• Lead the Conversation

    Lead the Conversation

    Elevate your brand and grow your business by connecting with core customers, using thought leadership and strategic public relations campaigns.

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  • Unforgettable Brand Experiences

    Unforgettable Brand Experiences

    We’ll tell your story and engage, excite, and connect consumers.

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  • Bringing Brands to Life

    Bringing Brands to Life

    Leave a lasting impression by imprinting your brand into the hearts and minds of key target audiences.

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  • True Partnerships

    True Partnerships

    We build lasting relationships with those who share our passion, and make meaningful brand connections to drive your business forward.

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WHO WE ARE

Creative PR, Activation & Events Agency

We are a creative agency that helps clients build deeper connections with customers to move their businesses forward. Clients turn to us to drive the conversation in key markets and to increase brand loyalty through integrated campaigns. We use strategic media coverage, thought-leadership, social media programs, customer events and sponsorships to unlock a brand's potential and deliver the results that truly matter... sales.

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WHAT WE DO

Our Service Areas

Breakthrough Public Relations

Breakthrough
Public Relations

We are an award-winning public relations agency that helps brands enter new markets, launch new products, build reputations and become known as thought-leaders in their industries. We are experts in using media relations, social media, content marketing and cause-related partnerships to break through the clutter.

Public Relations

Powerful Sports Marketing & Activation

Powerful
Brand Activations

Brands turn to us to create engaging customer experiences that build lasting impressions. We combine our expertise in experiential marketing and sports marketing with public relations to ignite powerful events that not only reach a broader audience but generate influential media exposure.

Sports Marketing

High-Impact Event Management

High-impact
Events Management

Whether it’s building events from the ground up, producing made-for-TV specials or creating brand engagements, we are an event marketing pros at integrating your brand with an experience that is unforgettable – attracting new clientele, strengthening current partnerships and creating news.

Event Management

WHO WE WORK WITH

Our Partner Testimonials

“So let it be written, so let it be said, we were impressed with your team.”

Julius Mason, Sr. Director of Communications, The PGA of America

“We had 4 kitchens turn as a direct result of the tournament.  Customers loved what they saw at Valhalla and wanted the product.”

Tom Dumsdorf, The Trend Companies of Kentucky
KitchenAid Trade Customer on the marketing efforts of the tournament

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“Every interaction with our brand should look and feel like this one.”

Don Thompson, CEO, McDonald’s Corporation

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“The work you did at the Senior PGA was awesome. It was by far, the best on-course activation I have seen. I look forward to working with you in the years to come.”

Derek Sprague, Secretary, PGA of America

“The fact that KemperLesnik is diligent in its effort to deliver results and has the best PR talent in the business makes the agency the perfect partner for Whirlpool Corporation.”

Jeff Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation

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“Having a consistent team on the Aon account is one of the key drivers in KLC being able to deliver superior value and impact for our business. The core team has been in place for several years, building operational knowledge of Aon, our solutions and our market. This allows the team to bring ideas to the table others cannot, allows them to navigate the world of Aon where others cannot and overall, create a 'stickier' relationship that makes it very difficult to see us being successful without them.”

-Thaddeus Woosley | Vice President, Head of Marketing U.S. Retail

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"The KemperLesnik team is in sync with our company and I truly feel they have the same enthusiasm for our brand that our own employees do. The team goes the extra mile in providing Brunswick Billiards with a partnership that goes well beyond a typical PR firm.”

Brent T. Hutton, President, Brunswick Billiards

“The KitchenAid sponsorship activation and PR has been outstanding. I have never worked with a sponsor that has activated its Senior PGA sponsorship so well.”

-Jeff Price, Chief Commercial Officer, PGA of America

“A number of pros we talked to commented on how well branded the events were. Their wives were appreciative and impressed with the Culinary events, and how KitchenAid wove the brand into the Senior PGA event. One pro mentioned that it was the best example of a brand really committing to an event and integrating their brand DNA into the experience. Kudos for hitting it out of the ballpark on the first pitch.”

KitchenAid Trade Customer Comment in Post-Event Survey

"The KemperLesnik team is talented, responsive, detail-oriented and idea-driven. They are trusted partners we rely on to help communicate Aon’s breadth and expertise, and to make sure our share of voice is distinct and differentiated among our competitors.”

Thaddeus Woosley, Vice President
Deputy Head of Marketing U.S. Retail, Aon Risk Solutions 

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“The mother of all early-season tournaments—The Maui Invitational.”

Eamonn Brennan, ESPN.com

"KemperLesnik has proven to me time and again that  it is the perfect fit to serve as public relations and sponsorship activation agency for the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. The team has gone above and beyond to consistently deliver for us.”

Deborah O'Connor, Director Global Corporate Reputation and Community Relations, Whirlpool Corporation

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"We selected KemperLesnik to activate the Encompass Insurance title sponsorship including helping us measure the ROI of the Encompass Championship. KemperLesnik’s ability to deliver business results within the context of sports sponsorships, its expertise in golf and insurance, and its location in Chicago made it the perfect partner.”

