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470 Park Ave. South, Floor 5,
Capabilities include communications, marketing, PR, brand & digital strategy, content, web development, societal crisis/issues management, employee engagement, experience and analytics.
Peppercomm, a Ruder Finn company, is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. With 28 years of expertise serving blue chip and breakout clients, the firm has made a science of communication, combining wit and wisdom with proven public relations discipline and innovative offerings to break through, build deeper connections and ensure our clients' success.
Steve Cody, founder & CEO; Maggie O'Neill, chief client officer, exec. VP; Jacqueline Kolek, chief innovation officer, exec. VP; Ann Barlow, exec. VP, mng. dir., employee engagement; Tara Lilien, chief people officer
Peppercomm in the news with O'Dwyer's:
Empathy is Having a Moment
Wed., Oct. 25, 2023...it makes people feel like they’re not heard and is the antithesis of empathy.
At Peppercomm , we’ve worked long and hard to instill a culture that embraces the concept of...
RF|Binder Acquires Peaks Strategies
Mon., Oct. 16, 2023...career at Walek & Assocs. in 1999.
Walek sold Walek & Assocs. in 2013 to Peppercomm and then launched Peaks Strategies, which focuses on traditional/alternative asset management, private markets, technology...
Play With AI to Understand It
Wed., Jun. 21, 2023...or are interested in sponsoring a webinar.
Empathetic Leadership Begins With Self-Deprecating HumorSteve Cody, Peppercomm Apr. 27, 2023
Using PR as a Creative EngineAdam Ritchie, Adam Ritchie Brand DirectionMar. 14, 2023
Better Business Through Comedy
Tue., May 2, 2023...at a dingy underground comedy club working on his improv but that’s exactly where Peppercomm ’s Steve Cody put himself.
I’ve been to these clubs many times in New York City’s...
PR Firms Chart 18.2% Growth In '22
Mon., Mar. 27, 2023...in the Middle East and boosting its 15-office network in Asia.
RF in 2022 acquired Peppercomm , which added a humor-based communications element to the firm; RF Comunicad, multicultural shop with...
News of Firms: HMA Acquires Lovell Communications
Fri., Feb. 3, 2023...interviewing coaching, KPI communications workshops, and individual Board CV review and advisory.
Luvell Anderson, Malcolm Frierson
Peppercomm is expanding its Laughing Matters Council, which helps businesses harness the power of humor...
On the Move: IPR Names CVS Health's Woodall
Wed., Jan. 11, 2023...past chair. Public Affairs Council president Doug Pinkham, who previously served as treasurer, and Peppercomm co-founder and CEO Steve Cody, who was immediate past chair, will remain on the...
Good Riddance 2022
Wed., Dec. 28, 2022...been chief communications and public affairs officer since 2012
Kathy Bloomgarden, Steve Cody
Ruder Finn acquires Peppercomm , a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the 58th slot on...
On the Move: GCI Health Hires Vanner, Malunda
Fri., Dec. 9, 2022...excited about the vision he will bring to Hertz," said Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr.
Peppercomm brings on Marissa Dunn as a senior media strategist. Dunn was most recently a...
News of Firms: Porter Novelli Launches Erica Smith Fellowship
Tue., Aug. 16, 2022...than 20 startups including Noora Health, WorkChew and Moving Analytics. The consortium’s other members are SourceCode Communications, Superbolt, Cheer Partners, Peppercomm , Clarity, Racepoint Global, Praytell and Max Borges Agency. “Bringing on quality agencies is essential to maximizing...
Peregrine Communications Adds BCW's Kissane
Wed., Jun. 29, 2022...where she was executive VP/managing director.
During her more than 30-year career, Kissane worked at Walek/ Peppercomm , Hill+Knowlton, Georgeson and Abernathy Macgregor.
She also chaired the advocacy committee of the National Investor...
