Franchisees are busy people. So how can a franchisor help them improve their marketing when the world of media is changing rapidly? That’s one of the questions we tackled in a recent webinar. If you missed it, you can watch it here. And be sure to sign up for more insights and truths from KC. 

KC recently partnered with ONE20, a free membership and new app for professional truck drivers and suppliers. The online community includes truck-safe navigation, exclusive discounts from partners, and insights from fellow drivers on places, amenities and deals that make life on the road more convenient, enjoyable and cost effective.

It all began in February 2016 with the “Truck That” campaign, which has been extremely successful in reaching over 2.1 million truckers monthly, and it will now live permanently in the ONE20 app as a curated social media platform. The platform supports drivers and the everyday issues they face on the road, and it provides a space for them to sound off about life behind the wheel.  Truckers are encouraged to share their on-the-road moments on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram using #truckthat.

KC designed an RV wrap to supplement the ONE20 brand launch last month. The guerrilla marketing will reach drivers on the road and at shows, and introduce truckers to the new app. The loud, attention-grabbing wrap taps into the mindset of truckers and inspires drivers to join the trucker community. The RV shows the benefits of a ONE20 membership and how it appeals to their lives on the road, so drivers know they aren’t alone.

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HealthPartners came to KC with “Make Good Happen,” a brand expression developed in 2013 as the company combined with Park Nicollet. “Make Good Happen” created a unifying position for all areas of the new HealthPartners to rally behind. Two years from launch, HealthPartners and KC recognized the need to deepen not only the messaging, but the emotional connection to the audience.

The Truth about healthcare consumers is that they are highly skeptical, and believe most health organizations are the same. They want a partner they can trust, and one that offers a unique benefit.

To uncover the Truth about HealthPartners, KC led a Truth Session with key business leaders to drive the evolution of Make Good Happen. In this session, research was discussed that revealed that for over a decade HealthPartners members and patients had the best health outcomes in Minnesota. KC took this insight and brought it to the forefront, evolving the creative into a campaign that focuses on this solid point of differentiation, and breathes new life into “Make Good Happen.” KC also positioned HealthPartners as the partner we all need, highlighting their passionate, caring culture dedicated to improving health for all.

To launch the campaign KC developed a fully integrated media plan with an emphasis on digital channels. The campaign launched in August 2016 with digital display, online video, radio, television and newspaper. See the work.

We worked with Patterson Dental to create D5, a new program for dental students and recent graduates interested in private practice dentistry.

We worked with 3M to sponsor a video by comedian and prankster Jack Vale to highlight how quickly and easily visual hacking can occur.

Earlier this year KC partnered with 3M Display Materials and Systems Division to create a brand video and a cohesive content campaign to drive traffic to and increase sales of 3M™ Privacy Filters.

Through a combination of owned and third party content as well as engagement, KC created a unified look and message directed at C-Suite and IT audiences across all social media channels. Pictures and stat graphics illustrate the threat of visual hacking, and relevant hashtags such as #visualhacking and #privacymatters create organic conversations while driving the audience toward a 3M solution.

The brand video raises awareness of visual hacking in a fun, engaging way, and the social media response exceeded expectations. While the average click-through-rate (CTR) is .08%, our 15-second video had a CTR of 2.22% on Twitter. The videos garnered over a million impressions as a result of paid efforts, and the 60-second ad had an above average engagement rate of 23.29%.

See more work for 3M.

We got lucky when we acquired Plasti Dip as a client, because they came with an exciting fan base. KC wanted to reach those fans through a social media strategy that accompanies the energetic creativity surrounding the brand.

The Simple Truth

Plasti Dip is the original. It’s affordable, easy to use, and removable. The flexible, rubberized coating was developed 40 years ago to coat tool handles, but now it’s selling more than ever before, thanks to the fans we lovingly dubbed “Dipheads”. KC wanted to join in on all the fun, so we keep it casual and lively while connecting with Dipheads on social media. They’ve embraced their new name.

Dipheads Unite!

Fans have been sharing usage ideas online in recent years, so we created a space for creativity to shine, and it’s dippin’ awesome. Last fall we launched, a central site for Plasti Dip products, news, and—most importantly—the greatest rabid fan base. Every month we reach out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to find the latest red rims or green guitars to feature on the site.

Dipheads are encouraged to share their DIY (Dip It Yourself) projects online with the hashtag #DipheadsUnite, and we repost the best on Plasti Dip’s social media accounts. From dipping kitchen appliances to frosting windows and pearlizing cars, Dipheads have done it all. We share their projects to inspire other fans and remind them that Plasti Dip is the original. Accept no imitators.

We also write a monthly blog highlighting unique craft ideas, new products, and events such as the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), to further engage the online audience of auto fanatics, handymen and women, and creative crafters.


Follow Plasti Dip on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest to see what we’re dippin’.

We first started working with 3M on privacy filters for computer and laptop screens. Since that first successful relationship, our work has expanded across multiple businesses through the entire company. Read more


KC developed this new ad for 3M Defense to appear in the program for the 115th annual Army-Navy football game to reinforce their support and appreciation for all that our warfighters do for our country.

The ad serves as a reminder of 3M’s dedication to bringing together their vast resources of products, technologies, processes and materials to figure out pretty much any military or defense need. 3M is proud to develop products specific for the warfighter, too including: helmets, eye protection, hearing protection and body armor that increase the safety, comfort and capabilities of our soldiers.


Avionté, developer of unique software solutions aimed at helping staffing companies run their business more smoothly, approached KC to help them redefine their brand. What is truly unique about Avionté (and they’re not afraid to tell you) is their passion and culture. Those two things are what make them able to provide their customers with the best solutions and the best customer service in the industry.

KC set out to bring passion to the forefront of the brand, and to differentiate them from competition in look and feel. The “This is our code.” campaign (launching this fall), is bold and confident, yet humble. The campaign brings the magic of software coding to life visually and is used to house the messages that make up the “code” of Avionté. Messages such as, “</Nothing_not_included.>” showcase the passion Avionté puts into putting their customers first.

The unique campaign is sure to jump off pages and screens within the software industry, and give Avionté the recognition they deserve.