470 Park Ave. South, 4th flr. North, New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100; fax: 212/931-6159
Integrated marketing communications for consumer lifestyle, financial services, industrial, professional services, technology including non-profit and cause marketing, creative design, digital, social media, experiential and strategic licensing.
Employees: 85. Founded: 1995.
Agency Statement: Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London that prides itself on listening first, last and always. The firm’s tagline: “Listen. Engage. Repeat.” emphasizes the unique approach the agency takes in understanding exactly how a client can engage in authentic conversations with its audience. The firm has been in constant motion since its founding 19 years ago, evolving from a media relations generalist to full-service integrated strategic communications consultancy with deep expertise for four key areas – consumer/lifestyle, financial services, professional services and industrial/B2B. To that end, in 2013, the agency acquired Janine Gordon Associates and Walek & Associates to enhance and deepen our expertise in the luxury lifestyle and financial services spaces and offer a unique blend of breadth of service offerings and depth of industry expertise.
Peppercomm was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in New York in 2012. This was due in large part to the firm’s comedy experience. Comedy is central to the culture here, and it serves as an internal training mechanism and as a service offering for our clients. Comedy training workshops are mandatory at Peppercomm and help our staff with presentation and listening skills, thinking on their feet and also how to read an audience. We’ve successfully conducted workshops for clients as well, and through this innovative service, we are able to infuse humor into our culture, enhance team-building, and become great listeners.
Steve Cody, co-CEO & co-founder; Ed Moed, co-CEO and co-founder; Ann Barlow, partner & pres., West Coast; Ted Birkhahn, partner & pres.; Deborah Brown, partner & mng. dir.; Jacqueline Kolek, partner & mng. dir.; Maggie O’Neill, partner & sr. dir.; Michael Dresner, CEO, Brand Squared Licensing; Janine Gordon, pres., JGAPeppercomm (consumer lifestyle & nonprofit); Thomas Walek, pres., WalekPeppercomm (financial, capital markets, investor relations); Jackie Murphy, mng. & founding dir., Flagship Consulting; Diana Soltmann, chief exec. & founding dir., Flagship Consulting
Key clients include:
American Institute of Architects
Financial Accounting Foundation /Financial Accounting Standards Board/Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Paulson & Co.
Sterling National Bank
Tyco Fire & Security