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KidGlov Advertising Agency Podcast Hosts Executive Director of the Lied Center, Bill Stephan 

Executive Director -Bill Stephan, Lied Center for Performing Arts

Executive Director -Bill Stephan, Lied Center for Performing Arts

KidGlov, a boutique marketing and advertising agency based out of Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., recently welcomed executive director and chief artistic officer of the Lied Center, Bill Stephan, to its podcast, Agency for Change. The episode explores the incredible history of the Lied Center and how the performing arts center pivoted during the pandemic. 

“There’s magic that happens during live performances, and the Lied Center accomplished some really impressive feats over the last couple of years to make sure the show continued to go on in Lincoln,” said Kelley Peterson, vice president, creative director at KidGlov. “It was a pleasure to sit down with Bill to learn just how they accomplished this and hear what’s coming up next at the Lied.”

From its inception, the Lied Center for Performing Arts has been dedicated to serving the community and state by presenting national and international artists on our stages, while developing and sustaining programs that reach out to all parts of Nebraska. Arts Across Nebraska, a major program combining statewide tours, extended residency and collaborations with communities outside Lincoln, is the direct result of visionary thinking and the hard work of staff and community supporters. Today, the Friends of Lied, a statewide support organization, receives donations from hundreds of Nebraskans for programming, education, and operations, and also shares the Lied’s message in all parts of the state.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lied Center was featured in the New York Times and USA Today for their shift to online performances and quick return to socially distanced performances during the pandemic. Their efforts and commitment to safe protocols became a resource for other performance arts organizations in safely reopening. 

“Pandemic and crowds aren’t good,” said Stephan. “But I thought to myself, ‘We’ve got to find a way to fulfill our mission. We have to still educate, inspire, and entertain the people of Nebraska, even in a pandemic.’ And so we quickly started brainstorming and coming up with ways to do so.” 

The full Agency for Change podcast episode can be found at or on any major podcast platform.  

Learn more about the Lied Center at

The Agency for Change podcast from KidGlov marketing and advertising agency brings stories of people creating positive change in the world. From large companies and nonprofit organizations to small advocacy groups and solo agents for change, the program explores what inspires these changemakers, the work they’re doing, and how they share their message.

“We’re incredibly proud of this award-winning podcast that shares the stories of changemakers and those organizations that inspire our work,” said Peterson. 

The advertising agency’s podcast releases new episodes every week. Listen at or on any major podcast platform.

KidGlov is a certified B Corp branding agency offering a full array of marketing services from strategic planning and traditional marketing to the latest in digital and social media. This highly experienced team has worked across industries and has won several accolades including top honors at the American Marketing Association awards in Lincoln and Omaha. They’ve also been acknowledged at the American Advertising Federation Nebraska Awards and have been named one of the Best Places to Work. Learn more about the advertising agency at, or visit their Omaha office at 2120 S. 72nd Street, Ste 640, Omaha, Neb. 68124


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