Who We Are.

Words are the cords that connect us as people and organizations. Without them, nothing gets done. But finding the right ones at the right time is often a challenge.

That’s why we’re here – to help you say the words that will connect you and your organization with the people who most need to hear from you. We’re a full-service communications and marketing agency, working totally virtually from our homes and offices around the world, standing at the ready to help you create the messages and experiences that will take your organization forward.

Whether you need a complete marketing strategy, written content for a blog or ad, editing help, a book or press release or video (heck, even a full-on video!), you need help organizing a major event or launch, or someone just to help you take a fresh look at whatever communications challenge you’re facing – we’re here. Just say the word.

If you’re ready to get started, just say the word – right over here.

Why work with us?

Why Work with Say The Word Marketing Agency

There are lots of traditional PR and marketing agencies out there. You can sure find one. And you can pay for one too. But Say the Word works faster, more efficiently, and more creatively than most. And you’ll probably have a lot more fun with us. If that’s a core value of your work, then we’re the group for you. We know, we know – “work” is a four-letter word. But so is “wine” – and we love both. 😉


If you’re ready to get started, just say the word – right over here.

Why are we called “Say the Word”?

“Say the Word” comes from our belief that words can’t work if they’re left unsaid. If you’re not telling your story with the right words, you’re keeping your message and your audience from connections that will take them both forward.

“Say the Word” also represents our excitement to be working with you to tell your stories. Want to put together new website content? Organize a kick-butt fundraising event? Publish an e-book? Just say the word – we’ll get it done. For us, it’s not just a name, it’s a way of working that sets us apart from other marketing agencies.

“Say the Word” is also connected to our core belief in the power and presence of the Word of God in our lives. Check out Psalm 119:114 and Isaiah 55:11 for more about that.

Plus, “Say the Word” is vaguely reminiscent of the title of the track “Say My Name” by a pre-Queen-Bey Destiny’s Child. Because 90s music references always, always work.

If you’re ready to get started, just say the word – right over here.

Ivy Sprague – Founder & Owner.

Ivy Sprague - Marketing Strategy Expert and Marketing Agency Owner

Ivy Sprague is the founder and owner of Say the Word Marketing, LLC. Ivy’s been working in communications and marketing for longer than we’re going to talk about, but she started her career when dial-up Internet was still a big thing. Since then, she’s handled communications, marketing and media relations for organizations large and small, in industries ranging from healthcare to banking to business services to agriculture. If you can write about manure management strategies and make it interesting, she believes, you can write about anything. And she has.

When she’s not pounding on her keyboard from her family’s farm in Iowa, Ivy’s lifting weights, knitting sweaters, or figuring out how to incorporate even more lyrics from 1990s pop standards into her writing. Ivy has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Northern Iowa (Go Cats!) and an MBA from the University of Iowa. She’s a part of the faith family at High Pointe Church in Altoona, Iowa. She believes Starburst jelly beans are the most perfect candy ever created, and she will fight you about it.

Talk to Us.

Ready to tell your story? Just say the word – right over there. We can’t wait to get started!