OUR STORY

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

INTERESTS:

Spending time with family, all things tropical, volleyball, music, fitness, reading, and coffee.

EXPERIENCE:

Disciplined in equal parts marketing strategy and creativity, Justin’s drive for making impact fuels everything he does. He’s passionate about leading our team and clients toward ongoing success, growth, and impact.

Lynn Deckinger
Lynn DeckingerDir. of Brand Management

INTERESTS:

Travel – anywhere, anytime; gardening during the summer, spending time with family and faith.

EXPERIENCE:

Lynn’s countless curiosity, leadership experience, and love of data help our team solve client needs and deliver results. With her three-decade-proven nonprofit marketing track record, it’s clear to see she values success as much as doing work that matters.

Amy Hornbaker
Amy HornbakerBrand Manager

INTERESTS:

Spending time with family and friends, cooking, coffee, reading, and all things cross-cultural or international.

EXPERIENCE:

Amy’s big picture vision and small detail management ignite a drive to get things done. With a background in both news media and nonprofit communication work, she’s ready to tell your stories.

Christina Bluml
Christina BlumlBrand Manager

INTERESTS:

Writing, traveling, and enjoying a good cup of coffee. Her favorite place (if not near an ocean!) is sitting on her back patio with family and friends.

EXPERIENCE:

With a strong background in nonprofit marketing, education, and banking, Christina brings incredible insights, organization, creativity, and 20+ years of marketing and communications experience to the role.

Maci Walker
Maci WalkerBrand Manager

INTERESTS:

Spending time with Jesus, family, and friends, working out, drinking coffee, and trying new places.

EXPERIENCE:

Relocating to Kansas from Texas, Maci has previously worked with the Dallas Cowboys organization and brings a strong background in creativity, project management, and marketing.

Join Us – Current Opportunities

Job Description

Grove9, a mission-driven marketing agency located in Wichita, KS, believes that smart marketing can help on-mission organizations make a greater impact in this world. The Brand Manager full-time position will work directly with Grove9 leadership to create impact for our amazing clients by developing and managing client accounts, projects, and timelines. The ideal team member can take initiative on day-to-day tasks and projects while providing clear communication and cross-functional collaboration. You must be flexible, highly organized, and proactive. You enjoy multi-tasking, are detail-oriented, and driven to help our mission-driven clients change the world.

Position Details

  •  Initiate, coordinate, and follow through on projects for Grove9 clients assigned to you to ensure success, on-time completion, and quality. 
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of and passion for the client’s business.
  • Oversee coordination of external agency partners on the development, design, and production of creative assets.
  • Maintain accurate information within the agency’s web-based project management system so tasks and jobs are completed on schedule. 
  • Communicate and meet with clients, contractors, and other key stakeholders to initiate tasks, update progress, send reminders, and track projects/tasks. 
  • Prepare client meeting agendas and organize notes for the next steps and timelines for execution.
  • Establish and track key metrics. Measure and report results regularly.
  • Develop and implement strategic marketing, digital, and social media plan for clients, including budgets, timelines, content, and metrics.
  • Bring strategic thinking to each client’s business to provide added value and help stimulate growth opportunities.
  • Own the development and messaging of the brand narrative for assigned clients.
  • Create, execute, and manage marketing programs and campaigns.
  • Research and write Lean Marketing Plans™.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor-level degree in marketing, business, journalism, or related field preferred.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work within deadlines with high attention to detail.
  • Strong communicator, both in-person and digitally, to be able to communicate with clients and co-workers.
  • Exemplary writing, listening, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Must be comfortable with a variety of digital tools.

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