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Community Work That Does Good, Feels Good

We have our clients and our community’s back. You can imagine the number of requests we get for charitable projects. We give them all careful consideration, resulting in annual giving that routinely exceeds $100,000 in funds and in-kind services. Talk to us about your cause-related marketing. We believe in doing good work.


Fighting Hunger, One Bowl at a Time.

Empty Bowls Project is an international, artist-driven grassroots movement to help combat hunger. Ceramic artists from around the world participate each year enlisting the community to help make bowls. The handmade bowls are sold at a one-day event, the Chili Cook off. Chefs and cooks make homemade chili and the attendees vote on their favorite. The money is then given to non-profit organizations helping with food insecurities.

Greteman Group created a new logo, depicting stacking bowls symbolizing the empty bowl and the ability to collect these bowls over the years. Our video shows the variety of artistic works and how you can own one of the works of art. The website thoughtfully communicates all the various community events, who’s in charge and who profits from the initiative. 2023 celebrated the largest attendance ever, increasing benefits almost 50% and was our most organized event to date utilizing the new website to sell tickets and guide participants.


Crave Covet Collect – A One-of-a-Kind Collection of Stories

From space toys to pedal cars, miniatures to Art Deco, African Americana to fashion books – Crave Covet Collect tells the stories of Wichita’s top collectors. The book,written by Sondra Langel and photographed by Larry Schwarm, shows off the region’s collectors and their unique and inspired collections. The passionate people shared the stories of their unique collections and Wichita’s rich diversity of items and subjects jump to life within the pages. We helped layout and produce the book, created a microsite and mailers to invite collectors to be part of the project, as well as coordinated promotion and social media after the book went live for sale. Now it’s the must-have piece to finish off anyone’s collection.


Finding Purpose – and a Path

Heroes Academy director Kyle Ellison came to us with a challenge, implement a name change, brand transformation and website reinvention as bold and fresh as his vision for the organization. Real Men Real Heroes was in need of a serious update, and envisioned serving a wider more diverse population, including girls. The organization serves kids from 3rd through 8th grades in Wichita public schools, USD 259. As a 501(C)3 nonprofit, the committed staff, volunteers, mentors and supporters help students find purpose through service to others, and access to meaningful life events. That’s a tall order. But an achievable one.


Out-of-This-World New Year’s Eve

Mark Arts just issued its save-the-date for Cosmos, the sure-to-sell-out NYE celebration. Our stunning creative sets a celestial tone with its dark color scheme with pops of fuchsia and orange red. This will be a see and be-seen event, from stargazing outside to VIP-gazing inside. Mark Arts’ expansive spaces will be reimagined with virtual-reality moments and the driving energy of the ever-popular Party Crashers band. Go on a spacewalk. Gather around the Mars-landing bar. Those in the know will not let this event blast off without them.


Marking 20 Years of Stubborn Independence

The Tallgrass Film Festival has become a force over the past two decades. Creative for this milestone anniversary had to be equally bold and breakthrough. Working with the Tallgrass team, we sought inspiration from punk’s alternative fashions and music. Railing against conformity and the establishment felt perfect for a fest that bills itself Stubbornly Independent.


KPTS Name Change to PBS

KPTS’s name change puts it under the national PBS public television brand umbrella. Our “Seriously Good TV” campaign couples bold messaging and graphics that work in station IDs, on-air promos, billboards, social media and more. It says that local PBS is free, fun and for everyone. Seriously. The client praised our work in an email with a one-word subject line: Wow!


Honoring a Hero

One hundred years after Wichita native, WWI aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley was killed in combat, we helped honor his life and ultimate sacrifice. We teamed with VFW Post 112 to promote the inaugural Bleckley Day, held October 6, 2018 at Wichita’s Dole VA Medical Center. In 1918, Bleckley was attempting to find the Lost Battalion and airdrop crucial supplies. The battalion was cut off from Allied Forces in the French Argonne Forest and surrounded by German troops. Bleckley, age 23, came under heavy fire and crashed. Wounded and dying he relayed vital surveillance about the battalion’s location, leading to its rescue. We remember and pay tribute to his grit and selfless service.


Supporting Victims of Sex Trafficking

Our creative for the Center for Combating Human Trafficking urges people to Be the Bombshell. Instead of the curvaceous beauty that normally comes to mind, our icon features a lit bomb about to be amplified by a megaphone. Our Love Not Lockup creative promoted the center’s January 2018 month-long outreach activities advocating against the criminalization of individuals solicited for sex. Visuals included young women bound by chains. Love offered the key.

Wing Your Way Over to Free to Bee

Our Free to Bee microsite invites you to click, connect, explore and play. Plant virtual gardens. Learn quirky facts. (Did you know honey bees never sleep?) The site communicates bees’ vital role in pollination. Whimsical graphics and playful animation make learning fun. We encourage you to visit Botanica, the Wichita Gardens, the recipient of our 2016 holiday giving. Its 18 acres of wildflower meadows, canopied woodlands, formal gardens and water features offer sanctuary for pollinators and humans alike.


