Kirk Phillips

HeadshotBrandSTOKE is where I hope you will engage me in conversation about all things branding and marketing. The old and the new, the good and the bad. I will share things I’ve learned during my 30-plus year career and you will set me straight. Maybe I’ll learn something.

Day job: Principal at Conrad | Phillips | Vutech, where I provide strategic branding and marketing counsel to our clients. Sometimes I help run the business.

Background: I have a degree in journalism (public relations sequence) from Bowling Green State University. I’ve always dabbled in art, photography, music and writing. I started as an ad agency copywriter and morphed into an account manager. I’ve been active professionally in the American Association of Advertising Agencies, American Advertising Federation, and American Marketing Association.

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Our firm specializes in establishing and building the brands of its clients. Our associates are experienced in marketing, advertising, interactive and design. We’ve been around for over 40 years and work in a variety of brand categories, most notably health care, financial, education, and real estate. We are also affiliated with EnginePoint Marketing, a search engine marketing firm. For more information, visit Conrad | Phillips | Vutech.

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I welcome them! (Saves me the trouble.) Let me know if you’re interested. From time to time, other staffers at Conrad | Phillips | Vutech may share their perspectives.


Any opinions expressed on this site, whether by me or anyone else, do not necessarily represent those of Conrad | Phillips | Vutech (There are three other owners and we rarely agree.) or its clients. Especially its clients.

5 Responses to About

  1. Megumi Robinson says:

    Hi Kirk,

    I’m working with leadership blogger/author Mike Figliuolo to connect with some smart, thought-provoking, forward-thinking bloggers like yourself in hopes that you’ll be game for some “leadership tag.” I know Mike is a big fan of your ideas and writing on leadership, in fact he has you on his blogroll, so we wanted to reach out and see if you’d be interested in getting involved!

    Some background: We’re all tired of the leadership books that are long on theory, but short on actionable steps to make us better leaders, right? That’s the premise behind Mike’s upcoming book, One Piece of Paper. He believes leaders need to distill their philosophies to a single sheet — making it easy for them to live and even easier for their teams to follow.

    Here’s where you come in: Will you spend a few minutes to create and share your leadership one-pager? Mike’s developed some templates to help you get started (www.slideshare.net/onepieceofpaper).

    Our hope is that you’ll share your one piece of paper sometime the first week of October and “tag” some of your readers or online connections to do the same. Coinciding with the launch of his book, Mike will highlight some of the participating blog posts on his own site, which we hope will help drive some traffic to your site as a way of showing our appreciation for your participation.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in joining our game of leadership “tag.” If you are, I’m happy to get you additional details and answer any questions you might have. On behalf of Mike, we truly appreciate your consideration and hope we can count on your involvement.


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  3. Rich says:

    Hey Kirk,
    What email should I use to contact you directly?

  4. Brent says:

    Hey Kirk, my team and I are looking for a few bloggers to partner with in a project we are working on. Id love to talk to you about the opportunity. Can you drop me an email to the address above? Thanks.


  5. Gio says:

    Hey Kirk, What email should I use to contact you directly? -

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