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20 Ways Better Creative Makes You a Better Brand

  At ColinKurtis, we love great creative—and great strategy. To us, they are like bread and butter, we can’t talk about one without the other. We even lined one of our walls with, “Great strategy makes sense, great creative gets noticed, both get results.” That’s why we thought we’d share our “20 Ways Better Creative [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:30+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grow Your Business at NRA Show 2016 Chicago

This year's NRA Show is four days full of foodamentals, meeting and greeting, seeing what's new, tasting and testing. You’ll take every advantage of the opportunities to grow—trying out new equipment, learning about the latest trends, and collaborating with other pros. After all, you need to know a lot of things to run a successful business. [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:31+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Sure, you’ve wondered—and maybe you were afraid to ask. Do we need an agency? What could they do to help? What is it that they do, exactly? If you have ever wondered how an agency partner might truly help, we’ve got your answers. 20 Reasons to Have a Partner Agency (feel free to print this [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:32+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

INspiration-to-go at the MFS Expo

  29 million Americans have posted pics of their food and drinks on social media while dining out* 5 million consumers check into hotels every day** With numbers like these, it’s easy to see that current foodservice opportunities are endless. This year’s Midwest Foodservice Expo, three-days long and filled with hundreds of exhibits, provides the [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:33+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


20 years. 2 decades. 10,512,000 minutes. No matter how you look at it, 20 years is a long time, but 20 years in business—especially in today’s shifting marketplace—is quite a feat. So, forgive us for being a bit giddy about our 20-year anniversary; we know it’s a special occasion! Our story (the short version) Back [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:33+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Thank you for the most successful year in ColinKurtis Advertising history. We had gangbuster growth in 2015, thanks to our amazing clients and the increased roles and responsibilities they have given us. As a matter of fact, we’ve grown so much that we were beginning to burst at the seams! Therefore, we’re excited to announce [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Win Over Your Sales Team and Customers…At the Same Time

You know the feeling; you proudly present the new sales collateral to your sales team, only to have it met with eye rolls, shrugs, and maybe even a snicker. You’ve worked so hard on it; what could be wrong? Chances are, the collateral you’d been toiling over wasn’t what your team really needs to communicate [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:34+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Make the Private Label Bestseller List

When private label manufacturers don’t make the most of their marketing efforts, they sell themselves short—and can end up on a waitlist instead of a purchase order. How can they optimize their business? Today, we chatted with ColinKurtis founder and president, Colin Kampmier, who shared how private label marketing can maximize sales. Colin says private [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:34+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winning the Private Label Popularity Contest

There are many reasons to celebrate at this year’s PLMA show, Store Brands and Beyond. After all, in 2014— private label’s market share reached almost 25% of U.S. unit sale and has expanded faster than national brands total private label sales were a record $115.3 billion in supermarkets, nearly 1 in 4 products sold and $1 [...]

By | 2015-10-28T18:56:05+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s Your Story?

“Make the customer the hero of your story.” – Ann Handley At ColinKurtis, we’re lucky to have some of the best talent in the industry. Today, we chatted with our own PR guru, Director of Media Relations Carrie Livingston, who generously shared her top five best PR practices—we like to call them mantras: 1. Plan Ahead! [...]

By | 2017-08-03T08:23:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments