Lenz proudly sponsored the 2018 Top Doctors Reception, presented by Atlanta magazine. The reception was help June 21 at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, and celebrated the physicians in the “Top Doctors” issue. Lenz had an on-site presence at the reception, and had a great time celebrating the doctors being honored, including many of our clients.

Congratulations to all the top doctors. We’re already looking forward to next year!

Check out a few more snapshots of the night below.

Lenz recently helped the 2018 Amplify Decatur Concert Series, raise $40,000 for its beneficiary, Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a Decatur-based, nonprofit organization that works to prevent and alleviate poverty and homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.

The April 13-15 concert series was presented and marketed by Lenz and produced in partnership with Eddie’s Attic, the Southeast’s premier music listening room.

Since the first Amplify event (formerly known as Poverty Is Real) in 2011, Amplify has raised more than $190,000 for DCM. Each year, Lenz has served as the presenting sponsor and marketing agency for the event. Amplify was founded by Lenz partner and Vice President of Marketing Mike Killeen, who remains an Amplify board member. Christine Mahin, Lenz Marketing’s Accounts Supervisor, who has helped produce the Amplify Decatur Music Festival since 2016, served as festival director for the second consecutive year. Lenz President and CEO Richard J. Lenz serves as the Chair of the Amplify Advisory Board. And the entire Lenz team contributed to the marketing and production of the event.

On April 14, thousands gathered on the Downtown Decatur Square for the Amplify Decatur Musical Festival, the centerpiece of the concert series. The festival featured performances by an all-star Americana line-up, including The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires, and Parker Millsap. Atlanta-based folk duo Dwayne Shivers also performed.

Richard Lenz said the event “checks a lot of boxes” for him. “Lenz has supported many causes, organizations, and events in Decatur since 1992, and what we look for locally is something that adds to the culture of Decatur, has a philanthropic purpose, and allows our company to make an impact using our talent, energy, and resources. My goal of building a successful music festival in Decatur is being achieved, thanks to so many.”

Amplify Decatur also featured a three-night stand at historic Eddie’s Attic, with performances by Jared and Amber, The Weather Station, Sirens of South Austin, and Antigone Rising. On April 15, the concert series culminated with a Steve Earle vs. Townes Van Zandt tribute night featuring eight local and regional acts.

Platinum sponsors included: Leafmore Group, Four Roses Bourbon, Natalie Gregory Sold, The Pinewood, Iris and Bruce Feinberg, WABE 90.1, Decatur Package Store, and Savannah Distributing Company. Gold sponsors included: Georgia Urology, Hall Booth Smith, Oakhurst Realty Partners, Topo Chico, Cox Media Group, Midwood Entertainment, Essentia Water, and ATL PBS.

Lenz is extremely proud to have worked alongside the Amplify My Community team to make this event as successful as it was.

Scroll down to view some of the photos from this amazing event!

Lenz was a proud sponsor of the Second Annual Georgia Smoke Mexican Crawfish Derby, which raised $4,100 for Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit committed to providing durable medical equipment at little or no cost to adults and children with injuries and disabilities.

On May 5, hundreds gathered at the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club and went through 350 pounds of authentic Cajun-cooked crawfish and Mexican food! The event proved to be a great success and Lenz is thrilled to have been a part of it.

John Lenz, Vice President of Lenz Marketing, is also the founder and co-owner of Georgia Smoke BBQ, the best BBQ catering in Atlanta.

Check out more pictures of the event below!

Lenz is proud of its dedication to supporting environmental causes. Take a look at our recent work for Chautauqua for the Georgia Coast, a conference designed to raise awareness for preserving one of our state’s greatest treasures.

Chautauqua invitation design:

Chautauqua program book design:

Interested in learning more about how Lenz could help elevate your brand and business? Contact us here or give us a call today at 404-373-2021.

To help market the Atlanta Center for Medical Research’s recent study on major depressive disorder, Lenz designed and secured a premium placement for an advertisement in the April 2018 issue of Creative Loafing.

Interested in working with Lenz for your design and branding needs? Contact us here today or give us a call at 404-373-2021.

By Richard Lenz

A personal hero of mine, Jerry McCollum, had a plaque on his desk that no one could miss when you came into his office. It read DO MORE. The former President and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation is a living example of how much you could get done if you just DID MORE.

At Lenz, we are always trying to DO MORE in a variety of areas. Do more for our clients, do more for our employees, and do more for our shareholders. Also, from Day 1, we’ve always tried to do more for our communities. It is central to our mission. Early on, I understood that the purpose of every business is to earn a customer, serve their needs, and make a profit for shareholders and employees.

But what if you did all that, and also worked to improve the world we live in? Why not?

Roughly eight years ago my business partner Mike Killeen wrote, recorded, and released an album titled “Poverty is Real,” featuring a song by the same name. His belief, which I agreed with, was that poverty was a singular driver of many human conditions and problems, whether you were discussing healthcare, crime, education, homelessness, or even the environment. We both also agreed that as a popular issue, poverty is about as unsexy as it comes.

After releasing his album, he decided to try to DO MORE about the issue and try his hand at activism. A non-profit was established, eventually branded as Amplify My Community. The basic concept was to use live music events to bring public interest and fundraising to the issue of poverty, i.e., try to make the issue sexier through music! You come to a great show and your money goes to fighting poverty.

