Partners

KTD Creative has a network of talented DC-based partners. Depending on your project, we tap the skills of videographers, photographers, motion graphics artists, public relations experts (PR), editors, writers, SEO experts, social media experts, and other professionals. Our partners are some of the top experts in their field. When needed, we include these professionals in our project teams. Our partners allow KTD Creative to scale up a project when needed without the cost of carrying that overhead. The savings are passed on to our clients.

 

Meet our Partners:

Public Relations
Massey Media
Massey Media is a progressive public relations firm serving the nation’s capital and beyond. Massey media puts together the perfect package for your public relations needs from press conferences to Twitter town halls. They partner with arts and artists, justice organizations, and socially responsible businesses to make headlines. Their team members are experts at writing, developing communications strategy, and creating persuasion campaigns, and they thrive in the worlds of fast-paced media.

 

Content Management Systems/Web Development
VMT – Convergence Technology Consulting
VMT – Convergence is a Maryland-based, small business technology company with over 13 years of web, CMS and custom application development experience. Their primary philosophy is rooted in the belief system that flexible, community-supported technologies form the foundation of successful software solutions. Their seasoned engineers are adept at identifying the needs of a business, then leveraging and combining the best technologies available on the market to create applications tailored specifically to the firm. Whether the initiatives of your company are to increase your web presence or improve the operational efficiency of your organization, VMT – Convergence is KTD Creative’s partner that can devise, implement and provide on-going support for a state-of-the-art software solution that exceeds your expectations.

We provide the following services for our clients:

  • CMS Website Development with Drupal & WordPress
  • Custom Application Development
  • Custom Website Development
  • Custom Database Development
  • Web Management
  • eCommerce
  • Cloud Hosting
  • SEO
  • Newsletter Implementation
  • Forensic Analysis

 

Writer/Editing/Content Development/PR/Marketing
Grassfed Media
Grassfed Media is a boutique PR and marketing firm that works with companies and non-profits that are in the business of making the world a better place. From environmentally friendly lifestyle brands to animal welfare non-profits to local restaurants, we help clients reach new audiences and the media through a comprehensive suite of services including branding, PR, social media, and event promotion. Clients have included The Partnership for a Healthier America, Equinox Restaurant, Compassion Over Killing/DC VegFest, Soupergirl, the HeathWell Foundation, and many others.

 

Communications and Branding
David Andrews

David Andrews is a communication and learning professional with years of experience managing, developing, and delivering solutions for organizations. Having worked with clients in nonprofits, marketing, community development, pharmaceutical, and international development, he enjoys learning an organization and applying creative ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. His work has taken him to teams in Africa, Europe, Central and East Asia, and North and South America.

 

Video
Capture Video, Inc.

Capture Video, Inc., a new media production company, works with D.C. area nonprofits, Marketing and PR agencies, and Government Agencies to enhance their visual media projects. Our clients utilize the moving picture’s ability to move people through short mission videos illustrating the importance of charitable donations. Marketing Directors and PR agencies hire us to influence buyers, investors, and the public through broadcast video, DVDs and Blu-Rays, Podcasts and Live Streaming, and Viral Videos.

Government Agencies standardize their message by videotaping training sessions, and liven up awards events with interactive presentations that incorporate music, photos, and animation. New media can educate, motivate, and influence clients, employees, and audiences. It is a tool that many companies are not sure how to use. Capture Video specializes in developing new media productions that suit the needs of our clients.

PRE-PRODUCTION

  • Concept development
  • Script Writing
  • Location Scout
  • Casting
  • Crew and Equipment Prep Storyboarding
  • Shotlists
  • Crew, Talent and Location Scheduling

 
PRODUCTION

  • Studio Rental
  • Mini DV and HD Cameras Professional Camera Operators Director
  • On Screen Talent
  • Light Kit with Gaffer
  • Sound Technician and Kit
  • Production Assistant
  • Makeup Artist and Kit
  • Hair Person and Kit
  • Set Designer/Dresser Wardrobe Person Teleprompter and Operator
  • Jib Arm and Operator

 
POST PRODUCTION

  • Digitizing and Logging Footage
  • Editing
  • After Effects Animation
  • Voice Over Talent
  • 3-D Animation
  • Royalty Free Music
  • DVD and Blu Ray Design Web Compression
  • Pay-Per-View Video Hosting Video for SEO
  • Augmented Reality

 

Copywriting/Editing/Content Development
Loren M. Blinde, Writing Power

Loren Blinde is an experienced digital and print copywriter and editor who combines the writing and research skills of a college English professor with the marketing savvy of a creative entrepreneur. Working with clients in the nonprofit, government, healthcare, education, financial services, and tech sectors, Loren specializes in translating complex material into easy-to-understand content. As managing partner of Writing Power, Loren helps organizations energize their communications using an audience-based approach that gets results.

