We connect people.

We connect our clients to smart, workable ideas that help them make their point clearly and persuasively. After we’ve done that, we connect our clients with the right people. Whether it’s in their hometown or half a world away, we help our clients get together with the journalists, broadcasters, government officials and target audiences that they need to reach. Then, we maintain those connections through public and media relations, branding, marketing, government relations, public affairs activities and even crisis management so our clients continue to achieve the goals.

At The Concept Works, we connect people

… through the power of smart ideas.

… through the power of compelling content.

… through the power of strong networks.

… through the power of effective execution.

Every day.

Content Creation

The current environment for our clients is a digital one: there is now a faster and more diversified flow of information across society, such as through the Internet and social media. This suggests a more complex environment for you to operate, engage, and inform customers, voters, and the communities you serve. The Concept Works aims to showcase clients’ initiatives, messages, events, and more by creating unique, exciting, informative, and engaging content for all platforms. The Concept Works will develop a plan for each media platform for each individual client.

Our Work: Videos

Our Clients

The Concept Works has partnered with dozens of organizations, associations, policy groups, companies and coalitions throughout Iowa, the Midwest, and even nationally, providing impeccable service and strategies to meet our clients’ goals.           


House Food Group

Brownell for Supervisor

Iowa Conservative Energy Forum


Sustainable Iowa Land Trust

DDT Clothing

Operation Middle Ground

Flavorful Brands

Jana Zinser

Gaer for Mayor


Heart of Iowa Marketplace

Miller-Meeks for Congress

Richards for Congress


Smart Clean

University of Dubuque

Central Iowa Shelter & Services

School Transportation News

Menswear Update

The Herald Group

Restaurant News Update

Strategic Elements

Our clients have been featured in countless media outlets including:

The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Des Moines Register, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Burlington Hawkeye, KCCI-TV, WOI-TV, WHO-TV, Iowa Press, The Associated Press, Iowa Public Television, WHO Radio, Iowa Public Radio, The Business Record, CBS, ABC, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA Today, and more


“It is with great pleasure that I recommend The Concept Works. We have had the privilege of not only working with but getting to know the personnel and find the the services and staff to be high quality.” – Zelko Francic, President, SmartClean

“These folks are working magic for our young nonprofit. Between Eric’s statewide relationships and his staff’s skills, we’re looking to grow by leaps and bounds.” – Suzan Erem, Executive Director, SILT