Our Company

We are communication strategists and influencers, creative thinkers and tactical doers. A team of people who are uncommonly comfortable at work in the field, the board room or the statehouse. We are immensely collaborative, constantly curious and fully undaunted by what is thrown our way.

But in the simplest of terms we are communicators – the-roll-up-the-sleeves- and-get-to-work partner you’ve been longing for. The kind you want instant access to at all times. The kind you trust implicitly with your future.

Get to know us, what we value, and why we take our work so personally.

WHAT WE VALUE

Lasting relationships

We’re deeply invested in the work we do in part because we are committed to forging relationships for the long haul. It’s no surprise that our strongest contributions and biggest impact often come with clients we’ve come to know like family.

Extraordinary people. Exceptional effort

We embrace the unique perspectives that comprise a diverse team of thinkers and doers, and we value the extraordinary people who put their passion behind our collective work and support them to achieve new and greater heights.

High ethical standards

This is a non-negotiable not only within our team, but among our clients and partners as well. Reputation is often reflected in the company you keep.

Giving back

To whom much is given, much is expected. We are committed to holding up our end of the equation. Our associates give back through many community affiliations, including American Cancer Society • Children’s Hunger Alliance Menu of Hope • Columbus Museum of Art • Junior Achievement of Central Ohio • Nationwide Children’s Hospital • Pelotonia • United Schools Network Fifty 4 Fifty • The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and others.

HISTORY

In 1963 – the same year Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech – our founder Paul Werth set out to fulfill one of his own:

Establish a communications firm of the highest caliber to compete on a statewide, national and international scale without compromising our strong Midwestern roots and work ethic that makes us authentically unique.

Today, our growing and diverse team humbly upholds his name and all that it stands for. We are recognized as one of the nation’s largest independent communications firms. And we are still firmly rooted in the Midwest. Five decades later, Paul Werth’s dream remains alive and well.

OUR STORY: IT’S PERSONAL

Those who say, “it’s not personal, it’s business” have it all wrong.

Everything begins and ends with relationships – with customers, stakeholders, employees, media, policymakers, opinion leaders and so on. Without strong relationships there is no common ground for smart strategies and innovative tactics to take root. Period.

It is why we make it our business to build strong and lasting relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

It is how we’ve built legions of believers not just in us, but most importantly for the clients we serve.

And it is how we’ve remained relevant – by helping others perform at the top of their game – for more than 50 years