08 Aug, 2013

Two Rivers Marketing, a subsidiary of WCI and a leading provider of business-to-business marketing and public relations services located in Des Moines’ East Village, was recently named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list — celebrating companies that have taken innovative steps to establish a new, healthy work-life balance standard.


Partnering with the Outdoor Industry Association and the Best Companies Group, Outside Magazine launched the yearlong selection process by first identifying a wide range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations across the United States with at least 15 employees. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information regarding benefit offerings, compensation packages, environmental initiatives and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed their findings, selecting the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.


“We’re excited to be recognized by Outside Magazine as a top place to work in the country,” said Barry Bruner, account lead at Two Rivers Marketing. “As an Iowa company, it’s interesting to see how our agency’s culture mirrors several of the outdoor-type companies that more commonly call states like Oregon and Washington home. We’ve put a lot of focus on work-life balance, a healthy environment and having fun over the past several years. This award helps validate our progress as we continue to look at new ways to keep associates engaged in a productive, worthwhile work environment.”


To view the full list of top-performing small, medium and large companies, please visit  


Congratulations Two Rivers Marketing Associates!

06 Jun, 2013

The WCI Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of Sustainable City Network, Inc., a business-to-government media company launched by Tom Woodward in 2010.  Throughout June, Sustainable City Network (SCN) will be integrated into the WoodwardBizMedia operating group. Randy Rodgers will continue to serve as publisher and executive editor of SCN, reporting to Group Publisher Karen Ruden. Prior to joining SCN in 2010, Rodgers held a number of positions at WCI over 21 years with the company, most recently as Telegraph Herald electronic media director.


SCN publishes an online trade magazine at, which provides information on sustainability to municipal professionals and local government elected officials nationwide. Its weekly e-mail newsletter is distributed to more than 40,000 subscribers. The company also publishes a quarterly print magazine (3,000 circ.) and produces regular webinars on topics related to sustainability. In partnership with the City of Dubuque, SCN produces an annual sustainability conference that draws more than 450 attendees. Sustainability topic channels include water and energy conservation, renewable energy generation, stormwater management, sustainable transportation, greenhouse gas reduction, climate change adaptation, solid waste management, material recycling/reuse, local foods and related topics.