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

We've succeeded in a business where others often fail. That's why many S&A clients work with us for decades.

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
Brenda Andresen
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Sweet
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Teams that connect business needs with creative solutions

Client Service

Our client service commitment: Cultivating rock-solid partnerships built on deep expertise and clear, thoughtful communication. We’re problem-solvers who delve deep into the unique influences of a brand’s industry, product category, people and history to understand the challenges and generate the best possible solutions. By thinking both big and small, we deliver impactful strategies that are executed within real timelines and budgets.

Content & PR

It’s more than words. Our content specialists help brands share valuable, persuasive and (yes) entertaining information that will educate and engage target audiences. With a passion for storytelling, we go beyond the obvious to uncover the compelling. From public relations to digital, social, print and everything in between, content is more than king at S&A; it’s the cornerstone to our unique Brand Whispering® approach.

Creative Services

The marketing world is noisy and cluttered. That’s why we channel our exuberant imaginations and honed skills into crafting breakthrough creative that cannot be ignored. Always nimble, we adapt to provide creative executions that provide new ways to meet a brand’s needs. With a solid foundation in traditional design, we stay ahead of emerging technologies in the digital space to push brands—and ourselves—forward.

Our S&A values

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


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.


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.


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


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

Let's Talk

Your brand is unique, so our relationship must be unique

What works for one brand won’t necessarily work for yours — and that’s okay. We pair decades of learning with deep insights and turn them into a strategy custom-tailored to your brand.

Stephens Salutations

Our S&A team is feeling inspired, feisty and lovin' the work we do. Here are a few reasons why:

The ability to be creative in my job brings excitement and inspiration to each day, and the feeling of accomplishment when my ideas come to fruition is unmatched.


Derek Colling
Group Director, Creative Services

I love the combo of hardworking, client-conscious, creative and goofball energy we have on our team. I feel like everyone has an awesome balance of consideration for their work and an equal sense of humor.

Brendan Culp

Brendan Culp
Senior Art Director

My favorite part about being a content specialist at S&A is that I am constantly learning new things. I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in my time here so far, and I know I will continue to learn more every day.

Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy
Content Specialist

For me, it’s the people and family atmosphere here at S&A. We have a special team that truly cares about each other, our work and our clients.

Zach Plost

Zach Plost
Account Director

Join Us

Are you a Brand Whisperer?

We’re always looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team. If that’s you, give us a shout
(or a whisper, if you prefer).