Our Culture

At Empower, innovators are created, not born.

We ensure every employee feels responsible and empowered to innovate – whether through small concepts we call “minivations,” or through big ideas. For us, innovation is proactive, frequent and most importantly, deliberate.

Empower drives deliberate innovation using three strategies:

  • Facilitated ideation
  • Incorporating outside influences
  • Experiential training

We bring these strategies to life in many ways, all designed to influence our company culture.


A select group whose focus is on the peripheries of the media industry. They keep Empower on the edge of innovation and updated on the ever-changing media landscape.

Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)

A process by which we engineer new ideas to address challenges. We apply it to media plans, consumer insights, and product development. We work collaboratively with clients to incorporate SIT into their own planning.

Knowledge Bombs

A platform for employees to engage with each other around emerging research, improved processes and developing points of view.


A speaker series that brings experts from completely unrelated fields to our campus. They share their challenges, achievements and perspective with our employees, giving everyone a broader outlook on how we can address challenges for our clients.

Story Slams

Remind our employees of the power of storytelling by allowing them to share five-minute personal stories with the entire company. This experience prepares them to communicate via storytelling rather than by simply giving a report.

By innovating deliberately, Empower produces media plans that engage our clients’ customers in the most relevant ways possible, driving engagement with the brand and business results that exceed objectives.


1111 St. Gregory St
Cincinnati, OH 45202


325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60654

New York

The Commerce Building
708 Third Avenue – Fifth Floor
New York, New York 10017

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