esd fit featured on

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 10.43.42 AM

esd & associates was recently featured on as a case study for companies across the nation offering employees incentives to encourage healthy living. The article highlighted how San Antonio’s largest digital marketing firm, esd & associates, is unyieldingly passionate about the well being of its employees. Throughout the agency’s 18-year history, it has earned a stream of awards recognizing exemplary employee wellness programs and for creative efforts for clients in the health sector.

Founders Christine Kleha and Erik Simpson encourage their employees to practice a healthy lifestyle by developing esd fit, a wellness program that emphasizes fun and achievable, rewarding goals. esd fit incorporates team fitness activities, incentive rewards, and a fitness tracking app developed in-house. The program is geared toward improving all aspects of employee health: nutrition, fitness and over well-being. The firm saw a huge increase in participation this past year in 2014 by implementing employee engagement tactics and teaming up with third-party local resources such as the American Heart Association’s Check Change Control and Fit City SA’s Million Pound Challenge.

Among other healthy activities, esd organizes weekly Friday workouts, company bike rides and a walking club. The company also reimburses employees for entry fees to official 5K runs, triathlons, and cycling races, prompting many to develop and advance their own personal fitness goals. In addition, esd fit has an incentive program built into the initiative, further motivating employees to participate in making changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

The San Antonio community took note of these efforts and 2014 esd was awarded first place in the small business division of the San Antonio Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer Awards. Additionally, the agency recently won the Gold Recognition in the  2014 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program (HWRP) for the third year in a row.

“We’re really honored to have been rewarded for our efforts as a team,” said Erik Simpson, esd’s chief creative officer. “We truly believe in fostering a work and home culture where total wellness is a necessity.”

Earlier this year, Healthcare Advertising Awards picked esd’s work for University Health Systems’ NICU calendar for a Gold Award in the competition’s 31st annual event. The agency also received a Silver Award for its total integrated marketing campaign, “Finally, Health Insurance for Every Budget,” prepared for Sendero Health Plans of Austin, Texas.

“Our work with healthcare is very rewarding,” said Simpson. “We are committed advocate wellness not only within our agency, but also with the work for our clients.”

esd newsletter

esd social

esd & associates 18h
A few captured moments from this weekends #BigGig presented by #thenonprofitcouncil. The Big Gig #SNL comedy show is a fundraiser that helps support local nonprofits in San Antonio.
esd & associates 02/17/18
We had so much fun this morning supporting our client Methodist Stone Oak Hospital at their Red Dress 5k Fun Run & Walk. #reddressrun #hearthealth #5K #agencylife
esd & associates 02/17/18
We live to support our clients Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, especially when they have free tacos. ❤️🌮 #tacolove #reddressrun
esd & associates 02/11/18
Thank you HealthTexas Medical Group of San Antonio for taking us back to the 80’s tonight at the 14th annual “Hand to Heart” Gala!
esd & associates 02/02/18
We had so much fun last night at the Confluence: Art at the Convention Center Opening Reception! Thank you Arts & Culture, City of San Antonio!

Your Digital Marketing Source

Introducing the esd Media Library

At esd, we write white papers on a broad variety of digital media topics, from lead nurturing and email marketing to search engine optimization and B2B buyer personas. Consult our media library for in-depth answers to all your digital media questions.