Who We Are


Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Houston with a broad reach of national client engagement, DPWPR delivers large agency results with the value and flexibility of a sophisticated boutique consultancy. This distinctive structure enables the 20-plus member firm to equally serve multi-market industries and local entrepreneurs, offering traditional, digital and emerging marketing strategies. The agency was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best PR Agencies in 2021.”

DPWPR represents a broad mix of Fortune 500 global brands, privately held corporations, entrepreneurial endeavors, public entities and civic stakeholders, including iconic leaders in tourism and hospitality, retail, real estate development, technology, energy, healthcare, urban and green-space revitalization and the arts.

Acclaimed for achieving optimal brand awareness, positioning and influence, DPWPR deploys creative strategies with precision. Partnering is the defining difference in DPWPR’s honored success, an inherent advantage proven by retaining significant clients, many for decades. 

DPWPR builds influential alliances from the agency’s exclusive yet broad network of retail and corporate clients; national, regional and local media; and civic, community and non-profit organizations for the benefit of all.

Each client receives attentive senior management from a collaborative team of experts, with talent and acumen tailored to client needs and objectives. At the helm is principal Dancie Perugini Ware, nationally respected for her ingenuity, vitality and vision, qualities imbued in every client relationship.


Everyday, this vigorous, independent agency strives to elevate clients’ brand positioning, deploying strategic public relations and experiential marketing tactics; media, civic and social alliances; issues management; and social networking.

Often DPWPR’s services transcend conventional public relations, expanding the agency’s brand-management role to consultant for site location; signage, graphic design and advertising; and stakeholder engagement.

  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Communications
  • Community Engagement
  • Digital Communications
  • Issue Management
  • Advertising & Branding