The Winston Agency is a woman-owned, full-service boutique communications firm that delivers strategic public relations programs to help companies, associations, and nonprofit organizations tell their stories and advance their interests with the audiences that matter most. We're experts in the practice of global communications and public relations and additionally offer specialized services in sustainability and corporate social responsibility communications.



Constant adaptation is behind every success story

That’s true for our client work but also true about us and how we operate. We’ve evolved the traditional agency model to one that’s leaner, more agile, cost-efficient, and uniquely customized for each client engagement, putting together the right teams for the right work at the right time. 

We maintain a robust and enviable global network of experts—from public affairs and corporate communications strategists to award-winning writers, social media gurus, and creative mavens. This includes colleagues from:



Bess Winston

 Bess Winston is a communications strategist and reputation counselor who partners with organizations to advance causes and build movements that help create a more sustainable future. She is a sought-after partner of Fortune 100 corporations, national organizations, associations, and nonprofits. With the team at the Winston Agency, Bess builds tailored strategies to inform and educate key audiences and drive calls to action, distilling complex technical practices, processes, and innovation into compelling communications content that connect the dots to policy priorities, business value, and consumer preference. Before founding the Winston Agency in 2013, Bess served in executive leadership positions at Ogilvy PR, Golin, Powell Tate, and Reingold. Earlier in her career she was a senior adviser to U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush, holding successive roles as Press Secretary, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Acting Chief of Staff. Bess studied Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She holds an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Tufts University.

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