Our purpose is to use our innovation and imagination to inspire people to come to know and trust the organizations we work with.

Our Capabilities

We combine more than two decades of award-winning years of expertise serving blue-chip and breakout clients with forward-thinking new service offerings and the freshness of a start-up.


Our Approach

We have a relentless focus on what’s next and what’s best for our clients, resulting in highly strategic programs, innovative service offerings, and desired results.While we take our clients’ business – and our own business – very seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously at all.

Our Experience

From financial and professional services to consumer and B2B industrial, we constantly challenge conventional wisdom, and leverage our innovation and imagination…resulting in creative work and successful clients.

Our Team

Meet our team. We work hard, yet play hard, and infuse a sense of curiosity into everything we do.

Ann Barlow

Partner & President, West Coast Managing Director, Creative-Digital

Deborah Brown

Partner and Managing Director, Strategic Development

Steve Cody

Co-Founder and CEO

Jackie Kolek

Partner and Managing Director

Tara Lilien

Chief Talent Officer

Ariel Mojena

Chief Financial Officer

Maggie O'Neill

Partner and Managing Director

Our Awards

Our work is rewarding on its own. Be we still get excited when industry peers recognize and appreciate what makes Peppercomm exceptional. Our entrepreneurial, innovative environment, combined with our team of professionals who inspire, make Peppercomm one of the best places to work.

2016 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards

Mid-sized Agency of the Year (Gold)

2016 Holmes Report

North America Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year

2016 Best Small and Medium Workplaces, Fortune and Great Place to Work

Peppercomm named #23 out of 50

2015 PRSA Big Apple Awards

Missing the Mark: Global Content Survey of Brand Marketers and their B2B Audiences

2015 PR News

Top Places to Work

2014 PR News Platinum

Top Places to Work in PR

2014 Hedgeweek Global Awards

Best North American Public Relations Firm

2013 PR News PR Agency Elite

Integrated Communications - Peppercomm

2013 PR News PR Agency Elite

Integrated Communications - Tyco

2013 PRSA Silver Anvil

The Power of One – One Tyco, One Integrated Global Campaign, One Strong Result

2013 Gold SABRE Awards

Corporate Media Relations, Steelcase - “100 Dreams. 100 Minds. 100 Years. The Steelcase

2012 Bulldog Stars of PR, Communication Excellence

Midsize Agency of the Year under $20,000,000 to Peppercomm for The Peppercomm Experience

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