what’s our story

people tell us that things feel a bit different around here

For 25 years, we’ve helped companies access new audiences in new ways. We’ve helped our clients navigate disruption in their markets so that change is less painful and more profitable. And in today’s constantly changing and cluttered world, we continue to do what we’ve always done — make the complicated uncomplicated.

We do this by approaching “integrated” communications differently, simplifying it with a non-siloed structure — where earned media, digital and experiential teams are blended by design, seamlessly developing creative ideas, content and brand-right strategies to create surround-sound experiences that are compelling, consistent and custom-built for each client and their audiences.

In today’s complex marketing environment, we believe engagement starts with genuine emotional connections that earn customer trust. We combine our earned media expertise — anchored by authentic, smart storytelling — with the strategic deployment of influencers, digital techniques and experiential events to drive impact. By doing so, we help brands develop personal, trusted relationships with their customers in ways that earn sustained brand preference and loyalty.

our philosophy

flexers

we’re fluid & flexible in operation & perspective

kool-aid immune

we have opinions and are not afraid to share them

what elsers

we always ask what more we can do

pffs

our friendships with clients & colleagues further the work

more about us

Susan Butenhoff

Susan Butenhoff
Founder & CEO

My PR and life manifesto: solve challenges, create opportunities, and create positive impact. Look to have fun and be humane.

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Matt Afflixio

Matt Afflixio
President

Small business obsessed man for 30 years with a passion for pitching, positioning and pinot. By day: PR exec. By night: restaurateur.

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Amanda Moulson

Amanda Moulson
GM London

Proud GM of the sharpest and most loveable team of reprobates in Londontown.

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Bob Osmond

Bob Osmond
SVP, GM New York

Comms pro. Interested in branding, tech, creativity, innovation, sustainability, policy. Dad of 3 teens. Runner.

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Cori Barrett

Cori Barrett
SVP, AGM SF

Team-building, sports-loving, wanna-be novelist who never writes, word lover & hater…mom of 2 sarcastic/active kids. #syd #max

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Evelyn Sprigg

Evelyn Sprigg
SVP, AGM NY

Skincare junkie with copious tea habit to fuel first-of-kind personal and health care programs for companies and influencers.

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Lindsay Scalisi

Lindsay Scalisi
SVP

Lover of tech, obsessed with my kids, finds sanity in fitness, sarcasm is a must.

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Jennifer Fellner

Jennifer Fellner
SVP

At Access 20+ years. Split time between tech and consumer companies. Expert multi-tasker, mother of four.

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Jen Garcia

Jen Garcia
SVP

living my best life. tech pr. (for @intuit and @BlackBerryNews). san francisco girl by way of santa cruz. i really like Mexico y gatos.

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Jodi Maroney

Jodi Maroney
SVP

Lover of corp rep, exec positioning, biz media strategy; Access lifer; proud Mama; Fave phrase: Your story is boring until proven otherwise.

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