Celebrating over 20 years of fighting the good fight, using marketing as our weapon
Who We Are
SGA’s first office was a kitchen counter, where President Stephen Groner would eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch. After working for nine years as an environmental engineer at the County of Los Angeles, Stephen took a chance. He left to launch a one-person marketing firm that aimed to make a difference.
Now, after proudly celebrating its 20th year, power lunches have replaced PB & J, and SGA has grown from that one guy with a dream to what is now a nationally recognized marketing firm that has won the coveted Silver Anvil award for best public awareness campaign in the country. SGA now works on projects ranging from environmental issues like stormwater and energy conservation to more community focused issues such as housing and public health.
Supported by an eclectic and talented team whose backgrounds include environmental engineering, public policy, journalism, applied psychology, graphic design and social media, our staff combines creative communication skills with an in-depth understanding of environmental issues. Our goal is to build comprehensive marketing and public education campaigns that meet the specific needs of our clients and their communities.
Throughout it all, we’ve remained true to SGA’s original mission: We still keep a jar of peanut butter in the kitchen and we never stop working to make a difference.
Every day, people make thousands of choices: what to wear, what to eat, where to spend their free time, etc. As with all these choices, there are safer, healthier, and more environmentally-friendly options. For decades, SGA has worked with our clients to engage people with community issues that can improve the quality of their lives, protect the environment, or make their communities more sustainable.
Because our clients range from non-profit organizations to government bodies and agencies both large and small, we know that there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to communication and outreach. When we develop a campaign, we personalize our approach to address our clients unique needs.
Meet our team of go-getters, doers, believers, and innovators. While our team members have specific job titles, our experience is diverse and our staff can wear different hats to make sure the project’s goals are met.