"WE ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND
THE PEOPLE ON THE FOREFRONT
OF INNOVATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE."

~ Vanessa Wakeman, CEO, The Wakeman Agency

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The Wakeman Agency is home to 2017
PRWeek "Champion of PR" award winner,
Vanessa Wakeman

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STORYTELLING THAT
CREATES DIALOGUE

Find out how we secured more than 70 interviews
in 48 hours for UCLA's The Civil Rights Project.

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS
FOR A CAUSE

When companies connect to
communities, great things happen.

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YOUR BRAND AND MISSION
SHOULD BE AT THE HEART
OF EVERYTHING YOU DO.

Find out how we create
events that raise money and your profile.

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Using events and PR to revitalize a brand’s promise

STRENGTHENING LEGACIES

We are a social change agency that helps amplify the voices of mission-driven causes and the people that lead them. We provide strategic thinking and execution, via public relations, special events, and thought leadership training, that builds influence and generates revenue for important social causes.

LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS

Rinku Sen’s 360 View on Racism, Classism and Sexism


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In this episode, Race Forward Senior Strategist, Rinku Sen, looks at the world through the eyes of an activist and journalist, sharing her observations and convictions about the challenges facing women of color, in advancing their respective agendas. As a racial justice expert, Rinku beautifully touches on the importance of support and what is needed for women to excel in leadership roles.

Wakeman CEO Chosen for Prestigious 914 Inc. “Women In Business” Award


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Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” As the founder of a social change agency, I have often found myself not only bringing the chair, but the table too, to conversations and spaces in which I advocate for the nonprofits we serve. 

Strategist Erica Payne Is No Shrinking Violet


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Strategist and storyteller Erica Payne is a fearless advocate for economic justice. Known to “poke the bear,” as creator of some of the most powerful issue campaigns of the last decade, Erica has built a thought leadership platform that provides a trail of bread crumbs for how women can leverage their ideas and expertise to create meaningful change.

Reclaiming Your Voice with Marianne Schnall


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Answering the question “what will it take for women to occupy the spaces and places where we are normally silenced,” Marianne Schnall shares her insights gathered from over two decades of progressive thought leadership on feminism. During her interview, Marianne advocates for the reclamation of the term “power” and encourages women to consider how “power with” and “power to,” rather than “power over,” can be used to spark change.