Founder and CEO of The Wakeman Agency, Vanessa Wakeman, has been named to Provoke Media’s Innovator 25 of 2021. Innovation and disruption have been at the core of our work at the agency for almost two decades. Acknowledgment of Vanessa on this list reflects her ever-evolving vision for the practice of public relations and how it can help to accelerate progress on important social issues.
Host Daren Jaime sits down with the Founder of the Wakeman Agency, Vanessa Wakeman discussing the Narrative Justice Project (NJP) which is a response discussing the continual misrepresentation and under-representation of people of color in the media.
Communicating with supporters about social change initiatives takes planning, investment, and careful use of resources. Vanessa Wakeman, futurist, acclaimed speaker and CEO of the Wakeman Agency knows this. She’s helping amplify the voices of mission-driven causes and the people that lead them every day. The host talks with Vanessa about how to organize a communication plan, some of the short and long term strategies needed amidst the health crisis, and success she’s had with virtual events.
Vanessa joins host Steve Boland to talk about what we changes may echo into the longer-term future as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Charities should consider faster responses with more remote actions, building audiences regardless of geography, more equitable financial support to leaders of color in the sector, and much more!
Who speaks for your nonprofit in times of crisis? How clear and consistent is the message? Nonprofit futurist and communications expert Vanessa Wakeman joins host Greg Nielsen to discuss developing a crisis communications plan for your nonprofit that is clear and consistent, with the buy-in of Board and staff.
Vanessa Wakeman, founder of the Wakeman Agency, discusses PR in the nonprofit sector. Why do we need it and how do we demonstrate an ROI? We also discuss how to elevate the voices of women and folks of color as experts and thought leaders in the field. Vanessa shares a step by step playbook on how to be recognized for your ideas, how to show up as your whole self unapologetically and why she has dedicated herself to elevating the the profile of BIPOC in nonprofit.
In this episode of The PR Week, Vanessa Wakeman, founder and CEO of The Wakeman Agency, discusses how the firm’s shift to permanent remote workforce and shares tips for other companies looking to take concrete action to improve racial equity.
She and PRWeek editors Steve Barrett and Frank Washkuch chat about Weber Shandwick’s first public diversity report, the new Natalie Portman-owned women’s soccer team, Zeno Group winning Hyatt Hotels’ international AOR account and more.
As nonprofit leaders adapt to this seemingly ubiquitous “new normal” and strategize how to raise funds, Vault spoke with Vanessa Wakeman, CEO and Chief Strategist of The Wakeman Agency, about the path forward for nonprofit organizations. Vanessa is a trusted advisor to nonprofits and has been working closely with organizations to assess how to navigate the crisis and identify opportunities to fundraise for a possible future event in this current environment.