Fortune and Great Place to Work Name Peppercomm One of the Country’s Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates

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Organizational Culture and Career Opportunity Drive #36 Ranking

Peppercomm, a leading integrated communications and marketing firm, is delighted to announce its inclusion on the inaugural 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates list by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. The agency is ranked #36 in the U.S., among major business icons like Google, Citadel, Plante Moran and Crowe Horwath.

“My favorite part about working at Peppercomm is that we’re empowered to explore our individual entrepreneurial spirit,” said Chris Piedmont, account executive. “Peppercomm enables employees to merge their interests with their work and that’s hard to find elsewhere.”

Roughly 600 companies were evaluated for the ranking, with the top 50 earning consistent feedback on topics such as whether new hires can count on a fair, supportive and meaningful environment as they transition into the workforce. More than half of new hires at Peppercomm are recent college graduates, which was a factor in this listing, as was being a workplace that excels in providing great employee experiences in areas important to recent graduates.

“Peppercomm has a strong commitment to professional development and career growth, which contributes to our high employee retention levels,” said Sara Whitman, Managing Director and Chief Culture Czar. “With access to some of the most curious and driven minds entering our industry, we frequently hire new graduates who complete our internships and then go on to grow and succeed.”

Peppercomm is known for its innovative, audience-centric approach to storytelling. The agency requires employees to be trained in the art of standup comedy and improv because it believes strongly in the role both play in business and communications. This unique approach contributed to Peppercomm winning the Crain’s New York Business No. 1 spot in its Best Places to Work list for 2012. The firm was also ranked in 2015 as one of Great Place to Work and Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women and was recently named The Holmes Report Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year.

"Every company's future is built by the people it hires today," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. "The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates inspire their newest team members to fully invest their talents in the workplace, knowing that their leaders are committed to employees' personal and professional growth."

The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work-certified organizations. Peppercomm’s individual profile can be accessed at and via Peppercomm’s individual company page on Fortune.

About Peppercomm
Helping clients see around the corner and determine what’s next, sets Peppercomm apart from other integrated communications and marketing firms. It enables us to push boundaries while mitigating risk for clients in financial services, consumer, B-to-B and multi-industry sectors. Our unique approach and dynamic workplace attract the best talent who, in turn, help us win and retain the best clients. While we’ve won countless awards, we’re most proud of being named Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business and a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. We were founded in 1995 and maintain headquarters in New York, with offices in London and San Francisco. To learn more, please visit Find us on Facebook or via @Peppercomm on Twitter/Instagram.

About The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates
The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates is a “best of the best” ranking. The winners come from the universe of companies who are certified this year by Great Place to Work® as great workplaces and have published Great Place to Work Reviews, meaning they are serious about creating a great workplace and comfortable with transparency. To create this list, Great Place to Work® surveyed employees at these companies, who answered a detailed questionnaire considering everything from the meaning behind their work, to their development opportunities and whether they receive a fair share of the company’s profits.

The workplaces that appear on this list are not only actively hiring college graduates - they also have great cultures. To create the rankings, we considered employees' survey feedback on the workplace experiences that matter to recent graduates, as well as the company's job growth and the extent to which they hire recent college graduates. These three elements result in a total score for each company, with those companies receiving the highest scores earning a place on the list.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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