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MB Piland Advertising + Marketing was chosen to be the 2017 recipient of the Women Empowerment Leadership Award. 

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Martha Bartlett Piland cuMartha Bartlett Piland was inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame March 2. The honor recognizes those who have exhibited unparalleled leadership qualities, had proven business success and played an instrumental role in shaping the vision for a stronger community.

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Addy awards 2017 MB PilandWe're thrilled to share our news about creative honors at the 2017 ADDY Awards for client work as well as some self promotion. The competition was fierce, with terrific creative all around.

Three cheers to everyone who entered.

 

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Kristen Kogl MB Piland thumbnailWe've, expanded our strategic team with the addition of an award-winning local entrepreneur, Kristen Kogl, as Account Coordinator.

Welcome, Kristen!

 

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dashboardFasten your seatbelt for a job shadowing day like no other. We're looking for 6 smart, super groovy students to join us on March 21, 2017, for a hands-on, fast-paced, day-in-the-life experience.

Consider it your pre-graduation real world test drive.

 

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Credit Donkey thumbnailCredit Donkey has named our blog one of the "Best Small Business Marketing Blogs for 2016: Top Experts to Follow."

We're thrilled!

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See the Good logoIt can be easy to lose sight of the good happening in the world. So MB Piland created "See the Good," a photo exhibit to shine a little light. Comprised of hundreds of submissions from clients and friends, it captures moments of good found all around us.

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summer internshipUniversity of Kansas student Moriyah Ramberg has been selected for the 2016 MB Piland summer marketing internship. MB Piland designed the program to provide hands-on experience for young people preparing for a career in business and marketing.

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Martha Bartlett Piland named one of 785 Women Who RockSeveneightfive Magzine has named Martha Bartlett Piland one of its 2016 Women Who Rock.

"I'm thrilled to be included on this list... and in ithe company of such an impressive circle of other women," said Martha.

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MB Piland 2015 addy awardsWe're proud to show off our awards from the American Advertising Federation of Topeka's 2016 honors.

The ADDY Awards is the world's largest advertising competition with over 5,000,000 entries annually.

 

 

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Gotta wear shadesForget working on your tan—work on your future instead. We're looking for 6 smart, super groovy students to join in our Shadow Day on March 15, 2016. 

The experience will look great on you!

 

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MB Piland Creative Brand Book Cover ThumbnailMartha Bartlett Piland has written Culturing Creative, a guidebook for fostering the curiosity and creativity that solve everyday problems.

Creativity solves problems, engineers spaceships and builds brands. It makes everything go.

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WOSB logo for MB Piland 3MB Piland has earned national certification as a Women Owned Small Business, recognized by the United States Small Business Administration.

 

 

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MB Piland WBENC certificationMB Piland has earned certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

"We're thrilled to have achieved this certification," said Martha Bartlett Piland, president and CEO.

 

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groundhog cropped'Bods, Cats, Shockers, Jayhawkers...come be a Groundhog for a day. We're looking for 6 smart, super groovy students to join in our January 14, 2015 Shadow Day. (Call it pre-Groundhog Day?)

 

 

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TKMagazineCoverMartha Bartlett Piland writes about internal branding in the Summer Issue of TK Magazine.

"Businesses who align their external branding with their internal culture will always be far stronger than those who don't," she says.

 

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Kansas SealMB Piland has been selected as an approved contractor for advertising and media for state agencies. We're on call for marketing strategy, ad campaigns, internal communications, branding, social media and more.

 

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Heart of Entrepreneur MB PilandClimbing a mountain with two dull steak knives?

In its regular Heart of the Entrepreneur series, the Fall issue of TK Magazine features an interview with Martha Bartlett Piland.

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IABCworldconferenceWe'll share things everyone should know about Internal Branding at IABC's 2013 world conference. Alex Reilly will co-present with our client Amy Manske from Myers and Stauffer. Serve Your Kool-Aid and Drink it Too is a case study on implementing a rebrand from the inside out.

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Career_Pathways_thumbnailMartha Bartlett Piland has joined the Career Pathways Collaborative, a committee working on national curriculum and testing standards for marketing students. We think this is workforce development at its best!

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Screen Shot 2013-04-18 at 2.19.55 PMMB Piland celebrated 15 years in business on April 1, 2013.  We filled a basket with Billy Vanilly cupcakes and lots of fun, pink party games, then took the festivities on the road to our friends and clients.

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MBPiland BronzeQuill2013Alex Reilly won a Bronze Quill from the Topeka Chapter of International Association of Business Communicators at their awards ceremony this week. Her work on the "Future Topeka" brochure was honored by judges for effective creative writing.

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mbpiland mural thumbnailWe just updated our conference room with a massive mural to make it even more inviting for big, smart thinking. After all, a groovy office space is an important ingredient in our internal brand recipe.

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mbpiland medals from 2013 ADDY awardsMB Piland won six medals for creative excellence at the 2013 ADDY Awards. The competition was strong, with lots of talented winners all around. We took home a gold and five silver medals! Read more for details and snaps of the award-winning work.

