"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

The Wakeman Agency Celebrates Black History Month


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The Wakeman Agency is proud to celebrate black history in February and all year round. In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting black artists who have used art for social change. Throughout history, musicians, painters, filmmakers, poets and other creatives have used their respective medium to bring attention to social issues and inspire us to imagine a better tomorrow. Visit our Instagram feed to see profiles. @wakemanagency

New Client Alert – Animal Farm Foundation


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Meet Animal Farm Foundation (AFF), the newest addition to The Wakeman Agency client roster! Since the mid-1980’s, AFF has been rescuing and re-homing animals, as well as making grants to other humane organizations. Today they dedicate their resources to securing equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs. The Wakeman Agency will work with AFF to develop a Public Education Campaign. We are excited to create a new narrative around the concept that All Dogs Are Individuals. The campaign will correct misconceptions about the “pit bull” breed and highlight their strengths, as evidenced through the important work they are being trained to do, as high-level Law Enforcement detection and service assistance dogs.

Melissa Harris-Perry on the Power of Failure in Building Movements and Our Lives


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If you’ve ever heard her speak or read her writing, you know that Melissa Harris-Perry is going to teach you something you didn’t already know, while also sharing her truth. In her interview on the Social Change Diaries, she does just that- with a no holds barred sit down with Vanessa.

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.