News of Firms: ICR Launches Events Unit
Tue., May 10, 2022...is now made up of eight marketing and communications agencies—Cheer Partners, SourceCode Communications, Superbolt, Peppercomm , Clarity, Racepoint Global, Praytell and Max Borges Agency. To date, the DMC has supported more than...
Ruder Finn Acquires Peppercomm
Thu., Mar. 31, 2022...
Kathy Bloomgarden, Steve Cody
Ruder Finn has acquired Peppercomm , a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the 58th slot on...
On the Move: Corcoran Quits Real Chemistry for BCW
Thu., Mar. 31, 2022...director. Shafroth is founder of Momentum Communications Strategy. He was previously a director at Peppercomm and a vice president at Walek & Associates, where her worked alongside Peaks Strategies...
Ruder Finn Names Harb US Design Director
Mon., Nov. 29, 2021...vice president, design at Hot Paper Lantern. She has also been design director at Peppercomm .
Working for clients such as MINI, Forbes, Amazon Web Services, Facebook and Raymond James,...
Events: Museum of PR to Broadcast PR Talent Show
Wed., Nov. 24, 2021...support of their favorite performers. The show’s emcees are ConAgra chief communications officer and Peppercomm CEO Steve Cody. Judges include Institute for Public Relations CEO Tina McCorkindale, Page president...
News of Firms: APCO Works With George Floyd Foundation
Wed., Apr. 14, 2021...through the Diversity Marketing Consortium, a group of 20 agencies and consultants that includes Peppercomm , SourceCode Commnications, Racepoint Global and Praytell. DMC was founded in 2020 to provide $3...
Understanding Election Emotions Through AI
Tue., Nov. 3, 2020...the country and safety of its people are at stake.
Using our propriety Mindset.AI solution, Peppercomm identified, tracked and predicted how the candidates’ supporters will react to the election. Fueled...
Diversity Marketing Consortium Expands Ranks
Wed., Oct. 14, 2020...systemic racial and gender-based inequity for underrepresented business founders, has brought on several new members.
Peppercomm , Clarity, Praytell and Racepoint Global have all signed on to support the organization, which...
Disinformation Ranks Among Top Societal Problems
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020...in Society Report” was written by IPR President and CEO Dr. Tina McCorkindale and Peppercomm founder and IPR chair Steve Cody. The report surveyed 2,200 Americans in late March....
PR Plays Key Role in Fighting COVID-19
Tue., Mar. 17, 2020...work to deal with the effects of COVID-19, according to a new study from Peppercomm and the Institute for Public Relations.
“COVID-19: How Businesses are Handling the Crisis” surveyed 300...
IPR Polls Pros on COVID-19 Response
Sat., Mar. 14, 2020...& CEO of IPR, and Steve Cody, IPR Chairman and Founder and CEO of Peppercomm .
Mar. 6 - Are You Ready for a PR crisis?
Feb. 21 - How Will...
People: Golin Ups Carrie von der Sitt to Head of Growth
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019...she was vice president, communications at Hot Paper Lantern and director, client relationships at Peppercomm . Parker succeeds Brian Havliand, who has served as president and CEO since 2016. Both...
IPR Unveils Top Research Studies of '18
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019...the IPR showcased the findings of a report that it conducted in partnership with Peppercomm . That report found that CMOs and CCOs are increasingly taking stands on social issues,...
Peppercomm Stands Smart
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018...
Peppercomm has developed a system designed to help companies stay ahead of the curve on...
Volatile Markets, Social Purpose Test Financial Firms
Thu., May 24, 2018...roster and capacity in 2018.”
Intermarket chalked up $4.1 million in financial income.
Countering fake news
Peppercomm worked with the Institute for Public Relations in 2017 to study the challenges faced...
What’s on the Menu for Food/Beverage Brands in 2018
Tue., Mar. 20, 2018...the whole experience over just the entrée.
Maggie O’Neill is partner and managing director at Peppercomm , and provides agency-wide communications and brand experience support to the agency’s expanding portfolio of...