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Communication isn't one-size fits all... ...and neither is Axios HQ. Our prices are based on company size so they can work for small, mid-sized, and enterprise organizations alike.
🚀 Starts at $15,000/yr
- AI-powered writing guidance
- Best-practice templates
- Analytics and benchmarks
- Collaborative editing
- Millions of images
🌱 Built to grow
- Unlimited users and contacts
- Onboarding specialist
- Long-term account manager
- Premium user support
- In-depth strategy sessions
- HRIS and SSO integration
Frequently asked questions
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What is Smart Brevity?
Smart Brevity is a communications formula built by journalists — then perfected inside of hundreds of organizations — to help professionals prioritize essential information, explain its impact on readers, and deliver both in a concise and visual format.
Most Smart Brevity communications are 40-50% shorter than typical updates, with all the same vital details preserved.
It works because it's built on brain science. We spent years digging into data and changing reader behaviors to learn what keeps folks engaged.
How much does Axios HQ cost?
We work with teams of all sizes — from small nonprofits to the Fortune 500.
Pricing begins at $15,000 per year and is based on organization size — to stay accessible, with no limit on the number of seats, sends, or audience size.
How is Axios HQ different from other communications tools?
Axios HQ helps you curate, compose, optimize, and send essential workplace updates that are shorter, clearer, and more engaging than traditional updates.
While most tools give you endless options — and leave you lost trying to figure out a way to engage your readers — Axios HQ gives you proven best practices.
HQ's template is pressure-tested to boost focus.
Smart Brevity writing tips are proven to keep readers engaged.
HQ's analytics track performance — plus competitive benchmarks.
In short: Axios HQ takes the guesswork out of clear communication. It gives you the power to preserve your messaging, branding, voice and tone — with the guidance to make sure your insight is unmissable to busy readers.
Is Axios HQ only for writers or communicators?
No! Axios HQ can help anyone write and send essential updates that get their audience smarter, faster on what matters.
Executives send all-staff, investor, and board updates.
Chiefs of staff send executive briefings and cross-functional updates.
Department leaders send team priorities and progress.
Employees send project- and manager-level updates.
Association and nonprofit leaders send community updates.
Communication is part and parcel of everyday life – regardless of your audience — and good comms are essential to helping others understand your point quickly and accurately.
Can I use Axios HQ if I am a consultant or self-employed?
Axios HQ is an innovative software platform designed for companies with more than 50 employees or nonprofits and associations with growing communities.
Three ways organizations use HQ
Hundreds of teams use our software to plan, compose, align, and measure their essential communications.
"Our HQ update is a chance for management to go on the record... It’s a way to communicate efficiently, to let people digest it asynchronously, and to measure whether it's getting traction."
All-staff and exec communication
Clear, effective communication is critical for on-site, hybrid, and remote teams to stay aligned. Axios HQ makes writing essential communications easy — so you can boost trust and engagement across your all-staff and executive audiences.How Trade Coffee keeps its staff connected
"As our Social Impact work continues to grow, we recognized smart communications would be crucial... Axios HQ provides a streamlined platform to communicate with our employees around the world, and the ability to easily customize our messaging for regional audiences."
Department and regional news
As all-staff updates trickle down, each region or department needs unique insight to carry a strategy or goal forward — and see their role and impact in it. Axios HQ helps teams or regions understand “What’s new” and “Why it matters” to them.How GLG rallies a global workforce
"It's been really helpful in community and trust building. In school communications, no one ever tells you, ‘Oh, I loved your communication,’ so it was kind of a shock for us to hear, ‘Thank you.’ Every week, more and more people email us."
Member and client updates
Axios HQ makes it easy to build community or engage clients with clear, conversational updates. A few ways organizations use it today:
- Cadenced client or member updates
- Updates on volunteer and other events
- Philanthropy and donor impact stories