In a word (well, two words), we believe in People First.
Whether you call it a philosophy, a positioning, a mission, or a manifesto, it amounts to the same thing: an approach to our work, our people, and our clients that has guided us since the beginning. And always will.
PEOPLE FIRST FOR OUR CLIENTS
We connect brands with people, and people with brands. And in doing so, we help our clients drive business success. We are attracted to brands with a beating heart and a greater purpose in the world - brands comprised of people who truly care about those they serve, and who share our belief in valuing those on staff.
PEOPLE FIRST FOR OUR ASSOCIATES
We have a culture that values and supports our people, their lives and their professional growth. We believe we work best when we work together, leaving titles and disciplines at the door. We work to create truly integrated teams, and empower them to solve our clients’ business challenges in exciting and unprecedented ways.
PEOPLE FIRST FOR OUR WORK
We create ideas and experiences that resonate with people. Things people want to share, talk about, and engage with. We start by seeing a brand’s business challenges through the “People Lens” - a fancy way of saying that we place ourselves in the lives of the people on the other end of an experience or a piece or brand communication. We hold our work to a higher standard than any industry award: the human standard.
PEOPLE FIRST FOR THE FUTURE
As technology, client expectations, business models, and media channels change - focusing on “People First” is what keeps us relevant, successful and ahead of the curve.
• Larry Postaer, Co-Founder
• Gerry Rubin, Co-Founder
• Bill Hagelstein, President, CEO
• Pete Imwalle, EVP, Chief Operations Officer
• Joe Baratelli, EVP, Chief Creative Officer
• Tom Kirk, EVP, Management Account Director
• David Berne, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
• Lark Baskerville, SVP, Director of Human Resources
• Cathleen Campe, SVP, Director of Media Communications-Broadcast and Video Investment
• Jason Sperling, SVP, Executive Creative Director
• Tim Leake, SVP, Creative, Marketing and Innovation
• Mike Margolin, SVP, Director of Audience Strategy
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Awards & Accolades
- Tick tock: Our 2018 Creativity contest winner tackles gun violence...on a malevolent male, by Juarez Rodrigues, a senior art director at
RPA. The other was Sosa's clock. There was no shortage of debate...
- The concerned gentleman's guide to workplace gender relationsHow does a "good" guy avoid doing or saying something stupid? And if you do screw up, how do you keep it from ruining your life and career?
- Ad Lib: RPA's Tim Leake talks about 'consumer' as a dirty word and why agencies can't sell themselves...clients like Honda and Farmer's insurance, independent Los Angeles-based agency
RPApunches above its weight. Tim Leake's mandate, when he joined the...
- Thursday Wake-Up Call: Walmart vs. Amazon. Plus, what Crock-Pot can teach you about crisis management A plotline in NBC's 'This Is Us' could have been a disaster for Crock-Pot. It wasn't.
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RPASanta Monica, Calif. 125.0 2017 vs. 2016 percent change for report...