2019 Ad Hops Highlights

Posted on Jan. 1, 2020  /  

Thank you to our amazing 2019 Ad 2 Ad Hops host agencies!

Walz Tetrick - January 2019

You’ve seen the brilliant billboards for the Kansas City Royals, and now it’s time to meet the tenacious, mixed-media agency behind them! Our January Ad 2 Ad Hops event will be hosted by Walz Tetrick Advertising at their new headquarters. From deft branding strategies to one-of-a-kind campaigns, the team members at Walz Tetrick are marketing evolutionaries.

Join us on Wednesday, January 30th, at 5:30 p.m. to crack open a beer, chat with like-minded young professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, and learn from the full-service agency that aims to #IgniteAnEvolution.

19 Below - February 2019

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to concept, shoot, produce and edit the commercials you see on TV or YouTube? What about the long-form videos that stop your scroll on Facebook or Instagram? Here’s your chance to get a glimpse behind the curtain. 19 Below is an award-winning creative editorial and post-production shop located in Kansas City. From script to screen, they consider themselves a boutique both in service and style. They’ve worked with McDonald’s, Eggo, Wendy’s and more. View their video work here.

Join us on Wednesday, February 27th at 5:30 p.m. for a glimpse into their space, meet their team and their office puppies.

Native Digital - March 2019

You know all of that hype around the Crossroads Hotel? Well, Native Digital was an integral part of the brand concept and creative execution of the new hotel. With clients like Duvel, Politico and San Jose — Native Digital is an agency that you don’t want to miss out on.

Join us on Wednesday, March 27th at 5:30 p.m. to meet the Native Digital team, learn more about their work and network with other advertising professionals.

Callahan - April 2019

Two truths and a lie, Lawrence, Kansas version.

  1. Did you know Lawrence, Kansas is only 40 miles from Kansas City’s downtown center?
  2. Did you know the city of Lawrence was built on swamp land, and actually disappeared into the mud for 15 years in the 1800s?
  3. Did you know there’s a small, but MIGHTY ad agency there? One that works with Cicis Pizza, Sprint, Lee Jeans and Toyota?

Well, the last one’s definitely true, and we’re called Callahan.

Join us in Lawrence for Ad Hops at Callahan on April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hear Callahan’s exec team talk about the agency’s unique approach to creative strategy and our recent agency rebranding effort.

Barkley - May 2019

You know that building in Crossroads with a rocket on it? Yeah, that's us. We look totally retro on the outside, but inside, we're an independently-owned, creative powerhouse with the award-winning ideas to prove it.

Our philosophy is this: We believe we can change the world with the right ideas. In fact, it’s at the heart of our agency manifesto.

Our daily goal: Add something good to the world.

Join us, along with Ad 2 & AAF-KC, for an evening filled with inspiration, networking, & an EPIC popcorn bar. The fun starts Wednesday, May 29th at 5:30 p.m. and you can register right here! See ya soon!

REACTOR - June 2019

Are you familiar with Party Arty? How about Muse at the Museum? This month’s Ad Hops is hosted by REACTOR, the creative partner of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts for their notable events. REACTOR specializes in high-impact, tactile print design and has grown into a full-service creative studio with a team that can tackle any project, big or small—CMYK or RGB.

Join us on Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about this small but mighty creative shop in the Crossroads.

CoCreate KC - July 2019

Does working with others keep you focused? Do you love to bounce ideas off your deskmates? Welcome to CoCreate KC, Kansas City’s community-first coworking space and the host for this month’s Ad Hops. The CoCreate KC office encourages creative collaboration and mutual support between freelancers of every discipline. In true Kansas City spirit, this is where the independent meet to work together.

Join us for drinks, good conversations and a look at the space on Wednesday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Cosmo Street - August 2019

Cosmo Street will host this month’s Ad Hops. Cosmo Street specializes in creative editorial, with full post production capabilities including VFX, color grading, and graphics. They recently expanded by launching Hi-Five Audio a full service studio including music searches and licensing along with sound design from multiple effects libraries. This woman-owned and operated editorial house is known for crowd-pleasing commercials and killer ping-pong game.

Enjoy food, drinks, and explore the space on August 28.

Propaganda3 - September 2019

Discover. Design. Develop. Deploy. Join us in learning more about Propaganda3 - our host for the September Ad Hops! Propaganda3 specializes in informing and entertaining audiences through industry-leading and award-winning websites, mobile apps, games, digital experiences, and more. As a digital marketing consultant, Propaganda3 advises clients with digital concepts beyond the average web development shop. On September 25 at 5:30 p.m. let’s connect, enjoy cold drinks, meet new friends, and explore their innovative space.

DEG - October 2019

You think it, you make it. These are the words DEG, Linked by Isobar lives by.

DEG is digital through and through. After all, digital iss in its name and DNA. Digital isn’t just a department grafted onto a traditional agency. DEG invented its own model, building its business using the creative application of technology. As a full-service digital agency, DEG can craft data-driven marketing, commerce, and collaboration solutions that are purpose-built to meet the audience in the moments of greatest impact.

Join us at DEG for drinks and friends on October 23, 2019.

VMLY&R - November 2019

Wendy’s, New Balance, even the U.S. Navy -- these are just a few of the highly recognizable VMYL&R client base. Spanning across six continents and headquartered right here in Kansas City, VMLY&R is united by the power of human connection. They are a full-service customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology and culture to connect brands that impact the world. Check out their space this month for the last Ad Hops of 2019!

This year, VMLY&R is celebrating the holiday season with a food drive supporting City Union Mission. Please bring non-perishable items to support those in need in the community.

Join us for drinks, good conversations and a look at the space on November 20, 2019.

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