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Nonprofit Spotlight: Living on One

Since August of this year, our network of Weber Shandwick offices has had the opportunity to team up with the nonprofit Living on One. The founders, all recent college grads, started their journey in 2010. As sophomore microfinance students, they embarked on a two-month journey to a rural Guatemalan village to live on one dollar […]

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Two Minutes With…Anna Agnew

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy! Please join the Health & Social Impact team in welcoming our new Group Manager, Anna Agnew to Weber Shandwick Seattle! You used to live in North Carolina and went to Oral Roberts University […]

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Two Minutes with…Megan Torres

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy! The Health & Social Impact team is very excited to welcome Megan Torres, Weber Shandwick Seattle’s newest vice president! Megan will be leading the charge for our work with Microsoft Public Sector and […]

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Why Did Kony2012 Become the Most Viral Video of All Time?

(Post via Stephanie Bluma at Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact blog) In a world of texts, tweets and Facebook posts, the filmmakers of Kony2012 asked us for 27 minutes. The result, as we all know, has been the biggest viral video of all time. It’s been viewed more then 100 million times—that is more than twice […]

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Two Minutes with…Jessey Mike

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy! You, like several other colleagues in the Seattle office, came to us from another Weber Shandwick office. Tell us where you arrived from and a little bit about what type of work you […]

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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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Storytelling for Social Impact – 3 Great Examples

Good storytelling is essential for transmitting messages across different platforms and to various audiences. The use of excellent video is no exception. We live in a world where thousands of nonprofits and social impact organizations are fighting for their messages to be heard. While we might not remember the many newspaper headlines or tweets we […]

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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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Knight Health Fellow Shares Her Expert Insights on African Media

Today, six of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are in sub-Saharan Africa. As Secretary of State Hilary Clinton noted in a visit to Ethiopia, this number is only expected to rise. While Africa’s growing prominence is causing seismic shifts across sectors, PR professionals should especially take note. Most of the major global […]

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