Culture & Mission
At Hager Sharp, we’ve dedicated the last 45+ years to creating communications campaigns for organizations committed to improving health, advancing education, transforming our communities, and making meaningful change in the world.
Our focus is and always will be working with mission-driven institutions, businesses, and nonprofits to create and execute ideas that make a difference.
If your organization is motivated by improving the world more than the bottom line, we’re your kind of people. We know making a difference takes a concerted effort, and we’re here to help you succeed.
Every difference ever made began the same way—with an idea. “What if we … ?” is commonly heard around here. Leaving the preconceived notions behind helps generate ideas that do more than break through the clutter—they rise above.
We believe that understanding an audience is the critical first step to having ideas that motivate, encourage, and inspire. It’s how all our client relationships begin and why our efforts have been so successful.
We are completely integrated.
Some of the finest research, strategic planning, event management, media relations, design, digital, creative, social, and earned media professionals call Hager Sharp home. We all play nice together, and our whole is greater than the sum of our parts.
We are media-neutral.
The benefit of an integrated, idea-first agency is that we’re comfortable with every medium—earned to paid, web to print, in-person to outdoor. Channel comfort zones don’t dictate our ideas. Strategy does.
We believe in service.
Not just in serving humankind, but also in the kind of service that makes life easier for our clients and partners. Knowing your issue like you do. Quality control is paramount. Open communications, always. Being vested in your cause.
We’re independent and employee-owned.
We aren’t tithed to a holding company whose sole motivation is the bottom line. So if we choose to help our clients make a difference in the world, not just in the pockets of stockholders, we can … and we so choose.
Clients have called us scrappy. We take it as a compliment. Your issue is our issue and we love developing ideas that make the most of available resources. Creating unexpected ways to reach audiences—physically, psychologically, and emotionally—is what we do best.
We can’t imagine not doing this.
At home we’re tutors, coaches, blood donors, pet rescuers, volunteers, and more—making a difference in our communities. At Hager Sharp, we get to partner with like-minded clients making profound and seismic differences—in our country and around the world.