2Q Solutions Joins Forces with Kolbeco

Steve Smart to lead Client and Project Management

January 20: St. Louis, MO – Kolbeco, a St. Louis-based brand media company, has kicked off 2016 in growth mode with the addition of Steve Smart and his firm, 2Q Solutions Marketing. Smart has joined Kolbeco in the role of Client and Project Manager, and has transitioned his base of clients to Kolbeco.

“Steve’s focus with 2Q Solutions was a great complement to the brand strategy work and campaign execution we do here at Kolbeco,” said Lauren Kolbe, Kolbeco Senior Manager. “His keen attention not just to the creative work involved in branding, but also to the practical and operational piece that brings a brand to life allows us to carry our services to a new level that’s unique in the market.”

2Q Solutions Marketing was founded by Smart in 2009 to help businesses take a more structured and thoughtful approach to their marketing efforts. Its client base includes law firms, banks and financial institutions, and professional membership organizations. 2Q’s joining with Kolbeco will allow for a more robust service offering to the firm’s existing clients, and will enable Kolbeco to further develop branding offerings.

Kolbeco has been named among the best marketing and public relations firms in St. Louis since 2006, and has won scores of industry awards for branding campaigns, design, public relations, and community service. In 2015, Kolbeco was featured in St. Louis Small Business Monthly as a “Winning Workplace” for the firm’s focus on culture and employee development.

“Kolbeco has grown quite a bit since our founding in 2000, but our recent joining with 2Q puts us on a new growth path as we seek opportunities to bring additional firms under the Kolbeco umbrella,” said Kolbe.

About Kolbeco

Kolbeco is a brand media company with curious and creative group of people who work together in a hamlet near St. Louis, Missouri. Since we are marketing, branding and communications strategists, our talents and attitudes vary greatly. No one of us is similar to the other. What brings us together is a belief: a powerful story has the ability to create confidence and shine for brands – that includes the people and the processes that hold brands together. For more information visit us at www.kolbeco.net.