News and Announcements
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of another year at Breast Cancer Recovery's annual Party on the Lake!
Date: April 18, 2012
BCR is a local non-profit that celebrates survivors by sponsoring amazing retreats for women in all stages of breast cancer. Please join us on June 4th. It's always a great event, lots of fun, and for a great cause! Learn more here.
Celebrating 34 years of Design!
Date: March 20, 2012
Congratulations to Stan Reed, celebrating the 34th year of his founding of RS+K! It is a statement to his vision, patience and eye for talent that has allowed this firm to become what it is today. We created this poster that showcases a lot of our work over the years and placed it in our lobby. Come by and check it out!
Check out RS+K featured in Greater Madison InBusiness Magazine.
Date: September 8, 2011
Our president Kay Krebsbach, and principal Jim Sendecke make some great points about the process of building a brand.
Read the article here.
Underwood Joins RS+K: Brings Sales & New Media Expertise
Date: July 25, 2011
Jessica Underwood has joined R S + K as their new Planning and Strategic Marketing Associate. Underwood is an accomplished professional with experience in social media marketing, SEO & SEM services, media sales consulting and online advertising strategies.
Underwood comes to RS+K from local Madison-based company Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM), where she was the Director of Local Sales.
She has visited numerous media outlets nationwide to train their sales teams on how to best incorporate new media into their offerings and how to best promote the value of new media to bring in online-only dollars.
Underwood is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Date: June 13, 2011
We are happy to introduce you to Katie Sadow, our new summer intern! Katie is a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis. She will be working closely with our design team. Welcome aboard Katie!
RS + K - A Corporate Sponsor of the BCRF Party on the Lake!
Date: June 13, 2011
Location: Bishops Bay Country Club
Kick off the summer with Madison area healthcare and business professionals to raise funds in support of Infinite Boundaries, a wellness retreat that gives women a chance to nurture their spirits and bodies after a diagnosis of breast cancer. The annual Party on the Lake offers a premier silent auction, delicious appetizers, and live music.
Truly, a unique funderaiser for a unique cause.
The Eliminate hunger campaign!
RS + K, Buttonwood Partners, and K Johnson Engineers have concluded the 5th annual 701 Deming Way Food Drive. The total donations came down to 384 pounds of food and $563.20 for a total donation of 1,985 meals to the NBC15 Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger campaign! Thank you to all of our participants for their support!
Check out how R S + K helped design The City of Madison's Logo!
Click here to read the full article from The Isthmus Annual Manual.
BCR Party on the Lake - Another Success!
As a corporate sponsor for Breast Cancer Recovery, R S + K is proud to announce the huge success of the BCR Party on the Lake event on Monday. The charity event had more people attend than ever before and collected over $60,000! For more information on this great program and it's Infinite Boundaries retreat check out http://www.bcrecovery.org/
Annual Food Drive A Great Success!
R S + K has concluded its fourth annual 701 Deming Way Food Drive with great success! The food drive, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank, collected 383 pounds of food and $452; equaling over 3,400 meals to provide to people in need in southwestern Wisconsin. The drive raised 1,218 more meals than 2008, over a 50% increase. www.feedingamerica.org
Making Wind Energy a Reality
Alternative, renewable energy has become a significant topic of interest on both a national and global scale. RMT, a leader in the design, development and production of wind energy asked us to help them build awareness of their capabilities by designing their presence at this years WindPower 2009 conference in Chicago. Conducted by the American Wind Energy Association, the convention drew record crowds and allowed RMT to efficiently use the opportunity to showcase their presence and build new relationships for future project development. www.rmtinc.com
Thrill seekers dare to ride the Tail of the Dragon, deals Gap, NC.-318 hairpin curves in 11 miles …then you turn around and do it again.
It's not that working in a creative environment every day isn't thrilling enough but every once in a while a change of scenery (and an Adrenaline rush) helps to spark new perspectives. This years dose for Jim and Stan (and friends from Tennessee and Arizona) came from a motorcycle ride through the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina (Cherohala Skyway) and culminated with a breathtaking run through the "Tail of the Dragon."
