Corporate Branding and Marketing

We are a corporate branding and marketing agency that launched over 25 years ago with a team of writers, graphic designers, and producers. When the world pivoted to digital, so did we. In 2010 we saw opportunities to expand our solutions as well as geographic reach. That's when we opened our Orange County office.

Our leadership remains the same. However, we've grown to include a new generation of marketers. Today, you will find SEO specialists, social media managers, virtual event producers, web designers, data scientists, CRM experts, and email marketers.

In 2020 we rolled out a new program for companies challenged by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It's our fractional CMO option. As a result, companies in transition can now access corporate branding and marketing executives on an interim or part-time basis. Whether it’s a retained or embedded solution, we have the leader who has been there. And done that.

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Corporate Branding and Marketing

We are a corporate branding and marketing agency that launched over 25 years ago with a team of writers, graphic designers, and producers. When the world pivoted to digital, so did we. In 2010 we saw opportunities to expand our solutions as well as geographic reach. That's when we opened our Orange County office.

Our leadership remains the same. However, we've grown to include a new generation of marketers. Today, you will find SEO specialists, social media managers, virtual event producers, web designers, data scientists, CRM experts, and email marketers.

In 2020 we rolled out a new program for companies challenged by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It's our fractional CMO option. As a result, companies in transition can now access corporate branding and marketing executives on an interim or part-time basis. Whether it’s a retained or embedded solution, we have the leader who has been there. And done that.

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Leadership

Michael Shepherd is a former journalist who took his passion for finding the ‘why?’ and became a trusted advisor to the C-Suite. The award-winning communicator has developed PR and marketing communications programs for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Alaska Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, and Westin.

He has led public relations for WPP & Omnicom agencies in Seattle and Atlanta. He also taught post-graduate communications courses offered through the University of Washington and Seattle University. A former corporate director, Michael is often asked to share his insights on stakeholder issues & advocacy with boards and senior management at middle market companies across the U.S.

Michael is the '20-21 Chair for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Pacific Plains Region. He serves in the same Board capacity for Junior Achievement of Orange County.

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Media

People are touched by stories. They are moved by narratives. These are the smart, intellectually curious professionals in our Orange County PR agency who build them:

Researchers
Writers
Editors
SEO specialists
Social media community managers
Email marketers
Data scientists

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Creative

A picture is worth a thousand words. Our creative professionals will tell you that number is too low:

Graphic artists
Production coordinators
Video editors
UI/UX web designers

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Managing Partner

Leadership

Michael Shepherd is a former journalist who took his passion for finding the ‘why?’ and became a trusted advisor to the C-Suite. The award-winning communicator has developed PR and marketing communications programs for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Alaska Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, and Westin.

He has led public relations for WPP & Omnicom agencies in Seattle and Atlanta. He also taught post-graduate communications courses offered through the University of Washington and Seattle University. A former corporate director, Michael is often asked to share his insights on stakeholder issues & advocacy with boards and senior management at middle market companies across the U.S.

Michael is the '20-21 Chair for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Pacific Plains Region. He serves in the same Board capacity for Junior Achievement of Orange County.

Media

People are touched by stories. They are moved by narratives. These are the smart, intellectually curious professionals in our Orange County marketing agency who build them:

Researchers
Writers
Editors
SEO specialists
Social media community managers
Email marketers
Data scientists

Creative

A picture is worth a thousand words. Our creative professionals will tell you that number is too low:

Graphic artists
Production coordinators
Video editors
UI/UX web designers