Sam Meers owns Meers Advertising. A strong proponent of advertising and digital strategy to build brands, Sam has developed his marketing communications beliefs through experience. Founding Meers Advertising in 1993, he has witnessed the rapidly evolving integration of traditional and digital communications first-hand. Some of the companies with which the agency works include Armed Forces Bank, 3M Unitek, Missouri Gas Energy, multiple Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Husch Blackwell, Saint Luke’s Hospitals, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Film Festival and The Whole Person.
In 2011, Meers Advertising was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing company in Kansas City, Missouri. The company was also recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a technology leader in marketing communications and received the publications first Impact Award for innovative use of technology. Also in 2011, the Downtown Council of Kansas City named Sam an Urban Hero for the work he and his company have done to revitalize the Urban Core of Kansas City. Most recently, the agency was a finalist in the Chamber’s Top 10 Small Business of the Year competition and was named the Top Business of the Year in Kansas City by KC Business Magazine.
Sam posts frequently to his blog, Smoke & Meers, on the ever-changing advertising and digital marketing scene. His agency has become known for helping clients achieve thought leadership positions in both traditional and digital marketing.
Meers serves as Vice President of the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City, is on the Kansas City Board of Governors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, is a member of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, and is a long-time supporter of Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.