R S + K, on behalf of MGE Energy, proudly chose Utopia I with Green Power, an
FSC-certified paper from Appleton Coated for its 2008 annual report.
Our client MGE, a Madison-based utility company is strongly committed to
environmental stewardship and the advancement of renewable energy.
Second Chance Service Dogs not only rescues quality animals but goes on to train them as service dogs for people in need. Learning amazing skills, these dogs give their new owners a second chance for mobility and a higher quality, more productive life. We are proud to have donated the design of the organization's first promotional literature. www.secondchanceservicedogs.com
Blain Supply Applies Insights Gained on New Verona Store
With the success of this store, many of the innovative merchandising, display and product packaging designs that were developed by RS+K will be rolled out across the entire retail chain. In addition several new product categories are currently undergoing new package design development.
"Party on the Lake" Success Suggests Caring People Still Give in Times of Economic Uncertainty
Breast Cancer Recovery is an organization that R S + K has supported since its' inception over ten years ago. Their Infinite Boundaries program conducts retreats that help Breast cancer survivors heal emotionally, spiritually and physically. For 8 years we conducted a golf outing to raise funds. Our efforts generated over $200,000 in donations. For the last two years, we have redirected our efforts and become a corporate sponsor of their "Party on the Lake" event.
By providing financial support as well as helping to motivate attendance and generate auction items, this event raised over $55,000 in 2009. An amazing success in light of the very uncertain economic times faced by most charitable organizations. In addition, R S + K created (pro bono) a direct mail campaign for a special program called Ann's Advocates, named after the organizations founder, Ann Haney. www.bcrecovery.org
701 Deming Way Residents donate 269 lbs. of non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Foodbank
R S + K, a marketing communications firm, Buttonwood Partners, financial services firm, and K Johnson, an engineering firm, all residents of 701 Deming Way, hosted a 10-day food drive that resulted in 269 lbs. of food for the Second Harvest Foodbank. The donated food and cash donation equaled 2,252 meals.
All three small businesses donated in full force, asking staff to share their generosity in the spirit of the holiday season. Notably, R S + K suspended their monthly cookie promotion for clients, in favor of turning those resources into a $100 cash donation, in addition to food donated by the entire staff.
The businesses at 701 Deming Way collected a total of $290 in funds. www.secondharvestmadison.org
AAAS/Science Banners installed in Washington, D.C.
Science journal publisher, AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science) contracted with R S + K for a series of interesting projects. As an example, AAAS needed massive building banners to display their identity and build their brand awareness. The project included colorful graphics on street poles along the streets of Washington D.C., and on their headquarter building. The banners and overall campaign have been very well received and drawn a lot of very positive feedback.
Gilson Inc.- Pipetman Launches Website!
When it comes to R S + K's top priorities, deadlines and quality design are of utmost importance. We accomplished both for client Gilson Inc., with its Pipetman.com site launch. Gilson needed an easily navigable site for lab technicians to order their Pipetman products. The new website has proven to be very successful. In the first 2 months alone, Pipetman sales increased significantly and the site achieved an overall boost of 350% click-through rate.
R S + K Reaches 30-Year Mark, Drinks a Toast, And Marches Boldly into The FutureAt last count R S + K has served over 200 national and global clients throughout the years, providing superior marketing, advertising, and design campaigns. Along the way 264 individual employees have contributed to help R S + K reach this 30-year milestone. We'd like to thank them all and call special attention to: Stan Reed (30 years), Jim Sendecke (29 years), Nan DiSalvo (28 years), Laurie Wilkinson (22 years), Kay Krebsbach (24 years), Jim Thackray (13 years), Scot Kemp (15 years), Patti Kessler (12 years), Bob Hundt (10 years), John Allen (10 years).
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BIO International Convention
Forward Wisconsin coordinated the participation of regional organizations for this global event in biotechnology held in San Diego. R S + K worked closely with state and local officials to help raise Wisconsin's awareness as a location for development, investment funding and job creation. The project included email blasts, mailings, trade ads, plasma displays, a general brochure, statewide directories, pavilion directories, print collateral and booth graphics for the event.