We're a new kind of speechwriting and strategic communications firm with some of the highest-caliber writing talent on the planet. We help clients find their voice and use it to change the world. Let's work together.
Way back in the heady days of 2013, Fenway was founded by President Barack Obama's former chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau and national security spokesman, Tommy Vietor.
Since then, our team has grown — but we're still a small shop. Every writer on our staff is a pressure-tested thought leader in their own right. We’ve worked alongside U.S. presidents and first ladies, governors, senators, and presidential candidates. We’ve written books on The New York Times Bestseller list, developed messaging plans for companies and nonprofits that are reshaping the world, and worked side-by-side with athletes, musicians, actors, and other public figures.
The Fenway model is based on collaboration. Our varied perspectives are brought to bear on every project we do, which is why our work makes headline news, trends on Twitter, and inspires the kind of action that leads to lasting change. We’re lucky to be able to be selective about our clients. If we take on your project, you can trust we believe in its power to change the world.
Who We Are
What We Do
Whether you’re speaking to the United Nations, preparing a TED Talk, or delivering a commencement address, our approach is hands-on, personal, and collaborative. We’ll conduct the research that brings a speech to life, and draft and revise remarks until you're thrilled with the final product. We’ll work at whatever pace works for you — whether you need time to home in on your big idea or have to respond to a breaking story in a matter of hours. We’ve been there. And we do this work so our clients know — no matter where they are — we’ll be there for them too.
For better or worse (hint: for worse), we’ve learned a tweet has the power to change the world. So does an op-ed or a blog post — as long as it’s, well, different than all of the other op-eds and blog posts out there. With more content available today than ever before, you need to do much more to stand out; and you need to make every word count, whether it’s on the Editorial page of the New York Times or on the Twitter feeds of their reporters.
Writing a book is hard. So we only work on ones we believe will live on bookshelves, and in readers’ minds, forever. But if you have a vision for a landmark book, we’d love to hear it. Our team of experienced writers can guide you through every step of the process, from preparing a proposal to writing and editing your draft, to creating the remarks and talking points you use at readings, and in interviews, once your book is a success.
We conduct an extensive audit of your communications, then work with you to identify the core of your message, sharpen and simplify your story, and instill the discipline to ensure it's consistently communicated at every level of your organization. We've helped develop and write narratives for Fortune 100 companies, tech start-ups that are actually making the world a better place, and some of the most impactful nonprofits on the planet.
We’ll help you go in front of any crowd with the confidence to impress, inspire, and make your message stick. Our training sessions go beyond well-known tips and tactics to focus on the actual content of what you want to communicate. We help you improve speech delivery by improving the speech itself. We've prepared presidents, cabinet officials, ambassadors, and CEOs for their public appearances.
- Fenway is not your typical agency. We’re an expert team of seasoned, pressure-tested thinkers and writers who work fast, have your back, and give you our absolute best. For better or worse, we are the types who
brainstorm taglines in the showertinker with outlines at 2:00am. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but our craft is a different story.
- Our shop is small and nimble, by design. We don’t pitch you with big names and then shuffle your projects to junior staff. (We don’t even have junior staff!) That means when you hire us, you’re getting all of us—and the collective experience and brainpower of our full team.
pickyselective about the projects we take on. We only work with clients whose ideas we believe in and whose work makes us proud. So before we start, we like to get to know you. That means sitting down together (remotely, for now) and digging into what you’re all about — and why the world needs to hear from you.
- Then we’re off to the races. We start learning everything about you. We discuss ideas with you and with our team. We open up a document and
stare at the blank cursor,find the sharpest, most compelling way to tell your story. Finally, we make sure it feels right to you, incorporating your feedback until you’re thrilled with the end result. And we’re there for you whenever you need us.
We wouldn't be speechwriters if we didn't end on a call to action. We're always looking for incredible writers to join our team — reach out if that's you.