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.

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.

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.

Maryland Lottery – OriolesTM Scratch-Offs

 Maryland Lottery – Orioles Scratch-Offs The Orioles hit a lot of home runs. We hit one ourselves with our latest campaign for the Maryland Lottery.

Sprint – Marmot

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.


GKV Brings On Three New Employees

In response to the growing needs of new and existing clients, GKV, an integrated marketing communications firm, announced today the addition of three new employees:

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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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