Wentwell is a strategic communications firm that helps companies around the world connect better with their audiences. We partner with our clients to turn business concepts into compelling content that increases awareness and keeps brands relevant.
We believe in the power of words to influence opinion and inspire action. Your perspective is important, and we’re here to help you share your voice. Because if we don’t introduce new ideas and challenge conventional thinking, nothing changes.
We all have our stories – those told by us, and about us. Wentwell helps you take control of your narrative.
What We Do
At Wentwell, our wide range of knowledge allows us to get up-to-speed quickly, giving us more time to develop and communicate your message. We’ve represented brands of all sizes in dozens of industries, and it’s this depth of experience that creates a unique cross-pollination of strategies and tactics. And by including diverse views and voices, we tell more meaningful stories and build longer-lasting relationships.
PR Strategy & Media Relations
The only way to change minds is to share knowledge. To win, your brand must be a part of the conversation – in your region, in your industry, and in the minds of consumers. You’re the expert at what you do, and we’re the experts in helping you talk about it.
We work with our clients to align on objectives, conduct due diligence to understand the competitive landscape, and craft a plan specific to your needs. Our goal is a sustainable program designed to position brands as industry leaders.
- Media Outreach
- Analyst Relations
- Media Training
- Launch Strategy
- Messaging Audits
- Comparative / Competitive Research
- Media Monitoring
- PR Planning
What makes you unique? Customers, investors, employees, competitors, the media – each audience is forming their own opinion, and your words are your reputation.
We feel the best writing is a mixture of knowledge, experience, and empathy. We’re also avid readers and researchers, ensuring that your content is accurate, data-driven, and developed with a global mindset.
- Website Content & Copywriting
- Speechwriting / Humor
- Press Releases & Company Announcements
- Value Propositions & Messaging Documents
- Executive Bios
- Thought Leadership Messaging
- Op-Eds / Commentary / Blog Posts
- Internal Communication
- Case Studies / Impact Stories
Employee Training & Upskilling
At Wentwell, we specialize in training teams to become more effective communicators. Conducted on-site or virtual, our program helps teams from all different industries improve things like: audience analysis, purpose statements, inclusive writing, email structure/concision, and self-editing.
If you’ve ever felt your team could improve its writing, talk to us. We’ll help develop confident, persuasive, self-sufficient communicators that can adapt to any situation – resulting in better internal/client interactions, reduced risk, and increased morale.
- Business Writing Training
- Communications Consulting
- Presentation / Speech Coaching
- Half-Day / Full-Day Workshops
- Podcast Hosting
- Guest Speaking
As CEO & Founder of Wentwell, Sean Carney brings more than 15 years of experience in the public relations, marketing, and advertising industries. A trusted advisor to numerous C-suite executives during his career, Sean approaches each engagement with curiosity and candor. His award-winning work has transformed emerging brands into industry leaders, and helped established brands expand their influence.
Prior to starting Wentwell, Sean was Manager of Communications at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. In his years at McKinsey, Sean was responsible for the design and execution of all aspects of global marketing & communications, working across multiple sectors, including: Digital & Advanced Analytics, Diversity & Inclusion, Energy, ESG, Future of Work, Healthcare, Marketing & Sales, Real Estate, Retail, Risk, Sustainability, and Travel & Logistics.
Before McKinsey, Sean rose through the ranks of several prominent PR & advertising agencies in New York City and Philadelphia, specializing in media relations and generating hundreds of top-tier print and broadcast media placements. He’s conducted numerous media training workshops across the country, and his writing has been featured in leading PR trade publications, as well as the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2013, Sean was named ‘Best Storyteller in Philadelphia’ and in 2022 he was honored with the Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Sean is a lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches a class on business communication, persuasive speaking, and writing. He graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a BA in Journalism and earned his MA in International Journalism from the University of Westminster (UK). Sean can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.