Wrapped in awe

Awe: an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like.

Sometimes, you want more than just colorful creative, innovative ideas and more access to media. Sometimes, a gargantuan guest list just isn’t good enough. And sometimes, you want more than a tired old playbook reinvented repeatedly to serve a new purpose. In short, if your current marketing and PR firm isn’t wowing you beyond your wildest dreams, you haven’t looked hard enough.

Enter Awe. More than just a moniker, it’s a mindset. An utterance we want each and every client to mutter, and an emotion we aspire to elicit through every event and plan we produce. A sign of a job done right, and something that can only be achieved when we’ve exceeded traditional publicity goals and business growth beyond the limits of human imagination. Whether your goal is to succeed in the residential, commercial, restaurant, lifestyle, events, entertainment or hospitality industries, we promise we won’t rest until we’ve left each and every client with that desirable, and yet indescribable, “awe” feeling following every new endeavor we take on.


Ty James Largo

Principal / Creative Director
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One minute he’s calling a magazine editor. The next, he’s elbow-deep in developer code. With a mixed background in public education, graphic design, IT, marketing and music, Ty’s broad superpowers thread together all the tricky moving parts of a campaign. Order him a Negroni at Shaker (our in-studio cocktail bar – what, you don’t have one?) and he’ll be your new best friend.



Account Executive
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Amanda knows how to work her angles — and yours. From copy editor to editor in chief, Amanda has worked her way up the masthead at Arizona publications since she started pulling all-nighters in her college newsroom. Now, she’s Awe’s worldly wordsmith who can be found checking the pulse of Arizona's business, hospitality and commercial real estate sectors by day and planning her next trip across the country — or planet — by night.


Justin Lee

Account Executive
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Former Marketing Manager at one of Arizona’s top luxury resorts, from strategy to branding, communications to execution, Phoenix native Justin Lee is fluent in the art of hospitality, travel and all things local. As one-time dining critic for the state’s largest lifestyle magazine, as well as aspirational food blogger and published freelance writer for a variety of local publications, Lee equally injects genetic strengths in writing, food and social media to the Awe Collective family.



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Don’t call this publicity powerhouse a one-trick pony. From AP Style to cascade style sheets, Cody is a next-gen publicist who doesn’t just rely on press releases and phone calls to get buzz for his clients. He’s equally comfortable editing in Photoshop or grabbing the camera and delivering stunning shots on his own. Precisely dressed from head to toe, he’ll accurately predict the next style trends, and #trendingtopics.



Marketing Manager
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Just try to pry that sharpie outta her hand. You'll find scribbled storyboards in place of old-fashioned shopping lists on her fridge. Stefanie pulls from those mythical parts of the brain that most veteran ad execs can only pray to tap some day. OK. lets cut the formalities and just say she's a strategic marketing mastermind.


Courtney Markgraf

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A self-proclaimed typography nerd, Courtney has the zeal, spiel and aesthetic appeal to get your brand trending, and consumers spending. This versatile designer keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in web design, marketing, advertising and interactive technologies, and she won't sleep until every last inch of her designs are pixel-perfect.


Miles McDermott

Junior Designer
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One look at the intricate designs and aesthetics Junior Designer Miles McDermott comes up with, and the fact that he spent his early years as an “off the grid” Alaskan becomes that much more impressive. Artistically inspired by the likes of late-night Adult Swim animation and Japanese pop culture, McDermott maintains a high degree of meticulousness in every design he makes. As Awe’s resident go-to logo wizard, McDermott ensures that every move your company makes is memorable, from first-impression to final follow-through.


Isaac Kiehl

Social Media Specialist 
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This social media and marketing mastermind parlayed his passion for the web into a profession, and lists singlehandedly managing a massive, $5.6 million capital campaign for a local nonprofit among his many claims to fame. Caffeine, craft beer and travel keep him occupied while off the clock, but you can rest assured he won’t step away from the screen until he has your on and offline marketing strategies working like a well-oiled machine.


Chianne Nass

Office Manager
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The only things more colorful than her tattoos are her stories. (Come see her storytelling chair in the studio.) Chianne manages agency workflow, pens copy and keeps clients well informed on everything from billing to the next Shaker happy hour. Most importantly, she schedules Recess, (think board games + Dinty Moore + Four Peaks beer).