We enable clients to both anticipate change and capitalize on it. 

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.

STRATEGIC
COMMUNICATION
BRANDING AND POSITIONING
DIGITAL
CONTENT
CRISIS & ISSUES MANAGEMENT
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
RESEARCH & ANALYTICS
CREATIVE SERVICES
HUMOR-LED STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

OUR APPROACH

Our unique approach combines powerful predictive analytics and the tenets of comedy to not only help our clients plan for the future – whatever it brings – but also build unbreakable relationships with stakeholders that inspire them to join you on your journey of change. Humor stimulates alpha brainwaves, empowering us and our clients to change old ways of thinking, behaving and innovating. This gives us the ability to pivot our clients to opportunities they never realized they had. Whether you’re a challenger brand looking to break through or an industry leader seeking new growth…
Peppercomm is your agent of change.

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.

Agency Leadership

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

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

Partner

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

Associate

Maggie O'Neill

Senior Partner, Chief Client Officer

Matthew Purdue

Partner

Hannah Robbins

Account Supervisor

Melissa Vigue

Partner + SVP

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.

2021 PR News Platinum Award Winner

2021 Crain's New York Best Places to Work

2021 Effie Awards

Dole Sunshine Company

2021 Bulldog Awards Winner - Bronze

Best B2C Campaign - D'Artagnan

2021 Bulldog Award Winner - Silver

Best global campaign - trivago

2021 PRovoke SABRE Awards

PR Agency Citizenship: Diversity Marketing Consortium

2021 Ragan's PR Daily Awards

Best travel/hospitality campaign: trivago

2021 Ragan's PR Daily Marketing & Social Media Awards

2021 PRSA Bronze Anvil Awards

Single Issue Publications

2020 PRWeek Best Places to Work

2020 PRNews Platinum PR Awards

D'Artagnan

2020 PR Daily Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

Pirelli

2020 PRSA Big Apple Awards

Pirelli

2020 PR Daily Media Relations Awards

Pirelli

2020 PR Daily Media Relations Awards

Pirelli

2019 PRSA Big Apple Awards

ALI, Changing the Perception of Guaranteed Lifetime Income - Not Your Grandfather's Annuity

2019 SABRE Awards

ALI, Changing the Perception of Guaranteed Lifetime Income - Not Your Grandfather's Annuity, Associations category

2019 PR News Social Shake-up

ALI, Changing the Perception of Guaranteed Lifetime Income - Not Your Grandfather's Annuity, Best Use of Twitter category

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