Who We Are

Scrappy as a startup. Seasoned by sophistication.

One of the first questions people ask is: What does the “816” in 816 New York mean? Area code? Address?

None of the above.

August 16, 2013 marks the day our founder broke free of being stuck, struggling with a business misaligned with her purpose and identity.

Over several months, she restructured, redesigned, and relaunched as 816 New York.


That feeling of stuck, invisible, or undervalued by your industry, team, customers? Totally get it.

That suspicion that people misunderstand who you are or how you do things differently/better? That nagging guilt that the misperception might even be your fault? Yeah, been there.

If you want measurable brand strategy and lively communication, you’ve found it. If you seek a long-term partnership with an experienced team, give us a shout.

From organizational strategy to outreach, change management to brand consulting, campaigns to projects, we take you from stuck to confident.

Pledge 1%

816 New York’s Core

A Small Team Motivated by Doing Something Great

People like us.

We don’t just build brands; we form partnerships with our clients that span years. Whether we’re re-envisioning identity for a staid brick-and-mortar in a small town, crafting strategic direction for a non-profit, or imagining possibility for a giddy startup in the big city, we identify challenges and solve problems.

Since 2009—since before it was trendy to be socially responsible—we have operated around the belief that business can uplift our society by showcasing the unique talents and strengths of independent, pragmatic people in supportive teams. We work with brands who hold those same ideals.

What we do