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TKG is 30!
We’re celebrating our 30 year anniversary! TKG opened in 1986 as an award-winning, full-service advertising agency. Decades later, our agency is still offering marketing, advertising, and business solutions to a variety of local and regional clients. Over the years, things have changed, but our approach to our clients’ business has remained the same: Honest, smart, passionate, and results oriented.

New Year, New Location
We started 2015 off with a move! Don’t worry, we didn’t go far. The Kurtis Group is now located at 384 9th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. We held an “open office” celebration December 2 with employees, family, friends and clients._DTC2015_entrance

Deck the Chairs Received National Recognition
Deck the Chairs began in 2013 and has grown tremendously in the last three years. The annual event receives local and state coverage every year but has trumped news this year with national coverage by three different publications including: People Magazine, CBS, and the NFL. The event was listed as People Magazine’s favorite “Unique Christmas Experience” in Florida.

DONNA Launched Pink is the New Black Campaign
DONNA is the only marathon in the U.S. dedicated to breast cancer research and care. For its 9th Annual Marathon Weekend, DONNA launched the Pink is the New Black campaign and received national coverage regarding the event. CNN Travel named DONNA a top Marathon ‘Worth the Trip’ as chosen by a panel of inveterate marathoners in an article released October 12, 2015. In the October issue of Women’s Running Magazine, WR readers voted DONNA their single favorite charity race.

Salt Life Food Shack’s Big Wave ChallengeBWC
Salt Life Food Shack’s Big Wave Challenge made a comeback in 2015! The Challenge had over 300 participants and several hundred photo and video submissions throughout the state. Winners were chosen in three categories including: Big Wave, Best Huck and Best Hack. The Challenge awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes including money, a Costa Rican vacation package, and an honorary surfboard.

See SLFS Big Wave Challenge Winners Here!

Introducing … Shoppe Artisan!
TKG is proud to serve as agency of record for a new client, Shoppe Artisan – A Unique Gift Marketplace! The agency assisted the new show in all details of marketing from brand and logo design, strategy, media buying and planning to web development. The inaugural Shoppe Artisan took place December 4-6, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The show offers a collection of handmade products from thousands of independent makers throughout the U.S. The event ranges in products from home and garden, fashion accessories, children’s gifts, and office and technology categories. Currently, TKG and Shoppe Artisan are planning for the 2016 show.

Kurtis: Our Fearless [Community] Leader
The National Exchange Club’s, the Book of Golden Deeds Award, recognizes dedicated volunteers who work toward making their communities better places to live. This year Kurtis Loftus, owner and founder of The Kurtis Group, received the Golden Deeds Award.

Airborn Launch
The Kurtis Group is excited to be named agency of record for Airborn – a new surf brand devoted to the evolving world of surfing. Airborn surfers are not bound by the restrictions of yesterday but are constantly pushing the limits of creativity and athleticism with their ability to catch air, or Hucks, and massive power moves, known as Hacks. These core surfers have a passion for their sport and seek innovation both in the water and on the sand.  Fueled by passion for all things good – people, surf, music, and travel – these surfers leave their mark in a good way where ever they land.
In 2016, Airborn will present The Huck & Hack Tour in Huntington Beach, CA, Jax Beach, FL and Costa Rica.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Trails FUNDED!Screen shot 2016-01-08 at 12.05.33 PM
In 2015, Mayo received a $13 million grant from the Department of Defense to fund the medical trials necessary for a vaccine designed to prevent the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer. Glynn Wilson and Dr. Keith Knutson are currently working with The Mayo Clinic on this breakthrough vaccine.
“This is just the beginning and it’s why supporting 26.2 with DONNA is so important. We need to continue to fund each of these ideas as they come to our brilliant researchers so we can cure breast cancer,” said DONNA Foundation founder, Donna Deegan.

Read Full Article Here

Tim Tebow Celebrates 5 Years!
The Tim Tebow Foundation celebrated its’ five-year anniversary! The Kurtis Group is proud to have aided this foundation from initiation to present. The Foundation strives to being faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.

Learn More About the Tim Tebow Foundation Here