About

The Howell Creative team is obsessed

We’re obsessed with creativity. We’re obsessed with strategy. We’re obsessed with cute YouTube puppy videos. Howell Creative Group’s 30+ year history is rooted in a courageous, “get it done” attitude paired with an obsession for quality and accuracy.

Our full-service advertising and branding agency based in Williamsburg, VA delivers problem-solving marketing, messaging and digital communications solutions to our client partners.

Undeniable precision and bold thinking

Howell Creative Group specializes in creating brands from the ground up – as well as working with existing brands – that need help driving sales, connecting with customers or creating experiential marketing concepts. We create national and international award-winning websites, integrated marketing campaigns and corporate communications strategy and design.

Our staff of sharp, smart and just plain nice marketing communications pros obsess over every minute detail until – in the words of Goldilocks – your work is “just right.”

Expect no rookie mistakes

Our firm works with mid- to large-sized organizations, as well as start-ups across industries; accumulating perspective, knowledge and experience that helps your campaign or strategy avoid costly mistakes often made when you go it alone.

Our humble beginnings

It was 1982 – gas cost $0.91 a gallon and the first issue of USA Today was being published. Our founder Kathy Howell was leaving a career as PR Director for Associated Inns and Restaurants Company of America behind and thinking it was time to do this “marketing thing” on her own – with her own brand of efficiency and strategy. Our first major client that propelled the agency (at this time when Michael Jackson released his second solo album, Thriller) was BASF Corporation. Despite being a one-woman operation, Kathy always said “We’ll get it done” – and did. Enough that this multi-billion dollar chemical company saw the value in our work. The rest, as they say, is history. (Thanks, BASF!)