TogoRun is an award-winning, full-service strategic communications agency specializing in global health and well-being. Woman-owned and independent, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and steeped in data analytics, digital execution, and earned media. With an unrelenting focus on creating high-impact solutions that directly impact your bottom line, we occupy a unique position in the industry for clients seeking both global reach and personalized services of a specialty agency.
We focus on telling your untold story and are inspired every day by our clients who are forging breakthroughs in science and the status quo. We live the values – Courage, Commitment, Creativity, Craftsmanship, and Community – of our namesake Togo, a 12-year-old, undersized sled dog who saved an Alaskan village from a diphtheria outbreak in 1925 thanks to his unrivaled speed, unbounded energy, and uncanny navigation over uncharted territory.
We know there is nothing more powerful than unleashing an untold story that moves people and communities to think and act differently. Uncovering and telling these stories across multi-media channels via insight-driven creative is our specialty. Uncharted territory doesn’t scare our clients and it doesn’t scare us. Together, we are strong and determined to beat the odds, go the extra mile, enhance and save lives, and, ultimately, make the world a healthier, happier, and more beautiful place.
Many may have heard of the 1925 Race for Mercy, commemorated in the annual Iditarod race, when sled dog relay teams were the only hope to deliver life-saving serum over 600 miles of treacherous ice, in minus 85 degree temperature and in blinding snow to Nome villagers. Many also may have heard of a dog named Balto, who ran the last leg of the race and became a Hollywood star.
But the untold story of that race is about Togo, an undersized husky known for his unrivaled speed, unbounded energy and uncanny navigation over uncharted territory. Togo took on the most treacherous segment of the relay race and covered over 350 miles—more than five times the terrain of the other teams. Togo may not have been the one who crossed the finish line first, but he was the one who made that last lap even possible.
Togo’s untold story of dedication and perseverance is even more relevant today as scientists, companies, governments, and communities across the globe come together to fight the pandemic of our century. We all can draw inspiration from Togo – whose great heart is captured beautifully in Disney’s highly-acclaimed live action movie TOGO, starring Willem Dafoe. It’s no coincidence this film shares our namesake – Glo Janata brought the concept to Disney and became the movie’s associate producer, helping to bring Togo’s untold story to the world.
We love Togo’s untold story, especially as an allegory for the health and well-being breakthroughs that are being forged by our clients every day. Uncovering and telling these stories is our specialty. Uncharted territory doesn’t scare our clients and it doesn’t scare us. It makes us stronger and more determined than ever to beat the odds, go the extra mile, enhance and save lives and make the world a healthier and happier place.
Commitment, Courage, Creativity, Craftsmanship, and Community. These values define the spirit of TogoRun and bring special vitality to our work. By living and breathing these values, we deliver exceptional results to our clients and provide a rewarding, energizing agency experience.
TogoRun believes in the power of commitment. We share our clients’ passion for improving the world by advancing health and well-being. We’re fueled by confidence that we will succeed. Like the great Himalayan explorer William Hutchison Murray and the visionary literary figure and thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, we believe that the world moves in powerful ways when like-minded people share a common purpose. These are the words we live by…
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
– William Hutchison Murray and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Like the fearless sled dog Togo, our clients break new ground and we’re right there with them. We never take the beaten path and always forge ahead with confidence knowing that setbacks are just turns in the road, challenges are meant to be overcome, and the power of teamwork and hope can move mountains. Our courage is nourished by the promise of improving the world through advances in health and well-being. We face challenging territory together without fear, certain that our unified vision will lead us to success.
TogoRun team members challenge themselves to keep their minds open, expand their own horizons, and let their creativity flow freely. We begin each assignment by flipping it on its head and reaching further to stretch our minds in pursuit of new ideas and strategies that help our clients reach their goals. In this inspired atmosphere, our award-winning creative shop, StudioTogo, transforms ideas and strategies into materials that resonate, motivate, and inspire audiences. With more than 220 industry awards under our team’s collective belt, we know that inspired creativity is what often makes all the difference.
As professional communicators, we are deeply dedicated to our craft, take great pride in our work and mean it when we say that we pursue excellence every day. With the need for centralized and integrated communications strategies in a 24-7 world, our craft has become even more exciting and demanding. We are up for the challenge and learning every day about new technologies, new techniques, and new approaches. We continuously develop and hone our skills with the goal to provide our clients with the best agency experience of their careers.
Science shows us that our global community depends on providing the facts about how we all can create health and well-being in our lives. Good health and abundance have no boundaries. As the world has experienced with the COVID-19 pandemic, every one of us is impacted by the actions or inactions of others. Striving for a healthy global community that is unified by the facts and committed to each other is what drives our TogoRun team to always go the extra mile.