Stephens & Associates

We're not afraid to ask
"what if" and "why not"

We know what it's like to be that scrappy business just starting out. Fast, lean, nimble, innovative. And we've succeeded in a business where others often fail. That's why many S&A clients work with us for decades.

40 years of building brands

Since the 1980s, our Kansas City-area marketing agency has supported world-class brands that have made lasting contributions in a broad variety of industries. Watch this retrospective of the moments that make us who we are today.

Strong individuals are stronger together

The sum of our unique interests combined with individual expertise is what makes S&A a strategic and creative powerhouse. We're business leaders. Creative thinkers. Bright minds who bring varied perspectives and inspiration to the table.

Chuck Stephens
Chuck Stephens
President/Founder
Brenda Andresen
Brenda Andresen
Chief Strategy Officer
Patrick Sweet
Patrick Sweet
Chief Financial Officer
BW-MONO

The principles of Brand Whispering

Brand Whispering™ delivers a clear and focused strategy founded on a deep understanding of what's valuable to your customers. This unique process creates a strong platform for sustainable loyalty and business growth so you can forge ahead with confidence that your brand will stand out from the competition.

Across multiple categories, diverse target audiences and ever-changing communication channels, we leverage psychology and creativity to create meaningful, enduring, connections between consumers and brands.

Our S&A values

To drive your business and brand, we live and work by these core values.

Trust

Trust must be built over time and can be lost in an instant. We seek to build it every day. With each other. With our clients. With our business partners.

Respect

What you say matters. When you say it matters more. How you say it matters most. But listening is always the first step toward respect.

Passion

We take everything to the extreme. We become experts in our clients’ businesses. We care deeply about each other, our work and our clients.

Accountability

We believe in holding ourselves accountable. To our mission. To each other. To our clients’ businesses.

You've gotten to know us. Now see what we do

Our people and our approach culminate in our work. Take a look at how we make a difference, not just things.