Hello, Challenger Brands.

Welcome to GKV. Where being unknown or out-spent is merely a temporary inconvenience.


See our re-branding of Shentel, the only cable provider in the Shenandoah Valley with local roots. It’s hard when you’re competing against national giants. But it’s easier when people can see that you’re truly connected to your customers. Read More.

Peace, Love and Medicare

Jeff Millman, Chief Creative Officer, has recently been informing and entertaining attendees at health care conferences on the subject of how—and how not—to talk to baby boomers. View a short version of one of his presentations. Read More.

Cape Cod Potato Chips “Seagulls”

Our newest work for Cape Cod chips features a flock of seagulls singing A Flock of Seagulls. Of course it’s ridiculous. Cape Cod is the home of ridiculously good chips. View the TV spot here. And be sure to request your official Flock tour tee shirt. Read More.

Maryland Lottery – Ravens Scratch-Offs

 Maryland Lottery – Ravens Scratch-Offs With the new Ravens Scratch-Off from the Maryland Lottery, fans get to pick a prize, any prize. Okay, not ANY prize. Read More.

Sprint – Animal Kingdom

Sprint – Marmot Popular viral videos with dancing badgers, a screaming dog and a frustrated rodent (a marmot) do the heavy lifting to illustrate the issues in a new set of 15-second TV spots and pre-roll video. Read More.


GKV Treats the Troops

Following a sugar-fueled Halloween celebration, GKVers  packed up a special treat for our troops this week. Employees brought in their leftover candy to send to Operation Gratitude as a special thanks to the men and women serving in the U.S. military overseas. We shipped more than 40 lbs. of goodies, which we sent with the following […]

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GKV, briefly

We’re from Baltimore. Therefore, we hate the Yankees. It’s elemental, like air … or eating crabs. Orioles’ fans hate the Yankees because they can write bigger checks and buy their success. We can’t. The Orioles’ payroll is one-third the size of the Yankees’. So we play harder and tougher and smarter. Buck Showalter is not afraid to take chances; not afraid to trust his players. And we win.

GKV has been helping challenger brands succeed for over 30 years. Think of us as the Buck Showalter of ad agencies.

Our mission is to help you beat the Yankees.

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