Helen of Troy may have helped launch a thousand ships, but Waggener Edstrom helped launch Windows. Specializing in the needs of high-tech firms, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide offers its clients a palette of public relations services, including brand development, corporate communications, media relations, and strategic consulting. The independent agency operates from more than 15 offices in Oregon, Texas, and Washington, as well as Europe, and Asia. It has boasted such clients as
Advanced Micro Devices
. Waggener Edstrom Worldwide was founded by CEO Melissa Waggener in 1983. Partner Pam Edstrom joined the following year.