Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc. at a Glance


  • Positive environment cultivated by the founders, who continue to independently owned and operate WE
  • Employees get experience working with several household names like Microsoft, HTC and T-Mobile


  • Long hours are expected of many employees
  • Some employees say that the cutthroat nature of the industry is noticeable at the company

The Bottom Line

  • Waggener Edstrom (WE) is one of the world's largest independent communication firms, offering innovative marketing solutions to some of the most recognized tech companies

About Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc.

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, Microsoft, and T-Mobile USA. Waggener Edstrom Worldwide was founded by CEO Melissa Waggener in 1983. Partner Pam Edstrom joined the following year.

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Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc.

225 108th Ave Ne Ste 700
Bellevue, WA 98004-5775
Phone: 1 (425) 638-7000
Fax: 1 (425) 638-7001


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Senior Vice President: Greg Chiemingo
  • Executive Vice President: Laurie Dejong
  • Chief Operating Officer: Jennifer Foster
  • Employees: 800

Major Office Locations

  • Bellevue, WA
  • Portland, OR

Other Locations

  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Austin, TX