Purpose for Progress
Shelton Group is a team of communicators with a heart for our world and a head for business. We’ve been speaking the language of energy and sustainability marketing for more than 20 years.
We Are ...
Whether you’re a Fortune 100 or a 501c3, we know you need to hit business goals. Our purpose is to turn the good you do for people and the planet into market success for your organization.
For a world where sustainability is ordinary and every home and building is responsible with energy, water and waste.
We make the complex simple and package it in ways that are engaging and relatable.
Earth’s problems can’t be solved in siloes. We have connections, and we’re delighted to share them. Need inspiration? Need a partner?
Shelton Group started in 1991 as a one-woman generalist copywriting operation. Business took off, and by the late ‘90s, Shelton Group had clients in health care, higher education, and, most importantly, energy.
Our research opened the door to bigger and bigger clients, and our creativity kept them coming back for more. But we were just one of many experts in all of our categories, except for one – energy and environmental causes.
We filled that void in the industry by becoming the only agency we knew of to specialize in energy efficiency and sustainability back in 2002. Today, lots of people are doing it, and that makes our work even more valuable. Instead of keeping our findings secret, we share them, as well as the resulting work, with the world.
Shelton Group is the nation's leading marketing communications firm focused exclusively on energy and the environment. We are a full-service agency, providing best-in-class research, strategy, creative, digital, communications and video.
Get data-driven guidance toward successful marketing strategy.
Planning the who, what, where and how behind your marketing communications efforts.
Give your brand a sophisticated, agile web presence – give your audience an easy, memorable experience.
Define who you are (and who you want to be) – and give your market something to remember.
Make an impact with visual storytelling your audience can’t ignore.
Capture your audience’s eye and ear to win their heart.
Left brain + right brain + heart
We’re a unique blend of storytellers, strategists, digital pros and researchers with deep experience in the energy and environment space. (We’re also foosball champs, hot tea junkies and Vimeo Staff Pick regulars.) Whatever we do, we do it with heart. And that makes all the difference.
Join our team
If you’ve got something to bring to our table – and we sound like your kind of people – let us know!Careers
President & CEO
Suzanne is the voice and the vision of Shelton Group. Drawing on her extensive experience in energy and the environment – and 25+ years in the marketing and advertising industry – Suzanne provides high-level strategic insights for our clients and guidance for our research and creative departments. She regularly speaks at conferences around the country, including Sustainable Brands, Fortune Brainstorm E and the International Builders’ Show, and serves as a guest columnist for publications like Fast Company, Green Builder and GreenBiz.com.
VP Research & Insights
Susannah directs our research team and plays a key role in extracting the nuggets of information that pave the way for recommended marketing strategies and creative approaches. Susannah has nearly two decades of market research and strategy experience, including her role as president of SE Consulting, where she led the services for the likes of DIY Network and the makers of GORE-TEX®.
Matt steers the creative department in concepting, designing and producing campaigns. He ensures sound strategy and deep insights inform everything his team develops, and works closely with the accounts department to ensure copy and designs will meet our clients’ goals. As a designer and filmmaker himself, he’s also a principal contributor to all of Shelton’s in-house photography and videography work.
Courtnay oversees our day-to-day operations to keep us running smoothly and support our growth. She establishes project management systems and processes to help our teams anticipate bottlenecks, prevent process issues, and keep projects on time and on target. Courtnay has built extensive experience over 25 years in all aspects of marketing, from account services and project management to design and production.
VP Account Services
Casey manages our relationships, growth and development with a specific group of clients that includes Environmental Defense Fund, Cotton LEADS and CertainTeed Insulation. She provides leadership and support for the account team members who manage the day-to-day processes for these clients. She contributes to strategic direction for each client and guides our creative efforts to ensure everything we do builds toward meeting – or exceeding – the client’s goals. Her ability to simultaneously see the big picture and pay close attention to the details helps her champion her clients’ needs and identify new growth opportunities for them.
A sustainability strategy consultant since 1993, Scot has served as non-profit leader, as a partner in an environmental marketing firm that he grew and sold, and as an executive in a multi-billion-dollar, international company. He has published dozens of articles and case studies, was co-author of the original “Sins of Greenwashing” study, testified before Congress, and been quoted on NPR, Good Morning America, CNN, The New York Times, Business Week, and the Wall Street Journal. Scot was also highlighted in an Emmy award-winning documentary on sustainable purchasing.