Global Health: Seattle’s Secret Ingredient

Seattle is known for many things: rain, Amazon, Starbucks, Fifty Shades of Grey, the Space Needle … the list goes on and on. But amid the beautiful mountains, frappuccinos and startup incubators, the Emerald City has emerged as a leader in another field: global health. From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PATH to […]

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Weber Shandwick Attends WGHA’s Party for the Health of It

If there are three things that Seattlelites do well, it’s eating, dancing and honing our unique culture of collaboration. And this past weekend, we had the opportunity to do all three. The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), an organization that connects the state’s leading global health organizations to advance global health equity, hosted its annual […]

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Could You Live on One Dollar a Day?

Here at Weber, we have the opportunity to work with some of the largest companies in the entire world, representing billions of dollars of assets and millions of workers across the globe.

But sometimes, we get the opportunity to work with clients who, though they may be small, are making a very big difference.

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My Well-traveled Journey to Global Health PR

Weber Shandwick Seattle is proud to bring back its intern blog post series that aims to help young professionals land and make the most of their PR agency internships. In our first series, interns gave the inside scoop on What They Didn’t Tell You about careers in PR. This time around, our rock star interns will […]

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Reinvent the Toilet Fair: Why Scientists Are Competing for the World’s Poop

Contraception, sanitation and toilets. Three things I never imagined would occupy my time as an intern at Weber Shandwick. But when your manager says, “Have fun at the toilet fair!”, you’d better be prepared to mask your grin. And that is exactly where I found myself last week. This year’s Reinvent the Toilet Fair – […]

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World AIDS Day 2011

Today is World AIDS Day. A day to remember the more than 25 million people who have died of the virus, support the more than 33 million people living with HIV, raise awareness of the disease and end negative stigmas associated with the disease. World AIDS Day is now in its 23rd year. The event’s […]

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TIME’s Alex Perry Casts a Wide Net in Global Fight Against Malaria

“Poverty doesn’t just hurt the poor, it hurts everyone” ~ Alex Perry Last Thursday, several of my colleagues and I heard Alex Perry, TIME’s South African bureau chief, speak about the global fight against malaria. His talk was appropriately held at Seattle BioMed, where scientists are researching mosquitoes and developing a vaccine for the deadly […]

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Nonprofit Campaign Spotlight: Shot@Life

It’s great to see non-profit organizations continuing to leverage social media to increase awareness and support for their efforts. One recent standout example is the UN Foundation’s recently-launched Shot@Life campaign. Check out the video below for a taste of what they’re about. Shot@Life is a movement that rallies Americans, members of Congress and civil society […]

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The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of Social Impact Communications

When I started working at Weber Shandwick Seattle 12 years ago, there was no Social Impact practice. While we worked with non-profits or philanthropy-related clients, it tended to be on small projects around big milestones or events.

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