We promote, protect and connect clients in a fast-changing marketplace.

Our Capabilities

We’re a purpose-driven 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 Experience

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

With more than 24 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.


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

Senior Partner, President West Coast, Managing Director Employee Engagement

Diandra Binney

Senior Vice President

Trisha Bruynell

Vice President

Steve Cody

Founder / CEO

Kellyn Curtis

Vice President

Antonio DeSoto

Account Executive

Rob Duda

Sr. Vice President, Automotive + Transportation Strategist

Courtney Ellul


David Jolly

Integrated Program Manager

Jackie Kolek

Senior Partner + Chief Innovation Officer

Tara Lilien

Partner, Chief Talent Officer

Paul Merchan

Sr. Vice President

Caroline Mooney


Maggie O'Neill

Senior Partner, Chief Client Officer

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


Communicate meaning to better connect with your audience.