our work

Here’s where we stop telling you what we’re all about and start showing you what we can do. With such a wide array of projects and clients, what you see here is only a taste of what we do. Just as our clients’ needs change, so will this area of our site. Be sure to check back frequently to see what we’ve been up to. Or better yet, stop in and see what we can do for you. We look forward to featuring your business here soon!

View our client testimonials

Rockford Police Department

The Rockford Police Department hired KMK to develop a brochure in a short timeframe that described the department’s community policing initiatives and communicated annual statistics both in text and graphics. The brochure was distributed to policy makers in Washington, D.C. who were impressed and hadn’t seen anything like it from a law enforcement organization.

Exelon

Every year, the Exelon Nuclear Power Plant in Byron launches its employee safety campaign. KMK is hired annually to produce its internal signage to reinforce the message.

Rockford Chamber

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce has hired KMK for various special event invitations and programs including collateral for the annual meeting, women’s business expo, regional business expo and manufacturers’ dinner.

Focus Financial

Focus Financial’s collateral materials were several years old, outdated in content and in look. The financial advisors hired KMK Media Group to redesign their leave-behind brochure. KMK used a unique shape, helped formulate the message and create the brochure to look and feel like the organization it represents.

Rockford Public Schools

With no graphic design professionals on staff, RPS 205 hired KMK to effectively design and visually communicate RPS programs including the gifted program, preschool programs, kindergarten registration and transportation specifics. The marketing pieces resulted in increased participation among all programs promoted.

RPS 205 Bond Referendum

KMK assisted the Rockford Public Schools with an informational campaign to help residents understand the issues and impact of a record $139 million bond referendum on the November, 2012 ballot. It passed with a 64% majority. KMK created an informational booklet, flyer and section on the district's website featuring financial information, FAQ's, and an interactive map showing proposed school improvements.

Riverside Community Bank

KMK has worked with Riverside for several years. At the start, bank employees wanted to increase awareness of their business banking expertise. KMK created a print, electronic and outdoor campaign. After one year, the bank had increased its business banking by more than 30 percent.

The annual campaign has changed creative over the years and continues to do well for the financial institution. KMK has implemented additional retail campaigns that have shown significant upticks in business.

Physicians Immediate Care

Prior to being put up for sale, Physicians Immediate Care under the direction of VP Joanne Beyer, hired KMK to handle marketing for all 13 of its clinics in the Rockford region, Chicago, Chicago suburbs and Oklahoma. KMK created print, outdoor and direct mail campaigns, began the company’s social media marketing and researched, placed and managed hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising for all clinics with media outlets nationwide.

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The RACVB needed a creative, new approach to promoting our region’s spectacular golf courses to golf enthusiasts within driving distance of Rockford. This ad appeared in a tourism magazine, Golf Time, distributed in the Chicago area, and it complimented other billboard and promotional work KMK did for the RACVB.

Rockford Police Department

The Rockford Police Department hired KMK to help implement their first-ever outsourced recruitment campaign with a goal of recruiting more minority candidates. KMK helped plan the media buys and created TV, print, outdoor and radio advertising, as well as trade show and collateral materials. The department declared the campaign a success!

Young at Heart Festival

KMK began handling the Young at Heart Festival’s advertising in 2007 and has grown the festival’s attendance and profitability year over year by as much as 20 percent. KMK designs and produces the festival’s posters, flyers, radio, TV and print ads plus created and manages the festival’s social media presence. The festival’s Facebook page currently sits at close to 1,000 fans and has drawn national media attention.

Winnebago County

KMK worked hand in hand for several months with every department of Winnebago County to analyze what was most needed in the new website develop and organizational structure for the information and write content. We designed the county’s first site in 2006 and were honored to be selected to develop it again. Visitors will find a new layout, more organized look, interchangeable colored tabs for specific departments, a county directory, an area on transparency, news, calendar and two navigational structures to access the same information.

McHenry County Sheriff's Office

KMK was hired by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to redevelop its website with updated information on the county’s departments, including SWAT, canine and Internet crimes, information about the county jail and visiting inmates, traffic crash reports, the ability to request a speed watch area, and a list of deadbeat parents and most wanted criminals.

"I'm sure glad we used you and your team."

Andrew Zinke
Undersheriff
McHenry County Sheriff's Office

High Maintenance Salons

KMK Media Group, Inc. recently completed development of a new website for High Maintenance Salon. The new site has an easy to use style and a cleaner, more professional look to it. It includes a listing of all their services and spa packages.

