Girls Can Run the World
July 8, 2014  |  By Ketner Group

When my husband and I found out that we were pregnant with our first child, we were of course thrilled! Starting our own family was very important to us and we couldn’t wait to find out whether it was a boy or a girl. A few months later we got the word – we would be having a baby girl. I was beyond excited and immediately started shopping for cute baby girl dresses, bows, socks (with plenty of Texas Tech gear, of course) and started planning the color scheme and décor for her nursery. She was going to be the…Read More

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Ketner Group Gets a Blog Make-Over & National PB&J Day!
April 2, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

Does something look a little different to you? Our blog didn’t lose weight or change its hair, but it did get a whole new look! What was formerly Ketner Group’s KbloG is now PB&J! We aim to give readers “a slice of PR, Branding and Journalism”–a place to hang out and read about good ideas and examples of how to lead a better PR, content and marketing program and discuss trendy industry topics. Follow our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/PBJblog to get all of our updates! We’re happy to announce our new PB&J blog name on 2013 National PB&J Day (April…Read More

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SXSW 2013 by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]
March 4, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

It’s finally upon us… SXSW Interactive starts this Friday! In the spirit of all things SX, we’ve created a little infographic to boost anticipation for the start of this year’s tech, music and film extravaganza! We’re pumped for the festival – keep a look out for KG’s Brittany and Caitlin at your interactive sessions this weekend!

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Viral Videos, Marathoning & Some Small Biz Love for Austin
February 21, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

Wherein I ramble about current events, keeping Austin weird, the latest memes and TV marathons Sometimes news is absolutely shocking—like the time the president of the United States admitted to the public that he kept his Multiple Sclerosis a secret for seven years. Whoops—that’s all the West Wing I’ve been watching.* Um, for a real example… I nominate the news that broke on Valentine’s Day that a beloved South African Paralympic champion allegedly murdered his model girlfriend. The New York Times headline announced “a nation reels…,” and I don’t doubt it. But sometimes news is anything but shocking—say, last week…Read More

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Goodbye 2012!
January 2, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

We’d like to take this time to say goodbye to 2012. It was a good year, and–just like any year–we had a few downs, but mostly ups. 2012 saw Ketner Group go to NRF’s BIG Show for the 13th year. We explored our industry at SXSW Interactive, where we learned about visual storytelling, local SEO, social branding and new SoLoMo technology. We did a refresh of our company messaging and engaged with an awesome design firm, Creative Pickle, for a complete overhaul of our website. We are looking forward to what 2013 may bring, but before we completely turn away…Read More

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Favorite memories of NRF – A Look Back at 12 Years of the Big Show
November 13, 2012  |  By Ketner Group

This year, Ketner Group will have officially been going to the NRF Show for 13 years. A lot has changed since Jeff’s first trip to the Big Show in 2000 – an attack on our country, two wars, two presidents, a few recessions, numerous technology advances, just to name a few.  We have been very lucky over the past twelve years to support more than 12 different clients at NRF, and make so many great friends along the way.  Going to New York every January is something our team looks forward to every year, and this year, we are excited…Read More

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NRF in NYC: KG’s Highlights for 2013 Attendees
November 9, 2012  |  By Ketner Group

It’s that time of year again…NRF is just around the corner! While some of you are seasoned NRF vets like ourselves, we know that a few tips on coffee shops, lunch hot spots and popular sights might be useful for the newbies! New York City in January can be brutal, but this city truly never sleeps, so we’ve got just the stuff to pull you out of the cold stupor of winters in the Empire City and have a great time at NRF! See the Theatre! The KG Team always tries to see a Broadway show every time we head…Read More

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Goodbye Summer 2012-See you in Rio in 2016!
September 27, 2012  |  By Ketner Group

Summer is fleeting—even with the seemingly relentless heat of a Texas September, it’s undeniable that the days grow shorter and the mornings cooler, and the school zone lights blink their warnings during morning commutes. The trouble with the end of summer is how fast the busyness of the fall and holiday season sneak up on you, even as you try to savor the last of the peaches and mourn the retirement of easy sundresses (just me?). It’s a fast and furious ride from here—a slew of fall birthdays (did you know more people are born in September than any other…Read More

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It’s the Most Wonderful (and Stressful) Time of the Year!
November 22, 2011  |  By Catherine Seeds

Hands down, Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year.  And it is just around the corner – the holiday lights, the Christmas carols, the yummy smells of apple cider, Christmas pine, and peppermint! My 6-year old daughter is already giddy with excitement wondering what Santa will leave for her under the tree (she’s hoping for a surfboard and an Apple iTouch) and I’m teaching my 2-year old how to sing Jingle Bells. This weekend, I will be decorating my house from top to bottom in green, red, and gold, and my husband will be up on the rooftop hanging…Read More

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A Day in the Life at KG (In Pictures)
May 17, 2011  |  By Ketner Group

If a picture is worth a thousand words, consider this my 12,000 word blog post!

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