104 West offers a different communications perspective built on how markets and customers engage with your company. Today’s communications needs to inspire contextual, lead-generating conversations with market customers. Read about some of our successes.
We believe in the extraordinary, the different, and the new. We want to work with extraordinary companies, extraordinary ideas and extraordinary people who are actively working to change the future.
We believe in interaction. We want to share ideas. Showcase expertise. Communicate insight. And create purposeful action.
We believe in the currency of veracity. We start with basic truths and emerge with the refined. Someone’s grandmother said, ‘if you can’t remember what you were going to say, it must have been a lie.’ True that.
Nothing is more nurturing to the soul than the story. Stories are craft, not happenstance. We believe in the power of storytelling. We believe in voice. And we believe in capturing imagination to create fame.
We believe minds work better in concert. It’s about respect and humility. It’s about challenging and pushing each other. It’s also about a willingness to give in to each other for the benefit of the goal. Success is so much sweeter when it’s shared.
Our senior team is supported by an invaluable group of Account Managers, Account Executives and Coordinators whose contribution to our work is reflected in the success of our programs. Join us.
Patrick’s career spans from New York, to Silicon Valley to the last 13 years at the helm of 104 West. He has helped launch now-common technologies like home printers, digital photography, anti-spyware software and mobile games. He has been called one of the top tech PR execs in the world, no matter how preposterous he thinks that is.
Brian has directed communications for brands like Hewlett-Packard, eHealth, Yahoo!, PeopleSoft, and Sequence. His campaigns have delivered results across diverse channels, from national business press to Twitter conversations to partnership opportunities with AARP. His resemblance to the Notre Dame mascot is purely coincidental.
Alissa was a beta tester for the seminal game Pong, introduced the word ‘virus’ to the tech lexicon and managed communications during one of the most contentious takeovers in industry history. Her passion is only exceeded by her experience, which is only outdone by the sheer volume of her laugh.
Kelli’s career began as a love of writing and reading and words and evolved into helping clients tell compelling and engaging stories. She’s a talented communicator and an expert in formulating data and context behind a narrative. She is also from Texas and says things like “fixin’ to” and “y’all”…but she taught us about barbecue, so we tolerate it.
Kiley led PR programs for several national tech brands with some of the largest PR agencies in the world before coming to 104 West. She’s a master at finding the “so what” that makes clients stand out in crowded media landscapes and she cares about details. A lot. She is a native Coloradan and a farm girl, and we needed someone like that.
Good. We like curious people. And we’re looking for new members to join our growing team. Click below to inquire about open career opportunities and to find out more about life at 104 West.
104 West has been named a finalist by PRWeek for Outstanding Boutique Agency in 2019. As an agency, we have focused on a communications strategy that we believe fits today’s PR world and offers our clients the best way to begin and maintain conversations with their markets. We believe that is the essence of a boutique agency. It’s about doing something specific and doing it really well. It’s not about just being a smaller version of a big, full-service agency. We presume that the judges agreed.
Our CEO was named one of the top 50 PR people in the US by Business Insider. Considering the sheer volume of PR people they come across, this award was very well appreciated. But the best part is we had no idea it was coming. We didn’t apply or lobby; we literally found out about it on Facebook. It’s nice when people recognize your work, as opposed to you recognizing it for them.
We have won a few of these over the years, mostly for taking relatively undersold or complex stories and finding ways to simplify them and make them more impactful. We have communicated stories about security and video and even premature birth rates, clearly not our typical client. We especially like the trophy they sent us…it’s like an Oscar with wings!
Hubspot takes great pride in having the pulse of the marketing world, so we were pretty proud when they considered us one of the top agencies for start-ups. We told them that working for larger companies is like driving a motor boat. Figure out the gas, the course and the speed and you should get there just fine. But with start-ups, it’s more like sailing, a storm or a shift in winds can mean a whole new direction, so you be better able to adapt. They liked that.
We do a lot of national work, so we’re always happy when our neighbors acknowledge our work. We have won a few of these Gold and Silver Picks (you know like the mining tools) over the years and unlike many awards, there’s actually a ceremony so you get to hear your name called and everything. It is also much more than just tech, so it always fun to have our work stand up against other local favorites like ski resorts and new train projects.
We don’t care what the organization is; when someone says you’re among the best in the world…the world…um, you get excited. And when it’s a bunch of CEOs and other senior executives, well we were a little stunned and even humbled. Like all the awards we win, it’s really about the work and the clients who let us do the work. But, we can tell you, when someone says you’re among the best in the world at anything, it doesn’t suck.
One of our early content concepts, The State of Spyware Report, made it all the way to the national finals for the Sabre Awards. And you know what that means: tuxedos! Alas we didn’t win, but we were honored just to have been nominated. The CEO of Webroot came along for the ceremony (it would have actually been his award) and he swears he was going to mimic Sally Field if we won. We somehow doubted him.
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