New Cookbook Celebrates Nation’s Oldest Cooking Club

We helped author and philanthropist Sondra Langel bring the delicious story of the 127-year-old Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club to vibrant life. This combination cookbook and historic telling of America’s oldest cooking club published in time for 2018 holiday giving. An ecommerce microsite, video, social channels, book signing events, TV appearances and press coverage all helped drive robust sales. The book serves as a storytelling vehicle, conveying a rich mix of generations.


An Inside View to Both Place and Artistic Process

When Sondra Langel told us about her dream project – a book that celebrates our creative community – we jumped onboard. Sondra an an advisory group made up of art professionals selected 50 artists from Wichita’s boundless pool. Larry Schwarm photographed the artists in their studios. Marc Bosworth (a fine artist featured in the book) and Sonia labored over every page. Virginia Woolf famously wrote about a room of one’s own. The space to think and create. There is something special about looking at these individuals in their workrooms. Where they paint, sculpt and photograph. Collect, construct and deconstruct. Where they invent. An overwhelmingly joyous spirit animates this book. Pick it up and let it take hold.


Test Your Love (and Knowledge) of Flight

We designed our Plane On the Brain aviation trivia game for flight enthusiasts to play again and again. For the 2013 holidays, our clients received a custom deck of aviation trivia cards that tied into the free online game. Social sharing spread the joy – and potentially some genial one-upmanship. Aviation publications seized on the game and helped spread it around the world. Our holiday giving went to the Kansas Aviation Museum, which promotes the living heritage of flight.


Fun and Fantasy Cloaks Masquerade Ball in Success

A benefit for the Wichita Grand Opera let us enter a world of make-believe. Fanciful masks. Poofy dresses. Mysterious guests. We themed the 10th-annual ball, chaired by Bill and Mary Lynn Oliver, Masquerade. Prince Orlofsky from Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (The Bat) was master of ceremonies. The booklet-style invitation also served as a catalog for silent and live auctions. Turns out upping the intrigue made this a miss-it-if-you-dare event. The ball sold out. The auction? It hit a real high note.


Helping Children Should Always Be In Style

Rainbows United turned to us to help make its seventh-annual fashion show a must-attend event. The Runway theme speaks to Wichita’s aviation heritage and to a fashion runway. WWII-era, black-and-white imagery and sultry color pallets set a dramatic tone. A woman’s face is partially visible through the overlay of a warbird powering over a runway below. Billboards and invitations refused to be ignored. Video graphics built upon the theme, making the woman – Lola – a focal character whose backstory wove throughout the night, captivating and charming 550 guests. A sold-out show generated 27 percent more than the year before, achieving an all-time record. Lola stole the show.


Encouraging Donors and Volunteers to Come & Give It

Our Come & Give It campaign packs an emotional appeal and strong call to action. Posters, scout cards and ads drive you to Our compelling animated video inspires Kansans to roll up their sleeves and make a difference. Improving the lives of their neighbors. And their communities. The campaign breaks down the three ways to give – volunteer, microgrants, exchange – and tells you just enough to drive you to the website to take action. The state hasn’t yet reached its ambitious goal to be first in the nation for volunteerism, but Volunteer Kansas won’t rest until it does. Kansas is No. 7.


Tapping ’60s Activism and Style to Benefit Our Furry Friends

We’re pet people. When the Kansas Humane Society came to us in 1996 for fundraising support, we were all in. We named the event and created the original ’60s-themed concept – Woofstock: A Celebration of Peace, Love and Pets. Now, Woofstock ranks as the organization’s largest fundraising event, attracting 17,000 attendees and generating more than $300,000 in ticket sales, walk pledges, silent auctions and corporate sponsorships. Proceeds help care for and offer a second chance to more than 15,000 of the pets abandoned in our community each year. Groovy, man.

Our matchbook-size condom package, distributed at bars, delivered a possibly lifesaving, safe-sex message right when it was needed.

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Education to Reduce Risk and Save Lives

These matchbooks read, “Cover Before Striking.” Instead, of matches, each book contains a condom and safe-sex tips. Our multi-pronged campaign reached HIV/AIDS, at-risk populations where we have the greatest chance of changing behavior. Working with Positive Directions, after the initial 2004 campaign launch, we developed targeted versions for Spanish speakers and the African-American community. With all the new medications that have become available and AIDS victims living longer, people need to know that this is still a dreadful disease that kills.


Audacious, AIDs-Benefiting Fashion, Art and Entertainment

Planet Hair owners Tod and Linda Ernst and Graham Ross founded ArtAID in 1993 and helped raise more than a million dollars for people living with HIV/AIDS. It evolved from a small runway show drawing 150 people and generating $5,000 to a Vegas-caliber spectacular with standing-room-only crowds, silent and live art auctions and six-figure revenues. Sonia and the team were there from the start, creating the ArtAID name and developing each year’s head-turning, risk-taking theme. Who could forget Return of the Killer Beehive? The show’s 20-year-run ended in 2013 when event organizers decided it was time for a change (and to take a breather). There will never be anything quite like ArtAID.