Hosted by The National Museum of Toys /Miniatures, our Fun is Powerful Symposium transformed the concept of brand-building into a real-world application in a powerfully fun way. We built a three-dimensional gameboard to make business applications both strategic and highly actionable.  In a matter of minutes rather than months, the game-like process provides a comprehensive game board that is visually understandable, tailored to the specific brand,  and outlines the path for a multi-stage communications branding strategy.  

For the Symposium on September 27th, our focus was on a very special nonprofit with a New York Times best-selling book. We  arranged for a group of Kansas City-based leaders to engage in our game-like process:

  • Sean Casserley, County Librarian, Johnson County Library

  • Dave Burns, Story Center Publication Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library

  • Kent Van Amberg, Executive Director American Society of Baking

  • Terry Trafton, CEO, CommCARE and

  • Lucinda Noches Talbert, Vice President of Operations, KC Healthy Kids

  • Jessica Pryor, Marketing Partner, Behavioral Health - Client & Integrated Marketing, Cerner

  • Leslie Carto, External Communications Director, PR/Marketing, Truman Medical Centers

  • Larry O’Renick, behavioral health counselor

  • Ann Ditty, non-denominational chaplain


The Creative Center of  America team:

  • Robin Blakely

  • Melanie Geiss

  • Garrett Stroginis

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How We Storyboard Brand Strategy

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A noted nonprofit with a New York Times best-selling book is celebrating a landmark year in 2020.  We are working with cause leader Barbara Saltzman and the California-based nonprofit The Jester & Pharley Phund. The children's book "The Jester Has Lost His Jingle" by David Saltzman has made a big difference in thousands of lives for more than two decades thanks to the support of foundations, companies, civic groups, and individuals nationwide. 

WATCH BELOW! CBS Sunday Morning featured Barbara Saltzman and the story behind the New York Times best-selling children's book: "The Jester Has Lost His Jingle" by David Saltzman.  


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It's Kind Of Like Chess

Part game. Part comic universe. All real-world strategy.

Bring Your Imagination

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