Fearey 2023 Year in Review

43 years of fostering trusting and enduring relationships, one conversation at a time.

In 2023, we partnered with our clients to advance solutions to the climate crisis, strengthen maternal health equity, elevate issues impacting aging populations, accelerate interest in critical research for immune system diseases, address gaps in mental health care, raise issues affecting tribal communities, build engaging communities in neighborhoods across the country, focus on diversity initiatives in sports, and so much more.

We partnered with nearly 100 companies and organizations. These clients reflect Fearey’s expertise in healthcare, real estate, sports, business, nonprofits and those making the world a better place.


Championing research and therapies for human health & rare diseases.

Fearey works with multiple foundations and nonprofits that are advancing research, advocacy and support for rare diseases impacting children and families across the globe. From maternal health to skin disorders and unique cancers, we are working with organizations like debra of America, Benaroya Research Institute, LifeNet Health and more to elevate their powerful impacts on human health.


Creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities.

From Sage Investment Group to one of the Northwest’s most iconic brands, Fearey is helping organizations create vibrant communities where we live, work and play. In 2023, we co-activated more than 200 days of seasonal on-the-ground activations in and around Seattle, as well as Washington D.C., and launched 25-plus announcements from hotels turning into housing, residential purchases and community-centric events, including driving buzz for the return of the Bite of Seattle.


Cheering on Seattle’s greatest sports teams and events.

Fearey has supported the team behind bringing hockey back to Seattle. In 2023, this included elevating Seattle Kraken’s fan base and engagement through 10-plus events and community-centric activations. In 2024, we are thrilled to be supporting the 2024 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as it returns to Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington.


Last year, we also focused on our own organizational culture and capacity. We added eight incredible new Fearey team members, including six in Seattle. While the agency went remote during the pandemic, we continue to invest in Seattle where many of our clients are or are trying to do business. Additionally, multiple Fearey team members accepted promotions including Jill Wiggins and Kyle Wall to vice president.

Fearey doubled down on its creative services. The in-house team offers creative campaign strategy, graphic design, social and digital media services. These services allow Fearey to take an integrated approach to communications on behalf of clients.

Fearey was busy in the community sharing knowledge at industry events and philanthropic endeavors, including joining key moments with the Seattle Sports Commission, ArtsFund, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce and debra of America. Other charitable gifts were given to nonprofits and organizations such as American Cancer Society, Rainier Athletes, YouthCare, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fearey-established Diversity Scholarship Fund at Quinnipiac University, Red Cross, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Foundation, and Children’s HopeChest in Ethiopia. CEO Aaron Blank also shared his learnings and challenges on the road as an early adopter electric vehicle owner with featured press detailing his travels and obstacles facing the EV industry adoption.

The agency was recognized by PRNEWS as Top Agency Elite 100, Seattle Business Magazine’s Best (Small) Companies to Work For and both Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington and Family-owned Companies lists. Fearey was also a finalist for PRNEWS’ Platinum Awards, in the “Agency of the Year: Small” category.

A great year thanks to our clients, partners and staff. Cheers to a vibrant 2024! 


We are grateful.