What’s Our Story

KolbeCo at a Glance:

  • Established in 2000
  • Team of seven with strategy, copy writing, media relations, design, web and social media performed in-house
  • Specializes in privately held, emerging businesses and organizations
  • History of producing award-winning campaigns
  • Dog-friendly environment with eight “Board of Dogrectors” members who present an annual holiday drive to benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis
  • Community-minded team active in professional organizations, community groups, and local charities

What is an emerging business, anyway? Well, At KolbeCo, an emerging business is defined as a privately held organization looking to move to the next level of success (whether in business for one year or fifty), working through an ownership transition, or seeking to establish a new endeavor which has funding and a solid business plan. We offer clients a unique blend of communications and technology, leveraging traditional and online media to maximize exposure and foster engagement.

KolbeCo clients come from all industries! Regardless of what industry you’re in, or what target audience you serve, chances are, KolbeCo has the experience to create an effective marketing and public relations campaign for you. Our clients come from a wide variety of industries – and represent budgets both large and small – including:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Finance & Banking
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Professional Services

KolbeCo Produces Results! Over the years, KolbeCo clients have topped the lists of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in St. Louis, made Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 List of the nation’s fastest growing firms, received scores of industry awards, and been named 40 Under 40. KolbeCo’s relationships with local, regional, trade, and national media outlets have produced extensive exposure for clients both in traditional and online media. Coverage includes NBC’s Today Show, CBNC’s On the Money, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Wired, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Businessweek, MSNBC.com, USA Today, the Kansas City Star, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Springfield Business Journal, KSDK, KMOV, KTVI, KPLR, KMOX, Talk 97.1, KTRS and scores of other national and local outlets around the country.


We’ve Even Won Some Cool Awards along the Way! From 2006 -2008 (the last year of the list) KolbeCo earned a spot on the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of the Largest Public Relations Firms in St. Louis. In addition, the Business Journal also named KolbeCo the 12th Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in the St. Louis area for 2008. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, KolbeCo was named among the Best PR Firms in St. Louis by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, earning a Top 3 spot in 2010. KolbeCo has received multiple MarCom and Communicator Awards, including a Platinum MarCom Award for a 40-City PR Tour, Communicator Awards for branding campaigns, and an AMA Marketing Excellence Award for an integrated marketing campaign.


The KolbeCo Team Is Community-Minded! Giving back to the community is a central component of KolbeCo’s values. Each member of the KolbeCo team actively serves the greater community in a variety of areas including education, animal rescue, local government, global hunger, women’s and children’s issues, and senior service, among others.  Organizations in which we’re active include:


Now that you know our story, let us tell yours!