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Mashable's Social Good Summit 2011 Recap

Last week, Mashable, the United Nations Foundation and 92nd Street Y teamed up to host the 2nd annual Social Good Summit, held during UN Week where global leaders converge to debate the most pressing issues of the day. The Social Good Summit capitalizes on this global energy, asking global leaders in government, new and traditional media, […]

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Weber Shandwick Seattle Celebrates 15 Years!

With the Emerald City as our backdrop, Weber Shandwick’s president, Andy Polansky, joined the team in Seattle last night along with our fantastic clients to help celebrate Weber Shandwick Seattle’s 15th anniversary. Be sure to check out some of the highlight photos below and in case you missed our posts over the course of the […]

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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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When in Rome….or London

I’ve worked at Weber Shandwick for more than five years and love many things about the agency. However, if I HAD to choose what I loved the most it would be the Opportunities, my Colleagues and the Global reach. Sorry, I couldn’t choose just one, so I’ll just combine it – and since there are […]

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Steel that Heals

A man lay unmoving on the Nairobi roadside, as a small crowd of people gathered round him. I assumed he was the victim of a road traffic accident, hit as he tried to dodge traffic on the six-lane thoroughfare, so crowded with cars, matatus, and motorbikes, so thin on traffic lights and designated walkways. This […]

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Global Health: Bringing it Home

I met Judith in 1998, in Siaya, Kenya. She spoke quietly of the baby girl she had lost to malaria which had infected her child’s brain. Judith later turned her tragedy into resolve to save other mothers and children from a similar fate. She trained to become a community health worker and soon spent hours every day walking dusty roads to diagnose and […]

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Storytelling for Social Good – An Interview with Social Change-Maker Nejeed Kassam

Nejeed Kassam is the founder and director of Canadian non-profit High on Life, co-producer of upcoming documentary Conversations for Change and editor of the book “High on Life: Stories of Hope, Change, and Leadership“. He is also the founder of international NGOs End Poverty Now and Networks for Change. You can connect with Nejeed on […]

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Two Minutes with…Amy Gallagher

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy! You are a true Weber Shandwick Seattle veteran. How long have you been with the agency? This will be my 13th year. That’s a long time! What has kept you around all these […]

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A Supermodel's Lesson About the Power of Communication

“This is not an issue about statistics, but about women,” explained supermodel Christy Turlington Burns after noting that more than 500,000 women die every year from giving birth – making it one of the leading causes of mortality and a pressing global health issue. I had the privilege of attending the Seattle screening of Burns’ new documentary […]

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