Farewell, Todd

We have lost another friend and colleague at Leopold Ketel. Todd Cunlisk, our Vice President, and Development Director died June 15, 2018. He was 54.

Todd bravely battled a rare form of leukemia and beat it, only to succumb later to kidney failure, possibly a result of his leukemia treatment.

As stated in his obituary: “Todd was always quick with a laugh and a smile. His warm, friendly, supportive and welcoming personality made him beloved by his many friends, family, clients, co-workers and all those who were fortunate enough to know and love him. Todd enjoyed being active, loved traveling, golfing and fly-fishing on the Mecca Flats on the Deschutes, as well as spending time on the Metolius River and Camp Sherman. Todd also was an avid sports fan, cheering on the Notre Dame football team and Boston Red Sox. He was inspired to take up gardening after his mother-in-law, Olga Haley, passed in 2014, carrying on her green thumb legacy by creating a backyard oasis for his friends and family to enjoy, and to now remember and reflect upon his life well-lived. Todd, you will be missed and loved always, forever in our hearts.”

Here at the agency, we will remember Todd for his great sense of humor, an easy manner, and genuine warmth. He was a rock-solid leader and a reliable partner. We will miss him greatly.

You can find more about Todd’s biography here. A Celebration of Life for Todd will be held from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, 2220 N.E. Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97211. If you plan to attend please let the family know by Monday, July 23, 2018, or by emailing: [email protected]

TOP MEN’S ACCESSORY DESIGNER WILLIAM HENRY SELECTS LEOPOLD KETEL AS AGENCY OF RECORD

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the world’s top designer brands in men’s accessories has selected Leopold Ketel, a boutique creative shop located in Portland, for branding, advertising and marketing services.

William Henry, an American lifestyle luxury brand that has earned fame for creating exclusive and award-winning pocket knives, artisan jewelry and distinctive accessories for men, has enlisted Leopold Ketel to provide creative strategy, advertising, media buying and earned media services. Known for beautiful, intricate design work, William Henry’s goal in selecting a marketing partner was to choose an agency that understood the spirit of exceptional creativity and outstanding design to help the brand continue to grow and evolve. William Henry’s founder Matt Conable, along with VergePointe Capital, the company’s private equity firm, drove the agency selection process.

“William Henry has great potential as a leading men’s luxury lifestyle brand,” said Matt Vance, chief investment officer for VergePointe Capital. “Finding the right marketing partner is a key step in accelerating the growth and prestige of the company.”

William Henry specializes in rare, limited edition, hand-crafted pieces that integrate classic natural material, precious metals and gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys. Headquartered in McMinnville, a small Oregon town best known for renowned wineries and beautiful natural surroundings, William Henry has become a name synonymous with creatively-inspired, exclusive designs for customers with exceptional taste. William Henry’s collections of men’s jewelry, writing instruments, pocket knives, money clips, cuff links and key chains are available worldwide at williamhenry.com and through exclusive retailers.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the agency,” said Jerry Ketel, creative director of Leopold Ketel. “William Henry is a luxury brand with an incredible reputation and a great story to tell. We’re excited to now be a part of that legacy, and help the company write its next chapter.”

About Leopold Ketel
Known as an early pioneer in Portland’s creative evolution, Leopold Ketel (also affectionally known as LK) has grown its reputation for creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of local and regional clients. LK prides itself on being a little big agency, offering sophisticated creative marketing solutions via a personal, independent, down-to-earth approach. LK is located at 118 SW First Ave., Portland or at leoketel.com/

About VergePointe Capital
VergePointe Capital is a boutique private equity firm located in Lake Oswego, Ore. As investors, VergePointe Capital Managing Directors Matt Vance and Scott Roberts also serve on the board of directors of William Henry. For more information, visit VergePointe.comVergePointe.com

DURHAM AND BATES SELECTS LEOPOLD KETEL FOR ADVERTISING, BRANDING AND DESIGN SERVICES

PORTLAND, Ore. – Durham and Bates, a leading independent insurance brokerage with a century-long history, has selected Leopold Ketel to help the company write its next chapter.

Durham and Bates has enlisted Leopold Ketel, a boutique creative shop located in Portland, to provide brand research and strategy development, as well as design and advertising services, to evolve the Durham and Bates brand for the future.

“There aren’t many companies that can say they have a 100-year history in Portland. It speaks volumes to Durham and Bates’ deep client relationships and their commitment to the local and regional community,” said Jerry Ketel, creative director of Leopold Ketel. “It’s a special privilege to be able to help revitalize such a legacy brand.”

Durham and Bates offers expertise in risk management and insurances services for commercial, marine and business industries, as well as personal insurance clients. The company has built a strong reputation based on its long-standing commitment to the community as an independent brokerage and by offering customized solutions tailored to their individual clients’ needs. Founded in Portland, the company also has an office in Vancouver, Wash.

As a Portland-born agency that was an early pioneer in the city’s creative evolution, Leopold Ketel also has grown its reputation for creative advertising and marketing work for clients with deep local roots, including the Oregon Humane Society, Benchmade Knives, Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen and many others.

“We selected Leopold Ketel based on the agency’s ability to understand the essence of our company. LK has a long track record in working with strong local brands and infusing freshness and creativity in all the services they deliver,” said Jeremy Anderson, CEO of Durham and Bates. “We’re confident that Leopold Ketel will be able to guide us through modernizing our brand to reflect the essence of who we are.”

About Leopold Ketel
Known for creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of local and regional clients, Leopold Ketel (also affectionately known as LK) prides itself on being a little big agency, offering sophisticated creative marketing solutions via a personal, independent, down-to-earth approach. LK is located at 118 SW First Ave., Portland or on the web https://www.leoketel.com/

Leopold Ketel’s new team members

Contact: Darcie Meihoff, LK, [email protected], 971-998-3782 Twitter: @darciemeihoff

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August 19, 2016

LEOPOLD KETEL ADDS THREE

PORTLAND, Ore.­-Leopold Ketel, a boutique creative shop in Portland, has added three hires to its team.

Kristen Padilla serves as Leopold Ketel’s new account and media manager. In her role, she handles media buying services for the agency’s clients, as well as managing agency projects and new business initiatives. Prior to joining Leopold Ketel, Padilla was an event manager at Lush Life Productions and also has experience as a production coordinator at JDK Design. She graduated from Fordham University in 2008

Kiah Bray joins Leopold Ketel as accounting manager, handling financial related duties for the agency and its clients. Prior to joining the agency, Bray’s experience includes handling payroll and office administration for nearly seven years at a local staffing agency. Bray graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Molly Streuli has joined Leopold Ketel as an account and production manager, helping oversee day-to-day marketing initiatives for a number of Leopold Ketel’s clients. With a background in advertising and social media, Streuli’s responsibilities include coordinating both digital and traditional campaigns, as well as helping provide creative support. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

About Leopold Ketel

Known for creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of local and regional clients, Leopold Ketel (also affectionately known as LK), has solidified its outstanding creative reputation in the Portland market for the past nearly 20 years. Working with many well-known organizations and companies such as the Oregon Humane Society, Benchmade Knife Company, Omega Morgan, Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen and others, LK prides itself on being a little big agency, offering sophisticated creative marketing solutions via a personal, independent, down-to-earth approach. LK is located at 118 SW First Ave., Portland or on the web https://www.leoketel.com/