Sturges Word – A fully integrated Kansas City design and public relations agency

Building Credibility, Visibility and Business.

Sturges Word is a full-service integrated marketing communications agency that was formed April Fools Day 1994, when Melissa Sturges and Linda Word teamed up.

Over the years, we’ve counseled clients in nearly every business segment, and have special expertise in the development/real estate, education, financial/professional services, public involvement, retail/hospitality and utility sectors.

We help our clients get the results they desire through advertising, branding, community engagement, creative, crisis communications, event planning, public relations, social media strategy, web design and more.

Our work is award winning. But more importantly, it does what matters to our clients – builds brands, moves product and manages reputations.
Sturges Word is certified as a WBE/DBE vendor by the city of Kansas City, Missouri.

Clients We Have Served

A team should be curious, collaborative & creative.

Our Team
Diverse. Talented. Passionate.

We have different strengths in all marketing communications disciplines clients need for us to help them go from here to there. Some of us have a passion for how a thing looks, how that drives interest, engagement and trial. Others of us are more into words, how they can inform, enlighten, compel. Then there are our research, eval and measurement geeks – very handy when it comes to understanding the environment, competition, your starting point. All of us, to the last, are into strategy.

Together, we have dozens of Lucite trophies of various shapes sitting on our bookshelves, plenty of satisfied clients who will say nice things about us, and some really cool portfolios to share…but mostly, we’re a great team that loves what we do and is relentless in our pursuit of measurable success for the clients we serve.

Our Leaders
Active Members.

Leading the team are principals Melissa Sturges and Linda Word, engaged with every client, actively working to advance your cause.

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Community Supporter
Doing Well by Doing Good.

Everybody deserves the support of great mentors and caring communities. We wouldn’t have such awesome jobs if we didn’t have those in our lives. That’s why Sturges Word actively supports our communities through the commitment of time, dollars and in-kind donations. We encourage our staff not only to participate in community organizations, but to pursue leadership responsibilities to make a difference. Over the years, we have supported dozens of civic and community organizations including: