Your story starts here.

We didn’t invent public relations, but we chose to make it better. For nearly a decade, we’ve worked to help our clients get beyond the bright and shiny marketing speak and get real by developing and executing thought leadership campaigns for B2B and consumer clients who know their customers demand more: more truth, more proof and a more authentic connection.

Strategically designed and delivered through the following service categories, A.wordsmith’s brand of PR is a uniquely powerful tool. It challenges. It differentiates. It starts relationships and enhances existing ones. And it drives sales with high-value customers like nothing else.

Media Relations

Crafting the stories that speak
to the outlets that matter.

Writing

We make the complex 
compelling.

Corporate Positioning

Don't tell them what to think - 
make them think for themselves.

Social Media

Strategy-driven, customer-centric 
and shockingly simple (for you).

Design

Aligning vision with strategy
to build emotional connection.

Speaking & Awards

Securing the right platforms 
for optimal reach.

“From thought leadership articles and client case study development to
positioning and public relations outreach, A.wordsmith’s ability to effectively
and efficiently produce high-quality output with minimal direction is bar none.”

Mizuha Nakajima, marketing director, ProKarma

About Us

Heritage

Our heritage makes us scrappy. It empowers quick learners, a bias for action and an unwavering commitment to client relationships.

Greater Good

With hustle and heart A.wordsmith partners with and supports organizations that are working to make our community healthier, happier and more inclusive for all.

Newsroom

Changemakers, boundary pushers and status-quo shakers, we are smart, humble and aware with voices to be heard and news to share.

Meet the Team

We are a smart, driven and passionate group of strategic communication professionals.

Ann Smith

President & Founder

“Why not go out on a limb?

That’s where the fruit is.”

– Mark Twain

Gretchen Hoffman

Vice President

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should

throw all the paint on it you can.”

– Danny Kaye

Kelda Rericha

Senior Content Strategist

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it.

Calm down. It's all funny.”

– Joan Rivers

Lisa Hildebrandt

Senior Manager

“In order to be irreplaceable,
one must always be different.”

– Coco Chanel

Natalie O'Grady

Manager

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and

doing new things – because we’re curious, and

curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

– Walt Disney

Hailey Paquette

Manager

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.

The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over

and let the beautiful stuff out.”

– Ray Bradbury

Sean Carpenter

Manager

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

– Virginia Woolf

Hannah Sewell

Associate

“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”

– Michael Scott

Savanna Frimoth

Senior Associate

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention.

Be astonished. Tell about it.”

– Mary Oliver

Kris Travis

Brand Manager

“When you want to know how things really work,

study them when they’re coming apart.”

– William Gibson

Addy Torian

Associate

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming,
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

– Gloria Steinem

Successes

From the early stages of honing your message to sharing it with the masses, A.wordsmith is your committed partner.

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IDL Worldwide
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BrewGroup
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NICE
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Staicoff Design Co.
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Cellar 503
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North Highland
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ProKarma, Inc

Clients

We don’t sell products. We sell trust, authentic relationships, and the kind of coverage and content
that can only be created by genuinely believing in the companies we serve.

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“Those who tell the stories rule the world.”

– Native American proverb

Get in Touch

420 SW Washington, Suite 205

Portland, Oregon 97204

(503) 227-0851

info@awordsmith.com

careers@awordsmith.com

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