A.wordsmith is a boutique public relations firm, specializing in thought leadership and brand storytelling for leading business-to-business and consumer organizations.

We build meaningful communications that propel our clients forward. We serve as an integrated partner with smart, passionate, innovative businesses that have complex stories to tell and manage. We believe strongly in the power of strategy, collaboration and words.

About

You often hear that public relations is all about relationships. Given that, it makes sense that A.wordsmith is built on that same premise. Since 2009, A.wordsmith has served as an integrated partner with forward-thinking organizations across the country, working to raise their profiles and position them as experts through strategic communication programs.

Core Values

At A.wordsmith we live by a set of core values that represent who we are as a team, the way we do business and the results we achieve.

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News

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Community

We are passionate about bettering the community in which we live and work.

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Client Praise

“ProKarma views A.wordsmith as our strategic and support partner to help us execute on a series of communications programs that impact the company’s sales operations in the U.S. as well as delivery efforts in both India and Argentina. From thought leadership articles and client case study development to positioning and public relations outreach, A.wordsmith’s ability to effectively and efficiently produce high-quality output with minimal direction is bar none.”Mizuha Nakajima, marketing director, ProKarma

Services

We excel at getting our clients’ names in print, bolstering their reputation, increasing name and brand awareness and promoting their expertise.

Have an opinion; be the expert; shake up the status quo.

Are you using the right words to describe your business? Is everyone delivering the same message?

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – the list is continually growing. We provide the strategy AND the execution.

The most traditional of PR tactics. We are media gurus, experienced at pitching and securing coverage.

From white papers to point-of-view articles and blog posts to scripts, we specialize in complex content.

From logos to Web sites, brochures and ads, we can deliver any print and digital design you need.

 Arm yourself for the worst-case scenario with a comprehensive crisis communications plan.

Pulling off a successful event requires all hands on deck. We’re ready.

Each one of our programs is customized to meet our clients’ needs. See sample pricing here.

Client Praise

“We have had terrific experience working with the A.wordsmith team.  They consistently provide updates; understand our business; ask the right (and informed) questions; and somehow weave together on-point perspectives via multiple interviews and source material.”Ashley Horne, marketing director, North Highland

Meet the team

We are a smart, driven and passionate group of strategic communication professionals.

Ann Smith

Ann Smith FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

“Why not go out on a limb?
That’s where the fruit is.”
– Mark Twain

Kelda Rericha

Kelda Rericha SENIOR CONTENT STRATEGIST

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down.
It’s all funny.”
– Joan Rivers

Candice DeForest

Candice DeForest MANAGER

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.”
– Gretchen Rubin

Savanna Atherton

Savanna Atherton COORDINATOR

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
– Mary Oliver

Gretchen Hoffman

Gretchen Hoffman VICE PRESIDENT

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”
– Danny Kaye

Lisa Lavora - De Beule

Lisa Lavora - De Beule MANAGER

“Strive for Simplicity. Focus on Positivity. Value Authenticity. Be Present. Hustle.”
– Unknown

Natalie Hansen

Natalie Hansen PR ASSOCIATE & SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things – because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
– Walt Disney

Kris Travis

Kris Travis BRAND MANAGER

“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.”
– William Gibson

Carly Langdon

Carly Langdon DIRECTOR

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
– Vincent van Gogh

Marta Betts

Marta Betts MANAGER

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
– Maya Angelou

Allison Symonds

Allison Symonds PR ASSOCIATE & CONTENT SPECIALIST

“Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Jessie Kwak

Jessie Kwak WRITER

“Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin

Successes

From the early stages of honing your message to sharing it with the masses, A.wordsmith is your committed partner.

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Clients

We take the relationships we have with our clients very personally and are committed to achieving the best possible results. We are proud to work with some amazing companies.

Client Praise

“A.wordsmith is a great partner in achieving Obility’s marketing goals. The PR team is professional, attentive, hands-on, and reliable. A.wordsmith has helped Obility get recognized as a thought leader in our industry, and we expect continued success working with them.”Mike Nierengarten, president, Obility

Get in touch

420 SW Washington, Suite 205
Portland, Oregon 97204
(503) 227-0833
info@awordsmithcomm.com
careers@awordsmithcomm.com

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