Boutique PR firm achieves 63% growth rate over past three years





PORTLAND, Ore. (June 18, 2019) — A.wordsmith, a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations, ranked number 77 on Portland Business Journal’s 2019 list of 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. The placement is based on the firm’s growth rate of 62.9 percent over the past three consecutive years.

“It’s a thrill to make the list three years in a row,” said Ann Smith, president and founder of A.wordsmith. “We are celebrating 10 years in business this year, and it’s amazing to look back at the growth and accomplishments of the past decade. I send a special thanks to our terrific clients and hardworking team.”

The Portland Business Journal’s annual list is based on the three-years accumulative revenue growth of any privately-owned Oregon or Southwest Washington-based company. This year’s event was held in the Oregon Convention Center with more than 1,000 attendees.


Founded in 2009, A.wordsmith is a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations and writing. The firm’s core areas of expertise are media relations, content development, corporate positioning, speaking and award programs, social media and graphic design. Clients of A.wordsmith include ProKarma, IDL, JLL Portland, Levy Restaurants, Propeller, Unosquare and OVO.

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