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.
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.
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.
The College Board recently changed Advanced Placement (AP) exam registration policies. Instead of students registering in March - just two months before the high-stakes exam in May - they are now requiring November registrations, well before students know whether or not they will be ready.Read More ›
The ocean produces 50% of our oxygen, is the primary source of food for 3.5 billion people, controls global weather patterns and is the planet’s largest ecosystem with tremendous biodiversity. All of this is currently threatened by marine pollution, ocean acidification, unsustainable fishing and habitat destruction.Read More ›
Ripple partnered with Columbia University’s Justice Lab, Van Jones' #CUT50 and the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice to release two new reports looking at probation and parole as key drivers of mass incarceration with minimal benefit to public safety or individual rehabilitation.Read More ›
Ripple was inspired to create more positivity and hope in today’s turbulent world, so we created a global spiritual activism campaign called Breathe 11:11.Read More ›
Ripple had the honor of working with Leesa, an online luxury mattress company that is a true social enterprise. Leesa donates 1 mattress to a homeless shelter for every 10 they sell - and have donated nearly 10,000 mattresses so far!Read More ›
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.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
Joan DassinExecutive 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 HorningExecutive 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 KellyMedia 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 NadelmannExecutive 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 BeharCEO / 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 RizzoPresident & 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 Ortmanformer 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 GearhartResearch 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 JayaramanExecutive 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 TurnerChairman 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 ShellenbergerPresident / Breakthrough Institute
"Ripple brings passion, hard work, and acumen to everything they do — you want them on your team."
Beverly ThorpeInternational 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."