I was appointed as chairman of the Advisory Board, and as a donation, myself and my business partner John Lenz decided to put the full weight of Lenz’s marketing resources, skills, and networks into the effort, because we thought this was a way Lenz could DO MORE for the community.

The organization, run by volunteers, produces great shows and fundraises through the business of ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandising, and food and beverage vending, all of which passes through to a handpicked charity in a particular community.

Over the years, we’ve “Amplified” Decatur, Nashville, Asheville, Charlottesville, Athens, Atlanta, and Suwannee, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, which has gone directly to effective, hands-on charities in those communities that work to alleviate the effects of poverty and homelessness.

On Saturday April 14, the Amplify Decatur Music Festival returns to the downtown square with arguably the best lineup we’ve ever had at any event, top to bottom, with The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires, Parker Millsap, and Dwayne Shivers. Those who came last year to see Lucinda Williams will remember a magical night on the square.

Not content with just an outdoor festival, we are doing more with additional musical events over the same weekend at Eddie’s Attic, which has supported our efforts for the last seven years going back to the days of Eddie Owen, who helped us put on our very first Amplify show. New ownership has been generous as well, and the weekend’s shows are worth considering. Friday night’s show features the very talented Jared and Amber, Saturday night’s “Sirens of South Austin” show has Rebecca Loebe, Grace Pettis, and Betty Soo bringing their great songs and three-part harmonies. Sunday night, we have the Amplify Decatur capper with a Townes Van Zandt VS. Steve Earle tribute night, which will be a barn-burner.

We hope you can join us this year for what will be an awesome evening of beautiful music, delicious food from Decatur’s best restaurants, and outstanding craft beer. If so, you will be DOING MORE than entertaining yourself, but also helping our community.

Lenz recently helped Sundial Charter Tours develop a new visual identity and website.

Sundial Charters is a nature and charter boat company located on Tybee Island, Georgia. They offer daily and year-round trips that include dolphin watching, crabbing, cast netting, fossil hunting, birding, light tackle fishing, hiking the barrier islands, and salt marsh ecology.

Interested in working with Lenz for your design and branding needs? Contact us here today or give us a ring at 404-373-2021.

If you have followed Lenz for a while, it is no secret that we help The Atlanta Science Festival celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during an annual two-week festival consisting of more than 100 events and a grand finale: The Exploration Expo. The Atlanta Science Festival takes place in March of every year, but what about when the festival is over? Does science programming just end in Atlanta? The answer is no. It is just the beginning to the science calendar for Atlanta.

The founders of the Festival partnered with Lenz to launch Science ATL, an organization that strives to increase public interest in and appreciation of science. To do so, Science ATL creates and promotes easy access points to science, technology, engineering, and math. Lenz advised on the organization’s name, crafted the logo and brand identity, and designed the website. The very first installment of Science ATL is The Science Scene, a 12 month calendar that details every science-related event and workshop inside and outside of the perimeter. The mission of the organization is simple: bringing people together through the wonder of science.

Lenz is committed to STEM education, programming, and celebration of science in our community. We are proud of what our clients have accomplished and love partnering with them to help them accomplish even more. Be on the lookout for more science from Science ATL in the coming months!

Lenz recently collaborated with Mixed Bag Media to produce a video celebrating the 2017 Amplify Decatur Music Festival, which featured Lucinda Williams and raised $40,000 to help Decatur Cooperative Ministry prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.

The 2018 Amplify Decatur Music Festival, again presented by Lenz and produced in partnership with Eddie’s Attic, is set for Saturday, April 14 on the downtown Decatur square.

The event will feature The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires, Parker Millsap, and Dwayne Shivers.

Lenz proudly supports Amplify by donating comprehensive marketing services to the organization.

Mark your calendar! The 2018 Atlanta Science Festival will be held March 9 – 24 and will feature more than 100 events across metro Atlanta, plus one big party: the Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park on March 24! Lenz is the marketing agency of record for the festival, and a Gold level sponsor, providing marketing strategy and consultation, advertising, public relations, graphic design, and social media services. It’s all done to promote Atlanta’s annual celebration of technology and science.

Here’s the event booklet, designed by Lenz and  packed with the festival schedule, event details, and more!

Just in time for this year’s festival, Lenz also gave Atlanta Science Festival’s website a major upgrade! Check out the new design below!

Lenz recently introduced the festival mascot, A.L.E.X. who joined us at the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival kick-off party, hosted at the Delta Flight Museum. We loved seeing our beloved, pink astronaut come to life and interact with event attendees. Here are some pics from the occasion.

The Atlanta Science Festival welcomes people of all ages to explore the science and technology in Atlanta and to see how science is connected to all parts of their lives. Scientists and educators from museums, local schools, universities, and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances to expand the community of science enthusiasts and inspire a new generation of curious thinkers. Over the course of the festival, 100+ activities and events will be held that are suited for young children to adults. To close off the celebration, the Atlanta Science Festival will host the Exploration Expo in Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event that is free and open to the public on March 24th.

To learn more, visit the Atlanta Science Festival’s website!