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Our experienced team of top strategists helps organizations enhance their visibility, mobilize advocates, preserve reputations and change minds when it matters most. We do this through a comprehensive portfolio of public relations, public affairs, research and marketing services through an integrated approach that leaves nothing to chance. From grassroots coalition building and targeted digital marketing campaigns, to professional writing and branding, we customize our work to fit an organization’s unique business goals and competitive landscape.

In 2021, we launched a first-of-its-kind public policy poll of the state legislature providing regular insights into the thinking of Ohio lawmakers. A collaboration with Gongwer, Ohio’s home for policy and politics, the poll is just one part of Werth’s public affairs practice, in which we work alongside policy advocates and government affairs professionals to achieve client results that make a difference.

December 14, 2023
A Fearless Forecast for 2024
I’m happy to say, our team is back at it with our Fearless Forecast for 2024. Take a look at what we see unfolding in the year ahead. 
December 14, 2023
2023 Fearless Forecast in Review
Here are the results for our 2023 predictions.
November 3, 2023
Reflections on Leadership: What Would Sandy Do?
For more than a decade, our Chairman Sandy Werth Harbrecht Ratchford shared her thoughts in a monthly email on an array of important and topical issues.
September 26, 2023
Columbus Business First: Women of Influence: Get to know Paul Werth’s new CEO Julie Granillo
July 7, 2023
Remembering Sandra Harbrecht Ratchford: 1950-2023
Sandy was a rare gift, and we will miss her deeply. Last week, we marked the end of an era as we paused to remember our leader, mentor and friend Sandra Harbrecht Ratchford, who lost her courageous battle with cancer on June 18.
May 8, 2023
What is the Key to Business Longevity? Ask an Old Company. 
If you took a poll of CEOs, our guess is that all of them would say resilience is key to business longevity. So, knowing this, why do so many companies close before reaching their full potential?
March 30, 2023
A Salute to Tournament Surprises … And What They Have Shown Us
Every team involved in an upset win this year believed it had the talent to win. They refused to listen to experts who told them the favorites would cut down the nets.
February 28, 2023
The Problem with AI
The emergence of artificial intelligence programs for use in everyday life has received a lot of attention recently. Not surprisingly, this has brought about a mix of excitement and fear over AI’s ability to act as if it were human.
February 22, 2023
Julie Granillo Named President of Paul Werth Associates
Julie Granillo, who joined Paul Werth Associates in December 2019 after a successful career in the Nashville, Tennessee, startup space, has been named president of the strategic communications firm.
February 2, 2023
60 Years and Counting!
Paul Werth Associates began its journey in May 1963 when my father opened a one-man public relations firm on Olentangy River Road.
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Our associates bring a deep and varied set of experiences in business, government, media and nonprofits to our client work. Our diverse and growing firm typically hires those with at least 10 years of experience and the ability to engage at all levels of a client’s organization. If you’re looking to make a difference for clients and our communities, contact us today.