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By December 23, 2014

How to discover your company’s core purpose

“Core purpose” – it’s been identified by the most influential business authorities of our time as one of the key ingredients for a high-performing organization. Jim Collins and Jerry Poras, authors of the innovative business classic Built to Last, embarked upon a 6-year study of truly exceptional companies that have prospered over the long term, including […]

By November 19, 2014

Kinesis selected as PBJ Small Business Innovation honoree

At Kinesis, we’re in the business of innovation. And as a forward-thinking organization, we’re in great company in Portland. Our city is chock-full of companies just like us: small- to medium-sized businesses with big dreams and pioneering ideas. The Portland Business Journal (PBJ) spearheaded the inaugural Small Business & Innovation Awards this year to celebrate […]

By October 6, 2014

Introducing the new and improved Kinesis website!

The Kinesis team is thrilled to unveil the brand new! Over the past four years, Kinesis has gone through an evolution in how we serve our clients. And like many companies, this growth surpassed the messaging and imagery on our website. So we decided to completely transform it – determined to create a new […]

By July 30, 2014

Are Your Employees Engaged With Your Company Values?

Here is your definitive guide to engaging your employees with the core values of your company by Ashley Freeman from employee engagement company INVOLVE.

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 […]