with Downtown Lincoln Association, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Food Bank of Lincoln, College of Psychological and Neurological Pharmacists, Houses of Hope, Lincoln Electric System, Seifert Leadership Development, Nebraska Press Association and CAFCON.

Momentum continues into 2019. We’re out of the gates strong with new brands, new websites and new people. We can’t wait to see what this year (Year of the Pig) brings.