Yes& and Spero Studio Announce Strategic Partnership

Yes& and Spero Studio Announce Strategic Partnership

Jun. 18, 2024

Yes&, a leading mid-sized marketing agency, and Spero Studio, a woman- and black-owned communications firm, recently announced a newly formed mentor-protégé partnership guided by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The firms will collaborate to develop integrated marketing campaigns in the federal sector.

The partnership between Yes& and Spero Studio will leverage their combined expertise and resources to deliver inclusive and impactful marketing campaigns that resonate with wide-ranging audiences. As part of this newly formed partnership, both agencies will also form a joint venture – Spero Studio Federal.

Spero Studio is a fully integrated communications firm committed to fostering brand-audience connections that translate to meaningful shifts in healthcare, financial services, voter engagement and more. The agency has a proven track record of success, having recently worked on targeted campaigns with the Baltimore City Health Department, The Motley Fool, Amgen, and multiple Democratic congressional campaigns.

Bob Sprague, CEO of Yes& said:

“Partnering with Spero Studio to create Spero Studio Federal is one more example of our ‘yes and’ approach. Their commitment to underserved audiences perfectly aligns with our values, which made this decision to join forces easy. Together, we will leverage our collective strengths to drive positive change and deliver outstanding results for our clients."


Jenelle Coy, Founder and CEO of Spero Studio said:

"From voter engagement and public affairs campaigns to GWACs, inclusive and effective citizen engagement is at the heart of government programs. Now, the government can turn to a firm that excels in big idea generation driven by culture-forward™ strategies."


Spero Studio was founded in November 2017 by Jenelle Coy, whose work has become a staple of national public relations and public affairs campaigns. Coy is joined by a team that includes Cameron Trimble, former director of digital engagement at the Biden White House and national director of African American advertising & paid media for Biden for President and Cyrus Garrett, former African American political director for the DNC and associate director of intergovernmental affairs at 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee.

In recent years, Yes& has experienced significant growth, earning the prestigious title of the #1 Fastest Growing Ad Agency in the Southeast U.S. by Adweek and ranking #9 among the fastest growing privately-held companies in the Greater D.C. area by the Washington Business Journal. The agency’s growth is fueled by an expanded offering of comprehensive business and marketing services, now further enriched by the unique voice and perspective Spero Studio brings to connecting with multifaceted communities.

The strategic partnership between Yes& and Spero Studio represents a significant step forward in both agencies' growth strategies. Their combined expertise and dedication to diversity make them poised to deliver successful campaigns for their clients.

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