For 37 years, Paul Werth Associates has been delivering the kind of thoughtful, thoroughly professional public relations and public affairs counsel that gives the profession a good name. In-house research capabilities, a dedication to strategic planning, flawless project management, and a commitment to meaningful evaluation have established Werth as not only the best PR firm in central Ohio but also a player on the national scene, the kind of agency clients turn to when they face mission critical communications challenges.
The firm is probably best known for its work in the public affairs and healthcare sectors, but it has developed considerable expertise in other areas, including change management—helping three major clients through restructurings in 2000—and education, where it serves marquee clients such as Ohio State University and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation. New business successes in 2000 included SRA/McGraw-Hill and the Ohio Department of Development, for integrated marketing communications. Growth was around 10 percent and the firm ended the year with fees of around $2 million.
Every account is managed by a vice president or above, and Werth has the depth of talent—starting with president Sandra Harbrecht and including VPs Karen Grawe, Charlie Hauser, Ann Husted and Bill Kiefaber—to deliver on its promises. Approximately half of the firm’s associates have advanced degrees, and three others are working on them thanks to the firm’s tuition reimbursement program.