Brian Guthrie, Director of Marketing, Encompass Insurance

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“This is the best brand activation I have seen at any sporting event in 20 years.”

Tom Roy, NBC Sports

“For public relations, there is no better agency for Wilson Golf than KemperLesnik.”

Doug Thiel, Director of Marketing, Wilson Golf

“We have had so many victories with them, and we appreciate the support and counsel they provide on a daily basis.  KemperLesnik’s social media mastery and engagement of our subject-matter experts with tier-one media have been extraordinary.”

Jim Lagattuta, CEO, Prescient Solutions

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“For over a quarter of a century, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational has lived up to its billing as the top early season tournament and the credit goes to an impressive roster of players and coaches, incredible operations, a terrific building, and the best weather on the planet…year after year.”

Jim O'Connell, Associated Press

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“KemperLesnik has brought a whole new level of communication to BPI group. The agency is extremely effective in utilizing thought leadership to drive media opportunities and social media activity. The results that KemperLesnik drives for BPI group always exceed expectation.”

Juan-Luis Goujon, President and CEO, BPI group North America

“We are very pleased with KemperLesnik’s support of Whirlpool Corporation and KitchenAid brand to promote the Senior PGA Championship sponsorship. The team’s creative approach to public relations, its diligent effort to deliver results and its unmatched knowledge of golf maximized our corporate and brand benefits. There could be no better choice for Whirlpool Corporation.”

Jeff Noel, Corporate Vice President
Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation

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“KemperLesnik provides value to our firm through their knowledge of the risk management and HR consulting industries, their relationships with key media groups, their ability to work with our marketing and communications teams, and their focus on delivering results.” 

David Prosperi, Global Vice President of Public Relations, Aon Corporation

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"Thanks to KemperLesnik, the last two McDonald’s All American events has been the best run events in its 35 year history."

Mike Slocum, Director of Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company

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"The KemperLesnik PR team did a great job managing and pitching the media for the PGA during the Senior PGA Championship. You really impressed me. Thanks very much for your hard work."

Julius Mason, Sr. Director of Communications, The PGA of America

"KitchenAid was the best brand activation I have seen at ANY sporting event in the last 20 years."

Tom Roy, NBC Sports Producer

“When we started the Big East Tournament, some fans of ours were yelling to us from behind the bench, “Maui in Manhattan”. For the championship game, they even had lei’s around their necks… They put one around Kemba’s neck after the game. The start of our season was so fantastic with what we accomplished in Maui and we bookended it with last week’s accomplishment in New York. They are two memories that will last a lifetime for me and for our players.”

Jim Calhoun, Head Coach of University of Connecticut
on their 2010/11 Season

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"The KemperLesnik team is the best in the business. The McDonald’s All American Games are in great hands. The event was flawless and you guys validated our selection of KemperLesnik to take over management of the event."

Douglas Freeland, Senior Director, McDonald’s Corporation

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"Obviously, this is the pinnacle and the crème de la crème of all preseason tournaments. This is the kingpin and any other analogy you’d like to use. And that’s why it’s so special."

Mark Few, Head Coach, Gonzaga University
EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Champion

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Julius Mason, Sr. Director of Communications, PGA of America 3
Tom Dumsdorf, The Trend Companies of Kentucky, KitchenAid Trade Customer, on the marketing efforts of the tournament
Don Thompson, CEO, McDonald’s Corporation
Derek Sprague, Secretary, PGA of America
Jeff Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation
Thaddeus Woosley | Vice President, Head of Marketing U.S. Retail
Brent T. Hutton, President, Brunswick Billiards
Jeff Price, Chief Commercial Officer, PGA of America
KitchenAid Trade Customer Comment in Post-Event Survey
Thaddeus Woosley, Vice President, Deputy Head of Marketing U.S. Retail, Aon Risk Solutions
Eamonn Brennan, ESPN.com
Deborah O'Connor, Director, Global Corporate Reputation and  Community Relations, Whirlpool Corporation
Brian Guthrie, Director of Marketing, Encompass Insurance
Tom Roy, NBC Sports
Doug Thiel, Director of Marketing, Wilson Golf
Jim Lagattuta, CEO, Prescient Solutions
Jim O'Connell, Associated Press
Juan-Luis Goujon, President and CEO, BPI group North America
Jeff Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation
David Prosperi, Global Vice President of Public Relations, Aon Corporation
Mike Slocum, Director of Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
Julius Mason, Sr. Director of Communications, The PGA of America
Tom Roy, NBC Sports Producer
Jim Calhoun, Head Coach of University of Connecticut on their 2010/11 Season
Douglas Freeland, Senior Director, McDonald’s Corporation
Mark Few, Head Coach, Gonzaga University