Don’t be ignored. Take a stand.

People want the truth.

The brands that give it to them get rewarded. The brands that don’t get ignored.

So that’s where we start. With a simple truth—yours. Your core values. Your unique culture. Your distinct purpose in the world. We listen through the noise to zero in on the authentic expression of who you are. 

It’s an approach that’s rooted in the values of journalism—breaking down the facts, digging into the substance, getting to the heart of what matters to you and to the world, and crafting a story that delivers the authenticity that audiences crave. 

In a world where people are looking for brands that are willing to stand up for what they believe in, our approach gives you firm ground to stand on.

We are insightful strategists, imaginative storytellers, visual thinkers, inspired makers. And we are one of the largest independent agencies in the Portland metro area with a full-time, growing team of talented people.

We have deep expertise serving clients in:

  • Technology
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability

What we do

Purpose-driven brand strategy

  • Vision, values and culture
  • Brand positioning and management
  • Strategic messaging
  • Communications strategy
  • Corporate responsibility (CR) strategy
  • Content strategy and editorial planning

Brave creative

  • Brand narrative
  • Content and storytelling
  • Branding and design
  • Digital and print campaigns
  • CR programs, communications and reporting
  • Employee engagement
  • Executive thought leadership

Awards and news

We've received dozens of awards across categories such as corporate responsibility and sustainability communications, corporate brand and identity, demand generation, employee engagement and strategic corporate communications.

BMA 2016 B2 Awards
Category Winner: Corporate Brand Identity
AHA, Brand Repositioning

Category Winner: Non-Profit Communications Program
Columbia Land Trust, Wild Splendor

Category Winner: Original Photography
Columbia Land Trust, Wild Splendor

Category Winner: Book, Marketing Theme
AHA, Praxis 2015

Excellence Award: Book, Marketing Theme
Charles Schwab, Define Yourself campaign

Excellence Award: Direct Mail
Charles Schwab, Define Yourself campaign

2016 Content Marketing Awards
Winner: Best Use of Photography
Columbia Land Trust, Wild Splendor

BMA 2015 B2 Awards
Category Winner: Custom Publishing
AHA, Praxis 2014

Category Winner: Demand Generation
AHA, Praxis 2014

Excellence Award: Internal Branding and Communications 
AHA, Praxis 2014

2015 Content Marketing Awards

2014 Bronze Award: Best Annual Report
Comcast NBCUniversal 2012 CSR Report

BMA 2014 B2 Awards
Award of Excellence
Microsoft 2013 Citizenship Report

Award of Excellence
Cadet rebranding

What’s our perspective on purpose?

Read our blog

Contact us

You can call us at 360.750.1680, or drop us a line using the form below.

Are we hiring?

Check out our open job postings.

Where is AHA?

415 W. Sixth St., Suite 605, Vancouver, WA 98660, in the City of Vancouver building.

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Meet our crew!

We’re storytellers, strategists, account and project managers and all-around go-getters. Learn more about our talented team.

Meet our team