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In 1985, Lewis Kalmbach founded Kalmbach Advertising, Inc., as a design firm based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Throughout the 1990’s, the company grew to a full-service advertising agency, and opened a satellite office in San Francisco on Main Street. In 2002, Kalmbach Advertising became Kalmbach Smith Meadows (KSM) under the new ownership of Cindy Smith and Andy Meadows. The two purchased the agency to further expand the talents and capabilities, and progress from strictly an advertising agency to a full-service marketing firm. In 2010, Cindy Smith became the sole owner of KSM, and continues today to build the firm on nearly 40 years of history, relationships and rewards in the industry.


Great agency! Their attention to detail goes above and beyond. Always willing to help and full of great ideas.

- Daryl Lynch, Marketplace Chevrolet Buick

KSM has been our go-to firm for our company for over 25 years. They have always been innovative, conscientious, and above all creative. They work very hard to maximize our advertising dollars, spending them where they will have the most impact.

- Jill Snider Brewer, Snider Industries

KSM has been a tremendous partner and agency for the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl over the past five years. KSM personally cares about the partnership with their clients, and since the first day, it has felt like a true partnership between KSM and the bowl, providing us with the most personal-level partnership that we could have hoped for.

- Erik Evenson, Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Strength in Difference

Marketing is a juggling act of a million moving elements, all determined by different factors and somehow, all intertwined. Understanding, adapting to, and creating those elements is not a job for a like-minded team and at KSM, we recognize the strength in differences. From skillsets and thought processes to personal style and office snack of choice, our team checks all of the boxes.

  • KSMers who believe that a full snack drawer is crucial to productivity
  • KSMers whose morning inboxes are flooded with newsletter subscriptions
  • KSMers who would fight for the right to bring their dog to work
  • KSMers ready to create change for your business

Our Building? Just as Creative as We Are!

In the old days, there was an old hat shop designed by renowned architect, Sam Weiner in 1929, nestled right next door to the Big Chain Grocery Store on Fairfield Avenue. Who knew, 56 years later, that it would become the place we’ve called home for over 35 years! It’s our hub but it is also a space filled with just as much creativity as we are; an art deco style building with beautiful ornate scroll detail, a round room with acoustics for days, colorful workstations, art galore, the comfiest couch for creative brainstorming, sometimes quiet minds at work, and all of the time, full of what makes us different by design.