What is the one thing every nonprofit needs now?

The Wakeman Agency

The past two years have highlighted the relevance and value of communications across every sector, with comms leaders playing a pivotal role in connecting with internal and external audiences, against the backdrop of a world of uncertainty due to rapidly changing global events. However, the approach to comms that drives action is one that takes a strategic approach that goes beyond traditional media relations efforts focused on “awareness” and just getting an organization’s “name in lights.” Having a communications agency or internal team available to take the big picture ideas and concepts and translate them into stories and narratives that resonate with various audiences is an imperative.

Narrative Justice, Journey Mapping and Other Strategic Comms Insights

The Wakeman Agency

We have always been focused on the exploration of ideas and insights that can propel our clients in the direction of their goals. These days, we are thinking a lot about the power inherent in language and how it touches so many areas of nonprofit communications. Below are five things every organization should have on their radar now.

Going Back to School: Signs Your PR or Event Team Needs a Reboot

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The Wakeman Agency’s “This Week in Social Change” feature takes a snapshot at high-impact headlines and happenings in the social-change space. We consistently mine the nonprofit and social-change landscape, assessing opportunities to learn from disruption in action, innovation in the works and even eye-opening missteps along the way.

How to Make Yourself Attractive to the Media

Practical tips that drive engagement, relationship building and credibility

The media landscape has forever been disrupted by innovation, as technologies re-frame national conversations and democratize news coverage via citizen journalists, YouTube stars, social media darlings and their related ilk.

Still, the traditional newsroom and established media giants remain The Fourth Estate, vis-à-vis national television networks and local affiliates, daily newspapers and talk radio programs, vetting facts and sanctioning the headlines of the day. Just as the old and new ways of media collapse and converge, connecting with reporters, editors and news producers likewise demands an ability to finesse tried-and-true media relations practices with the novel and new.

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Five Simple Ways to Make a Reporter your BFF

Whether you work for a nonprofit or a for-profit company, building strong relationships with the media is crucial. Keeping these tips in mind can help ensure that the experience is a pleasant one for all parties concerned. # 1: Provide Solid Stats When meeting with a reporter, you obviously will want to present your company … Read more

Why Our PR Intern’s Goals Have Changed

By Tara Fee What is my ideal job in public relations? Well to be honest, I am really not sure. My ideas have jumped all over the place. First, I dreamed of being a fashion publicist. I mean come on – I was young and had a passion for fashion. It seemed like it would … Read more