Let’s Get Physical, 10.17.2013

We have a new piece of furniture at 20KGroup.
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Modeled by our most athletic employee, obviously.

It’s not the prettiest, but it serves a very important purpose. It is way too easy to convince ourselves that sitting at a desk all day is the best way to be productive. After all, with so much work to do, who has time to get up and take a walk? read more »

Looking for a fun new workplace activity? Do some good., 09.26.2013

We’re busy, and so are you. We know it’s important to give back to our communities. We look admiringly at those people we know who are phenomenally involved; they seem to do it all – serve on nonprofit boards, chair fundraising events, volunteer at the local food bank and use their social media accounts to spread the word about great organizations. Sometimes we’re jealous of those people. They’re probably also the same people who manage to work out four times a week and cook healthy meals at home. (You know the type.) We also want to work in a happy, healthy office environment. We want to feel fulfilled in our lives and in our jobs, and here’s the thing: the two can go hand-in-hand. Workplaces can kill two birds with one stone: according to the 2010 “Do Good, Live Well” study commissioned by United Healthcare, volunteering boosts both employee morale and health (by 92 and 96 percent, respectively).

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Go Texan for Chesney, 02.22.2013

20K Goes Texan Cowboys and Cowgirls, We’re proud of our local roots, and there’s no bigger and better celebration of our hometown than the world famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! Twinkie-the-Kid-smallIt's almost time for mutton bustin’, fried Twinkies (Uh oh! Will there be fried Hostess treats this year?!) and enough bedazzled denim outfits to fill Reliant Stadium to the brim. In fact, we’re shaking-in-our-boots-excited for three weeks of bull riding, calf scrambling, smoking meat and dancing to some of music’s best, and we want to help you experience it, too. We’re giving away two tickets to see Kenny Chesney and all the other sights and sounds of the rodeo on March 12. For a chance to win them, you just have to “Go Texan!” Here's how it works: read more »

Breath of Fresh Air: Slothzilla and a Spice Garden, 02.07.2013

Plugging away at the office day after day can feel productive. You're getting things done, keeping your inbox under 20 and basking in client kudos. But we've all hit that wall - creatively, mentally or physically.

In January, we made a resolution at 20K Group: We're fighting back against walls, ruts and brain freezes. Every month, we're going on an adventure to explore Houston and find inspiration in all of our city's nooks and crannies. And we opened the Lightbulb Lounge to encourage 20Kers to get away from their desk and nestle into a comfy couch to ignite the creative spark.

Our first Fresh Air Field Trip took us just down Montrose Boulevard to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and just like any real vacation, we scrapbooked the whole thing for your enjoyment.

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Contemporary Art by Melissa Dooley, 10.12.2012

For the past 3 months we've been surrounded by amazing contemporary paintings by artist Melissa Dooley. Their presence in the office adds significantly to the ambience and creative vibe. Although the photos don’t do them justice, the layers and depth in each piece provides a new experience with every view. You’re welcome to come by our office for a closer look. Each piece is available for purchase, so if you’re interested (serious, four-digit buyers), give us a shout! read more »

I’m Patrick Boylan, Nice to Meet You!, 06.25.2012

Hi, I'm Patrick Boylan, 20K Group's newest hire and the Director of Interactive Strategies. I'm here to bolster our digital communications capabilities and complement our existing offerings. The lines between online and offline continue to blur, and comprehensive communications strategies are crucial to achieving organizations’ financial and mission-related objectives. I come to 20K Group from the David All Group, a D.C.-based digital agency specializing in engaging, empowering, and activating brand advocates online. I spent three years there developing and executing marketing and advocacy campaigns for major brands. When I'm not at the office, I like spending time in the outdoors and following sports. As a VA/DC transplant in Houston, I maintain my loyalties to the Nationals, Capitals, and Redskins. One day, after the Nationals win the World Series, I will be able to say that I was a fan when the “Nats” bandwagon could have fit in a Fiat. As a proud Clemson alumnus, I bleed orange and white. Groomed from a very young age, I have been a super fan my entire life. Many fall Saturdays you will find me with 90,000 of my closest friends in Death Valley cheering on the Tigers. When I’m not watching my favorite teams, I’m usually in the outdoors. The Blue Ridge Mountains are far behind me now, and I'm on the lookout for new Texas terrain to conquer. I plan to explore the Gulf Coast, Hill Country, west Texas, prairies, pinewoods and Big Bend country. If you have a must-try outdoor experience in the region, please point me in that direction! 20K Group is an amazing team of smart, savvy communicators, and I am honored to be a part of it. I look forward to accomplishing great things together! If you'd like to find out more about me, connect with me on Twitter or Facebook.

Stuck in the Weeds, 07.17.2011

The 20K in 20K Group refers to the proverbial 20,000 foot level in business-speak. Our strength is lifting our clients out of the day-to-day minutiae to a place where the big picture of their brand is bright, clear and meaningful. But as an agency, we too often put our own marketing and communications strategy on the back burner to tend to the clients' needs, and we do so gladly. Though our client roster is robust, we're recognizing that we need to amplify our brand as one of the best--and only--strategic communications firms in Houston. read more »

Fresh Air, 04.30.2010

We finally launched our new website. Would you think we were kidding if I told you it took us three years to get this done? During that time, the world changed forever: the earth continues to seem angry over something, as yet another hurricane targeted our great city; earthquakes and volcanoes have become a common occurrence; we elected the first non-white president of the United States; and social networking has become (in my humble view), the most important sea change in communications in a century. read more »

Fresh Air, 04.23.2010

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20K Group is a communications agency that helps your
organization become better known and better understood.
Our approach to public relations, digital strategy, crisis communications and training breathes fresh air into your
messaging, branding and market position by lifting you out
of the weeds to envision your big picture.