Anderson Environmental & Engineering

KMK Media Group completed a new website for Anderson Environmental & Engineering. The new site has an updated look and allows visitors to more easily find information on the firms environmental services. Anderson specializes in environmental services dealing with permitting, soil and groundwater, asbestos inspection and Phase 1 environmental assessments.

Metalith H2O

Rapidly deployable and cost efficient, these flood fighting barriers are changing the way communities deal with flooding. As word began to spread about the product, its manufacturer, Infrastructure Defense Technologies, wanted to make sure the right information was available to showcase the product. We gave them a brand new website with a clean, modern look and a wealth of information.

Stenstrom

This general contractor, real estate developer and provider of petroleum products and services asked KMK to revamp its website after KMK created its first site nearly ten years ago. KMK used imagery of the companies’ services to highlight its expertise, incorporating several database elements to keep the site fresh.

Pearson

Long-time residential service provider, Pearson, hired KMK to design its web version 2.0 after KMK designed its original website nearly ten years ago. The new version incorporates all of Pearson’s current services, an interactive "Ask the Pearson Guy" Q&A section and the ability to schedule a service call online.

Winnebago County 9/11 Memorial

KMK was honored to develop the website commemorating northern Illinois’s grassroots effort to construct a memorial to honor 9/11 first responder victims and all local emergency responders killed in the line of duty. The site allows people to make donations online and includes a video portrayal of what the memorial will look like.

Samco

This worldwide provider of promotional items for large corporations and franchises hired KMK to develop its new e-commerce website after the company ownership changed hands and the company’s goals expanded. KMK completed the site to the client’s utmost satisfaction and within timeframe and budget.

SPX Bolting Systems

SPX hired KMK to create a new look for the company’s website, projecting an image that communicates its worldwide market and capabilities.

Rockford Public Schools

RPS 205 leaders were ready to launch five new initiatives that would change the face of the schools, the community and education locally. They relied on KMK to develop a slogan for the initiatives and a corresponding brand. The imagery was unveiled at an invitation-only event attended by community leaders.

Oregon CUSD 220

KMK Media Group, Inc. was hired by the Oregon School District to help communicate the positive progress and results made by the District in educating the area’s youth. KMK began by creating a new brand identity for the district, visually articulating its focus on four main educational initiatives. KMK is also handling public relations and other marketing services for the schools.

Parade of Homes

This much-anticipated annual Rockford tradition didn’t have a visual representation to help identify it from year to year and in each publication in which it advertised. KMK created a brand identity including logo and stationery and carried the image through to collateral pieces. It is now a recognizable part of the event.

Rockford Metal Polishing Co.

This national manufacturer based in Loves Park provides industrial polishing and buffing services and desired a new brand identity as it transitioned to its third generation of family ownership and sought to branch into new markets. The company now gets frequent compliments on its new identity and has worked with KMK to incorporate it into stationery, signage, a brochure and website.

Galleon Strategic Partners

This Colorado-based firm desired a new corporate identity to help it promote its global business consulting services. KMK developed a logo and stationery packaging, modifying the materials as the company’s corporate offices expanded and developing the firm’s corporate website.

Ignite

This Rockford Chamber-affiliated young professionals group needed an edgy brand identity to use on its collateral and electronic media. KMK developed the new logo which was carried through to various marketing initiatives.

Crusader Community Health

Formerly Crusader Clinic, Crusader Community Health desired to rebrand itself with a new name and logo. KMK assisted the organization with strategic meetings, logo concepts, developing name options and ultimately carrying the new brand forward into all of the organization’s marketing efforts.

Joe Bruscato

KMK produced two :30 TV spots for State's Attorney Joe Bruscato highlighting his accomplishments and commitment to his job. This commercial featured family members of Joey Didier, a young Rockford boy murdered while on a paper route nearly 40 years ago. It showed Joe Bruscato's efforts in Springfield to argue on behalf of the Didier family to keep Joey's killer behind bars.

Riverside Community Bank

KMK was asked to create a 30-second TV spot promoting the fact that Riverside ATM’s are located in local Road Ranger convenience stores. The spot used a bit of humor, actors and a catchy script to gain attention. It garnered increased visibility for the client.

Pearson

Pearson knows its service is better than its competitors, but it needed a strategy to help it stand out. KMK created a jingle and developed animated cartoon characters to help make Pearson’s look unique.

United Way

United Way of the Rock River Valley hired KMK to develop three 30-second TV spots to encourage people to participate in its annual fundraising campaign. The spots were memorable and moving, striking a chord. The campaign surpassed the previous year’s goal.

