Christine Mahin (Accounts & Operations Director) and Rachel Cushing (Media Director) were guest lecturers for a graduate level healthcare marketing course at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. Both led a discussion on digital marketing and how it pertains to healthcare marketing.

Topics they touched upon included: Google Ads, email marketing, social media marketing, marketing ethics, staying HIPAA compliant, and more.

Interested in learning more about how digital marketing can help your business reach its goals? Contact Lenz Marketing today for more information.

2018 was a fantastic year for Lenz, filled with many wonderful projects and new challenges. Check out the summary of this past year for #TeamLenz.

Lenz welcomes new partnerships

2018 saw the start of many wonderful relationships with incredible clients. Here are some of the newest clients Lenz partnered up with to create outstanding marketing content for:

    1. EyeSouth Partners: EyeSouth Partners is a premier network of integrated eye care practices located throughout the Southeast. 2018 marks the first year of the partnership between EyeSouth and Lenz, with Lenz providing its marketing and consulting services to the group and its affiliated practices, which include Georgia Eye Partners, Georgia Retina, and OPAL Aesthetics.
    2. Coolray, Mr. Plumber, and BriteBox: For over 50 years, Coolray has been trusted by Atlanta homeowners as the leader in HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services thanks to their highly skilled technicians and great value. We were ecstatic to bring on Coolray and their affiliated companies, Mr. Plumber and BriteBox, to the Lenz Family in 2018. In addition to creating advertisements, we’ve been managing social, SEO projects, and more for this three client addition.
    3. Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival: This March 30th through 31st, The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival will usher in the spring season with a celebration of music, art, dogs, and food in the Brookhaven area. Team Lenz is proud to handle media buying, social media, and digital design to ensure they have a successful festival this year.
    4. Avant Gynecology: Formerly McDaniel & Durrett, P.C, Lenz had a blast rebranding the practice as Avant Gynecology, Atlanta’s GYN and Surgical Specialists.
    5. Upson Regional Medical Center: In 2018, Lenz was brought on by Upson Regional for a consultation project. Our team studied the effectiveness of the group’s existing marketing communications, held interviews in the field, and helped strengthen the brand and reach new patient groups after assessing the results.

Georgia Urology’s WSB-TV campaign

In 2018, Lenz developed and managed a robust TV ad campaign for Georgia Urology on WSB-TV. Three spots were created that focused on two of the practice’s important service lines—kidney stones and prostate cancer—and one spot was devoted to awareness building for the practice’s brand. The spots aired throughout the summer and fall of 2018 to great reception!

Prostate Cancer ad: 

Kidney Stone ad: 

General Branding ad:

Tall Timbers environmental project

The Economic Impact of the Red Hills Region’s Quail Hunting Lands of North Florida and Southwest Georgia is a publication put out by the Tall Timbers organization that is based on research they do to track the conservation efforts they support. It is used to show the community and other interested parties how important the region’s environmental conservation efforts are to the local economy in very real terms. Lenz’s Creative Director Ben Barnes loves producing incredible design work for this project every three years because it’s an opportunity to be creative and support a good cause.

Check out 2018’s design here:

Lenz designed Tall Timbers

2018 Atlanta Science Festival

During the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival, Lenz had the pleasure of tackling exciting new projects in addition to improving the same initiatives from years prior. One of the top moments from 2018 was bringing ALEX (Atlanta’s Lead Explorer) to life. Not only did we create a physical costume that ASF could use during events of the conference, we also designed a mini version for some incredible social engagement. ALEX had much time in the spotlight, but here are some of our favorite photos:

Lenz also built a beautiful new website to help promote this incredible festival and its efforts to connect Atlanta’s science community. Check out this before and after:

BEFORE

AFTER

Our 2018 efforts really made a difference in the overall attendance, enjoyment, and quality of the festival. For example, last year 53,000 people attended, there were 120 events over 70 venues, and the festival gathered over 122 media hits that reached more than 37 million views.

Finally, our team managed to secure many exciting PR hits for this client. Just a few examples are coverage of the festival through Atlanta’s major network affiliates such as WSB-TV, 11 Alive, CBS 46, and Fox 5; a feature story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; radio highlights on channels such as WABE’s “City Lights”, Kiss 104.1 FM’s “Business in the Black”, 92.9 the Game, and more; digital hits on several websites such as Atlanta Business Chronicle, Patch, AccessAtlanta, GPB, and more.

Rebranding Avant Gynecology, FKA McDaniel & Durrett, P.C.

Avant Gynecology, formerly known as McDaniel & Durrett, P.C, is a long-established practice that has been serving generations of women for more than 40 years. From creating the name to establishing the new brand’s aesthetic and identity, Lenz provided its services to ensure the practice’s rebranding captured its top-notch quality and professional reputation.

Check out the new website and collateral below!

Avant Gynecology logo

Lenz designed Avant website

Lenz Avant GYN review card

Emory Law’s JM Campaign

2018 saw the continuation of a successful integrated marketing campaign for Emory Law’s Juris Master degree. The campaign (now beginning its third year) leverages traditional media (radio, print, PR), targeted digital messaging, creative, and strategies across more than ten cities in the southeast including Charlotte, Nashville, Jacksonville, and Atlanta using tools such as geo-fencing, Google Ads, pre-roll, and remarketing. During the fall of 2018, we captured new video featuring student testimonials and created a suite of accompanying digital assets to harmonize with the new videos.

Here’s one example:

Lenz Helps Amplify Decatur Raise $40,000 to Fight Poverty

Lenz presented the 2018 Amplify Decatur Concert Series, helping 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. This $40,000 gift equals the most an Amplify Concert Series has generated to date; Amplify Decatur has raised and donated more than $190,000 to DCM since 2011.

On April 14, thousands gathered on the Downtown Decatur Square for the Amplify Decatur Music 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.

Lenz’s own Accounts and Operations Director, Christine Mahin, served as festival director for the second consecutive year. Lenz is extremely proud to have worked alongside the Amplify My Community team to make this event as successful as it was.

Keep on scrolling to view some photos and branding of the event!

Lenz branded 2018 Amplify Decatur Music Festival

SouthCoast Health’s Urgent Care

With more than 120 healthcare professionals encompassing more than 20 specialties and services, we were excited to help SouthCoast Health promote its latest addition to its extensive line of services: Urgent Care. Lenz branded the service and crafted several social media assets, such as Facebook campaigns, boosted ads, and weekly social posts, to promote the line.

We were particularly proud of a gif that both the social media department and the creative team crafted together:

Lenz SouthCoast Health GIF

Collaboration between local bloggers and Marietta Plastic Surgery

In today’s age of online “influencers” and brands, plastic surgery groups have seen great success in collaborating with micro-influencers. Micro-influencers are local social media accounts with large followings and audiences that trust their opinion.

That’s why Lenz was proud to connect Marietta Plastic Surgery with Peaches in a Pod, a best-friend micro-influencers duo based in Marietta, Georgia. See some of the social posts and blogs we helped Peaches in a Pod create to promote the incredible services Marietta Plastic Surgery provides.

  1. Botox and Dermal Filler Experience blog
  2. PRP Facial Treatment blog
  3. Recap blog on Marietta Plastic Surgery

Peaches in a Pod Lenz MPS social post

Lenz MPS Peaches in a Pod post

Inspired by what you see above? Contact Lenz today for any of your brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, and public relations needs.

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!