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Martha Bartlett Piland on "Talk About Topeka" television show.

Martha Bartlett Piland was the guest on a recent segment of Talk About Topeka. Chris Schultz, the always charming host, chatted with Martha about her community involvement, holistic business consulting and the back story on MB Piland.

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Alex Reilly, Vice President + Agency Principal at MB Piland wins Communicator of the Year from IABC

The local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has awarded its annual Communicator of the Year distinction to Alex Reilly.

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Shawneed Heights High School ThunderbirdsAlex Reilly has been recruited to join the Shawnee Heights High School Visual Arts Pathway Advisory Committee. Faculty at SHHS have reached out to leading industry professionals to join this committee.

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Kansas Department of Commerce LogoMB Piland has earned renewed certification as a Women Business Enterprise from the State of Kansas. The WBE designation is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation.

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MB Piland won six medals, including two Gold and four Silver ADDYs at the American Advertising Federation Topeka’s 2012 ADDY awards Saturday, February 18. Topeka’s best and brightest creative minds were dressed to impress and celebrate their finest work from 2011. MB Piland honors for outstanding work included:

  • Allen Community College “That WAS Your Student Debt” radio spot
  • Boutique ten47 “hip & hot” billboard
  • The Golden City Forum “Kansas 150th Birthday” newspaper ad
  • GO Topeka Economic Partnership “Green, Greener, Greenest” trade publication ad
  • GO Topeka Economic Partnership “Central Commerce”  brochure series
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etoileMB Piland's digital advertising for Topeka/Shawnee County just caught the eye of an influential economic development blogger in the UK. I guess we hooked him too, because he clicked on through to the new GO Topeka website and had some great things to say about the We Can Do That attitude we convey to visitors.

Martin Roche writes in his blog etoile, "As we all know, there is not a lot of good economic news around the world at present, so it makes the heart beat a little faster to come across an organization like Go Topeka. It transmits those vital qualities of enthusiasm, infectious energy and professionalism. Enthusiasm, energy and professionalism are three of the essential elements needed to take the world back to confidence and growth."

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It was another excellent and fun ADDY awards ceremony in Topeka Saturday night! We were awarded 14 medals and the Best of Show Interactive Media at American Advertising Federation Topeka’s ADDY Awards Saturday, February 5. MB Piland won awards for outstanding work for:

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    Allen Community College
  • GO Topeka
  • Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
  • GTRUST
  • Healthy to Go
  • High Octane Energy
  • Wolf Construction

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Strategy + Creative = Results

MB Piland Fat Free Advertising & Marketing won Bronze Quill honors at the International Association of Business Communicators Topeka annual awards for its work on Learning Quest and SquareOne Credit Suite.

The competition about more than pretty images and clever words. Entries are evaluated on a number of criteria including creativity, effectiveness and work plan. They were reviewed by IABC member judges in Iowa, Florida and Texas.

“We are proud of this recognition for our client work,” said Alex Reilly, Vice President and Agency Principal. “We’re known for our outstanding creative work, but we also have a depth of strategy behind everything we do. It’s gratifying to win awards that consider results an important part of the picture.”

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Martha Bartlett Piland was honored March 23 as ABWA Career Chapter 2010 Woman of Outstanding Achievement. A luncheon in her honor raises scholarship funds for women pursuing a degree at Washburn University.

"It's exciting to receive this award and to know that the honor has a lasting effect—creating opportunity for women through education," says Piland. "Who knows how lives will be touched by these scholarships? We're helping fulfill important dreams for the future."

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MB Piland Award Winners 2010 ADDY AwardsMB Piland Wins 12 ADDY Awards

The ADDYs are always a great night: lots of impressive work is on display from the many talented people in this region. This year's entries included entries from Topeka, Lawrence and Manhattan. MB Piland took home 12 awards for our work done for Boy Scouts/Jayhawk Council, Cretex Concrete, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce/GO Topeka, Learning Quest, Suntell, To Go Brands and Washburn Endowment Association. Thanks to our clients for allowing us to do award-winning, results-oriented work.

Oh, and we got an award for our own website, too!

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CMC Interviews us on Smart Marketing Campaign

Marketing Blogger Rebecca Kellogg posted an interview with us about a nontraditional tactic we used to help our client Kansas Action for Children get a lot of mileage for an important message. We created a book called Helping Hands that featured Kansas children's poems and essays about helping others...

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CMC Interviews us on Smart Marketing Campaign

Marketing Blogger Rebecca Kellogg posted an interview with us about a nontraditional tactic we used to help our client Kansas Action for Children get a lot of mileage for an important message. We created a book called Helping Hands that featured Kansas children's poems and essays about helping others...

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MB Piland wins Chamber "Best Of" Award
MB Piland Wins Chamber "Best Of" Award

MB Piland received the Best of Atrium award for our "non-tradeshow display" display at the 2009 Business Expo on October 27. We created a groovy lounge theme—complete with clubby music and pink-tinis.

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