At a5, we aim to do great work – for our clients and for the environment. In addition to making a5 a sustainable business, we actively work with clients who want to learn how to be good for business and good for the environment.
Since 2007, we have co-produced (with Seven Generations Ahead) GreenTown: The Future of Community, which connects the public sector with the private sector to develop healthy, sustainable communities. We also work with planners, architects, landscape architects, governmental agencies and non-profits to develop better environmental practices.
While we think the environmental paradigm should be positive, not punitive, awareness, knowledge and understanding is needed to protect people and planet. For our part, we work toward “inspiration, aspiration and perspiration” to create healthy, sustainable communities.
a5 is a Chicago-based brand and digital agency. From branding to outreach and engagement to digital communications, advertising, public relations, social media, video and animation, a5 combines strategy with creativity and account management to generate results for our clients.
Focused on creating healthy, sustainable communities, a5 works with the public and private sectors to engage in conversation, break down barriers, find common ground and work together.
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a5 and the Way Back Inn, on behalf of Illinois Department of Human Services, are leading a campaign to help people with gambling issues—and those at risk. Asking the question “Are You Really Winning?”, the multi-channel statewide campaign aims to raise awareness of gambling issues and provide help for those who need it. See the Campaign
How do we help create healthy, sustainable communities?
A community brand creates a foundation to craft and tell a community’s story for resident attraction/retention, enhancing economic development and promoting tourism. We recently branded Northbrook, Illinois, a community of 30,000-plus north of Chicago.
a5 is working with St. Charles Public Library District on a rebrand to roll out in 2024. It is our third library branding effort; we recently rebranded Glenview Public Library District and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District.
Newport Industries, parent of electrical contractor Kelso-Burnett, has hired a5 to be its outsourced communications partner. a5 handles internal and external communications, including social media, website, newsletter, advertising and more.
Working with longtime client Trinitas Ventures, a5 provides outreach, engagement and public relations support for new housing and mixed-use developments in such communities as Auburn, Alabama; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and West Lafayette, Indiana.
Affordable housing is key to creating healthy, sustainable communities. The a5 team is honored to brand and develop web sites for Oak Park Residence Corp., Oak Park Housing Authority and McHenry County Housing Authority.