We connect brands, messages and people through data-driven insights, cross-channel communications and dynamic customer experiences.

Our Capabilities

We’re a digital communications agency, an innovative consultancy, a strategic business partner. We map our capabilities to our clients’ core objectives.

Dig in. Unearth the heart of the brand and what it stands for.

Meet your audience where they are, in ways that create impact.

Drive brand awareness through authentic thought leadership.

Curate smart stories, informed by research and analysis.

Learn how to amplify—and manage—internal and external messages.

Create meaningful customer connections to drive sales.

Our Approach

Smart art. We’re creative storytellers, informed by research, insights, data. As markets, tastes, and clients evolve, so too does our work. We adjust and re-deploy as necessary—connecting brands, messages and people via cross-channel, digitally-led experiences.

We’re problem solvers, and our tools are ever-evolving.

Our Experiences

Financial and professional services. Consumer. B2B industrial. We make it our business to know theirs.

With more than 20 years’ experience in complex industries, we know where to look for hidden gems. Our cross-functional teams unearth and hone the most interesting, compelling stories.

Leadership

Meet our crew. Grounded in experience and inspired by new techniques, these fearless leaders know when to go with the flow, or challenge the status quo.

Ann Barlow

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

Ted Birkhahn

Partner and President

Deborah Brown

Partner and Managing Director, Strategic Development

Steve Cody

Co-Founder and CEO

Mike Friedin

Chief Digital Officer

Jackie Kolek

Partner and Managing Director

Armel Leslie

Senior Director, Head of Capital Markets

Ed Moed

Co-Founder and CEO

Jackie Murphy

Managing and Founding Director, London Office

Maggie O'Neill

Partner and Managing Director

Diana Soltmann

Chief Executive and Founding Director, London Office

Sara Whitman

Managing Director / Chief Culture Czar

Our Awards

Our work is rewarding on its own. But we still get jazzed when industry peers recognize and appreciate what makes Peppercomm exceptional. The stories we tell and the people who help craft them make this one of the greatest places to work.

But maybe we’re biased.

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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