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By July 9, 2014

How Kinesis became one of Portland’s fastest growing companies three years in a row

Kinesis Marketing has made the Portland Business Journal’s fastest growing private 100 companies 3 years in a row. Read the interview with CEO Shawn Busse, to find out just how Kinesis pulled it off.

Designer Spotlight: Allie Harold

It is our immense pleasure to share that our own Allie Harold has been promoted to Designer! This is a tremendous accomplishment for Allie, and a tribute to her outstanding talent and hard work here at Kinesis. Please join us in congratulating her! Background & History Allie started with Kinesis as an intern in June […]

By June 25, 2014

Congratulations to Our Very Own Marcella Vail – Master of Marketing!

We couldn’t be prouder to announce an important achievement for Senior Strategist Marcella Vail. Marcella was recently awarded the Master of Marketing (previously known as the Marketer of the Year) Award for the AMA PDX (American Marketing Association, Portland Chapter) Marketing of Excellence Awards. This is truly an honor, and an absolute testament to Marcella’s […]

By May 14, 2014

How much does a bad employee cost my business?

We’ve all heard the old adage – one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. And while most of us don’t regularly deal with barrel-sized quantities of fruit, in this case we are talking about how one bad apple employee can have a tremendously poisonous effect on your company. The cost is surprising – not […]

By April 28, 2014

Meet Susie Wittbrodt, the Newest Member of the Kinesis Family!

2014 is shaping up to be the year of transformation for Kinesis. We’re feeling right at home in our new office space, we had a blast at our recent open house party, and – most importantly – we’ve continued to build our team in order to support the growing success of our extraordinary clients! Today, […]

By March 3, 2014

How to Recruit Top Talent Employees Through Social Networking

How to use social networks to recruit great employees Social networking is a vital tool for every brand and is quickly changing the face of how we do business and how we hire. In fact, sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and even Pinterest could just find the candidate you need to propel your business […]

By February 4, 2014

Strategies the Best Managers Use to Keep their Team Engaged

The best managers build great teams The best managers can’t be defined by specific personality characteristics. While some of them are calm and soft-spoken, others could be more accurately described as a extremely extroverted and wildly enthusiastic. Regardless of their personality, the very top leaders have something in common – they drive bottom-line results for […]

By January 28, 2014

Why Compelling Workplaces Matter to the Bottom Line

A weak link weakens your group When I first began learning how to play music, my middle school band teacher told our class that an orchestra is only as good as its weakest musician. If the player who is always out of sync and playing in the wrong key isn’t motivated to improve, the orchestra […]

By January 22, 2014

Karah Lockman Joins the Kinesis Family!

  2014 is off with a bang here at the Kinesis headquarters. We’ve settled in to our new office space, and – on top of getting set up for our upcoming house warming party – we’ve made progress on filling one of our empty desks! On that note, please join us in welcoming Karah Lockman […]

By November 11, 2013

Time management for the easily distracted

According to Kathy Kolbe, I’m known as a ‘Quick Start.’ The downside of being a highly-effective idea generator and creative problem solver is that I’m low on what she calls ‘Follow Through’ (people with high Follow Through love creating systems and tend to think in a linear fashion). The truth is – and I admit […]