Brew life into your business

True story: We care so deeply about our clients’ success that we’ve arm-wrestled over pixels. Usually though, we focus our passion on helping emerging brands adjust to changing market dynamics, craft their positioning, optimize their product offerings and build sustainable businesses.

BrewLife is a nimble integrated marketing and communications agency that is part of the W2O Group, an independent network of firms focused on driving change and growth through pragmatic disruption. We invite you to dig deeper into our toolbox and let us know if you’d like to chat about any of our capabilities.


We are driven by the science of discovery.

We use a mix of proprietary research analytics to dig deep and unearth audience needs, identify key influencers and fearlessly get to the heart of what sets your company or brand apart.

Conversation Blueprint:

Assess the digital dialog around a specific topic area, identifying what is being said, by whom and where.

Influencer Meme:

Uncover who is shaping discussions based on reach, relevance and resonance, so you can empower untapped brand enthusiasts.


Analyze social networks to identify interests, passions and hobbies of key audiences online. By studying their behavior, we can map how brands should behave.

Stakeholder Research:

Conduct primary research with target audiences to inform brand positioning, message development and go-to-market plans.


We help companies GO, and model what they need to do to get there.

Not sure which way is up? Leveraging competitive market data and responsive business design tools, we can help focus and flesh out your company’s business strategy based on market opportunity.

Customer Insight Mapping:

Align customer perceptions, preferences and unmet needs with your offering.

Competitive Whitespace Analysis:

Conduct a market assessment to establish a differentiated value proposition and sustainable advantage.

Business Model Framework:

Provide a synthesis of your operating model based on analytics and refined positioning.


We’re brand specialists deeply concerned with client self-discovery and self-expression.

No one wants to be a ‘me too’ brand, so we’ll craft a distinct, authentic brand positioning that will serve as the foundation for your look, feel and language.

Brand Workshop:

Conduct an in-person work session to explore the unique personality of your brand and help to develop insights into its essence, promise, attributes and positioning.

Positioning Blueprint:

Articulate your brand essence, promise, attributes, reasons to believe, core value proposition and campaign positioning statement in a neat, user-friendly document.

Key Message Matrix:

Create a matrix of messages, arranged by targeted stakeholder, that articulate the central tenets of your product/brand for use across marketing, communications and engagement efforts.

Creative Platform:

Bring your new brand positioning to life through a compelling conceptual framework that will serve as the foundation for future marketing materials.


We create brand experiences from the ground up.

It’s time to wrap your audience in the warm embrace of your new brand. We’ll help you engage across all channels.

Identity Development:

Create a logo and color palette that capture your brand’s desired attributes, personality and positioning, then put them to work in your business system. You’ll also receive a style guide that establishes ground rules for using your beautiful new identity.

Digital Development:

Project plans for website delivery include technical requirements and feature and functionality recommendations. We cover information architecture, front-end visual design, user experience, programming and CMS development, mobile optimization of visual design, search engine optimization, and will also skin your social channels.


Keep your brand in constant motion with everything from storyboarding and script writing to production.

Other Brand Expressions:

Packaging, print ads, brochures, sales materials, posters, trade show graphics, video testimonials, radio spots—you name it, we’ll create it.


We help companies talk the talk. And walk the walk.

We partner with you to drive strategy and ensure your story is crystal clear, meaningful and being heard by those who need to hear it.

Corporate Communications:

Corporate positioning and message development, executive visibility, issues and crisis management, media strategy development and execution, spokesperson development and coaching, employee communications

Investor Relations:

Quarterly and annual reporting, presentation development and coaching, IPO/financing prep and support, R&D/analyst days, investor targeting, non-deal road show strategy, conference targeting and support

Product Communications:

Product positioning, regulatory communications, conference/trade show support, local market initiatives, publication support, disease awareness, physician education, direct-to-patient education, advocacy relations

CTI BioPharma

“BrewLife is an amazing partner. From PR to web development, their thoughtful, professional, always-flexible approach made for a great all-around experience.”

CTI BioPharma

Benvenue Medical

“BrewLife was incredibly talented at understanding our story and developing creative that differentiated us from other companies and products in our space!”

Benvenue Medical


“BrewLife understood our business, dove into the science, and developed a positioning that made us stand out. And, importantly, the creative was superb!”

Idenix Pharmaceuticals

Case Study: Hotel Zephyr

This summer, BrewLife celebrated the successful completion of its first hospitality engagement with the grand opening of Hotel Zephyr, a one-of-a-kind hotel property in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. BrewLife collaborated with Zephyr’s management organization, Davidson Hotels & Resorts, for a little over a year to create this fresh, irreverent and standout hospitality brand. BrewLife kicked off our engagement by using our proprietary social analytics to understand the interests and behaviors of both visitors to San Francisco as well as global travelers who have indicated a preference for visiting boutique hotels. Results from this analysis helped shape customer personas as well as... more »

Exploring Your “Why” in the Workplace

Our CEO, Jim Weiss, likes to ask each of us “what’s your why?” Recently a college student sent me a great note in response to a year old post I’d written about my trajectory into PR nearly two decades ago and it made me think about my current “why.” Because while some reasons may stay the same – the people I work with, truly caring about the work and the impact it can have on patients and society, and the compensation – for me there must always be growth and learning or I naturally lose interest. As president of BrewLife, an... more »

Finding ‘The Kitchen’ in Your Communications Strategy

There is one universal fact when it comes to hosting a party: no matter how well you decorate or where the music is playing, everyone inevitably ends up standing in the kitchen. The draw of the kitchen is like gravity, an inescapable force that brings everyone together for a shared experience and a shared conversation. So, how do companies capture that same effect? How do they engage their community and share in a lively conversation? At BrewLife, we partner with companies to bring this concept to life. Every brand will have its own definition of success (Who is in the kitchen?... more »
Carolyn Wang

Carolyn Wang


Nicole Foderaro

Nicole Foderaro

Group Director

Howie Chan

Howie Chan


Tom Haan

Tom Haan

Managing Director, W2O Brand Strategy

Paulo Simas

Paulo Simas

Chief Business Designer of the W2O Group


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60 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
San Diego
888 Prospect Street, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
3000 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702