Over two decades ago, our founders – Rudy Ruiz and Heather Ruiz – embarked on a cross-country road trip from San Antonio to San Francisco. Somewhere in the desert, they conjured up an agency committed to making our world a better place through greater cultural understanding.
Our mission is to help our clients make a positive impact in the lives of diverse audiences. Our vision is to be the nation’s preeminent communications agency devoted to engaging, educating and empowering traditionally underserved populations.
The road trip may have ended, but the journey continues. Along the way, we’ve earned numerous creative accolades and recognition as one of Ad Age’s Top US Agency Brands, a Top 50 Multicultural Agency, and a Top 20 Hispanic Agency.
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A brand strategist, multicultural expert and award-winning author, our co-founder earned a BA at Harvard and MPP at Harvard Kennedy School.
Heather’s vibrant designs express humanity and hope, inspiring people to action. Our co-founder studied design at Texas State University.
A veteran of the media/marketing industry, Leah directs campaign integration. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business at Baylor.
A brand strategist and multicultural marketing pioneer, Joseph heads our New York office. He attained his BA at Vassar and his MBA at Columbia.
Rebecca leads account services, directing major accounts like AARP, SafeLink and United Healthcare. She earned her BA in Advertising at SMU.
Tom, a pediatrician and former city health director, develops health communications/content for clients like American Heart Association.
Nelda oversees our PR team, targeting national, local and social media. She received her BA in Business Management from Webster University.
Randy manages broadcast production, drawing on a career in national television. He received with his BA from the University of South Dakota.
Lisa plans and executes branded event experiences on a national and international scale for our corporate and non-profit clients.
With a background in advertising as well as digital and newspaper design, Gilbert brings a hip, urban feel to his award-winning work.
Tiffany manages our accounting team, focusing on our high-volume media clients. She has a BS in Business from University of Incarnate Word.
Chris is a brand and communications strategist who heads our San Francisco office. He holds a BS in Marketing at California State University.
Edgardo designs and oversees the implementation of quantitative and qualitative research to inform campaigns and measure success. He is a graduate of UT Austin.
Irasema is an AE with extensive Hispanic marketing experience. A border native, she earned her BA in Business/Marketing at UT San Antonio.
Shannon has a background in marketing and her specialty includes developing and designing websites. She earned her BBA in Marketing from Baylor University.
Kalen is a designer, animator and film editor. Versed in digital media, he has a BA in Visual Communications/English at Graceland University.
Greg is a graphic designer, letterer, and illustrator. He graduated from the advertising program at The University of Texas at Austin.
Tyler creates digital media content and produces audio for our in-house studio. An avid drummer, he brings a creative edge to all he does.
Ricky manages operations and partnerships at our NYC office, serving Fashion Institute of Technology and United Healthcare.
Crystal specializes in digital and multicultural media for national and local accounts.