 

Strategic Planning/Organization Assessment and Business Process Reengineering
Fallon Consulting Group, LLC

Tip Fallon works with people to lead and navigate change in organizations, helping them get from where they are to where they want to be. Tip has helped clients in organizations domestic and abroad, ranging form federal agencies to community-based nonprofits. His unique approach is informed by his diverse skills such as organization development, process improvement, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, and Lean Six Sigma. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Organizational Development, and lives with his partner and wife, Jacki, in Maryland.

 

Motion Graphics & Video Design 
David Dowling
David is a videographer/photographer/motion graphics artist who specializes in dance video, photography and motion graphics. His IsItModern? boutique video and motion graphics studio created the amazing video you saw on the home page of this site. He especially enjoys capturing unfolding images in nature. He believes that design is the sinew and fibers of a project, and that presentation stems from a simple and direct desire to communicate. David has published a book of children’s poetry, composed and written several short, educational films that have been shown internationally. He is one of the most talented videographers and motion graphics artists we know and we are proud to call him a colleague and friend.

 

Marketing Strategy/Copywriting/Content Development
Libby Zupnik
Libby brings nearly thirty years of experience across the full spectrum of marketing and communications disciplines. She has an extensive background in consumer and B2B marketing, and has worked as a strategist and director of marketing programs for association and corporate clients including MasterCard, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Hess Energy, the Can Manufacturer’s Institute, Lafarge North America, the Direct Selling Association, and others.

Both analytical and creative, Libby is able to translate client goals and market data into smart messaging strategies that resonate with—and motivate—the target audience. A talented and versatile writer, Libby is comfortable wordsmithing everything from clever and compelling advertising copy, Facebook posts, Tweets and info-graphics, to web copy, blogs, scripts, newsletters, and more.

 

Online Fundraising and Marketing
Brett Gerstein, Fliptide
Brett is an experienced digital marketer who helps organizations acquire and retain supporters. Using inbound and outbound marketing strategies, he helps nonprofits organically create buzz around an issue and amplify it through digital advertising. Brett has worked with top NGOs including American Diabetes Association, AmeriCares, Special Olympics International, The League of Women Voters and many others. He lives in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, daughter and 16 year-old beagle.

Areas of focus include:

  • Online Strategy
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook Advertising
  • YouTube Advertising
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media
  • Content Management Systems
  • Blog and Content Writing
  • Email Campaigns
  • SEO

 

Software Customization/Engagement Tools/CRM/Mobile Apps
Ginkgo Street Labs
Ginkgo Street Labs was founded in 2009 by developers dedicated to Open Source, Democracy, and Community Building. Your organization’s success comes down to people, and Ginkgo Street’s technologies are people-focused. If you need help staying connected to, organizing, understanding, mobilizing, or growing your community, Ginkgo Street Labs has the tools to help you achieve your goals. Cloud-based constituent relationship management (CRM), mobile solutions, system integration all based on Open Source tools, fully managed, and customized for you.

  • CiviCRM
  • Drupal – WordPress – Joomla
  • Responsive – Mobile-Ready Websites
  • Mobile Apps
  • Bulk Email, text messaging
  • Events
  • Volunteers
  • Membership
  • Fundraising

 

Branding/Engagement Strategies/Copywriting
Meghan O’Connell
Meghan O’Connell crafts compelling brands and names that are an authentic expression of an organization’s purpose and culture. She is a persuasive writer who engages and motivates audiences to act. She is also a disciplined strategist who delivers measurable results.

For Psychotherapy Networker, she implemented a strategic engagement campaign that built an online community of 32,000 members, doubled the email list, and increased online learning revenues threefold—all in only two and a half years.

After updating the Sibley Memorial Hospital brand, she helped successfully launch four sub-branded clinical centers as well as Grand Oaks, a Senior Living Residence on the Sibley campus.

Other clients include associations—APA (American Planning Association), NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) and NCAA—medical centers and practices, consumer services companies and high-profile public service partnerships. Meghan is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University with an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Chicago.