October 4, 2013: Thoughts on marketing that matters...

We have a passion for marketing that matters. We seek out important clients and causes we are proud to support and make them highly visible and relevant.

For 25 years, we’ve been engaged in enterprises that directly or indirectly serve the cause of Lexington’s economic development by improving the quality of life which all of us enjoy. We're not just familiar with Lexington’s strengths as a thriving city of the future, we’re passionately invested in its potential to become The Next Great American City. We are actively engaged on many fronts to help make this place where people want to live, work and invest in.

We couldn't be more excited to be living in this town. Right now. At this very moment.


September 23, 2013: Where did August and September go!?


Wow we've been busy. Our campaign for Lextran has been ramping up - hop the free trolley! Ride the bus! Plus, our retail clients are getting ready for the holiday season. Here's few tips we've found to help us slow down and catch a breath!




January 25, 2013: We've got a case of DIGI-VISION.


October 24, 2012: Group CJ and the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau Win Top Tourism Award for New Dining Guide “Beyond Grits”

(WED OCT 24, 2012) Last night in Bowling Green, Lexington’s Group CJ received the highest honor at the annual Kentucky Tourism Industry Association’s “Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing”. Best of Show was awarded for the clever, pocket-sized local dining guide produced on behalf of the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau. The popular guide titled, “Beyond Grits” was created to raise awareness of the growing, world-class culinary scene in the Bluegrass.

The competition judged by a panel of industry experts, included the best travel and tourism industry marketing professionals from Louisville, Lexington, Northern Ky and the entire state.

Connie Jo Miller founder of Group CJ comments on the local restaurant boom, “I like to think that Lexingtonians are similar to our symbolic horse-of-another-color, a little quirky, proud of our traditional heritage, yet avant-garde enough to embrace the artistic and the unusual. Our open and lively spirit is what allows innovative, locally-owned restaurants to thrive here in our Bluegrass.”

The culinary guide is available at the new Visitors Center in Victorian Square, hotels and restaurants. The accompanying website is now live. Plans are in the works for an event encouraging visitors and locals alike to experience Lexington’s bold, eclectic dining scene. Beyond Grits: Lexington Restaurant Week 2013 will take place July 25-August 3.

About Group CJ: The agency celebrates 25 years this month and has served as the creative engine for numerous progressive travel and hospitality organizations.