LOVE Welcomes Two New Faces to its Creative Team

SALT LAKE CITY (June 25, 2014) – Love Communications, a Salt Lake City-based full-service advertising agency, recently added two new employees to its downtown office – copywriter Kyle Creek and art director Richard Gates.


Agency’s new video illustrates the power of Love

By John Youngren

April 10, 2014


It’s truly a labor of Love.

Love Communications’ official new introductory video, just released, features both the people of Love and the agency’s hurried pace. Titled, “Love: Ourselves,” the two-minuteish video is meant both as introduction to the staff of Love Communications and a (very) fast sampling of the vast amount of work the agency produces, day after day after day.

“I was trying to find a creative way to show what life at Love is like,” said producer/director Anthony Oliver, who conceived of and edited the video over the course of the past month. “I wanted to represent our culture and the fast pace of everything we do.”

An upbeat, whimsical instrumental music track drives the more than 1,300 video and still images that quickly unfurl throughout the video, which features snapshots of everyone on the current staff and a huge sampling of the agency’s work for its diverse clients, both past and present. Anthony estimates he spent more than 45 hours on the project, fitting it in when he could during rare down moments.

“It’s not a reel, but a lot of our (client) work is represented,” Anthony said. “It’s not a tour (of the agency), but a lot of our space is represented.”

“Love: Ourselves” replaces a “tour of the agency” video that was produced in 2010. It was entertaining, but hard to keep up-to-date. As people and projects come and go, Anthony wanted the new video to be “somewhat malleable,” so that he could edit in new faces and images relatively easily. (Among the Love faces in the current version is one of the adopted agency cats, the formerly feral kitty affectionately known as “Patches.”)

In addition to its online presence, “Love: Ourselves” is also a signature piece for the Love Communications staff to use in new business pitches and other similar presentations.

“I tried to represent everyone (on the staff) in a personal way, but also in a work way,” Anthony said.

See for yourself if he succeeded.

Sure to be a collector’s item

By Angie Welling

April 3, 2014


Attendees of the 2014 Governor’s Economic Summit surely walked away from today’s sold-out event with many things: a newfound understanding of Utah’s enviable economic position in the nation and the world; enhanced tools and techniques to help their businesses continue to succeed; valuable networking contacts and potential new friendships and partnership opportunities.

Courtesy of @OgdenUtahRocks. “Enjoying #utecon with @GovHerbert, Richard Marriott and Clayton Christensen. #utahpol”

But tucked under their arms or in their laptop bags as they left the Grand America Hotel was another key takeaway, designed and delivered by Love Communications: their very own Governor Gary R. Herbert bobblehead.


The Governor’s Utah Economic Summit was presented by Zions Bank, a valued Love client for whom we work on many special projects. This project was a little more interesting than some of the others, however, as it resulted in 1,500 miniature Governor Herberts filling our Salt Lake City office for the past several weeks.


The Governor was also the star in a series of videos that aired this morning during the Economic Summit, after first premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Business and Technology Connection.


Created by Love in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Zions Bank, the three movie trailers showcase Utah’s business friendly environment, outstanding quality of life and enviable recreational opportunities. Or, in the Governor’s own words, “A great place to live, work and play.”


Check out all three trailers here:

A week of campaign launches

By: Angie Welling

March 21, 2014

This week was a busy one at Love Communications, as we oversaw the official campaign launches for two county-wide races: Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder.

Love worked on both men’s campaigns four years ago, and we’re proud to do so again in 2014. District Attorney Gill and Sheriff Winder are true public servants who serve with integrity, accountability and transparency.


Surrounded by supporters, Gill launched his re-election campaign on Tuesday, March 18, from the steps of the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City.

Four years ago, I stood outside, on a day much like today, and I made you a promise to restore the public trust and return integrity to the District Attorney’s office,” Gill said. “Today, I stand before you to announce my intention to seek re-election to serve for another four years and continue the good and important work that we’ve only just begun.”

As Gill was speaking, Love’s interactive team was back at the office pressing “Go” on the District Attorney’s website.


The following day, the Love team was at it again, this time at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail facility in South Salt Lake. There, Sheriff Winder revealed his 2014 campaign theme – “Winder’s Working” – and outlined his top campaign priorities as well as his achievements from the previous four years.

Check out some of the coverage on the events here:





Love Expands Again, Adds Three New Employees

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2014) – Love Communications, a Salt Lake City-based full-service advertising agency, recently added three new employees to its downtown office – director of production and traffic Rebecca Merrill, art director Chris Wells and digital marketing manager Elle Wheeler.


Love Brings Home Seven Awards at 2014 ADDYS

SALT LAKE CITY (February  10, 2014) – Love Communications, a Salt Lake City-based full-service advertising agency, recently took home seven honors – 2 Gold and 5 Silver from Utah’s American Advertising Awards Gala, formerly known as the ADDYS.


Love Communications Expands, Adding Three New Employees

SALT LAKE CITY (July 23, 2013) – Love Communications, a Salt Lake City-based full-service advertising agency, recently announced it has added three new employees to its downtown office – Controller Jaime Alcock, art director Jay Hill and account coordinator Brian Short are the newest additions to the firm.