One of a Kind

For more than 20 years, Agency H5 has been a communications consulting collective of savvy, nimble marketers, many who left the big agency world behind, to find a more family-driven work culture.

Agency H5 - 20 Years Of Strategy. Creativity. Results.

Each of our passionate colleagues delivers informed strategies, unbridled creativity and impact-driven results for a wide array of distinctive brands and organizations. We are connectors, brand builders and storytellers. And we always lead with kindness.

Here at Agency H5, we do it all — and we’ll proudly do it for you. Relationships are truly the currency of our business and connecting with people and transforming hearts and minds is what we do so well.

One of a Kind

For more than 20 years, Agency H5 has been a communications consulting collective of savvy, nimble marketers, many who left the big agency world behind, to find a more family-driven work culture.

Agency H5 - 20 Years Of Strategy. Creativity. Results.

Each of our passionate colleagues delivers informed strategies, unbridled creativity and impact-driven results for a wide array of distinctive brands and organizations. We are connectors, brand builders and storytellers. And we always lead with kindness.

Here at Agency H5, we do it all — and we’ll proudly do it for you. Relationships are truly the currency of our business and connecting with people and transforming hearts and minds is what we do so well.

The Five We Follow

So what does “H5” mean exactly? Well, it stands for our five core values (kindness, creativity, passion, hustle and integrity). It is also a subtle homage to founder Kathleen Sarpy’s five children, the initial reason she launched the agency two decades ago after leaving the big agency world behind. And the “H”? It stands for two very important things—first, HUMANITY. Yes, everyone we employ and partner with must share our core values. Secondly, we encourage them to find their joy both inside and outside of work. When that happens, we’re all HAPPY, too.

1


Kindness
Always lead with kindness.
Be kind whenever possible. And it is always possible. “Always Lead with Kindness” are words we firmly live by.

2


Creativity
Be inside and outside of the box.
At Agency H5, everyone’s viewpoint is respected and we’re encouraged to share our insights, opinions and ideas to generate buzzworthy programs for our clients. We’re certainly not creative for creativity’s sake. In fact, everything we do is grounded in data and insights to ensure our best ideas also deliver the best results.

3


Integrity
You’re only as good as your word.
We live and practice the Golden Rule. We do what we say and say what we do. We’ll never compromise on our personal or agency’s integrity. In the communications world, you’re only as good as your word. And, our word is our bond. Plain and simple.

4


Passion
Find your inner fire.
We get geeked out. We always dig deep to find personal connections and the right “mojo” with our client teams. If the work we do day in and day out doesn’t come from the heart, it won’t affect people’s minds. That’s why each of us works on client business and projects that make us excited to get out of bed in the morning.

5


Hustle
Make it happen, every day.
Bureaucracy is boring. Don’t let grass grow. Never slow down. Sometimes opportunity knocks. More often than not, you have to hustle to find out who’s on the other side of the door. We don’t waste time with additional red tape and layers. We just always get it done.

The Five We Follow

So what does “H5” mean exactly? Well, it stands for our five core values (kindness, creativity, passion, hustle and integrity). It is also a subtle homage to founder Kathleen Sarpy’s five children, the initial reason she launched the agency two decades ago after leaving the big agency world behind. And the “H”? It stands for two very important things—first, HUMANITY. Yes, everyone we employ and partner with must share our core values. Secondly, we encourage them to find their joy both inside and outside of work. When that happens, we’re all HAPPY, too.

1


Kindness
Always lead with kindness.
Be kind whenever possible. And it is always possible. “Always Lead with Kindness” are words we firmly live by.

2


Creativity
Be inside and outside of the box.
At Agency H5, everyone’s viewpoint is respected and we’re encouraged to share our insights, opinions and ideas to generate buzzworthy programs for our clients. We’re certainly not creative for creativity’s sake. In fact, everything we do is grounded in data and insights to ensure our best ideas also deliver the best results.

3


Integrity
You’re only as good as your word.
We live and practice the Golden Rule. We do what we say and say what we do. We’ll never compromise on our personal or agency’s integrity. In the communications world, you’re only as good as your word. And, our word is our bond. Plain and simple.

4


Passion
Find your inner fire.
We get geeked out. We always dig deep to find personal connections and the right “mojo” with our client teams. If the work we do day in and day out doesn’t come from the heart, it won’t affect people’s minds. That’s why each of us works on client business and projects that make us excited to get out of bed in the morning.

5


Hustle
Make it happen, every day.
Bureaucracy is boring. Don’t let grass grow. Never slow down. Sometimes opportunity knocks. More often than not, you have to hustle to find out who’s on the other side of the door. We don’t waste time with additional red tape and layers. We just always get it done.

We find great meaning and happiness in our work every day and it shows, which is why we’ve been recognized as Entrepreneur magazine’s Best Company Cultures and Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work (three years in a row).

We find great meaning and happiness in our work every day and it shows, which is why we’ve been recognized as Entrepreneur magazine’s Best Company Cultures and Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work (three years in a row).

Agency H5 - 20 Years Of Strategy. Creativity. Results.
Agency H5 - 20 Years Of Strategy. Creativity. Results.
Agency H5 - 20 Years Of Strategy. Creativity. Results.

Our Leadership Team

It’s our leadership team and stellar staffers who
make the magic happen, day in and day out.


Kathleen Sarpy
Founder & CEO

Agency H5 - Jenny Kolpien - Managing Director - Finance


Jenny Kolpien
Managing Director – Finance


Jenny Kelly-Cogdal
Senior Strategist


Amie Deluca
Senior Strategist


Katie Feltz
Senior Strategist


Amanda Urban
Senior Strategist

Our Leadership Team

It’s our leadership team and stellar staffers who make the magic happen, day in and day out.


Kathleen Sarpy
Founder & CEO

Agency H5 - Jenny Kolpien - Managing Director - Finance


Jenny Kolpien
Managing Director – Finance


Jenny Kelly-Cogdal
Senior Strategist


Amie Deluca
Senior Strategist


Katie Feltz
Senior Strategist


Amanda Urban
Senior Strategist

In Great Company

It’s pretty simple. We believe you are the company you keep. Over the past 20 years, we’ve employed the best and the brightest and had the joy of partnering with some of the world’s most respected companies, brands, organizations and nonprofits to support their PR and communications needs.

In Great Company

It’s pretty simple. We believe you are the company you keep. Over the past 20 years, we’ve employed the best and the brightest and had the joy of partnering with some of the world’s most respected companies, brands, organizations and nonprofits to support their PR and communications needs.