Rockford Public Schools

Education was the focus of this year's Rockford Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. Keynote speaker Dr. Robert Willis, Interim Superintendent of the Rockford Public School District, further explained the District's five "Readiness Rocks" initiatives. KMK produced a video to help Dr. Willis reintroduce the initiatives and illustrate public support for them through testimonials from local business and community leaders.

Rockford Orthopedic Associates

Rockford Orthopedic Associates hired KMK to handle a major press conference announcing plans for construction of its newest clinic already being built on Riverside Boulevard at Mulford Road. Approximately 100 people attended including Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey and County Chairman Scott Christiansen. KMK handled all the arrangements, and all three local TV stations plus the Rockford Register Star covered the event.

Field Fastener

This manufacturing distribution firm hired KMK to first promote the groundbreaking and then promote the grand opening of its new 44,000 square foot facility in Machesney Park. KMK invited media, helped with press releases and interviews and even created a website application to accept and organize the RSVPs to the event online.

Riverside Community Bank

Riverside hires KMK to do regular, ongoing public relations promoting its various services, new staff and awards and to strategize with the organization on its overall image.

Rock River Water Reclamation District

KMK works with RRWRD to help it message a variety of issues including rate increases and repair services. KMK also organized the grand opening of its new building, handling event planning, coordinating with dignitaries and organizing the day’s events.

Mill Foundation

The Mill Foundation hires KMK twice a year to handle the press coverage surrounding its donation of tens of thousands of dollars to area non-profits. KMK creates press materials, works with the recipients and speakers and handles media coverage the day of the event.

Young at Heart

A lot goes into putting on a great festival, like Young at Heart, every Memorial Day weekend in Machesney Park. Since 2007, KMK has helped get the word out about the festival, including: dates, location, themed days, and special offers. KMK has also worked to get media coverage of the actual event, which has seen national attention. Since KMK’s involvement and creation of the festival’s Facebook page, there are 1,500 fans with a reach of 15,000 during the week of the festival.

Raynor Garage Doors

Raynor hired KMK to create a new look and feel for their social media presence, making it reflective of their product line with appealing visuals to communicate optimum curb appeal for their garage doors. After creating a social media strategy for Raynor that identified their target audience, goals and cross-marketing tactics, KMK redesigned Raynor’s Twitter presence in conjuction with Facebook.

KMK currently manages content on Twitter and Facebook for Raynor.

Pearson

Pearson hired KMK to develop a social media strategy, generate engaging content, and monitor engagement on Facebook. Goals for Pearson included doubling their fan base within six months, creating a page that effectively communicated their brand, encouraging customer engagement, and expanding Pearson’s personality on Facebook.

RPS 205

The Rockford Public School District hired KMK to develop its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. The work involved identifying target audiences, goals and a social media strategy. KMK designed and set up the accounts, graphics and content and initially managed the posts, feedback and analytics to get it started. In less than a year, the Facebook following grew to more than 1,000 fans and the site was readily used during the teacher strike and to keep parents and the community up-to-date on school closures and special events.

Court Street United Methodist Church

Court Street United Methodist Church (CSUMC) initially hired KMK to develop a social media strategy and create its social media pages. Social media objectives for CSUMC included establishing awareness, advocacy and engagement. Using strategic messaging on Facebook, CSUMC is creating awareness of their services, leveraging partnerships to cross-promote events, and extending the reach of the church far beyond those who attend services.

KMK works with CSUMC to post regular Facebook updates and monitor fan feedback.

Chairman Scott Christiansen

KMK set up a Facebook and Twitter account for Chairman Christiansen a few years ago to help the Chairman correspond directly with his constituents. KMK continues to assist in posting information about newsworthy county events and monitoring constituents comments to make sure they receive prompt attention.

State's Attorney Joe Bruscato

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato sought KMK’s help to launch new channels of communication for Winnebago County Residents when he took office in 2008. KMK helped Mr. Bruscato set up and maintain a Facebook and Twitter account. At that time, Bruscato was the only state’s attorney in Illinois to have an official presence on both Facebook and Twitter.

“It’s very cost-effective and reaches the public immediately,” Bruscato explains. “It also gives county residents the option to interact directly with the State’s Attorney’s office through comments, discussion boards and wall posts.”

Gigi's Playhouse

KMK created the Facebook fan page for GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford and then instructed the non-profit staff on how to manage it moving forward. In less than a year, the page gained more than 1,200 fans.

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