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Peppercomm Ranked PR firm


470 Park Ave. South, floor 5, New York, NY 10016


[email protected]

Twitter: @peppercomm
Instagram: @peppercomm
Facebook: @peppercomm
LinkedIn: @peppercomm
Capabilities include communications, marketing, PR, brand & digital strategy, content, web development, societal crisis/issues management, employee engagement, experience and analytics.

Founded: 1995.

Agency Statement:

Peppercomm, A Ruder Finn company, understands that how you tell your story can mean the difference between success and failure. That’s why we have made a science of communication, combining wit and wisdom with proven communications discipline and innovative offerings to break through, build deeper connections and ensure our clients’ success. One of those innovations, rooted in the tenets of humor, has proven so effective it’s become embedded in how we work.

We have studied, embraced, and employed the tenets of humor to help our clients more clearly see who they are, why they exist and how they can connect to those they serve. Our model is about brand analysis, development of narrative and voice, and connection to the culture, media and influencers who matter. Each should be thoughtful, bring perspective and insight, and—when appropriate—be a little unexpected.

Peppercomm, wit and wisdom.

Steve Cody, founder & CEO; Maggie O’Neill, chief client officer, sr. partner; Jacqueline Kolek, chief innovation officer, sr. partner; Ann Barlow, west coast pres., sr. partner, mng. dir., employee engagement; Tara Lilien, chief talent officer, partner

Clients Include:

Travelers Insurance
Wilmington Trust

Peppercomm in the news with O'Dwyer's:

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 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...

News of Firms: IPR Launches New Membership Program

Thu., Feb. 17, 2022

...of research and insights to the field,” said Steve Cody, founder and CEO of Peppercomm and inaugural chair of the IPR ELEVATE Committee. “I’m excited to work with these...

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 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: UniWorld Establishes NIL Unit to Promote Black College Athletes

Tue., Oct. 19, 2021

...generation to become the brands of the future,” said UWG chair and CEO Monique Nelson. Peppercomm  launches the Laughing Matters Council to focus on ways that the principles of humor can be...

News of Firms: UniWorld Establishes NIL Unit to Promote Black College Athletes

Sat., Oct. 9, 2021

...this generation to become the brands of the future,” said UWG chair and CEO Monique Nelson. Peppercomm  launches the Laughing Matters Council, a strategic advisory council of experts in humor that will focus on ways...

Accounts in Transit: Peppercomm Cements Ties with Dole Sunshine

Thu., Sep. 16, 2021

... Peppercomm is named PR agency of record for the Dole Sunshine Company, formalizing a partnership...

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