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.

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.

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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 Greetings

There’s something about this time of year that makes us even more grateful. Here are just a few reasons our team loves the holiday season at S&A:

“As you age you really start understanding the depth of thankfulness. The gift of friends, family and loved ones. S&A is the kind of place where that gift surrounds you.”

Peggy Reilly

Peggy Reilly
Senior Art Director

“The last couple months of the year can be a stressful time as we balance year-end client push with hectic personal schedules, yet we always find time to celebrate the holiday spirit with much festivity.”

Patrick Sweet

Patrick Sweet

“I love all the festive activities we do that have turned into traditions! The cookie exchange is one of my favorites … And our charitable contribution efforts are also very special to me.”

Melissa DePratt

Melissa DePratt
Operations Director

“I love the usual abundance of S&A holiday treats.”
Scott Kane

Scott Kane
Senior Art Director

“The holidays are a special opportunity to celebrate our successes and thank each other for the camaraderie and friendship that are such an important part of who we are.”

Brenda Andresen

Brenda Andresen

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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).