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Topeka, KS
  • 3127 Southwest Huntoon
    Topeka, KS 66604
    United States


Key clients: 

Many of our clients are rapidly growing or are in a rapidly changing landscape. They improve the health of individuals or communities. They're entrepreneurial thinkers who have mission and purpose. Our passion is helping them thrive.

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Kansas Community Colleges Billboard

Kansas Association of Community College Trustees has multiple audiences: students and prospective students, legislators and business. MB Piland is helping them build communications that engage audiences, elevate the value of community college programs and inform policy makers about their important role in growing the economy.

A multi media campaign including online, collateral, outdoor, transit and a soon-to-launch

website reaches audiences where—and when—they're most receptive.

GO Topeka Advanced Manufacturing Career

GO Topeka :30 TV Spot about Advanced Manufacturing Careers through Washburn Tech

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Washburn University Foundation

A wonderful creative assignment: develop a distinctive brand look for Washburn University Foundation—yet make sure it identifies as uniquely Washburn. We took a key element from Washburn's signature Ichabod Washburn mascot to be a signature for the Foundation to hang its hat on. Unmistakable!

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Uncork the Real Costs

We've worked on many health and education issues—and every one is something we believe matters. This is one we're especially proud to have helped. "Uncork Kansas" would have allowed the sale of strong beer and wine in grocery and convenience stores in Kansas.

Though it would have brought more convenience to consumers, the price is too high: increased access and danger to youth, and harm to small business and economic

development. Here's a snapshot of some of our work on the issue.
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United Way Successful Connections

We developed a Marketing Blueprint to help United Way's Successful Connections reach expectant parents with information to help their babies get a healthy start. A key element of the Blueprint called for selling this program first to health care professionals: a very important internal audience.

Getting this internal buy-in helped ensure better external communications for the ultimate audience. This bilingual poster is

part of the campaign that reaches mothers when they're a captive audience—the exam room.
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Extreme Berries To Go Packaging

Berrie Crush was very weak and in danger of being dropped entirely by many retailers. The problem: consumers thought of it as a flavor "variety," and didn't understand its unique benefits. So the product was moving sluggishly.

MB Piland helped the brand with a makeover, a new name and redesigned packaging, treating the box as a "billboard" for benefits and product attributes so it would literally leap off the shelves.

Then we added sales support and dealer promotions. The result: a brand with new life!

Midland Care Thrive Commercial

Midland Care offers hospice care, home health and other elder care services in northeast Kansas. We've boosted region's oldest nonprofit's presence with a multimedia campaign that overcomes age, race and gender and focuses in on what matters most: the love and warm memories of living as a family.

GO Topeka Alternative Energy

A video short for GO Topeka to promote alternative energy produced by MB Piland Advertising + Marketing.

Cable operators are innovators that have been instrumental in bringing entertainment and technology to remote areas of Kansas since the 1950s. While some people may think about cable in terms of television, it's much more than that.


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New Website & Digital Marketing Support for Florist

"We had worked with them previously, and they did a wonderful job."

Willing to refer: 
The Project
Less than $10,000
Oct. - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

MB Piland Advertising + Marketing developed a new website for a high-end florist business. Afterward, they supported initial digital marketing efforts. They set up the Facebook account and email campaigns.

The Reviewer
1-10 Employees
Topeka, Kansas
Denise Peterson
Former Designer, Porterfield's Flowers
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MB Piland Advertising + Marketing tracked social media followers, comparing their success to competitor benchmarks to ensure success. They typically coordinated on a weekly basis but would meet more frequently for larger projects.

The client submitted this review online.


Please describe your company and your position there.

Porterfield Flowers is a high end florist in Topeka Kansas, voted best of Topeka many times over. I worked in the office and as a designer. I worked closely with Kristen from MB Piland regarding our website and weekly marketing.


For what projects/services did your company hire MB Piland Advertising + Marketing?

To create a new website for our business, and weekly marketing, Facebook, website updates, bulk emails

What were your goals for this project?

To reach our many customers, make them aware of what we had to offer and generate new business


How did you select this vendor?

They are located in the same strip mall. We had worked with them previously, and they did a wonderful job.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Website design Marketing help, Facebook, bulk emails

What was the team composition?

I only worked with Kristen, however there are other members on their team


Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Kristen and I kept track of our followers on Facebook and competed locally with other florists in our community to make our business thrive. Also updating our website was very beneficial.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Kristen visited me on a weekly basis, unless I needed her more. We had a weekly agenda we took care of.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Kristen was very efficient, I did some of the legwork ahead of time, so that she had minimal time to spend unless we had a big project such as the website

Are there any areas for improvement?


Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer