Patrick Padley AvatarPatrick Padley is a digital marketing strategist, creative storyteller, speaker, coffee addict, and blogger. If you haven’t met Pat, or read his blog you’ve probably seen his work. He has worked with brands such as Hallmark, Hyatt, Lee Jeans, Kansas City Royals, Helzberg Diamonds, and Timberland.

Patrick is currently a Creative Strategist at DEG. In his role, he bridges strategic planning, creative, and team leadership. He develops and sets the creative “North Star”, translates these strategies into integrated campaigns and sells that vision to clients. He possesses a keen understanding of how digital channels and creative elements mix together to support business goals.

Patrick previously served on the board of the Kansas City Ad Council, and SQPN, a non-profit organization that creates engaging Catholic new media. He co-produced In Between Sundays and On The U, Catholic podcasts for young adults and is a frequent guest on other podcasts. He is an alumnus of The University of Tulsa and graduated with a degree in Film Studies and Marketing.

A digital strategist by day and a pizza chef wannabe by night – when he isn’t working or tackling a dirty diaper, Pat enjoys playing piano, posting the beauty of life’s ordinary moments to Instagram, maintaining his beard, silly dances with his daughters and running a Catholic blog with his wife.

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About the site:

The purpose of this site is to share my insight into creativity, digital marketing and how these strategies can be applied for evangelization. My hope is that over time the site becomes a dynamic collection of ideas that inspire you and provides you real value. As of late, most of my writing lives on Medium.

I also write at A Couple of Catholics with my wife Nicole. On that blog, we talk about faith, intentional living, and marriage.

About Pat’s music:

Pat was first introduced to music when he joined the school choir in 5th grade. While in high school he developed a greater love for music by acting and singing in on-stage musicals. In addition to learning music at school, Patrick furthered his passion by taking 6 years of percussion lessons.

After quickly picking up piano between his freshman and sophomore year of high school, he started composing instrumental pieces. Patrick’s first CD, Embodiment, was published in September of 2004. Embodiment is a collection of piano solos written over a two-year period and is an essential CD for anyone who loves new age music. Since its release, many critics have classified Pat’s melodies as comforting, soothing and inspiring. You can listen to his music here>>

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Patrick Padley Catholic New Media PanelI’ve been speaking about New Media, Digital Marketing, and the Catholic Faith since 2009 and have reached thousands of people. I’d love to come speak to your group, diocese/parish, or event. I’m available for speaking on a variety of topics on digital marketing, creative strategy, social media & evangelization. If you are interested in scheduling me to talk at your event or organization visit the contact page.


  • What Catholics Can Learn from Ad Agencies
  • How to Reach the Mobile Generation – Igniting a Flame within the Millennial Church
  • Digital Strategy (and Why You Need One)
  • Social Media, Personal Branding and the Call to Mission
  • Building a Social Media Strategy
  • Finding Peace in Our Lives

Past Talks

  • Johnson County Community College: People in Marketing Panel, Nov. 24th, 2015 – Overland Park, KS
  • Catholic New Media Celebration, June 7, 2015 – Atlanta, GA
  • Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization 2014 – Benedictine College in Atchison, KS
  • Catholic New Media Conference 2013 – Boston, MA
  • Family Theater Productions 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
  • Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization 2013 – Benedictine College in Atchison, KS
  • Religious Conference Management Association 2012 – Kansas City, MO
  • Catholic New Media Conference 2012, Kansas City, KS
  • TEC Diocese of Tulsa Retreat 2011
  • Diocese of Tulsa, Catholic Young Adults 2010



Patrick Padley's Music

Patrick Padley’s debut album, Embodiment, is a unique collection of new age piano solos. It was composed over a two year period and was released in September of 2004. The album features inspirational music designed to embody your soul with serenity and comfort. It includes the hit songs “Happy Memories” and “Family Time“. It is well-suited for studying, daydreaming, reading or just relaxing. Embodiment, is an essential CD for anyone who enjoys new age instrumental music.



Embodiment by patrickpadley

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