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Christopher Elbow Chocolates Digital Consultation & Marketing Web Ads Display - Johnny Lightning Strikes Again

Everyone in Kansas City knows Christopher Elbow’s Chocolates as the créme de le créme of confections, but the brand wanted to improve traffic to their site through search, so they approached us to see what kind of solutions we could whip up.

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Military Recruit Marketing & Bank Onboarding Campaign - Johnny Lightning Strikes Again

Armed Forces Bank is a full-service bank that serves military members across the world, the majority of which are new recruits who never walk into a branch and have little experience with handling finances. This and the fact they are gone for 8 to 12 weeks for basic training makes onboarding these customers especially tricky, which is why Armed Forces Bank approached us to help develop an onboarding and financial literacy campaign to turn these recruits into lasting customers who can start their financial lives on the right foot.

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Being funny is serious business

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Marketing for Humor Brands - Easy, Tiger and Andrews McMeel Universal Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings - Johnny Lightning Strikes Again

We’ve been hard at work, but how are you supposed to know that if we don’t tell you? There are a couple of projects—funny ones—we’ve been meaning to tell you about for a while now. Today feels like the right day.

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We’re a small business in Kansas City that provides marketing services for businesses of all sizes, particularly on the web. Our primary source of business comes from online search and traffic to our website. Likewise, our primary service is digital marketing, helping other businesses to be found and marketed online. READ MORE →

Meet Designer Sara Blankenship

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Sara – Meow Kapow!

The year was 2012 and designer Sara (Duncan) Blankenship was sending her Behance- and BuzzFeed-famous résumé to Kansas City creative agencies. When we saw it and her work, we were so impressed that we looked up the rules on “dibs” to see if it applied to business. It doesn’t, so we went the traditional route and after a few interviews and a Google search to determine what is supposed to go in an employment agreement, Johnny Lightning Strikes Again had our first employee.

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Sleepless in Kansas City

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Website Design Development - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art - Johnny Lightning Strikes Again

Johnny Lightning Strikes Again opened for business in 2009 and in 6 short years, we’ve had the privilege of guiding the online brands of some truly iconic Kansas City institutions. These are the projects that keep us awake at night because we love our city and don’t want it to have ugly websites. Save those for St. Louis.

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The Photo Bus Branding

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Branding for The Photo Bus - Johnny Lightning Strikes Again

A requirement for getting into a VW bus and having your picture taken is that a rad logo must be on it. Everyone knows that. So when our friend John brought his literal bus into our figurative shop, can you guess what we did? If you guessed “slapped a rad logo on it” then you friend, are the big winner.

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JLSA 3.0

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Johnny Lightning Strikes Again Website 3.0 Countdown

Our last website launched in 2011. And while it may seem like four years is an awfully long amount of time to launch a new website, we’ve been really really busy, and we’re happy to say this new website launch is the mark of a new era for JLSA. READ MORE →

JLSA Year in Review

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Holiday 2014

Hello Friends,

As another year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to bid adieu to 2014. It’s been a great year at Johnny Lightning Strikes Again!

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Caroline

We used to have a hole here at JLSA. It was big and blobby and stuff—we didn’t exactly know how to describe it, but we knew it needed to be filled. That’s when Caroline Young stepped in. She’s our new copywriter and strategist, and she knew just what to say.

We plucked her from the top of the Missouri School of Journalism’s Strategic Communication program, and now she’s here to handle all our copy needs (and some strategy work too).

Want to get to know her better? We asked her questions. And she gave us answers—some well-worded ones.

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