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A Different Kind of Advertising Agency: Profit + Purpose

Grove9 is a strategic branding, marketing, and digital ad agency in Wichita, KS.

We help grow the good by empowering on-mission marketplace leaders and nonprofit organizations with strategic marketing, insightful research, branding expertise, and proven results.

What’s with our name? It’s all about mission. Whether it’s helping foster kids find forever homes or financial planners foster generosity, we are inspired by our clients’ missions and the way they embody the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Hint, there are nine of them.)

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OUR TEAM

Strategists Aligned by Purpose

Justin Eklund
Justin EklundCEO & Chief Brand Strategist

Disciplined in equal parts marketing strategy and creativity, Justin’s drive to create impact fuels everything he does. He’s passionate about leading our team and clients toward ongoing success and sustained growth. Before founding Grove9, his professional journey included time building brands at Associated Advertising Agency, various nonprofits, Pathway Church, and independent consulting. Justin’s love of missional marketing is rivaled only by his devotion to his family, coaching volleyball, singing Jimmy Buffett songs, and a good cup of coffee.

Lynn Deckinger
Lynn DeckingerDir. of Brand Management

Lynn’s countless curiosity, leadership, and love of data help our team solve client needs and deliver results. With her three-decade proven marketing track record, it’s clear to see how much she values doing work that matters. She has been instrumental in fostering success for Exploration Place, EmberHope Youthville, Wichita State Foundation, Sedgwick County Zoo, Star Lumber, and more. In addition to seeing purpose-driven clients grow, Lynn loves seeing her plants and her faith grow, traveling anywhere, and spending time with her family.

Christina Bluml
Christina BlumlBrand Manager / Copywriter

With a strong background in nonprofit marketing, education, and banking, Christina brings almost 30 years of insightful thinking, organization, and creativity to the table. Under her watch, Exploration Place, Commerce Bank, and Bishop Carroll HS saw strong advances in marketing, communications, and public relations. She has served on several community boards and is active with her church, currently serving as secretary for its Stewardship Council. She was also named Wichita Business Journal’s Nonprofit Marketer of the Year and Women Who Lead – Marketing. When not writing client strategy, Christina enjoys traveling, preferably near an ocean, enjoying a good cup of coffee and sitting on her back patio with family and friends.

Maci Walker
Maci WalkerBrand Manager

Relocating to Kansas from Texas, Maci brings high energy and experience to her client accounts. She’s a brand builder with a strong drive to grow the good through strategic marketing and social media. The Dallas Cowboys, Union Rescue Mission, and Prestonwood Christian Academy are just a few of the organizations where Maci has dedicated her skills and expertise. At Grove9, Maci is a do-er that makes other do-ers look on with envy. When she’s not enthusiastically helping purpose-driven organizations, Maci can be found spending time with Jesus and family and friends, working out, or visiting a new coffee shop.

Join Us – Current Opportunities

If you have a heart for impact and a desire to use your talents to grow the good, come work with us.

Opportunities include graphic design, copywriting, web design, social media, and more.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, email us at .

We are seeking a passionate, dynamic Digital Marketing Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a diverse range of digital marketing responsibilities:

35% PPC Digital Advertising Management: You will be responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of our PPC advertising campaigns. Your duties will include campaign planning, keyword research, campaign optimization, A/B testing, budget allocation, and performance reporting.

25% SEO Website Optimization: Responsibilities include utilizing tools to conduct SEO audits, optimizing website back-ends, developing and implementing link-building strategies and front-end content to ensure the effectiveness of overall SEO efforts.

20% Website WordPress Site Build: You will be responsible for managing and building WordPress websites. This includes creating and updating full website builds and landing pages, troubleshooting issues, and ensuring the website remains user-friendly and up-to-date with the latest design trends.

10% Digital Onboarding of Clients: You will ensure a smooth onboarding process for our digital clients. This includes presenting digital strategies, setting up and managing accounts, managing hosting and security, and providing ongoing support as needed.

10% Maintain Digital Tools and Apps: You will be tasked with the upkeep and smooth functioning of all our digital tools and apps under the Grove9 umbrella. This includes regular monitoring, troubleshooting any issues, implementing updates, and ensuring that all platforms are secure. You would also be responsible for coordinating with different teams to guarantee cross-platform uniformity and seamless user experience. The goal is to ensure seamless interaction for our clients across all our platforms.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven, skilled multi-tasker with a passion for digital marketing. You should have excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail, and a proven track record in a similar role. While not a mandatory requirement, candidates with Google certification will have an added advantage. Apply today to join our team.

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