• Media Campaigns
    Social Change

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  • #RAKWeek #Pledge2BeKind

    Random Acts of Kindness Goes Viral

    This campaign was the top trending story on Twitter with 170,000 tweets in one day!

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    Random Acts of Kindness Goes Viral
  • Ripple is now a Certified
    B Corp!

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    Ripple is now a Certified <br>B Corp!
  • Case Study:

    Toxic Toys

    This campaign we ran with The Ecology Center ignited a media firestorm and led to a change in federal chemicals policy.

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    Serving While Sick

    Katie Couric joined the New York Times, Washington Post and many others in featuring this first-of-its-kind report.

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  • Ripple's 10th Anniversary Report!

    It's more than 140 characters, but it's worth it.

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    Ripple's 10th Anniversary Report!
  • Ripple CSR

    Helping to promote your brand's social mission or CSR initiative.

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    Greenpeace Likes Facebook

    Facebook and Greenpeace made international headlines after announcing a new green energy initiative publicized by Ripple.

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    Greenpeace Likes Facebook

    BPA on U.S. Currency

    Ripple generated massive media coverage for this report including hundreds of TV stories and a FRONT PAGE story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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    Communities In Schools

    Ripple teamed up with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris and Communities In Schools on a campaign to raise awareness about why kids drop out of school.

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    Higher Education & Social Change

    Ripple developed story ideas based on IFP’s goals, inspiring alumni, and country priorities.

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    Higher Education & Social Change
  • case study:

    Occupy The Courts

    This day of protest at over 130 Federal courthouses was publicized by Ripple and resulted in thousands of stories educating the public about the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision.

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    Occupy The Courts
  • Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistlebower, Spy:

    The Many Faces of Anonymous

    Ripple was brought on publicize Gabriella Coleman's first-of-its-kind book that Julian Assange called “Easily the best book on Anonymous” and Glenn Greenwald called "Essential Reading."

Why Ripple?

Ripple Strategies is a full-service communications agency that designs and implements media campaigns to accelerate positive social change.

Our proven creative strategies consistently deliver your key messages to your target audiences.

What We Do

We develop media campaigns that force target audiences to pay attention by skillfully applying PR, content and cause marketing strategies. We take advantage of the myriad of tools and platforms available today to raise public awareness, drive engagements and motivate people to take action.

Who We Are

We are a team of communications experts who understand how the media can be used as a tool for social change. We have conceptualized, strategized and executed dozens of high profile campaigns that have led to changes in consumer awareness, corporate behavior and legislation.

Recent Campaigns

BPA in Canned Foods

According to a new report that Ripple released on behalf of six nonprofit organizations, two out of three food cans tested have the toxic chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Kindness is contagious! We found this out first hand when we worked with the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation to promote #RAKWeek which ended up the #1 top trending hashtag on Twitter.

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#GOPdebate Puppets

Ripple teamed up with ProgressNow Colorado to raise awareness around the issue of money in politics at the 2016 GOP debate in Boulder. We paraded 14 foot tall puppets of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio around town.

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Greenpeace Likes Facebook

Ripple announced a collaboration between Greenpeace and Facebook to use renewable energy for datacenters and encourage FB users to save energy and engage communities in clean energy issues.

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Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Ripple was hired by Drug Policy Alliance to ensure that the positive impacts of marijuana legalization in Colorado get into the news. We received coverage in Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC, FOX and more.

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Stanford University's Searsville Dam

Ripple helped two environmental groups publicize a lawsuit related to Stanford University's controversial Searsville dam, and developed strategic messages and timing for the release to maximize buzz in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Higher Education & Social Change

Ripple worked with the Ford Foundation's International Fellowships Program (IFP) -- a $350 million initiative that provided access to higher education for over 4,000 people in 22 countries on their paths to social change.

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Ripple teamed up with over 100 organizations nationwide to demand that Dollar Stores stop selling products with chemicals known to cause cancer, learning disabilities, obesity and other serious illnesses.

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Micro-Lending for Small Businessess

Ripple worked with Accion to raise awareness about their efforts in Colorado, where they have provided loans totaling more than $8.2 million to some 608 small businesses across the state, leading to the creation of over 1,200 jobs.

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Joan Dassin

Executive Director / Ford Foundation IFP

"At a time when media coverage focuses mostly on conflict and violence, Ripple used their contacts effectively to help IFP spread its positive message about linking higher education and social change. Working closely and effectively with our communications teams, Ripple was able to synthesize a lot of information into clear and appealing press materials. They were great collaborators and helped us set and reach achievable goals for press coverage. Working with Ripple Strategies gave a terrific boost to our media outreach and coverage."

John Horning

Executive Director / WildEarth Guardians

"I appreciate all the help and guidance you’ve provided to us. Our organizational profile and the work of our Climate & Energy program are much higher as a result of your engagement. Thank you."

Margie Kelly

Media Relations Director / Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

"Ripple is the best PR firm around! They really helped put the issue of toxic chemicals on the map. Ripple constantly came up with new ideas and creative ways to generate press, while successfully managing the politics of a coalition with nearly 300 groups. They work really hard and don’t stop until they get the results they are looking for."

Ethan Nadelmann

Executive Director / Drug Policy Alliance

"I have known the founders of Ripple Strategies for a long time, and they continue to surprise and impress me with their ability to raise public awareness about important issues."

Andrew Behar

CEO / As You Sow

"Ripple was very easy to work with and coordinated seamlessly with our internal communications staff. They created synergies with us to achieve results far beyond our expectations. Their media strategy complimented our organizational goals and added tremendous momentum to our efforts. We are looking forward to working with them again!"

Jeanne Rizzo

President & CEO / Breast Cancer Fund

"Thank you to Ripple for generating a media blitz about our study on BPA in food packaging. We were thrilled to be on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle and on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Their team skillfully coordinated multiple stakeholders, helped create excellent background materials and reached out to their long-time press contacts. We are so grateful for the amazing work!"

Shana Ortman

former U.S. Coordinator / International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

"Ripple publicized the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Bhopal chemical disaster, which both received massive amounts of national and international media attention. We are so grateful to them for helping us keep this issue in public awareness."

Jeff Gearhart

Research Director / Ecology Center

"Thanks to Ripple Strategies we’ve had over 30 million page views at HealthyStuff.org! They have conducted more than 10 media campaigns on our behalf and each one is more successful than the last."

Saru Jayaraman

Executive Director / Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

"Ripple Strategies was tremendously successful in helping us place stories in prominent media outlets such as the Washington Post, CBS Evening News, and many more. They helped us develop a media strategy and then successfully implemented it, with significant impact!"

Jim Turner

Chairman of the Board / Citizens For Health

"Ripple Strategies provides powerful communications support for our public and consumer interest campaigns. They offer informed dialogue with constituencies and bring a deep personal commitment to the work they promote."

Michael Shellenberger

President / Breakthrough Institute

"Ripple brings passion, hard work, and acumen to everything they do — you want them on your team."

Beverly Thorpe

International Director / Clean Production Action

"Clean Production Action has hired Ripple several times to update our materials and release new reports. They are an energetic and positive addition to our team. We always enjoy working with them and are consistently pleased with their results."

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