Our Culture



It’s that little thing called company culture. No, we didn’t make up our own language, but we do know how to talk the talk. Most of the time we’re just a bunch of Iowa-nice folks who don’t know when to stop being nice. But when nice means breaking through creative barriers to deliver data-driven, award-winning results, why stop?

We have a culture that works.
Here’s why.

Clients Matter.
Our People Matter More.

Think of the world’s most talented creative thinkers. Problem-solvers. Strategists. We don’t bring on anything less. The way we see it, if you’re going to stay late, fight for ideas, make the best work of your life, you may as well do it with people you like.


SA Staff Pose for a Group Photo
A Man and Woman Pose in Front of a Mural in Downtown Des Moines

Good Things Come to Those Who Dare.

Whether it’s that next-gen virtual event, a car-stopping billboard in the middle of I-80 or that one TV spot that finally makes you peel your head from your phone, our full-service agency delivers the goods you need to make your competition nervous.


We Put the Unity in Community.

Our most important client isn’t in our backyard. It is our backyard. By helping clients like Dorothy’s House, Food Bank of Iowa and STEM, we put our local community front and center. And when community is our cause, there’s never a day we’re not doing meaningful work.


SA Staff Volunteer at The Food Bank of Iowa

SA Staff Play Giant Jenga

Work Hard, Play Hard.

You might think all we do is create show-stopping advertisements. And that we do—but we also know when it’s time to hang up our hats and take a break from being so, ahem, brilliant all the time. So whether it’s a day to parade your poodle around the office like the queen she is—neatly coined “Pet Day”—or a beach volleyball tourney that guarantees us never to qualify for the Olympics, you’ll find we take having fun seriously.