PR firm propelled by 87.33 percent growth over past three years 


PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2018) — A.wordsmith, a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations, earned spot number 54 on Portland Business Journal’s 2018 list of 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. The ranking is based on the firm’s growth rate of 87.33 percent over the past three consecutive years.

“We’re very excited to be back on the PBJ 100 for the second year in a row,” said Ann Smith, president and founder of A.wordsmith. “Our success is driven by a dedicated team and innovative clients that constantly inspire us to do great work. Thanks to the Business Journal for this great reason to celebrate!” 

Each year the Portland Business Journal develops a list based on the three-year accumulative revenue growth of any privately-owned Oregon or Southwest Washington company. This year’s event was held in the Oregon Convention Center where more than 1,000 attendees awaited results.


Founded in 2009, A.wordsmith is a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations. The firm’s core areas of expertise are media relations, writing, corporate positioning, social media and design. Strategically designed and delivered, 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. Clients of A.wordsmith include TerraFirma, ProKarma, Propeller, Levy Restaurants, OVO and IDL Worldwide. 

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