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Who we are

Building Belief

We’re an ad agency. We’re not ashamed to say so. We create ideas.

But at our core, building belief is what we are all about.

And, to quote Ringo, It don’t come easy.

It takes time. Tenacity. And trust.

It only happens when each of us has the courage to offer others our experiences, our insights and our truth.

Free of agendas. Free from fear.

Belief is the engine that creates connections and drives open conversations, shared solutions and powerful platforms that drive our business – and, in turn, yours.

  • Belief in ourselves.
  • In each other.
  • In our clients
  • and their brands.
  • Belief that leads to results.

Why we're here
Our client partners

Our roots

Meet the two men who planted the acorns from which the mighty 100-some-year-old oak has grown. They're a couple of pretty interesting cats.

Greatest hits
A legacy of ideas at work

Take a peek at some of our most powerful, fun and successful work reaching back over more than a century. You’ll discover that while times change, what makes an idea great doesn’t.

Our work

Whether it’s a web design, a national TV spot or an in-store experience, it’s all crafted to cause one consumer response: belief that leads to results.

Executive Vice Chairman

David Vawter

David is one of a handful of copywriters whose work resides in the permanent U.S. Congressional Record. Throughout his career, across every media platform, he has remained true to David Ogilvy’s edict that it is only creative if it sells. He is a multiple-Effie winner who has set performance benchmarks in categories ranging from automotive to bourbon to computer hardware. His brand assignments have included Maker’s Mark, Triumph, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Odwalla, PNC Bank and Vera Wang, among others. Today David serves on the boards of Americana World Community Center and the Main Street Association. Married to Eve, with four kids. Anglophile. Unabashed fan of Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Todd Rundgren; and Savile Row.

Insights from David

David's thoughts