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Snyders – Discover the Pretzelbilities

gkv_snyders_pretzelbilities_thumbnail_300x170GKV’s Challenger Brand approach for Snyder's of Hanover invites consumers to reconsider the humble pretzel, and Discover the Prezelbilities. Read More.


Maryland Lottery – Cash 4 Life

GKV_Lottery-Cash4Life_Thumbnail_300x170 $1000 a day for life makes for quite a prize. And quite an ad campaign. Read More


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.

Cape Cod Potato Chips “Seagulls”

Our award-winning 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.

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 Named Agency of Record for AbsoluteCARE

GKV, one of Baltimore’s largest integrated marketing firms, has been chosen as Agency of Record for AbsoluteCARE, an innovative population health management company with centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Baltimore, Md. GKV will begin working immediately to develop the brand’s position and messaging for each of its different audiences, as well as websites, video assets […]

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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.

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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