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PEP Overview

Cincinnati, OH
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We handle timelines, budgets and vendor coordination for programs like direct mail, sweepstakes and events so our clients can focus on the big picture. We execute on-time, on-budget and on-specification. Our client roster includes world-class consumer packaged goods ... Read more

Mission: Our passion and our people make us the best in the world at managing timelines, budgets and vendor coordination for promotional marketing projects so our clients can focus on the big picture — and the excellent results. Pep. The fun is in the details.

PEP – Why Work For Us?

Here at Pep, we are a group of detail oriented business professionals with a supportive, diverse and inclusive work culture. 

A career at Pep offers:

Exposure: From day one, each new hire meets with employees and clients across the company as a whole, creating a strong and robust network. By having introductions from the very beginning, a career at Pep is never boring!

Leadership and Independence: Pep encourages the growth and development of each employee; to create the best version of themself through a supportive, diverse and inclusive work culture. This enables everyone to be valued and to have a high morale system. Pep executes with excellence on every project we complete through the efforts of our stellar employees.

Advancement: With our structured career paths, a new hire is able to achieve the level of advancement he/she desires. At Pep we know the value of each employee, and recognize that they are our most important assets.

Encouragement: By having a work-life balance, Pep reinforces employees to be happy and healthy. Here at Pep, we encourage friendships and networking between employees. Through our Dream Manager program, employees are fufilling their lifelong dreams with the help of Pep, and encouraging others to do the same.

We hire people who are process driven, detail oriented and adaptable. If you're that person, apply today!



Who We Are

Our passion and our people make us the best in the world at managing timelines, budgets and vendor coordination for promotional marketing projects so our clients can focus on the big picture — and the excellent results. Pep. The fun is in the details.

Our Vision

To be the most sought after marketing partner, respected for our people, processes and passion.

Our Successes

Pep team members giving back at our annual Golf Outing to help support the Ronald McDonald House.Pep is proud to have received accolades from clients and the business community for our dedication to excellence.

Our mission is a simple one: combine passionate people with industry-leading systems and processes to manage promotional marketing campaigns more efficiently and effectively than anyone else in the world.

Our Responsibility

Pep promotes excellence for our community as well as our clients. Through donations and volunteer efforts, the Pep team makes a positive and lasting impact on a variety of local organizations from the Ronald McDonald House to Crayons to Computers and the Freestore Foodbank.

In-store / New Product Launch


Through multiple in-store and direct to consumer strategies, Pep delivered more than 39 different promotional elements with some involving multiple versions. Pep developed and delivered such items as wobblers, mailers, side wings, header cards, display boxes and many more. Pep worked hard to ensure that all elements could be produced to the highest quality and within budget. Pep provided cost savings to the brand through negotiations, gang runs and competitive bids. Pep was in daily contact with the brand manager, vendors and retailers to ensure consistency, smooth execution and on-time delivery.


Pep delivered over 1.4 million orders from more than 29 different retailers. Every element was delivered on time while providing the brand significant cost savings. Client Feedback: “The number of in-store materials and complexity for this program was significantly above and beyond anything that Pampers has ever taken on in the past. I would give Pep an 11 on a scale of 1-10. Pep had outstanding communication and consistently delivered with excellence!”

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Pep Clients

  • P&G
  • KAO
  • Kraft
  • McNeil
  • Western Union
  • Heinz
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • General Mills

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Our People:

Pep is known for its passionate and remarkable employees. We have received the "Best Place to Work" award consistently due to the outstanding people who work here. Here at Pep we are a family!

Pep has a strong mentor/mentee program for all of our offices, connecting everyone as a whole. Everyone is paired with a mentor within our company; someone that can be looked up to, and a friendly face to ask for assistance, ensuring strong bonds company wide.

We are a young and flourishing company thriving for success and new opportunities. We make every effort to successfully develop each and every one of our employees into a strong leader to propel Pep to further success.

  • We Hire The Best Of The Best.
  • We Challenge Pep Employees From Day One.
  • We Lead By Developing And Coaching Employees.
  • We Plan Careers.
  • We Never Stop Learning.
  • We Are A Close Knit Family!

We have committees for our employees to join, helping to make a difference in the community and in the company. Whether you would like to join a Wellness, Community, Marketing, Training or any of our other committees, we have the perfect way for you to get involved and know you are making a difference.

Pep fully encourages and supports a work-life balance for all employees.

  • Intramural Sports Teams
  • Happy Hours
  • Business Casual Dress

Besides working in Cincinnati, Pep gives you the opportunity to explore your options. Pep has offices located nationwide as well as internationally.

If you like to build strong relationships and work in a fun, inclusive work enviornment, then Pep is for you!

A couple of Pep team member reviewing some artwork.

15,000 Unparalleled Programs and Counting. $2.4 Billion Managed.9.41 Average Customer Rating (Out of 10). 99.6% On-time. 99.4% On-budget.
  • Competitve base salary
  • 401k Enrollment
  • Profit Sharing
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • 12.5 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parking (or bus or train pass in lieu)
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement, for Specific Roles
  • Both Health and Dependent Care Flexible Hours
  • Yearly Mini Perks - Choice of up to Three Offered Perks ( i.e Zoo Membership; Sams/ Coscto Membership, etc.)
  • Dreams Manager Program Participations
  • Work From Home Program


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    Fun & Flexible environment, ability to work directly with clients


    Low salary, limited growth opportunities at the time

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PEP Photos

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    I applied online. I interviewed at PEP (Cincinnati, OH).


    This interview process was a lot quicker quicker than other internships I was applying for at the same time. The first phone screen was about 45 minutes long. Consisted of basic questions you might expect for an initial interview. They asked about my 5 year plans and goals and about my past experiences. Not too long after I got asked to come in for a face to face interview. The next interview processes involved behavior questions and a planning and email simulation interview. The people were all very friendly and nice. They were sure to offer me water and such as the interview process was pretty long once I was there. I got their decision a week or two later.

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PEP Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Enquirer Media, 2015
  • Top Local Workplaces, Cincinnati Enquirer and Workplace Dynamics, 2013
  • Top Workplaces, Cincinnati Enquirer and Workplace Dynamics, 2012
  • Top Workplaces, Cincinnati Enquirer and Workplace Dynamics, 2011
  • Minority Business of the Year, Cincinnati Regional Chamber, 2011
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